Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Future is NOW

I snagged this video and the text from another blog, repurposed, by Joe Archer of Ball State University . He wrote it so well, I can't improve on what he said, so I am reposting his comment word for word.

"This trailer was made by Fede Alvarez, a producer from Uruguay who uploaded a short film to YouTube and now has been offered a 30 Mil. dollar hollywood contract. The contract was sponsored by director Sam Raimi, whose credits include the Spiderman and Evil Dead films. Alvarez's short film "Ataque de Panico!" (Panic Attack!) featured giant robots invading and destroying Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.

It was made on a budget of $300 (£186).

So far it has had more than 1.5 million views on YouTube.

This impressive feat just goes to show how much technology is bringing communication to the masses. Prior to the past five years, this would not have happened. There is a specific space being created with opensourceing and 'do it yourself' software like Youtube, which is breaking the hierarchy of society. Interesting. Space is allowing discourse."