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Sound Design: The Wizard Ben Burtt

Today I will post about the work of Ben Burtt, one of the wizards of Sound Design for the movie industry. Burtt has worked for a staggering number of awarded movies including such as Star Wars (1977), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Indian Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) among other classics. I am, particularly a huge fan of sound design for animation movies, in which the director has to use all his/her creativity in order to create sounds out of nothing and give life to the characters or objects. Below you can see some videos in which Burtt reveals some of his sound design secrets used on the Disney - Pixar animation movie: Wall - E(2008) Ben Burtt Creates the Sounds for Wall-E (Part 2)

The Final Image

Here's a fun little distraction for all you movie buffs today. I came across the Final Image blog last week and spent a good ten minutes going through all the last shots and testing my movie knowledge and memory, which, by the way, is actually pretty good ;) So, give yourself a little break during your day and see how well you can do! If there's one that you can't remember, don't let it bug you for the rest of the day. Tweet at me and I'll help you out :)

Exceptional Work of GMUNK for Disney's Tron Legacy

Here at Abduzeedo, we never get tired of light effects, neons, glow and stuff from the 80's! This is a great example all those things put together by GMUNK for the Disney's movie Tron Legacy. GMUNK and his team, did a fantastic work recreating the past atmosphere of Tron and by also adding some new elements from our modern times. For more information about GMUNK, you can visit or simply follow him on Twitter @gmunk . click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video click on the image for direct link to the video

Western Movies Opening Titles

Navigating thru some movie sites I've found this huge collection of opening titles from western movies . What attracts me most on these titles is how the typography is used here, western movie fonts are known for using a lot of serifs and details, so here's some great samples, enjoy it guys. You can see more titles here, have fun

Badass Illustrations by Dan Hipp

Dan Hipp is a truly incredible illustrator, he have done works for comic labels as DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Tokyopop, and Del Rey Books. He even made a graphic novel for the character Ben 10, but what really got my attention in his work are his recent illustrations and doodles that I found on his blog. This guy got an awesome trace, really easy to recognize and a impressive knowledge of how to use color, using a lot of soft gradients and light colors. Also, you wil probably notice that he got an amazing sense of humor and seems to like to add it to his illustrations. Dan Hipp is a cartoonist whose graphic novels include the epic revenge series GYAKUSHU!, as well as the super-natural, rock, adventure series THE AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS, both of which have been translated and published in other countries. His work can be seen in the BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE "DOOM DIMENSION" graphic novels, which he illustrated. His artwork has appeared in DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Tokyopop, and Del Rey Books. He maintains his zombie survival training by watching monster movies and coaching Water Polo. When he's not talking to himself in the third person he's making nerdy pop-culture art just for you. (Dan's Blog) With you want to know more about Dan Hipp and his recent works just access his personal Blog.

Horror Movie Posters: Originals versus Remakes

Since I was a kid I really love horror movies, there's something about this kind of movie that really catches my attention, maybe the fear component. Lately, I noticed that some of the most classic horror movies have received a remake version and I found that a comparison between the two versions was a good idea for a post. Most of this original posters were made on a time before photoshop and other image editing softwares, some were illustrations and manual photomontages. In the other hand, the remakes were done recently, they have a lot of image editing and manipulation. In order to compare both, I posted first the original poster and after the remake poster, you should try to choose your favorite poster for each movie and, of course, don't forget to watch them too. Dawn of The Dead Day of The Dead Friday The 13th Funny Games Halloween The Hills have Eyes A Nightmare on Elm Street Piranha The Texas Chainsaw Massacre My Bloody Valentine

The Breathtaking Work of Prologue

This year we have seen some amazing movies and tv shows. One of the greatest things about some of these movies/shows is opening and end credits. The best part is that we can get to see these work right here, right now. One of the agencies behind open credits of big budget productions is Prologue. These guys have made from Iron Man to The Walking Dead credits, and their latest work is Tron: Legacy (if the light castle at the opening credits gave you goosebumps, you know what I'm talking about). Prologue functions as a collective of designers, filmmakers and artists. It is a body with many parts, each performing a unique function, and each supporting the whole. We encourage, challenge and sharpen one another in an effort to create work that is both communicative and inspirational. It is an approach toward design that has been tested and proven over the years, but we remain open to new ideas, methodologies and perspectives. We are proud of our accomplishments, but not content. We especially value our collaborative relationships with our client partners. We strive to support them creatively and help them tell their stories. We believe that when talented individuals work in concert with patience and passion great work is the result. Here's a brief selection of their work. If you wanna see the videos for each work, you gotta click the image you want and go to their website to watch it, or just go to their website to see more awesome pieces. Believe, it's worth the trip. I really hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Across the Universe The Incredible Hulk Iron Man Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Rockenrolla Sherlock Holmes Superman Returns The Walking Dead Tron: Legacy

