Another big literary birthday today. Jules Verne, The father of Science Fiction, was born on this day in 1828.
Explore some of his work here.
Discover 8 things he invented in his writing that came true here.
Learn about him here.
Some links about the great author to celebrate:
Learn all about him here.
Get a quote from him here.
“You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.”
This is a very impressive and exciting 3D short. Check it out.
I’ve been enjoying re-watching these conversations between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers on PBS. There is so much enlightening information here, no matter what your views on culture and faith. (I wish they had a player that was more blogger friendly.)
Watch Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers Promo on PBS. See more from pbs.
So much is possible in a short period of time.
See more beautiful moments here.
As a video editor and motion designer Art of the Title is one of the sites I frequent for inspiration (although it often leaves me feeling like a total hack). Their latest post, Goldtooth Creative’s slick title sequence for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a video game, is a fascinating look at creative process. The interviews with Paul Furminger from Goldtooth Creative (director of the sequence) and Jean-François Dugas from Eidos-Montreal take us from original concept and sketches through various CG render passes and live action shooting to final product. And while there is a great deal to absorb and learn from this article, I must admit that the tipping point for me was seeing the title sequence for “The Six Million Dollar Man,” posted as one of their visual references (It’s all the way at the bottom). Suddenly I was seven years old again.
This feature length documentary is essential viewing for anyone who creates art using digital tools. I found it inspiring and uplifting as well as maddening.
If you get around to watching please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear what you think.
From the film’s vimeo page:
“The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities.
But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out?”
PressPausePlay from House of Radon on Vimeo.
This is an amazing little piece. Just imagine he patience required. Not to mention that the filmmakers (a husband & wife team) didn’t kill each other.
Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp and Sean Ohlenkamp, beautiful stuff. I can’t tell you how much i admire your creative drive.