So, COTW is back for another special and this one is just plain ridiculous. I actually had to confirm that it was in fact heromachine before I could do this post. I’m not gonna say much about it, because really it just speaks for its self, but Gargantua really managed to do a special one right here.
So, I saw the first advert for the next series of Doctor Who earlier today, announcing the date for broadcast of the first episode. Which of course can only mean one thing, MASSIVE HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To kick off, I’ve decided to do a top 5 yay and nay list of things I do and don’t want to see in the new series. Now, quick disclaimer before we get into it, these are my opinions, if you agree that’s cool, if you disagree that’s cool too. I want this to be a discussion not a one sided agreement fest.
So without further ado, lets get into it, after the jump of course.
Well I was browsing my subscriptions on Youtube and came across this little gem that I decided to share with you all:
A list of DC’s Movies through 2018 have apparently been leaked and here is the list as mentioned in the above video.
Batman v Superman
and Man Of Steel II.
So take a look at the video and let me know what you think of this list of movies from DC and also the casting information given in the video, in the comments below.
The following was submitted by community member Herr D. Lets all thank him for his efforts in the comments below!
Music Video Review Of “Let It Go” From Disney DVD “Frozen” Special Features by Herr D
Artist, Language, Rating 1-5 starfish.
Stoessel Spanish: 5
Stoessel Italian: 5
Milan Malaysian: 4.5
Lovato American: 3.5
So, I’ll start off by saying that I’m not a professional singer, I’m not a true polyglot, and the only academic credentials I have for this are a minor in Theater Arts from a Big East school. That being said, I’ve sung professionally twenty times, I’m a moderately-well-informed comparative linguist, and most people who don’t like my opinions at least find them interesting.
I hadn’t had the pleasure of hearing Malaysian sung before, but Milan made those syllables flow despite the constant consonants consistently jumping out. Obviously some skill there. I’d have been tongue-tied even if I knew the language, and I’ve done auctioneer speed with American English. The most interesting singing was by her. The emotive gestures were right up there too. Visual treat.
Stoessel, with the Romance languages, in the studio, with obvious skill. What’s that phrase? She killed it! The translation she had and the grammatical requirements she faced meant she had to sing double-time during some of it. Sunni D, my technical consultant, says those were over language tense requirements. I hadn’t known that you can’t mix tenses in LYRICS in the middle of sentences. Stoessel’s emoting visually as well as vocally were equal to Milan’s. I have to rate the performance parts between the three songs by the two singers as equal.
Lovato was all there vocally, though I don’t like ‘belting’ as much as most people I know. Where she fell down was visually. Some of that was influenced by the other professionals who made the video, no doubt, but I didn’t see her put her life into how she moved.
I don’t know who made the decisions, but Lovato looked like they didn’t bother with an art director or to plan out what they were doing in advance. The video didn’t even successfully showcase Lovato. What editing was needed was executed well.
Milan’s video was beautifully shot and edited. Some fine work. The selection and dicing in of movie shots was executed well, too, resulting in a feast for the eyes. The reason Stoessel’s videos top it is the production style itself. Not so beautiful, it mixes the properly showy emoting and a subtle story in the video itself with true finesse. The level of editing skill and the scenes shot showed me a commitment to the final product by the whole ‘cast’ and crew that I didn’t see in the Lovato video at all.
This group of videos clearly demonstrates the value of having the right team behind every great performer.
On a side note especially for comic book enthusiasts, the other bonus feature is a great example of cartoons breaking the fourth wall in early cartoon history.
I saw this story on Facebook and decided to share it! You can read about it HERE
So, two days ago, this new guy starts a thread on the forums, begins filling it up with work that literally causes peoples minds to be blown. I mean, some of the effects he’s doing with heromachine I’ve only ever seen done in photoshop and the like. Then, today he posts this;
Do I really need to give any further explanation as to why I’m doing a Character Of The Week post for this? Just go and check out the rest of his work here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/valyndrils-heroes/#p42381. He hasn’t uploaded much yet, but what he has uploaded is spectacular.
On my first addition of Kaldath’s Corner I brought to your attention the Kawii Metal Band and Dance group Babymetal. Well I am writing about them again because I just learned that they are going on a world tour! I do not know how many of you actually liked their music when I shared them with you a few weeks ago, however if I did happen to create any Babymetal fans with my last post I wanted to let you know about this. I do not see any US dates as of yet, however If Babymetal plays anywhere in the New Jersey / New York area you better believe I am buying some tickets!
Greeting everyone, I have decided to try something a little new here on the HeroMachine blog and have started what I am calling “Kaldath’s Corner”. In these posts I am just going to be discussing things that I “Kaldath” like, be it music, books, movies, TV shows, what have you! The catch with this is it will not be a schedules weekly feature and instead will be posted when something catches mt attention enough that I want to talk about it. Hopefully with this loose format and posting schedule I will not get burned out on it and you the reader won’t get too bored with the contest! So let’s get started!
To kick off this first ever Kaldath’s Corner I present to you all …………. BABYMETAL!!
BabyMetal – Gimme Chocolate (YouTube)