Beyond Black Mesa is a short Independent fan film Inspired by the Half-Life Video Game series. This is an action packed short film centering around Adrian Shephard and a band of resistance fighters struggling to get out a warning about the impending invasion.
– Independent short film – 2 years in the making – Endless hours of post
– 1 Canon HV20
– 7 Friends
– $1,200 budget for the full short film.
This film is not HL,HL2 or Opposing Forces. It’s a short fan film that takes place in the Half-Life world. Also, as a completely independent film, we wanted to have a creative voice in the movie and make it a movie that we would enjoy shooting. We took artistic freedoms and liberties, unfortunately most of those decisions were determined by our limited resources.
Check out: BEYONDBLACKMESA.COM
Directed by Brian Curtin
Producer: Matt Hall, Mat Powell
Actors/Grips: Joy Gravel, Walt Thomas, Andrew Gothard
Special Tracks: Nate Quarterman
Narrator: Taylor Robinson
Audio Mastering: Eric Chapman
Rad short film put together for an Intel commerical.
Intel has released a short film titled “The Chase” was created by Intel to build excitement around the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor. The two minute spot “demonstrates the performance capabilities of the new processors by creating an action-movie style chase sequence that takes place through a wide variety of program windows on a computer desktop.”
No one can deny that looking at everyday objects photographed with a high-speed camera looks cool when they are viewed in slow-motion. Take for example, a recent post of an ordinary flash bulb filmed at over 1000 frames per second. Too sweet, right? But what about sounds?
Is it possible if we slow down music or every day sounds, will the result make the audio sound better than the original? The answer is surprisingly, “Yes.”
Take the well-known theme to the blockbuster film Jurassic Park. This piece, written by famous composer John Williams, is great to listen to just by itself at normal speed. But thanks to a Soundcloud contributor by then name of birdfeeder, he took this renowned orchestral theme and slowed it down 100 times. The result not only gives us a new haunting piece of music that lasts about an hour. But it manages to amplify the emotional intensity of the score.
Paper Rad is a group of filmmakers that work together using found footage from all media resources to make mash ups. Their work is ill and pretty tripped out. Watch one or all three parts of their video “P-UNIT” made in 2005, it’s awesome.
Did I mention how much I love this time of year? I love it! So let me now give you another first look at a new piece that will be officially unveiled in Geneva next week by Baume & Mercier. It is a real beauty. The watch is actually a re-intepretation of a historic single-pusher chronograph produced by the brand in 1948. They have maintained much of the 1948 look, giving it just the right amount of “retro” feel to it. The blue (or gold) “Breguet-style” hands, dark brown (or black) alligator strap and sapphire-crystal display back add to the overall aesthetic. Oh, and did I mention it is a flyback chronograph, too? Nice. All in all, a great watch.
Blogger Scott Schumann, aka, The Sartorialist, shares photos from his Visual Life with 70,000 readers a day.
It’s no wonder we haven’t discovered alien life yet when you realize that we are still discovering areas like this and new species on our own planet to this day. The cave below located in Vietnam is thought to be the largest cave in the world and was just discovered last year.
The new issue no. 22 of Tush magazine features this fantastic editorial “She’s Got The Look” with model Karolin Wolter photographed by Txema Yeste and styled by Alberto Murtra. Hair by Christoph Hasenbein and makeup by Victor Alvarez.
Harper Smith goes back to nature for the winter issue of Factory Magazine. Shooting the wandering trio of Chelsea, Therese and Caitlin, Smith works with stylists CC and Jules for a story of casual fashion paired with the majestic setting of the great outdoors.