Archive for March, 2010
2. Adobe Photoshop turned 20 recently and it’s been my buddy since late in version 2.5 (no layers…if you can imagine that). Complex magazine did a great piece detailing the 50 greatest moments in Photoshop. –> 50 Favorite Moments in Photoshop History via Complex
3. Josh Cochran created this sweet new print called “Zombies Vs. Unicorns.” It reminds me of Fort Thunder, or more specifically Brian Chippendale stuff–and in a good way. –> Zombies Vs. Unicorns via Kitsune Noir
4. ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series is in full swing and the one I’ve been waiting for is getting out there now. “No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson” directed by Steve James (“Hoops Dreams”). –> No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson via ESPN 30 for 30
I wish I had come up with this idea all by myself. I did not. I’m borrowing this concept from Kitsune Noir and their awesome Mixcast series. So, I’ve created mix mixtape and posted it for your listening pleasure. The plan is to do these regularly and make cool cover art for each. The first one here is called DAYLIGHT and fetaures two flickr images: A great shot of the golden gate bridge at dusk (I cropped the bridge out) and the second is a image from the amazing Noise & Dust group called Kodak Duaflex viewfinder. You can listen with the player below or click through and listen here.
3D this and 3D that–people wearing cheap plastic glasses all over your favorite megaplex theater. I’m not a fan at all. Current 3D movies are nothing more than a blatant (and successful) ploy to pull more money from our pockets. In the recent, and very entertaining, Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton I was constantly annoyed by sequences that were nothing more than a technology demo for the 3D effects. Wow, butterflies flying into the screen–how amazing. These effects are limited and even when done well, like in Coraline, they add nothing to the storyline. Some people might argue that they add to the experience of the movie–to that I say boo. The current 3D technology has been is use since 1936. What makes matters worse is watching these movies in good ole’ 2D and having to watch these ridiculous sequences. I’m all for progress in the movies. I like technology. But, I’d go see more movies if the whole experience was better: better food, better projection, nicer seating, more space between people and better overall service. I’d even pay more if it was like that, then we wouldn’t need to wear those awful glasses.