Check out the Teaser for Diego Latorre's BLINK!
Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here chiming in with what I consider pretty damn cool stuff. Comic book artist extraordinaire, Diego Latorre, has put out a teaser for his short film - BLINK. I know what you're thinking, "But Muldoon, a teaser for a short film?" "Yes my friend - and it's that damn awesome." If the story is even just a fraction as interesting as Latorre's visuals, then I have no doubt we'll be seeing more from the man. So check it out and be sure to shoot your fingers off in the Talkbacks below!
Check out another peek into the film's creation:
If you like what you see, then be sure to hit up Latorre's site and see what else the guy's up to.
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Dec. 24, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST
by Booji Boy
Interesting.....nice TRON-type music.
Dec. 24, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST
Interesting. Wondering if it'll just be a flood of vaguely-thematic images, or if there's an actual plot. This suggests he has some big ideas that may not be served by a short film.
Dec. 24, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST
But was Half-Baked suggested, would it be a good film? The problem I tend to have with comic books is that the visuals are generally fascinating, but that the stories are too often junk. (That holds true for a good percentage of Hollywood films, too.) There's a lot more to a good movie than pretty images.
Dec. 24, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST
Very true. I don't think anyone can/will/or should argue with that. To be fair, it's a teaser trailer - meant to make you aware it exists/possibly get excited to see the thing. I'll reserve judgement until I actually see the movie before saying "Greatest movie of all time!!" - but now I'm curious - so it did its job.
Dec. 24, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST
But storywise (from what I could piece together) it looks kind of pretentious and ham-fisted -- Like a freshman film major's idea of what "deep" film-making looks like. Eh, I'll reserve judgment till I actually see it.
Dec. 24, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST
It looks like it was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II, with SFX done in After Effects, Photoshop, and then edited in iMovie. That's not meant to be an insult, but it looks like it has an amateur feel to it. It looks like it might be an interesting story though, that is, if I'm understanding the gist of the film from this preview.
Dec. 24, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST
Blink and you're dead. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't Blink. Good Luck.
Dec. 24, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST
Has a "budget Tarsem" feel to it.
Dec. 24, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST
No clue what this movie is about but the visuals are impressive.
Dec. 24, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST
by BADBOYBROM HC
Is who the hell is Diego Latorre?
Dec. 24, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST
Peek is to peer at something, peak is the top of a mountain.
Dec. 24, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST
Certainly is eye candy. Just hope there's an equally good story driving the ship. Fingers crossed!
Dec. 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST
How can you tell it was edited in iMovie? A cut is a cut. Further, you apparently don't have any idea how much After Effects, Photoshop and, yes, the 5D are used in professional productions. And here I'm talking $100 million plus. If you're going to act like a snob, at least know what you're talking about, please.
Dec. 24, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Dec. 24, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST
....what have you done!!?!?!?!?!
Dec. 24, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST
by The Marquis de Side 3
...Seriously! People's opinions are often right on the money. Some of you actually have better tastes than the actual filmmakers. From plot holes to bad characterization, these are things that the actual filmmakers need to be calling out on. Onto "Blink"... My own reaction is "Meh...". I'm with jimmy_009 on the whole freshman film school thing. Guess we still have to see what the story is about. But for now, I'm not that psyched. Great styles, but no context or hint of what the substance or story is... Trailer could have been a commercial for a new perfume or Apple app for all it showed. Fancy styles don't get me into the theater.
Dec. 24, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST
It's a lot easier to say "I would have done it this way or that way." In a sense, that's why sites like this exist - so folks can point to something and say "I would have done that better," pass judgement, and feel important. Blog culture. The problem is it ends there. The "would have" rarely turns into the "I did," so you're left with a whole lot of talk and not a lot of creation. If Talkbackers felt compelled to make a film (I know for a fact some actually do and I'm not at all implying you have to make movies in order to enjoy them - hell no) it's apparently as easy as getting a "Canon 5D Mark II, using After Effects, and hitting a magic Photoshop button, then cutting it in iMovie." I take issue with that mentality. It's pointless. It's like staring at a new house and going "Psh, I bet they totally used a hammer..." The gap between big Hollywood films and what you can pull off with a prosumer camera, some cheap software, and time to watch free tutorials on YouTube is shrinking rapidly, so I feel you with the "meh," I'm just saying in general it's not like filmmakers are stupid and have bad tastes, just different tastes than you might have - the key is they're building something, making decisions at every step (casting/locations/color design/the edit/color correction/etc..) and putting it out there to be judged. That, in my book, isn't easily dismissed. I want more movies/visions/creative folks pumping out badass stuff - that's what pushes this medium forward.
Dec. 24, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST
I was going to come on here and respond with something snarky and troll about the teaser, but your last comment made me stop and think. And I agree with you. I shall rest my case.
Dec. 24, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST
Paper clips? Really?
Dec. 24, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST
i thought i was going to see brad pitt come out at the end and say, "chanel no.5, where ever i go, there you are."
Dec. 24, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST
All my equipment was recently stolen from me so I'm pretty much having to start from scratch. I used to have Canon XL II. I shot my first shorts and full length feature on them. To be honest I was just sitting on my camera after my last attempt fizzled out. I've been meaning to get back into it, if only for a hobby. Writing and directing is the one thing that I think I can do really well. What I feel like I was meant to do. I don't know if I want to invest as much as I did in the past. I know HD is where to go, just didn't know what type to get.
