Thursday, June 30, 2011

Plot Device - Humorous Homage Film Short for Magic Bullet

Plot Device from Red Giant on Vimeo.

Showcases the software's various film looks and effects capabilities with Indie Film flair. 

From the Red Giant site -
“Plot Device,” a nine minute short film directed by Seth Worley, and executive produced by Red Giant’s own Aharon Rabinowitz. Aharon and Seth co-wrote the film, working together in close collaboration throughout the project. Plot Device was created to demonstrate first hand the high caliber work that can be created when using Magic Bullet Suite 11, even on a limited budget.
And there's also a behind the scenes video here.

DC Comics Fresh New Universe - Relaunch Promotional Clip

This is the Promo Clip for the DC Comics Reboot...Relaunch? Re-Vamp? Refresh? um, you know the Re-Event re-numbering thingy starting in September. It's basically the quick version of what many Comic Shop Retailers heard when met with the actual DC dudes last week.

Cool New Captain America TV Spot - Warning: Could be Considered Spoilery by Some

Level of SPOILER effect depends on what you already know about Cap...
...and it is a TV Spot so it may be hard to avoid anyway.

New Iron Man Anime Preview Clip - Tony Stark Meets Wolverine

New clip from the English-language version of the Iron Man Anime featuring the voice talents of 
former Heroes stars Adrian Pasdar as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Milo Ventimiglia as Wolverine.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Ray Harryhausen! Celebrate with this Cool Creature Reel.

Transformers Paper in Disguise! - Make Old School or HedKase Style Papercraft Robots

Download patterns for HedKase Optimus Prime and Bumblebee @ TOYSREVIL Blog

Or go Old School with Optimus and Jetfire downloads from Paper Robots

Bat-news Extra! Bruce Wayne's New Car, Catwoman Will Wear Goggles, Wayne Manor Set Footage shared this clip of Christian Bale and an unidentified actress filming at the 
Wayne Manor location (Wollaton Hall, England). As well as the new car photos below.

Not the new Batmobile...but the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador will be Bruce Wayne's new ride.

A Costume Design Insider tells Anne Hathaway's Catwoman will be wearing goggles.
“Anne’s outfit is more tactical, like the comic book, than the previous Batman movies,” a source very close to the costume design tells us exclusively. “She will definitely be wearing the goggles and it’s going to be less sexy than Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman costumes. She’s going to look more like a robber.”
Adds the insider, “But fan boys shouldn’t be worried. This costume is going to be form-fitting enough to make Anne look smoking hot.”

More Mutant Concepts - X-Men First Class Havok & Banshee

Alex Mandra created some cool mutant power concept art for the X-Men. More images at his blog ...along with concept work for Green Lantern, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and other films.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mondo Knows Awesome - Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon Poster

Mondo Poster Art by Jesse Phillips.

Leia Skywalker - Dark Lord of the Sith by Phil Noto

Henry Waltz Trailer - A Fantastical Animated Steampunk Noir Teaser

Dunkin Donuts Captain America Inspired Commercial

Excellent fun creative ad, sells the promo tie-in without a forced film footage mash-up.

Michael Bay's School of Awesome Filmmaking - The Early Years - Meat Loaf Music Video

To celebrate the Release of Transformers 3: Dark of The Moon Indiewire's Spout Blog recalls Bay's early career in music videos where he established his Awesome Style of Filmmaking. It features the trilogy of epic videos he did for Meat Loaf's 1993 semi-comeback album Bat Out of Hell II: Back to Hell. Here's the one for I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That). Click on over to Spout for the hilarious article and the other 2 videos.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Wayne Manor Location Set Photos - Batman: Dark Knight Rises

Wollaton Hall in England is being used for Wayne Manor exterior shots and a small private 
graveyard set has also been created on the grounds. More photos and info @

Original Trilogy Nostalgia - Gallery of 113 Seldom Seen Star Wars Photos - Imgur

 Click through to see a fantastic gallery of alternate promotional photos, cast and crew candids, cut and behind the scenes shots from the Classic Trilogy. Here are a just few personal faves.

Scrap Metal Transformers by Thai Sculptor Anchalee Saengtai

Incredible Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Statues by Anchalee Saengtai aka YumiModal 
can now be found at many Ripley's Believe it or Not Attractions - via Wired
Other Sci-Fi inspired works are also showcased at

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Steampunk Couture by Kato Spring 2011 Collection Video

I shared fashions and the store link in an earlier post. But I've just discovered Steampunk Couture also has
a YouTube Channel with a few pretty mood videos showcasing the Spring 2011 items.

The Troll Hunter Strikes Back - Mash-Up Madness!

Rune Spaans the Troll Hunter VFX director did this awesome mash-up just for fun. 
Visit his Vimeo for more Troll VFX clips.

Meet Deacon Frost - New Blade Anime Teaser Trailer

I Miss the Mutants - So Here's a New Groovy Mutation Gallery

Beast Evolution by Lee Weeks

Emma Frost the
White Queen
by Paolo Rivera
and Lynne Yoshii

Havok by 
Ben Templesmith
and Mystique
by Adam Hughes

Pixar Inspired
Baby Magneto
by Victor Hugo Queiroz
and First Class Magneto by Virus-ac74

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Black Milk Clothing - Couture Leggings & Swimsuits beyond R2 & 3PO

Like many a Star Wars Fan, I discovered Black Milk Clothing when their R2-D2 & C-3PO swimsuits were a geeksite phenom. But there is so much more to love about this Australian designer specializing in small runs of high quality funky leggings and swimsuits. Plenty of "basics" like cool rocker chic black leggings, and 80's homage brights are offered. But the real stars are the unique patterned pieces -- leggings, swimsuits and dresses with edgy pop prints, or perfectly placed famous art, x-rays, and ironic photo images.

New collections sell out almost instantly on the retail website; and online success has recently enabled founder/designer J Lillis to move the business (and small staff) out of the garage and into a real studio space. Join the Black Milk Facebook page to be in on new collections and releases or follow the Too Many Tights Blog.

Fun with Zombies - The Walking Dead Season 2 - First Day of Shooting Clip

Cast and crew welcome viewers behind the scenes for the first day of filming of Season 2.

Summer's Men of Action - Presented in Paper Vision! Retro Thor, Captain America & Green Lantern

Head over to the Golden Age of Super Heroes in Paper to download these more complex papercraft action figures of this Summer's comic movie heroes in their more Retro incarnations. There are many many more Heroes of the Golden age there as well as a complete background diorama for Cap. The creator has recently refreshed the site, all models are now available. Previously availability has been limited - so get them now.