Action Films 2011

Check out this awesome HD trailers compilation done by our very own IG3N:

EPIC! Enjoy!

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MediaFire Mirror: 720p
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Pascal Wallpaper

I posted on Facebook/Twitter a few weeks ago of an awesome picture of Pascal from Tangled:

Pascal

"TANGLED" Pascal Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

When I tried using it as my wallpaper, I found the white background to be too bright and it hurt my eyes. Found some time during this break and I made the background gray and thought I shared with you all.

Pascal

"TANGLED" Pascal Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Here it is available in some of the more common screen resolutions:

Side note: I was wondering why the file name had raiponce in it and thought maybe it was Pascal’s first name? Turns out Raiponce is Rapunzel in French.

Cinema 2010

Cinema 2010 Poster It’s been a long and exciting year for movies with several films that are bound to be favorites for a long time. Kees van Dijkhuizen has put together a compilation of movie clips set to several amazing soundtracks and wishes to share it with you all.

Download: 480p, 720p, 1080p
YouTube: 1080p

We’ve reached the end of yet another unforgettable year of movies. Not only did this years movies push boundaries even further, they did so with impeccable risks. In a time of recession and playing-it-safe, films like Inception and The Social Network still found a great audience. But smaller films also, like Blue Valentine, Splice, Buried and Breaking Upwards found a loving audience. It’s crazy to think that all these films came out in one year, and so I tried my best do give them each a moment of glory.

I purposely chose for a more personal approach this year, seeing as a lot of other editors were making their own film retrospective. Cinema 2010 is a lot darker and deeper than 2009 and even hints to situations in my own life a couple of times (like my fear of heights and me finishing high school). I hope people will enjoy it even though it’s a little more heavy than past years, but that was because this has been quite a heavy year for me. Learn more about making Cinema 2010.

Thank you all for supporting the Cinema series and I greatly appreciate all your enthusiasm for my work. I just want you to know that without your amazing support, I probably wouldn’t be where I am now. Like not in a chair in my room, but editing wise. Check out more Cinema here.

Leave a comment with what this year of Cinema meant to you and like if you like. Don’t forget to share and subscribe! You have no idea what a single tweet (@keesvstheworld !!) means to me.

Again I ask you to support creativity and don’t steal it. If you want to enjoy the music used in this video, please do so by buying the tracks from a music store. This, of course, goes for movies as well. Here’s a link to the tracks in the iTunes Store.

Want to know what that one movie was? Check out a (insanely detailed) list over here.

Audio Copyright Notices:
‘Sigh No More’ by Mumford and Sons remains courtesy of Mumford and Sons, under exclusive licence to V2 Records International Ltd t/a Cooperative Music, ® 2009.
‘Invaders Must Die’ by The Prodigy remains courtesy of Cooking Vinyl Ventures Prodigy Limited under exclusive worldwide license to Cooking Vinyl Limited, ® 2009.
‘I’m Sorry, But I’m Beginning To Hate Your Face’ by Eagle Seagull remains courtesy of Eagle Seagull Music Inc., released under exclusive licence by [PIAS] Recordings ([PIAS] Recordings is a label of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group.), ® 2009.
‘Creep’ by Scala & Kolacny Brothers remains courtesy of Fratelli BVBA. Released under exclusive license by Wall Of Sound, ® 2010.

Edit © Kees van Dijkhuizen, 2010. Copying, selling or unauthorized use of this clip is against the law.

This project was 100% non-profit and not aimed at breaking copyright laws.

Thanks to Kees van Dijkhuizen for allowing us to host this!

Down Time

Many of you may have noticed that our site was down for the majority of yesterday. I’m still not sure what happened, but I was alerted that around 10am, people were getting 500 Internal Server Errors. Somewhere between then and 12pm, people started to get redirected to 127.0.0.1.

I contacted 1and1 (our web hosting provider) and the first tier customer support had no idea what was going on. I knew it was still reaching their servers since pages requiring basic auth still prompted for credentials. But afterwards, it’d still redirect you to 127.0.0.1. They told me they were going to escalate the issue. I inquire what the ETA is to fix and they told me they had no idea. I asked when I should call back if the issue is not resolved. At first they told me 24 hours. Then they say it may take up to 48 hours. I was not pleased with the response, but I guess that’s what you get for cheap hosting.

After 12 hours of down time, I decide to move my site onto DreamHost temporarily. During this move, I made some changes that’ll make my life easier if I decide to port it onto another server. It was a good thing I still had shell access to my 1and1 account. Hurray for rsync for making my life super easy. I was also able to access the databases to get the latest updates since our last backup.

I also took some time to move the blog onto it’s own subdomain. All previous links will still work as they’ll be redirected to http://blog.hd-trailers.net/. If you do see broken links or things not working in general, please do report the issue. Having the blog on a different subdomain served a couple purposes:

  1. It allows us to bypass the WordPress cookie for our main catalog.
  2. It allows us to run each site under a different user.

I apologize for any inconvenience this had cause. Maybe it’s time I get a dedicated server.

Sintel

For those that don’t follow us on Twitter or Facebook… you’re really missing out! Besides frequent news updates and trailer recommendations, we also post tons of neat HD videos that are shared with us.

Anyway, I decided that this new video was worth blogging about and sharing with all you folks out there:

Sintel

“Sintel” is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.
This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. In addition to that, several crucial technical and creative targets have been realized online, by developers and artists and teams all over the world.

www.sintel.org

You can find the download links on their website: Sintel – Open Movie Project, which includes DivX, MP4 Surround 5.1, MP4 Stereo, and OGV Stereo.

They even provided subtitles in 8 different languages.

Enjoy!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Teaser)

Update: HD teaser trailer is now available!

A lot of people are claiming to have the HD trailer/teaser for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but I have yet to find any copy that’s 480p or better. Cianan sent in this link which provides the trailer in 360p (9.33MB). I’ve also uploaded it to mirror sites just in case: RapidShare and Hotfile.

Given that this isn’t HD, I’m not going to file it under movies, but news instead. Enjoy!