Thursday, November 29, 2012

LINCOLN directed by Steven Spielberg

A great american movie, Lincoln directed by Steven Spilberg has arrived to Puerto Rico. Here the trailer and a great featurette about the making of of the sound design for the film by Ben Burtt.

Another featurete, Lincoln an American Journey. The making of of the film:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Hobbit Production Report #9

One of the most anticipated movies of the year, The Hobbit is almost ready to hit theaters all over the world. While final postproduction takes place in Australia this great behind the scenes production reports gave us an idea of how huge the project of making a movie such as this is. This videos are great pieces of education and inspiration.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chronotomo: Otomo Katsuhiro Chronology

It was a long time that I wanted to do a project with a big timeline of Katsuhiro Otomo's works. It has always mezemrize me the amount of work this artist has. I want to compile all the publications, the reprints and first apearances of every Otomo piece of art in japan and all over the word. This is going to take a lot of time but I think to do it slowly with no pressure. Now that facebook has a pretty useful interface in witch you can add an event an located in a certain date everything is going to be much easyer. And above all thanks to great people that in the past have been compiling of Otomo's work like the japanese languague site Apple Paradise and the french Otomo Free .I hope to build a good reference in english for everyone interested in Katsuhiro Otomo's work. Here the link to facebook

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

FLIGHT directed by Robert Zemeckis

It's been 12 years since last real action film directed by Robert Zemeckis  who has been mostly focused on stop motion projects such as The Polar Express, A Christmas Carol and Beowulf in the last decade. It's always nice to see him back in front of real action features. I hope Flight featuring Denzel Washington is the first one in a long list of future projects he has. For what I have seen in the screen he is more than in shape to offer us the audiences the kind of quality movies he did in the 80's and the 90's. Classics such a s Back To The Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Forrest Gump and Cast Away are on my all time favorite movies. Stay hungry, stay foolish Robert Zemeckis. We are thirsty to listen to your stories. Here the trailer.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Behind the Scenes with Jim Henson

I always think to myself if nowadays that almost everything animated is created with a computer, the work of the people working in the industry is becoming more and more boring and tedious. Even the final results can be as good as before or in technical ways even better thanks to the advances in software and computers capabilities. It's always great to look back and see the guys from the past working and having fun  while they create works that will go beyond time, technology and culture. 
Those creations have so much love and passion in them that make them uncomparable to anything created for nowadays young audiences. Jim Henson's works definitively played in another league, a mayor league where children and adults could seat in front of a TV and enjoy the show together. Shows where little details, background concepts and multiple lectures merge in small TV art pieces that will remind with us forever. We have to remember that George Lucas and Star wars started that way too but along the years they have evolved in to the new technologies and the new ways of doing things digitaly, something that is natural I guess, and in the same way helps us realize  that there is still people around making the things the way they always did, and with this I don't mean in a traditional  old fashion way or moved by nostalgia of the old days, I mean in the most entertaining and funny way, laughing and having fun while working together. I experience for sure far more pleasant than seating in a cubicle in front of a screen, discussing what's fun and what's not with another technician.
I believe that we will never forget the way of doing things this way, I I hope  audiences will realize soner or later that there are ways and ways of doing things and that the quality of creations goes beyond the quality of the image, the visually stunning camera moves and whatever new fancy technology introductions, and resides on more terrestrial things. We are humans after all and even in the deep of our soul every one of us knows that there are ways to make things in the boring way and in the funny way, sometimes we seem to forget that  fact and then the result of whatever we do start to be of a lower human quality, more boring, less fun and more machine kind of quality, a kind of McDonald-ized quality. Jim Henson and the company and works he created are one of the best legacy of 20th century TV and cinema entertainment industry and for sure they will continue remembering us forever that work and life can be lived with joy.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Steve Wozniak at TEDx

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talking about computers, education and other things.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

5 Killer Canon Lenses by SMAPP

There are so many lenses out there that sometimes you figure out which ones would be better for me. Here a list of some that the guys from SMAPP have chosen to shoot video with Canon DSLR cameras. 

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Canon 1.4x EF Extender III
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Friday, November 09, 2012

Jurasic Park back in the big Screen

Steven Spielberg's epic Jurasic Park is coming back to theaters digitally restored and in 3D just to commemorate the films 20th anniversary. The release date is April 5, 2013 while the trailer and the poser have been released this week. Take a look at them here. The ticket will be worth the money if it's only to listen again to John Williams glorious soundtrack. 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

BOOK - WordPress All-in-one for Dummies

Every time I have a good idea that I want to develop, the hardest part is to find people that complement the project and go make it. Every time I start a technology related project I thought on my brother as a partner as he knows so much about everything Internet related but as we are always far away from each other and he is always busy with work, the projects almost die before they start. So then I seat bacck and it seem I will need to learn myself everything I need to learb so that I can be able to develop my project. Even I know that to achieve greatness on whatever you do you have to be focus on something precise, I found that this is harder and harder every time, as ther eis always new stuff to learn. If you want to draw you have to deal with new digital techniques, if you want to make a film the same but with even more degrees of complexity and if you want to make a web project...well...I am going to start reading this book: WordPress All-in-one for Dummies. WordPress seams a pretty powerful tool for  development interesting web content. I hope not  die trying.

WordPress All-in-One For Dummies 
Lisa Sabin-Wilson
912 pages / English
Publisher: For Dummies
1 edition (April 19, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0470877014
ISBN-13: 978-0470877012

Available on Amazon
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