New Year, New Server, Old Blog

Since my old server died, I moved this old blog to a new server. There might be some posts that do not work.
At some point, I’m going to sit down and fill in some content into odedsharon.com.

In the meanwhile I’m focusing on social media, Facebook and my companies, Adventure Mob and Corbomite Games.

You can read more about me in my about.me page : http://about.me/SoundGuy

Have a great 2014!

See ya again in a few years.
Oded

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my 2008 big break

2008 is the year I’m finally getting my big break.

Ever since I was young I knew what I always wanted to do when grow up, and that’s to entertain. I wanted to make comedy.
I want to bring joy into peoples lives.
I wanted make people laugh.

Make them laugh, but not the cheesy stupid kind of comedy, I want to make smart, intelligent, serious kind of comedy. The kind where you have to think a bit to get the joke and the kind that leaves you thinking afterwards.
I want to make TV, movies and computer games, as I especially find these three forms of art the most engaging experience that can connect to the deepest human emotions in an audience.
I dream of becoming a great director and producer, and to make the best entertainment products around, something I could be proud of, something other people would enjoy very much.

And it’s why I’ve been emotional these past few days.

I’ve seen a several beautiful works of art this weekend. First there was Disney’s Enchanted. It’s a very polished and cute Disney tale with some stuff that’s lacking in Hollywood movies in recent years, like beautiful hand drawn 2D animation, amazing musical score and soundtrack (made by the same guy who did the music for all the good’ol Disney classics like Little Mermaid).
Then there’s Amy Adams who plays Princess Gizel. She’s amazing. She’s gorgeous and all so talented. She’s a great actress, and gifted singer, and this movie wouldn’t be so wonderful without her.
I was so infatuated by her screen presence I had to revisit her in her guest starring role in The Office.
Now the Office, that’s the one of the kinds of comedy I like. It’s funny, and intelligent, and romantic, and deep and sad at the same time. It’s shows like The Office that makes me think about life. The romance story there is the best screen romance I’ve seen on television in years. So after watching parts of old Office episodes I went to on to see Extras S2 Christmas special.
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (creators of Extras and The Office) are true geniuses. I cannot understand how they can make me laugh and cry at the same time. The Extras Christmas special left me in an emotional storm about my life, my dreams, my desires and my future like I’ve haven’t been to in a while.
I am faces with so many questions, some I can guess an answer for.
Would I make a difference ? Will I ever make big budgeted works of art like Enchanted, Extras, The Office?
Am I actually looking for fame and fortune ?
Will I ever get to meet and work with famous and talented people like Ricky Gervais, or Stephen Merchant, or Amy Adams, or Kristen Bell or Alan Menken or Ron Gilbert (who posted the number 3 with the word Trois in his blog today).

Then I get an email from my musician, Hilit Rosental, which contains a new opening theme to “Pizza Morgana“, the game I’ve been laboring over for a few months now. I hear it over and over again, and each time I get chills and filled with goosebumps. It’s brilliant, It’s better than I would have imagined it.
I’m listening to it and looking in the beautiful background art Uri Fink and Vladik Sandler created for my game, and reading the wonderful words Oded Saar wrote for it and Lior Nesichi programmed into it and the 2D interface Yael Hakshurian is making for it, and the 3D characters Ilan Weintrob modeled into it, and the voice samples Yotam Rosenfeld is collecting auditions for.

I look at it, I listen to it, and my imagination if filled with images, with stories, with pictures, with dreams.

I’m going to work on the game until literally too tired to stay awake any longer, because it’s my passion, and it’s my dream, and I am blessed to be working with this group of talented and passionate individuals.

And for Jeff, Thanks for helping me make this dream come true, I don’t think this qualifies as a “bucket list”, because one item can’t fill a whole bucket, although it’s a pretty big one.

And of course, thanks for Lee, for which without her I couldn’t do anything I do.

George Lucas said two things I keep (mis)quoting.
First, he said: When you’re choosing your next project (movie), it must be something you absolutely love doing, because you’ll be doing for a long while.
He also said, Movies aren’t released. They escape.

Pizza Morgana, which is something i love doing, will escape this year, and the one thing I’m fairly sure of – 2008 is the year I’m finally getting my big break in the entertainment industry.

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Accordion Hero , facebook

Hey,

So most of you stopped reading my blog and switched to reading the frequent status updated and posted links on my face book page.
I do have plans to combine the two. I yet to know how.
Right now facebook is the main content delivery platform.
However, keeping a blog and posting in it every once in a while does have it’s advantages.
Joey Devilla, fellow blogger and accordionist has posted a link to my Accordion Hero post on his blog “Global Nerdy.
Now, it’s a matter of time until it’s featured in Boingboing! MUWAHAHAHAHA !!
I fear a server collapse and a short stop in blog service soon.

Thanks Joey !

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The Secret of Monkey Island

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Star Trek TNGepisode huide song

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steampunk ghostbuster


from this website


Whom shalt thou call? Professor Cornelius Venkkman, Ectoplasm Exterminator & Son! As seen at the San Diego Comic Con last weekend.

I met this guy at Comic con…

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Some Links

I’m posting some links here for prosperity. I have about 300 open firefox tabs i need to close, and i don’t get to reading, or looking at those links. So maybe if i post them here, you’d read them, look at the, or do something with them, then tell me how cool they are and then I’d put them in a higher priority and handle them.
I’ve also added snap.com to make it easier.

Los Disneys
Some retro 3d pics

Some more retro3d pics

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Geekcon Poke@Pulver 2000 ™

So me, Hagai, Raz, and Ziv built a Rube goldberg machine that pokes Jeff Pulver during Geekcon.
Here’s some videos

I also made Creme Brulee


and launced some fireworks

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Facebook, geekcon, flickr

So my blog was a bit neglected. My facebook addiction causes me to communicate on a wider base and more effective way than I do with my blog. If you don’t have a facebook account, GET ONE.

Still, I am trying to figure out if there is a way to have a cross poster such that all the places i post stuff will be synchronized, like the facebook status updates should be posted here too.

I’m thinking of writing a cross poster, so both my facebook, livejournal, myspace, twitter and this blog will be updated at once when i write something. It will use RSS. It will be groundbraking and everyone i know would want to use this cross poster. I just don’t have time to do it. If you want to help me, let me know.

We’re half done moving apartments, most of out stuff are here, but there are still a lot of stuff back there that needs to be cleared in less than two weeks. And a lot of it required me to pack with help of Lee, but she’s at work most of the time, and very tired after work, so we don’t get to pack. nor in the weekend. She despises the old apartment so much, she refuses to go there on her free time, so there are piles of stuffs that needs to be cleaned and boxed and just waiting for us there…
last weekend, right after having the heavy furniture moved here, we wne to geekcon.
It was amazing, and there are many pictures of it in Facebook, I’m tagged in quite a lot of pictures…
There are also some pictures on flick that i can post here:

Mr demille, I’m ready for my close-up.

Speaking about my projects in Geekcon.


Me and the new Mrs.
Awwww…..


Cut once, measure twice.
No wait… !

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