Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens trailer

So it’s finally here… the STAR WARS EPISODE VII VII trailer. The Force Awakens could resuscitate our feelings for the Star Wars franchise and universe… because that excitement had been snuffed out since the Han Shot First fiasco nearly twenty years ago…

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THE DARK ARTS – comic book cover

I love the process of making art… seeing ideas get tested, rejected, and then finalized is illuminating.

So we wanted to show the Anatomy of Cover for the for first issue of THE DARK ARTS…

As tarot cards are a key element to the first story arc, we wanted to give a nod to that…

We’re lucky to get the exceptionally gifted veteran colorist Lovern Kindzierski to add his magic to Oscar’s wonderful and haunting pencils & inks.

 

 

INTERSTELLAR and Kodak Film Stock

Last night we had a chance to see Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR… as dense and complex a movie that he’s attempted, and he — by and large — succeeds in creating a fascinating “Dude with a Problem” film where the fate of the world is at stake… at its core is a crushing father-daughter story, and Jessica Chastian soars in her portrayal of Matthew McConaughey’s daughter.

As a big science fiction epic that ventures into 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY territory, INTERSTELLAR was captured on good, old-fashioned Kodak film stock; that endangered species in the filmmaker’s toolbox (and there are several locations where you can see it in 70mm IMAX). There is a quality to the motion picture that would be probably be missing with the improbably sharp, yet decidedly flat images aesthetic of HD video (even at 6K, which Fincher used to capture GONE GIRL).

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