Astonishing Movie Art Concepts by Peter Popken

We often get to watch great movies. It might not always have a good story telling there are some cool photography and much of those visuals come from great art concepts made by amazing artists like Peter Popken. He's done some amazing pieces of art concept for movies like Prince of Persia, Robin Hood and the awesome V for Vendetta. Here's a selection of his work. Also, you should visit his portfolio for more great pieces, from movies such as Aeon Flux, The Bourne Supremacy and King Arthur. Don't forget to check it out. I hope you enjoy these. Prince of Persia Robin Hood Ninja Assassin Speed Racer Children of Men V for Vendetta

Motion Graphics Inspiration by Kyle Cooper

When the great Kyle Cooper spoke at FITC San Fran this past August, he did not disappoint. Kyle Cooper is an American film title designer who is known for his memorable, evocative work. Most notably, he elevated the opening titles to an art form with the film, Se7en in 1995. His work has inspired a younger generation of designers, and to this day, he has produced many more film titles. His story in a nutshell is this: Kyle Cooper studied under Paul Rand at Yale, and decided that he would focus on creating film titles. In 1996, he co-founded the creative agency, Imaginary Forces, which is focused on motion design. Once the agency grew substantially, he left and founded the agency, Prologue, which is where Kyle remains today. At FITC, Kyle Cooper gave a very inspiring presentation entitled "Others: Content and Creative Community". His presentation offered us a rare glance into his genius; Kyle described his creative philosophy and process. As well, he showcased a few of the title sequences that he has designed. While Kyle strives to provoke an emotional reaction from the audience, he does not want to reveal too much of the story. His focus remains on creating strong concepts, and tweaking them until they are solid. With Iron Man, he created visual riddles with the typography that allude to the story; this served as a means to connect with the audience. Kyle understands the need to engage an audience; he carefully develops visuals that have relevant, contextual meaning to the rest of the respective film. These days, we have a plethora of digital tools available that make it easier to create digital pieces. That being said, having more tools does not necessarily equate to better quality work. Analogue forms of content have their own merits. Kyle admitted he had a preference for analogue content—that is, physical objects and handmade effects. Se7en has plenty of these including a hand-drawn alphabet, mishandled negatives, scratches, etc. His reasoning behind his preference is that analogue content offers much more room for creative exploration. Analogue content can be arranged, rearranged and juxtaposed quickly to establish meaning and tone. It is raw, and there is an authenticity that digital tools may not be able to produce. As a result, analogue content gives way for some interesting experiments, some of which may be happy accidents. 3D animation and effects, on the other hand, don't offer that same luxury, and due to the amount of time that rendering takes, there is much less time (if any) to concentrate on tweaking the concept. Ultimately, it's hard not to argue that using tactile objects in the design offers an extra avenue with which the audience can connect. Kyle's creative process has paid off: With Wimbledon, he mentioned that his sequence was chosen over the work that other studios had created, which was more 3D and effects-heavy. See the opening sequence below: Kyle Cooper's talk reassured one thing: the best design is concept driven. While technology may offer countless possibilities, it doesn't replace having a solid concept in creating a stunning title sequence that resonates with us. Content is king, and building that community with the "others" is paramount... and Kyle Cooper knows this. Kyle Cooper/Imaginary Forces documentary (1 of 2) Kyle Cooper/Imaginary Forces documentary (2 of 2) Demo Reel 2006 For more information about Kyle Cooper visit: The Dark Genius of Kyle Cooper About the Author My name is Janet Cordahi and I’m a Toronto-based visual designer who loves to explore new ways of approaching different design challenges in this digital playground. I specialize in creating original solutions via motion graphics, print and web. For more information about Janet visit or follow her tweets at

