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robot nominated to carry Olympic flame

robo.JPG Scientists at Aberystwyth University have nominated a humanoid robot to carry the Olympic Flame as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay… <read the full article here>

Bring it on!

 

could star wars happen today?

The original Star Wars was a miracle of seat-of-the-pants film-making that captured the world’s imagination and boosted science fiction to new popularity.

But could something like Star Wars even get made today? There’s plenty of reason to doubt it… <read the full article here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Not only could it… but VisPop is gonna be the ones to do it!

14 behind the scenes photos

 

Filmmaking pre CGI was quite a different endeavor—one that often required giant sets and miniatures and old-school rigged effects. Think you know Hollywood productions? Let’s see how many of these classics you can name in the comments below! <see all the images here> @ <http://www.mentalfloss.com/>

Love it, and even though we’re vfx guys it’s still all about getting whatever you can in camera.  This is a testimate to ingenuity.

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION TO MAKE FILMS FOR CHINESE MARKET

In an apparent effort to counteract Chinese policies that permit no more than 20 foreign-made films from being screened on the mainland annually, DreamWorks Animation is considering the possibility of developing a production studio in Shanghai… <read the full story here> @ <http://www.studiobriefing.net/>

This is really interesting…

 

 

the sword identity trailer

The Sword Identity is a new upcoming martial arts movie which is written by the person who brought us Wong Kar-wai’s forthcoming feature “The Grand Masters” Xu Haofeng.

The movie is Set during the Ming dynasty, which is always a great watch and is about Japanese pirates invading China, so one man stands up and fights against them using a weapon by the famous General Qi’s regiment…. <see other trailers and read about the film here>

Wicked!! Go the WuXia…  can’t wait to check it out.

spielberg & harrison ford talk ‘Indiana Jones 5′, CGI & more

 the seven wonders like indiana jones abc

Last night at at a theatre in downtown Los Angeles (sprinkled with the likes of Damon Lindelof and Simon Pegg) the LA Times Hero Complex hosted a thirtieth anniversary screening of director Steven Spielberg’s beloved homage to the adventure serials of the 1930s – Raiders of the Lost Ark<read the full story here> @ <http://screenrant.com/>

Ohhhhh man… talk about Spectacle, and recognizable character that’s become part of culture!  Indy and the film-makaers are a benchmark for us at vispop!

the future according to films

The Future According To Films - INFOGRAPHIC My first attempt at an infographic, to show a timeline of what films would have us believe is going to happen in the future

<see full size image here>

asiagraph 2011 tokyo

ASIAGRAPH is a joint event of science, art and exhibition where Asian researchers and creators active on the front line globally gather together, present most advanced technology and exhibit their works in order to further develop the Asian diverse and unique cultures and the Asian excellent and unique digital content created through combination of art and technology.  <see full webpage here>

Never been to asiagraph, maybe one year coming up.

dancing with the stuntman

Stunt Poetry from Rishi Kaneria on Vimeo.

The moves of Dante Ha are usually accompanied by explosions or music sure to get the heart racing in films such as The Dark Knight Rises and X-Men: First Class…  <see full story here> @ <http://holykaw.alltop.com/>

which director should you watch?

<see the full story here> @ <http://holykaw.alltop.com/>

Clever!