Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Horror Flick About a Smartphone

The new generation and its iPhones and downloadable movies from Netflix etc. need a new horror film after The Ring, which basically relies on old fashioned phones and tape recorders. Here's the new generation's horror flick:
Seriously, somebody better come up with a new fresh idea of a scary movie with the new devices. Yes, you can make a Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield, just try to add another twist in it. How about the pictures these survivors are shooting are directly uploaded on their facebook pages?

Anyway, have a fun time!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Prometheus Teaser

Prometheus, the new movie by Ridley Scott, coming out in summer 2012, is my no.1 most anticipated movie of the year! It's neither a sequel, nor a prequel to the alien franchise. Its only relation as far as I see it, is it takes place in the same universe as the other alien movies did.

It searches for the answer of where human kind gained the boost to civilization like we did. Were the aliens responsible for it? Who's the engineer of these creatures? Who's the space jockey? Apparently a crew of specialists go onto a mission to the farthest corner of the universe to find out... and they find the horror... I guess. See this wonderful trailer, including the well known screams from the first Alien trailer of 1979. And if anybody figures the similiarity about those horns or braahms from the trailer with inception, try this link with a supposedly new trend in trailers using it: http://www.theshiznit.co.uk/feature/trailer-trend-rise-of-the-braaahhms.php Anyway, as long as it is used well, I don't care. At least it isn't Requiem For A Dream score.

Die Hard With an Interruption

This is a well made clip from the first installment of the Die Hard series with some interruption! I shot a kid. Yeah!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Keloid - Trailer

Like Ray Kurzweil predicts, the technological singularity is close. We just don't realize that the scenario in this short trailer, that Artificial Intelligence, is very close, only a couple decades from now.

Just so you know, this film has been made entirely of CGI. No real footage was used. I think James Cameron's Battle Angel (2016) will have the same quality, if not surpass it. Just imagine Avatar looking like Looney Tunes Cartoon compared to this.

Keloid Trailer - A Short Film by BLR from BLR_VFX on Vimeo.

KELOID

http://www.k3loid.com

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky* wrote about an experiment which had to do with Artificial Inteligence. In a near future, man will have given birth to machines that are able to rewrite their codes, to improve themselves, and, why not, to dispense with them. This idea sounded a little bit distant to some critic voices, so an experiment was to be done: keep the AI sealed in a box from which it could not get out except by one mean: convincing a human guardian to let it out.

What if, as Yudkowsky states, ‘Humans are not secure’? Could we chess match our best creation to grant our own survival? Would man be humble enough to accept he was superseded, to look for primitive ways to find himself back, to cure himself from a disease that’s on his own genes? How to capture a force we voluntarily set free? What if mankind worst enemy were humans?

In a near future, we will cease to be the dominant race.

In a near future, we will learn to fear what is to come.

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A Short Film by Big Lazy Robot VFX

BLR are:

- Hugo Bermúdez
- Juan Civera
- David Cordero
- Alex Martin
- J.J Palomo
- Leopoldo Palomo

Concept Art : Aaron Beck, Greg Broadmore and BLR

Sound : Carlos Roman Rubio

Russian Voice Over : Gene Vengerov-Markmann

Music : Machine Gun (AMON TOBIN Remix) by NOISIA

---Based in Eliezer Yudkowsky A.I Box experiment---

Sunday, November 27, 2011

CSI: Miami - Lego Style

I'm pretty sure the creators of this fantastic short just made it because they can use the sunglasses thing David Caruso made famous in the show.

Good 5 Second Film

This 5 second film is titled Richard Bitter's Favourite Poem and it is really one of the best 5 second films they made. Also the actor playing Richard and his clothing etc. reminds me of John Belushi in 1942.

Fiji as a Location for a Thriller

Someone should write and film a thriller on the Fiji Islands. Why hasn't it been done yet? You've got great visuals, women in bikini, tropical weather that can turn into storms instantly, everybody knows everybody... Just imagine this being the intro to the movie:

Fiji Vignette 3/3 from Taj Burrow on Vimeo.

Of course there are many examples of movies on islands or other tropical places like 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer' or 'Under Suspicion' and every other movie with the Everglades in it. You read this here first. I'll write a movie with the Fiji Islands in mind.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Video Games Catched Up With Movies!

Yes, now finally video games catched up with movies in terms of realistic footage/visuals. Just check this Battlefield 3 gameplay footage released just a couple a days ago:



Do you think you've seen anything more intense and realistic in a movie besides something like Saving Private Ryan's opening scene?

I don't want to know what's in ten years with video games like this!

Like The Gust of a Thousand Winds!

We all love It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia! And yeah, Dennis Reynolds is an asshole, maybe a psychopath, or just a crazy bastard... but the way he put his anger about his sister not getting the right entertainment systems in her hospital room is quite remarkable, quite poetic...

and then I thought of the movie Thor. I think, even though I was entertained quite well by the movie, it would've improved or just benefited by a speech like this!

Portal: No Escape (Live Action Short) - Exceptional Movie

This short by Dan Trachtenberg is a great example of superb production quality, almost or even Hollywood standard, for a short film.

