Thursday, January 14, 2010


I stocked up on pie and cookies and holiday candy a plenty and seem to have settled down for a long winters nap. Been fiddling about with the Genie & the Trashman but with little urge to complete anything.  If I get an ounce more motivated I might have that little short out in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime I swear I will try to get a screenie or two out.  Monsters of the Atomic Age is festering about in my head as well.  I'm starting to get back into the motivated column and I have many of the sets just about ready, though the costumes remain a work in progress.

On the Iclone front Im digging Pauly's line of free Iclone characters and three of the better Iclone productions I've seen lately;  AT's Voyages of the Sojourner (a very strong 3rd act much like At's Expedition),  Raven2Angel's Echoes (check out that windswept apocalyptic exterior set) and AllPoint's "Who Am I: 2012" (so much work and effort is made to seem so effortless).  Yarmond has recently released his foul mouthed and nicely written MovieStorm flick, Jolly Old Saint Dick that has some great vivid characters and the J-Hard Christmas album commercial enclosed within like a belated xmas gift.

Otherwise, I've been reading The 5 C's of Cinematography which is a good source of thought on how to film.  Its dry but informative and has me attempting to think of scenes sequentially in terms of camerawork.  Also really enjoying this list of online tutorials for film and video production amassed by Mike Jones.  My fave so far is the 4 minute film school classes that includes material such as Drawless Animation (very cool segment).

Also finished up the graphic novel Luna Park which is visually something to behold but the story went somewhere I would not have expected.   Lets see, penniless, down on his luck, Russian soldier moves to America, lives in Coney Island and is an enforcer for a small time gangster.  Sound like any video game you've played lately?  And yet, its not that story at all.  While its no Asterios Polyp, its worth the time and money for the images alone.  I still haven't decided what I think of the story. 

So thats it, I guess I'm busier than I realized.  

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