Month: February 2013

  • Kubrick’s Day Of The Fight

    Based on Kubrick’s pictorial for Look Magazine (January 18, 1949) entitled “Prizefighter,” “Day Of The Fight” tells of a day in the life of a middleweight Irish boxer named Walter Cartier, particularly the day of his bout with black middleweight Bobby James. This 16-minute short opens with a short (about 4 minutes) study of boxing’s […]

  • Top 5 Free Disposable Email Address Services

    I’ve got 5 different e-mail addresses. One private, one for business, one for signing up with different sites online and so on. But even if I try to limit the use of the more important addresses, which I have linked to my phone, I still receive a lot of spam. Spam, spam, spam and then some more […]

  • My Favorite Websites

    I spend a lot of time online, both at my work and in my off hours, and find there are certain key sites who do a great job to help me stay up on business issues and personal interests. So I thought I would share some of my favorites, the ones that get me excited about work […]

  • The DIY Filmmaker’s Toolkit

    Here is a great visual guide for the cash-strapped filmmaker who has the ambitious vision but lacks a Hollywood budget. A handy guide to do-it-yourself production equipment and tools! From the sources: microfilmmaker.com – imdb.com – thenumbers.com – cheesycam.com – closetfilms.com – epicsound.com – nofilmschool.com – filmanchor.com   Infographic by: Wistia

  • The Cliche RC Car Chase

    It’s not the first miniature car chase to leave us desperately missing our RC toys of yesteryear. But this one perfectly captures the feeling of your stereotypical Hollywood blockbuster car chase — complete with tiny sidewalk cafes for the cars to smash through. An RC Car chase made entirely out of cardboard, hot glue, and spray paint.

  • Watch Steven Spielberg’s Two Debut Films

    Last September Open Culture, a site that brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community, published another great article on Steven Spielberg and his two debut films. When Steven Spielberg was six or seven years old his father took him to see Cecil B. DeMille’s The Greatest Show on Earth. When he arrived at the theater he […]

  • Overview, a Short Film on Life-Changing Stories

    On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that […]

  • Photos in a Dead Satellite

    Of all the images that have ever been made, would you be able to select just 100 to represent our species and human achievement? Trevor Paglen’s Last Pictures is a project to do not only that, but also launch those images into geosynchronous orbit around Earth – all so that long after humans are gone, any space-wanderer will be […]

  • Days Pass In Minutes

    The Los Angeles media artist, whose past work ranges from tree pods to a Google marriage proposal, has spent the past few months working on a series of videos that show us entire days in minutes. By slicing up hours of video footage into a single simultaneous frame, Waters Re~ shows us time passing in fast-forward at sites throughout California.

  • 500 Free Movies Online

    Where to watch free movies online? Let’s get you started. Open Culture have listed 500+ quality films that you can watch online. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir,  Horror & Hitchcock; Westerns & John Wayne; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation. I’ve listed some of my favorites below, but you can find the complete list, […]