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Apr 30 2009 Posted by in news | Comments Off on Cat O’Nine Tails interview

Cat O’Nine Tails interview

Fellow scribe Craig Wallwork was kind enough to add me to his collection of interviews with emerging writers. We discussed my work, rockstar fantasies, the publishing biz, and brain tumors. Be sure to check out his own excellent short stories while you’re there.


Mar 28 2009 Posted by in multimedia | Comments Off on MP3 Manipulation

MP3 Manipulation

I just downloaded a file/mp3 on a friend’s computer. it’s in iTunes and I can burn it. thing is, it’s a live recording and only one file and too long to fit on a single disc. is there a way to break it up into individual tracks and not have pauses between them when playing? […]


Mar 28 2009 Posted by in multimedia | Comments Off on 3-DVD


[. . .] real-D. the new 3-D technology. MY BLOODY VALENTINE and the others. how the hell is that supposed to work on DVD? will it be the same, the same depth and all? The whole point is trying to lure people back to theaters. However, looking toward the future, you would need a specialized […]


Mar 03 2009 Posted by in multimedia | Comments Off on Reel Time

Reel Time

Time for a new gig. Like everybody else. Been thinking about going freelance (shooter mostly, maybe cutter). Never needed to make a demo reel before. Any ideas on what to include? Only your best work. Quality is far more important than length; it’s not a career retrospective. If there’s a type of project you’re not […]


Feb 13 2009 Posted by in multimedia | Comments Off on RED With Envy

RED With Envy

A former professor sent me an email recently about a movie shoot, and mentioned that they would be using a “Red Camera.” What is this new camera, and what are your thoughts on it? Is it a good product, is it expensive, and/or worth the cost? RED. The short answer is that it’s a brand […]


Dec 19 2008 Posted by in entertainment | 6 comments

The Golden Flix Awards 2008

[EDITED 12/31/08 to include several worthy new films that forced retractions.] Toss your dog in your purse and text your publicist on the way to the dress fitting . . . it’s time to raise the sails for my third annual windbaggery about the year in cinema – at least the approximately 120 new films […]


Nov 25 2008 Posted by in entertainment | Comments Off on Forkin’ Screen

Forkin’ Screen

Forkin’ Screen

My long-awaited outing to see Synecdoche, New York (review here), was a unique experience. AMC Theaters is headquartered in my town, and they often pilot new initiatives at my local flagship complex. Their latest endeavor is called Fork & Screen, and in a changing market that finds more folks staying home to watch movies, it […]


Nov 24 2008 Posted by in humor, music | 3 comments

Meth Lab for Flutie

Shamelessly pilfered from a variety of sources, here’s another collection of fake band names that made me giggle like a seventh grader. Some of these will turn up on MySpace profiles soon enough. I’d warn you about the offensive content, but I’m sure you’re desensitized by now. Van BurenSteamland CleaverThe Get-Down’s SyndromeEgregious PhilbinBarbraStreiszende NeubautenBroughammerAsperger In […]


Nov 04 2008 Posted by in multimedia | Comments Off on Perceptive Pixel

Perceptive Pixel

In a time when we’re growing used to answering our cell phones by touching a screen, scrolling through picture galleries with a flick of the wrist, or enlarging them with an inverse pinching motion, it only makes sense that professional presenters do the same on a larger scale. Enter the Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall from Perceptive […]


Oct 19 2008 Posted by in entertainment, humor, writing | Comments Off on Promo Copy Cats

Promo Copy Cats

Cutting through network promotions clichéd hyperbole. What they say. What they mean. The show everyone’s talking about.Everyone being those in our programming department whose jobs are on the line. It’s been a ratings disappointment despite the buzz cash we poured into ads and promotion. See the show critics are calling “X.”We doomed it with a […]