Category Archives: Cinema
February 11, 2013
Comments Off on Quora: Will Smart TV user experience be different? Do we know the answer yet?
October 8, 2012
A good animation movie inspires the adult in me and rekindles the kid in me. I realized that a majority of these movies are by Disney Pixar. This is another legacy associated with Steve Jobs that I cherish. My daughters grew up on it. Here is a homage for Disney Pixar by Nick Kinder.
Comments Off on Disney Pixar Homage: A fitting tribute to 25 years of inspirational animation
September 27, 2012
I was impressed with narrative, sound design and the mise en scene that sets this movie apart. And I am a graphic designer who likes logos.
From the vimeo description posted by Human: This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.
Comments Off on Logo Disaster Movie: A fabulous short animation that wrecks Hollywood
August 24, 2012
I met Anup Kat of 1stDecember at Limoge, France while we were there to participate in a 24-hour web design challenge. Anup and his team are a smart group of youngsters with a great sense of aesthetics and a cohesive worldview. They are the new wave DIY, dirty-my-hands creative team and this homage to Bangalore is a perfect example. So, watch this lovingly made voyeuristic short on Bangalore – a sunny cheerful Koyaanisquatsi set in our own beantown. Incidentally, 1stDecember did win the Limoge challenge.
In their words: “Every great city in the world has a story that has been passed down the ages. The garden city of India is one such city. A home to countless people from all over the country, making a lifetime of memories. It may not be the best city in the world, but the spirit of its people is unmatched.
This film is our take on the Bangalore we have grown to love. A tribute to our city and its people. This is the story of our ‘little Bangalore’.”
Kudos Atul, Anup and team.
Comments Off on Tilt Shift Love: A short homage to Bangalore in miniature – Little Bangalore
August 19, 2012
Who does not want to make a movie? I have walked this Earth with a script in my head for over three decades. Need to get on to it. Got to do it. While ranting I found this.
Infographic by: Wistia
Comments Off on Film making at home: A DIY toolkit with everyday stuff for that dreamer
March 28, 2012
This well scripted and produced short by Patrick Jean uses all nostalgic pixel elements from seventies and eighties. Commodore tennis game to Mario’s Donkey Kong, all of them turn into nasty elements of disaster that invade earth. Impressive effects and I loved the end titles after the earth is reduced to a pixel cube.
Comments Off on The latest disaster to hit our planet: Invasion of pixels from 70s
June 1, 2011
I have been a fan of Peter Jackson and his movies. If King Kong enthralled me The Lord of the Rings series enveloped me with a sense of fantastic grandeur. His attention to detail and storytelling is stellar. I found a prerelease clip of The Hobbit production design and am sharing that here with you.
You can read more about Peter Jackson here.
Comments Off on Middle Earth and Higher Ground: Peter Jackson and his ways of telling stories