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Sunday, February 28, 2016


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Friday, February 26, 2016


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Monday, February 15, 2016

Well...hmmmmm...not sure the entertainment industry––movies or otherwise––is really going the direction I wish it was.  Meaning, getting back to its roots in pure story versus letting technology reinvent everything and anything.  Having said that, the film industry has always been that way––always trumping up the next latest hoopla (whether it be Technicolor, CinemaScope, Todd AO, or 3D) to pull in audiences.  So, I guess nothing has really changed.  Maybe my great sadness is that, simply, I can't even get my own little act going, let alone keep up with all the daily advancements in camera tech, software, and output.  Below are a few things to to show the tip of the future-media iceberg.  Enjoy!  Or is it all really just a "real drag" disguised in high-tech?

First up...



According to VideoEdge.net:
"Shield 5 is a captivating new thriller that follows a wrongfully accused man on the run, desperate to clear his name. It has a lot in common with shows like Homeland and 24, except for one tiny thing: Each episode is only 15 seconds long.

"Shield 5 is a new dramatic and cinematic series being released on Instagram in installments, just one recent example of what is being labeled as "social cinema." It is the brainchild of British director Anthony Wilcox, who was looking for a quick project to work on while he finished developing a bigger feature. "I’ve done a few short things online as a director-for-hire, and the fast turnaround of those things excited me. I was looking for a way to do that, but telling my own story," Wilcox told Fast Company.

"Wilcox began to look around for a platform that would work for his needs and meet his very, very low budget. "Instagram just seemed to tick a few boxes," said Wilcox. 'There’s a potential for a massive, global audience, and there was something fun about the 15-second restriction that weirdly appealed to me for some reason.'

"He wasn’t sure if the idea would work; 15 seconds doesn't give you time to show or say much. "The idea stuck with me, though, and I couldn’t quite shake it," said Wilcox. He started to study film trailers and commercials and slowly realized how much drama you could pack into a limited time frame. He slowly came up with a basic framework of a big, cinematic story to be told on Instagram’s tiny screen."

Read the rest of the article here:
http://www.videoedge.net/flink/362144



Second up...hit the theater and strap on a Biometric Reader
so the studios will know if you really do like their new film or not...



According to VideoEdge.net:
"Lightwave measured how audience members reacted to the emotional intensity of Golden Globe Best Picture Winner, The Revenant, using real-time biometric data. 


"Seeing films and stories on the silver screen allows us to witness and experience gripping and harrowing tales of survival and triumph. They allow us to experience wild highs and lows that we as modern day city dwellers would never actually experience. Then when the story is finished, the popcorn is eaten, the cinematic connection is forgotten. Soon after watching a film, a viewer quickly gets emotionally further away from how they felt while watching. That’s the problem with the current moviegoing experience; filmmakers have no way to get real data or evidence supporting how viewers actually felt during a movie. 


"Lightwave, a pioneering bioanalytics technology company, is in the business of tracking how we feel in these micro-moments and has partnered with 20th Century Fox to quantify the audience’s engagement to the action, drama and adventure of The Revenant based on their physiological responses, such as heart rate, electrodermal activity (changes in the electrical activity of the skin), and motion."

Read the rest of the article here:
http://www.videoedge.net/flink/361980 


And third up...
How about a virtual trip to the Guggenheim?

Is this a great thing, or is it just another way to keep us at our computers,
instead of getting out of the house for a little art, exercise, and real social interactivity?

Well, who really has time to go to a museum anyway.
Now you can have your museum and eat it too. 


According to VideoEdge.net:
"The idea behind the Google Cultural Institute is to digitize the art experience—to make it virtual, as it were. The platform allows users to virtually navigate and investigate art events, museums, figures, and world heritage sites. For its latest entry, Google Cultural Institute teamed up with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to allow users to virtually experience the Guggenheim Museum’s iconic spiral ramps via Street View technology.


"Users can also explore 120 artworks in the Guggenheim’s Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, including Maurizio Cattelan’s Daddy, Daddy (2008), a sculpture of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio that floats facedown in the fountain, and Juliana Huxtable’s Untitled in the Rage (Nibiru Cataclysm) (2015), which the Guggenheim describes as a “self-portrait in which the artist interrogates gender norms and portrayals of femininity—to learn more about the objects and artists.”

Read the rest of the article here:


Sunday, February 14, 2016

HAPPY VALENTINES's DAY
To one and all!

Especially to all you poor, lonely slobs out there, like me.  Even so, I've stumbled across the perfect woman as detailed in the photo below.  She's soooooo quiet, calming, and caring.  Just one more arm and I get a half-hug.


Farewell Cupid, until next year!




ALL NEW from Feast Frenzy @ The Horror Food Network!

Thinking I was alone on Valentine's Day, I suddenly realized I truly wasn't.  I had one of my most beloved friends with me: my stomach!  So I dreamed up something special.

A large, fresh-Mex enchilada––one flour tortilla stuffed with shredded, white-meat chicken, diced red onions and fresh jalapeno peppers, shredded cheddar, and all spiced with oregano on a bed of fresh spinach leaves.  On top is La Mexicana Hot Salsa, a sprinkling shredded cheddar, and sliced black olives. 

