Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kickstarter: 'Frozen Skies' - A Savage Worlds Dieselpunk RPG

Utherwald Press is planning 'Frozen Skies' as a dieselpunk setting for the Savage Worlds table top RPG game system. This Kickstarter will help get the book looking that bit more polished by Savage Mojo. They will provide layout, cover design and the other little touches that will make 'Frozen Skies' shine. 
They currently plan to release 'Frozen Skies' both as a PDF and a full size soft cover book. The £3,000 (approx $4,750 USD) that is being asked for will cover the costs of the artwork, editing, layout, etc. The PDF version will be released first with the hard copy following shortly after via Print-On-Demand.
'Frozen Skies' is a complete game setting custom built for the award-winning Savage Worlds rule-set published by Pinnacle Entertainment Group. You will need the Savage Worlds Deluxe or Explorer's core books to play the game. If you are not familiar with the Savage Worlds RPG, try out the FREE test drive rules here.
Set in the mysterious, frozen lands of Alyeska, the book will be an in-depth and informative guide to its history, geography, myths and legends. It also introduces characters who have made names for themselves in Alyeska including those living on both sides of the law, the pioneering ice pilots without whom the land would be virtually uninhabitable, and the various factions who strive to bring civilisation to this inhospitable world.
If you're wondering, the term Dieselpunk, is an art style, similar to the pseudo-Victorian Steampunk genre, based on the aesthetics popular between 1914 and 1945. The style combines the artistic and genre influences of the period (including pulp magazines, serial films, film noir, art deco, and wartime pin-ups) with postmodern technology and sensibilities. Think of 'The Rocketeer', 'The Legend of Korra', 'Crimson Skies', 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow', 'Dark City' and the 'BioShock' video game series and you'd be spot on.
Check out the video below, and if it's something you might enjoy, go here to pledge and back this kickstart project.

Cool Art: 'Fargo' by Grzegorz Domaradzki

Odd City Entertainment in conjunction with Paramount Theatre, has a new limited edition screen print for a screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s Academy Award winning movie, Fargo, at Stateside at the Paramount on Wednesday August 21 in Austin, Texas. The screening is part of Paramount Theatre’s Summer Classic Film Series which features Film Noir 101; classics that recall the history of Noir while taking it in a new direction.

The poster by artist Grzegorz Domaradzki (aka Gabz), comes in two flavours, with both regular and variant prints having a glow-in-the-dark layer with the variant printed on a pearlescent paper. They are 24" x 36", with the regular in a limited edition of 325 and the variant 135.

These will be sold at the screening on August 21. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the Paramount Box Office on day of show. For more information, visit the Paramount Theatre’s website.

Check them out below.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition
Glow-In-The-Dark Layer

Cool Art: 'The Burglar' by Mark Lone

Wow! Another awesome print from Mark Lone!

This 'Hobbit' inspired piece is from the Hero Complex Gallery Show, 'Bleeding Metallics' that opens this Friday, and is 12" x 24" and printed in 7 colour metallic chrome inks, limited to 50 copies and costs $45. Go here to buy prints from the show.

You'll definitely want to click to embiggen to catch all the extra detail! Wow!

UPDATE:
Yay! Managed to bag myself this print from the show! Looking forward to seeing this up on my wall!

Review: 'The Wolverine'

This second stand alone Wolverine film is a lot better than the first, in my opinion, and with Marvel Studios going full pelt into their universe, what with the recent 'Iron Man 3', 'Avengers, and the upcoming 'Thor 2: The Dark World' and recently announced 'Avengers 2', Fox have had to up their game a bit with their 'X-Men' movies to compete with the similar properties, and it does show, if a little rough around the edges.

The story is better too and tells of Logan's struggle with his immortality, as well as the love story between him and Mariko (Tao Okamoto). I did think that the villains in 'The Wolverine' were a bit meh, throwaway type villains if you will. Not really fleshed out enough, although that was maybe mainly due to the plot being about more of the suits behind corporations than say an evil force to subdue.  That said, if you add in the few decent fight sequences; the funeral, on top of a speeding bullet train and of course the climactic fight at the end, plus the deep Japanese culture and lush scenery throughout, it's a decent enough effort into the X-Men mythos. Entertaining, but maybe not quite on par with the Marvel/Disney efforts, but almost there.

And a word of warning, you've just GOT to stay after the end credits, as it seems to set up things to come. It's worth it, believe me!

***1/2 out of 5

Cool Art: Hero Complex Gallery presents 'Bleeding Metallics'

This Friday (August 3rd) Hero Complex Gallery opens a new art show; 'Bleeding Metallics', which focuses on artwork crafted with metallic inks, paints, papers, and metal itself, highlighting all manner of things made of metal, covered in metal or injected with metal. Robots, Mechs, Cyborgs, Spaceships, Steampunk, Suits of Armour and just about every type of metal goodness you can think of will be represented in this show!

Opening reception is this Friday, August 3rd from 7-10pm. Go to the Hero Complex Gallery website or follow @HeroComplexArt on Twitter for updates. Art will be available online Saturday at 1pm.

Check out a preview of some of the art below.

16-Bit 'Iron Man 3'

This started as an art project by movieclipsTRAILERS, but quickly grew into a full blown homage to 'Iron Man 3', retro-games, and the 1990s!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

'Pacific Rim' Trailer 1950's 'Godzilla' Style!

Cool Art: 'Cronos' & 'The Devil's Backbone' from Mondo

Mondo continues their collaboration with The Criterion Collection by releasing two new prints from the films of Guillermo del Toro. 

'Cronos' (spine #551) features artwork by the legendary Mike Mignola and separations made especially for this screenprint by multiple Eisner award-winning colorist, David Stewart. 

'The Devil's Backbone' (spine #666), and my favourite del Toro film, features all-new artwork by the renowned comic illustrator Guy Davis in a beautiful 9-colour screenprint.

They are both 18" x 24" hand numbered screenprints. 'Cronos' is in a limited edition of 185 and 'The Devil's Backbone' limited to 210. They are both available at $45.


And as always, follow them Twitter @MondoNews for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Wednesday, July 31st.

Trailer For The New 'Bioshock Infinite' DLC: 'Burial At Sea'

Really enjoyed 'Bioshock Infinite', one of my favourite games of 2013, and with this announcement, although I've not played the first two Bioshock games, I'm fairly looking forward to this DLC!
Come back to Rapture in a story that finds Booker and Elizabeth on the eve of the underwater city's fall from grace. Developed by Irrational Games, the developer of the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite, this DLC features Rapture as you've never seen it before—a shining jewel at the bottom of the ocean, built almost entirely from scratch in the BioShock Infinite engine. Gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. 
Explore the city when it was at the height of its beauty, meet some old "friends," and make some new ones, all through the eyes of Booker DeWitt. Why are Booker and Elizabeth in Rapture? What was the city like before everything fell to pieces? The answers to these questions and more will be found in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea -- Episode 1.

Cool Art: 'The Empire Strikes Back' by Mark Daniels

'The Empire Strikes Back' by Mark Daniels will be available Friday (August 2) around 10am PDT from Acme Archives Dark Ink. It's a 12" x 24" silk screen print, in a limited edition of 250, signed by Mark and costs $50.
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Sci-Fi Short: 'Runaway' by ArtFX

'Runaway' by ArtFX, an animation and VFX school of higher education, based in Montpellier, France.
Ernest runs a gas station lost in the middle of a desert. His nap is suddenly interrupted by the arrival of a massive customer.

A 3 Hour Behind The Scenes Documentary Of 'Aliens'

Check out this three hour behind the scenes documentary from 1986 of James Cameron's 'Aliens'.


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'What I Likes' by Pogo

I love the musical videos from Pogo aka Nick Bertke, my favourites are 'Upular' and 'Mellow Brick Road'. And now he's back with 'What I Likes', a 'Mary Poppins' music video, where he uses only sounds and music from the film.

Head over to his Youtube channel for more cool videos.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cool Art: 'Alien' by Neil Branquinho

'Alien' by Neil Branquinho.
These are available as hand signed and numbered prints on 200gsm paper for £15.

Go here to buy a print.

Cool Art: 'Shaun Of The Dead' by Tyler Stout

'Shaun Of The Dead' by Tyler Stout

These are 24" x 36" numbered screen prints, on sale in August from Mondo. The regular edition is limited to 710 copies and a variant limited to 300.

Follow Mondo on Twitter for the latest updates.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Rush' by Doaly

Here's a couple of cool alternative posters by Doaly for the movie 'Rush', a biography of Formula 1 racing driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life.

'Rush', directed by Ron Howard and starring Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer, is out in cinemas September 13 (UK) and September 27 (USA).

