Sunday, 29 July 2012
FILMSshort Summer Competition 2012. You can see all eight finalists on the FILMSshort facebook page.
Friday, 27 July 2012
Danny Boyle is about to premiere his latest production – not a movie but a stage show, the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics.
Is Boyle, or any movie director, the right person to direct this type of show? The answer is: if anyone is. Making a feature film requires collaboration between hundreds, or thousands, of different artists and professionals, while still retaining a clear artistic direction. I think that almost by definition the director has to be an egotist and a control freak, otherwise the artistic direction won’t survive and you end up with something designed by committee which we all know is a bad thing. Filmmaking also needs understanding of how a complex narrative can be told, without words, through a short montage or a single moving image (moving in both senses). So for making the ceremony clear and meaningful, and for keeping the team together, a movie director is probably a good choice.
Whatever form the Opening Ceremony takes tonight, I’m sure it will be quirky, eccentric and personal, will not feature CGI-enhanced fireworks or dubbed performances, and will be fun to watch. So, in the words of another great American statesman, it’s time to let the sun in and shine on us, because today we’re happy and tomorrow we’ll be happier.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Portobello Pop-Up Cinema on Friday 20th July. As part of the London Lo-Fi season, the evening's entertainment includes a selection of Kino London shorts followed by the 1950 classic "Night And The City."
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Hair-particle system applied to plain
Grass texture with colour ramp, basic sun-and-sky lighting
A second hair-particle system for long grass
A third hair-particle system for daisies
Produced in Blender 2.63
based on WireHeadKing's grass tutorial