Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Raising Arizona End Scenes


"I don't know, maybe it was Utah"

White People Rapping, circa 1980 something


Hey kids, having a stable job is cool let me tell you, but sometimes you've got to loosen your tie and let those 80's dance impulses take over.

Sing them to sleep......


A giant inanimate doll that comes to life for the sole purpose of cradling children and singing them to sleep, that could be kind of touching if it was done right, or it could be overflowing with unclean creepy undertones like this jewel of a clip.

Spacefood


Why would an astronaut have a hole in his helmet?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Banjo - Sabata


"It's sad to have to die so far away from home"

Return of Sabata


Return of Sabata has an amazing soundtrack parts of which can be heard over at movie grooves.

Cool Creepy Christmas Ornament


From strangedolls.net, link to product page

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shark Kayak Ad, not sure what its from

Criswell and Mae West on the Moon



Ladies and gentlemen, behold your glorious future!

"Future events such as these will effect you in the future"

Cloverfield end shot, object falls into the sea


I went through this frame by frame in premiere and still couldn't find the thing, maybe it was lost in the compression or maybe its just an optical trick.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Brad Bird on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me



link

Majestic Dog

Still from a project I've got going


The aspect ratio got fucked up on the export, its 1080 HD

Filmguano Promo

Mystery Airships on Wikipedia



Fascinating article on mystery airship sightings and crashes during the turn of the last century.
link (wiki)

Modern Graphic Design Doesnt Compare

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Awesomeness.

The Wizard


such memorable lines as "I love the Power Glove. It's so bad" and "Yeah, well, uh, just keep your Power Gloves off her, pal, huh?"

Vegas in Blur



SoCalled - You Are Never Alone


"and frankly, theres nothing so unusual about being a Jewish cowboy"

Amazing video, amazing song.

Lee Hazlewood - Hey Cowboy

Lee Hazlewood - The Nights

More Desert Awesomeness



Joshua Trees





Friday, January 18, 2008

Film is Dead

"do you have any spare film I could use?"
"do I have any film? I'm a video guy, for me film died 30 years ago, I cant believe you guys are still using that shit."
- overheard Calarts student to professor conversation

Wikihow - How to write a field guide, aimed at young naturalists



link

Glad someone made this, as a person who collects field guides and made a few of my own at a young age this is a nice little source of inspiration for future and current naturalists of any age. Let us not forget that you are never too old to collect frogs, lizards, insects and other varieties of fascinating creatures.

Buckaroo Banzai, 80's Done right


The music, cinematography, wardrobe, direction are all perfect. Buckaroo Banzai is a beautiful artifact of 80's cinema. The scene was paid homage to by Wes Anderson in The Life Aquatic's epic Bowie powered outro.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Southern Culture on the Skids - Walk Like a Camel


God I love this band.

Tv ad from 1973, Stories

The Stranglers - Golden Brown


Tropical Victorian mixed with some Gatsby era roaring 20's stylings.

Beautiful Obscure Italian Soundtrack



boomp3.com

boomp3.com

Composed by A.B.Bembo for the film Codice d'Amore Orientale.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Kinks, Well Respected Man


I'll take the Kinks over the Beatles any day.

Night of the Meek, Twilight Zone



segment 1: link
segment 2: link
segment 3: link

Listen to the tinkle like piano score, I love the repeated use of the eerie and haunting version of "The First Noel". Night of the Meek has a wonderful feel to it and caries a beautiful message. Unfortunately it is ruined by the presence of elves and reindeer in the last act.

Assman's Balloon?


Didn't know he had one.

The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Opening



Opening theme by Polaris, "Hey Sandy". Great theme song, great show.

Lyrics

Hey Smilin' strange
You're lookin' happily deranged
Can you settle to shoot me?
Or have you picked your target yet?
Hey Sandy (ai ai ai ai)
Don't you talk back (ai ai ai)
Hey Sandy
Four feet away
End of speech it's the end of the day
We was only funnin
But guiltily I thought you had it coming
Hey Sandy (ai ai ai ai)
Don't you talk back (ai ai ai)
Hey Sandy (Ai ai ai ai) Hey Sandy
Don't you talk back(ai ai ai)
(Ai ai ai ai) Hey Sandy
Don't you talk back(ai ai ai)
Hey Sandy, yeah

Powerful Photo Post Kennedy Assination

Monday, January 14, 2008

Rat heart gutted and rebuilt from the inside


Images of a rat heart being refilled with cells, rather beautiful.
from link

Sunday, January 13, 2008

3d Harryhausen Creature


Venusian monster from 20 Million Miles to Earth.

Awesome.



I love this painting by monster artist Bob Eggleton, unfortunately his talents don't bleed over into his web design skills.
http://www.bobeggleton.com/

Trailer for "Billy the Kid"


This looks amazing and heartfelt, cant wait to see it. Anyone who has ever attended public school in the U.S. knows that kid who is nice but is somehow off, and unfortunately it is that tiny bit of "off" that both makes them unique and hard to be around at the same time.

Toben Seymour's Video for Maps, "You Don't Know Her Name"


The design and feel of this video is amazing, fits the song perfectly.

