Sharp and Pointy Things

I’ll be honest. I’m kind of a huge nerd. All these movies and video games have awesome non-realistic bladed weapons that you’d never actually expect someone to make in real life. However, Swordsmith Tony Swatton has handmade over 30 battle-ready versions of weapons from movies, video games, and TV shows, including Game of Thrones, Final Fantasy, and Avatar. Swatton has made weapons for over 200 movies, and each of them looks deadly.

These videos have been posted to the AWE me Youtube channel, and it doesn’t look like they’re anywhere near finished.

What Sparks Our Fire: Realistically forging the weapons of our fantasies.

What would you like to see them create next?

ACTION! The movie formula

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Roland Emmerich, director of legendary films such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012, recently interviewed with Co.Create to discuss how he is refreshing the action movie formula. He breaks his creative formula into four sections: laughing, pay off, testing and energy. Find out how this formula works.

What sparks our fire: The layered dimensions of creativity.

Does formula remove the beauty of realtime movie production?


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