Monday, December 06, 2010

1984

BBC Television's live production of George Orwell's "1984". George Orwell wrote the book in 1948, and this movie was produced in 1954.

Watch out, Big Brother is Watching You.

Monday, November 15, 2010

HOLLOW

(2010) This Sci-Fi War/Drama follows a young rebel soldier as he struggles to survive in a hollow world torn by war, and oppressed by a ruthless government.

A film by Nick Laurant and Jason Kummerfeldt; two 18 year old filmmakers from the San Francisco Bay Area.

This film was produced on a "budget" of $200 and took almost a year to complete from concept to upload.

Here's the trailer.



And this is the feature film.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Hunt

denofearth made this video. When you are hunting, it is never a good idea to follow your prey into a tunnel. Who knows what you will find in there? From www.cee-gee.net

Friday, November 12, 2010

Maybe This Wasn't a Good Idea...

becrjt has a Bengal cat named Sula. She likes to climb things, but how about getting down again?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nazi Robot at War

Marco Spitoni created this short film. The Nazis create a gigantic robot to attack the United States. Who will win?



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Robot Girl

Robot Girl by Tucia
Robot Girl by Tucia

She’s an artificial girl,
In a make-believe world,
Her parts go together one way.


She smiles when she sees you,
And never will leave you,
Because she is programmed that way.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Zero Budget SciFi props

Want to make an epic Science Fiction movie, but have an non-epic budget? Blunt Productions to the rescue! Here's how to make a laser gun using some household junk.



Lots of Sci-Fi shows have artificial gravity (boring!), but zero gravity is cooler. Here's how to have it in your movie cheaply.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Asian Girl Bands

In the U.S. and England, we have had our share of girl bands throughout the years. But other countries apparently like them, too. Here are some girl bands from Asia.

Girls' Generation "Hoot"

Girls' Generation is a South Korean girl group. The group began a foray into the Japanese music scene in late 2010, with the Japanese remakes of some of their Korean songs.



miss A "Breathe"

miss A is another South Korean girl group.



2NE1 "Can't Nobody"

2NE1, pronounced "to anyone," is a South Korean hip hop/pop girl group.



Four-Mod "Love Love"

Four-Mod (โฟร์-มด) is a Thai pop duo consisting of two girls, Four and Mod, formed in 2005.



China Dolls "Pleng Mah Mah"

China Dolls ไชน่า ดอลส์; is a pop music singing duo from Thailand.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Microsoft Xbox Kinect

I tried this out at the store today. It seems to work pretty good. Unlike the Wii, you don't need a controller to play the games. Fortunately, I don't have an Xbox 360, so if I decided to get the Kinect, I could just buy it with the Xbox.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Super Fill-Up

This is a fun simple game I found on reddit.

Super Fill-Up

Here's how you play it:

What you are trying to do is fill up most of the screen with the round balloons, as shown here:

You click and hold in the game area to create a balloon. As long as you hold down on the mouse click, the balloon will get bigger. Don't let the red balls touch your balloons while you're inflating them. If they do, the balloon will pop and you will lose one life.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dinner Time

Did I forget something today? What was it? Oh, that's right, I need to feed the dog!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

USA's Top 20 Songs


US Flag
Originally uploaded by Talkabout
In honor of the 4th of July (Independence Day), I decided to do another top 20 list. The last list I made was for Austria.

Here is the United States Top 20 Songs for the week of June 26, 2010. I found the list at www.billboard.com

Here are the songs:

Songs 1-10
Songs 11-20

Friday, July 02, 2010

Anthony Michael Hall

doorsfan72 made a couple of videos in tribute to Anthony Michael Hall's eighties movies.

Holiday Road



(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)

Thursday, July 01, 2010

USA Top 20: 1-10

1. California Gurls - Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg


2. OMG - Usher Featuring will.i.am



3. Airplanes - B.o.B Featuring Hayley Williams & Eminem



4. Billionaire - Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars



5. Alejandro - Lady Gaga



6. Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha



7. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz Featuring Ludacris



8. Not Afraid - Eminem



9. Rock That Body - The Black Eyed Peas



10. Find Your Love - Drake



Songs 1-10
Songs 11-20

USA Top 20: 11-20

11. Nothin' On You - B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars



12. Hey, Soul Sister - Train



13. Bulletproof - La Roux



14. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner



15. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum


16. Young Forever - Jay-Z + Mr. Hudson



17. My First Kiss - 3OH!3 Featuring Ke$ha



18. Rude Boy - Rihanna



19. Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo



20. In My Head - Jason Derulo



Songs 1-10
Songs 11-20

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

District 11: World Cup Aftermath

Get your vuvuzela's ready, South Africa is under invasion. 12 Angry Mascots bring you a pitch perfect District 9 parody. Keep away from anyone infected with World Cup Fever.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Send in the Chairs

There is a site called You Tube Doubler which allows you to show two videos side by side, for humorous results. Here's one I made up. To make this work properly, mute the left video.

