Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SHORT FILM: LEGEND OF THE GINSU

I been holding out on posting this, dont know why, but here it is. The first installment in the soon to be series "Legend of The Ginsu" I shot this back in 07, and plan on working on the second one sometime next year, hopefully. ENJOY!

Legend of The Ginsu from amir george on Vimeo.

Monday, August 3, 2009

PRETTY COOL: TIM BURTON MoMA Exhbition

I grew up on Tim Burton films (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The first TWO Batmans,...) and have always admired him as a director. He just opened a exhibition in Mid-town Manhattan at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) that will explore the full scale of of his work both as a director and concept artist for live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. The exhibition will be on view from November 22, 2009 through April 26, 2010. Peep pics below.









Tuesday, July 28, 2009

DOPE SHIT: CANON G10

Digital cameras are just another tool of free media, some are cool, some are sleek, but none really compare to the G10 by Canon



This camera is awesome, from its resolution to its clarity. Unfortunately I cant say I own one myself but have been fortunate enough to play around with it every now and then. Its a confidence builder for the amateur photographer , and a cool toy for the real "image-makers"

Thursday, July 23, 2009

COOL VID: WU-TANG LEGOS

This has to be one of the dopest stop motion vids I've ever seen. Legos recreate the classic Wu-Tang "Da Mystery of Chessboxin" vid. Peep it below along with the original throwback

"A game of chess is like a swordfight"


Wu-Tang Lego: Da Mystery of Chessboxin' from davo on Vimeo.



Original "Chessboxin" Vid


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

BANNED: SPRITE COMMERICIAL

Only in foreign advertising...


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dope Music Video: K'Naan T.I.A (This. Is. Africa)

I spotted this vid yesterday, I immediately expected it to be uber creative mainly because its directed by Partizan's Nabil, but what I didnt expect was the vid to feature a clip from a film a friend of mine shot in Trinidad about a year ago, called "Lioness of Lisabi" which is an autobiographical tale about Fela Kuti's mother. Look for the clip of the two women in the beginning, more film info below.

K'NAAN "T.I.A" music video directed by: NABIL from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.



Shouts out to Marcus MC,

www.lionessfilm.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

FILM: Tetro

Im not the one to be all hyped about all the mainstream summer movies coming out, even though I have the release date for Star Trek inked on my calendar. Im more excited to see Tetro the new film from Francis Ford Coppola (Godfather(s), numerous classics) it stars Vincent Gallo who I havent seen act other than in his own films (Buffalo 66, The Brown Bunny). The film is playing at Cannes and will hopefully hit US theatres somewhere amidst all the summer hoopla, or maybe early fall as the fest circuit winds down. Check out the trailer below, ENJOY!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

COOL SHORT: Lost Tribes of NYC

Directed by Carolyn and Andy London from London Squared production company. Pay close attention to who's doing the talking....ENJOY!


The Lost Tribes of New York City from Carolyn London on Vimeo.

Monday, April 6, 2009

NEW VIDEO: DNick - Holla For a Dolla

This is a video I recently directed for Chicago hip hop artist DNick.

ENJOY!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

THE NEXT SPIKE JONZE FILM: "Where The Wild Things Are"




The next film from director Spike Jonze is an adaptation from a classic children's book of the same name:






The book tells the story of Max, who one evening plays around his home, "making mischief" in a wolf costume (chasing the dog with a fork,and growling at his mom etc.). As punishment, his mother sends him to bed without supper. In his room, a mysterious, wild forest grows out of his imagination, and Max journeys to the land of the Wild Things. The Wild Things are fearsome-looking monsters, but Max conquers them "by staring into their yellow eyes without blinking once," and he is made "the King of all Wild Things." However, he soon finds himself lonely and homesick, and he returns home to his bedroom, where he finds his supper waiting for him, still hot.


The film at this point is in post production stages, with no set release date. But peep a short clip below:



Friday, February 27, 2009

Cool Commercial: TIC TAC IS BACK!

I havent had TIC TAC's in awhile...peep their new commercial


Thursday, February 26, 2009

OH SHIT!: GONDRY X GREEN HORNET

MICHEL GONDRY WILL DIRECT....






Michel Gondry is one of my favorite directors. Im excited he's stepping behind the lens again with The Green Hornet. Starring Seth Rogen in the lead role, the film should be an interesting collaboration. Just in case you're not familiar with this work peep the vids below...







Friday, February 20, 2009

(THE ART WORLD): SO ME



SO ME is a designer and director known mostly for his provocative animation style. He does all album and video art for Ed Banger Records. His work now is well known and popular and im sure you've seen it. He has directed Justice's D.A.N.C.E video, Kanye's Good Life Video and most recently Kid Cudi's Day N' Nite Video. He even designed the new Club Coke bottle for Coca Cola peep all below....


JUSTICE ALBUM ART












IT GLOWS IN THE DARK!



CHECK OUT THE COMMERCIAL TOO!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

FILM: INGLORIOUS BASTARDS




Inglorious Bastards is a 1978 Italian film directed by Enzo G. Castellari. Originally titled "Quel maledetto treno blindato"(literally translated as That damned armored train and released as in the USA under the Bastard's title. Starring Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson, Michael Pergolani, and Jackie Basehart.