A movie about the immensevely popular video game Portal has several million views. Why? Because it is great! It has the atmosphere of the game and conveys us with the imprisonment feeling you get, like in the game.

The special effects complement the drama that is unfolding through the action and in the end... well you already know, the cake is a lie!

Top Gear - Great Season Ending and a great Show

Top Gear is one of the top rated shows in the UK and it has a US spin off, which I heard is not quite as good as the original. But hey, how can you beat the original, when you see this clip just below? It has the grace and soul you sometimes wish some movies had. The emotion it conveys just for a car... yeah admittetly a very beautiful car with 510hp and 6 litre V12 engine... but look for yourself and ask what a beautiful clip can be done on a show that Hollywood can't?

Drive - A New Great Movie?!

I know it is not just me that is excited about the new movie Drive. That's why I'm posting this trailer here for everyone to see if they haven't already watched it.



Just to know that Nicolas Winding Refn directed this one is cool, but to know he won best director award at the Cannes Film Festival is just more than you need. How often do you see a seemingly simple crime thriller getting an award like that?

And yes, Albert Brooks is a funny guy, but this time he ain't that funny at all. That must be worth the ticket price to your local movie theater!

Go watch this movie and report to me! I'll certainly will write a review after seeing it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lebowski P.I. would've been a great TV-Show in the 80s/90s!

Just look at this great edit of the Big Lebowski film turned into an intro of a tv-show.

Lebowski P.I. from Connor Kalista on Vimeo.


It is a bit long but and I would've loved to see a first scene of the show after the intro made into this clip but nevertheless it makes you want to revisit Magnum P.I. and others...

Hallway Scenes Montage

There are a lot of montages out there nowadays and anyway with Youtube you have easy access to the popular ones. I just seen this one that shows how hallways aren't really boring locations to shoot a scene.



Of couse, like some of the comments suggested there are some of the more famous ones missing. Creator of the video, Torrey Meeks agreed to that and might do an extended cut.

If we all think together we can come up with some really great hallway scenes... Terminator, Ghostbusters, Raising Cain...

Behind the Scenes of Inception's Zero Gravity Corridor Scene

This was for sure one of the best scenes of 2010 in any movie. It had about the same effect like the lobby scene from The Matrix back then. It was something nobody has seen before in a major motion picture. The production quality is incredible as you can see it in the following video and as the actors explain it surely was physically exhausting!



It is incredible how much preparation, building and filming had to be done for this zero gravity fight which ended up just about 1 minute actual footage shown in the scene.

Monday, June 06, 2011

George Lucas Strikes Back Like Never Before - A New Hope!

We all tried to explain how the Star Wars Prequels could become such a stinker... we came up with all possible explanations, some of them plausible, some of them just plain born in hatred... but then we all have to live with the truth: These movies are here and almost killed the Star Wars Saga for our generation and the upcoming ones.

But then what if George Lucas was indeed not George Lucas for the last 20 years? What if he, after filming American Graffiti, making the Star Wars Trilogy, produced the Indiana Jones, single-handedly revolutionized effects in any departement in cinema with THX and ILM, was kidnapped and replaced with a doppelganger 20 years ago? A doppelganger who was just in for the profits! No merits for artistic value! Greenscreen? Hell yeah! Dialogue on par with porn movies? Who cares? Such a man replaced George Lucas? A suit!

Trust me, the real George Lucas won't let this be printed in the history books to come. He is determined to change it!



I'd see this movie; just to keep up the faith that once upon a time there was a man who was struggling to make one of the greatest sci-fi-franchises of all time! Who was struggling so much he relied on help from his friends like Francis Ford Coppola and encouragement from Steven Spielberg and his own faith in himself and this story!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - Trailer

He definately can't stop! I think him being bullied out of the Tonight Show made him even a bigger star, legend, comedian! He reinvented, or should I say reinforced new life in, himself during the proecess, which I can imagine wasn't that easy!



I wish they would show this movie here in Switzerland, but I doubt it.

Just watch him at Google, where he was at times much funnier than he was at The Late Night Show, because he's so much more personal here:

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Fantastic Bastards - The Series

This was an idea I had 6 or even 7 years ago and filmed some scenes with my friends. We had exactly none footage to cut something together. I took the most of it and made it to a 30 second clip with dramatic music. It should've been a series of heroes not in the common sense. It was dramatic but also not too serious! Somebody should make a show about The Fantastic Bastards!



If not, I'll do it sooner or later!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Eliza Dushku in Freddie Wong's One Shot

Well, Freddie Wong has done it again! This time Jayson Floyd will have to prove to Freddie that he has the skills to save the pretty awesome Eliza Dushku from the bad guys!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Iron Sky - Teaser

This one's gotta be one hell of a cool movie! Supposedly the Nazi Germans left Earth in 1945 to hide on the dark of the moon until now. A Nazi general, played by Udo Kier, wants to wipe out human kind by starting a meteor blitzkrieg on earth with his army of spaceships descending from his space Zeppelin!

You gotta love this premise!