Lily Allen’s new song and video “Air Balloon” is a huge hit in our house where it’s been requested by my two and three quarters year old daughter 100 times. Takko and I like it too. I know she’s got kind of a MIA thing happening right now but it’s all working. Lily proves to be a master of trashy clashing in her outfit choice; here mixing sparkly gold wedge sandals with jean cutoffs, a sequined white mesh top over a tropical colored bikini top and… are those strips of denim in her pigtails!? Ballsy. Or to harken back to the “Hard Out Here” clip, titsy. Whatevs. Lily fucking owns the whole thing. My daughter loves the zebras, the myrawwrrs! (cheetahs) and the mushrooms that grow toward the end. I admire how the director(s) put the viewer in the POV of the camera as if it were some kind of benevolent alien visitor that Lily playfully pitches skyward as it spins and dances around her. The final shot is… well, see post title.
I recently came across this brilliant portal to weirdness while scouting animation studios in the N to the J. Explore it for a few minutes and then prepare yourselves for a drive to internet’s kooky past. That there is some premium GEOCITIES level site building. I would not be surprised to find out that a cult had organically sprung from that old code and began to leave green faced graffiti around town. I insist that if they do exist that they wear brown burlap monk robes tied off with thick gordian knots.
Then there’s this: DEAD COMIC. You’d think the joke would get old but somehow IT NEVER DOES.
I would hire this Quality Schnallity. Not just for animation. I would hire this guy to perform a brise or perhaps a re-brise-ning, if such a thing exists.
It’s no secret that I liked the original Twilight film for its fumbling beauty, goofy earnestness and Bella’s dad’s practical expressions of fatherly love.
i.e. Snow tires.
I was willing to give City of Bones a shot but within moments I knew it was a coldly calculated misfire. Rather than taint the pool with my outsider perspective, I let the fangirls out to play. I have to tell you, I was this close to doing this one in nerd girl drag but I didn’t want to detract from the stars of the show.
I dug this movie. I had pretty low expectations going in but I thought it delivered in all ways a movie titled “Kick-Ass” should and honestly, the original had some problems. Like, irredeemably stupid female characters that the sequel, in its wisdom, brushed aside. Not sure this is worthy of a repeat watch but it was fun while it lasted. I liked the focus on Chloë Grace-Moretz’ Hit Girl. Mainly, because I like Chloë Grace-Moretz as an actress. It is odd to say it of a girl, but I sort of find her rakishly charming.
This episode threatened to get political on my face, so I took a detour into Ponyville to wash away the bad. Trouble is… I’m one rainbow colored hair extension away from Bronydom! So even as I’m making fun of dudes preaching the gospel of Twilight Sparkle, that is totally how I sound when one of my friends asks me what it’s about.
I normally am not one to judge a book by its cover but RIPD had one ugly ass cover, metaphorically speaking, since it’s a movie. I promised myself I would remain Hollywood serious with WDYTOTM but it only took 7 episodes before I was performing a slow jam. I think I’m incapable at any sort of normalcy and the loon in me eventually just takes over.
This is the first time someone commented on WDYTOTM with a legit beef and I tried my best to respond with civility. I realize that I walk a fine line of celebrating weirdness and ridiculing it. That’s sort of my thing. Still I took offense at the idea that what I do is “find clips and comment on them” or that I’m “only in 20% of the video.” Both statements are true but they belittle the massive amounts of work that go into prepping and shaping the narrative of the show.
It wouldn’t be fun if it didn’t ruffle a few feathers, I suppose.
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.
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.
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.
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.