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SDCC 2014 Photos!

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Hey El Moochadores! Though we’re currently working on a full gallery of images from SDCC 2014, I thought I would share a few samples to show off/brag about all the cool stuff we saw and all the fun we had. Sure there were massive crowds, we had no money,DSC_0034 and the security was way beyond rude (minimum wage agro… grrr), but despite it all, Chudd and I, had a great time as we floated between panels on creativity, the exhibit hall, and the downtown Gaslamp area now engulfed by four days of pop-culture heaven. We’ll also be doing a more in depth review of the con on the next Moocast (coming very soon) we’re we’ll post links to some of our favorite panels, events, and celebrity run ins, but for now enjoy a few sample images of two aging nerds love’n the pure con fun!

Enjoy!

The Cosplay!

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The Stuff!

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Chudd and Trog at the Con

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Queen – Another One Bites the Dust (On Floppy and HDD)

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Hey El Moochadores! We’re back from SDCC 2014, so that means back to work. Soon we’ll be posting all the photos and a new Moocast from/of our trip to the con, but until then…

Via Laughing Squid: Check out musical hard drives! Posted by youtuber Arganalth, these drives use Arduino and Raspberry Pi to bring you the sweet sounds of Queen. Check out Arganalth’s Youtube channel for more songs and fun with floppy and HD drives!

Enjoy!

Atomic Moo Update

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Hey El Moochadores! Sorry about the lack of post the last few days, but Chudd and I have been having a great time at this years San Diego Comic Con. It’s been tough, and my legs will probably never stop hurting, DSC_0037but this years con has been chuck full of amazing costumes, panels, and creations. Will be back soon with reports, highlights, and even a new Moocast with our coverage of the con. Now, it is time to get back in line.

We’ll be back…

Atomic Moo Book Review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Ape: The Art of the Films

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By all accounts the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, have both been huge successes at the box office, and a step forward in science fiction and film making. Now publisher Titan Books, and Twentieth Century Fox, are giving ape fans a unique, behind the scenes, look at the making of this wonderful franchise in one comprehensive hardback book.SONY DSC The Art of the Films combines the production process of both films including: character and set designs; insights into the revolutionary motion capture technology used during onsite production; and production art, models and props made for the films. The Art of the Films also includes exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of both films, as well as a foreword from director Matt Reeves. Here’s the basic synopsis:

The stunning new art book on Planet of the Apes! A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

I’ve said in prior reviews that I love film art books. For the most part they are insightful glances at film making, but as a wannabe artist, they’re also great for reference material. So, I like almost all film art books, but I think this is probably the best one I’ve encountered to date.3NgVuxb Actually, it’s more like two books under one cover. The first half goes back to Rise of the Planet of the Apes and does a wonderful job of explaining the artistic and technical creation of Ceasar and the other apes. Crew members and cast, like Andy Serkis provide a vast amount of information about character development and the design of the film.image_3 Which is then combined with stunning behind the scenes images and artwork. The second half of the book, Dawn of the planet of the Apes was probably my favorite. Here the producers show how they made the beginnings of ape culture and how they explored tribalism and family. I love the images of the ape village combined with the symbols they developed to show rudimentary written language skills and social order. Overall, this isn’t just another coffee table book. The Art of the Films is an all inclusive insight into modern film making and a flat out fun read.

The Art of the Films: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is available now in all major bookstores or you can get your copy online at Titanbooks.com! Below I’ve included a few sample images from the book I found on the web. Unfortunately the book is way too big for my scanner.

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Kickstarter campaign for a cool new indie comic

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Hello El Moochadores! Just starting today is a brand new Kickstarter for a cool new independent comic, Alt Control Delete (ACD)! Written and created by Ramón Govea and Black Mast Studios, this new comic series features the incredible artistic talents of Eddie Nuñez and Ander Zárate. Check out the story’s synopsis below:

Set in a futuristic world where video games have evolved into a virtual reality professional sport. Technology and games permeate nearly every aspect of life in a culture that thrives on games and competition and a society where XP is currency. The prevalent philosophy of this societySample_1 walks the border of trans-humanism: man and machine are beginning to merge, but not everyone is happy about it.

… rising star and professional gamer, Tess is in pursuit of her AWOL friend. When Tess’s secret investigation leads her deep into the gaming underbelly of New Angeles, she is faced with a choice: risk her tournament standings and follow her friend’s trail or return to the safety of the compound and forget what she’s seen.

What with all the MMO’s and other online games, this actually sounds pretty cool, plus the combined artistic talents of Zárate (colorist) and Nuñez (illustrations) is outstanding! The ACD Kickstarter has some pretty niffty rewards for contributors including a short story byPoster Maya Kaathryn Bohnoff (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), as well as t-shirts, and exclusive ACD posters! I’ve posted their Kickstarter video below as well as some samples from the comic. Check it out, but go visit their campaign for more information on the story and rewards for contributing! You can also follow ACD’s progress on Facebook.

Enjoy!

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Plants vs Zombies – The Movie

A Fan Made Film

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Hey El Moochadores, check out this fun fan film based on the hit game, Plants vs. Zombies. The short film was produced by Tunnelviziontv with help on the zombie makeup effects from Marihett Cloete Bredenkamp. You can check out more of their stuff on Facebookd and Twitter. Y’know, after watching this video I’m thinking more needs to be done with the Q*bert franchise. I was pickup a kinda Q*bert vibe off the plants… maybe Q*bert vs. Zombies. Yeah…

Enjoy!

Robotech Academy: An overview with Greg Snegoff

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The Robotech Academy Kickstarter is still going and to help promote the fund raising efforts they released this story overview by Greg Snegoff. Snegoff was the staff writer and dialog director from the original series. So, give is a watch then make an old Trog (that’s me, Trog) happy by pitching in a few bucks so as we can all (or just me) have s’more Robotech.

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Atomic Moocast #80: Psy-licious Interview with Nicole Brune!

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Pin up artist Nicole Brune is back to talk about art, getting models into her hotel room, and Comic Con! Nicole is going to be at the San Diego con this week. You can check out her art, and models(!) at booth 4528.nicolega1 Also, we’re changing things up around here… a little. Check out the new intro and State of the Moo segment at the beginning of the podcast. So here we go folks! Episode 80 is fresh out of the digital oven and ready to served piping hot into your gaping ear holes! 80 episodes… wow! That is 80 episodes of the lowest budget podcasting excellence and it’s just a tap, click, or tap away!

Enjoy!

Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
  • Who Likes to Party

Show Notes and Links

Nicole’s Art

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WB SDCC 2014 Promotion Bags… Preview!

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Hey El Moochadores, take a look at the 2014 SDCC Warner Bros. Bags being given away to attendees at this years 2014 San Diego Comic Con! Chudd and I have collected these bags for years and we’re eager to get down there and pick this years offerings. I’ve posted a small sample below, but hit the link above to see them all!

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CONNECTICON 2014 – Cosplay + Anime + Video Games

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Beatdown Boogie recently shared with us their amazing video and photo work from this years ConnectiCon 2014! Check out some incredible cosplay and camera work along with a small sample of their photo gallery from Facebook!

Enjoy!

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