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Archive for October 29th, 2013


Trailer Watch: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Singer has gone back to the X-Well with X-Men: Days of Future Past, which comes out on May 23, 2014. Reuniting a ton of X-Men cast and the X-Men: First Class cast, the film is intended (in part) to fix some of the continuity fuck-ups of the series — I’m looking at you, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: The Last Stand, and while it could just be that I’m a sucker for the Sunshine soundtrack, which underscores most of this trailer, I think this looks pretty solid.

The Importance of Being Earnest excerpt

Some of you seem to be curious about what I do with my time when I’m not working on Multiplex, so here’s an example of what I’ve been working on in grad school. For my Digital Illustration and Animation class, I took an excerpt from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and animated it as a way to learn how to animate with Flash. (Yeah, I know, it’s weird they’re still teaching this, but it’s been useful.) I created these shots in Flash and edited it together with Final Cut Pro.

The dialogue is from the 1986 BBC TV production of the play starring Rupert Frazer and Paul McGann. The music is from Night Music of the Streets of Madrid (Opus 30 No. 6 (G. 324)) by Luigi Boccherini, as peformed by Cuarteto Casals and Eckart Runge).  My favorite version of this piece was used prominently in one of my favorite adventure movies, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World, incidentally.

(And because this happens every time I post anything like this: please don’t “critique” it. I’m not interested. I know it’s rough around the edges.)