Sunday, June 24, 2012
Mike, aka Muldoon, over at Ain't It Cool News runs a weekly Saturday short film post. I submitted my short, M'aidez a few weeks back and kind of forgot about it. I was bowled over yesterday when I was perusing this weeks selections to see my name and video posted. This is a big deal for me. I have been a very dedicated follower of Ain't It Cool since about 1999 and rarely go a day without checking in on what's new. Yes, I'm kind throwing all of my geek cards out on the table. I really appreciate the post and kind words from Mike. The post has been a big boost in getting people to check it out. Click the image below to see the page and check out the other animation shorts posted along side mine.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
I might be working on some cover art for a Devo tribute album coming up. I've been doing some research lately, revisiting and discovering old music videos. Deanna and I fell in love with the album "Q: Are We Not Men?, A: We Are Devo" when we were driving down the California coast for our honeymoon. So I'm really looking forward to working on some Devo inspired artwork. Here is a video for the original version of Jocko Homo. It's a bit more raw than the album version which is a nice variation. ENJOY!
Monday, June 18, 2012
|View from our hotel room over the water|
|View of the India Point Park|
|Gondola in the canal|
|Deanna sitting behind Matt Groening at the conference|
|We got delicious and cheap treats from the porchagese Silver Star Bakery|
|One of many telephone pole sculptures in Wickenden|
Thursday, June 7, 2012
|Tonight we went to see Danny Boyle's stage version of Frankenstein being screened at a movie theater. It did lack a little of the impact you know would have been present seeing it live, but the production was really impressive. The two main actors, Johnny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch, would trade roles each night. So one would play Victor Frankenstein and one would play The Monster, then switch for the next performance. In the showing we went to Johnny Lee Miller played The Monster. His take was really intriging. The character throws the viewer back and forth over and over again; feeling deep sympathy for him followed back deep disgust. He said he based a lot of the physical performance on his 2 year old daughter. There is a wonderful progression with him, learning to walk, run, and talk. You can certainly see the child show through, as well as touches of stroke victims, and Autistic mannerisms. I was affected to be sure. I am a great fan of all things Frankenstein and this was a great addition to the mythos. I hope they release this on DVD at some point. We have become followers of Benedict Cumberbatch after watching the new Sherlock series on BBC. He was very respectable as the doctor, but that character doesn't quite get the same chance to shine. I would love to see his take on The Monster to compare and contrast the actors. Here is a trailer for the play-|