Friday, July 31, 2009

Follow Friday Friends

#FollowFriday is a popular trend/activity that Twitter users do every Friday to recommend fellow tweeple (as I call them) that they enjoy following on Twitter. Its becoming increasingly difficult to understand and keep track of why they should follow someone simply because their name is on a list of other twitter users with the tag #followfriday. Instead it's becoming a popular alternative to blog a list of followfriday users and describe something simple to attribute who they are and why a new user should follow them.

Here's my work in progress list:

FILMMAKERS: @Jason_Pollock @TrakovskyFilm @theauteurs @quirk @josephnasto @GoGoSlava @Live_for_Films @FilmIntuition @IndywoodFILMS @EMofford @grking @michaelmontes @DoubleEdgeFilms @TheFilmStage @filmmaker @ScottKirsner @FlywayFilmFest @eumagine @CORKY242 @jessebdylan @FilmSnobbery @MireilleM @lanceweiler @tedhope @indiemoviemaker @xiaolitan @EitherOrFilms @FlashYourShorts

MUSICIANS: @blumarten @londonelek @TreBeatz @WaltRibeiro @calvinharris @aeiddias

PHOTOGRAPHERS: @thetimecode @FlickrAnalog @mattbologna

ARTISTS: @ryanseslow @MariKurisato @Kim @calanree @JahFurry @fjfonseca @beckyjewell @vagabond_blue @BellaVidaLetty @MissXu@Guy_Vincent @Winsorandnewt @jimsmeltzart

GAMERS: @ObiBen @BigSt3ph3n @crecenteb @giantbomb @CheapyD @Wombat5277

TECH AND SOCIAL MEDIA GURUS: @GuyKawasaki @zaibatsu @JasonCalacanis @TEDchris @jolieodell @cheth @brett @andysowards @leolaporte @chrispirillo @BuzzEdition @Scobleizer @steverubel @christinelu

CELEBS: @DAVID_LYNCH @JRichardKelly @Jon_Favreau @Alyssa_Milano @ThatKevinSmith

REAL LIFE HOMIES WHO TWEET LIKE CHAMPS: @TeemaZeeKay @georgyman @leighleighsf @KingJaffeJoffer

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dew Labs Dew Box

The Dew Labs Challenge - What will be the next flavor? on
I love Mountain Dew so I was thrilled to hear about a video competition to win an limited edition sampler of potential new Mountain Dew flavors. Great idea for a campaign and I love the incorporation of the artists! So please help me win one of this ├╝ber cool Mountain Dew flavor kit boxes as seen here on Jason Pollock's awesome youtube video by checking out my video submission. If you have a 12 seconds account, throw me some bumps and views to help rocket my vid and taste buds to Mountain Dew bliss.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Overwhlem You with Blu

The final installment of the Blu Mar Ten Death Trilogy Remix Project is is the final video using footage from the final film in the trilogy, Ai. Hope you enjoyed the videos and don't forget to go out and get yourself some amazing Blu Mar Ten music to pump in your digital player of choice!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Made of Blu Mar Ten

The second video part of the Blu Mar Ten Death Trilogy remix project is up and out on the interwebs. For the second video "Made of Air" I remixed my NYU thesis short film "Stranger" for the drum n bass trio. I hope you enjoy the collaboration and further check out the fantastic sounds of Blu Mar Ten. Also, check out their cool Twitter giveaway.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Blu Mar Ten Remix Project

The project I've been working on for the past few weeks while still working my full time job (kids don't try that at home) is finally here. As I like to call it, the Blu Mar Ten Death Trilogy Remix project is a collaboration between myself and Blu Mar Ten, a successful drum n bass trio from UK who I discovered via my love of hospital records.

The project is a cross promotion where I took the three tracks from their newest single and used my three short films from my "Death Trilogy" and re-edited them into music videos. Above is the first one, expect the other two later this week. If you enjoy the music I highly encourage you to buying their albums and EPs on itunes or other outlet. Follow both myself and Blumarten on twitter to stay up to date with the music and the videos. Thanks!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

INK Review

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of seeing a rare kind of independent film at Cinema Village in NYC. When I say rare, it's not because of the genre of the film (sci-fi fused with a bit of fantasy/dreamscape) but rather because of the tremendously high quality final product that is "Ink" a new feature film from up and coming director Jamin Winans. Some of you may already be familiar with the filmmaker from his sensational short film "Spin" which I didn't realize was Jamie's until after I stumbled upon his youtube channel, but in retrospect there is a direct homage to the short in "Ink" which makes for one of the more memorable scenes of the film.

So what makes "Ink" so uniquely cool and different? First off, the level of FX in this film are outstanding, in addition to fantastic cinematography, art direction, editing, choreography and sound design. Every element of the film's production, especially the post production values, are top notch. In addition to that, the movie is chock full of cinematic homage that I was spotting left and right, making it truly a film buff's film to enjoy. Everything from "The City of Lost Children" to "The Matrix" to "Sin City" to an obscure Chris Cunningham videos (maybe that's just me seeing things), but I got a certain sense of glee from seeing the influences of some of my favorite directors such as Aronosfky, Fincher, Lynch, Jeunet and Rodriguez present and alive in the film.

For an independent product, "Ink" looks and feels just like a high budget sci-fi adventure and that truly is a marvel and nod to the director's hard work and creativity. My one gripe with the film was that I felt elements of the story were a bit heavy handed, but I think it's Jamin's way of getting across his positive message about the importance of family. Either way, it never distracted from the fresh style of Jamin's filmmaking and the unqiue universe he has crafted. I don't want to spoil any of the plot, so just watch the trailer above and I'm sure you'll be intrigued to seek out the film. "Ink" is playing in limited release right now in only a few select cities, but hopefully it will be distributed as a digital download so all the world can have a chance to see this truly remarkable independent film. Stay up to date with the film on Double Edge films official website, Twitter, and blog.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Slow week

Blue Crawl, originally uploaded by rasdourian.

But lots of blu content coming soon!