SETH ROGEN INVITES DUNCAN JONES TO DIRECT ‘PREACHER’ EPISODES VIA TWITTER
By Matt D. Wilson
Writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are slowly but surely working on the pilot for AMC’s new TV adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon Vertigo series Preacher, and as they write, it appears they’re also recruiting cool directors.
Rogen struck up a Twitter conversation with Duncan Jones, director of Moon (which is super great) and Source Code (which is flawed but well made) — and also, incidentally, the son of David Bowie — to gauge his interest. Right now, Jones is working on a Warcraft movie, but he seemed extremely enthusiastic about taking the reins on some Preacher episodes.
Damn, this could be good!!
Puffy tufts of cotton smoke.
Oh my goodness, that’s freakin amazing. All hail Animal Battle!
This House Was Inspired By “Star Wars”
Why buy a starter home when you can buy a Star Wars home? The Starwars House, by Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon, manages to look like Obi Wan Kenobi’s guest house without actually directly referencing any single design element from George Lucas’s classic space opera.
I will one day own a home, and it will look very much like this.
The green screen is successfully lit!
I installed an LED into the top of the curtain structure, then covered it with a small plastic container lined with a sheet of wax paper to act as a diffuser. The (red) wires are hidden behind the curtains and run to the power source under the stage floor.
The lighting is looking pretty great so far, so hopefully it will mesh nicely with the spotlight!
Here’s an example of an art project gone awry. I attempted to make a TV to match Franky’s radio, but I made a fatal error along the way.
To start, I took the cap from a cheap candle to use as my monitor, and I used the lid from a random plastic container as the base because it was such a perfect fit. I stuffed some blue cloth into the monitor so that when I put a light in it, it would glow the appropriate color from the side of the stage. I built a back panel to affix it to, and made a sweet flap to run the wire out of. Then I took the leftover marbled Sculpey I had from building the radio and covered it all up, finishing it off by adding the rods in the front.
The casing wasn’t quite as sleek as the radio’s, and the marbling had become muddled, but I planned to buff it all out and polish it once it was finished baking. Unfortunately, the notion that plastic doesn’t do too well in the oven only occurred to me as I was preheating it. I crossed my fingers that the temp would be low enough to bake the Sculpey without melting the plastic base, but…
When I pulled it out, the base promptly imploded and broke off, leaving me just the monitor intact. But now I don’t have another base to work with, and I’m fresh out of marbled Sculpey, so I’m not quite sure where to go next…
I made a mini newspaper for Franky. Nothing fancy, but I thought it turned out pretty sweet.
Photo courtesy of AltheaAlthea was in Portland in early February for the premiere of “Coraline,” held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall; the movie poster for “Coraline” is in the window behind Althea. Althea Crome is the knitting brains behind…
Not a new article by any means, but it’s an interesting read, and Althea’s stuff definitely warrants a look. Her gallery site is incredible!
Digging into the Veeps blog archives, Bill Kelter’s unpublished chapter on vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. [September 3, 2008.]
ST. PAUL - No one really expected she’d be a shrinking violet. Sarah Palin proved to be every bit the fighter that early news reports and anecdotal accounts…
The world premiere of the Veeps movie is coming soon, so read up!
Our little Krampus character may be awfully adorable, but he’s got devious plans on his mind, as this little ditty will attest to. Another stellar track from Michael K!