A fine Sunday to all’y'all! Just wanted to drop a funny little video link to you guys, a project a friend of mine, Nikolay, has been working on, called Marsipan. It’s a nice CGI/stop motion animation about the exploration of Mars.
Yeah, it’s sleek and pretty as a ship can be, but that’s not all. It’s also got the whole interior and even the 105 person crew!
This is the stuff I dreamed of doing when I was a kid. Then again, it seems rather many people did and suprisingly many of them are actually did when they grew up, this is by no means the only awesome lego ship the internets has seen.
My band, Älymystö, which I’ve been occasionally mentioning also here on our blog, just made a cultural move and we released our first LP, Atomgrad (2005), for free download, under Creative Commons license, along with a nice new website. If you happen to be interested on hearing how a nuclear holocaust might sound like, Älymystö’s Atomgrad is not a bad album to start with!
Mr Haapanen (known to you as the voice of the guy who greets Pirk’s sled welcome to Baabel-13): Machinist. Mr Vuorensola (known to you as director of Iron Sky, Star Wreck& as Mr. Dwarf): Vocalist. Mr Honkonen (known to you as Fukov & Festerbester): Theremin. Mr Paalanen (not known to you. Yet.): Guitar Mr Eskola (known to you as the guy who whispers to Fukov in the meeting of the captains in ITP): Bass
Last week and weekend I was visiting in Norway, in a small village of Os that’s just few miles away from Bergen, at WT X:th Os International Film Festival. I was invited over to talk about Star Wreck, WreckAMovie and Iron Sky, the three things I love talking about. The festival is small but cozy, organized by group of film enthusiastics from Norway, some of them also members of the road crew of Immortal, one of the gretest black metal bands out there. I actually learned that Os is *the* place where a lot of the black metal movement is originated from, and it was nice to stroll around the city thinking about how this beautiful, scandinavian and idyllic view has inspired some of the most brutal music out there.
I had an opportunity to see some very interesting films in the festival, out of which I would suggest to everyone that if you haven’t seen Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, you should. It’s pretty funny, and Robert Englund is really on fire! Also, the presentations went well, one of them was also filmed and I should be able to post a link to it once it’s online.
In the last night of the festival in Saturday, there was the grand gala to which we attended. Most of it was in Norwegian, so I didn’t understand anything, until suddenly the language changed to English. They announced that this year they wanted to give a Special Award for the work that has been done over the free culture and introduction of the collaborative production model to filmmaking. I was shocked, surprised and delighted. I even received a bronze statue and everything! Totally out of the blue, but it was a very welcome surprise! During this fall, WreckAMovie has collected 3 awards, so not a bad at all!
That’s me and my new best friend, the Bronze Idol! (Photo by Essi Suomela).
Speaking of WreckAMovie, we just set up loads of new tasks there, do check them out – we’re gonna need your help on designing the Earth fleet for Iron Sky!
And here’s the AWESOME music video from Immortal, shot – propably – in the woods of Os! Enjoy, and do check out the amount of views on YouTube! Most likely the world’s best known black metal video out there! :)