At some point, I'll probably succumb to the traditional pain-in-the-ass brother-in-law archetype and find myself asking my wife's younger brother for a loan.
I say this only because I have no doubt that he's going to wind up being sickeningly rich in the near future.
His name is Michael Chobot and he's currently a film student at Penn State -- a somewhat simple designation which attenuates the enormity of this kid's talent. The truth is that while he's only in the early stages of learning the art and science of making movies, he's exhibited wildly creative, almost wunderkindian abilities for as long as I've known him and I'm sure well before even that point.
The following animated short is something he created for one of his classes. While you're watching it, keep in mind that not only did he write, direct and edit the thing -- he also scored it; he regularly composes and performs his own music.
He's like Robert Rodriguez, only without Rose McGowan sitting on his lap and Lou Dobbs trying to have him deported.
Here's Rock Paper Scissors.
When you're rich and famous Mike, just remember who
showed your stuff to a handful of bored shut-ins gave you your first worldwide exposure.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Posted by Chez at 4:20 AM