Aqlex Productions
A great still from the new short film I’m working on!

A great still from the new short film I’m working on!

shittyrigs:

"We needed a car, for a car crash scene! so instead of a real car we used two gobo arms with a light mounted on each side. While tapping and clamping the light switch on to the arms, and using 30 feet of stingers. It tuned out great!  "
Submitted by hubertwang

Oh, it’s me. I was the car. And the sound guy. Our crew was very small.

shittyrigs:

"We needed a car, for a car crash scene! so instead of a real car we used two gobo arms with a light mounted on each side. While tapping and clamping the light switch on to the arms, and using 30 feet of stingers. It tuned out great!  "

Submitted by hubertwang

Oh, it’s me. I was the car. And the sound guy. Our crew was very small.

Just animated this for a class assignment. It’s about a guy and a ceiling fan.

Opinion: Yes, We Should be Critical of Korra

dongbufeng:

Dylan here. Lately some in the fandom have come under fire from many who say the constant negativity surrounding the beginning of this season of Korra is bad and we should be ashamed.

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I have to agree right now. I am not happy with many of things from these first three episodes, especially the writing and even some of the animation. I still hope for improvement and will still continue watching!

shittyrigs:

"Needed a close up shot of the alarm clock, but forgot a tripod. Used a roll of masking tape to position the clock, and a box and a plastic spoon to position the camera. An Ikea reading light was the only light I had available."
Submitted by aqlex

Look, it’s me…

shittyrigs:

"Needed a close up shot of the alarm clock, but forgot a tripod. Used a roll of masking tape to position the clock, and a box and a plastic spoon to position the camera. An Ikea reading light was the only light I had available."

Submitted by aqlex

Look, it’s me…

hey-itsthatsean:

bradofarrell:

This year at E3 during the Xbox panel during a scripted “trash talk” bit someone made a scripted rape joke (male gamer to girl gamer who sucks at a game: “just wait, it’ll all be over soon.”) and then they acted like it wasn’t a big deal and then they released an expensive, anti-consumer (DRM on physical games) piece of hardware. And then Sony just released the PS4 which is just the PS3 but better graphics and $100 cheaper than the Xbox. So THAT happened.

But then Nintendo just quietly released a bunch of great looking sequels for all of it’s major franchises (Mario, Pikmin, Donkey Kong, and Smash Bros.) and every single one of those games interestingly features playable female characters who haven’t been seen in decades like Dixie Kong and Princess Peach - and Pikmin now has a new female hero.

One of my favorite things about Peach in the new Mario game is that one of the power ups is a literal “cat suit” and Peach’s “cat suit” doesn’t sexualize her at ALL. You can’t even see her boobs. She just looks like she’s wearing over-sized footie pajamas it’s so cute. Also they added a pink letter to the Mario logo just to accommodate Peach’s re-inclusion into the franchise as a character with actual agency!

So at the end of the presentation they tell you to go to the Smash Bros website to find out about new characters. And then they announced this character, Wii Fit Trainer, on the site. And in an interview the director said he gets thousands of requests for almost every video game character under the sun and he’s gotten absolutely zero requests for this character and he put her in the game to be funny and defy fan expectation. This character is literally “hey fuck you we’re the ones making the games around here, and we’ll be goofy and funny if we want to and also check it out another female character in Smash.”

Also the inclusion of the Animal Crossing villager is interesting because Animal Crossing is VERY popular with girls and even though the villager is male I’m 100% certain his alternate costumes will include the girl default villager character. So that’s neat. The three Smash characters they announced were two girl(ish) characters from two girl(ish) games and then Mega Man.

Also in the new Animal Crossing game boys are allowed to cross dress and all of the animals are explicitly genderqueer in the dialog. Characters say stuff like “Boys can ware make up if they want to, I mean, it’s 2013, who cares?” and just today a jock rhino was looking deeply into my eyes and asking me to hike a football and I asked him if he loved me (which was one of the option out of other options about sports) and he was like “Oh I guess a lot can happen when you look into someone else’s eyes like that, huh?” He didn’t even care that we’re both guys. Also in the new Pokemon game you can be black.

Basically what I’m saying is Nintendo is quietly and systematically making their games more socially progressive and Microsoft made a rape joke and then said “what? it was a joke.”

…you know…I never thought of that.

True. This is why my next gen console will be a Wii U.

The current state of my next film. I’m trying to do all of my sound work in Premiere and it’s quite a pain…

The current state of my next film. I’m trying to do all of my sound work in Premiere and it’s quite a pain…

An odd collage of stuff I had on my screen at one point while working on my latest animation: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/615735

An odd collage of stuff I had on my screen at one point while working on my latest animation: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/615735

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/615735I just released Brother and Sister Short 2! Check it out!

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/615735
I just released Brother and Sister Short 2! Check it out!