Friday, May 29, 2009

Monsters and Art






Stuff to do this weekend.






You got the LACMA ARTWALK around La Brea and Melrose that allows free attimittance to the art museums around there















You got Monsterpalooza in Burbank with stars of the Horror industry coming together for a big con vention Sat and Sunday





















then E3 start on June 2 and ends on the 4th so celebrate with Kotaku at this bar on Sunday



Golden Golpher






Sunday, May 24, 2009

MOCA race updated

MOCA Grand Prix from MOCA on Vimeo.

So here's the edited version of the Final engadment party at the MOCA I went to, wow the edited out all of the problems and the waiting. The event was fun, but it could have been done a lot better. Still I have to give them props for the idea of racing cars through a museum, which should be a video game.I know kids would learn Lichensten and Picasso and Jackson Pollack if they ran them over in a video game and it was displayed on screen, such as a in game narrator saying "You destroyed a Jackson Pollack painting YOU RULE!

Friday, May 22, 2009

What Time is it?

ADVENTURE TIME!



by LT. Mariachi at deviantart









My blog isn't just about things to do in LA, but places in LA and what I enjoy and than I try to tie it into this blog. Adventure Time! watch it above, is a new showing coming to Cartoon Network. It was basically forever on a waiting list to get made.It's creator Pendleton Ward had worked on the short over three years ago. The funny thing is it aired on Nickeledeon and Nick probably had the option to buy it, but didn't. Big mistake Nickeledeon. Adventure Time is one of the most original and insane cartoons out there. It's simply crazy fun. It blows other cartoons away with just it's style. Anyway like I said watch it above to get a taste for it and than watch it on Cartoon Network. Now I bring up Adventure Time for five reasons.




1. Nickeledeon could have picked it up easily.

It's amazing they didn't. Nickeldon is also amazing on how it likes to waste its money. Nickeledeon set up a program with Frederator studios to create animated shorts to show. Frederator is a animation studio, best known for creating Fairly Oddparents. Out of the shorts if one gets popularity they become a real show. That how shows like The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Kids Next Door and Megas XLR were put on Cartoon Network. Now what happened was and this is amazing they had all theses shorts finished and ready for about 2-3 years and never released the damn show. Now all the shorts were finished and they no legal problem , so it was just Nick being stupid. When you have a finished product in the entertainment industry and I know this stuff because I live in LA you put it out their even if it's crap to make a profit. The shorts weren't crap by the way. You might wait until there isn't any competition like if a big movie comes out one weekend and the movie your studio made is crap you'd wait a week or two until releasing yours. Three years though that's amazing.

2. Cartoon Network got the show.



Whats cool about that is Pendelton Ward worked on other animated shows over the last three years and one of them was the Misadventures of Flapjack for Cartoon Network. So he probably just got a meeting with some executives, because he was already working their, and showed them he's short and sold the show.



3. Cartoon Network Studios and Nickeldeon Studios are both in Burbank.

Less than three minutes from each other. Something to do in LA is visit these animation studios, well if you can get in. Google them and call if they have tours. Anyway their both very close to each other as LA is called the animation Mecca of the world. The both look really cool on the outside as seen below and if you live in LA you pass them all the time. Animator constantly switch camps so probably have been to both.




last one is wb animation studios also in burbank


4. Adventure Time blog

Adventure time has had it's own blog since the inception of the show. Showing how they come up with ideas for it and draw scenes and come up with characters. It's amazing to see how every part slowly comes together. http://adventuretime.tumblr.com/


5. Great Fan service.


No, not boobs, but they way they treat fans. On the blog just mentioned they show off big fans who sent in pictures of themselves in Adventure Time hates they made. As I am a fan they actually sent me something pretty f-ing cool.



It started out with me sending a self-addressed enveloped within this envelope that I doodled on to get Pendleton Ward's attention.





Inside the envelope I sent this fake DVD of Adventure Time! I made.









I made it using a bunch of deviant artist work, plus work from the Adventure Time! blog. After that I created a cd to put in the DVD case with a recording of my voice as a a spy asking for a drawing of all the characters of the show. I sent out via snail mail.Then nothing happened.


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So today after about three month I got it back my self-addressed envelope and was super happy. Than I opened it and found this.









I was still happy someone had at least taken the time to write me back and give me some art form a episode where Jake and Finn go to a candy land. So I had thrown away the envelope, when I noticed I missed a post card inside of it. So I took it out.







Thought, oh this looks cool and than I turned it over and found this.




Awesome!




























