VIDEO: DAMIEN CHAZELLE’S LA LA LAND

Damien Chazelle’s beautifully crafted film La La Land hits theatres in December 2016. I saw the film a couple of months ago and instantly fell in love with it. The film pays homage to dreamers, Los Angeles, Hollywood musicals and to French filmmaker Jacques Demy. We have an interview coming up with Chazelle and Justin… Continue Reading


PODCAST: MIKE MITCHELL & WALT DOHRN ON TROLLS, JAMES CORDEN & BOLLYWOOD

Director Mike Mitchell and co-director Walt Dohrn talk about their relentlessly happy film Trolls. Mitchell and Dorn have known each other since their time as students at Cal Institute of Arts and later on in Shrek and other films. Both are big fans of Walt Disney and HayooMiyazaki and talk about them as well as Alfred Hitchcock. How… Continue Reading


VIDEO: MOTOBOT AN AUTONOMOUSE MOTORCYLE-RIDING HUMANOID

A robot riding a motorcycle? Yes, there is one. Meet MOTOBOT an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid. This is a collaborative project between Yamaha and SRI International of Menlo Park. Mike Stevens from the Robotics Group at SRI International walks us through a demo of Motobot at the RoboBusiness Conference in San Jose in 2015. You can subscribe to… Continue Reading


3rdi’s 14th ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

3rd i’s San Francisco International South Asian Films Festival is back this  year in two locations: San Francisco and Cupertino in Silicon Valley. The San Francisco leg of the festival is a 4 day event that runs from November 10th-13th, 2016. And the Silicon Valley leg of the festival in Cupertino is a one day event… Continue Reading