What can I say? I’m a sucker for the Coen Brothers and I love this trailer for their new movie. Happy Monday!
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Once a week I’m going to share a cool movie trailer. These can be for new movies or old ones. I want to just share and explore the art of the movie trailer. Enjoy.
I’ll begin with the new trailer for Park Chan-wook’s first english feature, STOKER. This is a very unconventional trailer, which is why I like it so much.
To the Blue Goggles Films community here in Austin, TX:
Someone asked me recently, “What happens if BIT Parts fails?” Of course, what they meant to ask was, “What if we don’t meet our Kickstarter goal?” To me, there’s a big difference there. If we don’t make our Kickstarter goal, we move on to the next project. If BIT Parts fails, well… it can’t fail… We made 6 episodes that I am extremely proud of and they were released. BIT Parts would have failed if we never finished them. BIT Parts would have failed if that’s all we ever did. Well, guess what? Look at all the work BIT Parts has inspired in only a year’s time. We as a group, have made 13 shorts in 13 months now on top of a 6 episode web series and that’s all because of BIT Parts. We made over 90 minutes of content that ranges from comedy to action to straight up horror.
If it wasn’t for the cast and crew of BIT Parts, I would have never set out to make a short film every single month of 2012. Because of BIT Parts, I’ve met what I now consider some of my closest friends and they have become family to me. And I’m not talking simply about BIT Parts either. I’m talking about BIT Parts and since BIT Parts. We’ve met and been lucky enough to work with so many awesome people this year. All of them extremely talented and overly generous with their time and energy. To me, we can only fail right now by not making any more films. We’ve pulled together such an amazing group of filmmakers here in Austin, TX that it would be a crime to stop now.
Every single day, each and every person I’ve worked with this past year inspires me to be a better and more productive filmmaker. While I don’t know if there’s enough hours in the day to be more productive, I know I can get better and I want to do that with all of you at my side. As a group and as individuals I think we’ve all grown so much over this past crazy year and nothing excites me more than the idea of what we work on next together as a group.
I can’t thank everyone enough who’s ever participated in a Blue Goggles shoot over the past year. This has been the most exciting and most creatively satisfying years of my life. While what we did in 2012 was incredible, I can’t wait for 2013 to begin. I’m not wasting anytime either. Our first shoot is Jan 5th, bitches! 2012 was amazing, but 2013 is going to be better. BIT Parts has already succeeded on so many levels for me, the main one being, it introduced me to all of you.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe holidays. I can’t wait to get back to work with you all in the new year.
What is E3? E3 is the biggest gaming event of the year. Basically all the big companies come together to show off the new games they are working on. It gives gamers a glimpse of what’s to come. Does everything meet our expectations when it’s finally released? Of course not. But it’s still fun to watch and get excited about the future of gaming.
E3 can be extremely daunting to follow as there will be a ton of information pouring out every day this week. I’m simply going to create a small “MUST WATCH” list of videos coming out of E3 each day. Enjoy!
Putting this on my list may get me killed by hardcore gamers but I gotta say, it’s pretty freakin’ cool. This fall (apparently) you will be able to use any tablet or smart phone you already owe to navigate a web browser on your TV via the Xbox 360. It’s also going to introduce new ways to integrate supplemental interactive material for movies and games. This is really why it’s on my list. My imagination is already racing with ideas of how this can be used to enhance and dive deeper into movies and games. It sounds very exciting to me.
The Last of Us
This game has been on my most anticipated list since the debut trailer came out back in December. We now get to see the game in action and I gotta say, it looks spectacular. I love how desperate and survival oriented the gameplay looks. Oh, and if you didn’t know, it’s made by the same people that made the Uncharted series.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of this title but it has instantly jumped onto my most wanted list. This is what I love about E3, surprises. I don’t really know how to describe this game, maybe Grand Theft Auto meets Blade Runner? Anyway, this game didn’t debut with a trailer, it debuted with some creative and imaginative gameplay as well as stunning graphics.
Beyond: Two Souls
This is another new IP that really stands out from the crowd. It’s a new game from the makers of Heavy Rain, which while flawed, was an original game that I enjoyed. I’m hoping they learned from their mistakes with Heavy Rain and bring more gameplay to their dramatic stories. The game stars the one and only Ellen Page. It’s really cool to see her likeness as an action star of a video game.
The first episode of De-Pixelated is now online over on Gametrailers.com. The Resident Evil franchise has always been one of my favorite gaming series since the original game came out (1996). It seemed only fitting that our debut episode delved into this world that has lived inside my head for so many years. I can’t thank our cast and crew enough for bringing this world to life with us.
After watching the video, check out our behind-the-scenes video here!
You know what’s awesome? Artist Campbell Whyte painting 375 NES inspired paintings, that’s what. He was doing a painting a day for a little over a year which is pretty insane. Each painting is inspired by a different NES game. Take a look at his impressive catalogue which acts like a trip down memory lane of gaming. I mean look, it’s Dynowarz!
Phew! What a weekend! We had two 12 hour night shoots at a local school Friday and Saturday. This should have been a three night shoot but our cast and crew worked tirelessly through the two nights we had and got it done.
This was easily the biggest thing we at Blue Goggles Films had ever undertaken. Our amazing cast of dedicated zombies on Saturday night reached 17 people alone. Two of our favorite things about this shoot was working with all our Blue Goggles regulars and also being able to meet and work with so many new people. I hope we will be working with many of them again in the near future.
This was an intense weekend for all involved but it isn’t over yet. I’m hopping right into the edit “bay” now and will be getting a picture lock before the end of the week. We have some exciting news to announce in the upcoming weeks pertaining to the release of this newest short. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted on all things Blue Goggles related.
We can’t thank everyone who helped out enough. We’re going to work our butts off to make sure it is something everyone involved is proud of. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I’m pretty open and vocal about my obsession with lunch. Dinner and breakfast can go to hell for all I care. Just give me lunch three times a day and I’m a happy camper. Anyway, I just thought it would be funny to take “artsy” (Hipstamatic) photos of the burgers and sandwiches I eat. I’m not going to review the food but I will tell you what it is and where I got it from. I just think it’ll be funny in a year’s time to have a complete catalog of the burgers and sandwiches I’ve eaten. Let’s get started.
Drink.Well. - Texas Kobe Burger
Photo by Alan Koda
We just filmed our latest short film last night. Most of the Blue Goggles crew was there. The one’s who were not know who they are and were sorely missed (That’s what she said). We also had actors John Buseman (a Blue Goggles regular) and Samantha Ireland, a new member of the Blue Goggles family we hope to see more of. The filming went off without a hitch. We used some really creative methods to light the scene that I can’t wait to share with you after the short debuts next week. We have to keep this quick because we have a lot of post-production to do right now. Look for our new short to debut early next week and we’ll see you then!