See What You’ve Been Missing in New ‘TRON: Uprising’ Music Video
By Andy Khouri
Just released to the web in support of the Walt Disney Records’ soundtrack album, this TRON: Uprising music video sets to music some of the most inspired moments of visual splendor that characterize this audacious animated series. Helmed by visionary director Charlie Bean and featuring the brilliant character designs of Robert Valley, boundary-pushing storyboard work by ComicsAlliance favorite Eric Canete and contributions from so many other talented artists, the Disney XD series has been nominated for numerous Annie awards and should be appointment viewing for adventure comic book readers and all lovers of stylish design, animation and moody sci-fi story.
Unfortunately, a mass audience and Uprising have yet to truly find each other — a challenge enhanced by the show’s cascading timeslots, which have included midnight broadcasts — and multiple outlets are reporting that the show will not be returning for a second season. If you’ve never given TRON: Uprising a shot, the clip below will give you an eye(and ear)full of what you’ve been missing.
oh my GOD. TRON UPRISING WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING ALL THIS *HEART* (oh yeah, just the last handful of episodes or so … Q.Q)
So I tried my hand at making a music video?
At least I can cross it off my bucket list.My editing is rusty but my body ached for more Tron Uprising music videos (they are my guilty pleasure) so here’s a contribution.
WOW THIS IS AWESOME
WHOA - the sense of quiet desperation, the weird twilight zone majesty … lovely!
Earth Day is April 22nd. It’s a day where we take a moment from our human-centered lives to stop and smell the roses, and the wildebeests, and the whales, and even the bugs. Focus on the planet for one day a year, and maybe we can learn to respect it on the other 364 days.
BBC America let these cute-as-hell kids narrate scenes from Planet Earth. Celebrate Earth Day through the eyes of a child, which apparently are focused on liking cheeseburgers :)
They’re right, David Brabrendroroh is pretty good, too.
(via kottke, and dedicated to nature-loving kids, old and young)
During Luminale there were various light exhibits set up around the city and these little lapel/zipper LED pins on a ribbon being passed around. My colleague was determined to chase them down today, the last day of Luminale, so at 11:30 at night as we walked back from dinner, we quizzed half a dozen pedestrians as to where they got them. Eventually, we ended up at the Gallerie, a vertically-inclined shopping center, and literally squeaked in just as security was closing the last of the doors.
It was already dark inside with the escalators shutting down one by one, but there was music just POUNDING through the building. We climbed six stories, and then scattered through the levels, looking for this one place that was handing the pins out, and it was like navigating the Labyrinth, where I would catch the occasional elusive glimpse of a colleague passing in the other direction on another level and then a random stranger sporting one of these tiny orange lights on their collar. Apparently, 2 or 3 stores remain “open” after hours with DJs playing, though they weren’t club scenes - more like private parties between friends and clients. But one place was playing a creepy, pounding base you could feel from three stories away, and combined with the half-abandoned building and it’s surreal, off-centered levels and decor, it just made everything that much more ominous!
Outer Space. The View From Cassini and Voyager
Jaw ————> Floor.
If Rocky Balboa was an aspiring astronomer, this is what he would watch every morning to get pumped up instead of running up that damned staircase.
Sander van den Berg has assembled a plethora of real images, converted to black and white video, from the Cassini and Voyager missions to create this simple, awe-inspiring and sometimes haunting tour through near outer space.
I know I’ve been heavy on the space stuff lately, but with videos like these sending my brain flying out the back of my head how can I not post it?!?!? :)
(by Sander van den Berg)
Wow. Just … wow.
I’ve been using the “pure awesome” tag a lot lately, but … there really is that much pure awesome lately! And this … I have no words for this. How perfect and pure and beautiful and lonely it is out there, and what mankind has managed to accomplish in order to bring these images back … just amazing.
BJB had set up a demo of their assembly robot at Light + Building. Fascinating stuff - the right platform was for a fluorescent lamp and the left platform was for an LED lamp. While the LED assembly was faster in execution, I was told that the setup/”training” for that one was longer. These robots actually engage visual systems as aids when necessary to handle tasks with tricky registration. It’s not hard to imagine why people tend to anthropomorphize even factory robots like these! It’s amazing the complexity that needs to go into building something that can do what the majority of human beings can with just 10 mins’ worth of training; but man, once the machine gets started … !
Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this “couch guitar” by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame;
Original Story: YouTube
Hahahaha, o man, that’s adorable.
Epic Time-Lapse Escape: The Stars From Orbit
We’ve seen plenty of GIFs and time-lapses of stars and #starporn, but none precisely like this. It seems like Earth is often the star, instead of the stars themselves.
Nice to see that change. Full screen, HD, enjoy :)
I could’ve done without the lounge music, but there’s some amazingly fresh perspectives here.
gorgeous. From Sacrebleu Productions.
At first, I thought - if only I were as brave and courageous as that girl. Then I thought - maybe it’s not courage I need. Perhaps I should wish, instead: if only I found something/someone I loved that much. Then, courage will naturally follow.
Did you ever think you’d be able to sit and watch the Northern Lights…live? Thanks to the Canadian Space Agency’s AuroraMAX Camera — located in the city of Yellowknife, near the Arctic Circle — you can watch Aurora Borealis in action, every night from now until late May (the camera shuts down during the Arctic summer, when the midnight sun prevents aurora viewing).
Science, you are magical.
This is so much cheaper and warmer than actually going to Canada! Turn it on tonight, and every night through May.
:D :D :D
Hitting the road for SF in 3 hours! And as a proper send-off, I post this fabulous salute to Azn stereotypes. :D
The Internet, as imagined in 1969.
They get a lot of the tech right, but 100% of the gender stereotypes wrong. Apparently all women do is buy clothes online, and men frown at bills they have to pay.
They also forgot the cats.
Like Tron 1982, I’m alternately laughing and amazed at how the “predictions” about the future have panned out.