Archive for the ‘Streaming’ Category

Infect Different

As it is Halloween time, I intend to post a few aptly themed posts. In this video we all get to see how the VIRUS finaly got to the Mac. Beware! Beware…!

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Thobias

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Elephants Dream

Due to “public demand” I have decided to post Elephants Dream here too. It is not as good looking as Big Buck Bunny, however it is interesting in many ways. Partly because of the open ended and rather mind bending story. The visual do take you on a journey through the mind. The other reason is that it is the worlds first Open Movie.

Enjoy!

Thobias

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Big Buck Bunny

Blender is an Open Source 3D animation program with a lot of promise. But perhaps the most intressting thing about it that there is also an Open Source based moviemaking community around it. They have previously released Elephants Dream which was OK, but nothing special. However, the look and feel of this movie, Big Buck Bunny, is more or less on par with Pixar. There is hope for the Open community still!

If you want to know more about Blender, you can for instance listen to FLOSS Weekly, Ep. 25.

Enjoy!

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The Twilit Theatre presents: Horror Express (1973)

In a continuing theme of testing different things with wordpress, I decided to take VodPod for a spin. This is because, while I do like the blogging system that is wordpress, I find it extremely annoying that you can’t post Flash nor JavaScript. To a certain extent this is alleviated by VodPod. It’s a service that allows you to post just about any embedded flash video to your blog.

For this test I have chosen to do a screening of a Hammer-style horror film called Horror Express. It’s from 1973 and stars Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee and it is directed by Eugenio Martín. (Also see the Wikipedia entry.)

Plot (from IMDb): 

An English anthropologist (Christopher Lee) has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a trans-Siberian express, but during the trip the monster thaws out and starts to butcher the passengers one by one.

It gets a 6.3 rating at IMDb, and I am looking forward to my own first screening, along with you, dear reader. Shall we?

 

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Inspector Mirov: The two of you together. That’s fine. But what if one of you is the monster?

Dr. Wells: Monster?? We’re British, you know!

Thobias

Movie courtesy of the Internet Archive.
Addendum: For some reason it isn’t working as it should. It works over on VodPod, 
it works on Archive.org, but why, oh why, does it refuse to work here? Any ideas?
Update: after having been in contact with the excellent people at VodPod, I now know that they do have problems concerning Archive.org. Hopefully this will be resolved in the future. In the mean time, enjoy movies directly at the archive, or via the Twilit Theatre Pod!

This is for you, Mum!

Ok, I know it’s not mother’s day (in Sweden) until this Sunday. But, I found this today and if I do not act now, I’ll forget. And to everyone else: no, the TwilightShadows is not turning into another Cuteoverload.com, this is just for my mum. She adores Scottish Folds!

Happy Mother’s Day mum! I love you.

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.  ~Spanish Proverb

Thobias

Musical tests

This is just a test to see how I can incorporate music and other media links to blog posts here on the Twilight. I hope you enjoy this Open Source Audio from the Internet Archive: Cry of the Celts.

May the road rise up to meet you!

Thobias

La Lynch de Lumière?

I am still undecided whether I am a fan of David Lynch or not, though I certainly dig some of his stuff. But this was quite beautiful and interesting I thought. It is Lynches contribution to a compilation made in the mid 90’s. Everyone had to only use the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers and techniques therefore.

There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. Remember while watching that all the effects are in-camera and there is no cutting for scenes.

So watch it and enjoy!

Thobias