Category Archives: Film

More Video Projection Mapping

Came across this video today of the opening of a new flagship H&M store in Amsterdam…

Gotta love this stuff, when it works properly it looks amazing

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Video Projection Mapping

Simply…Wow! I came across this a little while ago and it blew me away. Check out the videos I’ve posted, they show buildings in famous cities appearing to morph, fade, twist and explode, synched beat for beat to a music track. The effect is phenomenal, I love how the building pulsates at 4:19 (watch fullscreen in HD if poss):

The effect is created by using high powered projecters and specialist VJ software projecting pre-rendered 3D images onto the sides of buidlings. As I understand it a 3D map is created of the building and then a visual effects piece built using the building mapping information as a base. This is then accurately re-mapped and projected giving an unsettling photorealistic effect. Read on for more videos…

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The Illusionist – Sylvain Chomet

I wanted to get this mini-review up while its still at least a little bit fresh. I recently had the pleasure of catching ‘The Illusionist’ by Sylvain Chomet at the Watershed – what a beautiful, beautiful film!

The Illusionist

It takes a lot to choke me up in a cinema, but this one got me. I have the softest of soft-spots for animated films without dialogue, and this was 90 minutes worth of bliss. Pixar’s Wall-e had me for the same reasons in the 1st 30 mins, but then Hollywood had its wicked way for the remainder…

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The Human Centipede – My Story

Having been a bit of a horror fan when I was growing up, when you see a movie advertised with claims of “most horrific film ever made“, “the ultimate video nasty“, “so gross you’ll spoon out your eyeballs and feed them to the neighbours cat” (OK, I made the last one up…) you can’t help but take notice!

The Human Centipede, Dave C Style!

Being a lover of noodling on the Twitter-pipes, I noticed that Bristol’s Watershed cinema (twitter.com/wshed tweet: @wshed) ace purveyors of art house films (and from time to time, vile degrading filth) were showing The Human Centipede. On a whim I took it upon myself to draw this silly little picture and tweeted it at them. Turns out this little sketch went down so well in their office, they used it as part of their promo materials in their display cases and offered me 2 free tickets! Thanks Watershed :D (more on the significance of these x2 tix to follow…!)

With Pete Jackson’s seminal zombie splatterfest ‘Braindead‘ having long been my favourite film, which incidentally just like Tom Six‘s ‘Human Centipede’ got past the censors without a single cut, how could I possibly resist? I’ll watch it so you don’t have to! Read on to find out what happened…

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