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Saturday, June 7, 2008

War

As I was working on the score for this current Monster Cops episode I randomly decided to make a beat. And then days later decided to enter the beat in the Beats category on Ourstage. Feel free to click on the banner and give it a listen, and while your at it you can judge a few rounds, if you like.

War (mix1), by Patrick A. Prejusa on OurStage

Absolutely Brilliant

There is no secret ingredient.


It's honestly not just for kids. It's, in my opinion a near perfect movie. Great cast, great animation (really great), excellent score, and great writing. Maybe I'm just a softy for anything Kung Fu, and maybe I just get a kick out of really good animation. But for someone who holds Pixar in the highest regard I'd have to say that Dreamwork's Kung Fu Panda rates right up there with some of Pixar's best. Ok, maybe I'm over stating, but that's just cuz I'm so excited about this one.

I honestly wasn't expecting this to be great. I knew on some level it would be entertaining, but I walked out of the theatre blown away. And who would've thought that we'd ever see David Cross and Jackie Chan in the same cast, granted it's a voice cast, but a cast nonetheless.

It's a great movie, and in my opinion great moviemaking. This movie made me fall in love with martial arts all over again, and I never stopped loving it. I even spent most of today with Kung Fu movies on in the background. Honestly I'm a huge fan of this movie now. So much so I will now post publicity photos while, Kung Fu Hustle plays in the background while I listen to the Kung Fu Panda score. Did I mention what a truely great score this is? Hans Zimmer and John Powell, great job.

I even love the Kung Fu Fighting cover done by Cee-Lo Green and Jack Black.

Jack Black

Angelina Jolie

David Cross

Dustin Hoffman

Jackie Chan

Lucy Lui

Seth Rogen

Directors John Stevenson and Mark Osborne with Producer Melissa Cobb


After what is turning out to be a crappy summer movie season, it's truely a pleasure to know there are still some great movies out there. Our old heroes may fail us, but there are new ones to saves us, or at the very most show us how to save ourselves.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The best wedding toast ever

I was a drama geek back in high school. Lord knows I've changed quite a bit since then. For instance I actually really hate musicals now. To think of it I don't think I ever really liked them. Just kinda went along with whatever was the trend for being a theatre person. But I have to say that this is brilliant. As far as musicals go, I'll make an exception with this one.



Don't tell me there's no love in the world.

You built a time machine out of a Delorean!

My obsession with Back To The Future cannot possibly be described in words, outloud or in print. It's one of the few movies

I never get sick of watching and is possibly one of the best examples of one of the kinds of movies I'd like to make for the

rest of my life.

I'd researched DIY FLux Capacitors in the past but this one I came upon seems to be the most accessible to me. Saw this

tutorial on Instructables. God I love instructables. Here's the video of the final product.



Here's a link to the instructables tutorial.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Flux-Capacitor/

A while back I had this great idea for a multi fandom fan film which would call for a prop Flux Capacitor. I'll save this for later in case I ever have the time or money to waste on such an endeavor. It would be entirely too much fun. But then I'd also have to build one of these.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Break Through

You just never can predict when you're going to receive one. I had a break through moment today. A click went off in my head. There was something about this Monster Cops episode that I knew I was missing, something about the way I was cutting it together. I just haven't been completely satisfied with my cuts. And just 5 minutes ago, it all just clicked together. Break through, hell yeah.

This of course does not change the fact I have 3 more scenes to shoot before we are actually in the can, but a break through nonetheless.

:)

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