Sit back, crank your speakers, and prepare your life to become the equivalent of a Maxell commercial, as the automotive-filmmaker’s dream team that is Will Roegge and Joshua Herron announce “Keep Drifting Fun.” This will be their first feature-length production about grassroots drifting in America. Over the course of this year, the duo will be taking to the streets of the U.S.A., living out of a van, eating mostly peanut butter. For obvious reasons (cough Slide America), I am insanely excited to see this come to fruition. It has been nearly four years since we shot Slide America, and as far as I’m concerned… it’s about damn time we get another dose of where grassroots drifting in America is REALLY at, in a current timeframe.In the meantime, enjoy this section of the video, from our members-only drift event in Nashville… And remember… KEEP DRIFTING FUN. rnOR ELSE.
Anyone who has been laid off or fired will appreciate this short, yet sweet documentary about what to do when God gives you lemons.Enjoy.
I never thought I would see the day where I would be unable to distinguish CG imagery from that of reality. Alex Roman has totally shattered that apprehension with this piece called “The Third & The Seventh”. In all honesty, if I didn’t watch the compositing break-down and making-of… I would have sworn this was shot by a human with a real camera. Not only is the modeling and textural rendering beyond realistic… every piece of movement, from the (cg) camera to the trees & leaves, looks REAL.Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself. rnBut PLEASE – watch these on the Vimeo page in FULLSCREEN-HD. These videos deserves NOTHING LESS.
If you had any doubts that this was computer-generated. Prepare to have them shattered.
If you’re equally enthralled by Alex’s unparalleled craft as I am – take a look at the making of the Exeter shot. What surprisingly starts by pulling a 3D model off Google Sketchup, quickly gets torn apart and meticulously tweaked and textured. The frame then undergoes an equally thorough grading process in After Effects to create the final look.
Granted, the year is fresh – but I am going to go ahead and nominate this is the most inspiring piece of work I have seen. For the ENTIRE year. I think something of this magnitude and minutely precise attention to detail will be hard to come by again in the near future. I read that Alex took a year-and-a-half sabbatical to complete this work. I, for one… say it was worth every waking second.Thank you, Alex RomanThank you.