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Pacific Rim Making Of Video

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I’m really excited about the new Guillermo Del Toro film:  Pacific Rim.  I’ve been a big fan of Del Toro’s films since Pan’s Labyrinth and it was great to have a couple meetings with him for a potential project a few years back.  He has always has a great eye for effects and he’s at the forefront of making films international.

 

PACIFIC RIM

 

This one has a great international, multi-cultural ensemble cast!  This summer is showing that A-list actor’s don’t open summer tent-pole films any more.  I hope this one does well in China…

Here’s a link to the very cool Pacific Rim making of video.

 

 

10 Ways Steven Spielberg Has Made the World a Better Place

This has been a big year for Steven Spielberg — he’s launched two TV shows, including last night’s Terra Nova, and produced countless movies. The Spielberg tribute Super-8 was a surprise hit, and it’s become fashionable for other film-makers to claim they’re paying tribute to early Spielberg. Still ahead this year: the huge motion-capture reinvention ofTintin, the Belgian adventure comic… <read the full story here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Spielberg is a legend…  When it comes to high spectacle story telling, he’s probably done more than anyone.  This is just a nice little kudo list of accomplishments that he’s not usually recognized for, so I thought it interesting and deserving.  Here’s a quick look at the list of ten, the article has full descriptions.  I’m counting at least 5 on the list as truly innovative, and having to drive Hight Concept / High Spectacle films.  So it’s no wonder we’re fans!

10 ) Being an early adopter and innovator of CGI

9 ) Keeping science fiction alive on TV

8 ) Taking on tough adaptations/re-imaginings, and making them happen

7 ) Showing that video games could be a viable storytelling tool.

6 ) Preserving and shaping the memory of World War II

5 ) Co-founding a successful new studio, and helping bring back animated films

4 ) Bringing back the Saturday morning serial

3 ) Helping to make robot uprising the new zombie apocalypse

2 ) Bringing back our sense of wonder

1 ) Helping to create the idea of the movie “blockbuster.”

Director Shawn Levy Talks ‘Real Steel 2,’ ‘Frankenstein,’ & Carlton Cuse

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‘Real Steel’ director Shawn Levy provides a thorough breakdown of a potential storyline for ‘Real Steel 2,’ updates on ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Fantastic Voyage’ as well as the mystery surrounding his next film with Hugh Jackman…  <read the full article here> @ <http://screenrant.com/>

I’m not the hugest fan of Levy, but he’s got some great stuff coming up.  This is a decent interview as well about his upcoming film “Real Steel” that I’m excited to see.  The cg looks great so far, and the concept is right in our wheelhouse.  Rocky with Robots.  Come on, easy sell right?  I recon it’s gonna be a fun film!  Hopefully the kinda film that kids see and will remember when they grow up…

Ohhhh, and how cool is it that Sugar Ray Leonard is the fight coordinator!  That brings back some memories.  Wide world of sports, Saturday afternoon, Howard Cosell…

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!

 

himatio: andrea petrachi

 

 

Andrea Petrachi a.k.a. Himatic creates cyber sculptures from things most of people simply throw away.  His work is based on the assembly of everyday items,  discarded electronics, gadgets and toys.  <see all the images and find out more here>

debating human enhancement

Where do you stand on the subject of human enhancement? If recent cultural trends in things like musicmovies, and video gamesare any indication, it’s a subject that’s been picking at society’s collective conscience quite a bit as of late…  <read the full story here> @ <http://io9.com/>

I agree, this subject is coming up a lot lately.  Not to mention I love it, and we’re developing a couple ideas right in this wheelhouse…

 

 

welcome to our world of imagination

Imaginary Friends Studios was founded by friends, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, one of the top artists on Deviantart.com with close to 6 million page; Kendrick “Kunkka” Lim, a game designer who worked previously at a Tokyo-based game studio; and Kai “Ukitakumuki” Lim, who at 19 had already art directed two major game mods for Half-Life 2 including Hull Breach and Nuclear Dawn.

Imaginary is much more than a concept art, comics and illustration studio. With its “By-artists-for-artists” mantra and its small but ever-increasing cult-like online fan following, Imaginary truly represents a next-gen creative approach to the creative business by hot-housing its established and fresh new talents, delivering creative services and content to a global audience.  <read all about them, and check out their work here>

Wow, really cool vibe.  Bit of a collective of concept artists… definitely have to hook up with them!

the art of shichigoro

I’m painting.
Graduated from Tama Art
University (Department of
Painting, Oil Painting Course)
in Tokyo…

<see all of shichigoro’s work here>

Love it!

artist to check out

The online portfolio of Chris Newman…  <see his full portfolio and find out more about him here>

Great style, and a thoroughly original take on human-droid design… love it.

 

ultra-realistic futurama replicas creep us the hell out

Sometimes we forget that the awesome animated series Futurama is a collection of lobster aliens and cyclops women… <see images and read full story here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Go check these out, there’s some really good sculpting/character work there.  Well done!