Wednesday, November 11, 2009

CLASH OF THE TITANS Teaser

My old favorite movie gets an awesome remake

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Assassin Creed Lineage Part 1

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Painting Anime Tutorial by Ino Makoto

Very talent artist Ino Makoto shows his process of work.
Very good to watch and learn.




Sunday, October 4, 2009

Final Fantasy XIII Trailer with English voice acting

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ODST Live Action Behind the Scene

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bayonetta TGS 09: Trailer

New cool trailer.
Anyone think that Bayonetta's neck is too long?

Monday, September 7, 2009

HALO ODST commercial

One of the best recent commercials in game industry.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pandore by Gobelins

Great animation shots


Monday, August 31, 2009

Dawn of War animation references

One of my favorite game of all time. So I need to post some clips for references purpose for my animation demo reel which I gonna do it after finished my thesis.





Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Whispered World Trailer



The Whispered World is Point and Click Adventure game from German.

Features
- Breathtaking scenery and animations
- Wonderful, hand-drawn 2D backgrounds and character design
- Gorgeous setting in the style of the anime movie "Spirited Away"
- Exciting plot that will keep you hooked for days with its twists and turns
- Classic 'point & click' third-person controls

Looking good. The English version will be released later and also Nintendo DS.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Visual Effect: 100 years of inspiration

Actually 110 years :D

Great clip.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fantasy Life, New Level 5 RPG

Fantasy Life is the new laid back RPG from Level 5 company. Laid back? Yes, that's what they said. So you create your avatar and live a life in a town (Harvest Moon?). Art work looks awesome thought.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland trailer

Tim Burton, one of the most unique producer in therm of visual style. This Alice in Wonderland looks really amazing. Johny Depp seem like he's born for Tim Burton. Other than him, I can't imagine who is gonna be in Tim Burton's movies.


TRAILER HERE

Book of Eli



New movie about post-apocalyptic world. Some says it looks like Fallout ripped off. Umm...what the post-apocalyptic world should look like other than this?

Anyway check the trailer it's looking quite good.

TRAILER HERE

and the movie blog HERE

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Marvel ! Anime Style

Marvel comic goes Japan!
This two projects; Wolverine and Ironman done by Madhouse studio look really really anime.
Madhouse studio is well fame animation studio which created a lot of nice works such as The Girl who Leapt Through Time and Paprika.

Here is the trailers.

Wolverine! Marvel fan, you may not like it.




Ironman is AWESOME!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Halo Legends Exclusive Trailer

Upcoming Game-to-Animation trailer from Microsoft Halo Legends.
This is really big project with a lot of awesome studios.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ninja Assassin Trailer

Finally! Trailer of Rain's movie Ninja Assassin. Hope it's not end up like Blood: the last vampire.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Edge of Twilight

Desaturated render style from upcoming post-apocalyptic action adventure game.

District 9 Full Trailer

This year Cloverfield with Alien Mather ship.
Awesome Awesome

Monday, July 20, 2009

Despicable Me

New animation movie which will be in theater next year (we've to wait that long) from Illumination Entertainment. The director is Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud from Ice Age 3 and Horton Hears a Who.
Very funny trailer.




Despicable Me @ IMDB

Sunday, July 19, 2009

ATI Driver and MAYA rotation tool

By any chance, if you are a humble animator and your little work station at home is using ATI 4800 series graphic card, you may get this little but annoy problem in MAYA.

My computer is using Radeon 4870 series and when I updated Catalyst driver to 9.XX series, I've found that in MAYA the rotation tool was acting wired. I could not Free rotate the object and could not select in Axis I want.

I just found out that this problem is occurred because of the graphic card driver so the way to solve it is to uninstall Catalyst driver and use the old driver (8.xx series).

The way to uninstall the driver is not quite easy. You can find the tutorial here

Previous ATI drivers HERE

PS. I don't know that the latest Catalyst driver (9.6) has solved this problem or not (I used 9.5 before.) But if you got the same problem as me, just uninstall the driver and use the 8.12 version.
Problem solve!

Monday, July 13, 2009

SOUR '日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro)'

What's a great MV. Very creative!!

2012 Trailer

This is quite awhile already but it's awesome trailer. Great CG

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Gaming technologies

E3 is almost over.
So sad because I almost had a change to go there but I couldn't. Anyway, here is some highlight from the expo.
Every consoles have their own new things. Let see the innovation.