YouTube Doubler

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Worst Episode of Star Trek Voyager

The episode of Star Trek Voyager "Threshold" was pretty bad. The review is a lot better.

From: sfdebris

Opinionated Voyager Episode Guide takes a thorough look at the worst episode of Voyager ever, Threshold. In this part, we see the foundation laid for the first absurd moment, as they crack the problem of how to travel at infinite speed thanks to the ship's cook.

Part 1 of 3



Part 2 of 3



Part 3 of 3

How to Parallel Park

It can't be that hard; even kids can do it!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fan Film: AVP: Redemption

AVP:Redemption is a fan film made by Alex A. Popov to share his vision of what an Alien Vs Predator film should be. The total budget for this film was about $500. He did all filming, directing, editing, VFX compositing, sound design, etc.

AVP Redemption from Alex Popov on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Visit Iceland This Year

It's looks like they have a lot of fun there!

Inspired by Iceland Video from Inspired By Iceland on Vimeo.

Lego Printer

From: horseattack

"Lego felt tip 110" printer connected to an Apple Mac. This is not a kit you can buy and does not use mindstorms. I designed/built/coded it all from scratch including analog motor electronics, sensors and printer driver, the USB interface uses a "wiring" board.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Package

Near-future Los Angeles. A seemingly routine police stakeout erupts into a hail of bullets with the arrival of THE PACKAGE, the retrieval of which is top priority for the police and swat team involved. Why is it so important? What does it contain? They're about to find out... the hard way.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Raven

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.

THE RAVEN - 720 HD from THE RAVEN FILM on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Space Monkey

Created as a collaboration between World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Ben Lee and Leo Burnett, "Space Monkey" carries a message about our planet, and features Ben Lee's track, "Song for the Divine Mother of the Universe".

Space Monkey from Leo Burnett on Vimeo.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Oktapodi

Two octopuses help each other in their comical escape from the grasps of a stubborn restaurant cook. However, even after overcoming insurmountable odds to reunite, their fight to stay together is not over.

Friday, April 09, 2010

PIXELS

What would happen if the world was attacked by pixels? Maybe something like this.

From: onemoreprod
New York invasion by 8-bits creatures !
PIXELS is Patrick Jean' latest short film, shot on location in New York.

Written, directed by : Patrick Jean
Director of Photography : Matias Boucard


PIXELS by PATRICK JEAN.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's Just a Game...

...but how deep does the rabbit hole go?



From: IndiesLab

Play
by David Kaplan and Eric Zimmerman

Society's obsession with video and online gaming has advanced to the point that virtual environments are indistinguishable from physical ones.

Go behind the scenes and read about the making: www.futurestates.tv


Learn more about ITVS: www.itvs.org

Friday, March 26, 2010

Heavy Metal Dinosaurs

Hevisaurus is a Finnish children's heavy metal band. Yes, these sort of things exist.

Jee Hevisaurus



Viimeinen Mammutti (Last Mammoth)



Kapteeni Koukku (Captain Hook)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Don't I Know That Song?

AndyRehfeldt takes music videos, and changes them, just a little. All music performed and recorded by him. You have never heard your music this way!

Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling (Psycho Version)



Metallica - Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)



Kiss - Detroit Rock City (Reggae Version)



Lady Gaga - Polka Face

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Austria's Current Top 20 Popular Songs



Photo by KWG73
It's fun to see what are the popular songs in other countries. The last list I made was for Italy last month.

Here is the Austrian Top 20 for the week ending February 26, 2010. I found the list at www.austriatop40.at

Here are the songs:

Monday, March 22, 2010

You Can't Always Get What You Want

But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.

I love that song. Life does not always go the way we want, and sometimes we don't even *know* what we want. But sooner or later, things pick up.

