Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Raven - Fantastic Short Film with only $5000 budget?! Unbelievable

If I have $5000 now, what can I do with it? Travel, new camera lenses, new dj sets and.. all gone. So actually $5000, isn't that much actually. What you about to watch below is going to blow your mind and I'm very sure about it.

This short film, Raven directed by Ricardo de Montreuil is truly amazing. Hollywood style sci fi, Supernatural abilities & Robots with a budget for just $5000?! This is the best short I've seen for a while!

Summary > Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him.
The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.

I would love to see this short becoming a featured film in cinemas like District 9!

THE RAVEN - 720 HD from THE RAVEN FILM on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

R.I.P Guru, will be remembered forever

I've been a huge fans for Jazzy Hip Hop genre and no one can ever replace Guru period. Today was sad as Erwin from forwarded me the news about Guru's death. He will be remembered forever. R.I.P Guru

some articles about Guru's death;

Monday, April 19, 2010

My first time on Lighting Writing Animation!

I'm always a fan of light writing, I used to post a lot of Lichtfaktor and Pika Pikas' work on my blog. Last night, I tried lighting writing ANIMATION, gosh, it takes tremendous effort for a 6 seconds footage. I did 'FAKE' lighting writing before using After effects which takes a lot of time as well, but the difference is you seating on your comfortable chair while the "photography stop motion light writing animation (which I call the real light writing)" I have to move the equipments, spending time in the cold, animate everything frame by frame. Anyway, I'm not complaining and the outcome is really satisfying!

Actually I did this for my Uni elective units project called "Text".I wanted to use AE and make a similar one to what I did before, but think of it, this is a good chance to get my lazy arse outside the comfort zone and try something new. Not sure how the whole video would look like but I'm sure it's gonna be great!(at least for me).I would update more on how and what did it used for this project soon.

Also, Thanks Myoung for helping me out or else I would have to spend 6 hours for a 6 seconds footage :)

This is my "FAKE" light writing video.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

BBoys in Fukuoka, Japan

One month in Fukuoka I've been training with these guys almost everyday. I reached Fukuoka with a really really bad Japanese, but.. we speak bboying. The bboys there were just so friendly compare to other bboys in most Asian countries and they tried to talk to me and all that. Patrick, a German trickster that I met at the language school was amazed how friendly Bboys culture is. BBoying is the best icebreaker is pretty much true, we do get aggressive on the floor but most of us are cool other time.

I filmed this video on the last day before I left Fukuoka, well, not all of them let me film, Japanese people are just shy. Anyhow I was still able to capture some pretty good shots of the bboys. Big respect to Hakata Bboys, and Taichan Roc (Japan old school, 36 still rockin fresh)

and oh, i learnt this japanese greetings "O Tsu Ka Re Sa Ma De su", have to say this everytime I leave. Hard to translate this to English lol

**For the bboys who looking for a training spot in Fukuoka, goto Hakata Station's underground shops from 9pm.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Snowboarding, new passion?!

Been living in a country that having a temperature around 32 degree for the whole year, what can be happier for me to enjoy the snow and freezing my ass off? My Japanese bother Masa is a really dope snowboarder, but I haven't seen him showing much skills because he have to wait for me because I'm slow and that was my very first time to do snowboarding. Guess what, after one hour lesson from Masa, I were able to reach the bottom of the hill without landing on my ass which made me really proud and I was like "Im hell talented!".

Anyway, before we went for snowboarding, I was thinking what sort of video I can get from snowboarding? So, I came thru a video by Provo brothers video on Vimeo, got inspired and copy that idea and flip it.. a bit. You can call me a biter(bboy term) if you want, well, just having fun, dont have to be so serious! :)
Enjoy the video!

and.. some words for Masa, thanks a lot bro!!! Love ya!!