Archive for February 18th, 2010

Who’s that fat cow on TV?

Last summer I was interviewed by the cable TV show “Visual Crunch” for the HIJK music video “Alibi” (the very first music video I directed, 2008). The show aired tonight, but I was a bit shy to let you know before I actually watched the show myself and see how I looked on it… Well, I looked as fat on it as I’m in real life, not much more, I think. Thankfully, my English panned out pretty well on (the HVX-200) camera too, another one of my fears.

I’d like the thank the band for their kind words though. Meant a lot to me. We’ve already discussed shooting a new music video for their new EP, so I hope we will be shooting soon!

If you’d like to watch the show, here are the re-runs of the specific episode #5. Our segment is on the second part of the show. Check out first if you have access to the MYX channel btw (Channel #368 on Comcast, I believe):

– Feb 19, Friday at 1730 PT/ 2030 ET and 2100PT/ midnight ET
– Feb 20, Saturday at 2000 PT/ 2300 ET
– Feb 22, Monday at 1200 PT/ 1500 ET

Pandorum

Pandorum” is a sci-fi movie released last year. I just watched it tonight, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found it to be some really good sci-fi, very well made. It’s such a shame that critics killed it. It cost $40 mil but it only made back $14 mil after the critics backlash.

The interesting thing here is that I enjoyed this movie more than I enjoyed “Moon” (which I watched last week). “Moon” was highly praised, and it’s a miracle film made for just $5 mil, but I found its premise a bit more boring than I found the action-based “Pandorum”. Only “District 9” came ahead of “Pandorum” last year, IMHO. “Avatar” was great for its tech, but less intense for me.

[SPOILERS] While critics found the zombie-like monsters “derivative”, I actually found them to be an allegory. They were created because Gallo was insane, with Gallo representing humanity. And Gallo got insane because of the effects of the cryogenic technology. The movie delivers a message without sounding technophobe. I liked how at the end the 1162 people survived, they had nothing with them. No tools, not even clothes, to start again anew to the new planet. Another allegory to show us that if we want a second chance as a species we’ll have to fight for it, and that we’d really have to start from zero.

Overall, very enjoyable, and a great sci-fi flick. The critics can go suck it.