Category Archives: TV

Lost’s Most Annoying Unanswered Questions (IGN)

They guys at IGN.com have compiled a list of what they think are the most annoying unamswered question of LOST.

LOST – The End

 

Wow, what an epic endig.

It was not the end I though of, but probably the best they could give us. There are still a some questions we don’t have the answer on, but how they closed the show was brilliant.

LOST startet in 2004 and have been one of the best TV-shows made in recent years. The first season was nothing but excellent. When we first meet Jack, Kate, Charlie, Sawyer, Saiyd, Locke, Claire and the others, they had stranded on a dessert island after the crash of Oceanic flight 815.

We learned the LOST numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42. They showed up everywhere. There have been a lot of mysteries, and still are some that we will never get an answer on.

I think it was season 4 that was a downer, but it picket up. The episodes in the last season have been geat. But for beeing season 6 and the last of LOST, I think we could have got some more answers. We didn’t get that many in the last episode – The End – eihter, but that was a great finale for a great show. It didn’t dissapoint me a bit.

My brain have been twisted a lot during the six years of LOST. And there have been more questions than answers. I could probably wrote a lot more on LOST, but I won’t. LOST is over, there still something we don’t know about, and I think it’s the best way.

To the cast of LOST, writers, producers and the rest of the crew: You have made LOST one of the best TV-shows ever made. Thanks!

Golden Globe 2010

Here is the list of all the Golden Globe 2010 award winners, taken from GoldenGlobes.org:

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Martin Scorsese

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Avatar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
The Hangover

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mo’nique – Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Feature Film
Up

Best Foreign Language Film
The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band – Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Germany)

Best Director – Motion Picture
James Cameron – Avatar

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up In The Air

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Michael Giacchino – Up

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)” – Crazy Heart

Best Television Series – Drama
Mad Men (AMC)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Glee (FOX)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Grey Gardens (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Drew Barrymore – Grey Gardens (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon – Taking Chance (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Chloë Sevigny – Big Love (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
John Lithgow – Dexter (SHOWTIME)

24 Season 8: Featurette – Behind the Scenes

I rember when I watched season 1 of 24 way back. It was a great and refreshing show. Then season 6 came, wich wasn’t that good. With season 7, Jack Bauer was back, better than ever. And it’s not long before we can start watching season 8 of 24. It start on January 17 in the US with a double episode followed by two more the next day.

Here is a behind the scene featurette from the upcoming season 8 when Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) will be in New York, taken from IGN.com.

Bergensbanen in only 7 minutes and 14 seconds

Read my Norwegian version of this post on FrankEivind.net.

A lot of people watch the 7+ hours documentary of Bergensbanen on TV when it was aired on NRK2. It’s also available as a 22GB download in HD (direct-link to torrentfile). But for a lot of people, a 7 hour watch can be a bit too much.

Greatfully, NRK used a Creative Commons Share Alike lisence for this download. So I made this time laps video. It have the same CC-lisence. Original materials found at http://nrkbeta.no/bergensbanen. I’ve uploaded the video to Mininova.org, it’s a 300 MB torrent at 720p.

The time laps is only 7 minutes and 14 second long (not counting the star- and end-credits). Enjoy!

bergensbanen_feil_koding

How I made the video. The 22GB video-file played fine on all mediaplayers I’ve had installed on my computer. But for some reason when I used it in my video-editing software, all the tunnels went grey as seen in the picture on the right. I’m not sure, but I guess it have something to do with the keyframes when the picture goes from light to total dark. Nero Recode showed the file right. So I re-coded the whole 22GB file to a new editfriendly version. It took a night to do that.

The next step was to reduce the numbers of frames displayed. I used TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress to do that process. I chose the output to be singleframs (in BMP format) and 1 frames per second. The resault was 26 053 single frames and 67GB of data. I made the start- and endcredits in Edit Studio Pro (a great editor for DV-video). Then I made a project with TMPGEnc Xpress, adding the start and end-credits and the single frames. The single frames was set to show 60 fps, which then made Bergensbanen only 7 minutes and 14 seconds long. The whole project was encoded in 720p at 25 fps in MP4-format.

Next step was to add a soundtrack. I used the built-in scoregenerator (ScoreFitter) in Pinnacle Studio 14 HD to make the music. I ended up using the category Dreamscape and the tunes Sleepless Eve og Endless Fields. The sound was exported as MP3 and muxed with the video using YAMB. When everything was done, I’ve uploaded it to YouTube.

I can admit that this video was made in a rush to be the first to make a time laps video thanks to the CC-lincense NRK provited with their original video. I do se that the music stops a bit to early and that the last frame of the video should have stayed a couple of seconds and then faded out. But in all, I think the video works well. Hope you enjoy it too.

A seven hour trainride in HD

Sometimes you take the train to get from point A to point B. Sometimes you just sit watching it on TV for seven hours. It’s a mad idea, I know. But it’s a fascinating one.

On Friday November 27th NRK2 (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) broadcasted the seven hour trainride with Bergensbanen, from Bergen to Oslo. 1.2 million people watched part of this documentary, that’s 25% of the Norwegian population (we’re only 4.8 million inhabitants). The reason to broadcast this trip, was to celebrate Bergensbanen’s 100th anniversary.

I watched the last two hours of the documentary, and it was very fascinating. With all the people following #Bergensbanen on Twitter, it was a great social event. It may sound strange, but this is TV at its best.

The documentary have already had one rerun and a new is schedules during the Christmas holiday. That’ no all. You can download it from NRKbeta.no (or directly from this link). It’s a 22GB file in HD (720p) showing the front camera of the train. It also have a Share alike Creative Commons lisence.

It’s only one thing to say about this: It’s an amazing watch!

The clip under show Finse, where part of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back where shot.