29 November 2011

afk for 9 months

Hi all.

After a long time since I last posted here I thought I might drop by and day hi to all while explain my absence.

In Greece (where I am right now) army is not optional. Every man has to go and spend 9 months there.

I was chosen for the Greek airborne which is supposed to be one of the best places to get trained.

I have already spent my first two months so there's only 6 to go! Wish me luck.

Thanks for dropping by.

06 February 2011

Major Mouse starts his campaign // Ad

One of my favourite ads this time

You May Now // Animated Short

A short animated piece about the wonders of stereoscopic 3D in cinemas.

Created by Daniel Keeble and Dane Winn

05 February 2011

“Hezarfen” Animated Short

Four recent graduates (Tolga Ari, Romain Blanchet, Chung-Yu Huang, Rémy Hurlinfrom) of Supinfocom Arles share their final project with us, Hezarfen.   

Hezarfen is a Turkish historical character. The story takes place in 1632 in Turkey where he attempts the first human flight. The legend goes as far as to say that he flew through the Bosphorus, to almost 3 miles away from the tower from which he started.    

The movie is much more about how he jumps from this tower. We have created the script together to get another vision of the story. We wanted to make some fresh and bright pictures and let the audience discover the beauty of this legend in our own way.

"The Pig Farmer" by Nick Cross

The Pig Farmer is a short animated cartoon by Nick Cross. A simple tale of a wayward soul, awash in an ocean of tragedy and regret.

Animated using Flash CS3 and a Cintiq 21UX tablet.
Backgrounds done in Photoshop CS4
Composited using After Effects CS5 and Final Cut Pro 5.

For more information, visit pyatyletka.blogspot.com

04 February 2011

Eatliz - Lose This Child (HD Version)

The new stop motion animation music video from art rock group Eatliz, directed by the Grammy nominated directors Yuval & Merav Nathan ("Her Morning Elegance").

26 January 2011

23 January 2011

Reasons by Kvamse

This guy recently made this video which I really like. If you like it too, go check his other videos on his Vimeo Channel.

He says:

"Time is relative to the observer. So is reality. 
One tiny reason could alter the whole perspective"


16 January 2011

The Good Little Bunny with the Big Bad Teeth

An animated short by Jessica Borutski. The story of a good little bunny with some really big bad teeth. 

don’t forget to visit Jessie’s new website: Foolish Kingdom!

“Tous des Monstres” is a Student Film

Here is a freaking Weird animation I found.. I may not like it but I still want to share it because it's a very well stylised animation.

Tous des Monstres (All of the Monsters) is a student film from Supinfocom directed by Nicolas Deprez, Laurent Jaffier, Pierre Lippens and Gabrielle Lissot. It’s NSFW, but more than that, the imagery is just plain disturbing. The tight little story they constructed around the visuals, with Pinocchio-esque undertones, is impressive for a student CG short, and shows the value of focusing on story and character as well as technique and animation.

article by CartoonBrew

14 January 2011

Bouzouki by Night - Awful Greek Restaurant @Manchester

First of all I have never seen a restaurant / CLUB (!) again in my life. Usually it's either restaurant OR club.

I went there with my girlfriend on the 31st of December (New Year's Eve) to enjoy the Greek Hospitality (I laugh now) and some good food (laughing louder). I have to say at this point that I am Greek too!

The only good thing that all Greeks know very well how to sell is their fake friendly attitude. I would so much like to spend a nice evening there and write the best review now but they just didn't try. They told us we could have as much food as we wanted for a price per person and that we would have greek live music. Instead of all that they served us 3 plates with awful tin food and a couple of meats that smelled weird and when  we went for a smoke outside they took the plates with the reason "We thought you were done!" When we asked to order they said the kitchen was closed. So we would have to drink the bottle of whiskey we bought (which was already opened when we got it btw) with no food at all. When I told them they said "Aren't you full yet?" I didn't know to slap them or laugh at them.

The big surprise came a bit later. Right after the new year change, live music (which was a detuned guitar and a bouzouki playing along with iTunes) stopped and they turned down the lights and changed the music to really loud famous american pop songs (the point is that they were not greek) The question is why would anybody go to a greek restaurant to listen to Black Eyed Peas when Manchester is full of great clubs and pubs for that. When I asked them they said that "some customers are not Greek" !

They totally ruined New Year's Eve for us. I left the restaurant swearing that I'll write about that everywhere. Behaviour, food and hospitality were awful.

Now regarding their Unprofessional website, I would really love to share with you and comment on their "funny" website but I don't want to advertise them in ANY way. Also what's with the double card? These too images I share are from the same professional (lol) card.

 Just avoid them and you'll be fine.. This is the first time I feel so disappointed and angry.

Definitely not going there again ever and I'll make sure to spread the word to every Greek and non that I know in UK.

κι επειδή το blog είναι δικό μου και γράφω όπως γουστάρω για την "να'χαμε να λέγαμε" κωλοταβέρνα σας και για να σας το πω και στη γλώσσα σας, πιο "ελληνικά", να το καταλάβετε παλιο ζώα Αντε και γαμηθείτε.

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