IN A WORLD where a Detroit born, talentless white guy, who brags about skipping their daily shower becomes famous, and vacuous vagina vixens flaunt their labias with the express hope you'll love them for their mind...
NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE!!!
Yeah, not down with the fear mongering at all. Or vegans. Guess what, vegans? Plants eat organic matter, and when we die, our carbon based persons will be reduced to fertilizer. It's the cycle of life, period. Fuck whining, too. About anything, really. Life doesn't truly begin until you drop the EGO, and realize your life only really matters to you, not to anyone else. Enjoy, and be fuckin' happy!
Zombie TV Spots
Here you go sir.
Thanks for the blog, Jordu.
Fulci's Zombie is the quintessential zombie film. While the make-ups are rudimentary, they are the most terrifying zombies to appear on the big screen. Not to mention: zombie vs. shark. When I first saw that my mind was so blown. How could they do that scene? I didn't have an answer to that until Ricou Browning was kind enough to explain to my brother and I how they pulled that off. The movie blows Dawn of the Dead away. Honorable mention to John Vulich and Everett Burrell for their designs on Night of the Living Dead '90. Walking Dead has stolen so much from that picture.
In regards to all of the incredible artists out there, yeah, it sometimes makes me want to throw my tools away. However, when it comes to likeness sculpting, if anyone ever gives you attitude you can whip out pictures of the Grand Moff Tarkin piece. The pictures look like studio publicity stills.
Hey dude I hope you are well :)
Sorry about the typo on my last post I had not realized I had put blobs instead of blogs! haha, and apologies for the length of the post to but there is always so much I want to talk about and I fear this one may be a little long too...
This weeks blog was another slice of pure gold I love that you talked about Zombie Flesh Eaters and how you loved the trailer for it back in 1979, you were indeed correct it is called that over here in the uk and it was caught up in the whole video nastie scandle that happened here in the early 1980's which lead to around 39 films being banned and if you owned a video rental store back then and were found out to be renting films such as Zombie Flesh Eaters, Driller Killer, The Evil Dead and many more you could have been arrested and have all the tape confiscated...crazy time filled with moral panic and censorship bullshit.
Anyway whilst talking about Lucio Fulci have you seen his other zombie films? that make up part of a quadrilogy of movies he directed? the movies are The City of the Living Dead, The Beyond and House by the Cemetery they are all plasma packed gore drenched 80's magic some incredible gore fx in them and delirious fun to watch.
I have to say though on the subject of zombie movies Dawn of the Dead and more prominently Day of the Dead blows all of these zombie films out of the water George Romero is my most favourite film makers and can do no wrong in my opinion I was wandering if you might be a fan as well? also what are your thoughts on Tom Savini's fx work as I am a big fan of him too.
One last thing I was wandering if you might have had a look at my work on my deviant art page?
I know I am not an incredible artist or up to the standard of many other sculptors I admire, yourself being someone who I truly respect and I find so much I enjoy in your work, but if you could take a peek at my stuff it would mean the world me to me.
Cheers dude take care and look after yourself who knows maybe if you make it over here to teach again soon we could go for a curry :)
Your buddy from across the pond
Hello Jordu, I just got done listing to the latest bit of insanity and this audio blog left me enraged and wanting to rip off you head when i heard "sugar in coke"... Just Kidding, of course. Loved the audio blog, and hearing about Stan Winston bust class made me remember the funny banter and your story about the lady who would often say "that would be more better". By the way the sculpture at the end of that class is still more better, Haha. Keep up with the audio blogs!
Hey there Jordu, I just happend to stumble upon this blog of yours recently through Facebook. That being the case I've been trying to catch up on the backlog of episodes here. As I was listening to some of your older entries I noticed you mentioned that you made the art that was often paired with the Russian Sleep Experiment creepy pasta, and now I can't help but wonder which one? I do a bit of narration myself on YouTube, and I'd love to use some of your work along with the recording of said creepy pasta.
FYI I really enjoyed your reading of Bianca's Hands. It was a very eerie story.
I once read a comment from someone saying:
"OMG I don't want to die of beaties"
I rolled my eyes so hard that they made a full rotation. I wanted to punch the screen.
Dear Jordu. I used to be really pumped back when you complemented my art last time we met. But then over the past several blogs you've been going on and on about how great SO many other sculptors are. Complements are like diamonds, the more that are in circulation the less precious they become. To redress this grievance I'd like you to formally retract all of your complements to the likes of Mark Newman, The Shifflett Bros. et al. so that my fond memories of your complements for my work regain their former value. Yours truly, Josh Foreman
Jordu, Thanks for another great installment of your audio blog. I remember the music from Fulci's Zombie being an opener for one episode of N.E.R.D. CAST many moons ago.
Lovely Podcast, once again. Sometimes I have this "Stand by Me" feeling when I listening your podcast. You know..this sensation that you are at the end of the summer, in the eighties, with some nice tube on the radio, and somewhere in a theater, an horror movie to look at.
Me again, the guy on the course who doesnt hate you :) Being the mongtard that i am i forgot to say last time if you had a sec if you wanted to see the finished maquette from your course? Ive put it on a little site with a few other bits and would love you to see it.
So glad I found these! I ventilate so distracting my brain is essential to my health. You're up there with Steve Johnson and josh turi in terms of entertaining fx guys.
Anyways, do you ever get into sculpture theory? I don't mean the 'is it art?' debate, but more the overarching style and technique questions. Like why things look a certain way: why can I always spot a dick smith sculpt from a rob bottin, or a Todd masters exploding guts from a tom savinni. Obviously they're all good work, but there's an internal coherence about all of them that sets them apart from eachother. Did they do something on purpose or can they just not help being themselves? You have a distinct style. Do you try and sculpt like yourself? Anyways it works.
Is this interesting or is it like reading sheet music when you could be listening to it. Obviously I get off on it.
PS. always a classy move ending with a Justin Beiber song. I feel like he's really matured with this one.
Hey thanks again Jordu for everything. At least my 2nd time listing to this one. 3 if you count us eavesdropping in on you. I was a bit taken on the burrito story seeing how we just ate there but RoachBorrito explained it all to me. I also like you giving up other artists for inspiration. I take it a bit differently. I see great work and bust my ass to one day have my work looked upon the same way. Never to settle or be satisfied and try harder. Hope to see you soon and keep it coming.
My grandma still has one of the Parasols from the World's Fair.
Here is a link to that Zombie trailer!!!!
Could you tell us which client has made you the angriest, and why .