Sherlock Homes Micro Review
This evening I saw Sherlock Holmes. It was good, but not great. As a filmmaker, I’m having a hard time figuring out exactly why it wasn’t great. What was missing that made it less compelling than it could have been? This is a difficult question to ask of any so-so movie. My theory is that the story followedthe Hollywood template too closely.
New Year's from the field
I’m planning on posting a final 2009 photo of my mug, and then my first 2010 photo from the New Year’s party I will be attending. This way you will be able to compare the old and new me.
I have ambitious filmmaking plans for January when I am home in New York. To keep up my motivation, and to make sure I follow through with my plans, I thought it might be a good idea to post quick video progress reports while I’m down there.
In other animal news
My socked foot made contact with a soft squishy critter as I went to flip the kitchen light just now. Then it darted under the refrigerator. This mouse has been playing cat and, er.. mouse with me for a while now. He doesn’t seem to like the bait I set out, either.
Listening to DI.FM Modern Jazz
There’s something about listening to ragtime or big band music at night that’s really pleasant. Maybe it’s just the timeless nature of the music. I always hear songs that would be a good beginning to a film. Very Woody Allen style, I guess.
Haito & Diringer - Perception the minimal...
Follow Focus or Sound Devices Mixpre?
An indie filmmaker on a budget has got to make such choices.
20 days left of 2009
Caught by Surprise
The first miserable slushy weather day in Boston is always the worst because no one is quite ready for: horizontally-flying snow in the face hidden puddles and slush-turning-to-ice sidewalks If I’m going to endure another Boston winter, here’s to hoping for just plain old snow. The transitory precipitation stuff blows.
Cleverbot -- Uncannily sophisticated artificial... →
How Obama Came to Plan for ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan... →
Great read, indeed. Particularly towards the end. paulscheer: Excellent Article by the NY Times about the troop surge. Worth a read to understand how the decision was made.
The "Woops" Moment
Realizing you walked right past someone without quite acknowledging them, and only realizing maybe 30 minutes later.
The XX played today in Boston at Newbury Comics
I can’t believe this. Today I downloaded their album and they were playing in town!!! And I missed it! I actually walked right past the venue at the exact time and had no idea they were there. Bah!
Amazon.com MP3s rock!
I just purchased my first MP3 album from Amazon.com. I had no idea what I was missing. What an easy process! It even automatically adds the songs to my iTunes library — no need for importation. Anyway, I just downloaded The XX after discovering them in Last.fm’s Best of 2009 list. Their sound really resonates with my tastes — minimal and beautiful indie Brit music. Just...
Hmm.. Not quite enough action to satisfy my Seagal fix. I was hoping for something a little more like this. tweetyyum: paulscheer: In Case You Missed it Videogum compiled the best moments from STEVEN SEAGAL: LAWMAN Damn you cable not being freeee!
Whole Foods Hot Bar
For lunch, sometimes I grab something from Whole Foods because it’s convenient and the menu changes every day. Today they had three different kinds of egg rolls: mushroom, shrimp, chicken. Usually their themed foods are hit or miss, but these egg rolls were pretty damn good! Alright, time for a siesta.
College Humor is still churning out great stuff. This is proof. No one got me the shirt for my bday, so I guess I’m moving it to the Xmas list.
What happens when all the original College Humor kids grow into their thirties? A sobering thought of an unsure future. For now, still digging their videos. rickyv: I Gotta Feeling parody. Well done, team.