Geek

New Website. New Content. New Everything.

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It’s been in the works for over two years but the new aspect of my life is launching. More on that will be posted any day now. I’ve been wanting to change the website for a very long time to coincide with this and I finally was able to do it. I wanted to find a new design and that actually took longer than I thought. The older one was really good but it lent itself more for blogging where the new website will have a blog (as is evident by this post) but more so to showcase every aspect. I am still altering parts of it and trying out other things so there may be times when things may not load correctly and appear then disappear. Hopefully not too much but please be patient with that. The new life journey is starting and things are about to get super […]

Blu-ray

More Pick Ups Videos

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A few recent videos on my YouTube channel Vague Ramblings featuring some very cool additions to the collection (the always growing movie collection) plus an amazing Jason statue.

Filmmaking

John Carpenter Live – A Dream Come True

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Last night I went to see John Carpenter perform live. He is currently touring performing themes from several of his films plus tracks from his two non-soundtrack albums Lost Themes and Lost Themes II. To say the night was amazing is an understatement. It was one of my favorite evenings ever. John Carpenter is an idol of mine. When I was a kid I saw The Fog and was both scared and fascinated by it. I watched it over and over. As I’ve written before I was a huge film fan from a very young age and took great interest in directors which led to me being one. So when I saw a film that struck me, even when I was in single digit age numbers, I wanted to know what else they had done. This led to me seeing Escape From New York, which is one of my top […]

Filmmaking

To Infinity And Beyond

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I haven’t posted much lately but not from a lack of things happening but more from there being a lot of things happening. The first half of the year was definitely an all over the place couple of months. The main thing is the new feature film is in Pre-Production. Locations have been (and are still) being scouted. I’ve been doing camera tests to test out different looks. I’ve been using the Sony FS7, which will be the main camera, and the Sony A7RII recording to the Atomos Assassin in Pro Res, which will be a B camera. Everything is being shot in 4K and while the file sizes are huge (going to need a lot of hard drives) it is amazing. I have been waiting years for the time when I could shoot 4K on my own without having to rent very expensive cameras. There are a few more […]