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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stop Motion (Test)


Ok, but it was shot with a 3.2 mp phone camera and edited in linux :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Inception : A Perfect Movie?

You bet.
It's Christopher Nolan's best work ever, and Leonardo DiCaprio rocks in the movie. It's built on a unique and mind-blowing idea- that it is possible to take control of our as well as other people's dreams, extract information from the subconscious, and even plant new ideas.

Don Cobb, played by DiCaprio is hired by a business tycoon(Ken Watanabe) to get into his rival's subconscious and extract ideas. He is in his missions haunted by projections of his late wife(Marion Cotillard). Cobb is assisted by Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Ariadne(Ellen Page), Tom Hardy (Eames), and Yusuf (Dileep Rao) in his mission.

I don't know about you, but I remember having dreams within dreams. Yes I was a strange kid. Anyways the same concept is developed into being able to dream in several levels(dreaming within a dream, in a dream while one's dreaming)- some might get a headache. The terminology introduced in the movie is awesome. You need a totem to tell the real world from a dream(you might get confused!). 5 minutes in the real world equals 1 hour in a dream, and the same conversion rate proceeds in subsequent levels.

It's meaningful to compare the movie with The Matrix and Avatar- we almost get the same thrills(or better). It's fast-paced, contain intricate detail(I couldn't grasp it all in one see) and might not fit into the mass audience for the same reason.

Nevertheless, watch the movie at least once. You get ones like this very rarely, don't miss'em.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Knight and Day : A Review

The story is very predictable and it's certainly not Tom Cruise and Camaron Diaz at their best, but Knight and Day is somewhat entertaining. We've all seen it before, there's nothing new - there's action, there's romance and there's comedy.
June Havens(Camaron Diaz), who runs into Roy Miller(Tom Cruise) at the airport joins him in a series of adventures. Roy turns out to be an agent trying to protect a device called Zephyr(a battery that could even light up an entire city).
I felt a lot of things in the movie not very convincing, including the story about the battery itself. And I found no or very little emotional element on the whole. I'll give it a 3/5.
But if you are looking for non-stop action and a little bit of romance, it's your movie!

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm encouraged :)

I had submitted the font designed by me to several sites, and am stunned to see its been downloaded over 500 times and rated 4/5 overall! Two people have cared to leave a comment, but this is a totally unexpected response, keeping in mind it's my first font and I had so carelessly designed it.
It is from Acid Fonts alone that I got the statistics, so probably other sites featuring the font might show similar figures. Anyways, I feel encouraged to go into some serious type design, when I'm free. I think.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Custom-made Armature


Comic artists use armatures for drawing human figures with precision. A standard armature is somewhat costly and I couldn't afford one, so I decided to make one. Yes, it wasn't a very bright idea, considering all I had in hand was an old piece of thermocol and a rusty blade. I didn't even bother to see the proportions, and you can imagine how I ended up with what's on the pics on the left. It's minimal, not very functional and doesn't have an intricate framework. Even finding out it could stand upright without support was surprising to me. Nevertheless, I regard my effort to have been an exercise that, though nearly in vain, could boost a little creativity in me.