Richard William's Opening Titles for Charge of the Light Brigade (big version)

Rob Schrab's Video for Crooked Teeth/w Making of




Much better than the original sledge hameresque video which has absolutely no soul to speak of.

Filmguano Awkward

Eerie Indiana Episodes on Youtube

Season 1 Opening


Forever Ware episode 1

I love the idea behind this episode, parents keeping their children in giant Tupperware containers to keep them forever young.

The Retainer episode 2

Mechanical Monster

Saturday, January 12, 2008

UFOs over Lake Erie

Most UFO videos are relatively unintriguing, but the recent rash of UFO sightings over Lake Erie has produced some eerily beautiful footage. The lights in this one have an amazing quality about them that I cant quite describe. Although it could just be a fake, possibly produced by out of focus LED lights, if it is a fake its a commendable effort.

Okie Noodling




I'm interested in knowing how okie noodling started. Who was the first guy to say, "ok, I'm going to stick my hand down this dark muddy under water hole and see what happens", I mean really who does that? The practice is amazing to me in that it both makes sense and is utterly insane at the same time. I can understand practices like trout tickling where the fisherman lays along the bank of a river and slowly moves their hand under the side of the river bank feeling for trout to gently "tickle" then grab. But to me thats entirely different from okie noodling, trout are generally small and the process of tickling does not require your hand to enter the trouts mouth at any time. In comparison, sticking your hand down a hole in hopes that a behemoth cats fish will bite you and hopefully be small enough that you can bring him to the surface without being pulled under, that, that is just insane to me.

Zombie Katherine Hepburn, Think of the loons Norman, think of the loons......


I'm going to try and upload a quick photoshop piece or drawing once or twice every other day, I think its a good way to vent and explore ideas whether they're good or not. I'm starting here by expressing my dislike for both Katherine Hepburn and On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda's cool though, so I guess its to bad Zombie Hepburn took a bite out of his cranium.

Scud Promo from Rob Schrab's Youtube Vlog


"what are you crazy marty? what did you think was gonna happen marty? its a comic book marty! its not real life marty!"
By Justin Roiland and Kelsy Abbott.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Photo Mod



Photo mod I made a while ago.

Cinematic Titanic Sucks



Ok, come on we all love mst3k. Who doesn't? But the concept of the show simply doesn't hold up without the characters, Mike/Joel and their beloved robot friends Tom Servo and Crow. All of whom are missing from the new show, a factor which is painfully evident. We didn't just watch mst3k to see some guys make fun of B movies, we watched mst3k to see a guy stranded in space with his robot friends be forced to watch B movies and find solace by mocking them. That was entertaining, and made for a brilliant show that can be watched again and again. A bunch of guys standing on scaffolding or whatever the hell that is making riffing on B movies is not half as interesting or entertaining. Joel is a brilliant writer and comedian, I hope the show improves but from what I see at the moment I don't have much faith in the show.

Endless Summer Trailer - 1966



A team of American surfers scours the world for the perfect wave before they're shipped off to Vietnam and the world forever becomes a much smaller uglier place. On a serious note this is a great movie, and an extremely influential documentary. I love how exotic and exciting the rest of the world was made to look at the time. To bad we live in an era of realism.

Riding Giants - The History of Surfing in Under 2 Minutes


Brilliant after effects work.

Gram Rabbit - Blood Bunnies

This one scores points for weirdness, but fails overall. Maybe it could have been pulled off by a more skillful director. The kind of lofi cut and paste cyber bubble gum look they're going for doesn't really fit the song or the band.

Gram Rabbit - Dirty Horse - Devils Playground


"but jesus is mad and hes blaming it all on me, but the problem is you and its very plain to see"



I love this song but the video is garbage.

1941 Theatrical Trailer

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Romanticised Surf Novel Cover


Gee thanks Jane Sears

Screenshots from an ad I recently worked on




Dancing women in cat suits, weird 30's production


Check out the freaky mouse kid at :55

I dont even know what to say....

Francoise Hardy Ce Petit coeur


Damn the French, everything they touch becomes gold.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Surf Board Fence in Hawaii




link

Richard William's Titles for Charge of the Light Brigade


Sorry the video is so small, I'm having trouble with my youtube account. I'll try to have a larger version up by the end of the week.

Nelson Riddle - Sea of Dreams


Another cool cover.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Ouch

Christmas In January


A bit late, not that that matters heres something I have been working on for a scholarship.

He Needs Me - Shelley Duvall

Originally from Robert Altman's weird ass live action adaption of Popeye the Sailor, the song was used again by P.T. Anderson in Punch Drunk Love, to much greater effect I may ad.

Shelley Duvall - He Needs Me

Supreme Beings of Liesure

Jazz! For People Who Hate Jazz


For people who hate Jazz? Thats me!

Awesome Mashups from Best of Bootie 2007

Run over to Bootie USA and grab the torrent file for Best of Bootie 2007, it features two of the coolest remixes I've ever heard. Both of the mp3's are posted below.



The Champs vs. Lil Mama (mp3) DJ Paul V.



Peggy Lee vs. Iggy Pop (mp3) Go Home Productions

I'm looking for a good mp3 host, if anyone has any suggestions drop me a line.