Sunday, November 28, 2010

virtual counter tops....

Silestone -- 'Above Everything Else' from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

yup, guess what, this is all CG... everything, even the apple slice. no fucking way you say! yes way. Alex Roman made them, he's a dude from spain and he's that good. "fuuuuuuck" is all i gotta say.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

$100 > PC

So it is nearly there.  Built from spare parts handed down to me by various friends (thanks MdotStrange and Lam) combined with some ram off craigslist (20 bucks) and a cpu heatsync (30 bucks w a 12 dollar rebate).... I plan on shoving this micro atx mobo into the @ase from my dead mac pro.

the only thing that is going to put me over 100 bucks is probably getting a legit copy of windows...

Anyone out there got an oem copy of windows laying around?

3D Video Capture with Kinect

holy shit. make sure you watch to the end of this video. it will blow your fucking mind. people have hacked drivers for the kinect rather quickly. the potential uses for this 3D data is amazing is amazing... but really i just want to play Dance Central.

good ol' 4chan...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Celebrity Dick Match 2010

so a guy i know makes graff videos for this paint company. here's the latest one "celebrity dick match" (Michael Bolton? no way!). it's basically a bunch of guys drawing dicks, and while i can't back the idea that painting dicks on overpasses is particularly artful it does express the deep hatred i feel for my fellow humans in LA when i'm sitting in traffic or waiting in line at some crowded place i don't want to be... i often think to myself, "fuck you, you grove-lovin' bougey muthafuckah,get off your damn phone and drive, i wish i had a paint pen so i could draw a cock on your forehead! and take off those goddamn glasses, they don't even have lenses!" so there ya go, maybe it is art expressing that...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

the other Charlie Bronson

is this out? i just saw this trailer while surfing youtube. it looks super weird. i'd really like to see this, although i am wondering if the "isane weirdo is a brilliant artist" theme is getting a little played out in this era.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

AKB48 AKA a girl idol band with 48 memebers

because as any creative exec, marketing exec, or A&R person will tell you.... what's better than 1 cute girl who can kind of sing and dance? 2 girls who can kind of sing and dance (thus Tatu)! but what's better than that? how about 5 girls (thus Wondergirls)! not to be out done, someone in Japan asked, what if you had 48? then you'd have AKB48, and that's got to bring in 48 times the profit!

i can only hope that one day i get to direct a video for this group. coming up with scenarios for 48 japanese girls to act out in a 3 minute span would be creatively very challenging (staging an all girl riot springs to mind, or maybe something like a smaller version of the epic north korean dance presentation). i can only imagine how much fun the challenge of lighting 48 dancers and fitting them into the same shot and then watching to make sure none of them fuck up their moves. and on top of that, i have a hard time remembering the names of singular people i just met, three is near impossible for me. i think at 48 though, they would understand right? "hey.. uh, you, in the school girl outfit uh... with the baggy socks... and the pony tail, no, not you, her, heeeer! *sigh* yeah, that's probably fine."

Saturday, November 13, 2010

科学映像館 WILD PLANTS OF JAPAN Chrsathemum japonense(ノジギク)(AKA everything is creepier in time-lapse!)

it's just a vide of a flower blooming.. a japanese chrysanthemum... what' so gross about that? i have trypophobia. well, anyway, this youtube account has a ton of these time-lapse science videos shot in japan, and they are super eery but also beautiful at the same time.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuff People shoot

IMG_6501.jpg, originally uploaded by the_urchin.

so i did a shoot with Stephanie Sheh recently. she suggested the theme was 'tuff people' so we tried to think of things that 'tuff' people would do. it was fun, it included drinking tabasco, eating raw meat, drinking rum, smoking cigarettes, and pointing guns.....