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:…


Netflix Stranger Things

I freely admit to be quite late to the Netflix bandwagon, but now that I am there I am really happy with all the viewing that is to be had, even if the Australian selection is limited. Some of the…


Fate meets TV

I have to say that I am still surprised by the impact one short campaign using the Fate Core rules has had for my thoughts around gaming and narrative in general. We had a good bunch of players,…


Smallville (plus some Vanquish)

The family and I just finished Smallville season 10 and it is worthy of a blog post I feel. I think I will comment briefly on its relationship to our current FATE Core supers game and a few of the…


Game of Thrones

Unlike much of the Aussie population I dont download TV of films and with Game of Thrones not being suitable (at all) for the kids I have been rather behind. I just caught up to the end of season 3…


Caprica CG

Just finished watching Caprica and it was a classy continuation of the Battlestar franchise. The characters, plots and production values were very high and it really drew us into the world of…


mill

The Mill creates some superb VFX work for film, TVC and more and when they bring it together in a showreel I just adore the results. The capability of digital effects to create these remarkable…


Dove Evolution

Watching the Gruen Transfer the other day, they covered the Dove commercials starting with Evolution where we see the compression of hours of make-up and digital editing compressed down to a TVC.…


SGU

Watched the intro episodes of Stargate Universe on the 10 website a few days ago. I thought it was quite a dramatic beginning with some interesting characters and clearly extending the mythology of…


NZ Book Council TVC

Here is a stunning piece of stop-motion advertising by Andersen M Studio for the NZ Book Council. Not only is the physical work something to admire in its detail and class, but the moody effect of…


Editing and The Guild

I havent watched any of The Guild season 3 yet, waiting until we get past our Avril the Yawnosaur submission. Still plenty of editing to go and all the carton effects and audioscape as well = long…


Dr Horrible

After enjoying The Guild, Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was recommended. This short web series comes from the might of Joss Whedon himself and a classy cast of Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and…


The Guild and BoinxTV

Just finished watching The Guild season 2. I think I always controlled my gaming pretty well, but I am sure the show would cut waaay too close to home for lotsa people.I also like it from the…


Charmed Marathon

Family has started from the beginning of Charmed, with the idea of working through all 178 episodes together. We have 4 episodes under our belt already and it is fun for all so long as you check your…


Stop Motion TVC

There is a brand new Target commercial on TV now that employs stop motion and actors to great effect. The "Every Colour You Can Dream" advert was created by PRIDIGY with post by Animal Logic with The…


Ratatouille and Buttons

Watched a few more cool things this weekend as I continue to rest my back. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Blu-Ray, Ratatouille on TV, both supremely awesome. How cool does Brad look even…


Moebius Doco

Just watched a neat documentary "Moebius Redux - A Life in Pictures" on French comic artist Jean Giraud aka Moebius. I am inspired by people like him and the many folk who weave their way through his…