Saturday, December 29, 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

Snowman

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我發覺每年聖誕節我都會不其然地畫雪人,而且必定有一幅是"雪人扮鹿"... 真奇怪,是潛意識還是有某些情意結?
以上的一幅是92年的sketch。下方的一幅是去年畫的。


放假真好,可以想畫就畫。

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Birthday to Sefine

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MS-06S is having a mission in Toronto right now, best wishes to her and her family. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas... :)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Movie Mistakes? -TMNT


I've just found a website called "moviemistakes.com", it finds out all kinds of mistakes from movies, that seems interesting. Below are mistakes from TMNT (2007)

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Factual error: Splinter's ear does not ever reveal his injury incurred from his first encounter with The Shredder where the top half of his left ear was cut off.

Continuity: In the scene where Jones is hauling in general Agilus he knocks over a vase, when the camera returns to show April rubbing her forehead the box with the general is missing and neither April nor Jones has moved.

Factual error: In the scene at April's apartment after Raphael is wounded, Donny pulls the blade out of Raph's shell and hands it to April. When she examines it, she says that the general became immortal through the stars of Kikan and his generals were turned to stone and that he lived for eternities in regret to revive his brotherhood. The stone should not have spoken of the myth since the general was frozen in stone for 3000 years.

Plot hole: Leo was captured as the 13th monster with 4 foot soldiers present. They heard the generals talking about how Winters won't know the difference. Winters should have been informed about Leo from Karai as she stated the foot work for Winters. Karai seems to know the turtles history and the foot report to her.

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Do you agree with those points listed above?? you can see more other movie mistakes here.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Exclusive Gatchaman Interview at IESB

IESB has exclusive first-look storyboard-images of the upcoming here
- Gatchaman-movie coverage GATCHMAN animated film
(from IMAGI) including an exclusive interview with director; Kevin Munroe

(EDITED) KEY KEVIN MUNROE SOUNDBYTES:

ON FILM DIRECTION:
- "stay as close as possible to the original versions but at the same time add some sleekness to it so it’s not just “tights.”

- “I try to describe it to people, it’s not cartoon-ey and it’s not photo-real. It’s really pushing the western style of animation, something very cool and different.”

- “Fans of the tv show will remember that they never talked about how the Gatchaman started, how the war between the Gatchaman and Galactor started... What was the first invasion like…”

- co-director Tom Tanaka adds: “So this is ... the prequel to the TV show in a sense, and the idea that the mythology of the Gatchaman is not just restricted to technology, there is a mystical aspect as well.”

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ON CHARACTER-POINTS:
- “We’ve got a couple of key characters, and bad things happen to them, a key character dies at one point..."

- The Phoenix (Gatchaman's mothership) "flames up" and comes complete with signature bay doors, and it’s not completely re-imagined or redesigned, but it has a modern and “fast” look and feel ... the flame transformation of the ship comes at a pivotal and climatic point in the story.

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ABOUT THE STORY:
- “It’s an origin story. We’re going through, we’re adding mythology.”

- “We’ve got politics, terrorism, the island is the beacon of hope and the Gatchaman become the symbol of that hope for all of mankind because it takes what happens in this movie to united everybody together to fight back. It’s bigger than just a simple alien invasion story…”

- "We find our heroes at the end of Act 1, with a completely destroyed city after the aforementioned alien invasion. There’s no place to go but bigger! ... Act 3 blows the invasion away."

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ON WHAT TO EXPECT at SanDiaoComicCon 2008:
Munroe says he would like “A big presence [at Comic Con], it’d be cool to reveal what the suits look like to everyone. A trailer would be great. It’s just up to what Warners wants to do and what Imagi wants to do.”

the above article is edited from: TOYSREVIL
read the entire interview at IESB packed with more details and revelations

Monday, December 17, 2007

Dark Knight Costume


Check this new Batman costume of Dark Knight from a French Magazine CineLive [source]
It looks pretty cool eventhough is little complicated. I know Takara is planning to re-release their 1/6 Batman! But I am looking for the Hottoys one!

besides, you can see the Dark Knight Trailer here

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ironman international poster


This is Ironman international poster via cinelive. I like this because nothing complicated, just a very simple pose with good composition and good lighting, but still cool.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

TMNT movie sequel news...

There is some news about TMNT2 from the blog "the 5th turtle"
I wonder how can they know that so fast...
More TMNT2 news here

Monday, December 10, 2007

Gatchaman PS Shooting Game

I've just found this from internet, there is a Gatchaman shooting game for Playstation published by Bandai in 2002.

Introduction screenshot:


Game screenshot:


Game cover artwork:



Sunday, December 09, 2007

MUTI-ME 胡思亂想


Muti-me 胡思亂想 01
屋企人常常笑我不能一心二用,又無記性。駕車時不能與人談話;工作時不能聽歌;思考時聽不到別人對我說話... 似乎我只能在同一時間專心做一件事。究竟是我太專心還是真的一心不能二用?

但是不知幾時開始,我的工作往往都是Muti-task,常常都要同一時間內處理多項不同的工作... 不斷地轉Channel哈哈,你話點算?? 如我 profile 所寫 : 能全神貫注地專心做好一件事的人是種幸福...

