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Archive for January, 2010

Moon - Official Trailer

I just watched this over the weekend. Definitely worth a gander, Moon is a contained psychological story, with nuanced performance from Rockwell, subtle visual design, and rhythm which plays as a one act one man show. The movie’s set up borrows heavily from Kubrick’s 2001 (and Tarkovsky’s Solaris) but it builds its own premise around the AI principle that is quite unique.

Summary
It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earths primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all Sam can send and receive. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and their three-year-old daughter, Eve, in only a few short weeks. Finally, he will leave the isolation of Sarang, the moon base that has been his home for so long, and he will finally have someone to talk to beyond Gerty, the bases well-intentioned, but rather uncomplicated computer.

Starring Sam Rockwell, Matt Berry, Robin Chalk, Dominique McElligott and Kevin Spacey as the robot.
Duncan Jones (original story), Nathan Parker (screenplay), Directed by Duncan Jones.

Posted: January 26th, 2010
at 12:00pm by jessestudio

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No Mas: Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden

In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis’ legendary LSD no-hitter. In the past few years weve heard all too much about performance enhancing drugs from greenies to tetrahydrogestrinone, and not enough about performance inhibiting drugs. If our evaluation of the records of athletes like Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Marion Jones, and Barry Bonds needs to be revised downwards with an asterisk, we submit that that Dock Ellis record deserves a giant exclamation point. Of the 263 no-hitters ever thrown in the Big Leagues, we can only guess how many were aided by steroids, but we can say without question that only one was ever thrown on acid.

Sadly, the great Dock Ellis died last December at 63. A year before, radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel, had recorded an interview with Ellis in which the former Pirate right hander gave a moment by moment account of June 12, 1970, the day he no-hit the San Diego Padres. Alexander and Ilels original four minute piece appeared March 29, 2008 on NPRs Weekend America. When we stumbled across that piece this past June, Blagden and Isenberg were inspired to create a short animated film around the original audio.

Animated by James Blagden A.K.A. No Mas http://www.nomas-nyc.com

Farmers -Drowned Circus

After his washing machine overflows, a father imagines he’s at an underwater circus.

Title: Drowned Circus”
Director: Dante Ariola
Client: Farmer’s Insurance
Agency: Campbell Ewald/LA

Posted: January 13th, 2010
at 1:46pm by jessestudio


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Director Jesse Jacobs featured in the book ‘VFX Artistry’

VFX Artistry
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Posted: January 7th, 2010
at 10:25am by jessestudio


Categories: Press

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