Contrary to the modern trends of digital painting, there are some artists who carry on the classical tradition, painting with the same techniques as the old masters. Artist David J. Negron is such a person -- an impressionist painter of fine art, but also a contributor to some of the biggest films of modern times, including CLEOPATRA, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, 1976's KING KONG, BACK TO THE FUTURE III and JURASSIC PARK. Most of his film work involves fanciful conceptual a
Throughout the past year, everyone I had interviewed for the film was more or less a contemporary of Richard Amsel, including close friends, associates, and colleagues. But there remained an important subject heretofore unaddressed – and a critical one in honoring Richard Amsel’s enduring legacy. While the Golden Age of traditional poster illustration may be over, a new generation of artists and illustrators have sprung in its wake. Kids who grew up in the ‘80s remember fondl
"I've done it all," answers Mike Salisbury, after I sheepishly ask him to describe himself. The man's not kidding. This is the guy who redesigned ROLLING STONE from the ground up, turning the once unassuming magazine into a cultural phenomenon; the guy who branded a little toy company called Hasbro; who helped the youngest of the Jackson 5 go OFF THE WALL sporting glowing white socks; who introduced a camel named Joe; who designed a rather scandalous magazine ad for a man nam
After fits and starts, the momentum of the film seems to finally be rolling, and I'm happy... Happy that I can collaborate with people that I trust, and who have the project's best interests at heart. (It might seem comically ironic for me to write that when our MEET THE FILMMAKERS page has only two names listed! A lot more just has to be finalized. Rest assured, much deserved credit and thanks to many, many people will be given when the time comes. And we could always use mo
Working on this project over the past few months, there have been times when I've felt the weight of the world upon my shoulders. I question myself, my abilities, and if I'll muster the will and strength to keep moving forward in what seems, at times, like an uphill climb. But then you meet a guy like William Stout -- and suddenly all the bullshit in the world falls to the wayside. Inspiration flows through your veins again. You're reminded of the youthful dreams that had mo
Can't imagine how I missed this one, but here's a campy teaser poster used by Universal for TED 2 way back when. It looks like it not only spoofs Amsel's FLASH GORDON poster, but re-purposes it...with some obvious tweaks, of course.