Project Yosemite

This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time.

This is a STUNNING video collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses. Visit


Top: Pretty Woman, How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development. 
Bottom: Toy Story, The Simpsons, Mad Men*. collects and posts logos created for fictional companies that appear in film and tv. When I was studying I thought that creating graphic design for film would be my dream job - the perfect way to combine my two loves.

*Returns March 25! YAY!

Lightning face

"The ideas in my drawings are self-contained, making them easy to pass along through re-blogging, tweeting, and so on." Marc Johns

The wonderful Marc Johns, as quoted from the spectacular - a new story every Tuesday, to encourage you to be bold in the pursuit of your dreams.

Music for Mondayitis

When I'm super busy, like I am right now, my iPod seems to slink back to old favourites all on its own. Ryan Adams, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Welch, Britney Spears (I know) all take a turn.

Ryan Adams will always be comfort music for me. He's more than just a 'desert island' to me -  I wouldn't need to be on an island to be forced into listening to only him til the day I die.

It's now less than a month til I see him live in Sydney touring his new album Ashes and Fire. Here are a couple of tracks off it.

Happy Monday!

Posters in posters

I'm really impressed by these posters for the 2010 and 2011 Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Designed by Lernert & Sander, they're a point well made.

Music for Mondayitis

Yes it's after 9.30pm and I want to go to sleep and have a buttload of ironing to do and I am fretting that I skipped the monday music post. agh!

But this song just keeps on keeping on and I love it. This is Tim Myers featuring Ben Lee* with Under Control.

*Did you watch the Ben Lee doco on ABC1 the other night? And oh gosh just linking to is giving me flashbacks to the hours I spent on the forum there years ago.

Vintage Vegas on flickr

All images from the Vintage Vegas group on Flickr.

Laughing at hobos

Vera Bermuda's article in The Sydney Morning Herald points out the absurdity of how homeless people are presented on film.

The cartoonish image created of the flappy shoe wearing, can of beans eating, trolly pushing hobo reduces a group of society to a dehumanized abstraction. As an audience our fascination with homelessness is clear from the sheer volume of homelessness we see depicted on the screen yet this group of people, very much in need of or sympathy, is bearing the brunt of some insensitive and vicious treatment.

And during a recent viewing of The Muppets, a lightbulb moment:

It occurred to me that homeless people are probably the last minority group of disadvantaged people we are “allowed” to make fun of on screen. Had the movie depicted a stereotype of a bad Asian driver, a predatory gay man, an Arabic terrorist, or even a dumb blonde, you can bet your boots a vocal response would be heard from angry audiences. But make light of a destitute man down on his luck and that’s just good ol’ fashioned humour. Humour, apparently, that is suitable for children.

It's a great article that includes categories of homeless characters (‘warning light’ hobos, the sagely vagrant) and in which films they appear. I recommend reading it.

Have you seen the new The Muppets? Were you put off by "Hobo Joe"?