Queen: Days of Our Lives

Hey chummos.

Been working hard in the lead up to holidays? Have you been pretending to work but really watching documentares at your desk?

Are you ready to see an informative, interesting, well planned, emotional and gosh-darn inspiring and satisfying documentary about Queen?

You bet you are!

The people in Queen are are incredibly talented but you knew that already. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. The documentary really shows how well they worked as a team, their voices worked well together, they all were receptive to each members ideas, and they just loved each other. Tears..

They all wrote songs, both together and individually and they supported other members vision – even if that means playing a style they don’t like. They were passionate and, as they say, never really critically acclaimed. They were just popular and they say they felt supported by their fan and that they could do what they wanted and try new things. And it worked. Over 12 years together, and so many great songs on every album!

You can learn all these things and more! Get ready to be hit by a powerful wave of awesome! What do you think?

Snowbird: A Graphic Novel

Hey buddies.

Snowbird is a graphic novel that Erin Wilson wants to write and draw – an admirable feat! She seems to have the story pretty much hashed out, and needs time to get all artistic on it. Erin has a great sense of humour, a large selection of animal hats and a hip bunch of supportive friends. All of these things you can see in this Kickstarter video.

Its well worth watching as an entertaining short film, especially for the bloopers at the end! And it shows us some of the great drawing and colouring she’s capable of.

The plot of the story will be based around Erin’s experiences in the winter of 2010.

New Orleans, and a series of traumatic events took place. I came to town with a broken heart, hoping to find time to recover. What I found instead was a winter where members of my community suffered violent assault, nine people died, our creative efforts during Mardi Gras fell prey to police brutality, ending with a police raid of our infoshop, The Iron Rail Collective. I am writing this story as a witness to the events that took place, but also to remind those who were there about the good things that happened, too.

What seems super great about this project, along with the intense and personal story idea, and the delightful pitch, are the nice touches that tell you its going to be done well. For example on her website, all the little animations for the menus. Maybe I’m just a sucker for cute. Also she also has a time-table planned and accountability in the form of backer access to her progress.

Quirky and professional and interesting. Heres hoping the graphic novel gets made gets made! What do you reckon?

Life In A Day – A Documentary

Hey Amikoj thats Esperanto for ‘friends.’

On the 24th of July 2010 hundreds of people filmed their day and answered a the few questions at the bottom of this post. They sent that footage to Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald. Edited by Joe Walker.

Their movie on Documentary Heaven of shots from these films, showing parts of everyday lives of normal people. Life In A Day. They have worked will with participants opposing viewpoints, values and standard of living. They have done reasonably well with limiting bias.

It is unexpectedly emotional, unexpectedly visually stunning, unexpectedly diverse. Its unexpectedly shocking, and unexpectedly unsentimental.

It shows moments in many peoples lives that they have filmed. Some are magical – like children declaring their love for their parents. Some are truly sad, involving death and rejection. Some are alarming, like poverty and violence. Some are disturbing, like animal cruelty.

So many people open up their hearts, and their fears and their angst to the camera – and its really real and honest and sad and uplifting. Its really relatable.

Really its surprising. Every emotion you could experience is in this movie. Unexpectedly – thanks YouTube community!

There are some graphic sceens. If you want to NOT see a cow being badly slaughtered tortured skip from :42:00 to :45:00. Also, if you don’t like music telling you how to feel – turn the sound down. 

Have you seen it? How were you left feeling afterwards? Happy? Heartbroken? Pensive? Motivated? Me too.

What do you have in your pocket? Notes. What do you love? The power of books. What do you fear? Humans.