Saturday, 11 December 2010

Two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hans and Suzanne Zimmer, originally uploaded by yausser.

Well deserved, congratulations to Hans and Suzanne...

Friday, 10 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

glacial runoff is blue!

glacial runoff is blue!, originally uploaded by yuzu.

huge and powerful

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Semi Permanent Melbourne 2010

This year's Semi Permanent Melbourne was inspiring as always, but some speakers lacked the ability to speak before a crowd. I understand not every designer / artist can pull off an amazing presentation but this year SP reached an all time low. There is no point in pointing any fingers, if you where there you know what I am talking about. I believe in the past many inexperienced speakers had a colleague on stage co-presenting and that worked quite well. A depressing 20 seconds of silence with 2000 people is not something I would call inspiring. But all in all I have to say the SP 2010 Melbourne finished on the highest note ever; Simon Allen's (Pixar) presentation was finger licking good and put a big smile on everyone's face.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Finally... found a good WiFi phone for Skype...

We have been looking for a skype phone for some time now...
So it looks like the IPEVO S0-20 will replace our (normal) home phone. Potentially for life; no matter where we move to...

Sunday, 29 August 2010

"We're going to hell, so bring your sunblock."

Drama and Ari make entourage the amazing show that is it. I think the fact that Drama and Ari are almost the opposites of each other, creates this (+) successful and (-) failure polarity, can not wait to see what will happen next...

Saturday, 28 August 2010

This November Xbox 360′s voice chat is getting a much needed upgrade...

Jerry Johnson (Xbox Live Studios) has revealed that the Xbox 360′s voice chat
will be significantly improved; raising the quality of the player-to-player communication over Xbox Live.

At the Edinburgh Interactive Festival he said:
"The codec we used when we first launched was a low bit rate codec and we stuck with that"

"We launched and we said we required broadband. We required a 64k connection, which not many people think of as broadband any longer. But that was the minimum requirement to run the service at the time."

"It's time for us to move on. Especially if we want to think about broadening – a crackly headset on the top of your head – not what people think of when they talk about popular entertainment."

So in November, I'll be hearing all the misguided racial and sexual epithet in even clearer detail?
Thanks Microsoft and thanks for the new instant mute function!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Bungie working on a whole new (halo like) universe...

Bungie working on a whole new (halo like) universe... ? ... well that's music to my ears!
let's hope this time they do not sale it to microsoft.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

I am loving the BBC’s new Sherlock...

I must say that I am enjoying the new Sherlock immensely. It was a big surprise we did not think BBC (Moffat & Gatiss) or anyone could pull off a Sherlock Holmes of this caliber and quality. I say this is without question the best Sherlock ever apart from the books, but even the books are quite dated now and may need an rewrite/update.

Anyway high praise indeed, watch this show as I do not think TV get much better then this.

Mark Gatiss on 'Sherlock'

Steven Moffat on 'Sherlock'

Monday, 2 August 2010

Watching Highlander: The Raven

Watching Highlander: The Raven at the moment ...

It's not as bad as I thought... much better then the last Highlander movie...

Friday, 30 July 2010

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A timeline of Inception...

I don't think that Christopher Nolan's Inception is necessarily confusing. But this "timeline" of Inception created by "~dehahs" helps to visualize the events beautifully.

The image comes via Last Exit to Nowhere's twitter feed.

Click on the image to see it in high-resolution.

Friday, 16 July 2010

I presume most of you will not go to see Inception at imax

If you not going to see Inception at IMAX... well at least see this Ustream recording of the 20 + orchestra performing the highlights of the score live at the premier...
nice to see a few familiar faces...

Hans works very hard to get the soundtracks (industry) into the foreground... I think he is close to achieving his goal.
Now if I can only convince him to releases his work in SACD/bluray surround...

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Going to see Inception at IMAX Melbourne - midnight WED July 21... join me if you like...

If Inception is half as good as the soundtrack or as they all say, I be happy... have not seen a good movie for some time...
actually I love the soundtrack a lot, some of Hans's and Lorne's best work... can not wait to hear it at imax :P

In depth imax version review at Shadowlocked

get IMAX Melbourne tickets here

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

HUMANOIDS HAS RETURNED and is give free access to their first digital comics!

Humanoids Publishing is give free access to their first digital comics;

Bouncer: One Armed Gunslinger 1 of 6 (Bouncer # 1)
HERE for "Bouncer" - a Western for all you Red Dead Redemption fans

Unfabulous Five: The Greasers From The Black Lagoon 1 of 4 (Unfabulous Five # 1)
CLICK HERE for "Unfabulous 5" - a gritty urban comedy

CBR did a excellent interview with
Bob Silva, well worth a read if you interested in the future of the English branch of Humanoids Publishing.

Personalty I think Humanoids has produced / published some of the best comics ever. Actually the large print hardcovers of The Techno Priests and a few others are the BEST comics I have ever held in my hands and laid my eyes on; breathtakingly beautiful.

Needles to say I am overjoyed to see Humanoids return to publishing in English extra so independently. I predict we will see some really new amazing comics and hopefully hardcover reissues of some of the Humanoids classics like Incal or Metabarons.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


NaturePyro, originally uploaded by

One day I hope to do light painting ...

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Autechre in Melbourne

Autechre_290510, originally uploaded by noisemachina07.

Amazing, amazing, amazing... Ae is something that needs to be experienced live!

Saturday, 9 January 2010

3D is coming

Shooting in 3D has traditionally required a complex, bulky and fragile rig using two cameras and additional hardware to calibrate and adjust them. Panasonic's straight-forwardly-named Twin-lens Full HD 3D camcorder looks to radically change the 3D game, with integrated lenses and dual memory card slots allowing you to capture 3D footage immediately, with just one device.
The camcorder records onto inexpensive SDHC/SD memory cards, thankfully abandoning the P2 system used for its concept 3D camera, and the outrageously expensive P2 memory cards along with it.

While it's far cheaper than building your own 3D rig, the SRP of US$21,000 means we're not likely to see the next breakout indie film in 3D, but given the drop in price (and jump in video capabilities) between Canon's 5D Mark II and subsequent 7D, who knows what'll happen over the next couple of years.

The Twin-lens Full HD 3D camcorder will be available in Q4 2010, and Panasonic plans to release a 3D Full HD LCD monitor for use in the field, and a digital mixer for live 3D broadcasting shortly after.