Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Escapist Magazine is one of my favorite online publications. I visit it daily, and always find something new to read or watch. Here's something I read today: an article about a possible "hybrid" between hardcore and casual games. I've failed to find an article from here to post about cause they're almost exclusively about some subject relating to video game formalism, which seems a bit too specific for this class. However, as this article is talking about bridging the gap between Farmville and Farcry, I thought it'd be appropriate enough:
Monday, March 21, 2011
This is actually a project for my SI 124 class on networks and crowds. If this video actually does go viral and I get the most views on YouTube, I don't have to take the final exam!
It's taken me over three weeks and countless hours to fix just this short clip (I captured an hour of footage). If you think the quality is bad now, you should have seen it before. My camera work sucks and so does my editing. I'm not cut out for the film world. Oh well.
Like, comment, spread!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The director of this surrealist film allowed takes to go on for 5 minutes sometimes, which is absolutely not a possibility in the low-budget film production world.
So I ask the question, does digital technologies make filmmakers more relaxed because the medium is much less finite than the analog film? I would say yes.
I found it remarkable last week we took several takes of each scene with a lot less rehearsal. I mean the [RED] is just burning binary code, but still is it art if it takes significantly less time to get the performance perfect.
Granted, I love digital technology, but I wonder how drastic the art form of production is changing due to this technology.
Here is a fun video of my adventures last week:
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Here's Birnbaum's original film:
I'm kind of digging this. This is how bored I was over break.