awesomeness

You are currently browsing articles tagged awesomeness.

A friend once told me the better a band was, the more difficult it became for him to enjoy the show. As this is completely inverse to the norm I asked why. He said if a band was really good, he’d get so inspired he’d actually get antsy standing there listening when all he wanted was to run off and make awesome music.

I thought this was a bit much until I came across this:

P1030127b

Ghhh! Agggh! Brain…seizing up with…equal parts admiration and rage…why am I not making something this awesome RIGHT NOW?!

The Sampler of Fate comes from the talented hands of Steotch, on whose site there are many more equally awesome/rage/inspiring samplers. You bet your ass I’ve got my Aida fabric out and needle sharpened.

Tags: , ,

Tags: , ,

Hello, David Byrne. You probably don’t frequent my website, ever, but should you come across this before Halloween, I thought of a potentially fun costume for you. You could go as you from ‘Stop Making Sense’. Dust off the ol’ Big Suit, dye your delightful shock of hair black (by the way, is it a David thing? Your and David Lynch’s hair has just gotten more fantastic with age).

Oh, come on now, it’s not that bad an idea. And it would still make your head look smaller.

See?

Tags: , ,

Knowing the lovely stop-motion videos of Andersen M Studio weren’t made by ‘animators’, but by a charming sibling graphic design team, one can’t help but feel a twinge of jealousy. Yet it’s hard to bear a grudge against people who create such simple and charming pieces. A blank sheet of paper fascinates with its near-infinite possibilities, and seeing it not just cleverly utilized but focusing on the utilization of a page is wonderful.

The paper man above has a terribly awkward walk cycle, pointed out not from hateration but to reinforce that traditional, realism-based animation is not Andersen M’s specialty. They’ve come to animation through graphic design and brought a tactile, dramatic quality to their stop-motion work.

What amazes in their animation isn’t flow and movement (though the scurrying letters above are just pwecious), it’s their use of light and shadow, the physical details of their cutouts, and most important, the process of creating those cutouts, featured in scuttling paper bits and peel-aways. What was just a flat piece of paper jumps to dimensional life as it’s maniuplated in front of you.

You can see more animations on their website, including two sets of station IDs for television channels that really highlight their great use of camera movement and lighting.

Tags: , ,

Sweet mercy, Film Forum’s latest lineup is absolutely perfect. They’ve just announced their ‘NYC Noir’ lineup, starting next week, and right off the bat they’ve a double feature of my two favorite silent-era comedians. There’s classic dramas, two Val Lewton flicks, some seedy noirs, and a Superfly/Warriors double feature!!! Heck, I’ll just post some highlights; if you’d like to join me do let me know.

JULY 29 SUN: LAURA/THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

JULY 30 MON: THE CAMERAMAN/SPEEDY

AUGUST 2 THU: A DOUBLE LIFE/THE SEVENTH VICTIM

AUGUST 8 WED: THE NAKED CITY/FORCE OF EVIL

AUGUST 15 WED: CAT PEOPLE/PHANTOM LADY

AUGUST 17/18 FRI/SAT: THE WARRIORS/SUPERFLY

AUGUST 19/20 SUN/MON: SCARLET STREET/SIDE STREET

AUGUST 22/23 WED/THU: KILLER’S KISS/SOMETHING WILD

AUGUST 30 THU: WAIT UNTIL DARK/CRY TERROR!

Tags: , ,

« Older entries