Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

  Here is some crazy-cool, and scary videos...
 Enjoy the videos:
(Viewer Discretion Is Advised)
Mr.White

JY CINEMASHUP - Shine On

Eclectic Method - The Dark Side

Werewolves: No one knows

Ash: A Man of Constant Sorrow


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Ub Iwerks: Animator, Inventor, Creative Mind


  A short biographical film by Adam Osgood, about animation-legend Ub Iwerks: Animator, Inventor, Creative Mind...

  Enjoy the video:

Friday, October 28, 2011

15 Years of Fox Searchlight

  Celebrating 15 Years of Drama, Compassion, Icons, Romance and Challenges...   Some of the best indie films were brought to us by Fox Searchlight.  To celebrate their 15 year anniversary, from editor Kess van Dijkhuizen, here's a quick recap...

  Enjoy the video:

  Some of the movies featured include Juno, The Darjeeling Limited, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Napoleon Dynamite, The Last King of Scotland, Crazy Heart, Sexy Beast, One Hour Photo and Thirteen--- Check out more 15 Years on http://foxsearchlight.com/15years!

Commissioned by and for Fox Searchlight, © 2010.

The films of...

  More from young talented editor Kess van Dijkhuizen, from the Netherlands.  I've previously posed some work from his 'Cinema' series (click here to see post),  now from his new series 'The films of'...  showcasing some of his great cinematic editing with footage from various beloved film makers and films... here is a sample of a few...

  Enjoy the videos:
(WARNING: Some scenes are not appropriate for all ages and contain course language, and/or extreme violence)  
[the films of] Pixar Animation Studios

[the films of] Wes Anderson

[the films of] Guy Ritchie

[the films of] Sofia Coppola

[the films of] David Fincher

[the films of] Danny Boyle


Bonus Feature:
Promo for Cinema 2011
  The Cinema series continues in December, here is a sneak peek

  Enjoy the video:


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Sunday, October 23, 2011

MIAM

  From AKAMA STUDIO an impressively well done promotional video "Imagination feeds imagination"...

  Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
MAKING OF MIAM
  From concept art to completion...

  Enjoy the video:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

POWER POSES... Stop Slouching!



Power Poses
   Good for animation reference as well possibly your own well being...   In this video we take a look at "power poses" and other nonverbal communication or body language,  as Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School discusses how we can actually change feelings we have about our own status through the physical positions we take with our bodies.

  Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
Learn to Speak Body
  Not to take away from the previous video, but just for fun, here is a re-post of a comical look at some samples of 'body language:'
  "Yes, in just a few easy lessons you too can learn to speak body just like humans do."

  Enjoy the video:

Puss In Boots - "You Made The Cat Angry"


  I've got to say I've really enjoyed the Puss in Boots ad campaign so far spoofing some of the most popular commercials in recent years, now here is an actual clip from the movie itself...

  Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
Puss In Boots - "The Cat Haz Swagger"
  Spoofing the Old Spice guy... "Look at your cat.  Now look at Puss In Boots.   Does your cat have Golden Eggs?  We didn't think so."

  "Holy Frijoles!..."

  Enjoy the video:


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson's - The Adventures of Tintin


 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, based on the classic Belgian comic strips by Georges Remi (aka Hergé), directed by Steven Spielberg, and co-produced by Peter Jackson

  Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
Just for fun
The Unofficial Title Sequence for 'The Adventures of Tintin'
  Made by James Curran, this features elements from each of the 24 Tintin books.  Music composed by Ray Parker and Tom Szczeniak. --- Love the simplicity of the style, while still managing to nail all the details of the original artwork... 

  Enjoy the video:

Winnie-the-Pooh

   Many grew up knowing Winnie the Pooh (aka Pooh Bear) and his merry band of friends... Now beloved Winnie the Pooh returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years (available on Blu-ray & DVD)... hand drawn animation fun for the whole family.

   Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
Origins of Winnie the Pooh
    Writer and playwright A.A. Milne said the idea of Pooh came from his son’s teddy bear which was named after a black bear from the London Zoo and a swan named PoohMilne’s stories and poems about Winnie the Pooh are classics.  Ashdown Forest is the place where the real Christopher Robin spent his summer vacations and where the books were written by Milne, and then illustrated by E. H. Shepard.  --- Here is a bit of the history and making of the latest Winnie the Pooh big-screen adventure.

  Enjoy the video:


Harry Colebourn and Winnie, 1914

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Walt: The Man Behind The Myth

  A great find I stumbled across - here is a 2001 documentary... a portrait of a legend...  

Walt - The Man Behind The Myth
   Walt Disney... founder of The Walt Disney Company, family man, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, philanthropist,... he helped shape the face of 20th century entertainment...  

  Commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth (1901), Inspired by daughter Diane Disney Miller, narrated by Dick Van Dyke, featuring never-before-seen footage, interviews with such animation greats as Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Chuck Jones, John Lasseter, and more.  This portrait offers an intimate look at the man... whose legacy continues to inspire... the world.