Saturday, May 16, 2009

There are only 2 real IMAX in LA


Should have reported this before anyone else, but there is only 2 real IMAX in Los Angeles. Technically they're are 3, but one belongs to the California Science Center and only plays educational, yet still cool movies. The 3D ones kicks ass. Anyway the only two IMAX that are real are the Universal Citywalk AMC and The Bridge near LAX. All the other IMAX are a lie.

Here is a chart showing the difference floating around the net

I found out about this for the first time when Watchmen came out at the AMC Burbank 16, my friend asked if it was the same and they said only in quality not in size. They're wrong. There are 3 different AMC'S in Burbank so it can get confusing. The best is still the Bubank 16. Aziz Ansari of Human Giant and that new stupid show he's on fame found this out when he went to see star trek there. He was pissed and wrote it in his blog and thats why it recenlty became popular. Human Giant just used the 16 for their twiitter during a movie event. They saw Crank 2 which sucks so no harm done, plus they stayed in the back not to bother anyone.

Anyway back to the IMAX problem, don't go to any other of the IMAXes except the one in Citywalk and at the Bridge the rest are a waste of money. I would suggest going to either of the Arclights if you want a great theater. I'll have upcoming post of the best theaters in LA soon.

Friday, May 8, 2009

MOCA without the Caffenine



So I went to the MOCA Grand Prix, which if you don't know was racing wifi-enabled toy cars through the MOCA downtown. The MOCA is the Museum of Contemporay Art.
So anyway it played like a extremly poor racing video game, with my controller dying. The car kept getting delayed signals and couldn't turn very fast. It was still fun to try out. The person in front of me in line said it best as he left because the wait was too long, "MOCA great ideas terrible execution"

Heres my race edited because it took me a good ten minutes to travel the course with all the problems they had.












I might have waited two hours to race even though it was suppose to start at 7 technical difficulties were high, yet I still had a lot of fun. I looked aroung the MOCA which I don't recommend beacuse it isn't that intresting and it's quite small, it be better to go to the Getty. It would have been great if they HAD THE TECHINAL PROBLEMS DOWN. It really played like a video game. It reminded of Hasbro's Hot Wheels racers where you race cars through a simple house, but it's fun because your so small. Its like when you start of small in Katamari and people are giants that can mess with you. I would love playing a racing game where I race through a art museum after doing this and maybe crash through some Jackson Pollacks or some terribele Lichenstein, knocking over sculptures and vases.







Anyway after my race I went to the Cinerama dome, which is part of the Arclight Hollywood which is one of the best theaters in America. The Cinerama dome is a circular dome so the screen is huge and also curved which really impressive to watch. The screen is so big you have to move your head when characters move in scenes or ships fly by to see where they go. The ship I saw was the Entrterprise fro STAR TREK and it was actually a good movie. Go see it. Plus the arclight gave away free t-shirts by one of my favorite artist Jesse Phillips. I used his picture of the Enterprise in the post preciding this one. I also got a free star trek iphone case and a Uhura trading card. So go see STAR TREK it's actually fun to watch.





Plus I went to the 10 Forward cafe, which borrows the name from the Star Trek the Next Generation cafe. It doesn't look very scifi but it did have these on the menu.





I found out because a guy was handing out flyers at the Arclight and for some insane reason he was wearing a Marc Ecko storm trooper jacket. I'm amazed no one beat him up. Plus a bunch of people were in Star Trek costumes.

Things to do this weekend


Go see STAR TREK!
Also The BBQ FEST of LA
Come to Santa Monica Sat. and Sun. for some of the best BBQ in LA.
Also Sat and Sun. come to the House of Secrets comic book sale 40% the first day 50% the next plus the famous parking lot sale of comics
Finally, it's Mothersday Sunday, so don't forget to at least get your mom a card.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

MOCA Grand Prix tomorrow

Come some, come all to this extreme racing event.

You get to drive RC CARS through a art museum. The cars will have cameras mountem on them to have a first person view just like a video game. It reminds me of Hasbro mini-car racing games.

This is presented by Knife and Fork at the Grand Aveneu MOCA near the Walt Disney concert Hall with PLENTY OF PAY PARKING AROUND.

So come and enjoy a night of culture and mini-car racing

Starts at 7:00
More info
http://www.moca.org/party/knifeandfork/?page_id=17

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Things to do this weekend

Art + Design Open Market
http://www.yelp.com/events/pasadena-art-design-open-market

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/open-house.cfm

Fred Kiko's Old-Time Movie Show
http://www.cinefilevideo.com/

Unique Los Angeles a indepent vendor and gift sale
http://uniquelosangeles.com/tickets.html