Posts Tagged ‘online’

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Showcase: The Hunt For Gollum

May 11, 2009

As I’m sure many of you have heard over the past week, The Hunt For Gollum premiered on the 3rd of this month, basically blowing away most fanfilms of the past in one swell blow. This is the essence of a fanfilm: a movie based on another movie (series), made by fans for the fans with no financial benefits attached to the completion of the film (apart from the potential for being recognized and careers begun, etc.).

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Showcase: Signs

April 27, 2009

Today’s showcase item is something I found through Videomaker Magazine’s newsletter last week. It’s a pretty cool little short that shows pretty successfully the effectiveness of editing, a simple concept, and a good, short, human story. The coolest part I thought at first was identifying with the main (male) character of the story, and then being able to watch his life go on an upward curve from there. I suppose that’s what we most often find intriguing and lovable in the first place, when we find bits of ourselves in the characters whose lives end up being what we wish ours were. Or maybe it just gives hope. Anyway, on the low-budget side of things…

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Showcase: Enter your shtuff!

April 20, 2009

I know I bragged about having massive amounts of links for you guys in the last post, but in my showcase section the list is puny. I’ve been on the rampage for learning, and slacked pretty majorly in watching. However, I do have some cool little opportunity-type links for you, and a portfolio to keep your eyes giddy whilst you await the next link dump post. Onward!

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Showcase: Dr. Horrible

July 23, 2008

I know this isn’t exactly low-budget or indie in the super-low-budget sense that I typically cater to, but it’s by Joss Whedon, got some great actors and is just a fun short with a musical twist. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day, this is essentially a cross between a musical and the Spiderman-esque romance story. It’s a fun, funny watch worth checking out if you’ve got the time. I don’t know anything about the inspiration or what it was made for, but they had some big VFX houses work on it, not to mention the known talent involved, but I got to see it free online, so I’m happy :). For some reason the pages with the full episodes don’t seem to be available anymore, but if you can find them then please do let me know and I’ll post the links up here.

Links: IMDB, Site

EDIT: You can now watch the entire show at Lifehacker, plus read their interview with star Felicia Day (she sounds awesome!)