XBOX 360: Project Natal







Wii: Wii Vitality Sensor



PS3: Motion Controller



IMO Project Natal is very interesting with full motion control, voice command and use only one equipment.
New Generation of Gaming is coming!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Prototype opening Cinematic

Cool, dramatic and nice rendered footage. (make me think about I am Legend :P)
Animation is quite good too. What do you think?
The game will be released on June 9. Don't miss this one.

Dragon Age Origins "This is the new Shit!"

Awesome trailer of Dragon Age Origins.
It's the new dawn of AD&D PC game so hope it will be great.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Lord of the Rings: the Hunt for Gollum

Exclusive fans made short film for Dailymotion.
It's the best fans VDO I've seen.

See in HD

HERE

Trailer


Monday, May 4, 2009

paper-cut animation from Eden to the East ED

very cool Anime Ending also a great song from the band School Food Punishment.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stop motion with wolf and pig

1300 printed photos can create this amazing shot film.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Experimental Game: Shadow Physics



I always love the game with cool idea and this is the best example of it. Shadow physics using shadow and light in simple environment to create a 2D platforming game.
Keep and eye on this one when it comes out sometime next year.

From
Here

Friday, May 1, 2009

Secret of the new Star Trek. It is Cloverfield!!


The picture is the opening of the new Star Trek in trailer. Try to look at the name of the building. It is Tagruato !!

What is Tagruato? It's Japanese company that products a power drink name Slusho which is the origin of the monster in Cloverfield in somehow.

Yeah! JJ Abrams is the writer of both films and Slusho appeared here and there in his film such as Fringe. So it's not a big secret or connection ,just like an Ester Egg :P

From
Here

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Transformer 2 : Revenge of the Fallen New Trailer

Very cool trailer.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

What is in the box?

I don't know. I only know that this is a kick ass visual FX testing film. Is it a movie? Is it made by Valve(Half-Life)'s fans? I don't know!!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nice Facial Expression

Well let post something relate to our work.
I just finished watching Japanese Series called My Boss My Hero awhile ago. It's really funny drama and Tomoya Nagase, the main actor of this series done pretty good job.
He has really nice facial expression like this.








Sunday, February 22, 2009

81st Oscar Slumdog wins 8 awards


Wow! really amazing. This is the big award for Danny Boyle for wining 8 awards from Oscar.
Congratulations.
And if you didn't watch the film until now, what are you waiting for?

Here list of Oscar winners

Best Picture:
Slumdog Millionaire

Actor in Leading Role:
Sean Penn from Milk

Actress in Leading Role:
Kate Winslet from The Reader

Directing:
Slumdog Millionaire

Foreign Language film:
Departures

Music (song): Slumdog Millionaire
Music (score): Slumdog Millionaire
Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire
Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

VFX:
The curious case of Benjamin Button

Documentary Short: Smile Pinki
Documentary feature: Man on Wire

Actor in Support Role :
Heath Ledger from the Dark Knight

Short Film (Live Action):
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Cinematography:
Slumdog Millionaire

Makeup:
The curious case of Benjamin Button

Costume Design:
The Ducthess

Art Direction:
The curious case of Benjamin Button

Animated Feature Film:
Wall-E

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Slumdog Millionaire
Writing (Original Screenplay): Milk
Actress in Supporting Role: Penelope Cruz from Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Music of the month! Fenomenon

Take a break from animation, movies and games.
Music of the lovely month February is Fenomenon; a nusoul/electronic duo, formed in Stavanger, Norway in 2000.
If you can recognize, yep their musics are in the game Beach life.
I love their ambient-sound style in their works.

If you wanna chill-out, Fenomenon is the nice band for you.


Sleepy Meadows Of Buxton



Picturebook



Pacific Memories

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Midnight Meat Train

I've just seen the movie The Midnight Meat Train. It is the movie version of Clive Barker's 1984 short story directed by Ryûhei Kitamura (director of Azumi).

If you like the Blood & Gore Horror movie, you should check this movie out. The story is quite insane and nonsense in some parts. I feel the Maya's role (by Leslie Bibb) is very weak but apart of that lead actors Bradley Cooper and Vinnie Jones did quite good.

Yep, if you want to see bloody, full of disgusting shots and Clive Barker's style twisted plot. The Midnight Meat Train is the movie for you.

One more thing, I've decided to do video clips for REFERENCES purpose of the movies, animations and clips I saw as many as I can.
So here is the first one.

