The Avengers 〜アベンジャーズ〜
I just saw the Avengers. And I’m not going to bother writing up my critique in English because I know you fanboys will all shoot me down. I have respect for people having obsessions about things they are exposed to as children (I love Ultraman and Kamen Rider, and I would agree to a certain extent that US comics are above such Japanese super hero shows that are mainly targeting children). I...
"The Post WWII Japanese Regime"
The LDP says that Japan needs to break free from the “Post WWII regime” (1945 ~ Present) because the current constitution was forced onto Japan by the United States. Well, just how BAD were these past 60 years for Japan really? Let’s see. We went from being a defeated nation, scarred by two atomic bombs, and grew to be the world’s 2nd largest economy (now the 3rd) with the highest standard...
The Short Film is Dead →
Article on how the short film is no longer the way to go?
Thoughts on how to structure a short movie
The Wackness (2008)
Directed by 50/50 and soon-to-be-released Warm Bodies’ Jonathan Levine, The Wackness tells the story of an unusual friendship that develops between newly grad Josh Peck and senior psychiatrist Ben Kingsley. The cinematography follows the recent trend of extreme color correction and occasional hand-held shooting which seems to have become the general look that contemporary Hollywood...
The beauty of...
The beauty of filmmaking lies in telling fictional stories using the pre-existing 3D world. The beauty of drawing lies in creating an entirely original world with the stroke of a brush. The beauty of writing lies in diving deep into the human psyche, describing with words what is often impossible to explain with only visuals.
Becoming a Cinematographer →
Children of Men Chapter 20.
“He had returned to his own city, his own familiar place, yet was revisited by that peculiar and unfamiliar unease which he supposed could only be called loneliness.”
Joke, Thai porridge, cost about 5 to 10 yen in the rural town were my mother grew up. Today in order to enjoy joke she has to pay 500 yen for a small bowl at a Tokyo Soup Stand.
A Thought on "Imogene"
The truth is that Hollywood likes to objectify women. Yes, the male lead often paints, draws, and sketches the girl whom he fancies, because he is attracted to the “image” of her that he has inside his head. “Imogene” intentionally makes fun of this notion, which makes me think the project is still of some worth and deserves a re-edit. Then again a part of me really...
How to make a living creating cartons →
Top Animation Programs →
Animated films made with free software... →
I regularly find my three languages slipping through my fingers more than ever before. I fear the day will come when I’m no longer capable of communicating orally. I would be a silent being with internal thoughts who communicates through writing. 最近言語を使った意思伝達を以前にもまして困難に感じるようになってきました。そのうち口頭でのコミュニケーションがまったく取れなくなってしまうのではないかという不安さえあります。このままだと活字でしか意思表示ができないもの静かな生き物になってしまう（笑
Holding the door
Hold door for a stranger coming after you. US person: “Oh, thank you.” : ) Japanese person: Looks at you with a puzzled expression, thinking “what are you doing holding the door, can you go ahead and move forward you’re blocking my path?”
The Lester Dent Pulp Paper Master Fiction Plot →
10 rules for writing fiction (well, not exactly... →
Idea for animation or stories
As a child growing up during the Disney Renaissance I used to wish that Disney would make an animated movie out of Japanese folk tales or stories from the Ramayana epic… But I guess I don’t have to wait for Disney to do it.
Conscientious Objector →
“an individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service”
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (“CURE,” “Tokyo Sonata”) came to the screening of our movie tonight. Two interesting comments he made: 1) “If I were in my teens now, I would be making something using animation/computer graphics.” 2) “If you are ambitious and want to become famous in the film world, then you must leave Japan as soon as possible.”
film like occurrences in real life
I hear a girl sobbing as I walk down the hall. The owner of the sobbing comes around a corner ahead, accompanied by a guy. He appears to be trying to comfort her. They continue down the hall way with me behind them.
アインシュタイン 野口英世 ベートーベン 本田宗一郎 Even they had to do work they didn’t particularly find interesting.
Telling a story of a character who lives a double life (e.g. showing the difference between the environments surrounding them at work and at home), would be interesting.
Japanese apathy (e.g. Sarin Gas Attacks)
Which is it?
Jumper, or Jacket?
Yesterday I came across an old man and woman talking animatedly in a restaurant. I’d never seen an old couple chattering off like that before. It made me wonder whether they were friends or a married couple. It would have been cool if they were actually a married couple.
This girl who’s practice sheet I’m correcting drew a poop with wings on the edge of her sheet. lol
When my Photography I professor Walt revealed to the class that he was a photographer only because he couldn’t draw, I wondered to myself “What on earth am I doing in this class?”
We all want to feel connected. What is there to be said about societies that promote talking to strangers and cultures that discourage such action?
a survivor of a massacre, who fled the scene when he had the chance to.
An old man who has just retired, after working for over 40 years.
False persona on Facebook
Apparently there are some people out there who create a false persona on facebook, adding schools they never attended to their education background, adding people who they from those schools they don’t actually know, and acting as though they were a part of such social groups.
The slow and gradual decay of a nation
Loss of interest in politics among the younger generation. Loss of “hungriness” among the younger generation. Where is this nation heading?
発電所、鉄道、工場等のインフラに対するサイバー攻撃。 ハッカーによるものだけではなく、他国の企業からのものも。 ライバル社の生産を止めたい、といったビジネス関連の攻撃も。 デジタルボンド社が「Password Brute Force」という攻撃プログラムの公開を予告。 日本の制御システムが攻撃される恐れも。