Mass Effect - Series 2: Episode 25 'A House Divided' & Episode 26 'Suicide' & Epilogue 'Arrival'

Continuing with the serialisation of Matt Beaudette's TV show style edit of the Mass Effect trilogy with a special triple episode, and the climactic finale of the second chapter of the Mass Effect saga. (If you've not played the games, there be spoilers ahead!)

Episode 25: "A House Divided"
While waiting for the Reaper IFF to be installed, Shepard gets to know his new Geth crew member, Legion.



Episode 26: "Suicide"
The Collectors have abducted tens of thousands of humans from the Terminus Systems, each time retreating back through the unmapped Omega-4 relay. With the Reaper IFF nearly ready, Commander Shepard and the crew of the Normandy SR2 are finally prepared to jump through the Omega-4 relay and take the fight to the Collectors. Cerberus and the Illusive Man have called it a Suicide Mission, but the team is ready to prove them wrong in the climactic Season 2 Finale.



Epilogue: "Arrival"
Commander Shepard gets a call from Admiral Hackett, asking him to go on a dangerous solo mission involving possible information regarding the Reapers' invasion plans.

Cool Art: 'Diamonds Are Forever' by Mike Mahle

Another cool James Bond poster by Mike Mahle.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cool Art: Light Grey Art Lab presents 'Station Zero'

Light Grey Art Lab's exhibition 'Station Zero' features a large collection of novels from the golden age of pulp science fiction, that have been recreated and designed by a group of illustrators from all over the world.

The show opened on July 19th at the Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, MN and will remain on display until August 10th. They're also available as archival giclée prints from the Light Grey Art Lab Art Shop.

Check out a selection of the art below and go here to see the rest of the superb art from this exhibition.

by Rebecca Mock

Cool Art: 'Strife On Mars' by Rory Phillips

'Strife On Mars' by Rory Phillips.

A poster for fictitious Japanese movie staring David Bowie as a Mecha Pilot battling Kaiju on Mars, unfortunately now sold out as a print.

Cool Art: 'Tomorrow Never Dies' by Mike Mahle

Another cool James Bond poster by Mike Mahle.

Cool Art: 'The Wolverine' by David Moscati

'The Wolverine' by David Moscati.
This is part of the upcoming Hero Complex Gallery show, 'Bleeding Metallics'.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cool Art: 'Mary Jane' by J Scott Campbell

Mary Jane Watson is the quintessential girl next door, exuberant and charming, she's the light of Peter Parker's life. Designed by the incomparable J Scott Campbell, Sideshow Collectables brings this irresistible comic siren to life in the Mary Jane Comiquette, the first release in the 'J Scott Campbell Spider-Man Collection'. Cast in high quality polystone, MJ measures 11.5" high, hand painted with a new high-contrast technique, creating added depth and dimension to each piece. It's available for pre-order now, with an estimated ship date of February 2014.

Go here to pre-order the comiquette, and go here for an interview J Scott Campbell did at SDCC about this collection. Check out the finished statue and the original pin up art by J Scott Campbell below.

Cool Art: 'Saving The World! One Kaiju At A Time!' by Rustam Hasanov

I'm loving the retro propaganda feel of this poster of 'Pacific Rim' inspired art by Rustam Hasanov! I don't think there's been many films, apart from maybe the original trilogy of Star Wars, that has influenced the imaginations of generations of artists, as much as Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'. Do yourself a favour, rather than waiting for the Blu/DVD, catch the film at the cinema where it deserves to be seen (IMAX if you can), and then you'll see why the film has inspired so many artists!

Cool Art: 'Pacific Rim' by Tomasz Opasinski

Lots of very cool 'Pacific Rim' art out there, and here's another, this time by Tomasz Opasinski.

This is available from Tomasz's Etsy Store as a 27" x 40" digital print on canvas, with an additional 2 inch frame around and limited to only 10 copies, costing £100.
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Art V Cancer presents 'Bending Time & Space' Art Show

Art V Cancer is hosting it’s second exhibition, ‘Bending Time & Space’ at the 2022NQ in Manchester, UK, on 30th August 6pm. Featuring signed limited edition screen prints, giclee prints and one-off pieces of art by awesome artists, all in the name of raising money for Cancer Charities! They have now raised over £8700/$13300 for CLIC Sargent (Children & Young People with Cancer), CALLM ( Caring for Adults with Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma), Cancer Research, The Breast Cancer Campaign and Prostate Cancer.