The big moment of The Midnight Meat Train.
*** Warning*** Quite disturbing and bloody ***

Want to animate a killing scene anyone? :P

video

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Street Fighter IV opening cinematic

Very nice opening scene


Sunday, February 1, 2009

R.I.P. Ensemble Studios, you're legend.

Bad news again for the game industry while Ensemble Studios who created Age of Empires series, the game that I remember played with my friends in University long ago and Age of Mythology one of the best RTS games of all time, announced to shut their door down.

Halo Wars, the big RTS project for Xbox 360 has been gone gold already but who will maintain the game, we don't know right now.

R.I.P. Ensemble Studios. You will be in our heart and good luck for you all.

Visit their blog

HERE

Transformer 2 : Revenge of the Fallen First Trailer

Awesome Transformer 2 : Revenge of the Sit..... Fallen ^^" trailer finally arrived.
Follow the Fallen

HERE

Saturday, January 31, 2009

G.I. Joe Trailer

Awesome Action movie of 2009

Thanks Jediyuth


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Power of Powerpuff Girls

Do not underestimate this cartoon series because it celebrate its 10th Anniversary right now with the nice box set.

Honestly, I'm not quite a fan of Cartoon Network but this one is different.
The Powerpuff Girls has humor, action and funny so the Box set witch contains all 78 episodes in 6 DVDs is really interesting. Hmmm..... Should I get this one?

The Powerpuff Girls: The Complete Series - 10th Anniversary Collection is No.1 Character series Animation best selling at Amazon right now.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire won 4 Golden Globe Awards 2009

Congratulations for Danny Boyle

Slumdog Millionaire, a drama of a boy name Jamal Malik who is one question away from the last question to win "who want to be a millionaire" show. The story brings you to see Jamal life and how he knows almost every answers. The movie is beautiful and very entertain from the beginning to the end. It's great cinematography and great story. All elements of the film are beautiful. Every color of shirts, walls, house or even trash are well arranged to get great composition for every scenes. One of my friends said this movie is one of his best movies he ever saw.

Slumdog Millionaire won 4 awards from Golden Globe
- Best Motion Picture - Drama
- Best Director - Motion Picture: Danny Boyle
- Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
- Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Composed by A. R. Rahman

Again Danny Boyle!
You've created such a nice set of beautiful movies since the beach, 28 days later, Sunshine and this one. I really like all of your movie. Hope you can make it for the Academy Award also.

Really recommend to watch, Slumdog Millionaire is awesome!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

This little girl will beats your a** off by game characters.

OMG what a cute cute cute cute!

She gonna grow up be a super geek game guru.
Must watch this video.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Another Best Games of the Year 2008

Yeah yeah if you're looking for lists of the best game of the year, you can look at tons of web sites over the internet. So for my site, I think I will come up with lists of some games that almost make it that high. There are a lot of great games that you do not want to miss but there are never appear on the ' best of the year' list. So here it is.

Another best Action & Adventure

Dead Space
IMO the best new IP of 2008. Dead space combines the Sci-Fi survivor horror setting and Action adventure really well. This game is so scary but with the fixing script, it can be less when you replay it again but anyway Dead Space win another best Action & Adventure game of 2008 for me.


Also look: Castle Crashers (XBL Arcade)


Another best RPG

Tales of Vesperia
Not only 2008 but Tales of Vesperia is one of the best Xbox360 RPG games. Believe me, you will laugh when listen to the characters conversations. The Anime look of the game is really pretty, not as many deatails as Eternal Sonata but look more like Anime. The story is pretty good and real time action combat system is really fun. So don't miss this game if you're RPG fans.


Also look: The Last Remnant


Another Best Strategy

King's Bounty: The Legend

Who said Turn-Base strategy genre is dead? Hell no, 2008 is the year of TBS games. The great games such as Heroes V: Tribes of the East and Galactic Civilization II: Twilight of the Arnor, Civilization IV: Colonization and this game King's Bounty: The Legend. King's Bounty stands out from others because of its cutting edge graphic and user friendly... I mean it run smoothly on even the low-mid computer.



Also look: Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East

Another best Shooters

Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 is a great shooting game but it's put aside by Left 4 Dead or Call of Duty: World at War. FC2's graphic is the most bautiful amoung every game in 2008. Game play is RPG base that you can work or get quest for the groups. So this game deserves to get a award. At least from mind :)


Also look: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Thursday, January 1, 2009

9 Teaser

Tim Berton version of this award short film story. Main character looks similar with sacky boys from Little Big Planet? Hell no! the original 9 was several years ago.