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I'm fortunate enough to return again this year and I am really looking forward to hanging out with people from the community again. If you see me, say hi, I love meeting people.
I'm on a panel! Come see @RoadBlock, @ragingterror, @john, @DarkBowler and I at "Capturing a Community: Fan Photographers of RoosterTeeth". 12:30 PM, Saturday, August 8th, Room 301 at the JW Marriott hotel.
Do you like taking photos? https://instagram.com/p/59sGxxxobp/Up for a challenge?
Hope to see a few of you at SideQuest this year! Let me know if you're going, the team has worked insanely hard to make this year epic and I think you won't be disappointed.
Okay, that's my call.
Let's do this, Austin.
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Join the event, here: roosterteeth.com/events/event.php?id=771
Wednesday evening July 8th, starting 7:45pm
Bootlegers in downtown San Diego
Space is limited so be sure to pick up your tickets here: rtsidequest.ticketbud.com/san-diego-comic-conquest
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There once was this teen with an eye for the past.
He was passionate about using technology to slow life down to see the unseen, more so than anyone you'd ever met. For many years he trained with the best around the globe.
He filmed. He shared his perspective. Explored nature and found questions. Formed teams and crafted worlds. Creators, musicians, athletes and personalities great and small sought his services, but he never lost sight of his own crazy self, never left a site that had become a home. He is one of the most inspiring members to come from this community.
Before he was the slow mo guy he was the kid with the eye and the dream in it of a future in entertainment, perhaps as a stunt man, the British moderator with the longer-than-usual hairdo and the Santa hat avatar, making us laugh by hurling water balloons at his buddies. Now, he makes millions laugh and wonder a bit more about the what ifs in our universe.
Wait until you see what he does next.
Have a top birthday, @Gavino!
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It's the biggest day of the awards season. A lot of fine films came out last year and looking over the lists reminds me, once again, I'm really far behind. Here's what I think will win, not necessarily what should win.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) '“ Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole
I want Boyhood to win but I don't think it has the same allure to Hollywood voters as Birdman.
Eddie Redmayne '“ The Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking
A lot of people think Keaton's got this. He gives the performance of his career but the Academy loves works based on real people and Redmayne really is good.
Julianne Moore '“ Still Alice as Dr. Alice Howland
It's rare for an acting nominee to win on their film's only nomination. But apparently, she gives the best performance of the group. She's also a veteran respected amongst her peers who hasn't won.
Best Supporting Actor
J. K. Simmons '“ Whiplash as Terence Fletcher
Sure-fire, locked in, will win.
Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette '“ Boyhood as Olivia Evans
Dern's role is supposedly very moving but brief, Streep gets another nomination for being Streep and Stone is young and will have her day, though she is the next-strongest contender. Knightley was okay. This should go to the respected veteran who gives the performance of her career, and hasn't won one, Arquette.
Best Animated Short Film
The Dam Keeper '“ Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
I think voters are likely to watch the animated film nominees with their kids. So I think their decision will come down to what their kids like most. This or How To Train Your Dragon 2.
Birdman '“ Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel '“ Milena Canonero
Richard Linklater '“ Boyhood
Inarritu seems like a safe-ish bet. I don't think voters will overlook Linklater's commitment to his decade-long vision.
Virunga '“ Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
CitizenFour is the most high profile, but there's a sentiment I keep reading by voters that it's not the most well-made. I honestly think Finding Vivian Maier has a better shot. But, I'll go against the grain and pick Virunga, for having the best balance of compelling and well-edited narrative.
Best Documentary Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 '“ Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
Best Live Action Short
Parvaneh '“ Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
Boyhood '“ Sandra Adair
Whiplash, just for that solo finale, could win... but there's a wow factor to editing the same thing for 12 years.
Best Foreign Language
Ida (Poland) in Polish '“ PaweÅ‚ Pawlikowski
Supposedly, Leviathan is the best of these. Wild Tales has a chance of winning but Ida probably has the most compelling story.
Guardians of the Galaxy '“ Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White
I thought they'd go for the more "serious" contenders but every indication I've read says voters loved Guardians.
Best Original Score
The Theory of Everything '“ JÃ³hann JÃ³hannsson
Sucks to be Desplat.
Best Original Song
"Glory" from Selma '“ Music and Lyric by John Legend and Common
Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel '“ Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
Best Sound Editing
American Sniper '“ Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
The last few winners have been Best Picture nominees and the academy loves war movies in this category so for both of those reasons I give American Sniper the edge.
Best Sound Mixing
Whiplash '“ Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley
The only thing that could top a war movie in this category is a film where music plays a huge role. Could go to Birdman, but there's no denying the crucial force in Whiplash.
Best Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes '“ Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
Every winner the past seven years was also a Best Picture nominee. This is the first time since then there isn't a Best Picture nominee in this category. I'd love for Guardains to win but I think it'll go to the Apes.
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game '“ Graham Moore from Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
American Sniper is too polarizing and Inherent Vice is too dark. Whiplash is great and could win but I think voters prefer something that's a bit more by-the-numbers.
Best Original Screenplay
Birdman '“ Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu, NicolÃ¡s Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo
Foxcatcher and Nightcralwer (which I loved) are just not most voters thing. Too dark. I think Boyhood's chances have been hurt because some people have a thing against how real events helped shape its script. Could very well go to Budapest. But I think too many voters relate to Birdman.