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Making of ‘New Divide’

I’m anxiously waiting to see the final outcome of this music video. I’ve always loved what Linkin Park’s been doing and have owned every one of their DVDs from ‘Frat Party At The Pankake Festival’ onward — also own all their albums. I’m hoping they make a DVD of behind-the-scene clips for this video also. The band’s work ethic is amazing and they’re very well-versed in their craft. There aren’t many rock bands who are so detailed in every aspect of their work which surpasses just the musical aspect, but the video production, album cover art, and even going as far as taking time out of their busy schedules to stay in touch with their fans at all times. As much as I’m anticipating the music video, I’m also stoked about the new Transformers movie also. Linkin Park were given the oppurtunity to do the score for the movie and have been working in the studio with Hans Zimmer, so you know that’s not going to disappoint at all. But until all of that unfolds, we have a little teaser vid here…

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The Watcher

Medicom Toy is releasing the ‘The Watchmen’ Bearbrick Set to celebrate the movie’s theatrical release in March. The two-set Bearbrick packages will include the main characters: The Comedian, Nite Owl II, Ozymandias, Doctor Manhattan, Rorschach and Silk Specre II.

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After a bit of a dispute over the rights to the movie and the threat of a possible hold of its release, I’m glad the higher-ups compromised for the sake of the audience’s anticipation. So mark your calendars — March 6th! I like how they didn’t go with blockbuster actors to market the movie and take the spotlight away from the actual characters. Oh, and releasing it on IMAX doesn’t hurt one bit.

–dinoxsketchpad

Behind The Scenes

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I’m excited to see this movie, as I am with a lot of animated films. What I loved about a lot of cartoons I grew up watching, and reading, were the adventures each story takes me and making my imaginations burst out of ordinariness. The plot of this story is Oz-ish, as Coraline is taken into a dream-world when she unlocks a secret door in her new house. What’s most amazing about this movie is that it’s the first stop-motion full-length animation shot with stereoscopy technology — which is the art of making an illusion of depth using two-dimensional imagery– with a dual-digital camera rig. Sounds confusing? Well I got great news for your curious minds.

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On Saturday, February 7th, some of the movie’s production team will hold an exhibition and a discussion panel where they will break down the production and artistic processes it took to make the movie a success. Sure to be a very interesting and educational event for all.

Artists in attendance will include: Andy Schuhler, Chris Appelhans, Dan Krall, Jon Klassen, Shane Prigmore, Shannon Tindle

Where?
Gallery NUCLEUS
210 E. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801

When?
Saturday, February 7, 2009
2:00 – 4:00PM
This event is FREE but keep in mind that space is LIMITED.

–dinoxsketchpad

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li Trailer

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I already blogged this a while back with footages and the international poster, but now we have a trailer. What do you think? Either way you go on this one, I’m sure we’d all be in consensus about it being better than the Jean Claude Van-Damme version, eh?

courtesy of TrailerAddict
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Why So Sad?

Dave White has been working on a piece dedicated to the late-Heath Ledger in his Golden Globe winning performance for ‘The Dark Knight’. Each print is done with 20+ color screens on 410gm Somerset Tub Matte paper. The first fifteen prints features a heavy impasto to give White’s signature textures, while the remaining thirty-five are more subtle on the hand finishings.

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Pricings are as follows:
Dave White – Heath Ledger Tribute – “Why So Sad?” Numbers 1 – 15 | $5,500 each
Dave White – Heath Ledger Tribute – “Why So Sad?” Numbers 16 – 50 | $2,500 each

For anyone interested in owning this amazing piece of artwork, please inquiry through enquiries@opus-art.com for more information.

courtesy of Freshness Mag
–dinoxsketchpad

Ip Man

I just finished watching what I’m deeming to be one of the better movies of last year. I guess I’m just getting a bit tired of Hollywood, but the last two strongest flicks of the year were on foreign soil. Slumdog Millionaire might just be Danny Boyle’s most extraordinary work in his directorial career. And now there’s Ip Man, which is a story based on the life of the grandmaster of Wing Chun style of kung-fu and master [sifu] of Bruce Lee. The movie takes place during the 1920s and 30s in the midst of the Sino-Japanese War when China was taken over by Japanese military. Being a patriotic man, and seeing his fellow countrymen slained by Japanese soldiers, Ip Man refused their offer to teach the infantry his skills which turned out to be detrimental to his own life.
The movie is said to be the very first piece of work ever dedicated to the man and Donnie Yen does a very good portrayal. I’ve always been a fan of Mr. Yen’s work and this was no less stellar.

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Ip Man with a young Bruce Lee.

Where’s the Oscar buzz?

–dinoxsketchpad