Star Warsy Goodness

Yay, it's May the Fourth again and I am really loving being a Star Wars fan/nerd right now. It is certainly a rich time for the franchise across a whole range of media - so why don’t we take stock:…


Batman Cartoon and a Movie

I am not sure why I drew this, it just sort of fell into existence while I was doodling on my machine. So I neatened it up a little and made it into a little cartoon of sorts. So here is a squat…


Mad Max

I really loved Mad Max Fury Road in the cinema and while it was still fun at home on BluRay it lacked some of the grandeur of the giant screen. What a fascinating film it is, such a simple plot that…


It Awakens

It is time to get this blog back up off its backside, so maybe a good way start is to take the easy way and craft an entire little post here around the sheer joy that can be had from watching the…


Construct realtime CG

James Cameron is the most famous champion for providing a way to shoot mocap actors with a virtual camera. Below you can see Kevin Margo working with the latest version of this sort of technology…


3D IMAX Supersand the VFX

Over the last few weeks I was treated by two of the latest Marvel film blockbusters in the form of Captain America: the Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man: Rise of Electro. I was inspired…


The Ninja Turtles & Comic Films

I have hugely fond memories of the original Eastman and Laird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic, the roleplaying game and several of the TV and film adaptations that have come so far. Well we now…


Fantasy and media

When I started drafting this post it was a look at the different media (film, tv, comic, novel) and how the high fantasy setting is represented (or not) in these forms. I was looking at the exemplars…


Kung Fury and Trailer Thoughts

The lunch conversation turned to trailers the other day, not wonky 2 wheeler rusting steel things people use to move around bits of old engines but movie and game trailers. They continue to grow as…


Into Darkness

Yesterday we headed into the darkness armed with our 3D glasses and tickets to the Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX screening of Star Trek Into Darkness. Because I love to have cool films on…


Amazing Spider-Man

Finally got to see the Amazing Spider-Man (on Blu-Ray) and it was a real treat. There was a beautiful balance of comedy and the serious heroics/message. Some of the sequences were pure joy to behold,…


The Hobbit

Peter Jackson and the crew crafted some of the greatest films of all time in his treatment of the Lord of the Rings, bringing Tolkien's tale and world to life for us all. So with the decision to make…


Filmographies

As we near the end of 2012 that means we get another stirring Filmography video from Gen Ip. She has crafted another superb compilation video that elevates all the films within to a higher level…


Unity, Butterflies and Moths

The shiny new Unity 4 engine is poised to be released and we have the first demo of the new capabilities in the form of The Butterfly Effect short film. Passion Pictures have teamed up with Unity to…


The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The simply splendid work of the Aardman stop motion gang continues with their latest epic The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Watching on DVD today is a pretty jaw dropping, trying to imagine just how they…


Movie Trailerthon

Time to pile on the movie trailers, bask in all the intensity and the craft of distilling a film down to something that draws us in, inspires our imagination and gets us wanting more. The scores, the…


The Lorax

One of my favourite movies is the stunning realisation of the imagined worlds of Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who. So when the Despicable Me gang took on The Lorax - we were destined to have something…


The Hunger Games

Family just sat down to The Hunger Games (bluray) and lots of fun was had by all in this interesting tale that has some depth that floats along behind the action of the main story. The books no doubt…


A Fox Tail

I love being impressed by the work that comes from student projects and A Fox Tail is a beautiful example of a small team coming together to show off their new skills in a digital short film format.…


The Dark Knight Rises

After spending the day at the Adobe CS6 Roadshow on July 26th at Darling Harbour I took the opportunity to head in and see the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. I hope there…