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Blood Trail

Posted in 3D, Entertainment, Film, Inspiration, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2009 by blakejohnson

Holy craziness. I’m not a connosseiur of CG stuff, but I’ve come across a fair amount, and this is without a doubt the most brutal, visceral, gory, violent piece I’ve ever seen. That said, I quite enjoyed the article and the fact that someone without prior experience was able to push the envelope so fully. Good inspiration.

Link: Leaving A CG Blood Trail

Death Star vs. The Enterprise

Posted in 3D, Entertainment, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2009 by blakejohnson

I’m a regular Geekologie/Iwatchstuff/Superficial reader, and today on Geekologie I find this… in the wake of the recent Star Trek movie someone made a short viral-looking piece where we see a bunch of the Imperial military machinery and the Enterprise sort of weirdly hovering off in the distance over the ocean near San Fransisco (if you look closely, when the camera pans you can see it swing past the Golden Gate Bridge). The effects are actually pretty well done. The only thing I have a problem with is the Enterprise just looks a little weird, maybe it’s too bright or something, but it doesn’t fit right in the scene. The Death Star laser I like, but the other Imperial elements that are definitely CG (namely the walkers) are to bright, in my opinion, and don’t seem to fit into the scene too well. Anyway…be your own judge and click thru the jump for the video.

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3D M├ętrages Awards

Posted in 3D, Art, Reviews, Video on December 26, 2006 by blakejohnson

My friend at school found this site and showed me the video “Delivery” and I was so awed that I had to find the site myself. I emailed the link to myself from school and downloaded all the videos on that page at home and watched them all. They are very, very well done. My favorite is “Delivery” or “In The Rough.” I love “Delivery” for the whole thing, and I love the way “In The Rough” was done, it looks like everything is miniature, but you get the impression that it’s all the same size as you would be in that forest, but somehow it doesn’t really seem like it would be. I think they did a really good job on both of them. “Rockfish” was very good too, probably the most realistic, looks-wise of all of them, and Nox was cool just because of the sequence of monster sizes (you’ll know what I mean once you watch the video), and because of the little twist at the end (again, you’ll know when you watch it). I like the content also for all of them, the very-relevant-to-everyday-life relationship troubles of “In The Rough,” the global topic of “Delivery,” the friendship of “Rockfish,” and the simple thrill of racing-against-time in “Nox.” I love lots of 3D work in general, but these, coupled with their subject matter of each film, take the cake for the (soon-to-end) year. I don’t know what the site says or is about specifically, since it’s in French and I can’t read French, but the videos accompanying it are deserving of an international audience, in my opinion. Maybe I think higher of things I like than I should, and maybe someone will come along to shoot down my awe with some comment about another film being better than any of these, but I still love these short films, and I will still watch them again and again, showing them to friends and family. I would highly recommend watching all of these videos, and even perusing the site for more. I’ve not had the chance to do that yet, but I will as soon as possible, after my life’s chores are done and out of the way. Speaking of which…