Monday, October 29, 2007

Walking With Dinosaurs: The Live Experience

A very well needed rest was taken this past weekend. The movie is almost finished but while I'm waiting for some graphics to get done (cough cough hurry up with my graphics cough) I did what any normal person would do to relax: go watch several dinosaurs trample around a hockey/basketball arena.

Yes, the "Walking With Dinosaurs: The Live Experience" came to town. If you're not familiar, here's their website.

Through puppetry, robotics, acrobatics and heavy handed narration, dinosaurs are brought to life for our amusement. A "paleontologist" walks the audience through various names, characteristic and traits of several dinosaurs as the creatures themselves walk around the arena and attack each other. You can tell the guy is a paleontologist because:

A) He is wearing the Paleontologist Vest™
B) The first word out of his mouth was "Bones!"

It's kind of like the animal shows you might see at Sea World...except with dinosaurs...some of whom get eaten.

Some people have criticized the show for not being too heavy with the science but I think it was probably more earth science than the seven years olds in the audience usually get on a day out.

The larger dinosaurs were mounted on a type of base the moved them around even though their legs moved to give the appearance of actually walking. The smaller ones (raptors and such) seemed to be large dinosaur costumes that were worn by a person. You could clearly see the person's legs in-between the dinosaur legs so you could get a good idea of how each of them worked.

Although it doesn't take long to ignore those minor details and start having some "Dinosaurs...kewl!" moments. An impressive level of realism was maintained. Also, the triceratops pooped.

Anyhoo, enough of this frivolity. Back to editing...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Last shoot...and we’re very tired

...making tired...must rest...after blog...

...must mention Oklahoma History Center shoot...

...must include random wacky picture of Devin...

...and yet still so much...wackiness...must mention other random stuff we shot this past weekend... and around Oklahoma very tired...

...must also not forget to plug...the website...for "Oklahoma Rocks!"...not to mention our YouTube page filled with lots

..and finally...must remind people that the movie is almost done...coming soon...must stay up all night editing....

...sleep now...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

And so the media blitz begins...

This morning we did our first interview to promote "Oklahoma Rocks!" We were interviewed by the AAPG's (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) Explorer Magazine. It went pretty well and I don't think we came off as just a couple of chimps with a camera...hopefully.

We're still not sure which issue of the magazine the story will be in but as soon as we find out we will announce it.

This isn't the first time the Explorer has done a story on us. So while you wait for the new one click below for a blast from the past:

Monday, October 8, 2007

Finally! The "Oklahoma Rocks!" Trailer

The wait is over! And now we present the trailer for "Oklahoma Rocks!"

Let us know what you think.