   Enjoy the video:
  Part 1 of 8: 

  Part 2 of 8:  

  Part 3 of 8:  

  Part 4 of 8:  

  Part 5 of 8:  

  Part 6 of 8:

  Part 7 of 8:

  Part 8 of 8:

Monday, October 17, 2011

A clip from: The Ballad of Nessie

   New animated short film from Disney, directed by Stevie Wermers-Skelton & Kevin Deters, beautifully animated, with art direction evocative of Disney shorts from the 1940s and 50s, the full version version will be made available shortly with the release of the new Winnie the Pooh Blu-ray & DVD.  For now... here is a little taste.

   Enjoy the video:

INKING BY WACOM

  I don't usually promote products, but... Ohhh my!... I think I just found something new to put on my wish list.
   Wacom introduces Inkling, a new digital sketch pen that captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper.

   Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
And here is a bit on the making of the commercial/trailer
Wacom Inkling Trailer - Making Of
  A mixture of different techniques was used to create this trailer. 2D animation and compositing done in Adobe After Effects, footage filmed with a Canon 5D MKII, 3D animation done in Cinema 4D.  Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator was used to edit the sketches and graphics.

  Enjoy the video:



On a side note:  
***This post marks the milestone of Blodgett's Blog's 200th blog post... Ha-zah!!!***

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Everything Is A Remix: THE MATRIX

  A new addendum to Kirby Ferguson’s web series Everything Is A Remix (which I've promoted previously) is up.  This is a slick exploration of subtle and not-so-subtle film and literature references in the film The Matrix.  Some you may know, some you may not.

   Enjoy the video:
(WARNING: Some scenes are not appropriate for all ages and contain violence)  

EDITED BY Robert Grigsby Wilson
PRODUCED BY Kirby Ferguson and Robert Grigsby Wilson
WRITTEN BY Cynthia Closkey
VISUAL EFFECTS BY Blake Loyd
CROWDSOURCED AT erxprod.wordpress.com

Bonus Feature:
Everything is a Remix
- Part #3: The Elements of Creativity
  Put together by writer, director, editor Kirby Ferguson

  Enjoy the video:

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

FedEx - Zombie Outbreak!

  Hollywood zombie mania inspires new commercial spot from FedEx promoting their delivery services.  Created by BBDO Guerrero, directed by Tim Bullock of Prodigy Films.

  Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
FedEx - Behind-the-Scenes: Zombie Outbreak!
  A look behind the scenes and the making of...

  Enjoy the video:

Monday, October 10, 2011

DANIELS: Weetabix 'Dancer'

  New bad-ass commercial for kid's Weetabix Chocolate Spoonsize cereal --- where eating cereal becomes an acid trip dance party, starring Arizona Snow,and... some bears.  From the super team of Daniel Scheinet and Daniel Kwan, a.k.a. DANIELS

 Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
Making Of Weetabix Chocolate Spoonsize 'Dancer'
  A look behind the scenes, showing how teddy bears came to life and more!

  Enjoy the video:

Dir: DANIELS
Agency: BBH London
Prod Co: PrettyBird

Song: "A New World" By Mord Fustang

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“Back to the Start” - Making of

  A stop-motion animated commercial created for The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation


  This may be the most in-depth stop-motion "making of" I've seen.  Tons of great insights into a stop-motion animation work flow and production pipe line, I could see how a number of the techniques mentioned could also be applied to making CG animation as well.  Not to mention a solid, well executed commercial.

 Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
Back to the Start
  Now here is the original commercial:

  Enjoy the video:

  The commercial was created in support of The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, providing funding for sustainable agriculture.  The music track “The Scientist” by c, is available for download on iTunes.

WE MISS YOU


  Maybe it's time to remember an old friend...

Winner! for...
Best European Branded Short - Young Director Award 2011, Cannes
Best European Filmschool - Young Director Award 2011, Cannes
Special Jury Award - Young Director Award 2011, Cannes
Saatchi & Saatchi - New German Directors Showcase 2011, Germany
Caligari Award 2010, Germany 


  Created by Hanna Maria Heidrich, a film student at Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg in Germany, this short film is gorgeous, moving and really well executed.

  Enjoy the video:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

TALKING FUNNY

  Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, and Louis C.K.... four top comedians discuss the business of being funny.
 
  Enjoy the video:
(WARNING: Some scenes are not appropriate for all ages and contain course language) 

Talking Funny by FabioMBarros

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Move, Learn, Eat


  STA Travel Australia sent out 3 mates, Rick Mereki, Tim White and Andrew Less on an amazing  trip around the world.  A 6 week journey of a lifetime crammed into three epic one minute videos: Move, Learn and Eat.

  Enjoy the videos:



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https://twitter.com/#!/statravelAU

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs - R.I.P.

Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005:  How to live before you die
 Here is the video:

Good bye Steve, the world is a better place for having you in it.