This little girl knows that song!


You Can't Always Get What You Want
Uploaded by teachermom30.

And here's The Rolling Stones.


The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want (HQ)
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Exploring Derelict Space Ship

From: trekfancvg



Here's an amazing scene from an ultra-rare, kitschy, trippy, Soviet-style SF film, Ikarie XB 1 (aka Ikaria XB1, Icarus XB1 and Voyage to the End of the Universe). Czechoslovakia's first science fiction film, this remarkable 1963 movie tells the story of Starship Ikaria XB 1's 2163 trek to Alpha Centari. ("Voyage" was the savagely cut, English dubbed version released by American International Pictures.)

The film is generally apolitical, except for this remarkable scene, in which the explorers enter a derelict 20th Century space craft, littered with evidence of capitalist immorality. The visuals are striking. Corpses of tuxedo-clad, gambling westerners, their bodies preserved by open vacuum. The crew killed by their own chemical hand-weapons as they fought over dwindling oxygen. The ship laden with nuclear weapons -- still active after centuries.

Ikarie XB 1 is an ambitious, thoughtful, intelligent film that was decades ahead of its time. It's an ultra-rare "must-see" for any serious SF fan, with high-concept elements galore: a trip to proxima centaura; time dilation; future foods, fashion, music and dance; first-contact protocols; increased longevity; artificial intelligence; bulky socialist robots.

It's said the screenplay was inspired by the work of Stanislaw Lem, including "The Magellanic Cloud" from 1955.

Available as a PAL Region 2 DVD from European retailers, and in the US from www.xploitedcinema.com. Please buy the DVD to help encourage future DVD releases of other Eastern-bloc SF gems.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Twilight Zone - A Small Talent For War

That's the problems with dealing with aliens. Important information can be lost in the translation.

From: Citiprime

When an alien visitor tells delegates at the United Nations that humanity will be exterminated because it has "a small talent for war," the countries of the world struggle to forge a disarmament treaty before the visitor's deadline.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

How to Build Codex's Staff

Watch the Guild is a funny video series about a clan that plays an MMO. Here they show how to build a staff from one of their videos.

From watchtheguild

BID ON CODEX'S STAFF - BENEFIT AUCTION

Greg Aronowitz shows Felicia Day how to build Codex's Starr from the music video Do You Want to Date My Avatar.


Part 1



Part 2



Part 3



CREDITS:

Guest Director: Sean Becker
Camera Crew: Pax S. Franchot, Brad Allen Wilde, Mike Houghton, Seamus Donahoe
Editor: Brad Allen Wilde
Art Department: Bryan Fulk, Brock Potter
Still Photography: Marissa Cuevas

Music:
Do You Want To Date My Avatar?
By Felicia Day and Jed Whedon

Losin It
By Fallbrooke

Friday, March 05, 2010

RuneScape Changes to the Hitpoints Skill

By now, everyone who plays RuneScape has heard about Jagex changing hitpoints. All ‘hitpoints’ are now multiplied by 10 and renamed ‘life points’. I'm not too happy about this change. Why, you ask?

Well, what if Jagex sold coffee, instead of running RuneScape? What would the hitpoints change look like? Let's see...



I walked into the Jagex coffee shop to get my morning cup of coffee.

"A cup of coffee," I said, handing the coffee guy a dollar.

He takes the dollar, and walks away. He hands me a tiny cup of coffee, and 90 cents change.

"What's this?"

"Oh, we changed our cups. A cup of coffee is now one ounce, not ten ounces," the coffee guy says.

"But I want a normal cup of coffee, not this tiny one!"

"Okay, no problem." The coffee guy takes my 90 cents, and comes back with nine more one ounce cups of coffee.

"I don't want ten one-ounce cups; I want one cup with ten ounces."

"We changed over to this type of coffee cup. We can't sell you coffee the old way," the coffee guy said.

"Why would you do that?"

"Well, we found that new coffee drinkers would not always have a dollar for a cup of coffee," the coffee guy said.

"So did me, when I started out. I just saved up my money until I could buy one."

"This way, new coffee drinkers don't have to do that. They can just buy a small cup whenever they want. We think it's better this way."

"I don't," I said. "I don't want to carry around ten tiny cups."

"Well, we have this." The coffee guy hands me a cardboard container that I can put the ten tiny cups in.

"This is annoying," I said. "I don't like it at all."

