Monday, December 10, 2012

Blade Runner Convention Reel (1982)

'One of the Blade Runner Convention Reels featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, Syd Mead and Douglas Trumbull about making Blade Runner universe. This 16 mm featurette, made by M. K. Productions in 1982, is specifically designed to circulate through the country's various horror, fantasy and science fiction conventions.'

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Star Wars Original Trilogy Documentary

In light of the recent developments with Disney purchasing Lucasfilm I figured this would be a fitting post. I just hope Lucasfilm didn't sellout to the Empire... I don't think Disney always follows the path of the Jedi :P

Interesting article over on The Guardian

Star Wars: Why Disney was destined to buy Lucasfilm

Mark Hamill revealed details about Star Wars: Episode VII in 1983 via io9

Monday, October 29, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brad Bird discusses Dr. Strangelove

I had the pleasure of attending this screening and Q&A at the San Rafael theatre back in 2009. It's great to see that the CFI posted the video of Brad's talk! Hopefully they'll post more video's of filmmaker's lectures and interviews!

Brad Bird discusses Dr. Strangelove via vimeo

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tribute To RAY HARRYHAUSEN (Sept 08th)

If I was still in SF I'd already have a ticket for this!

Bay Area Film Events

Documentary RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN & The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 7:00 PM PDT (6:30 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 11:00 PM PDT
$15 //  Historic Bal Theatre, San Leandro, CA

Producer Tony Dalton will be live from London.  Guests of Honor for this show will be Academy Award Winning special effects artists Dennis Muren of Industrial Light & Magic, and Phil Tippett from Tippett Studios.
More info on Bay Area Film Events

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Filmmakers of our Time - John Ford Interview (1966)

Entre chien et loup (At Dusk), John Ford - a 'CinĂ©astes de notre temps' production (1966) 



NOTE: The interview which is in English starts at the 3:32 mark.

John Ford BBC interview from 1968

Another great interview with Ford here:

// American West Of John Ford

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Super 8mm Footage From ‘Return of the Jedi’

This is some great footage of the Return of the Jedi film set in Buttercup Valley, CA! Funny enough a friend of mine also has some super8 footage from this shoot. Hopefully he'll get around to converting it to digital at some point. I'll keep nagging him heh heh

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Creating the VFX for HBO's 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

Tippett Studio did some really nice work on this show!

More info about the film over on WIRED:

// Hemingway & Gellhorn

Creature Effects Shop 'Spectral Motion'

Spectral Motion, a creature effects shop in Glendale, CA,  specializes in the design and creation of astonishing cinematic creature effects, special makeup effects, animatronics and action props. Here's their full list of credits Spectral Motion on IMDB

 Here's a great video showcasing some their animatronics via facebook