Man, it’s been a while since I spoke Japanese like that… felt good. If you couldn’t tell, I was trying to nail the disaffected charm (or lack there of) from a typical NHK newscast. I thought it’d be funny since the subject matter is so very ridiculous and chock full of fanwank. I actually prefer the title Wolverine: Samurai. I think they should’ve used that worldwide. The middle part of this video is a haiku in name only.
October 1, 2013
This was the sixth episode of WDYTOTM that we made for This Is Infamous. I watched a lot of movies this summer and while almost all of them were entertaining enough, this was the only jaw-dropper. The sense of scale on display was, in and of itself, art. I’ve decided that we’re soaked through with CG and fantasy worlds such that we can’t even recognize when we’re seeing something that came out of our imaginations fully formed. If you missed this in the theater, don’t drag your feet on watching it at home. I sometimes highlight negatives when I put together WDYTOTM but not this time. This is just a victory lap for the best film of the summer.
September 21, 2013
I recently had the pleasure of doing the videography for the behind the scenes material of a fashion photoshoot for Head Kandi, provider of designer cyber falls and rave fashion. There were so many pretty people in wild costumes with multicolored hair pieces and The Art Factory was just a dream come true; cool, cavernous, historical. George Washington probably has a secret treasure trove of ill gotten Aztec gold stashed somewhere in that old silk factory. Everything went right that day and the result is a loose, fun, flirty video that captures Owner and Creator, YuffieBunny’s super realness and free spirit.
I shot this on my NX5u with custom sled. Obviously, low lighting was an issue because I can’t bring in my own lamps for a fashion photoshoot and they rarely give you enough base lighting to work with since everything in DSLR photography is done in post now. Still, the NX5u was the little camera that could. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. A special thanks to Bunny, Kathy, Joe, Glenn and all of the awesome models.
August 15, 2013
This was the fifth episode of WDYTOTM that we made for This Is Infamous. My aww-ing is meant to pay homage to the great Alison Brie as Annie Edison on Community. I was watching a lot of that when we shot this. The kid crushing on Helena Bonham Carter gets me right in the feels.
Playing catchup here. This was the fourth episode of WDYTOTM we did for This Is Infamous. I hate the idea that there are some movies you have to remove your brain to enjoy. So I used this platform to poke fun at the idea of all these orphaned brains lost, scared and alone waiting outside the theaters for their selfish, abusive guardian bodies to pick them up after they’ve finished staring blankly at a flashing screen for two hours. Movies aren’t just the story or the logical consistency of their moving parts, they are also what you see and hear and I’m not talking just eye candy big budget beauty shots, I mean composition and the combination of light and sound. you need your brain to enjoy that too. Anyway, I never actually saw White House Down and I think my brain is grateful to me.
July 10, 2013
I have been consumed by Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. Such that I literally played myself sick, and was told to get bed rest. You’d think that would be a story from my first play through but actually it was from my 3rd, on Hard’s New Game +. It’s not a perfect game. There’s plenty that could’ve been technically improved upon and I detailed, what I found to be, the most glaring flaw in an editorial for This Is Infamous called THE LAST BOSS OF US. However, it just may be my perfect game. This motherfucker doesn’t quit.
Beyond the story which is wonderful and the setting which is awe-inspiring there’s white knuckle tension that hangs over every encounter. The lack of supplies on Hard, has so far made every searched drawer a life or death struggle. Searching a drawer could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Pardon me, but that’s fucking impressive. Plus, the fisticuffs… it’s brutal. There is nothing like running through gunfire and swinging a steel pipe wildly at a man. The moment metal connects to skull is sickeningly beautiful.
Another great detail that should convince you to buy a PS3 just to play this is the way they handle first aid. This isn’t Uncharted where your vitality recovers if you stay away from bullets for a spell, you get shot and you get hurt and to recover you need some time away to tend to your wounds -no instahealing. In otherwords, you are fucked if you get cornered. Playing it smart isn’t just some goofy notion in this game, it’s everything. Run n’ gun is literally the worst option in almost every situation and that makes it all the more thrilling. I haven’t even tried multiplayer yet but I’m dying to.
Also, holy shit the mushroom zombies are freaky in the best way possible. What is up with freaky mushrooms this year. First Hannibal now this?
This is the third episode of What Did You Think Of That Movie? Shawn and I made for This Is Infamous. Amazingly, we’ve yet to miss a week. I was actually on my way to see World War Z, when zombie explosion fatigue set in, and I inexplicably blurted out that I wanted one ticket for The Bling Ring instead. I cannot tell a lie. I loves me some Sofia Coppola. Oddly enough, it sort of was about zombies of a different breed. Instead of brains, they mindlessly feasted on celebrity. I can’t say I loved it but I had more to think about afterward than I have as of late. For that brief respite from summer blockbusters I thank you, Sofia.
June 25, 2013
Maya dons a space helmet (thanks Takako!) for Episode IV of My Corner of the World. Did this a while ago but forgot to post it here. If you like this, comment and share. You don’t want Maya to cry do you?
I’ve been a busy boo. This is the second episode of What Did You Think Of That Movie? Shawn Stutler and I made for This Is Infamous. It is also the end of an era for my side hair. Whether I let nature course correct my side hair to its former greatness or I continue to spit in the face of the salon gods, history can never erase the fact that I shaved it gone and ended up looking like a lesbian teen runaway, in the best possible sense of those words.
As for me and Man of Steel, I expected better of all involved. If you like what you see, comment, share and subscribe to The ThisIsInfamous YouTube channel. There’s so much more to come.
June 20, 2013
Someone (B-chan!) told me to enter Geek & Sundry’s contest to search out new vloggers for their vlog network. VLOOOOOOOOG. So this happened:
I’m sure she meant for me to vlog about some passion of mine like games, movies or Japanese manga but honestly, I do enough of that elsewhere and it gets old for a 35 year old man. Instead I decided to vlog about things that make me happy.
Watch, you’ll see what I mean. Then after you’ve watched, VOTE STEW, share the link with your friends and tell them to VOTE STEW as well. Then come back each day and VOTE STEW again.
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