Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
So last year in conjunction with YYES I produced an online holiday card for the LA Philharmonic. They asked me to help them again this year and I think we really knocked it out of the park. I managed to get all of this done in a little over a week and a half. I'm really rather happy with the backgrounds that I put together for it, but I can't ignore the cuteness of the daughter penguin. I'm thinking it would be a terrific merchandising opportunity for the LA PHIL wink wink. haha anyways here is the link to the LA PHIL page...
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I don't know if anyone has told you... but American car companies aren't doing so hot. So when you have a car that people may actually both want to, and be able to buy... LET THEM SIT IN IT AT THE AUTO SHOW!!!! And if you don't, then don't be surprised when your section is a ghost town and Chevy has everyone and their mother sitting in Bumblebee (for the record the Autobot Package is only like 300 more dollars... I'd do it even though I'd regret it later) and ogling the Stingray.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Being too cheap/poor to pay for movie channels on our cable I often troll through the Free HD Movies section in our OnDemand. So last night as there was nothing on and all I really wanted to do was play Borderlands but that would bore the wife. [side note: still at the beginning but Borderlands is a lot of fun already] So we checked out all the new flicks in OnDemand. There is a bunch of horror stuff which I'll get to at some point like Hostel 2. Didn't really like Hostel 1, but I do love boobs... sooooo anyways... One of the movies was called The Order of the Black Eagle and was described as such: Hitler is still alive and a British Spy is tasked with traveling to South America to stop Neo Nazi organization from helping is rise.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Pretty amazing stuff getting worked out here, that I will for sure study and make use of in some way. And of course anything Serge related gets my love. I guess this is related to that French biopic coming out about him that I really really hope gets at the least a limited release here.
(via World of Kane)
Saturday, October 31, 2009
oh, and Natalie Morales is a piece as Padme. And I'm pretty sure she's a Star Wars fan as this is what she wore last year, while on Maternity Leave no less!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I still try and pick out shapes from clouds so yesterday as I left my apartment I looked up and saw this doozy.
I'm a sucker for almost all things French when it comes to music, as you'll find out if you keep reading. 10 years ago Air's Moon Safari came out and grabbed me hook line and sinker. I enjoyed some of the ambient/"chill" stuff that was coming out. Living in DC at the time we were flush with the 18th St Lounge Music but too often it was boring and way too clean, too digital (I hesitate to say electronic because there are few things I love more than some straight Synth stuff). Moon Safari was more organic, more natural. And, it drew from the past without sounding "retro".
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
So over at Comic Book Resources via io9 someone posted the menu from one of my all time favorite restaurants MARVEL MANIA. It was like Planet Hollywood or The Hard Rock Cafe, except that all their memorabilia was fictional and had to be made by a prop house. "Oh, you have Keith Richard's guitar? That's cool. WE HAVE THE FUCKING INFINITY GAUNTLET!!!"
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Been playing with some very lo-res sketches of text illustrations, just to work on the process for it. The Cloud City needs a lot of work but I like where it is going I just don't know if I'm going to take it there. I'd need to see if I can make these sorts of things move in AE.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
For those with time on their hands and a keen eye for observation, movie descriptions on your digital cable and OnDemand menus are a source for great amusement. I was flipping through the menus last night and came across this and snapped it for you.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
The man became his own genre, something very few are able to achieve. What else can I say beyond watch anything he touched.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Well done Space Man!!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
I'll preface this by saying that when you are married to a European one of the biggest cultural differences is music. Every so often my special lady will bring up some song that was a signifigant moment in her upbringing, something that was a huge hit in her native Holland, something that I have never heard before. For me Alphaville was a distant memory that I guess gets played at weddings occasionally. For her they were a chart topping powerhouse. I will admittedly chalk some of my ignorance up to the fact that outside of really big pop artists I only listened to the oldies that my parents played, old soul, Beatles, Beach Boys etc... and then slammed head first into Heavy Metal with "Appetite" and a smattering of hip hop and rap with NWA and Black Sheep.
Oh yeah and apparently it's from a film called "Voyage of the Rock Aliens". Which I have also sadly never heard of before today. That's why that poster is up there.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Not like anyone actually reads this blog over that, but whatever... Check out this new (whereever did it come from?!) organization dedicated to Supervillainy!! If I can I'll try and get an interview with their shadowy leader, The Potentate.
www.joinroach.blogspot.com (for constant updates)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
BOOM KAT from Adam Forstadt on Vimeo.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
The island is effectively the land of the gods. It is a place that is possibly the source of their power and that is something that Science, wants to harness. Science may have come in the form of the Dharma Initiative and the Hanso Foundation which seemed to do things on the island in an experimental fashion to control in a scientific way the things that gods in their omnipotence take for granted as in teleportation, time travel, immortality etc etc. I have felt that our main group of people were people who hadn't known they were gods but were being summoned back to the island to possibly defend it from another onslaught of Science, or potentially new gods.
Much of this came from similarities to Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods. I suggest picking that up if you haven't read it. It deals with the concept of gods as tangible beings who's strength and existence depends on the level people believe in them, like Tinkerbell or Candyman. They also don't always realize who they are, weird things happen, certain people of power guide them in mysterious ways, and they often don't die. So much like Lost that I am shocked that it hasn't wound up on their "someone on the show is reading it because it means something, or we just plain like it list" which I attribute to it being too much of a clue. Or I'm just arrogant and looking too much into it.
So I came up with this theory a couple of seasons ago and as things roll on it makes more and more sense. For starters, these people clearly don't die or age. Claire was a big one as well. You think that after vanishing, losing her child, then winding up in a shack with her dead dad who she never really met would have her pretty freaked out, but it seems that she was pretty comfortable and at home almost as if some sense of purpose had been re instilled in her.
Then this season I was watching and had my Richard Alpert/R.A./ Ra flash. I realized that the eyeliner man that I had figured may have been an Egyptian god was clearly like, the Egyptian god Ra. Could Horace Goodspeed be Horus? What about the Black Woman who drugged Michael and also was a nun in Eko's childhood?
I am also wondering if Eloise is "God" and Widmore is "Satan" and they are battling for control over the old gods who now inhabit the island. But not totally sold on that one yet.
I realize at this point I'm beginning to sound like some nut with a manifesto, but I just wanted to throw it out there for you all.