See The Real Models For The Archer Characters

Archer

If you’ve not seen Archer before, I highly recommend it! Archer is a secret agent working for his mother’s agency ISIS. He is brash, obnoxious, a charmer and outrageous! The characters are hilarious, every single one of them.

What’s also great about this show is the animation. It’s Sterling work!

I stumbled on this webpage which shone some light as to where the animators get their character work from.

P.S. This show is definitely NOT for kids.

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American Horror Story

I’ve just started watching this new show by the co-creators of Glee. It couldn’t be more different from the sugar-coated cheesiness of Glee though and (the Pilot especially) scares the bejeezus out of me. The premise is simple; family move into a LA mansion which cost next to nothing as its previous owners ended up dead (as dead the ones before them, and the ones before them). The couple and their daughter soon find out the house is a star attraction on a LA ‘Murder Tour’ for tourists. There are some seriously twisted and messed up elements to the show – the biggest for me being Rubber Man, who lurks about in the house silently. Starring Connie Briton and Dylan McDermott as the couple and Vera Farmiga’s younger sister Taissa Farmiga as their daughter, they soon find out more about the house’s history as a mad doctor once used it for helping out young lady’s who found themselves pregnant. Some of the themes are very dark indeed and the show is not for the feint-hearted with plenty of gory moments. There is a fantastic supporting cast, with Frances Conroy as the dutiful (in more ways than one) maid and Jessica Lange as the mysterious, nefarious and altogether blunt  next door neighbour.

While it is essentially a haunted house plot that may or may not have been told many times before, the mystery behind the plot and the ingeniously creepy elements bring everything together nicely and leaves me wanting to find out what will happen next. Highly recommend!!

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Fractal Zoom of NYC

Just back from the cinema having seen Limitless, the new Bradley Cooper movie about a guy who (down on his luck) takes a pill that opens up his brains potential to 100%

The film was pretty good, some great ideas and a neat plot, but the thing that stayed with me was the cinematography. The opening sequence uses a technique called ‘fractal zoom’ whereby the camera continues zooming in and in and in and in, in an infinite zoom effect. Hard to explain this so better watch said scene on YouTube to understand. Note how the camera flies in through taxi windshields and under scaffolding poles in one continuous zoom, an effect which should be impossible. The camera trickery is explained here in an interview with the FX guys.

Video at Vimeo

INCEPTION

Another Inception post on here in as many months. A double too. Firstly, the cool Lego take-off, and secondly, click here and you will find a button that has many uses. It will shush people…it will add dramatic meaning to conversations… and will replace where the full stop would be at the end of all your sentences. Try it out. 

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