I've long been a fan of 8-bit/pixel art. It's retro, geeky and just plain fun. So, I see no reason why the 8-bit world shouldn't cross over into my wardrobe, don't you think? These awesome pixelated t-shirts designed by Luke Morgan look like they'd be the… read more
I'm not a big zombie movie person. I like Night of the Living Dead, and that's about it. So I was surprised when I found myself really liking walking dead, a lot. One thing that hooked me was how well they pulled off shots of a post zombie-pocalypse Atlanta.
This is the demo reel from Stargate Studios, the company behind The Walking Dead effects, highlighting how they composite in graphics and animation to make The Walking Dead look so good. It's awesome, and it gives a good sense of how much time goes into making those shots.
The video is a little long, but try and stick with it at least to 1:28, when they show how they did… read more
Okay, sure: if forced to look at it critically, I could probably admit that Home Alone isn't that great of a movie.
But every year, just after Thanksgiving, it's the most perfect thing ever, as it traditionally accompanies the decoration of my Christmas tree, and I, through a mouthful of candy cane, can practically reenact the whole thing.… read more