Monthly Archives: januar 2010

Informasjonsvideoar for UiB

Som sommerjobb lagde vi ifjor seks informasjonsvideoar for Universitetet i Bergen.

Dette er den mest eksplosive av dei, og min personlege favoritt.

Trivia: Sjølv om alle trur at det er meg,  så var det dessverre ikkje eg som fekk æra av å spele i kyssescena. Dette er sjølvsagt heilt uholdbart og til neste sommer krever eg meir klining på jobb!

..og privat..

..smask smask..

..vennligst kyss meg. .

..nokon?..

..meh, tilbake til After Effects!

Short Film Friday #11 – Rejected

Today I’m going to show you one of my absolute favorites. Chances are you’ve already seen it, but it’s so good that it deserves both a second, a third, and a –> ∞ look.

From Wikipedia:

«Rejected was Hertzfeldt’s first film out of college. Released in theaters in 2000, the short won dozens of awards, was nominated for an Oscar, and is an enduring cult classic that is frequently quoted or referenced in pop culture.[20] Fans of the cartoon have been known to wear costumes, re-enact their favorite scenes in fan films, and some have had tattoos made of their favorite characters.[21] Public screenings of the short sometimes become a «Rocky Horror Picture Show-esque feedback loop» of fans reciting favorite lines back at the screen.[22] The short’s enduring popularity has led the film to be described as «this generation’s A Hard Day’s Night«.[23]»

It’s an incredibly funny film, and I have a weak spot for referencing it in my own work. It’s just such a great example of nonsensical humor.

Behind the Scenes – Harry Potter and the Outcasts of Hogwarts

I seem to have forgotten to post this last week.  It’s a behind the scenes look at how we make the Harry Potter videos.

Short Film Friday #10 – «Du Ritar Fult»

This week’s short is Swedish, and sadly without subtitles. Sorry!

Kom tilfeldigvis over denne svenske kortfilmen ein dag. Velspelt og fint fotografert. Og ikkje minst har dei gjort ein veldig god jobb på lydsida. Den blyantlyden kryper under huden!

Frå YouTube: «Alexander dödade en kille när han var sju år. Pierre, en klasskompis.»

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Memorable Soundtrack

So I watched Sherlock Holmes last night. A brilliant popcorn-film with just the right combination of mystery, action and humor, combined with an interesting undertone of homoerotic dependence. It’s a good example of a well functioning Hollywood Blockbuster, and definitely a film that’s at least twice as good when seen on the big screen, compared with your standard 32″ television set.

A noteworthy aspect of the film was Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack. (Spotify link) It’s not noteworthy in musical terms, in fact it’s borderline cliché; a slight variation of Jack Sparrow’s theme in Pirates of the Caribbean. However it’s noteworthy because it contains a certain quality that every blockbuster seem to long for: It’s hummable.

The great blockbusters, the ones you remember, what do they have in common? They’re good films, yes, but 8 out of 10 times (just a guess) they seem to have a memorable soundtrack.  Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Forrest Gump, to name a few. They all have that easy-to-remember melody that lingers in your mind.

Like this: Dum-dum-du-dum dum-du-dum dum-du-dum