Friday, September 08, 2006

Happy Days are Here Again

Zoje Stage, the writer/director of "Happy Walter", has recently
updated the HW production blog, check it out:

Masterbuilder films blog

Quite a nail biter of an entry there, but all (so far) ends well.
Computers have made some tasks much easier and cheaper then before, film/video work being a perfect example. It's amazing to me the amount of control and power a computer gives one when it comes to
creating a movie and once you have the essential equipment and software, your major financial costs are covered and then it's just a matter of coming up with the idea and finding some actors (both tasks
easier said then done). Zoje just got a taste of the other side of technology, when computers go bad and all the ones and zeroes spill all over the floor, it's a shocking reminder of just how dependent we have all become on those glorified toasters. Unfortunately, we got the wolf by the ears now and it's hard to go back, but when the power goes off, what will we do without our Google?


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

August Hiking Report

...and so, what can I say? August was not a good month for hiking for
me. The combination of the heat, the move and the inertia of my
sloth-like tendencies got the better of me, so I only managed to
squeak out a measly 19 miles. Bah I say, BAH. So, I have my work cut
out for me the rest of the year, but that's alright, adds an element
of drama. Onward.