Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Howl and other interesting stuff...

So we are finally back and are slowly catching up after covering Comic Con for Moviejungle. We will create post this weekend about the event. For now, checkout these clips from the upcoming film Howl. As a fan of Ginsberg's poetry, I am definitely looking forward to seeing this film.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Countdown to Zero....and more


Sam Worthington is back in The Debt
And just in case you haven't seen it...here's a little Drunk History.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mixing it up...

Here at El Roberto we try to mix it up from time to time by showing some music videos and animations instead of film trailers and DIY film clips. Tonight we are posted a variety of clips that caught our attention and hopefully yours as well.

Now I am not huge Future Heads fan but I am digging this video. Kind of has the same rotoscoping effect as Scanner Darkly...
Also checkout what RSA can do with a whiteboard and some pens.
And from RSA FILMS



Sunday, July 18, 2010

God With A Gun Redux

Over the past several months (working between El Roberto Projects) I've been tasked with completing my thesis film which I started shooting back in the fall of 2004. Over the years I have completed several cuts and have never felt that it was quite right. Last year, based on a new edit that we had assembled, C wrote a new script that utilized most of the existing footage that we assembled and added a few new scenes and a new story arc. After reviewing the material with the lead actor we decided to scrap the idea and go another direction.

A year later we are making progress and should start shooting some additional scenes in August and September....that's of course if we can agree on a script and set some time aside to finish it. Right now we are getting ready to cover Comic-Con for Moviejungle.com so be sure to checkout our daily video posts starting this Wednesday. Also we have a couple of other large projects coming up now through September to keep us busy. So stay tuned.

This looks interesting....Ben Affleck returns to acting and directing in The Town.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

When You're Strange Review...

I think about Jim Morrison and The Doors every day...every time I wanna get tacos or take drive in the desert, on a road trip, or even when I try write a screenplay. Their music was on loop on the old Clarion tape deck when my brother and I used to take turns driving the old 76 Dodge Tradesman back in high school... Jim and his music have had a profound influence on my tastes and creativity and have shaped who I am....so naturally I was stoked to see that a proper attempt was being made to tell his story...their story...our story...When You're Strange is a great documentary, watchable on Netflix, enjoyable watched in parts or as a whole. The only issue is that it left me wanting more. Perhaps it only scratched the surface of something much bigger than can be told in a single documentary...Perhaps not....Weaving concert, private, studio, and Jim's rare film HWY to tell the story the way its meant to be. Don't get me wrong, I love Oliver Stones film, but this was different and almost the same.... and equally as enjoyable. With the addition of Johnny Depp narrating, the documentary almost has a Fear and Loathing feel to it which is great....and adds credibility I guess. Or maybe it adds nothing....you be the judge. Even if you are not familiar with their music or are a fan, take my word for it....and go see it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Due Date and more...

Coming soon to theatre near you.....

and this looks pretty creepy.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Predators Review

Now I have said this before in my reviews but despite what you may have heard...Predators is actually an entertaining film and is probably the best Predator flick since the original. From the beginning, the film doesn't waste anytime getting to the point and starts with film lead Adrian Brody
free-failing unconscious, presumably dropped from a plane...(quite possibly the first time in cinematic history a film starts this way). After meeting up with a rag-tag group of elite "killers" Brody and company try to make sense of what exactly is going on. Now with the exception of some cheesy looking cgi monsters and an underused Laurence Fishburne... the film mostly works and is to the point. Now is Predators as good as the original??? You already know the answer to that....is it better than Twilight or The Last Airbender???....you already know the answer to that....Go see it now....


DIY FILM TIP:Creating basic animation in Final Cut Pro/Express

Sunday, July 11, 2010

DIY CAMERA JIB...

You can never post enough of these DIY film tips....well at least we think so...

New Machete trailer!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Its Saturday Night...

and we are going to check out The Girl Who Play With Fire tonight. Look for our review in the coming days.

This weekend we are finishing up some editing and researching tripods....our Davis & Sanford Tripod is in need of repair and we have a couple of shoots coming up so we are looking to pick one up. Any suggestions?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Now I saw this trailer about a week ago and have been meaning to post it all week...

I think that it looks pretty decent....but yes its another Michael Cera "hapless nerd flick"....pretty soon its going to become a genre all in its own.

As a reminder...The Vimeo Festival + Awards is accepting submissions until July 31st...Learn more here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Check Mic one, two


So we decided to add to our filming cache and FINALLY bought a decent wireless handheld mic system. We were looking for a quality but affordable wireless mic, but unfortunate;y "affordable" and "wireless" doesn't often go together these days. Fortunately we found the Azden WMS-PRO Wireless Microphone System which had some pretty good reviews. It comes with a lavalier and handheld mic, so that'll gives us more options during use, and it only costs $140 bucks! Pretty sweet. B&H was actually sold out of the system, but we were able to get it through Amazon. We'll be sure to film a test demo once the shipment comes in. Chow for now!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Record Club...

Always on the cutting edge in music and video, over the past year or so Beck has been rounding up other musician friends to jam an album in its entirely and document what happens....and usually its pretty awesome. Here's what it says on the record club site:
"Record Club is an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day. The album chosen to be reinterpreted is used as a framework. Nothing is rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track is put up here once a week. The songs are rough renditions, often first takes that document what happened over the course of a day as opposed to a polished rendering. There is no intention to 'add to' the original work or attempt to recreate the power of the original recording. Only to play music and document what happens."

Record Club: Yanni "Santorini" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Wall of Film

Looking forward to the pending release of Predators???, check these out:

and here is new a character featurette.

The new Phil Spector documentary explores the once genius music producer now conviction murderer dark mind. Read and see the trailer here.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July Flicks!!!


After all of the barbequing, drinking beer, lighting fireworks, and stuffing yourself with food, checkout one of these inspired flicks:

Fear of Loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam. Yes, the drug fueled adventure and critique of the American way of life during the late 60s early 70s. A definite must read book and must see film.

Dazed and Confused by Richard Linklater.

Mr. Freedom directed by William Klein, is a 60s era French film that explores American Foreign policy...more here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday Night....

In case you haven't see the Get Low trailer...check this out.


DIY Film Tip: Indiana Jones Melting Skull Effect!