如果我可以像《Naruto》中的嗚門一樣可以用影分身來學習、工作、娛樂又創作,你話幾好呢。

Muti-me 胡思亂想 02
如果有機會自己跟自己做朋友、自己跟自己一起工作,真的合得來嗎?效率會否倍增

*其實這玩味照片是當時長留LA攪TMNT,週末時無聊時玩的。當時還沒有駕駛執照。假期可以做的選擇實在很少...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

News from Imagi on finance...

IMAGI COMPLETES HK$406 MILLION (US$52M*) ZERO COUPON CONVERTIBLE BOND PLACEMENT

Wednesday, 05 December 2007 Imagi to use convertible bond placement to finance production of its future films, including Astro Boy and Gatchaman

Hong Kong (December 5, 2007) – Imagi International Holdings, Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 585 (“Imagi”) today announced the placement of HK$406 million in convertible bonds. The lead investor is Singapore-based Oxley Capital Group, with other investors including CQS Capital (London) and Winnington Capital (Hong Kong).

Imagi will use the proceeds from the convertible bond placement to finance production of its future films, including Astro Boy and Gatchaman, both scheduled for release in 2009. The films will be distributed globally by Warner Brothers and The Weinstein Company.

The zero coupon convertible bonds HKD $2 million in denomination with three year maturities. Conversion price is HKD $1.768, representing a 25% conversion premium over current market price. Assuming full conversion, the bonds would represent a stake of approximately 12.3% in Imagi, on a fully diluted basis.

“Imagi produces top-quality, Hollywood-style animated movies at significantly lower costs than its US-based competitors,” said Mark Pawley, a Director at Oxley Capital. “The economics are compelling, as are the management team, the films in production, and the upside potential of the company.”

“Imagi is pleased to welcome Oxley Capital and CQS to our investor roster,” said Douglas Glen, Co-CEO of Imagi. “They are respected investors with reputations for adding significant value to their portfolio companies.”

* assumes exchange rate of HK$7.80 to US$1.00

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I don't quite get what does it mean exactly...but I think thats a good news to the company...

Astro boy Manga by Osamu Tezuka

I've just found some useful information on Astroboy... share with fans here.

[Astro Boy] originated as a manga in 1951 by Osamu Tezuka, who is often reputed as the "god of manga".
[1] After enjoying success abroad, Astro Boy was remade in the 1980s as Shin Tetsuwan Atomu, known as Astroboy in the United States and other Western countries, and again in 2003. For a time, Astro Boy enjoyed a level of popularity in Japan equivalent to Disney's image character Mickey Mouse

Astro Boy is created by the tragic Dr. Tenma in this Manga version of Astro Boy.

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Astro Boy is a sci-fi series set in a futuristic world where androids co-exist with humans. Its focus is on the adventures of the titular "Astro Boy" (or simply "Astro"), a powerful robot created by the head of the Ministry of Science Doctor Tenma (dubbed Dr. Boynton in the first series English anime and Professor Balfus in the Canadian dub of the second series) to replace his son Tobio (or Astor Boyton III in the first series English anime, Toby in the remake of the first series English anime). After Tobio died in a car accident, Dr. Tenma built Astro in Tobio's image and treated him as lovingly as if he were the real Tobio, but soon realized that the little android could not fill the void of his lost son, especially since Astro couldn't grow or express human aesthetics (in one set of panels, Astro is shown preferring the mechanical shapes of cubes over the organic shapes of flowers). In the original 1960 edition, Tenma rejected Astro and sold him to a cruel circus owner, Hamegg (also called Caccitore), who abused the performers. In the 1980 edition, Astro naïvely signed himself away to the circus owner.

While Astro languished in Hamegg's circus, Professor Ochanomizu (Dr. Packadermus J. Elefun in the first series & second series, Prof. Peabody in the Canadian dub of the second series, and Dr. O'Shay in the third series), the new head of the Ministry of Science, noticed Astro Boy performing in the circus. He managed to make Hamegg turn Astro over to him. He brought Astro along and treated him gently and warmly, becoming his legal guardian. He soon realized that Astro was gifted with superior powers and skills, as well as the ability to experience human emotions.

Astro then fought crime, evil and injustice. Most of his enemies were robot-hating humans, robots gone berserk, or alien invaders. Each story almost always included a big robot battle involving Astro.
The series explored issues of morality, responsibility, racism, prejudice, true heroism, and loss.

i feel like that above elements should be the very basic and must elements of Astroboy movie, probably the Astroboy movie should keep all those...
more information at of Astro boy at wikipedia

Friday, December 07, 2007

TMNT Nominated For Annie Award

TMNT has been nominated for an Annie Award in the category of Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
Don Hall – ‘Meet The Robinsons’ – Walt Disney Feature Animation
Denise Koyama – “Surf’s Up” – Sony Pictures Animation
Ted Mathot – “Ratatouille” – Pixar Animation Studios
Sean Song – “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – IMAGI Animation Studios
Nassos Vakalis – “Bee Movie” – DreamWorks Animation
http://www.annieawards.org/

Good Luck, Sean !!! We are so proud of you!

New IRONMAN movie images





Besides Batman, Ironman used to be my one of the favorite superhero. At the begining i don't like the design of Ironman... I start loving it after i saw the trailer, above are some cool images of Ironman
Ironman official sites

Monday, December 03, 2007

GastroBoy 2

GastroBoy2s
ha, you can see his eye in this version... he seems naughty.

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