On the side are fresh asparagus spears, two red bell pepper rings, and white mushrooms, all brushed with canola oil and grilled to perfection on my Nu Wave Oven.  The asparagus is sprinkled with garlic and paprika and the mushrooms with a bit of cinnamon.  Then, as a side-kicker, three pepperoncinis.  I have to admit, this was extremely dangerous in the super delicious department!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Well, folks, the Summer of 2016 movies is already starting early this year.  So hang on to your hat and look out for some of these...



Shameful as it might be, I am a ROLAND EMMERICH fan.  I own on DVD and have watched DAY AFTER TOMORROW, 2012 and INDEPENDENCE DAY countless times.  Those films truly own my guilty pleasure button and my desire to simply sit back and watch the world burn.

Thus, I'm very much looking forward to EMMERICH's new film and sequel to ID4, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, exploding into theaters this June 24th.  It shows great promise to somehow make it all blowup bigger-er and brighter-er and more catastrophically-er than ever-er before! –er!

Enjoy The Trailer Here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbduDRH2m2M



Next up...

I'm very much loving the catch phrase for the new film LONDON HAS FALLEN..."Prepare For Bloody Hell!" lol Nice!

Yup, my apocalyptic-fetish, destruction-loving self will probably be at the theater for this one at an early show on opening day this March 4th. Woohoo!

Enjoy the LONDON IS FALLING Trailer Here. And Prepare For Bloody Hell! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJaVR3ZXJjs



And last but not least...

Not since Robert Montgomery's 1947 noir LADY IN THE LAKE (see link to trailer below) bugged the hell out of viewers with its extensive POV––subjective first-person camera––telling of an entire film, has there been such a relentless POV-perspective flick as the upcoming HARDCORE HENRY is likely to be.

Since I can't stand most of the found-footage, run-with-the-shaky-video-camera movies out there, I'm already opting out on this film. But in consideration of the modern-world obsession with gaming, which is all POV driven, HARDCORE HENRY is likely to cause the gaming generation to erupt in spasms of mental-masturbatory mayhem when the film hits theaters this April 8th. Again, I think I'll be opting out. At least until I get some solid first-person perspective opinions on the flick. Nonetheless, check out the trailer and you decide if you're out too...or really right-there, in-it-all, through thick and thin, with HARDCORE HENRY.

 Enjoy The Trailer Here: 

Before I say so long, check out the LADY OF THE LAKE Trailer from 1947.  Classic POV!


View LADY IN THE LAKE Trailer Here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB-PyUSFskI



Thursday, February 11, 2016


 The Glass Armonica

Previously addicted to MatM COLLECTION 1, I've currently become addicted to MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM: COLLECTION 2 (now streaming on Netflix)––which I highly recommend––and while binge-watching said collection found myself deep into Episode 18, a portion of which elaborates on the somewhat bizarre instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin called the Glass Armonica.  "Armonica" being the Italian word for "harmony".


At any rate, I first became aware of the Glass Armonica in the magical film MR. HOLMES, starring the always outstanding Ian McKellen as the super sleuth––and in this film, quite elderly––Sherlock Holmes.


Most certainly check out the film (based on the book A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND by Mitch Cullin) and look for the Glass Armonica, which plays into the mystery unfolding, although quite subtly.  But if you don't, here's some great info about how good ol' Ben came to invent the instrument, which even Mozart wrote music for.  Interesting to think those two where hanging around Europe at the same time.  Now that's a small world!

Here's a little history from PBS.org focused on the Glass Armonica:
"Of Benjamin Franklin's many achievements, probably the least well-known are his accomplishments in music. Not only did Franklin play viola da gamba and compose music, he also invented an instrument for which both Mozart and Beethoven composed music—the armonica, also known as the glass armonica or glass harmonica.

 
"In 1761, while living in England, Franklin heard a performer playing musical glasses. Franklin wrote: 'He collected a number of glasses of different sizes, fixed them near each other on a table, and tuned them by putting into them water, more or less as each note required. The tones were brought out by passing his fingers round their brims.'


"Franklin was charmed by the music, but felt that there was a better way to create the same sound. He had a glassmaker create thirty-seven hemispheres made of glass, with each hemisphere being a different size and thickness to produce different pitches..."

To read more please visit:

Now enjoy a bit of video of SOUNDS OF THE GLASS ARMONICA played by
Composer William Zeitler. 


Watch the video here:




 And once more, check out the film MR. HOLMES, starring Ian McKlellen.

But in the meantime enjoy the trailer here:





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Monday, February 1, 2016

COMING SOON! From Black CAB Editing––my first ever book trailer!

So I thought I'd advertise the Coming Book Trailer with it's own mini-trailer. (Call me a bit of a wiseguy.)

Let me see if I can convince anyone to commit a little SUICIDE. Take a leap of faith just one click below, on Amazon.



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Watch the Trailer for The Trailer here: