Friday, October 30, 2009

Driftwood - a short animated film

A short film made for Troika Moonshine 300, a group of writers who are tasked with creating short stories (300 words or less) based on 3 words given to them by another artist.
I was allowed to interpret my words visually!

The words were: driftwood, poncho, and sacrificial

I left the ending open to interpretation. The story changes depending on what you think he is actually doing.

The Blair Witch Project

Film Review: The Blair Witch Project


An American horror film from the late 90s. Most have seen this or heard about it. If you scare easily I would watch this before going on that weekend camping trip.
It's a film shot in real time about three film makers off to capture a documentary about an old legend of a witch that haunts the near by woods. Little did they know that what they were dealing with. It's a very disorienting film at parts but adds to the suspense of what's going on. It's based on the legendary Jersey Devil that lurks in the Jersey forest. I highly recommend this film and very surprise it's not in my video collection yet. It's one of the best horror films of our time.

Exit music for a film

Found this video randomly looking for music for the Fall and very impressed by the animation that supports the eerie song by Radiohead which was written for the ending credits of Romeo and Juliet. Which never made the score on the request of Tom Yorke. The song changed Marylin Mansons life when he was over looking a cliff. I remember listening to the song on my journeys on the trains long ago across the country and found the music a bit somber yet chilling. Was looking for soundtrack music for my train ride.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Film Review: Cape Fear

Film Review: Cape Fear

In the spirit of Halloween I decided to revisit some of my favorite films about freaks and creeps. On the top of my list was this gem from Martin Scorsese: Cape Fear!
Widely considered one of the best remakes in history (up there with another favorite The Thing), Cape Fear takes the viewer on a crazy ride through the eyes of a psychopath!
And who better to play a murderous ex con than Robert De Niro.  He will send a chill down your spine as you place yourselves in the victims shoes.  His performance takes this film to a whole other level, and in my opinion is one of his best roles.
I love the old style direction Scorsese implemented.  It feels like a cross between a Hitchcock thriller and an old school horror flick.  And to top it off, we get an excellent intro sequence from the king of the intros Saul Bass!  
The entire film has an amazing sense of tension, that keeps you on the edge of your seat to see how far this creep will go in his blind quest for vengeance.  Scenes that stand out in particular are the stake out at the victims house that goes awry, and of course the amazing conclusion while floating down a river.  
Chances are you've seen this film before, but I would love to recommend you re-watch this fantastic film while the season is ripe.  

Monday, October 19, 2009

In Cadeo - City Lights

 A Monstrous Music Video

My latest music video is now complete and ready to view! Check it out. The song is City Lights off of In Cadeo's full length album 'Making Our Graves'.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Introducing: Waajeed



From Detroit, a city I vaguely remember in my travels but would like revisit very soon. Waajeed has been busy for a while and people really need to know about it. From Slum Village to Dilla to Platnium Pied Pipers, he's been there creating some of the most respectful beats around.
Here is a little interview with him at the Red Bull Academy. Still waiting for my application....
He's performing tonight at the Beauty bar with Blu Jemz and Geo-logy. Rare Austin performance to not be missed out on.