Hello again, El Moochadores! We’re back from a Thanksgiving up in Salt Lake City! The trip was a lot of fun, and it was good to see our old mother and fat brothers again. Salt Lake is a pretty awesome place too. Lots of good sites and restaurants, and (best of all) Dr. Volts Comic Comic Connection is only a few blocks away from my Mom’s place. It was a short walk to the store, and they offered us cookies on the way out! I love that shop. Anyways, we’re back now so I can start my semi-regular posts again.
For today’s post I found a funny CGI animation from CG Record on the Youtube. The video is in… not English, so read the subtitles. I don’t know if this is a weird ad, or just meant to be funny, but I love the squirrel who thinks he can fly. FYI, I’m pretty sure power lines don’t work like that, and the owl would probably just eat the squirrel. Still funny though. Check it out, while I get my post Thanksgiving life in order – which mostly involves a lot of trips to the bathroom.
11/19/2017 / Trog / Comments Off on The Man Behind a Mysterious Miniature Town
A Short Film from National Geographic
Hello again El Moochadores! yeah, I know, it’s been a long while since my last post, and I do feel bad for that. The last couple of weeks have been kind of brutal at my day job (all the more reasons to not have one), and I finally got a weekend to myself. So, time for some Moo posting!
Now, there’s actually a bunch of stuff out there in the realm of geek creative to post about, and I still have this giant pile of Comic Con SWAG sitting next to me, but I wanted to kick off a new round of posts with this incredibly interesting short film I came across on the youtube. Produced by National Geographic, this video covers the interesting life, and hobby, of artist Michael Paul Smith. Smith has created his own miniature 1950’s town, called Elgin Park, based mostly on his childhood. This was a part of the Nat Geo Short Film Showcase, which is “A curated collection of the most captivating documentary shorts from filmmakers around the world.”
Though the video below is about two years old, and many of you may have already seen this, I just recently watched this for the first time, and I think a lot of what Smith is doing perfectly expresses “geek creative.” The film does get a little dark and deals a lot with issues of depression, suicide, and being bullied. But hell, we’ve all been there. Anyways, I hope you enjoy the video below, I’m going to go work on my own fantasy land project, then maybe later today, I’ll dig through the con pile and post s’more about cool stuff made by cool creatives.
Featuring Red Panda art and a cool proof of concept short film!
Good damn morning El Moochadores! Okay, so today we may have a bran (is it “brand” or “bran”… meh) new Moocast podcast to post later on today along with a new book review. It’s gonna be a busy day, so let’s get into it.
Like the “h2” header said; today we got some great Red Panda art (yeah, I know. Not really “geek creative,” but dammit: RED PANDAS!), and cool proof of concept film called Envoy!
I just found out about these little critters a few months ago, but damnit! I love ’em! Check out this great piece of red panda art by Deviant art contributor Alexandra Khitrova (aka: GaudiBuendia). She’s a Russian artist with a great portfolio of work. Hit the link above to see more! Also, MORE RED PANDA STUFF! They’re so damn cute! Ha!
Check out this fantastic short film, Envoy, from director David Weinstein. According to the vimeo page, this is a proof of concept for what will (hopefully) be a larger film. The story is about a young boy “who discovers a deadly alien creature and winds up entangled in a top secret government operation.”
Good Morning El Moochadores! One of the things I use to hate about doing the Morning Moo was that on busy work days it was often the only post I could get done for the site. So all I would see at the end of a work week is a long line of “Morning Moo’s” on the blog.
Warmest Year On Record!
Ye Gods, but I fucking love science. I also love the site IFLScience.com. Spell it out for your self folks… Anyways, this report isn’t so much creative as it is geeky, but check out this report from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies that show’s 2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880. Very interesting, and worth a listen while you idle your car in bumper to bumper traffic while go to work this morning, you Earth murdering maniac!
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Won’t Return For X-Men: Apocalypse!
Via Rolling Stone; It looks like we won’t be getting to see the older, wiser, better looking (they probably think so), versions of Professor X and Magneto in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. According to the article on Rollingstone.com, Patrick Steward was on Larry King Now and said,
I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. And so I don’t think we’ll be making an appearance – Nor Sir Ian McKellen, either.
ATROPA: Awesome Sci-fi Short!
Finally, check out this great short film by Eli Sasich called Atropa! The short film was written by Clay Tolbert and stars Anthony Bonaventura, Jeannie Bolet, David M. Edelstien, Ben Kliewer, and Chris Voss. It’s the futuristic story of “An Off-World Detective investigates the missing research vessel ATROPA.”
06/29/2013 / Trog / Comments Off on TONIGHT I STRIKE, A Short Film by Dan Gaud
Via Laughing Squid, Hey El Moochadores! Take a look at this fantastic short science fiction film; Tonight I Strike directed by Dan Gaud. A little bit of a bummer, but does have some striking visual effects and action scenes.
Not as disturbing as “Blinky” but pretty close. Why the fuck are we pushing towards the singularity??? Anyhow, this is interesting tale of a robot who never heard the phrase “you can attract more bees with honey…” called ABE, written and directed by Rob McLellan. Check it out below. Now I need to smash my mac into a million pieces before it decides I don’t love it any more. Later!
Via Geek Tyrant; Hey El Moochadores, Check out this very funny short film from Les films de l’arlequin. Directed by Clement Bolla, this funny flick shows what happens when a vindictive security guard has a prank backfire in the worst way possible.
Okay… What the hell did I just watch? Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was both intense and interesting. Otherwise I would not have posted it here on Atomic Moo, but what the fuck was that? Coming to us via Geek Tyrant, check out this wild and wonderfully animated short film by Erick Oh. Mr. Oh is a California based animator (originally from Korea) who currently works for Pixar. Give the animation a watch and let us know what it meant to you.
Via Laughing Squid; Watch this strange yet wonderful looking short film made by visual effects artist visual effects artist Kevin Margo. Grounded is about a lone astronaut stranded on a strange alien world or…
One astronaut’s journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer. Themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed on through generations are explored against an ethereal backdrop.
Also, check out the behind the scenes video to see how some of the visual effects were done!
An ordinary looking guy wakes up one morning feeling the worse for wear and realises he’s run out of milk. As he drags himself out of the house to go and buy some, an extraordinary sequence of events draws him into a journey of mayhem on the streets of San Francisco.
So, check it out and come back later for s’more Atomic Moo gooey goodness!
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