And how's this for an amazing list of artists that will be contributing to the show;

Alan Dalby | Andy Hau | Ben The Illustrator | Chris Madden | Chris Malbon | Erin Gallagher | Godmachine | Guy Mckinley | Heather Sheppard | James Howard | Jess Gurr | Joshua Budich | Kyle Wilkinson | Matt Lyon | Natalie Griffiths | Oliver Frappe | Paul Hallows | Raid71 | Sam Gilbey | Sam Octigan | Sarah Cowan |Tony Hodgkinson | Tyler Stout | Zara Taylor

For more details please contact julia@raid71.com or visit www.artvcancer.com. You can also follow Art V Cancer @ArtVCancer on Twitter and www.facebook.com/artvcancer

The prints will be available on the Art V Cancer website Saturday August 31st at 6pm UK (10am PDT).

Check out the art below. EDIT: Added more art.

Watch 'The Last Of Us' As A Movie

After turning the new 'Tomb Raider' and 'The Uncharted Trilogy' into full length game movies, Andy Gilleand is back with a new one; 'The Last Of Us'.
If you don't know what this is, no, it's not a "Let's Play" or a walkthrough of any kind. If that were the case, it would be several hours longer. What I did here was try to take the entire story of the game, and edit it down to fit in a movie. I would include gameplay, but only the gameplay I felt was necessary to tell the story. If I could cut sections out without causing plot holes or ruining pacing, I would cut as much as I could. I also played the game several times before doing this to gain a familiarity with the levels, to help me with "directing" the game into a movie as best as I could. This meant doing things you typically wouldn't do while playing the game, such as skipping nearly every one of the items left around, such as ammo or other supplies helpful to survival. I played on Normal mode to minimize the extra difficulty this would cause.

There are a few things that differ this movie from my others. While the game uses the same engine as the Uncharted games, it's been modified. Whenever Uncharted had a button prompt for items or opening doors or whatever, it would usually be towards the edges of the screen, and so it was usually easy enough to edit out. However, Last of Us places button prompts directly on the objects they correspond to, making them very difficult to edit out without it looking bad. So where I could, I edited out the button prompts, but many had to be left as they were. Thankfully there were some options I could disable, such as Melee Prompts and Hints, although some of those still showed up from time to time as well.

Normally, in a game like Uncharted or Tomb Raider, I would be able to skip over a majority of the traversal. However, in this game, so much dialogue is exchanged during these parts, that I felt was critical to the story, that it became very difficult to edit the gameplay down. I ended up leaving in substantial amount of gameplay compared to some of my other movies. Though by skipping collecting items or exploring optional areas, and simply going straight through the levels, I feel I helped speed things along as to not cause the gameplay segments to draw on too long.
 
Sorry about how long I waited to release this. I'm a big supporter of Naughty Dog. In fact, I support every developer I make game movies from. I believe these games are well worth the full price they are charging, and as such, I don't want to potentially cause anybody to skip out on buying the game simply because they could watch my movie.
Subscribe to his YouTube channel for updates.

Cool Art: 'Radiant Dawn' by Dan Mumford

'Radiant Dawn' by Dan Mumford is a follow up print to his Nuclear Summer print series.

This is a 4 colour A2 (420 × 594mm) screenprint on 270gsm Archival Stock. It's in a limited edition of 60, and costs £40. All prints are signed, stamped and numbered as well and is available here.

Check out Dan's blog for some up close photos too.

Sci-Fi Short: 'Thousandth Street' by ArtFX

'Thousandth Street' by ArtFX, an animation and VFX school of higher education, based in Montpellier, France.
The break of a police officer on patrol is suddenly interrupted by an unexpected event which he 
will have to face.
You can check out the behind the scenes here.


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First Trailer For '47 Ronin' Starring Keanu Reeves

Whoa! Hmmm, not quite the original 47 Ronin legend then!

'47 Ronin' is out in cinemas December 25.

Review: 'The World's End'

by Tommy Lee Edwards
From the moment the 1990's soundtrack kicks in from the start, right through until to the bitter (or lager) end, I loved this.

Anybody that's done a pub crawl will instantly recognise the younger versions of the main characters we see at the start. After an unsuccessful attempt at the 'Golden Mile' - 12 pubs, 12 pints - twenty years later, the school pals (Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan) reluctantly reunite for another crack at the ultimate pub crawl in their home town of Newton Haven. But all is not what it seems in their cosy little town, which soon becomes apparent after a run in with some youths in the gents of one of the pubs!

