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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ideas for the Future

1. Pick 6 Pandora Machine movies and rewrite them into six 3-episode podcasts.
    • Earthkiller
    • Clonehunter (Naomi is the framing device, it's her story.)
    • Millennium Crisis
    • Day 2 Alien Uprising
    • Pandora Machine 
    • Robot Revolution

    2. Rewrite OBE political thriller and shoot it as a Web series.
    3. Do Cassandra Protocol
    4. Do Android Insurrection II.
    5. Do future noir with HMS. Maybe tell him about it first. Probably not.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Katie Hannigan Podcast!

    The wonderful and awesome Katie Hannigan has a new podcast: Apodcalypse.

    Also, on iTunes.

    Sunday, April 8, 2018

    Clone Hunter 2012 Movie Review - Analysis w/ Spoilers

    This is a totally fair review of Clonehunter.

    And yep. Those are Nerf guns.

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    Or, you know, CG

     If we do a CG version of the police cruiser, it'll just look something like this? Maybe?

    Monday, February 12, 2018


    In passing I'd wondered what the "freestyle" option under rendering in Blender was all about.
    Well it turns out that I needed to render some blueprints of the police cruiser for The Cassandra Protocol. And to do that, you use "freestyle."

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Fear of Prime

    I'm kinda terrified at the direction the whole movie business is going in.

    Amazon Prime, you know, because they can, slashed rates to pay out to small filmmakers. Six cents an hour.
    The Crealty 3D CR10-S printer is six hundred bucks. Might want one to make interior spaceship panels -- as one does.
    Themendous is a prop-house nearby in Union City.

    Monday, January 1, 2018


    A bit of a paint effect.

    Also, Blender has really fixed some things. Firstwise they've gone ahead and created the "shadow catcher" as a kind of object. Thanks be to the Dutch rendergods. 
    I've gone ahead and joined the $10/month Blender Cloud services thing.

    The original right out of Blender.
    Desaturated somewhat in Photoshop. Boy, the effect seemed more extreme in Photoshop.