Sunday, June 14, 2015

Boston Anime - Part 2: Matthew meets (the Stars of the Original) Godzilla! (Not Exactly)

After failing to meet my favorite stars on Friday, I decided to meet them on Saturday and boy what an awesome experience!  Before the movie, there was a questions and answers segment with Akira Takarada and Harou Nakijama, the original stars of GODZILLA (1954).

They talked about their thoughts on the original movie, the wonderful experience and their thoughts on the 2014 movie.  As a fan, it was amusing.

Now this was followed by the audience who wanted to ask questions to them.  I was ready!  I was going to ask a question to Mr. Takarada:  "What is it like working with American actors in the film KING KONG ESCAPES?"  I was going to ask Mr. Nakijama: "Is there a difference when you are playing Kong on KING KONG ESCAPES and Godzilla?  What is it like?"

However, when I came to ask, time was up.  As a result, this was followed by a screening of the original 1954 version of GODZILLA.  Uncut, undubbed, uncensored and unseen by American audiences.  This was the one by Rialto Pictures from 2004 (which I saw 11 years ago).

So that concluded it and tune in next time when I attend a lecture called: "Why your fan-base stinks."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Boston Anime - Part 1: Matthew meets Ultraman '80 (Watching It For The Very First Time)

I was at Boston Anime in April and let me tell you how it went.  It was great on Friday I was planning to see Harou Nakijama and Akira Takarada (the stars of the original GODZILLA),  to get autographs.  However, I was one of the people who was the over 100 in the line.  Only the first 100 people can get their autographs for free.  As a result, I ended up watching a special screening of the first four episodes of ULTRAMAN 80.  Let me tell you, it is an awesome show.  Some monsters come from the supernatural, some are created by science, others from unexplored places, some are created by atomic mutation, pollution or come from outer space.  In this show, the giant monsters of terror are created by twisted evil thoughts!

But the song in the closing credits is awesome.

You can catch some at this link.

So the next day, I decided to see the two guys in the flesh that is for another post in this blog.

Sorry, that this blog wasn't updated recently, but there will be more posts.  Stay tuned as Matthew B. Lamont meets Godzilla (as in the original actors of the film).

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hail to the King!

On March 2nd 1933, there was one movie that took America by storm (not to mention getting their minds off the Great Depression).  King Kong was the name and it's wonder gained its fame.  There was a sequel, two high-profile remakes and a ton in imitations in all forms of media (e.g. comic books, other films, TV shows and cartoons).  It has been over 80 years and it holds the test of time.  Also, Kong's animator, Willis O'Brien was born on March 2nd 1886 (he died in November 8th 1962).   This movie had a grand effect on many other people at a young age.  Including me.  If it wasn't for this flick, there would be no love for stop-motion animation, dinosaurs, apes and voyaging into the world of obscure and bizarre cinema (in the words of Carl Denham, "Something no one has ever seen or heard of").
Happy Birthday Kong and Obie (short for O'Brien) and to pay tribute to the great timeless classic, here is my senior thesis film, Hail to the King - A King named Kong.

Hail to the King - A King named Kong (Teaser Trailer) from Matthew B. Lamont on Vimeo.

Hail to the King - A King named Kong (Trailer) from Matthew B. Lamont on Vimeo.

Hail to the King - A King named Kong by matthew-lamont-9237

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love is in the air.

You know, with severe weather going around Boston, snowing things up, there is nothing to keep us warm than the power of love!  Valentines Day is coming around the corner, so what is the best way to spice it all up by having a nice music video.  From 1979, here is "Funky Disco Princess" by Spinach Power.  So bring out the kids and the family.  You are in for a ride.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Believe it You're Nuts!

Ah yes, here is my final assignment for Digital Toolbox III.  It is a funny one that takes a good lampooning on futuristic science and technology.  Even though I graduated, I continue taking extra courses just to boost my portfolio.

Believe It You're Nuts from Matthew B. Lamont on Vimeo.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Rabbit The Squirrel and The UFO

Rabbits, Squirrels and Flying Saucers. Oh my!
This assignment was a fun challenge.  It took two weeks to complete.
My first attempt on the squirrel looked awful.  I found out where I went wrong.
It looked like the program, Maya, cannot accept altered shapes, so I decided to use shapes that it is familiar with.  What you are about to see, will be explained (in rhyme).

The Rabbit The Squirrel and the UFO from Matthew B. Lamont on Vimeo.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Music Video! What is a Youth.

Hi folks, I forgot to update.  Sorry about that.  Anyway, I made a new music video, that you can see.  It is called "What is a Youth?/A Time for Us?"  This song is from Frank Zeffirelli's 1968 production of Romeo and Juliet.  I hope you'll enjoy it.