I think that the script by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg have got the right blend of comedy and sci-fi with this film, with some really funny moments scattered in amongst the well crafted sci-fi bits. I really enjoyed the previous two films in Edgar Wright's 'Three Colours Cornetto' trilogy, and this one continues by keeping Pegg and Frost's characters at the centre of the film, albeit in the role reversal of Nick Frost's Andrew being the smarter more mature one compared with Simon Pegg's Gary King, and it works wonderfully. I'm also thinking that there is a big love for Primal Scream's 'Loaded', as they do quote the opening line to the song quite a bit. Can't complain too much as I do like it!

With a cracking 90's soundtrack, and if you've enjoyed Edgar's previous work, including 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' and the TV show 'Spaced' (of which 'The World's End' is as close to a cinematic version you'll probably get) then, like me, you'll get a kick out of watching this film. Go see it if you can!

****½ out of 5

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Teaser Trailers For 'Gravity'

'Gravity' is out in cinemas October 4 (US) October 18 (UK)





Cool Art: 'Fire Nouveau' by Missy Pena

'Fire Nouveau' by Missy Pena.
You can buy this as a 11x17 inch art print, here for $15. Pre-orders will ship in July. It's also available as a T shirt too.

Cool Art: 'Spirited Away' & 'Howl's Moving Castle' by Olly Moss

Mondo are releasing the regular versions of Olly Moss’ posters for 'Spirited Away' and 'Howl’s Moving Castle' today (they released the variant editions at San Diego Comic Con last week). They are 20″ x 36″ screenprints, and limited to 430 copies, costing $50 each.

Follow them on Twitter @MondoNews for details as to when they go on sale today (Thursday, July 25th) at a random time.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cool Art: '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Mark Englert

'2001: A Space Odyssey' by Mark Englert is part of his first solo art show called 'Director Series: Kubrick', based on the films of the legendary director, and is the first in a series of Englert applying his signature detailed landscape style to the films of a specific director.

The prints are 12" x 36", with details on the edition print size and cost revealed at a later date nearer the time. A variant edition will also be revealed later.

The art show opens Friday July 26 from 7-10 p.m. at Gallery 1988 East, 7021 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, and runs through until August 24.

Check out both the regular and regular glow in the dark version below. Click to embiggen.
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Regular Edition
Regular Glow-In-The-Dark Edition

Cool Art: 'Stan Lee' by David Igo, Tom Jilesen, Zane Yarbrough & Andrew McBride

This awesome 'Stan Lee' print by David Igo, Tom Jilesen, Zane Yarbrough & Andrew McBride was signed by Stan himself, and given away for free at the Sideshow Collectibles stand at San Diego Comic Con.
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New Teaser Trailer For Ronald D Moore's 'Helix'

When a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, they quickly find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.
'Helix' stars Billy Campbell (The Killing), Hiroyuki Sanada (Sunshine, The Wolverine), Kyra Zagorsky (The ABCs of Death), and Mark Ghanimé (Arrow) and begins on Syfy next year.

Cool Art: 'The Lone Ranger' by Paul Shipper

'The Lone Ranger' by Paul Shipper.
"When I first heard about Disney's Lone Ranger movie coming out - I thought, what a perfect movie for an illustrated one sheet! I got very excited to see what may come of the official poster... Sadly, it didn't happen. The marketing seemed to be very Tonto heavy, mostly due to Johnny Depp being in that role. It is called "The Lone Ranger", not "Tonto the Movie".... I felt an opportunity had been missed and so, I decided to create a poster that I thought could be deemed worthy of The Lone Ranger... I only hope you agree... but this was to satisfy my own fan whoes... much like the JJ Abrams Star Trek posters, this is a personal project, for fun...and for the love of the old movie posters I grew up with."

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cool Art: 'The Wizard' by Richey Beckett

'The Wizard' by Richey Beckett, is part of the 'Black Sabbath' Art Show, a new set of limited edition screen prints using top UK artists within the scene of folklore, mythology and inspired by classic songs from the Black Sabbath catalogue. The show runs from Thursday July 25 at The Flood Gallery.

'The Wizard' is available as 18 x 24″ signed and numbered 3 colour screen prints on French paper ‘Kraft’ 100lb, with the regular edition limited to 75 copies costing £35, and the variant limited to 25 copies and costing £40. There's also a larger 24" x 36" version that is a limited edition of 40 and costs £50.