Movies Infographics Collection

Illustrators have been doing a great job with infographics, and these are getting cooler these days. There are tons of awesome pieces all over the internet, but the ones I like the best are the movies ones. There are more than one category of movie infographic. There are trilogy meters, random facts, size charts and timelines (if I'm messing any, please, tell us). Here's my section on each of those categories... these are some amazing examples! If you know any more cool infographics, drop us a link. I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! Click the images for a larger view. Trilogy Meter #1 Trilogy Meter #2 Kill Bill Facts Mega Shark vs. Giant octopus Facts Pixar characters size chart Monsters size chart Futuristic movies timeline Pulp Fiction timeline LOTR, Star Wars and other timelines Inception timeline Star Wars Influence Map Star Wars Influence Map Infographics: Time Travel in Movies & TV (Good)

Amazing Tron Legacy Promo Designs

The days are passing really fast, and I know that when we realize, it will be December, and Tron will be moments away from its release. That said, I guess it's time for us to warm up for that, because I just know that this movie will be fantastic. First a set of billboards, then a set of promo images... I find these really amazing. The design line they chose is just breathtaking. But I wonder how do you like it. What are your expectations for this film? Tell us! Cheers. ;) Billboards Promo Images

Brazilian Movies Poster Inspiration

Posters are always a great source of inspiration, we always post about all sorts of posters, from band gigs to exhibitions and of course, movies. This time however we have a really cool selection of movie posters from Brazil, and when we talk about that we have to mention José Luiz Benicio, he is one of the most important Brazilian Movie poster illustrators and has designed over 300 posters. Posters About the Author Fernando Falcão is a designer from São Paulo, Brasil. Fernando has been collecting Brazilian movie posters for a quite long time. You can find more information about him at his Personal Website.

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted an audience of urban black people; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words "black" and "exploitation." Blaxploitation films were the first to feature soundtracks of funk and soul music. These films starred primarily black actors. Variety magazine credited Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song with the invention of the blaxploitation genre. Others argue that the Hollywood-financed film Shaft is closer to being blaxploitation, and thus is more likely to have begun the genre - Wikipedia. For this post we have selected some great examples of posters from this genre and period. Also, if you have more examples of blaxplotation posters, share with us via email or comments. About the Author Hey buddies! I'm Marcos Torres, a 19 years old art director/freelancer from Brazil, I'm here to bring some new interessant stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at Any request or jobs oportunities send to, also follow me on twitter

Alice in Wonderland Movie Concept Art

Last year we've featured the awesome work of concept artist Michael Kutsche, who makes some amazing pieces that are breathtaking. Back then, I remember seeing an illustration of the Red Queen, but i didn't pay much attention. A few days ago I ran into his work once more, and I realized that the Red Queen I'd seen before was only the beggining of a co-op with Tim Burton himself to the Alice in Wonderland movie. Michael has some amazing early concept arts at his portfolio, which I just have to share with you guys. Also, if you don't remember the first post, check it out here. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Red Queen March Hare Caterpillar Knave Dodo Cheshire Cat White Rabbit Madhatter "This is one of the early Madhatter concepts I did for Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland". I did the drawing before Johnny Depp was cast in the role, that's why there's no similarity." - Michael Kutsche

Stylish Re-Envisioned Movie Posters

Posters of famous and classic movies are very popular on the internet, however I've been noticing more and more designers doing reinterpretations of these posters, most of them are simply awesome I could say that much better than the original ones because they sort of manage to convey the ideas in a much simpler way. Well, now that the movies are very well-known it's much easier too. For this post, that I had to divide in two parts due the amount of amazing pieces I found, I will show you some of them, including my favorite ones from Youseff Ibrahim with his minimalist and stylish work. Ibrahim Youssef - Tom Whalen - Chris Thornley - Tomasz Opasinski - Dr. Monster - About the Author Hey buddies! I'm Marcos Torres, a 19 years old art director/freelancer from Brazil, I'm here to bring some new interessant stuff to you. You can see my portfolio at Any request or jobs oportunities send to, also follow me on twitter

