Sunday, August 31, 2014

LASSETER-SAN ARIGATAŌ (ラセターさん、ありがとう)



Bi ordu eta erdi irauten duen dokumental honek SEN TO CHIHIRO NO KAMIKAKUSHI filmea ameriketan estreinatzear zegoela Hayao Miyazakik bertara egindako bidaia kontazen digu. PIXAR-en sortzaile den John Lasseterri eskainitako esker guttun bat da bideo hau, izan ere 1987az geroztik handitzen joan den bien arteko adiskidetasunari esker Disney, studio Ghibliren filmak ameriketan banatzeko akordio batera iritsi zen.

Badira hamar urte pasa Studio Ghibli-k DVD hau kaleratu zuela (2003-XI-19) baina gaur arte ez dut ikusteko aukerarik izan.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hayao Miyazaki's Watercolor tips




My recommendation. Transparent watercolor is good.

"transparent watercolor has a strong habit", "do not paint stickily and paint after wiping the extra paint and water off", "paint thinly the bright part",

"had better not use white", "paint other color after under color has dried",

"let's mix the color and use it."

1. Light the wool which protrudes on a new painting brush.
2. Anything is fine for a water vessel.
3. A retractable knife is enough for the pencil sharpener.
4. One 2B pencil is enough for the pencil.
5. Divide the palette into seven zones: Bright, Dark, Black, Green 1, Green 2, Blue 2, Blue 1.
6. Do not use the eraser.
7. Do not draw a guideline for a picture.

"these painting materials are enough for a 2-week trip and preparations for a movie."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hard drives in 1980



In 1980 a 10 MB hard drive would cost you adjusted for inflation $9,829. Thats $983 per MB. Today with that money you can buy 96 hard drives with a store capacity of 3TB each. Making a total of 288 million MB storage capacity with a cost per MB of $0.000034. If the price per MB had been maintained for the last 34 years, todays 3TB hard drives would cost one billion dollars. That's the price of two Airbus A380 planes or the Chicago Cubs franchise.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Yume to kyōki no ōkoku (夢と狂気の王国)



Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿) eta Studio Ghibli-ren Kaze no Tachinu (風立ちぬ) animazio filmaren hiru urte luzeko kreazio prozezuaren barrren-barrenera darama ikusentzulea Mami Sunada-k zuzenduriko Yume to kyōki no ōkoku (夢と狂気の王国) dokumentalak. Aurretik ere Miyazakiren filmeen inguruko erreportaia eta dokumental anitz badauden arren, azken honetan bereziki Miyazakirren izaera eta eguneroko bizitza dira protagonista. Filmaren inguruko gorabehera teknikoak eta kreatiboak ez dira falta ordea, izan ere Miyazakik azken 50 urteetan beste inon baino denbora gehiago igaro du animazio mahaiaren atzean.

2013ko uztailaren 20an estreinatu zen Kaze Tachinu japonian eta handik gutxira, Hayao Miyazaki-k orduan 72 urte zituela, animazio mundutik erretiratu eta Isao Takahata-rekin batera sortutako Studio Ghibli-ren animazio departamentua utziko zuela jakinarazi zuen prentsaurreko baten bidez. Ordutik Ghibli Museum eta beste proiektu batzuetan omen dabil buru-belarri.

Yume to kyōki no ōkoku (夢と狂気の王国) 'THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS', 2013ko azaroaren 16an estreinatu zen Japoniako zine aretoetan eta aurtengo maiatzaren 21ean kaleratu da Blu-ray eta DVD formatuetan Japonian, japoniarrez noski baina zorionez azpitituluak ingelesez baditu.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time by Tony Zhou




Tony Zhou is developing remarkable video analysis of the way film directors think and work. His last addition focuses in the animation works of Satoshi Kon. An excellent piece to appreciate the artistry of this Japanese director that sadly passed away a few years ago at the age of 46.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Indie Game: The Movie



I have just seen on Netflix Indie Game: The Movie a 2012 released documentary directed by Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky that follows the trajectories of various indie game developers in their way to publishing their videogames.

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