Our newest promotional video for the Harb40 Passion Competition.
AN annual film competition that now has a short story category for writers to submit their stories also.
To learn more, go to www.harb40passioncompetition.com.
Created by Henrik Safegaard.
Without the aid of computers, Ray Harryhausen created wonderful worlds filled with magnificent creatures. There is life in those creatures that no computer has yet replicated. He not only pioneered stop-motion animation, he pioneered imagination and wonder in film. Steven Spielberg stated that without the work of Ray Harryhausen, “… there never would have been a “Star Wars” or a “Jurassic Park.” Mr. Spielberg is correct. Ray Harryhausen passed away today. He was 92.
TCM’s In Memoriam to Ray Harryhausen, produced by Scott McGee.
According to BoingBoing.net, where I found the link to the above address, “The audience for Neil Gaiman’s talk on the future of publishing at the London Book Fair apparently greeted his talk with stony hostility.” Watch it and I think you will see why. He stated the obvious… or what should be obvious. That is something the oblivious generally do not like. That is something the unimaginative generally cringe at. And, generally, when you poke at unimaginative, unadaptable dinosaurs they tend to look down at you and growl stupidly. I thoroughly enjoyed his address and am thrilled to say that not only is Neil Gaiman one of the most imaginative writers we have today, he is also one of the most courageous. Hey! It takes courage to stand in front of a pack of dinosaurs and poke them.
Another example of how animation and comics can be used effectively for something other than pure entertainment. An amazing, tasteful and, I believe, effective collaborative effort. Unfortunately, it appears it is too late. The tragedy is we once again tried to place three words together that simply do not work together… CONGRESS and COMMON SENSE.
Some of the nation’s best loved cartoonists are calling on Congress to not back down and take action to enact common sense gun laws that will prevent violence and save lives.
First, is it me or is the “online” video industry rapidly morphing itself into a mirror image of cable television? Secondly, is this necessarily a good thing? Finally, can anyone truly compete with the platform YouTube has built or has YouTube built such a lead that it is already unapproachable?