Saturday - June 18 - 2005
VACATION - PINCH ME AM I DREAMING ?
Can it be ? All Fantastic Four shots have been delivered to Fox in L.A.
and I am actually slept more then 5 hours for the first time in 7 weeks
:D and MAN, does it FEEL GOOD :)
So I am now officially between projects (at least until July 20) and
what a nice break that will be. Now I can play catch up with all the pictures
I took at CIII, get all the decals uploaded and blueprints scanned. A
lot of work to do before starting my next Diorama. Wonder what it will
be ? :P
This weekend I am preparing the web layouts for the Diorama Workshop
reports, so we should be seeing that around Monday. stay tuned...
FANTASTIC FOUR TRAILER #3
Countdown is getting close and the Hype is starting to hit fever pitch.
In a couple of days even Burger King jumps on board and starts selling
their F4 toys :) I am really psyched about this film. It's my biggest
project and so so proud of the work we did. I can't wait to see it with
an audience in a couple of weeks.
If you haven't seen Trailer #3 yet which went online Friday, or if you
think this movie will suck, Click
on the image above to warp to Apple.Com and watch it NOW. All the
shots that have the Brooklyn Bridge in it, are part of the 15 minutes
Meteor did the Effects for. The other scenes kick butt also. I DARE you
to not watch it 2 times in a row :)
Could it be that the 4 will kick Batman's Booty at the boxoffice? Hmmm....could
NIUBNIUB SUMMER MOVIE REVIEWS
Since we are on the subject of Summer Blockbusters, I finally got the
time to put some NEW Reviews up in the NiubNiub
Summer Movie Reviews section. A lot late is the Hitchhikers
Guide to the Galaxy. After that comes this little movie you might
have seen called Episode III: Revenge
of the Sith :) Maybe you had the same reaction as I did. Was it what
we hoped for even after 3 viewings? :P Also uploaded is the review for
Batman Begins. I went to see
that last Wednesday with my friends from work. Tim was a Visual Effects
Supervisor on the film and we wanted to share the experience with him.
But is it worth the $13 admission? or should you rent Batman and Robin
Remember, at the bottom of ALL movie reviews are interactive boxes for
you to leave your name in and share with all of us what YOU thought of
the movie. Have a great weekend. I will see you here in a day or 2.
Monday - June 20 - 2005
CELEBRATION III - DIORAMA WORKSHOP
Hard to believe that 2 months have already passed since Celebration
III. Today, it almost seems like a year or more. Well you know the
expression better late then never... with all the chaos and little sleep
since then I am happy to FINALLY present to you the pictures taken at
the Diorama Workshop this past april.
Over 6 pages of images can be found in
NiubNiub's Celebration III Section. Make
sure to check it out.
Also... I am preparing 4 more sections, 2 of which I will need your help
to bring them to life.
1) If any of you visited the Workshop and Took pictures at the event,
me here and send in as many pictures with captions that you wish to
2) If you want to share memories or stories of your time at the Diorama
Workshop, Please email
me here. Don't be shy, i'd love to read what you thought of your experience
building your room.
NIUBNIUB'S NEWS ARCHIVES UP TO DATE
It might not seem like much, but it takes a lot of work to get all the
past stories sorted out for all the newcomers or even the old timers who
want to catch up with what they might have missed.
The News Archives are now up
to date. You can navigate easily throught either Monthly
Posts or Yearly menus.
the choice is up to you, either way allows you easy instant access to
what's been going on here at niubNiub's the past 5 years... 5 years, wow,
can you believe it?
NIUBNIUB'S 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
In just 2 weeks I will celebrate 5 years online - which can only mean
one thing :) Get your coffee mugs ready, the return of Where's
NiubNiub? is just around the corner. This years prises will include
of course a NiubNiub Diorama as Grand Prize along with a couple of CIII
exclusives for those of you who might not have been able to come visit
in Indianapolis. More details in the coming weeks...
Wednesday - June 22 - 2005
CELEBRATION III - DIORAMA WORKSHOP EXHIBIT
On the Sunday, we took all the finished Dioramas and stacked them side
by side and one on top of each other to form a giagantic 60 foot wide
by 5 foot high Death Star. Today I am happy to show you what the Completed
Diorama Workshop Death Star looked like.
Make sure to check all the pictures, there is a surprise that many of
you have been waiting for :)
DIORAMA WORKSHOP SET UP REVISITED
I have also added more pictures to the Diorama
Set Up Section. You can now see the construction of the Life Size
Death Star Panels in my friend Marc's Woodshop
as well as putting it all together in the Indianapolis
Fan Fair Hall. See how the entire workshop was planned at the start.
STEVE WHERE ARE YOU ?
If your name is not Steve, simply ignore this message :P LOL. Where have
you dissapeared to? Been trying to reach you since the show ended. I hope
me, I really want to put the Diner Table Photo on the site. It was
just TOO gross to not share with the rest of the world :)
Friday - June 24 - 2005
HAPPY ST-JEAN TO MY QUEBEC FANS
It's a holliday today in Quebec, and if I wasn't on vacation I would
be happy to have a nice 3 day weekend :) Amusez-vous bien les amis :)
After my B-B-Q's and party, I will continue organizing the Decals and
Blueprints that were used at Celebration III's Diorama Workshop. Finally
you will be able to continue what you had started at the show.
CELEBRATION III SECRET POSTCARD
Hot off the press is the last exclusive Celebration III Diorama Workshop
Postcard featuring the completed Death Star that was on Exhibit on Sunday.
A great souvenir for all who participated.
If you were at the show and picked up the 4 other cards, you can now
obtain the LAST postcard and complete your set. Simply send $2 for postage
and handling (enveloppe costs) along with your name and return address
Frank D'Iorio c/o NiubNiub Secret Card #5
1751 Richardson SUITE 7200
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3K 1G6
Postcards are limited to 1,000 prints. Once all are gone, that's it.
I will then remove this shipping information as to not confuse people
in the News Archives. You can also send
me an e-mail if you have any questions about the postcard.
Thursday - June 30 - 2005
NIUBNIUB SUMMER MOVIE REVIEWS
Vacations are great :) Have lots of time to catch up on the cool new
releases. Today I put two NEW Reviews up in the NiubNiub
Summer Movie Reviews section. First up is the latest zombie thrill
ride Land of the Dead. Not for
8 year olds for sure but if you are a fan of Romero's Dead films, Resident
Evil and 28 days, then this is for you :) Then what could be my favourite
movie of the summer so far... War
of the Worlds :) Is Spielberg back at the top as the best Science
Fiction director out there? Read on to find out.
And remember, at the bottom of ALL movie reviews are interactive boxes
for you to leave your name in and share with all of us what YOU thought
of the movie. Speaking of which, If you entered your name in Batman
Begins, please do so again, I erased the data by mistake uploading
the new reviews.