So I have once again stumbled upon a video I have found to be interesting. I don’t intend on this blog turning into a video sharing/review site, but this one is really cool in both quality of finished product as well as in concept.

I recommend watching this one at full resolution (available on the original YouTube page). I am a bit of a pixel addict in general, but this is one that truly benefits from the extra resolution.

World Builder – Bruce Branit

For anyone who has ever been frustrated with using a mouse and keyboard to try and do any kind of 3D modeling or has just been blown away by computer user interfaces in movies such as Minority Report or Iron Man will be drooling over this thing. It reminds me a lot of Google Sketchup, actually, and if holograms ever do become practical, I can see this sucker actually coming to fruition for people that actually do 3D modeling and product design professionally. Since I don’t do either, I’m hoping I’ll be one of the ones lucky enough to actually make it so that I can use it for “testing” (read: spending way too much time building stuff like it is my own personal full size LEGO world). Until then, I guess I’ll just watch this video while I play with Google Sketchup.


Among Thieves

Back in the Fall of 2006, I had the privilege of working with the great group of guys who make up Firegate Films on their latest film, Among Thieves. This film is about the war in Iraq, a global oil conspiracy, and a little known connection with a foreign financial system. Three friends stumble across a secret that will change their lives forever.

After two and a half years, Among Thieves will finally be premiering on April 21 at the Winnipeg Art Gallary. For more information on the film, trailers, and tickets, check out www.firegatefilms.com/amongthieves.