In December of 2013, I was unemployed, unhappy, and desperately trying to figure out what to do about both. I needed to find a new job, and yet I was hesitant to chase after any job that was too much like my old one, because it had been a major supplier of misery and anxiety […]
It’s strange the way a thousand little things keep bringing your mind back to the same place.
Action movies are totally my guilty pleasure. I love just about anything with a bit of kung-fu, explosions, or a good car chase. Give me your Jason Bourne, James Bond, and all the superheros. But really I can’t help but wonder, where are all my ladies at?
A few weeks back I finally caved and bought a new turntable. Technically I had a working one, but it’s one of those ones that needs to be part of a room full of hi-fi equipment to work correctly and I haven’t hooked it up in forever. So I got a little cheap number with […]
1998 was not one of my favorite years, but that was more from the fact that middle school was epicly unfun for me. Out in the world, things were considerably less mopey preteen.
Last week I showed you how to make you own GIFs to hand out this holiday if, like me, you have a certain level of fancy software. This week I do it entirely with the free stuff.
Perhaps you may have noticed a district grumbling noise coming from the pro-Labor folks Michigan ways. We’ve just been made a “Right to Work” state and we are not happy about it. In case you are wondering why, I’ve rounded up a few facts here for you:
I don’t mind saying that I’ve been shying away from this post for a little while. Not because I feel I am unqualified to write it, but because I know so much that narrowing it down to just a simple overview is difficult for me. I’m talking about animation this week, and this is what […]
Perhaps you have a few choice Internet friends to whom you would like to present a very special GIF this holiday season, but the internet has been less than forthcoming with providing you with a GIF of the scene you had in mind. Or maybe you want to make your very own GIF to give […]
Last weekend, two of my friends and I packed all our things into my tiny car and drove out to Madison, Wisconsin for Teslacon. For the record, Teslacon is easily my favorite fan convention, and I’ve already bought my tickets for next year, but that’s not what I’m writing about today.
Now up until this point I’ve been talking mainstream media. But this week let’s look at a little something that fills my art school trained heart with glee. The experimental film.
Sound is probably the hardest aspect of film for me to address for a number of reasons. First among them being that I don’t actually know all that much about music.
Let’s talk lighting. Lighting is one of the most important part of a film, but it often fades into the background of our awareness in any movie. And that’s a good thing. Very rarely do we want to be highly aware of the lighting. It should seem like part of the atmosphere of the shot.
So you want to change the camera angle, but you don’t want to cut the film for some reason. What do? You move the camera while the film is still rolling, of course. And because nothing in film is complete without jargon, there are tons of special terms for each type of camera move.
There’s been a little ruffle of consternation about Damien Hirst’s recent retrospective at the Tate Modern lately. Reading about it has basically confirmed everything I have ever thought about why people need to be better informed about the arts.