Category Archives: Other

Now That’s A Good Batman

So did you check out that Batman costume that someone made?  It’s looks exactly like the one in the Batman Arkham Asylum video game.  The creators made sure to stay very true to the source with have the right colors, minute details, and just overall coolness.  Even the cowl moves when your head turns.  Maybe they should use this in Batman Begins.  This suit is much better looking than the movie ones.  Check out more at the TheEffectsLab forums.

Experience Zero Gravity

Nothing like some good old extreme sports to get your blood pumping.  Except, this one is more elegant than usual.  Take a bunch of guys and put them on the helicopter.  Next, put them off on a mountain cliff.  Add a couple little cameras and what you get is some very stunning scenes.  If this was shot on a IMAX,  that would be crazy and thrilling.

As far as technical stuff goes, a couple Gopro cameras, parachutes, and air gliding suits.


 

Cosplayers. Yes Their Good At Their Craft

Cosplaying has been around for years, but it seems the wow factor has totally been upped in recent years.  These days everyone makes their own clothes, props, etc.  You name it.  They’ve always been able to use new methods to create realistic looking armor etc without feeling heavy.

Just recently,  the Anime Expo in Cali was held.  In my opinoin, this is one of the best Cosplaying cons to attend in the US.  The amount of sheer quality of outfits are amazing.   They got everything from game character, anime, and movies.  If you’ve never been to one of these, it’s basically a comic con except people go to have fun and dress up as their favorite characters.  You can buy items there, watch the latest anime movie/shows and meet some voice overs or creators in person.  They also have mini-concerts of bands from Japan.  

If you’re thinking Cosplay is strange.  Fear not it’s not.   With movie studios grabbing rights to anime, we can only anticipate it to get bigger.  Check out the videos below for some cosplayers at the recent Anime Expo. Taken by Acksonl who has a nack for capturing these Cons!

The Stuxnet Info Graphic

There’s a lot of things going on in this world, but who would of thought in this digital age, someone created a very smart virus.  A motion graphics piece created by Patrick Clair shows how scary this virus is and will become in the near future.  A virus smart enough to fool even the most extensive security measures.  It’s make you wonder what will the next world war be. Will the next war be fought with binaries instead of ammunitons?  Take a gander at this very informative video.

Japanese Automata

Japanese Automata also known in Japan as Karakuri Ningyo. So what is it? It’s basically creating robots without the electronics or computers. It’s like a doll that moves without electricity. All it needs is a push or a small motion and it will start to move. Don’t believe me, check out this short video on it. This very cool indeed and hopefully these type of art doesn’t fade away.

Can’t Wait For Dark Knight Rises?

Then check out Batman Delivrance. A Batman fan made short that really doesn’t make sense. While the visuals were pleasing for the most part (too much used of straight out black though), the story was left to be desired. If you don’t know, in this short, Batman is old and and fights Wolverine. Yes, Wolverine. I have know idea why they’re fighting but they’re fighting in a scene that’s all black except for a spot light above. I guess it was just cheaper to not have a set at all. Wolverine looked just the movie Wolverine. Plus one for that and the Batman suit is pretty good. So the final scene which is the fight between Batman and Wolverine, what happens, who wins? The ending is likely not what you would expect. One thing I don’t get, so why the heck is the credits in English when the whole short was in French (with English Subtitles). That just doesn’t make sense. If you’re a fan of Batman and love to see what a crossover of superheros would be like, then take a look a this French Batman short. It’s not really bad, it just didn’t make sense.