Category Archives: Technology

IDIOTS from BLR_VFX on Vimeo.

It’s not a secret we love robots here at BLR, so we wanted them to be the heroes in our latest promo clip. Luxury cars with powerful engines to drive through roads under severe speed restrictions, cable TV that allows us to pay to watch all kind of sports, all from our comfortable sofa, and of course, hyper expensive cell phones that do almost everything but making a decent phone call.

Yes, our happiness is based on things we don’t need and governed by entities we don’t control, so what? Sit down and turn on the tv!

The robots were taken from real Japanese robot model kits, and they now hold a privileged position in our freak museum. The bad guy spits real smoke out of its mouth! The environment is made of cardboard houses that were integrated with the help of camera tweaks. It all serves to the purpose of creating a dumb homogeneous atmosphere in which we’re defined by what we’ve got, that is, the same lame things.

Don’t take the message too seriously. This is a promo video we’ve done to laugh at ourselves. We all have an i-diot inside, and it’s so fun!

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A tale by Big Lazy Robot VFX
Music and sound design by Full Basstards

“There is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge.”

Here is a fascinating new project that looks into the world we live in and our human instinct to attribute a human hand and a human will to a societal structure that has gone beyond human.

This is Not A Conspiracy Theory is also an interesting approach to creating and funding a media project. Check it out.

“What we are now realizing is that we are guided, constrained, and even controlled by the systems we have made, by the rules, institutions, and technologies we ourselves created. And these systems have no ideology. They have no ambitions. They are not greedy. They are not good, and they are not evil. They are simply not like us.”

THE FILM before THE FILM from ntsdpz on Vimeo.

If you’ve ever seen a movie, you’ve seen opening titles of some kind. Opening credits have existed pretty much since the beginning of moving pictures, and they are as varied as the films themselves.
“THE FILM before THE FILM” is a short documentary that traces the evolution of title design through the history of film.
This short film was a research project at the BTK (Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule) that takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film credits to the inclusion of digital techniques, a resurgence of old-school style, and filmmakers' love of typography in space.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions contact us: filmbeforefilm[at]ntsdpz.com

CREDITS:

Research:
Nora Thoes, Damian Pérez

Animation & Cut:
Nora Thoes, Damian Pérez

Text & Translation:
Nora Thoes, Christian Mahler

Sound & Dubbing:
Damian Pérez

Proofreading & Voice:
Demetrius Papadakis

Professors:
Christian Mahler, Daniel Wangen

Special Thanks to:
Ian Albinson for his suggestions and corrections.
Art of the Title for the wide range of opening titles.

Guise

PC infidel that I am, I recognize my status as one of the unenlightened when it comes to the relative merits of the whole iCulture.

Their quite-pretty-but-not-quite-functional portable telephones notwithstanding, I have come to accept (and have been corrected repeatedly when repudiating this) that Apple and its products represent the begin-and-end-all of everything worthwhile in design, music, art, film, technology and culture in general. The company is, therefore, above criticism of any type. It is irreproachable, infallible. It is iIt.

However, I do believe this blogger has a valid point (and a PC too, no doubt):

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.san&art_aid=97917