Viral Video Friday: Seis Manos

seismanosThis animated trailer looks intriguing.  This takes place on the border town of San Simon, Mexico late 1970s.  A Chinese immigrant Chiu Lee Man takes in 3 orphan kids who he mentors and trains in way of martial arts.  When he is murdered, the 3 kids: Silencio, Isabela, and Jesus team up with a DEA Agent and Federale officer to seek revenge against the cartel.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels Ford Fiesta Drift Short

snowkhana5legohotwheelsIt’s Snowkhana 5!  This fun stop-motion short film has the Hot Wheels 1/64 scale die-cast car drifting around toy town.

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Viral Video Friday: Hulkbuster vs Hulk Animated Fan Short

animatedhulkbusterDo you want to watch Iron Man duke it out Hulk?  This reminds me of a Tekken-like animated battle.  This animated fan short Iron Man Gamma Protocol is by Anthony McGrath.  Iron Man puts on the Hulkbuster suit to battle Hulk at a deserted gas station in a small town.  The animation looks awesome.

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Dance Photography by Al Morales

al-morales-photography-11Al Morales has been focused on the art of dance photography these past two years.  Al has gravitated to doing most of his photography with professional dancers. He didn’t think twice about the idea, because he himself was a former dancer the last two decades. Here is a glimpse of his passion for dance photography with Rachel Winter from San Jose CA, a Studio Company Dancer at The New Ballet School.

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Fan Contest with Star Wars Rogue One Toys

starwarsgoroguecoverIn a new effort to PR the new Rogue One film and push out the toys, Lucasfilms and Tongal have teamed up with fans to create a series cool stop-motion shorts using Rogue One toys from Hasbro, The LEGO Group, FUNKO, JAKKS Pacific, Mattel and the Disney Store.

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Viral Video Fridays: “Girl on the Escalator” Short Film

girlonescalatorAmerican poet and writer Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) known for his outspoken commentary on everyday people living in Americana gets a short film based on one his poems.  Filmmaker Kayhan Lannes Ozmen opts for a visual short from Bukowski’s short story collection “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” poem “Girl on the Escalator.”

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Viral Video Friday: Fallout 4 Civil War Trailer No. 2

fallout4spidermanThis guy recreated Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Trailer #2 with Fallout 4.  It’s not bad and pretty funny.

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Viral Video Friday: Jailbreak by Aaron Sorenson

jailbreakcoverA nice quick animated short for this Friday.  This is “Jailbreak” by Aaron Sorenson.  A prisoner is looking look to break out of jail but is bought back with an “adult” ironic twist.

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Viral Video Friday: Mind Trippy Animation MV

ontemyesterdayShapes, objects and designs come collide in this trippy rock’n’roll infused animated music video.  The journey begings:

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Viral Video Friday: Cardboard Built Places for a Cool Music Video

janeluicoverEvery once in-awhile, you watch a music video and say to yourself, “Wow, that is really cool.”  This “Southern Winds (Revisited)” music video taken from artist Jane Lui’s album Goodnight Company took a year to make.  It her a long time to build the cardboard world of sets and places.

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Viral Video Friday: Eggplant – Animated Short

eggplantanimatedshortThis is a not-so typical photo shoot for the kid named Durian.  This UCLA Animation Workshop thesis film “Eggplant” by director and animator Yangzi She has a certain charm and emotional drive to it.  If you have time, definitely watch this animated short.

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Hump Day: Cubicle Stress Reliever MV

hidekiinabaIt’s not Viral Video Friday yet, but it is Hump Day Wednesday here in my workstation.  Here’s a soothing and relaxing animated music video.  Put your headphones on and sit back.  It’s only 3 minutes.

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Metroid: The Sky Calls by Rainfall Films

metroidjessiscachobotWhen you take a 15-minute break from your workstation today, check out this short fan-film by Rainfall Films.  If you’re fan of Metroid and Nintendo in general, this will get your geeky blood pumping.  This Metroid fan film is a re-imagining of what it would look like if it was a live-action film starring Jessica Chobot and directed by Sam Balcomb.

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Sayori takes World War Toons for spin!

