Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Love Adele Live










I have so much respect for this woman.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Randy Pausch's Last Lecture



Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.

For more on Randy, visit: http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture

Learn how to support the Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge, visit: http://www.cmu.edu/homepage/images/extras/emails/pausch/pausch_bridge.html

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ladies' Night

This one goes out to all my lady loves,

Adele, with a voice as deep as her soul




Jessie J, vocal contortionist




Amy Winehouse, they tried to make you go to rehab and instead you went and won a Grammy




Sara Bareilles, you can be the king of my anything




Kate Beaton, Hark! A Vagrant



Jillian Tamaki, Supermutant Academy



Katie Shanahan, Shrub Monkeys



Yuko Ota, Johnny Wander

Chaplin Google



starring my good friends, Jen Hom & Sophia Foster-Dimino!

Rain Town



In this town, since who knows when, rain has never stopped.
Residents moved out to suburbs and high ground around
"rain town."
People's memories are now deeply submerged.
But into this forgotten rainy town
sometimes, someone wanders.

Graduation film from Kyoto Seika University.

http://d.hatena.ne.jp/Tete/

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Komaneko



Komaneko by Tsuneo Goda, who also directs Domo

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hey Boy

heard this tune playing in Starbucks while I was lining up for my morning coffee before work. I dig these beats



"Hey Boy" by Rosal

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Insight

"I've Got You Dumb Motherfuckers Eating Right Out Of My Hand"

BY JOHN LASSETER
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, PIXAR
FEBRUARY 1, 2011 | ISSUE 47•05

When we released the first Toy Story movie back in 1995, my colleagues and I were nervous about the response from critics and audiences. Sure, we knew we had crafted a brilliant, earnest film that intelligently explored the human condition—a story that resonated with both children and adults alike—but we didn't know for sure if moviegoers would come out in big numbers or not. Well, fast-forward 15 years, 11 movies, and $6 billion later, and I can tell you with full confidence that I've got you stupid fucking sons of bitches exactly where I want you.

I mean, Jesus Christ, we've got you dummies eating up this works-of-cinematic-beauty shit like your miserable little lives depended on it.

Yes, after the success of our first few movies we had a hunch you'd continue to enjoy the wonderfully designed animation and our smart, lyrical writing, but I didn't think we'd create a horde of drooling morons ready to drop everything just to watch a fucking rat cook dinner. Time and time again, though, there you chumps are, lined up around the block with your stupid little kids, eager to have your stupid little hearts filled with whimsy.

Admit it: You numb-nuts are addicted to our genuine, three-dimensional characters. And you just can't get enough of our ability to make an idiot robot that can barely even talk feel relatable. It's okay to say you love it.

It's truly pathetic, but it's okay.

Let me share a little anecdote with you. Three years ago, I was watching an early edit of the movie Up, and I swear to God I only had to watch five minutes of the thing before I turned to Andrew Stanton and said, "Boy, the sheep are gonna flock to this." And I said this while that old fart's house was still on the ground. Up had everything you nimrods have come to expect from Pixar: an endearing main character, that follow-your-dreams bullshit, and that razor-sharp humor garbage we can basically barf out anytime we need a hefty payday.

Admittedly, not everything in that movie was perfect. Were the talking dogs a cheap gag? Absolutely. Did it matter? No way. We're fucking Pixar! We've built enough credibility that we don't have to worry about talking dogs ruining a movie, because we own the audience, we own the critics, and when we say "Jump," the jack-offs who give out Academy Awards say, "How high? Best Picture high enough?"

Come to think of it, you're like a bunch of talking dogs that rush to their water bowls every time we refill it with timeless narratives and indelible characters, aren't you? Here, boy! Sit. Stay. Roll over. Feel more of an emotional connection with a cartoon fish than anything else in your own empty life. Good boy. Good.

Pixar is bulletproof, assholes. We can put out any old piece of shit that perfectly examines universal themes of love and friendship and just walk away with record box-office numbers. In fact, I think I'll have my award-winning design team get cracking on an anthropomorphic piece of shit right now. Yes. Shit. I'm talking actual human feces here, folks. We'll give it eyes and limbs, and—I don't know—call it Danny Caca. Brad Bird can make a story about how it got lost on its way to the sewage treatment facility. Its best friends are a used sewage-logged tampon and a hypodermic needle. Then we'll just sit back and watch the receipts come in.

Yeah, it'll have heart and depth, but still, it's going to be a talking piece of shit. Kids won't flush for years because of it.

So here's what we got coming out soon: Cars 2, Brave (I actually have no clue what that is, but I'm sure our little toady at The New York Times A.O. Scott will say it fits perfectly into Pixar's grand tradition of excellence), and Monsters, Inc. 2. I see we have a couple sequels in there, but I'm willing to bet you dunderheads are excited as hell for them because Pixar has that rare, we-don't-do-sequels-unless-we-genuinely-have-a-good-story-to-tell integrity thing that you just absolutely love and respect and that can't be found anywhere else in Hollywood. Hell, it's like it's 100 degrees out and we're the only ones selling snow cones.

So, enjoy the movies, dipshits. And remember, you've got a friend in us.


Quoted from The Onion

Monday, January 10, 2011

Playing with Light



Mon Ami le Robot or, "Playing with Light"

Short directed at Cube Creative by Gobelins students Louis Thomas and Théo Guignard.


“Madeline Peirsman helped us a lot on pre compositing (colors in photoshop). Then came Benjamin Moreau for the compositing during 3 weeks. We worked with the sound designer who also made the music, Adrien Caslis, because we wanted to have a sort of clip or a short film with a stronger impact due of the corelation between music and visuals…

“We also had a lot of advice from the professionals at “Cube” from the storyboard to the render, color script… We worked in 2D, animation on paper, then scaned and colors in photoshop…we made all the compositing in after effects and some miscellaneous animation (fishes, jellyfish and special effects) on flash.”

- via Cartoon Brew



Talk about a productive summer! I can only hope to be that productive this new year... and don't forget to check out more of their work on their blogs :)