Beautiful Tarantino Movie Posters

A few weeks ago I had the chance to watch the new Tarantino's movie, Inglourious Basterds. It took quite a while to be released in Brazil, more than 3 months after the US premiere. Nevertheless, as a huge fan of Tarantino I went to the theater and watch the movie. It's a masterpiece, in my opinion one of the best if not the best movie Tarantino has done since Pulp Fiction. The script, the comedy, the performance of the actors, specially the german guy and Brad Pitt, everything very well done and thought. Of course I couldn't forget the soundtrack, it's really good as usual. So in this post I will show you some posters from Tarantino's movies since Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs to the marvelous Inglourious Basterds. If you have links to other posters, please share with us leaving a comment or send it to me via email to or Twitter at Inglourious Basterds (2009) Now, I don't know about y'all, but I sure as hell didn't come down from the goddamn Smoky Mountains, cross five thousand miles of water, fight my way through half of Sicily and jump out of a fuckin' air-o-plane to teach the Nazis lessons in humanity. Nazi ain't got no humanity. They're the foot soldiers of a Jew-hatin', mass murderin' maniac and they need to be dee-stroyed. That's why any and every every son of a bitch we find wearin' a Nazi uniform, they're gonna die. Now, I'm the direct descendant of the mountain man Jim Bridger. That means I got a little Injun in me. And our battle plan will be that of an Apache resistance. - Lt. Aldo Raine Grindhouse: Death Proof (2007) Grindhouse: Planet Terror (2007) Sin City - (2005) Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) - Vol. 2 (2004) Jackie Brown (1997) From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Pulp Fiction (1994) Well, if you like burgers give 'em a try sometime. I can't usually get 'em myself because my girlfriend's a vegitarian which pretty much makes me a vegitarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger. Mm-mm-mm. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?.... A Royale with cheese - Vincent Natural Born Killers (1994) Cães de Aluguel (1992)

The Greatest Illustrations in History by Master Drew Struzan

If you are 20 years old or older, you've probably watched movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones - 1981), Back to the Future (1985), Batteries Not Included (1987), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Coming to America (1988) and Angels in the Outfield (1994), among many, many others, you got to know the work of the man who did the posters for these films. With an unmistakable style, Drew Struzan was born in 1947, and is world famous for not only his work for these 80's films, but also with much recent ones, like the Harry Potter series, Star Wars (both original and new ones), Hellboy and more. I've always loved his work, but never knew that all those posters were done by the same person, until I found his portfolio some time ago. I was stunned, and just had to share this illustration master's work with you. I deeply recommend you guys, younger than 20, to get these films if you haven't watched, and just have a little time of true amusement. Also, you should really visit Mr. Drew Struzan's portfolio for a great quantity of marvelous works, with the possibility to buy his original pieces. And I won't say that I hope you enjoy these, because there's no way you don't love it. Cheers! ;) Coming to America (Um Príncipe em Nova Iorque) Batteries Not Included (O Milagre veio do espaço) Cuthroat Island (Ilha da Garganta Cortada) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (E.T.: O Extraterrestre) The Goonies (Os Goonies) Back to the Future Trilogy (De Volta Para o Futuro - Trilogia) Back to the Future III (variation of the original poster) Big Trouble in Little China (Os Aventureiros do Bairro Proibido) Blade Runner (Blade Runner: O Caçador de Andróides) First Blood (Rambo) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter e a Câmara dos Segredos) Hellboy Hellboy II the Golden Army (Hellboy II: O Exército Dourado) Hook (Hook: A Volta do Capitão Gancho) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Indiana Jones e o Templo da Perdição) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Indiana Jones e o Reino da Caveira de Cristal) Lonely Guy (Rapaz Solitário) Masters of the Universe (Mestres do Universo) Meatballs III: Summer Job (Almôndegas III - Trabalho Duro) The Name of the Rose (O Nome da Rosa) Pan's Labyrinth (O Labirinto do Fauno) Police Academy 3: Back in Training (Loucademia de Polícia 3: De Volta ao Treinamento) Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (Loucademia de Polícia 4: O Cidadão se Defende) "Revenge of the Jedi" () Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Guerra nas Estrelas: Episódio I - A Ameaça Fantasma) Star Wars Trilogy (Guerra nas Estrelas - Trilogia) Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Guerra nas Estrelas: Episódio III - A Vingança de Sith) The Thing (A Coisa) Three O'Clock High (Te pego lá fora)