World War Toons - TwitchCon - RetrendersAt TwitchCon, Reload Studios gives Sayori the opportunity to take their latest game for a spin. The creators worked on Call of Duty, and now want to take you to the next level of interactive movement virtually with World War Toons!

About the latest T-shirts by Design by Humans

Design by Humans - TwitchCon - RetremdersThe latest in popular T- Shirt designs, Design by Humans, is a collaboration of many designs influence by POP artists, musicians and the like… as we can already see the English virtual band album art of the Gorillaz.

Sayori Chu interviews Amie Lynn & Lindsay Elyse

04 Sayori Chu - TwitchCon CallWhile a community of Twitchers have an open forum about the latest growing social development surrounding female gamers in their webnet interactions on Twitch, Sayori Chu interviews Cosplay/Gamer,  Amie Lynn (a.k.a. MissHabit) and Lindsay Elyse, who are not cosplaying today?

TwitchCon – where Geek Gaming and Communication transform everything!

Sayori Chu - TwitchCon - BeanBaggedOutLet the games begin at TwitchCon. Sayori Chu ventures to the first official Twitch Convention in San Francisco, where she finds out why the latest in gaming communication rules, and how the Twitch community is driving behind it! Here’s a RETRENDERS/RamenandaHalf promo of our TwtichCon experience.

Wizard World 2015 – Happy Endings!

Wizard World 2015 - Happy EndingsFarewell Wizard World – until next year! On behalf of the “Ramen and a Half”crew and RETRENDERS, we’d love to thank Abby Ferguson for making everything so convenient for us at Wizard World 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center!

To be or not to be a Wizard World Fan?

To be or not to be a Wizard World FanEveryone has an opinion about certain Comic Conventions. Now, “Was Wizard World great or not great?” So we had to ask a couple of our local Comic Convention goers in the Bay Area, Diana and Alejandro. Though they mentioned nothing spectacular on a scale of one through ten, I would have to say they sounded pretty happy to be there, and they reinforced what comic conventions are all about: Attending a panel and learning interesting factors about writing comics from Michael Golden, Meeting friends, and best of all – Cosplaying! The video speaks for itself.

Wizard World ends with a pair of new Sunglasses

Wizard World 2015  - Red Sunglasses - Sayori Chu - RetrendersThe only mishap at Wizard World was loosing a pair of Sunglasses while wrapping up the show – “No thanks to Ramon!”

2.5D Sprites – Framed nostalgic video game art!

2 point 5 D Sprites - RetrendersNot exactly 3D, but imaginatively textured to give you that slice of pixel life! I know these are constructed pixel pieces, but it totally reminds me of when Han Solo gets carbon freezed into a slab and used as some sort of art piece in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Click 2.5D Sprites to find out more about them.

The Walking Dead’s Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson - The Walking Dead - RetrendersAt Wizard World, The Eddie has a brief interview with The Walking Dead‘s , Scott Wilson, who plays Hershel Greene, the much grounded and upholding character of humanity in an overwhelming time of dead chaos. He will also be starring in the upcoming television series  DAMIEN, on A&E, a spin off from The OMEN.

Twindom – Make a self action figure with 3-D body scanning

Twindom 3D Body ScanningThe Eddie comes across 3-D Scanning to make a miniature figure of yourself! The company, Twindom, is freshly new and could have your figure delivered to you in two weeks.  Beware, if you watch this video, you might get excited and just click Twindom to find the nearest Twindom 3D scanning facility near you to make that self-figure!

Sayori interviews forever Green Ranger – Jason David Frank

Jason David Frank - Green Ranger

Sayori has been a longtime fan of the Green Ranger and was excited to interview Jason David Frank. . . And did I mention, she also loves watching a good MMA Fight. My only comment about Jason David Frank is, when he became the Green Ranger, he didn’t raise the bar, he knocked the bar out in what’s expected to be a true Power Ranger!

Metal Souls – Creatures and Figures out of nuts and bolts

Wizard World Comic Con - Metal SoulsRamon is a big on collecting action figures, so when he stumbled upon these welded and bronzed metal sculptures by Metal Souls , he couldn’t just pass through with out mentioning how amazingly cool they were!

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