Archive for March, 2010
The clever peeps at Flype have developed my new favourite toy. Flype is a fantastic new app for your iphone that allows you to use the compass and tilt functionality of your phone to control/fly a plane over a 3d realised version of google earth. And for those of you who don’t have an iphone you can use the impressive pooter version called Earthglider. Hours of fun and the future of gaming. Gutter tech at it’s best.
During the Apollo lunar missions from 1968 to 1972, the crew were given 16mm cameras and told to film anything and everything they could, in space, in orbit, and on the surface of the moon itself. Two decades later, filmmaker Al Reinert went into the NASA vaults to create this incredible film set to a soundtrack by Brian Eno.
What’s brilliant is the fact that the astronauts have gone through years of grueling training and selection processes, only to get to the moon and start mucking like bored people in an office! Nice.
Forget James Cameron’s epic Avatar or the 3d spectacle that is Alice in Wonderland, the big movie event people are talking about this year is “straight to video cinema”. The concept is simple, fantastic (and I use that word jokingly) films that have never been seen or the big screen are given an overdue screen release.
Imagine you can enjoy such blockbusters as, Deadly Prey or Shark Attack Megladon in a away they were meant to be seen.
If you’re the lest bit interested in tv and the moovies. Then you’ll find this little showreel of how shots are put together quite fascinating. Nice.
The world’s first interactive horror movie. Nice work from the people at 13th street.
On the launch date of Tim Burton’s Alice film i thought i’d share with you the original Alice in Wonderland which was shot over 100 years ago. Unlike Burton’s 2 hour cg rampage. The original 1903 version was only 12 minutes long and thanks to the BFi 8 minutes of the film gave been restored for our viewing pleasure.
Found via the fab Retronaut.
Crazy shit from a bunch of guys in a warehouse somewhere. I want one.
New Gorillaz vid featuring the might Bruce Willis. Nice.