September 25, 2012
The Immortal Augustus Gladstone Trailer
Some of you may be aware... I've been working on a small film for awhile. It's done! (polite applause) We released the first offical trailer on our blog last night.
A couple years ago, Augustus discovered the modern era and started leaving a series of YouTube videos. In this film we try to delve more deeply into who he is. In the process, we discovered what it means to be filmmakers.
I really hope you enjoy the trailer!!!
YouTube version below...
June 27, 2012
Close Friends With a Count
We've been pretty quiet about the film but we're now almost finished with the entire project. Which feels good!
Let me know if you have questions... about the film, about the music, about whatever you like (within reason of course). I'll answer whatever I can!
November 29, 2011
Message For the Movie Crew
If you read the previous post or if you've been following our work on the Augustus Gladstone blog, you already know that I've been directing a feature documentary about Augustus.
Three weeks ago we lost contact with him and haven't been able to find him since. Yesterday he left the above "Message for the movie crew" on YouTube.
We know it's a long shot, but if you have any information about Augustus, please let us know.
August 03, 2011
The Immortal Augustus Gladstone
The above is one of the most recent youtube videos from Augustus Gladstone which, because of a posting on boingboing.net, has recieved a bit of attention.
My Tinselman blog has virtually silent for some time; the few of you who've paid close attention know why... I was beginning work on a documentary. I explain it this way on The Immortal Augustus Gladstone blog...
I began the early planning for this film about a year ago; we were looking for the right subject (meaning person) but had no luck. So we regrouped and changed our strategy and that’s when, through sheer happenstance, we discovered Augustus on YouTube.
We will continue to keep you abrest of our production at our blog.
There's more at the Official Augustus Gladstone website.
March 06, 2010
As a kid, I always thought race cars were so incredibly cool looking. Fast, sleek, colorful... like toys. Somewhere along the long, race cars changed; the cars themselves seemed to disappear beneath a barrage of advertisements. This short video explains it all so well...
Go Faster by Sven Voelker
via: grain edit
February 17, 2010
I love these matte paintings by John P. Fulton, from the 1931 production of Dracula. (For scale, look for the tiny carriage in each.)
February 07, 2010
Crow JaneSkip James, 1967
January 20, 2010
Real Fake Worlds
About two weeks ago, Josiah, a friend, sent me the the link to this short film. I started watching and couldn't stop until it was over. Not just because it's so beautifully composed and edited, but also because every object in the film was modeled using 3dsmax and rendered using Vray by only one person... Alex Roman.
If you watch even a portion of it, it's worth link to vimeo to see it full screen so you won't miss a detail.
I wasn't crazy about Avatar. I was hoping the movie would be better than the trailer. It wasn't... for a lot of reasons. The bad design, the garish colors, the dull characters, and the ludicrous "indians are so heavenly and pure" theme, which is summed up beautifully in the above paragraph (click to enlarge).Worst bit of design?... I can't decide. Was it the six legged horse that looked like a blend between a sea horse and a horse (with scales)? Or was it the hammer-head rhino thing?
June 11, 2009
Tetro – Francis Ford Coppola
I don't usually advertise films, but this trailer gives me shivers. Too bad it's opening only in select cities (today).