From Chase Jarvis’ blog: “Robert Rodriguez is a special breed of filmmaker, a breed that we’ll continue to see more and more of as filmmaking technology becomes increasingly accessible and affordable.  The do-it-yourselfers who are so technically savvy that they can oversee and drive every aspect of their production.  Since his first DIY breakout film “El Mariachi”, Robert has been able to maintain total creative control of his films mostly due to one thing:  the dude knows how to stretchRead more

The Ice Book – Pop-Up Book Brought to Life with a Canon 5D mk II [video]

The Ice Book (HD) from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo. “The Ice Book is a miniature theatre show, a pop-up book that comes to life as if by magic. It tells the story of a mysterious princess who lures a boy into her magical world to warm her heart of ice. It is made from sheets of paper and light, designed to give a live audience an intimate and immersive experience of film, theatre, dance, mime and animation. WeRead more

“The Third & The Seventh” by Alex Roman: Astounding Creativity [video]

This video is an absolute must see for anyone the least bit interested in digital photography, video, CG, film-making, or the visual arts. I’m absolutely blown away by the skill level and creative vision melded together with Alex Roman’s work: “The Third & The Seventh”. Please view it full screen! If you, like me, thought it would be impossible to create such work with computer graphics, here’s proof: The making of “The Third & The Seventh”. Compositing Breakdown:Read more

1000 frames per second: Flamethrower VS Fire Extinguisher (video)

DANCING PIGEONS – “RITALIN” Dancing Pigeons – Ritalin from Blink on Vimeo. ”It was difficult to know how this shootout would look like in superslowmo. We did some tests with a gas-flamethrower but the flame was only 2-3 meters and it looked quite bad in slowmo, so the special effects guys had to build a new flamethrower from scratch. They made one with liquid fuel, and that one was much better, firing out 10-15 meter flames. But the first timeRead more