The posters will be on sale on Thursday, July 25th at 10:30pm GMT (2:30pm PDT) at The Flood Gallery.

'Jaws' - "You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat" - Sweded

This week, the guys from Homemade Movies take on 'Jaws', complete with a life size shark in a swimming pool. This scene also includes the AFI top 100 movie quote "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

As always you can check out the side by side comparison and the behind the scenes.

Cool Art: 'Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy' by Tracie Ching

'Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy' by Tracie Ching, inspired by the trilogy of films by Edgar Wright; 'Shaun Of The Dead', 'Hot Fuzz' and 'The World's End', is available through Spoke Art as an 18" x 24" limited edition fine art giclee print on 300gsm Italian cold press water colour paper. It's also hand-numbered, limited to 200 copies and costs $35.


I've just come back from watching the film, if you enjoyed the previous two films then you'll love it! I know I did!

Kickstarter: 'Final Fantasy VII: The Web Series'

I've already posted about the teaser concept trailer for this project from Gionata Medeot and Mattia Ferraro, who aim to revisit all of the most memorable scenes from the 1997 classic Playstation game, and make them available for free on their YouTube channel. Season one will be 5-6 episodes of about 15 minutes each.

They have also secured the rights to the music from the game, and have so far cast the roles of both Barret Wallace (Mars Crain) and Tifa Lockhart (Margie Cox) – but it needs your help. You can now pledge your support to the series on Kickstarter.

Shinra Productions is hoping to raise $400,000. They also have a Red Bubble page where you can buy posters, shirts, hoodies, stickers, mugs, phone cases with more items to come, and all proceeds from these will go towards the cost of the production and promotion of the web series.

At the time of writing it’s raised just over $3,500, and with 29 days to go, it’s going to need a lot more help to reach it's goal.

Go here to check out the Kickstarter project.

Hollywood's History of Faking It: The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing

From FilmmakerIQ.com and part of their educational series, go inside the history of the travelling mattes (now called chromakey) and learn the history of visual trickery used by filmmakers from the earliest filmmakers through to the modern day.


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Cool Art: 'Last Stand' by Dan Mumford

'Last Stand' by Dan Mumford is a new print via Bottleneck Gallery.
It is a 16.5″ x 23.40″ Giclee, available as a regular edition of 100 for $55 and a variant edition of 50 also for $55.

They go on sale Tuesday, July 30th at 12pm Eastern (9am PDT) at Bottleneck Gallery.

Regular Edition
Variant Edition

Marvel Cinematic Universe SDCC Panel

Cool Art: 'Oldboy' by Alexander Iaccarino

'Oldboy' by Alexander Iaccarino, inspired by the original film not the Spike Lee remake, is available via Bottleneck Gallery on Friday July 26.

It's 18" x 24" 3 colour screenprint, in a limited edition of 75 for $40.

Monday, July 22, 2013

'Mythbusters' Adam & Jamie SDCC Panel

If you couldn't make it to Comic-Con this year, here's Jamie and Adam's entire panel from Friday evening. Wil Wheaton moderated while Jamie and Adam chatted about the future of Mythbusters and having fun with Tested, followed up a great q&a session with attendees. Be sure to stay to the end!

Cool Art: 'Elysium' by Matt Ferguson

'Elysium' by Matt Ferguson.
"I chose to create a poster for 'Elysium' because first and foremost I LOVE 'District 9' and this looks to almost be a spiritual successor, you can tell from the footage so far released that it is firmly in the same vein of thoughtful Sci-Fi. I can’t wait to see the film. 
I also felt that this film has similar elements to the subject matter in my next BIG, personal project and saw it as a chance to do a dry run on what is coming later in the year. 
I have made this poster so that it can be easily screen printed and have already prepared it for such an eventuality. I just need to find someone to sell it through!!"
Follow Matt on Twitter @Cakes_Comics if the print becomes available to buy.
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SDCC: Henry Lennix Reads That 'The Dark Knight Returns' Quote

The moment at SDCC when Zack Snyder asks Henry Lennix (General Swanwick from 'Man of Steel') to read a line from the 'The Dark Knight Returns'!

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'Game Of Thrones' SDCC Panel

Animated Prequel To 'Snowpiercer'

Animated short prequel to Joon-Ho Bong's sci-fi movie, 'Snowpiercer' that tells the stories of the world before the train departs!



