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This is the final version of a spec spot that we produced for the 2009 “Your Amazon Ad Contest”, and submitted on 28 July 2009. Sadly we did not make the final five, but I encourage you to go vote on the ones that did. (The contest has since long ended.) The vimeo version is […]

Quick word of advice. If you’re ever editing anything shot on HDV: NEVER EVER capture low-rez DV proxies and expect to recapture in HD clean at the end. Yes, I know the HDV decks have that hand-dandy feature to downconvert to DV over firewire. DON’T DO IT. NONE of these HDV cameras seem to record […]

Two months ago, on my birthday, I decided to treat myself (and my wife) to see Watchmen opening day on a big-ass IMAX screen. Now, Watchmen wasn’t shot on IMAX like parts of The Dark Knight were (which we’ll get to later), but I’ve seen the IMAX blow-ups before, and they do a damn good […]

I just wanted to get down my thoughts on the finale of Battlestar Galactica while they’re fresh in my head. Keep in mind that my mind is like a sieve, and I’ve likely forgotten critical points presented earlier in the series, and I may need to be gently reminded by your thoughtful comments.

There will be MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE FINALE IN THIS POST, so please do be aware of that before moving on. Spoilers begin after the jump.

On Twitter tonight, John Gruber asked the (facetious) question: “Fletch”: Great movie, or the best movie? I responded that while perhaps not my favorite, it would probably be in my top 10. I realize, though, that I say that a lot. I toss a great number of wonderful movies into my top 10 willy-nilly, but […]

I was involved in making this really awesome, smart, fun, geeky history show with a strong science bent and a maker ethos. I hope you all watch the the show tonight, because it really deserves to live on as a series (and there’s a dearth of smart, fun, geeky shows on the air)! From History.com: […]

I knew it! Well, at least a split between Indy and James Bond. Not too shabby. [Which film hero are you?](http://which-film-hero.are-you-really.com/) Indiana Jones : 76% James Bond : 76% Hannibal Lecter : 73% Néo (Matrix) : 72% Batman / Bruce Wayne : 70% Jim Levenstein (American Pie) : 70% Tony Montana (Scarface) : 70% Maximus […]