Off the Farm: The Story of Idaho Bob

People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
F*ck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.

—Banksy AKA “not Paul Horner”

Why is this video so crazy? Ah, produced by Tekashi Murakami and directed by Fantasita Utamaro

This is where I am headed. Not tomorrow, doubtfully the next, but it is where you will find me. 

This is where I am headed. Not tomorrow, doubtfully the next, but it is where you will find me. 

ARRI Finally Gets a 4K Camera: New Update for the AMIRA Enables UHD Internally

"The ALEXA has looked so good up to this point because ARRI has focused on giving better pixels, rather than just more pixels, and they’ve been downsampling quite a bit for even their 2.8K RAW mode, which gives sharper and cleaner images in the end."

JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL presents Jude Law in ‘The Gentleman’s Wager’

I had the opportunity to attend and shoot the 1st Transition Conference in NYC earlier this year. Bit of delayed satisfaction as I missed seeing the video when it came out but the team did a great job putting it together.

Knowing the artists aside, this is one of the most amazing works of animation I have ever seen. Everything is hand made, hand done, in-camera. It’s incredible technically but what makes me so excited for Plush is the style and story that Nick D. brings to the table. I’ve read a preview of the script and it’s a raw mix of beautiful and haunting.

If you love film noir, if you love animation, if you love puppetry at it’s finest then you should definitely support and watch the progress of Plush because I think it is going to be a film that makes waves in more than the animation world. 

From the Kickstarter:

What is Plush? Plush is stop animation at it’s rawest, purest and most uncut! It’s a mix up of Greek mask drama, German expressionism, and American folk art.  You’ll hear the words of a crime novel set to the rhythm of a nursery rhyme and all in the tune of an out of tune jazz trio.  Plush’s bare bones production lets no camera tricks, digital deceptions or over glossed images get in the way of the characters and their stories.  Will Lilly make it out of the city? Can Doyle win her heart?  Does Teddy forgive his brother? Or, will all be crushed by the grip of a big pink bunny? All this and more will fill this peep show freak show. Be thrilled, be chilled, BEWARE!

No one can capture the nuances of film artistry like Jaume R. Lloret.

Wes Anderson // Vehicles



John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here:

All gifs were made from this video:

(via ronenreblogs)

Studying color? Study Pixar.

2014 AFS Grant Recipients - Austin Film Society

To everyone who has supported NAKOM in this last year. Our amazing team has been awarded a 2014 Austin Film Society grant to further the continuing progress of editing of the film. It’s a great feeling to see such a prestigious body recognize this film’s potential.