Rotoscoping is a tedious process that involves animating over a live action film frame by frame, which means it took waaaaaay too long to rotoscope this trailer for the horror classic The Evil Dead.

And, while the end result is pretty cool looking and fun to watch, it’s highly unlikely that PFR Studios will be rotoscoping any more of the film, because this bit is almost three years old!

Via: Neatorama / ToplessRobot

Tour the Tenenbaum House

The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I was thrilled to see it featured on AV Club’s Pop Pilgrims, which checks out the memorable real-life locations of TV and film shoots. While Wes Anderson and his crew were scouting locations for the unfinished script, Wes spotted this amazing house in Harlem and rented it for six months for both exterior and interior shots.

The Royal Tenenbaums is set in New York, but not really. The city viewers see in the film certainly looks like New York, but the names have been changed and, in at least one case, an iconic landmark covered up. Consequently, the house that Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) bought in the winter of his 35th year is located on Archer Avenue in the film, not in Harlem on Convent Avenue at 144th Street, as it is in real life.

Via: Neatorama, AVClubLink

A Very Zombie Holiday (Instructional video)

Worried about juggling your Christmas baking, gift-giving and party-going with the possible zombie apocalypse? This brief instructional video from Team Unicorn has all the information you need to safely and happily enjoy the season without turning into one of the walking dead.

Via: BoingBoing

Middle School Football Trick Play

I saw this last night on ESPN’s MNF pregame telecast in the “C’Mon Man” segment of the show and wanted to share it here.

It was simple and brilliant play by the football team of Driscoll Middle School from Corpus Christi, Texas. The quarterback took the ball and casually strolled forward, acting as though the play hadn’t started. But it had, and he passed the opposing team’s defensive line before they realized it.

New timelapse from Japan

Paul Frankland, aka Woob, has provided “Paradigm Flux”, a new track of his, as the soundtrack for this new time lapse piece. Paul is among the most acclaimed ambient musicians of his generation and has created several milestones of the genre, including the well loved Woob 1194 and Woob 4495 albums.

If you like great evocative, cinematic ambient music combining organic elements with world and dub influences, by all means check out his latest album, “Repurpose”: woob.bandcamp.com/album/repurpose

“Paradigm Flux” is available here: woob.bandcamp.com/album/paradigm-flux-ep You can also find an interview regarding the process of making time lapse movies on his blog here: season9.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/floating-point-an-interview-with-samuel-cockedey/

Via: Vimeo By: Samual Cockedey
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Robert Rodriguez’s Machete

Via: The FireWire

20th Century Fox has set a September 3rd release date for Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis’ Machete, starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal. Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 6th, which gives the movie a four-day opening weekend.

Machete is based on the “fake” trailer in Robert Rodriguez’s 2007 Grindhouse. The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Marin) his “holy” brother, and April (Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.

The Raven

Via: Geeks Are Sexy

Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles. Peruvian filmmaker Ricardo de Montreuil made the short film The Raven on a budget of only $5,000. It is based on a treatment for a potential film trilogy.

You can find concept drawings, 3D models and production stills at facebook.com/THERAVENFILM

For more information contact > info@theravenfilm.com

The Lost Art of Inglorious Bastards

SA Studios Global’s Film Marketing Division has teamed up with Quentin Tarantino, Upper Playground and The Weinstein Company to present, The Lost Art of Inglorious Bastards. The show will serve as a benefit art program to help raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. All proceeds from this program will be donated to The American Red Cross to help the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.

The group has assembled a select group of accomplished artists to create posters based on their interpretation of the film. Each print will be numbered and signed by Quentin Tarantino. Only six (6) of each amount will be made for preview or purchase. Check out all the details and some of the super sweet artwork of The Lost Art of Inglorious Bastards