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Ira Glass on Motivation

NoFilmSchool is one of my favorite places to read up on film news and tutorials for aspiring filmmakers, like myself. A (relatively) recent post features a quote from Ira Glass, host and producer of This American Life. It’s a great quote for anyone involved in creative work, and it’s something I need to keep in mind moving forward with my writing career.

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Painting with Light

Have you always wanted to make a light painting video like this:

 

Well then here’s some good news. Vimeo has put out a tutorial on light painting just like in the video above! It’s quite an extensive tutorial that I have yet to try myself (my previous attempts have been complete failures). As soon as I get a chance, I’ll give it another shot and post results here.

In the meantime, head on over to Vimeo and check out their tutorial yourself: http://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/42/painting-with-light.

 

Breaking Bad

I just started watching AMC’s Breaking Bad this week on recommendation from a friend. I didn’t think too much of it from his description of the show, but after watching an episode and half, I think I may be hooked.

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Warner Brothers Buys Reddit Comments

Source: hustlersquad.net

Yes, that’s right, the Holywood giant Warner Brothers bought the rights to a series of comments on Reddit. What was so special about these comments? When one user asked, “Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?” in AskReddit, another user took it upon himself to write a story about that exact situation. The result: a story, titled Rome, Sweet Rome, that has attracted attention from creatives at Warner Brothers.

Since then, the story is not being developed on Reddit any more, thanks to Warner Brothers’ lawyers.

Check out the portion of the story written over 8 days on Reddit here.

I haven’t read the whole story yet, but what I have read is pretty good. It’s a great idea, and it’s not surprising that a studio bought up the idea. We’ll see if it ever gets made, though.

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Canon’s Big Hollywood Event

Canon has just announced that it will be holding a big Hollywood event on November 3rd  to make an historic announcement. The first thing that strikes me as strange is that a camera manufacturer (well, they make other stuff too) is holding a Hollywood event. Most announcements from camera companies come during tech expos or online press releases. So what’s so special that Canon has to announce it in Hollywood? Continue reading

Take The Money and Run

Take The Money and Run is a new reality series that premiered this summer. At first I was skeptical about the series, but after watching this season’s episodes, I’m hooked.

It’s quite exciting to watch ordinary people try to hide $100,000 and evade investigators. What adult hasn’t played cops and robbers as a kid, dreaming up elaborate plans to steal imaginary treasures? I guess that’s what makes this show so appealing.

Unfortunately, the season is over for the summer, but I can’t wait until next summer. Maybe I’ll even apply with a friend for the show for next year.

Just discovered Torchwood!

I’m a recent Doctor Who addict, as I only started watching the new series (2005) within the last year. I’m loving the new Doctor, played by Matt Smith. Lot’s of fun this last season.

I’d heard about Torchwood, a spin-off of BBC’s Doctor Who, but I’d never really investigated it. Last week, I finally watched the pilot and first episode. I have mixed feelings about the first two episodes. I like that Jack Harkness is around (he was great in Doctor Who), but I’m not sold on the other characters, yet.

My plan: watch through the first season. If I’m still not hooked, I’ll just stick with Doctor Who. And it’s not like I don’t have enough TV shows to watch anyway.