Saturday, 19 December 2009

Femto Freckles Brief

The freckles concept has been going through a fair degree of evolution in the background of my head. With James Horner's stirring AVATAR soundtrack in the background I think things have finally come together - check this for a brief:

Humanity has been symbiotic partners for the millennia with an organism we call the freckle. These largely dormant hitch-hikers on our DNA are coming to a momentous rebirthing that the Brotherhood sees as a sign of violent cataclysm. For Femto, her freckles have always been a big part of her character, she is even called Femto Freckles at school. When she starts to see her freckles move, at first she thinks she is going crazy, but soon she works out they are forming new patterns. The revelation that these patterns confer her with powers sets in motion a cascade of adventures leading to the showdown with the Brotherhood and the revelation of the destiny of all freckles everywhere.

I already have plot pieces and some descriptive character ideas and more - I just need to narrow all this down to a scriptment of some sort and concept art.

Friday, 18 December 2009


Avatar was simply remarkable - in 3D at IMAX it is a very special cinematic experience indeed.

I will have to cover things in more detail a little later, after it sinks in perhaps. I am planning on a repeat viewing actually, just so much majesty and the passion for fantasy story telling is on display for all to see - wonderful.
We are treated to special effects in 3D that are so seamless and engagingly realistic that the whole is completely immersive. The film was already long (161mins) but we only had glimpses of many characters that would have been great to expand upon. The vast alien world, culture, landscape, flora and fauna in all their detail plus the concept of the Avatars themselves is stunning to see revealed. These visuals combined with the 3D, heart pounding audio and a tale I was keen to see unfold made the whole grand indeed. I think I have used enough superlatives already.

[Image from Avatar via the official Flickr Area]

flat out breathtaking. (see the official site for video and imagery to inspire)

Official Avatar Movie

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Figures and the McFarlane sets

I got myself a little set of chunky Hasbro Star Wars characters to add to my shelf - it is slowly looking the part. The little R2-D2 and a pair of Jawas are pretty cute next to the Toy Story figures and the little girl from Corpse Bride.

On this topic I browsed Pidgeonblog which covers all manner of such things and much more. But to get right to the point, I can feel the urge to add some bits from the McFarlane Figures sets - class all-round. The McFarlane collectible toys are clever and beautifully made, I only wish I could afford more. Here are a bunch of cool ones:

[Images of McFarlane figures via the official site]

Monday, 14 December 2009

Spacial Geometry

I often think of nature as being very amorphous in its visual creations, but in truth there is a fair bit of order in what springs from the incomprehensible number of variables. These images from the Cassini probe of Saturn are another example of how seemingly non-natural formations can form quite naturally. The giant hexagon at Saturn's North pole is pretty cool, For more check SciPop's article and go from there.

[NASA's Cassini probe images of Saturn's hexagon via SciPop]

I Adore You in Colour

Just a quick coloured version of the I_Adore_You doodle.

Post-it stop motion

This is a cool TVC, the Post-it note commercial shows real dedication to the taskand we get a glimpse of the work required to create it. I also like the pixel-like nature of the post-its themselves.

Taking the idea, we also get Rubik's Cube stop motion as well.