Set in Europe during World War II, a group of American soldiers are in the process of being shipped off to military prison for a variety of infractions, ranging from desertion to murder. While they're being transported, a German air attack hits the convoy, killing most of the MPs and enabling five of the prisoners to escape. The group decides their best bet is to head to neutral Switzerland, where they can avoid the fighting and prison. As they make their way to what they think will be freedom, they end up volunteering for a commando mission to steal the new prototype gyroscope for the Nazi V2 with help of the French Underground. Somehow the team must sneak onto the most heavily guarded train in German territory, steal the Nazis' most precious military hardware, and bring it back to the Allies without getting arrested again by their own side.



Quentin Tarantino did a remake of this film that'll be out this summer.

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This is his first film since his Grindhouse collaboration with Robert Rodriguez. With Brad Pitt taking on a role in the upcoming flick it'll be exciting to see what Mr. Tarantino has up his sleeve with this one...peep the trailer below

COMING SOON: THE NEXT SUPER HERO MOVIE! "SUPERCAPERS"




I wouldnt consider this a parody in the same vain of "Meet the Spartans" or "Superhero Movie" but it looks funny, check out the trailer below....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

VHS / DIGI Manipulation/MAGNETIZED Confusion: KANYE X CHAIRLIFT

As a director I look at music videos as a way of pushing boundaries visually and artistically on a smaller scale than a feature or short. Only some artist have the videos that actually do so...Kanye West is one of em' . His latest for his song "Welcome to Heartbreak" uses a weird effect that I slept on til just this morning. The effect is pretty much summed up in the title of this post, it is also used in Chairlift's "Evident Utensil", peep both vids below and see for yourself....




KANYE WEST "Welcome To Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.



Chairlift - "Evident Utensil" Music Video from Data Mosher on Vimeo.

NEWS: NO MORE MTV! (EMBEDDED)




When it comes to video sharing an embed code is the necessary tool to do so. But media giant MTV has decided to pull the plug on the luxury, which means if you want to see a MTV video you have to go to their site. Im sure this will frustrate all the bloggers who rely on MTV content to provide dope post to their readers, guess now they just got to link it, expect this to go in effect sometime in March

THE DOPE SHIT: "WATCHMEN" EXCLUSIVE

Since Spring 08 since the trailer first premiered millions of comic and film fans (including myself) have been patiently waiting for the latest graphic novel adaptation "THE WATCHMEN" to emerge. After some legal woes halted the release, a 3-6-09 date is now set in stone. Peep the clip below to get an in-depth look into the film with director Zack Snyder....ENJOY!


Watchmen Exclusive

Monday, February 16, 2009

FILM: Animal Collective "My Girl" Music Video

One of my friends mentioned they were excited about an upcoming Animal Collective show, I told her I knew little of their music but I knew they had dope videos, Peep their vid below for the song "My Girl" you wont be sorry.......

ENJOY!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

(The Art World): Katching Up on Kaws

So Im always looking for new and dope art and artists. On my search I would always run into the name KAWS (who's been around awhile) But I recently stumbled into this video interview that I couldn't help but check out. I found out alot about what I was missing out on, peep it below.




Follow the link to his blog to see more cool stuff.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cool Commercial: PROTEST AD

Snow/Skateboarding TV...pretty cool, directed by Daniel Eskils

NEWS:2009 OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

HISTORY MADE: 'AER' OBAMA

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IT'S OFFICIAL BARACK OBAMA IS THE 44TH AND FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Yes, Im proud. To celebrate this special day enjoy the vid below...

Monday, January 19, 2009

THE DOPE SHIT: City of God's Son

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I always been a fan of found footage films and videos, but this latest piece of work by filmmaker Kenzo Digital exceeds my expectations. City of God's Son is a carefully blended multimedia presentation. An original score is put together from samples from the music made by the stars of the film Nas, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, etc. Its a surreal fictional world within itself. Trailer below....

ENJOY!







This project explores the icon of the gangster in modern media, and weaves musical history and gangster film history into an operatic music based story of brotherhood and survival. An homage to 90s New York hip-hop, City of Gods Son is the redefinition of the remix. Featuring legendary soul singer Joe Bataan. A sound film/hip hop opera by Kenzo Digital. To download the entire project for FREE

WWW.CITYOFGODSON.COM

Monday, January 12, 2009

SLUMDOG CHAMPS!!!!

Last night I watched most of The Golden Globes, cheering on Mickey Rourke for his best actor win for The Wrestler, laughing at Tracy's Morgan 30 Rock acceptance speech, and thinking what I will wear when I get there.....One thing I unfortunately missed was the Best Picture win for Slumdog Millionaire. I've been hearing great things about this film since it played at the Chicago International Film Festival last year....








Slumdog is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out. At the heart of its storytelling lies the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love.


Im looking forward to seeing it...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cool Commercial: WEEZY & GATORADE

This is a NEW Gatrorade commercial featuring a voiceover from Lil Wayne. I like the concept of "What is G". First Nike now Gatorade Weezy is getting crazy ad dollars right now.

ENJOY!