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Lowry and Demos: Two Masters Join Forces To Make Classic Movies Look AMAZING!

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August 18th, 2008


This may seem like a simple story, but believe me when I say that this is a collaboration made in heaven.



One Frame of Lowry Digital Images breathtaking restoration of “North by Northwest”.

As per Variety today:

Demos joins Lowry Digital Images
Exec named senior algorithm scientist
By DAVID S. COHEN

Gary Demos has joined Lowry Digital Images. Demos will be a senior algorithm scientist at Lowry, which is an industry leader in digital film restoration and image enhancement.

Demos received the Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar in 2006 and has received scientific & technical awards from the Academy in 1985, 1995 and 1996. Lowry was acquired in April by Indian-owned Reliance Big Entertainment.

(Click here for the original Variety Story Link.)

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The Man Who Will Change The World — Water Powered Combustion!

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April 12th, 2008




Inventor Denny Klein described his invention of Hydrogen Technology as a ‘unique electrolysis process.’ Though this is pretty exciting stuff, it raises several questions:

1. Is the by-product truly just Oxygen, Hydrogen, or a weird combination of both?
2. Will there be a more deadly bi-product like Chloride or Fluoride floating in the air if we use water from our tap?
2. With the right filtration system, can we use anything that has water in it….. urine, 7-UP, beer? (Oh, wait a minute, we take back that last one).

Klein has been around for a few years, but the timing couldn’t be better for him to find himself an eternity of fame, let alone his 15 minutes. Here’s a link to his patent info on the invention and a couple older articles. Go Denny, go!

UPDATED EDITORIAL: There was a period of time when bottled water cost more than gas. Today the average liter of water at a 7-11 costs $1. So a gallon of ‘clean’ water costs $3.79 a gallon… the same price as a gallon of gas in Los Angeles today. Of course at 100 miles on 4 oz. of water, this new system is far more efficient, and if the byproduct is clean oxygen, is it not poetic that this new energy source might actually improve the air over the smog-machines we currently drive? I’d much rather fill up a ten gallon tank with water than with gas any day.

Also, if the 4 oz. per 100 miles figure is correct, than this car would get 3200 miles to one gallon. (Why fill up with more than on gallon?)

Fictional thought: All I can imagine now is how excited the powers would be if they found a nearby planet that had oceans of oil… Some way to get there and harvest that oil could be created…. well… what if another nearby race looked at the Earth’s water supply the same way.??? Or did this already happen in the miniseries ‘V’?



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Remarkable YouTube Find: Making the Death Star Plans Computer Animation

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April 1st, 2008







The footage used in the making of Star Wars was a breakthrough of computer technology.

This clip about the making of the sequence is fantastic, and is a great piece with historical significance.

Enjoy!



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The REAL reason behind the re-release of Toy Story I & II in 3D

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January 26th, 2008


Toy Story Series Gets 3D Digital Makeover

Pixar and Disney have just announced that both Toy Story I & II are being re-rendered in actual 3D for re-release in October 2009, as a prelude to March 2010′s release of Toy Story IIIâ??also in 3D. But Why would they go through all of the effort re-rendering both I & II when so much is being converted to 3D from an original 2D format. Why? The answer after the break….

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Forget VW, Here’s the REAL Apple iCar; Call him ‘Mac’

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November 18th, 2007


It’s real! There is an official Apple iCar! I’ve seen it, we’ve all seen it since March 2006. His name is MAC iCAR, and he has the unique distinction of being the only ‘real world’ trademark in the Disney/Pixar motion picture, Cars.


It’s MAC iCAR, the unsung Apple trademarked hero of the film!

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Buy One of the Real Transformers!

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July 9th, 2007


Sometimes I see studios offering props from films on ebay. Usually they are small pieces that don’t mean much, but are nice to have. The point of the sale is another form of marketing, and rarely are they selling the item for the money.

You also have to appreciate that just about every prop, especially if it’s a key item, has anywhere from 3 to 10 identical copies, so you never truly know if it’s real, or actually used. Worth it? Usually not.

This week, there’s something different on ebay:



Yes, for a mere $24,000 (the current bid), this Transformer… err… car… can be yours!

Buy this 1977 Yellow Chevy Camaro who goes by the name ‘Bumblebee’ Now!

To me, ‘Bumblebee’ was my favorite Transformer in the movie. While I wouldn’t mind owning the updated Camero in the film, there is no denying that this is a very cool car to own.

Let the bidding war begin!



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Boldly Going Where No iPod Has Gone Before…

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June 14th, 2007


Look closely at this picture… It’s from the current STS-117 Shuttle Mission:

Now, if you look closely in the upper left-hand corner you’ll see (next to the other essential space item, the Bible) an iPod:

For many years its been known that the space shuttle’s computers are extremely outdated to today’s standards. Portable computers have been brought on board for science experiments, etc. This is the first time an iPod has been spotted on board. The funny part about this is that it appears not to be a current generation model, but one of the previous generations, so no television shows or movies for this crew. It’s also remarkable to notice that there is a dock connector plugged into the bottom of the unit. Could it currently be used as a hard drive? or perhaps a space black box? Is it plugged into an amazingly powerful shuttle stereo system??? or… and most likely… it it just being charged by the same batteries keeping the astronauts alive?

Cheers to the iPod! Risking its life in the name of science!

I wonder what’s on it… I wonder if NASA has ever updated the computers on the shuttle….

I wonder what they found on the moon:


Conceived and Created by Daren R. Dochterman.



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AOL/Moviefone Miss the Boat in Their ’25 Best Movie Sequels of All Timeâ??

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May 17th, 2007


AOL/Moviefone published their top 25 Best Movie Sequels of All Time…

Itâ??s a good list, but is REALLY bringing up some questions of how much research they did. There are some MAJOR films missing.

First the list, then some of the missing movies. Be sure to add your own to the list!


25. Die Hard 2
24. Christmas Vacation
23. The Road Warrior
22. Before Sunset
21. Return of the Jedi

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The Right Cut: Why Spider-Man 2.1â??While Better Than 2â??Is Really Spider-Man 1.9

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April 20th, 2007


Spider-Man 2.1 is clearly the movie the way that Sam Raimi wanted it to be. Compared to 2.1, 2 has some continuity problems. Itâ??s clear from 2.1 that a better assembly of the film existed before the film had to be shortened prior to itâ??s original release.

Okay, before going any further, who came up with this 2.1 concept?! Does this mean that thereâ??s going to be a 2.2? 2.3? 2.4?! Will Spider-Man 2 ½ be a story that takes place between the two films? Honestly, 2.1 is a very poor title for this project.

We’re in a time when the ‘Mighty Dollar’ rules the world. Unfortunately it also can ruin the edit of a movie, for financial gain (i. e. Lost World: Jurassic Park). It can either force a film to be shortened to allow for an additional daily showingâ??or in its worst caseâ??the film can be re-edited just to sell another copy of the film on DVD. Rarely, there’s a pure motivation behind the recut of a film… completing it the way it was originally intended. What a unique concept.

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Expired: Amazon has the ENTIRE Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Series on DVD for $98.99! (Save 51%)

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April 17th, 2007




VERY LIMITED TIME OFFER! GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN! (THEY WILL ALL BE GONE VERY VERY SOON!)

Simply put, this is a fantastic show that ran seven seasons. This special collectorâ??s box has 40 discs! 39 series discs, and one exclusve special features disc for this box only!

Each season used to cost upwards of $59.95, now get the whole thing for $98.99. Click on the picture above, and grab it while you can.




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