Star Trek : Into Darkness Trailer, Japanese Extra Scene

If you are a fan of the old school Star Trek movies, and enjoy the new one, I highly recommend you watch the trailer for the new movie – except you should watch the Japanese one. Don’t worry, it’s in English with Japanese subtitles – the difference is they’ve added one extra bit.

When I was young my family had Wrath of Khan on VHS, and I’ve watched it more times than I can count. And I have to say, the last shot of this trailer feels like the scene where Spock says something I will always remember as the most poignant moment in all of Star Trek :

“I have been, and always shall be, your friend”

Maybe it’s there to tease us who value the original movies. Things in the new movie will likely differ from what we know.

What I can say though is that it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.



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Partysaurus Rex by Pixar

Pixar’s new short, Partysaurus Rex, is wonderful. I’d like to think that the conversation at the begining of the project went something like this…

Guy 1 “Hey, I got this fun idea for a cute little Toy Story Short!”

Guy 2 “Cool! Are we going to make any money off of it?”

Guy 1 “Nope”

Guy 2 “Ahh who cares, let’s just make something great anyways!”

Treat yourself to the HD, Ad-less version here :

http://cdn.videos.dolimg.com/xd_shortform/toy/xd14732/2eb7b7-hxd14732_ptoy-partysaurus-rex-full_rev-h264h_aac_1920x1080_4140x160.mp4



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Warp Field of Dreams

I’m re-watching Star Trek: Enterprise with my old friend/fellow trekkie James Brubaker, and my memories of the first episode drove me to create this :



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Digital Craftsmanship

Ustwo have written an excellent article on Digital Craftsmanship that I recommend you read. While none of it will comes as a shock to any of us, it’s a good article and reinforces my desire to create high end, excellent work and what is truly essential.
http://www.ustwo.co.uk/blog/a-case-for-digital-craftsmanship/

On a related note regarding passion for what I do, Hillman Curtis, an influential creative in the early days of our industry, passed away last week. I’d met him on a couple of occasions and can say he was an incredibly nice and humble man. There’s a wonderful interview video on his site that I highly recommend watching.
http://hillmancurtis.com/

His book about Making the Invisible Visible was hugely inspirational to me when it came out years ago.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Process-Inspiration-Practice-Media-Designer/dp/0735711658/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335269384&sr=1-1



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Ladies and Gentlemen, Hai Nguyen

Sci Fi Shit...



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What NOT to Read on the Tube

Saw this tonight and while I hated to take the picture, it had to be done.



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CCCP’s Lunar Lander

I swear this is almost steam punk. More here : http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/10/ussrs_moon_lander_a_rare_look.php



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Between Bears

I love the style and animation here, great sound and sweet story

Props to Rory Campbell for finding it : http://rorycampbell.posterous.com/



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Minecraft Processor Emulation

Hard core nerdy, but very impressive. However the best part may be at 15 seconds in. And Math is important.

Props to Ze for the find



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Web Designer Magazine Shoot

Yours truly will be in next month’s edition of Web Designer Magazine ( http://www.webdesignermag.co.uk/ ) availble in stands at the end of August. Here’s a couple photos from the shoot :

My thanks to Gareth Dutton for the great shot : http://garethduttonphotography.blogspot.com/2010/07/more-portraiture-or-moretraiture-look.html  and Alex Suchet at unit9 http://www.unit9.com for the excellent organising.



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