In celebration of today, here’s last April’s film, “April Fools Day”. Now in HD! (click here & then click the “HD” button to watch the larger version)
I felt a subtle ring of truth as I watched this paradigm-shifting talk from author Elizabeth Gilbert about her study and thinking on the nature of creative genius.
ht to bob carlton
For Christmas this last year, my wife Christina surprised me with an incredible gift: she had full-size movie posters for all 12 films designed, printed, and framed for me. Needless to say, they turned out incredible. They were designed by our friend Daniel Benitez, and he did a fantastic job of giving each one its own unique style and look.
Film #1: Mystery Box
Film #2: Click Click
Film #3: Paper Covers Rock
Film #4: April Fools Day
Film #5: I Don’t Want To Live On The Moon
Film #6: Eliza’s Last Day
Film #7: The Pick-Up
Film #8: No Rest For The Weary
Film #9: Shadow Of Revenge
Film #10: Going Postal
Film #11: Skytalkers
Film #12: Home For Christmas
I am excited to announce a screening of all 12 films, for one night only!
The doors open at 6:30pm and the screening will start at 7:00pm.
UPDATE: The museum’s galleries will be open for free to all guests of the screening before the screening (from 6:30pm to 7:00pm), so get there early if you’d like to take a look through the galleries! Here’s a link to the current exhibitions.
Tickets are $10 (cash or check) and can be purchased at the door the night of the event.
You can view and respond to the Facebook event for the screening here.
The museum has a great theater and I’m very excited to see all of the films up on the big screen! I hope to see you there!
Joe Nicolosi recorded his friend Amanda (who had never seen any of the Star Wars movies in their entirety) retelling the plot of the Star Wars trilogy based the bits she has seen and remembers. He then built an animation based on her recollection to create this hilarious video:
ht to Boing Boing
Stop motion filmmaking has been around since the advent of moving pictures (often as some of the first visual effects). One of the things I love about it is that anyone can do it – all you need is a camera and some time; but it can also be incredibly moving and remarkable when done well. I saw this collection of “50 Incredible Stop Motion Videos” at Smashing Magazine the other day and promptly got lost in watching one after the other.
There are two extremes when it comes to movie spoilers: those who want to know everything and wouldn’t care if you tell them the end of the movie and those that go so far as to avoid movie trailers for fear of learning too much. I find myself somewhere in the middle – leaning slightly toward the “I don’t want to know” end of things. I like watching the movie and if I know how it ends or major plot twists then I end up spending half the movie waiting for said twist instead of getting into the story.
That said, I still thought this video was hilarious. The two guys in the video spoil 100 movies in less then 5 minutes. You’ve been warned:
If you’re on Facebook and a fan of any of the 12 films I’ve made in the last year, why not combine the two? I set up a page for 12 Films In 12 Months on Facebook here (you can also click on the link in the sidebar). You can view the films in much higher quality than most of the current YouTube versions and become a fan of the project within the Facebook world. Thanks for your support!
I really like this compilation of movies from the last year:
ht to Bob Carlton via twitter