"Well," the coffee guy said, "you can always buy your coffee somewhere else."

ExZeus Arcade for Android

Now I *really* need to buy a new phone.

From: HyperDevbox

This is ExZeus arcade game for android DROID /MILESTONE/NEXUS 1 device, 100% Adrenaline, Wide screen, faster than ever, for all fan of 3D shooter game.Available in the Google's Android market.


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Austria Top 20: 1 - 10

1. Tik Tok - Ke$ha



2. I Like - Keri Hilson



3. I Will Love You Monday (365) - Aura Dione



4. Disco Pogo - Atzen Frauenarzt & Manny Marc



5. Fireflies - Owl City



6. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga



7. Meet Me Halfway - The Black Eyed Peas



8. Monsta - Culcha Candela



9. Replay - Iyaz

Here's the prequel video .



10. 21 Guns - Green Day & American Idiot Musical Cast

Here's the original song sung by Green Day.



Austria Top 20: 11 - 20

11. Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo



12. Geboren Um Zu Leben - Unheilig


Geboren um zu leben
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13. Heavy Cross - Gossip



14. Rock To The Beat - Darius & Finlay Feat. Nicco



15. Alles Wird Gut - Bushido



16. Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys



17. Morning After Dark - Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado, Soshy



18. Russian Roulette - Rihanna



19. Alors On Danse - Stromae



20. Sexy Bitch - David Guetta Feat. Akon



Monday, March 01, 2010

Stylo

Cool song and video. And Bruce Willis is in it.

Gorillaz - Stylo



From: gorillaz

Official HD Promo Video for Gorillaz' fantastic new single 'Stylo', taken from the new album 'Plastic Beach'.

Plastic Beach is released on March 8th (US March 9th). Pre-order the album via iTunes and receive Stylo straight away: www.itunes.com

Click here to pre-order from other retailers: plasticbeachhq

For more information on Gorillaz don't forget to keep checking the official website at www.gorillaz.com

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Italy's Current Top 20 Popular Songs

It's fun to see what are the popular songs in other countries. The last list I made was for France back in 2009.

Here is the Italian top 20 list for the week ending January 5, 2010.

I found the list at: www.lescharts.com.

Here are the songs:

Friday, February 26, 2010

1945A

I hope they make a movie out of this. It looks cool!

From: ryannagata

It's 1945, and the Allies are on the verge of winning World War II, when suddenly the Nazis unleash an arsenal of super weapons straight out of science fiction turning the tides in their favor. This presentation was done on a VERY small budget. All the tanks and vehicles (Willy's jeep, Stuart tank, Sherman tank, Nazi "Spider" tank) were done with 1:6 scale models, not CGI.

My website with more info on how I work with forced-perspective and models: www.ryannagata.com.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Predators Just Want to Have Fun

When Predators relax, they like to do a little dancing.



It's fun to visit London.



Any playing cards is a good way to pass the time.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Adventures

I like these interactive adventures people are making for YouTube. It's fun to try them out.

Space Adventure

From: AmazingPhil



VlogCandy Adventure

From: VlogCandyPlus



The Birthday Party

From: chadmattandrob

Friday, February 05, 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010

Italy Top 20: 1 - 10

1. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga



2. Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas



3. Salvami - Gianna Nannini featuring Giorgia



4. Rain - Mika


MIKA - Rain
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5. Ti Vorrei Sollevare - Elisa



6. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas



7. Tik Tok - Ke$ha



8. Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z & Alicia Keys



9. L' Amore Si Odia - Noemi & Fiorella Mannoia



10. Russian Roulette - Rihanna



Italy Top 20: 11 - 20

11. Ma Il Cielo E Sempre Piu Blu - Giusy Ferreri



12. We Weren't Born To Follow - Bon Jovi



13. Dove Si Vola - Marco Mengoni



14. Ad Ogni Costo - Vasco Rossi


Ad Ogni Costo 2009 (Vasco Rossi)
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15. Estranei A Partire Da Ieri - Alessandra Amoroso



16. Resto Dell'Idea - Marco Carta



17. Bodies - Robbie Williams


Robbie Williams - "Bodies" - Official VIDEO New SINGLE (HQ)
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18. Senza Nuvole - Alessandra Amoroso



19. Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé



20. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - The Hallelujah Choir

I couldn't find the video by The Hallelujah Choir, so here's another version of the song.