Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ray Caesar to the rescue!

If anyone can help me procrastinate from editing the film I'm meant to be working on its Ray Caesar. Good on him. As per usual he fits the criteria; slightly whacked and oddly talented.
Once an architect, then a medical graphic artist, he decided to get into animation and special effects.
..not to mention selling pantyhose on the side and lending a hand to MUFON.

He's an interesting guy I swear. *love*

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

the perfect hump day;

Beer, Delphic and some Dave Ma.

So I may have a little crush on Delphic.. and probably Dave Ma by the look of his film clips..

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fun that we have.

So "Julian Plenti" aka Paul Banks from Interpol has a new album coming out early August.
I suggest everyone get on the bandwagon of musical awesomeness and download his free track off the album Skyscraper.

Things I took photos of today
Two old men laughing on a park bench smoking
A family loading suitcases into a Taxi while the driver abuses another driver
40 pairs of shoes hanging from a telephone wire
A fruiterer setting up shop for the day
A small Asian lady crying unnoticed surrounded by people on a city corner
Two convenience stall owners bickering in their booth
Dusk sunlight streaming through an alleyway lighting a little girl in red

and why haven't I just posted them?
..because some silly billy here thought there was film in her camera; turned out there wasn't.
epic fail.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Black Magic

Because everyone likes a dark movie time to time.

While I find Elephant and 2:37 oddly too similar but beautiful in their own way,
Tout est Parfait is in its own league.
Found myself laughing at times..

Crossing paths

I have recently come to the conclusion that Israelis and Iranians definitely know how to make a film to two. Or Ten.
Check out the praised Abbas Kiarostami film, Ten (2002)
Shot with a couple of DV Cameras strapped to the dash of a car, Kiarostami gives only little direction to his actors, letting his story unfold.
A rare look into the hearts and minds of a real woman's life in Tehran.

Probably my favourite short film in a long time is
Offside (2005)
Part of a trilogy created by Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor, they have recieved over twenty-five awards collectively. Primarily based on the personal experience of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Nattiv and Tadmor form an undercurrent in all of their work; the importance that true peace must start on a personal level before it can become global.

Their Feature-length film, Strangers (2007) was also released last year and well worth the look.
During his travels to meet his e-girlfriend for the world cup finals in Berlin, Israeli Eyal (Livon Liro) meets the effervescent Rana (Lubna Azabal), a passionate young woman with many loose ends. When their paths cross unexpectedly, they are drawn and spend their time falling in love in Berlin, losing themselves in one another oblivious to their responsibilities.
When times of war heat up between Israel and Lebanon the bonds of their friendship are tested. In a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, the two are challenged in all walks of life; by family, friends and the politics that surround them noted by their home countries.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

badge victim.

Some badges I've made the last few weeks here and there when i get bored.
Soon to be many more, and organised into sets.
Im in the process of designing a website and getting ready to sell at markets and some boutique clothing stores.
Any requests?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

blow, blow, thou winter wind

It seems it isn't getting any warmer, but its a great time for some fun pictures.
These are some location stills i took for the short film 'Corvus' I am production designer for.
In the lovely small town of Dumbalk, south-east of Melbourne, will be our home for a week while we shoot. It's very cold, its very wet, but home to the most welcoming family in the southern hemisphere; I'm sure of it.
Located on private land, here is their serene backyard.

A girl can dream.

I'm cold now.. warm up with me to this fine tune. i heart it.

The Golden Filter - Solid Gold