Monday, September 30, 2019

Camera used called: The 3-Eyed Monster

The director made it clear to visual effects supervisor that his actors would refuse to do their jobs “with helmets on or tennis balls on their faces.” With that in mind, ILM developed a technology that didn’t require rigging and instead relied on a massive three-lens camera—sometimes two of them when two actors were in a scene—to capture footage for digital altering.

Storyboarding in 2019 (no more marble notebooks)

Pre-Production film storyboarding discussion about analog & digital shot-list storyboarding, script draft interpretation and multiple revision oversight. So interesting, yet a creative headache when doing this within big corporate productions where all interactions between staff and crew are done via emails, Skype and teleconference meetings- i.e. no one ever meets anyone till the giant movie hits the theaters. Nuts. Totally nuts.    

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Choices 2020


Saturday, September 28, 2019

40th anniversary: AMERICAN SONS

Incredible Australian interview with Boyce ...


Friday, September 27, 2019

NYFF 2019

If you want a good laugh flip back and forth from CNN to FOX. Same topics, totally opposite spins. Try it, it's fun. bye.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 POV / point of view
  1. a particular attitude or way of considering a matter.
        "I'm trying to get FREE crap television to change its point of view "frame of reference
    • (in fictional writing) the narrator's position in relation to a story being told.
      "this story is told from a alternative reality's point of view"
    • the position from which something or someone is observed.
      "certain aspects of the streaming torrent are not visible from a pirate's single point of view"

Franco finally ordered to be exhumed and removed.

                                           The bombing of Guernica, ordered by Franco.


                                                                   Sept. 30th at 10pm streaming on POV (PBS)

Farm life on POV/PBS

Mallett grew up on a small family farm in Appalachia and notes her connection to the Nolans. “We grew and raised almost everything we ate when I was young,” explains Mallett. “As the years passed, I watched the farms close their doors and be forced to sell—either because the farmers grew old and no one wanted to take over, or because the pressures stemming from corporate agriculture were just too great for the small family farms to keep up with... It was devastating.” Yet Mallet stayed deeply connected to the land around her and began to create stories that deal with themes of nature, food, and home. “It was important to me for the land to be a real presence in the final piece,” Mallett continues. “The Nolans rely on the land for everything they do, just as generations of families have done on the same piece of land for many thousands of years. Even when things feel scattered or unknown, the land holds it all together.”

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Bromley(South East London) Brexiteers.

 Boris and Brexit:  pending.
 The Union Jack: jacked.

Discussing Brexit, Boris, soft/hard borders, the future of UN trade and Winston Churchill with friend & MEP (Member of European Parliament) member Alexandra Lesley Phillips. 


Monday, September 23, 2019


 Major congrats to actor, Jason Bateman! The trophy's last night were so deserved, you hilarious cynic. bye

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

One of the most revealing, haunting and informative interviews I've seen in a very long time. bye.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me, All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity." 

 Sylvia Plath ARIEL excerpt

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Friends & Family memorial tonight.

Will always miss you, Ric.
Rest In Peace man. 
You rule.





Monday, September 16, 2019



 THE CARS forever.
rip Ric

Sunday, September 15, 2019

I look at the world and I see absurdity all around me. People do strange things constantly, to the point that, for the most part, we manage not to see it. That's why I love coffee shops and public places – I mean, they're all out there.   

                 David Lynch

Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019


In 1999, while living in a small desert town in Arizona, projectionist and film nut Mike Plante printed the first issue of a staple-bound zine called Cinemad. It was an era before social media, before torrenting; frustrated by the lack of information about the rare films he loved, Plante thought that starting a DIY publication would allow him to communicate with filmmakers and maybe get a few screeners in the mail. But Cinemad ranged far beyond the horizons of any typical fanboy outlook. In the xeroxed pages of its six print issues, Cinemad corralled a sprawling array of topics, organized by Plante’s own obsessions with fringe Hollywood, obscure independents, canonical avant-gardists and a new generation of experimental filmmakers. In any given issue, readers might encounter interviews with Haskell Wexler or Karen Black, Jonathan Rosenbaum or Charles Burnett, Miranda July or Jem Cohen, alongside accounts of people who lived in movie theaters, appreciations of recognizable but unnameable character actors, profiles of porn editors and stuntmen, reviews of bizarre television, and of course the occasional screed. “Just for the record, I talk about films you’ve never heard of because I can’t find them in other magazines and want to know more, forcing myself to search,” Plante ranted in his introduction to issue five. “I do my best, but when I get a crown on my tooth and then go to Mexico for a punk rock show and drag my ass home at 4:30 am, the next morning’s writing is probably gonna suffer.”
Riding the last big wave of the zine distribution era, Cinemad reached hundreds of bookstores worldwide before being reinvented as an online publication in 2003 and later transforming into a podcast. Plante began hosting screenings of the filmmakers he wrote about, eventually moving to Los Angeles, becoming a programmer for Sundance, and directing films of his own. Now, for the 20th anniversary of its debut, Plante has assembled a survey of the magazine’s rambunctious early years and subsequent evolution. A revelatory transmission from cinema’s outer limits at the turn of the millennium, his illustrated talk will be accompanied by original audio interviews as well as a screening of choice works that circled through Cinemad’s orbit: a new restoration of LA legend Nina Menkes’ first film, A Soft Warrior (1981), the flickering melancholy of Naomi Uman’s Private Movie (2000), Stom Sogo’s mind-bending transmedia memoir Periodical Effect (2002), Stephanie Barber’s cryptic, participatory Total Power, dead dead dead (2005), Bobcat Goldthwait’s home movies, and a gambling lesson from Orson Welles.  bye.

October 31st, Brexit Day. 

         May  -The Troubles border deals please begin. 
With new pal pundit/podcaster Buck Sexton talking bout becoming running mates for 2020cuz then all Troubles will be resolved.


Saturday, September 7, 2019


Venice Film Fest Winners 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Best acceptance speech in modern history.

bye, Robin. You're still missed.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

          rip  Peter Lindbergh. 

Wow. This is what I call Lam(b) chops.

Lam has just officially withdrawn the Hong Kong extradition bill based on weeks of documented public protests and balanced international outcry. Autonomous sovereignty reigns. bye.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

 Exterior. Dawn. Roma Gypsy Mountainside. 

Dave Chappelle’s new stand-up comedy ‘STICKS AND STONES’ now on Netflix is an unapologetic comedic masterpiece. bye. 

#thereisunvarnishedhope4comedy #demolishPCcultureoxygen

“The trouble with socialism is that it takes up too many evenings.” 

             Oscar Wilde

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Academia and the Moralizing of Wax Dissent...

"The proof of the pudding is in the eating."

-Amy Wax, professor



news articles with “Nipsey Hussle” pre-mortem: 0
news articles with “Nipsey Hussle” post-mortem: 6882
never heard of him before he died. and sick of hearing bout the guy now that he's dead. 
the media literally washing our brains with everything they want. so ridiculous. and annoying.

They're throwing more tomatoes at us. Lord have mercy.

mind over. matter.

 It is the force fundamental that actually initializes your telekinetic powers. You need to have an emotion and intensify it and finally channelize yourself via the mind's eye. 

The Pendulum:  

Use a pendulum and try to swing it without touching it. It requires your mind to become one with the pendulum. So, you must find a pendulum that is right for you. When you learn how to hold and use it properly you should be able to find lost things and search for answers. Remember, it's all in the mind.

Sample Exercise

Take a smooth pen and place it on a table where there is no perturbation. Try moving it just by thought. Once it moves, try stopping it the same way. Thank you. bye.