Check out the international trailer below.
Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.
'Snowpiercer', starring Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song and Ko Asung is out in cinemas later this year.


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Cool Art: 'Wargames' by James White

'Wargames' by James White is an officially licensed print and will be available tomorrow (Tuesday July 23) at 12pm Eastern Time from Skuzzles.

The poster is a 36″ x 24″ 5 colour screen print, available in two flavours; a regular edition that's limited to 165 copies and costs $45, and a 'Green CRT' variant edition that is a limited edition of 70 for $60.

Follow them at @SKUZZLESCAN on Twitter for announcements.

Regular Edition
'Green CRT' Variant Edition

Mass Effect - Series 2: Episode 23 'The Ardat-Yakshi' & Episode 24 'Old Machine'

Continuing with the serialisation of Matt Beaudette's TV show style edit of the Mass Effect trilogy with another double episode of the second chapter of the Mass Effect saga. (If you've not played the games, there be spoilers ahead!)

Episode 23: "The Ardat-Yakshi"
Samara has discovered the location of the fugitive she was tracking on Ilium. She reveals that the dangerous serial killer is hiding out on Omega and asks for Shepard's help in eliminating her.



Episode 24: "Old Machine"
With the team fully assembled, and all team members' personal matters dealt with, Shepard feels that they are ready to attack the Collectors. However, they must first retrieve the Reaper IFF from the a 37 million year old derelict Reaper in order to gain safe passage through the Omega-4 relay.

'Doctor Who' SDCC Panel

SDCC 'Game Of Thrones' In Memoriam

Remember those we have lost.

New Live-Action SciFi Web Series 'Infinite' Coming Soon

'Infinite', is a new live-action science fiction series following the adventures of Colonel McQuaid and his crew as they journey through a black hole and into another universe. Ther series will launch spring 2014.

A behind-the-scenes blog is launching this autumn, and will keep up to date with the production as it happens. They are looking to produce 10 hours of original episodes over the next twelve months, and casting is currently underway.

Check out the teaser trailer below. Subscribe to the 'Infinite' Youtube channel, and you can follow them at @series_infinite on Twitter and on Facebook.


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Sunday, July 21, 2013

''Frazetta: Painting With Fire'

The feature length documentary, 'Frazetta: Painting With Fire', is on the two disc limited edition DVD of the 1983 Ralph Bakshi animated movie 'Fire And Ice', and it's definitely worth checking out, featuring interviews from legends of illustration; Bernie Wrightson, Al Williamson, Dave Stevens, Michael Kaluta, Joe Jusko, William Stout, John Buscema and more, including Frank himself, plus all that gorgeous art!

If you can't get your hands on the 2 disc DVD (it's not on the US Bluray, but the DVD is still available on Amazon), the whole documentary is (currently) on YouTube, and you can check it out below.

A Featurette With A Look At The Digital Artistry Of 'Pacific Rim'

A quick look at the video FX from 'Pacific Rim'. I really enjoyed this film! Go see it if you can.


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Teaser Trailer For 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'

Check out the Comic Con trailer for 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey', a new 13-part follow up series to the original 'Cosmos: A Personal Voyage' that was presented by Carl Sagan in 1980. Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the series debuts in 2014 on FOX!

Cool Art: 'The Thing' by Jock

Another in a long line of cool SDCC exclusive prints from Mondo!

'The Thing' by Jock, was released yesterday at the Mondo booth (#936). The regular poster was limited to 325 copies at $45 each, with the variant limited to 150 copies at $75 each.
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Variant Edition

Cool Art: 'Elysium' by Martin Ansin

The blue variant print of 'Elysium' by Martin Ansin, will be available at Mondo's Comic Con booth (#936) in San Diego today (July 21).

The regular version of the poster will be available for purchase online at a later date. Follow @MondoNews on Twitter for exact sale details.
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Regular Edition

Loki Takes Hall H - SDCC 2013 - Comic Con

Tom Hiddleston takes the stage at the 'Thor: The Dark World' / Marvel Panel in Comic Con Hall H as LOKI.

Cool Art: 'See You Space Cowboy' by Alexander Iaccarino

'See You Space Cowboy', is a 'Cowboy Bebop' inspired print by Alexander Iaccarino. It's a 24" x 36" 5 colour screenprint, signed and numbered in a limited edition of 120 Regular & 50 Variant. Available July 22nd from Alexander's website.