Monster Roll- Sushi Chefs vs. Giant Monsters

This looks like awesome dipped in soy sauce. I really hope it gets made!

via Monster Roll on Vimeo.

Vengeance: An iPhone 4S Short Film

Some people think you need advanced equipment to make movies and produce media, but the truth is you probably already have everything you need sitting in your pocket right now.

Don’t believe me?

(The making of is here.)

While you’re at it, check out Film Riot’s episode about iPhone filmmaking (which includes a very cool short also shot with an iPhone 4s), which also reviews the sound quality of the iPhone, it’s worth the 9 minutes.

 

Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last

via Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing.

How to Shoot a Scene! – Film Riot

The Film Riot show is must watch for aspiring low budget filmmakers, and this particular episode has a great discussion of doing multiple shots with a single camera.


How to Shoot a Scene! – Film Riot – YouTube.

Camera Stabilizer Rig for Under $5

Wow! That is just awsome. I’m tempted to make one, although I’m not sure what I’d use it for! If I were a no-budget filmmaker I’d be using this thing nonstop.


Camera Stabilizer Rig for Under $5 – YouTube.

R’ha


“Now here’s the kicker: German director Kaleb Lechowski is only 22 years old, and created this short over the course of 7 months on his own time. Needless to say, his insanely impressive short has already caught the attention of quite a few movie company execs, and Kaleb will be making his way to Hollywood later this month. Not bad for a first year project.”

via Awesome Robo!: R’ha.

Short Trailer Robotech Valkyrie Project (English Subs)

Nifty! Not sure if it will just be a trailer, or a full fanfilm. I suspect a full fanfilm.

Brass fixtures fight Bacteria and Spread of Germs.

Hmm. I might just have to have copper handles on the doors of my next home!

Plastic and stainless steel surfaces, which are now widely used in hospitals and public settings, allow bacteria to survive and spread when people touch them.

Even if the bacteria die, DNA that gives them resistance to antibiotics can survive and be passed on to other bacteria on these surfaces. Copper and brass, however, can kill the bacteria and also destroy this DNA.

Professor Bill Keevil, head of the microbiology group at Southampton University, said using copper on surfaces in public places and on public transport could dramatically cut the threat posed by superbugs.

via Fit brass fixtures to cut superbugs, say scientists – Telegraph.