Monday, September 30, 2019

Just Stuff

Git large files.

Radiolab on The Ring.

Yeah. Gimme your weapon.

Uh. Yes Sir.

Sata hands it over.
Sata: You shot him! Why did you shoot him?
BLAM! Tybalt shoots Mach right in the chest.

Down the hall:

What the...?

Boys, take her out.

I ain’t shooting no brother Airborne.

Fine. I’ll do it.

BLAMMITY BLAMMITY. Tybalt shoots Sata

Uh! You son of a...

Falls to the ground.

Private Riggs, you gonna follow orders?


Go after that trooper.

Yes sir.


Raze grunts as she comes to a stop.

What in the name are you doing?

Walking boots

You. What’s your name? Private Riggs?

Shut up. I’m supposed to kill you.

Who says?

That officer. If I don’t do what I’m told I get in trouble.

You’re not supposed to shoot people on your own team.

I dunno. Maybe he gots a reason to need you dead. Sorry ma’am. I just gotta do it.

Body falls

If you’re gonna do something, Private. Just do it. Don’t talk about it.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Laughing Shampoo Animal

Today I had to learn the difference between a Minimum Viable Prototype, Proof of Concept, and a Prototype.

Orchestral programming:

Fmod vs Wwise.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Still have to solve power

A way to store the SSD card in a handle is fine. And except for the fact the monitor is a touchscreen it would be relatively easy to put a Loupe on the BMCC4K. It wouldn't be off-axis like regular cameras are, but rather the viewfinder looks right down the lens. I mean, not really. But it's in line with the lens. I still need either a Western dolly or a doorway dolly.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Linear Baby Wipes

I keep forgetting how to make a film-like wipe, with a nice feather in it, in Premiere Pro. The effect is called "Linear Wipe." You need to put it on the outgoing clip.

The photographer's ephemeris is a great online tool for figuring out where the heck the sun will be at a particular time on a particular date in a particular place. If you don't want the sun behind the camera (or, if you do), you need to have a way of figuring out where it'll be. Won't account for clouds though. Of course.

If you need to rent a Stryker in Canada, you can go to BlueLeader.

A new Jeff Somers story.

Timecode calculator app.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Nell Gwyn

This is a portrait of Nell Gwyn, she was an actor and had two kids with King Charles II.

I tried holding my right hand like she does here and it kinda hurts.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Sundry Munday

Premiere project downgrader. Yes, this piece of information will save the lives of those around you, and keep you from serving jail time.
Here are the details of how it works.

Terry Britton on hardware mapping in Samplitude. Which is a pain in the tuchus for me at this time.

So, Auphonic is an online service for loudness normalizing audio and suchwise for podcasts. They'll do 2 hours for you per month for free. It's pretty nice really.

PaulXStretch plugin. Yeah, I know this audio stuff should go on another blog. But it isn't. So that's just how it is.

Strezov Sampling has some free drums and such.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Glivular Marimbunek

I dig Lindsay Ellis' essay on 3-act structure. Sure, I hate thinking about structure as having 3 acts, but if you're gonna call it a 3-act structure, this feels about right.

If I liked whiskey, or had an English accent, I'd be much more successful.
Audiocheck. Online audio signals to test headphones and speakers. You want to bookmark this.

Citethisforme is a site which helps you site stuff. I mean, cite stuff. You know, for writing papers.

There's a new website for the new podcast, Earthkiller.

Oh, and then Instagram for Earthkiller.

Girl in Space podcast.

Saturday, November 3, 2018


Man, the music in Westworld is amazing. I'm not talking about the weird versions of pop songs, I mean the score by Ramin Djawadi.
The "sound design" part of the score is so sophisticated and brilliant.

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We need to cast more people from more ethnicities. We need more women in lead roles. More Asian actors, more African, more Native American, Latinx, everything.

It's mostly happening in TV right now. Not nearly enough Asians in TV. And still way too many brown-haired white boys in lead roles. Not that I mind brown-haired white boys in lead roles. Some of my favorite actors are brown-haired white boys. Just, you know, sometimes we could have some non-brown-haired white boys.

Oh man. I am unsatisfied by the ending of the second season of Westworld. Ugh. C'mon, man, we're due some time in the world. At least go 10,000 years into the future and find that all the guests in the park, the support team, the guys from security, are all hosts (which is what you were leading up to anyway.) And that all the humans are all dead.
Because everything else is all Mac Rogers Universal Robots, why not just finish it?

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Three things

Did I mention I was interviewed by Scriptophobic?

Rivets on the Poster also published a review of our movie Pandora Machine.

Weathering prop weapons, a step-by-step. Using sand as a mask is a pretty interesting idea.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mad Pulp

Dig Bill Cunningham's new project. Killer Comics.

Friday, August 10, 2018

The Shell World War III

Here's a Japanese review of Carbon Copy. In Japanese it's called something like "The Shell The Shell 3rd World War." Which might be a fairly accurate title, I don't know. I don't know how or if Japanese language handles definite articles.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Slow Dolphin is one of those Amazon companies. They sell cheap lighting and grip stuff. Joe Lambert Mastering is a mastering facility right here in Jersey City. Camvate makes wooden camera handles and suchwise. Tim Johnson of Thinkspace has an orchestral mixing service.
Marc Mozart has a "Master Feedback Service" which seems pretty interesting. Dreamcatcher is a VFX house in Sofia.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Sound of the Moon

I wrote a book of poetry. It's a parody of Lang Leav. It amuses me.