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‘Exordium’: A Retro-Style Swords and Sorcery Animated Film


Do you have a jones for wizards, sword fighting, and cosmic visions?

This project is rotoscoped animation in the style of Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings and Fire & Ice (though certainly a bit of Heavy Metal and He-Man made its way in, too). The live action portion of the process began filming a year ago, to the day, of this submission. The film stars Jon Tomlinson, and was co-directed by Josh Jones. It was written, co-directed, drawn by hand in Photoshop, and animated in Premiere, by Morgan Galen King. The music featured is by the incredible bands Strand of Oaks and Ice Dragon, with additional music by Jonn Ollsin of The Family Band.

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Address To The Industrial Nation

CyberpunK-2YOU will be pleased to know … actually … let’s start at the beginning. All systems are a product of their histories. Events over time shape the state of OS and application software both for good and bad; while users make forward progress on productive work, bugs and malicious software may destabilize and corrupt their efforts. External events to a historical version of a virtual monitor ma-chine. Replay is intentionally non-deterministic, and may be parametrized as to modify the stream of events that are delivered. In the second, analysis stage, the engine pro-state as mutable through time has been the subject of many tools to assist with semantic comparisons between the resulting alternate states.

Now, a lot of people like to talk about “industrial musicK” like they know what they’re talking about. They only talk of machine drums, sequencers set on 16th-note patterns, barre cords, tedious vocal distortion and sound bites sampled from A Scanner Darkly.… Read the rest

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F242: PULSE

I guess I should start by saying what a big fan I am of Front 242. From Geography to UP EVIL & OFF and everything in between. Then a couple of years ago I finally got my hands on their 2003 release, PULSE.

The track listing was very intriguing — I was excited by the prospect of entering a new world of ‘cyberpunk” soundscapes augmented by an erotic delirium of industrial proportions … something about sorcery enhanced by cybernetic implants for cross-dressing degenerates. But then I actually listened to it … and the magic was gone. I eventually ‘unchecked’ all the tracks of the album and deemed it a lost cause and failure.

Oh, the irony. Cut to a few days ago when looking to free up some space on my HD I set my sights on iTunes. I inevitably sought out the unchecked tracks that’s when PULSE was put back on my radar.… Read the rest

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