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Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Review

Wes Anderson (imdb.com) hits awkward awesomeness again with Moonrise Kingdom (imdb.com). Anderson, who directed such cult films as Bottle Rocket (imdb.com), Rushmore (imdb.com), and The Royal Tenenbaums (imdb.com), is known for writing/directing films that are chock full of unique, interesting characters that make you squirm from their sheer awkwardness. That may...

A Meager Update

Hey everyone. Sorry for not having a real post this week. I have been super slammed with work. Facebook's IPO has everyone in a frenzy and that means big news. But, I have some more product reviews, tutorials, and general intrigues coming up on the...

Movie Review: The Avengers (2012)

I usually don't buy into hype around movies. When "blockbusters" come out, I'm not the first person in line. But this summers' The Avengers (imdb.com) has had me drooling for months. I knew when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) showed up at the end of the...

A Much Needed Update

I know I haven't posted in a while, I've been slammed (240 hours over the last 4 weeks). Thought I would give you guys a bit of an update. Here's what I've been doing: -Working more than full time at Beyond Pix to cover the broadcast center....

Stop Motion Zacuto

A couple of weeks ago Den Lennie (denlennie.com) announced that he had a coupon code for 15% off Zacuto (zacuto.com) gear. Since Zacuto rarely his discounts I wanted to jump at the offer. There's a lot of equipment that I want from them, but I...

Light Craft Workshop Fader ND Review

The Light Craft Workshop (lightcraftworkshop.com) Fader ND MkII could make all the difference in being able to get a shot, or not. Imagine shooting video on a DSLR with a fixed ISO and aperture and still being able to control the light coming in. Everyone knows that using...

The Woman in Black (2012) Review

I usually don't see horror films because I usually just end up laughing all the way through it. But, I have a girlfriend now, and she wanted to see the new Daniel Radcliffe (imdb.com) film, The Woman in Black (imdb.com), so that means that I had...

ETECS 2012 featuring Shane Hurlbut

Once a year Snader and Associates (snader.com) hosts the Emerging Technologies Expo and Communication Summit at the San Mateo Event Center. So, every year, I hop on CalTrain to check out this free gear-gasm. I was especially excited to go this year, because one of...

MacWorld 2012

It's the beginning of the year, and that means it's the start of convention season. My first convention this year: MacWorld 2012. Every year Mac fanboys from all over gather in San Francisco for a three-day long nerd-gasm over new tech, new apps, and new accessories....

Just an Update

Hey everyone, I know I haven't posted since the beginning of the month. Just been really busy with work and applying to grad school.  But, I've got a whole stock of new gear to review. And a slew of new projects to talk about. Those will all...

Widen Media Reboot

Loretta (lorettamaydesign.com) and I have been busy redesigning and updating my new website. And I'm pleased to say that it is now, in the words of Emperor Palpatine, "Fully Operational!" www.widenmedia.com I'm excited about this for multiple reasons. 1) This marks the first update to my website since June of 2010....

Jason Segel + Kermit= Good Times

I grew up watching re-runs (yes, I'm too young to watch the first runs) of The Muppet Show and I've seen all of the movies. I'm a big fan of the franchise. Jim Henson (imdb.com) is one of the all-time most creative people that Hollywood...

Monsters (2010) Review

Monsters (2010) is a British sci-fi film that combines a post-apocalyptic alien take-over with romance and slight political themes. I can only say that I am truly mixed on this film. The landscapes and set direction are stunning and the effects, while cheesy, are pretty...

Cinema 4d Handbook: Chapter 7

All through September I am going through the Cinema 4D, r10 Handbook in hopes of gaining a new skill and better understanding of 3D modeling. I plan to (from here on out) cover two chapters a week (longer chapters will be broken into multiple posts)....