Dec. 24, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST
The Canon 5D Mark II can shoot up to 1080p, which is sufficient if you're only going to shoot your films for YouTube, Vimeo and television. The thing with DSLR's is that they can get hot real quick. If you want to go into 4k territory (to be able to project your film on a big movie screen), and if you have $15,000, then the Canon EOS-1D C Digital SLR is the camera to get. But with that money, you could already buy a low end RED camera.
Dec. 24, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST
... and you'd have had millions of bums on seats all over the world. Fail.
Dec. 24, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST
kindofabigdeal -- at this point for cameras, unless you can find a cheap used 5D Mark II, maybe go with the newer Mark III or the 6D instead
From what I've heard, the 5D Mark III is not a whole lot better than the 6D for video, and you can grab a 6D new for about $2,100 versus the $3,500 Mark III or having to worry about finding a reliable used Mark II. The reason I see this as an interesting option, unless you need it more for photos, is that you could use that extra money for lenses or add another camera to your arsenal. There are great smaller form cameras like the $500-600 Panasonic GH2, the new GH3 which is about $1,300. For what you spend on a single 5D Mark III, you could get a 6D, a Panasonic GH2, and a GoPro Hero 3. That is three cameras which gives you much more versatility. Also, Nikon has been getting better at HD video with their DSLRs. I've seen some nice footage from their new D600, which is right in step with the Canon 6D in terms of price ($2,100). Might be a good idea to check that out just in case it hits the spot for your needs. You should really check out the Panasonic GH series though. They aren't known for being the best still photo DSLRs, but for HD video they are overall better IMO than the Canon and Nikon stuff. Canon's full frames have better lowlight ability, but everything else seems to look better on the GH2 and GH3. If you aren't as concerned with the still photo aspect of these, and are mainly looking for a HD video DSLR, then the Panasonic GH2 and GH3 are really a great choice and are pretty affordable next to the usual Canon and Nikon stuff. You can also adapt a shit load of lenses to the GH2 or GH3. Check out this link for a run-down on some of 2012's cameras. http://www.eoshd.com/content/9413/eoshds-top-5-cameras-of-2012
Dec. 24, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST
Dec. 24, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST
It's too Tarsem-like, we'll see...
Dec. 24, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST
@muldoon, Then that means that all critics should never review movies. And this site shouldn't even exist.
by Mr. Moe
Dec. 24, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST
We don't need people aping silly visualists like Tarsem and Julie Taymor. The idea for this movie would have to be REALLY interesting for the visuals to seem like more than wankstravision. Even Tarsem and Taymor don't dare shoot their original visions...
Dec. 24, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST
by The Marquis de Side 3
Thanks for that insightful comment! You're right, at least the people are getting their projects out there and getting it judged. They can also learn from that too, and get better at filmmaking. Again, I'm not that psyched by the trailer for "BLINK" but it's important to wait and see the film before passing judgement. And speaking of passing judgement... Isn't that what hurt "DREDD 3D"? That movie was *TOTALLY* awesome!!! I can't believe people didn't fill the theaters. But it seems a lot of people didn't see it because of the film's less than spectacular trailers. So maybe "BLINK" is totally badass, but maybe it's just the trailer that's causing different (and sometimes divided) reactions from the spectators. A trailer doesn't make a film, as we keep being reminded by Hollywood...
Dec. 24, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST
Not at all. Movie news blog sites don't only offer reviews, there's interviews, actual news, interesting bits... I'd argue this site and others like it do more than just offer critics thoughts. I just see far too many snarky rants (from many different sites!) in the form of a review - like a given writer is trying to top how bad they can beat a film into the ground. It's fuel for mob mentality and pretentious cinefilic elitism just for the hell of it. I'm simply playing devil's advocate here, so I'm not pointing fingers or saying I'm right/someone's wrong. It's just tiring seeing the "Meh, not impressed" attitude in general. "Not your cup of tea? That's totally understandable. But exactly what is your cup of tea?" Turn the "tea" down enough and I wonder - "Why doesn't this person stick to coffee?" (Horrible simile - sorry) Comic Book Guy is alive and well - and multiplying. Anyways - I sound horrifically preachy - So on that note, I'm shutting up until the next bit of cool hits my desk. Adios!
Dec. 25, 2012, 1:06 a.m. CST
by The Comrade
Dec. 25, 2012, 2:30 a.m. CST
Is this supposed to be interesting?
Dec. 25, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST
by Cedric Ford
Dec. 25, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST
Thanks for all your contributions over 2012. Keep 'em coming.
Dec. 25, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST
Dec. 25, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST
Its too bad that poor basterd looks JUST LIKE that demonic piece of shit that shot all those kids.
Dec. 25, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST
Dec. 26, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST
by The Eskimo
...there were quite a few things/scenes that looked like they had elements of the "real" world carry over into the fantasy world, the paper clips were just the most obvious. I think that's the gist...that this kid is creating some sort of dream/fantasy world based around whatever is happening to him in school or whatever. At least, that's what I took from it.
Dec. 26, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST
Dec. 26, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST
This certain IS cool news!
Dec. 26, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST
Dec. 26, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST
by Michael Morning
Dec. 26, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST
Dec. 27, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST
by Trevor Leatham
Really that's all I wanted to say.. I whore my dubstep, zombie action comedy here. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s0TUqQUH7jw&feature=m-ch-fea
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