I’m lining up for this bad boy! Can not wait for this film to come out!
Andy and Lana Wachowski have been busy working on Cloud Atlas, a film that spans the globe in it’s narrative, and in the way it was independently financed. Even though the siblings brought in $1.5B in revenue through their Matrix trilogy, this $100m project was seen as too risky for a single studio to back. Will WB rue that decision? Time will tell…
Halle Berry takes direction from Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) in Glasgow earlier this year.
Nature’s beauty can be easily missed, but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.
TED Talks Plenty of robots can fly — but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings. A soaring demo fresh from TEDGlobal 2011
See the talk and others at TED here
I love human ingenuity! How clever are we…. 450 grams?! So simple. Unfortunately it’s only a matter of time before the military get their hands on it and find some way of using the tech to deploy incendiary devices across enemy lines. No! Lets dare to dream of better applications. How about we augment the head with a camera and biomimic chicken head image stabilization to one up the brilliant work of BBC’s Life of Birds?
My work dwells in a netherworld between urban fine art and contemporary graphics, A collision of real and digital media it is primarily illustration based with a firm foundation in drawing, I focus mainly on the human form particularly the face, interweaving elements from the animal kingdom often reflecting the absurdity of human nature… <see more artwork here> @ <http://www.behance.net/>
This work is great… lots of emotion in the faces and really pushed with the style. It would be great for concept drawings for a film. Definitely check out the full gallery at the bottom of the link.
Horror doesn’t just have to be about scary monsters and their victims — some of our favorite horror stories include awesome monster-slayers, who are on a mission to wipe out everything slimy or toothy. Here are horror’s 10 greatest heroes… <See the full top ten list here> @ <http://io9.com/>
Great list for us especially since we’re working on Rangda, and we have a great heroine in the same vein as Ripley.
Several sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films worth watching made their world, North America, U.S. and/or regional premiere at this year’s Fantastic Fest. The largest genre film festival in the U.S., Fantastic Fest features horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world.
In years past There Will Be Blood, Apocalypto, City Of Ember, Zombieland, Gentlemen Broncos andTimecrimes all premiered there.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do…” – steve jobs
“Toy Story,” for example, took four years to make while Pixar struggled, yet Mr. Jobs never let up on his colleagues. “‘You need a lot more than vision — you need a stubbornness, tenacity, belief and patience to stay the course,” said Edwin Catmull, a computer scientist and a co-founder of Pixar. “In Steve’s case, he pushes right to the edge, to try to make the next big step forward.”
If he had a motto, it may have come from “The Whole Earth Catalog,” which he said had deeply influenced him as a young man. The book, he said in his commencement address at Stanford in 2005, ends with the admonition “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”
“I have always wished that for myself,” he said.
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” ~Steve Jobs
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life… have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs
Pres. Obama: There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than fact that much of world learned of his passing on a device he invented.
My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.
When Brad Pitt tells Eric Bana in the 2004 film Troy that “there are no pacts between lions and men,” he is not reciting a clever line from the pen of a Hollywood screenwriter. He is speaking Achilles’ words in English as Homer wrote them in Greek more than 2,000 years ago in the Iliad. The tale of the Trojan War has captivated generations of audiences while evolving from its origins as an oral epic to written versions and, finally, to several film adaptations. The power of this story to transcend time, language and culture is clear even today, evidenced by Troy’s robust success around the world… <read the full article here> @ <http://www.scientificamerican.com/>
I’m geeking out on this one, so interesting the idea of a drive for story… As a storyteller it makes so much sense. Great read for anyone creative, or who likes creative products… oh everyone!