Category Archives: Movies
It Looks like MST3K creator, Joel Hodgson, is running a Kickstarter to try and get MST3K back on the air.
Check it out: Bring Back MST3K
I was fortunate enough to meet Joel a few years back when he joined us at work for a Flecks screening of Zardoz.
For those who don’t know, Flecks is a screening event I started back in 1999 that’s basically MST3K where all the audience participates. We watch some truly horrible movies and riff on them as fast as we can. It was quite a thrill to sit in the “Tom Servo” chair next to Joel during Zardoz. He seemed to have a great time with everyone and went on to bring his latest venture, Cinematic Titanic, to ILM to do a live riffing of their first film. Apparently the feedback from that live performance was so helpful – they went back and re-recorded the first video they had produced for CT. I’m pretty sure that changed the model of how they produced those shows by incorporating live performances before recording the DVD for each episode.
Legendary makeup effects pioneer Dick Smith passed away.
I’ll never forget the time I got to meet him and showed him some of my makeup effects work. He was very kind and after looking it over said “You might want to think about doing something else.”
I’m very glad I took his advice.
Looks like The Onion News outdid themselves with this “ComicCon Exclusive” look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Might be a little NSFW…
There was an early test screening of Pacific Rim Saturday night. Here are the audience reactions.
This is great to hear. It’s really going to help keep us fired up as we head into the heavy crunch period. There’s nothing worse than putting in tons of hours working late nights and weekends on a project you KNOW is going to suck.
Here’s another trailer for Pacific Rim that includes some of my shots from the sequence I’m supervising where Gipsy is fighting one of the Kaiju in the middle of the ocean. I’ve seen these shots day after day for months and its great to finally see them with the sound effects added in.