We've covered Robopocalypse before. It's a book I very much enjoyed reading, and when Iwas told about the contest to create a short (30 or 60 second) video for the book, well that was something I had to share. Now we have a winner. You can consider this person to be the first person to... Continue Reading →
Everyone knows the stereotype of the crazed and wide-eyed self-proclaimed prophet shouting, "the end is nigh!" from the corner of a busy intersection. But what if they are right?
It's Friday - and that generally means a slow news day, so I thought I'd take some time to catch you all up on some cool things going on with Troll in the Corner and the rest of the world as we know it.
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Ethan and Aaron over at RedPhoneZone invited me on to their podcast to discuss historical epics, film, focusing on the Ethnographical, psuedo-biographical and antidisestablishmentarianism position that all film is actuality as reflected by societal mores. Nah, just kidding, we jabber on about our favorite six flicks and swear a bunch.
774 special effects shots. Almost no budget. All volunteer. Open source software. Welcome to the crazy awesome world of Project London - a feature length SciFi extravaganza.
This movie looks like any number of fantasy RPG campaigns I was involved in, mostly around the age of 10 through 16. It also looks awesome.
Often, I look at the movies and I can't help but see the many, many plot killing flaws, mistakes of continuity and far, far worse - playing towards an audience that is perceived as dumb.
What to do when you have an idea for a SciFi blockbuster with plenty of special effects, talented actors and a script in hand but you just can't get the funding together? If you're the folks at Spiral Productions you politely give the finger to thoughts of funding and script shopping then you go out and make your live action effects laden SciFi blockbuster. If that's not impressive enough, the film looks good and this is coming from a SciFi movie aficionado. Project London is an epic film with huge budget worthy special effects, and plenty of them, created by volunteers on the web and resulting in an actual, watchable, movie.