Some behind-the-scenes footage of the animatronics of the T-Rex from Jurassic Park. Gives you a bit of the chills :)
This article written by Sean Hood about screenwriting on the latest Conan the Barbarian script or lack-thereof could very well be about a lot of the creative ventures and the personal motivations that keep people doing what they are doing. I had a somewhat similar experience to this working in the games industry and it’s always interesting to see different perspectives on various disciplines with the same hope, blind faith, stupidity or conviction. And we all keep doing the things we do because that’s just what we do.
Cool short-film (more like a teaser really) adaptation of the Portal Franchise. If you’ve been following games in the last couple of years, there’s no way you’ve missed Valve’s awesome puzzle game Portal. There’s some discrepancies between the game and this adaptation but overall I thought they pulled it off quite nicely.
Lots of cool little bits of info and tips on how to shoot some cheap guerilla film-making.
“In any client relationship, be it filmmaking or photography or dog grooming, if you can deliver a product that looks and feels like you spent double what your client paid you to make it, you WILL get hired again. Luckily for us, Robert has been sharing his process via speaking engagements, DVD bonus features, and books since he first burst onto the scene (hmmm…kinda sounds like someone I know….). A few of his “10 Minute Film School” videos have made their way onto YouTube and I think they’re worth sharing:”
If you’ve never heard of it or seen it yet, The Story beyond the Still is “the first ever user-generated HD Video Contest where photographers become filmmakers, and we all see beyond the still.”
There is quite a broad range of excellent material if you’re into film-making and story-telling.