Friday, October 22, 2010

The Town

Checked this one out tonight. I liked it a lot, but I feel like it may be a bit overrated. I feel like they could have done more with the triangle between Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, and Rebecca Hall. Affleck was just a little too quick to give up his life of robbery and run off with Hall. A lot of comparisons have been made between this and The Departed. Honestly I gotta give it to The Departed, I liked the plot more and thought the actors did a better job, (every time I saw Affleck on screen he kept reminding me of Adam Sandler.) I still consider The Town a great movie, just not anything mind blowing.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jackass 3D

Went to the midnight showing at the theater I work at tonight. Needless to say this is the greatest use of incredibly expensive 3D capturing cameras yet. The actual movie left me wanting a bit more, but it was still a notable entry in the series. (Especially when they played around with the jet engine) Overall I'd highly recommend it. It was just an incredibly fun movie.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Big Dog

I don't know how many of you have seen this yet, but this robot is amazing. It blew my mind when he kicked it and it was able to stabilize itself.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Unbelievable Sonic Fangame

Hey guys, check this out. This one guy is single-handedly putting Sega and Sonic 4 to shame.

My job

Hey guys, I'm currently off work for a few weeks cause I got a busted knee, so I thought I'd take some time to talk about what I do for a living. I work at 2 movie theaters that are downtown in my city as a projectionist. One of them uses digital projectors, so it's all automated, the other one uses 35mm film, which I personally think is much more interesting.

The way that the digital projectors work is, movies get sent to us on hard drives, and you plug them into a server on the back of the projector, and the load the movie onto the server. This then allows you to put previews in front of the movie, and set cues for when to turn off the lights, and when to stop playing music in the theater and start the movie's audio.

The way the 35mm works is, instead of running reels through a projector, then splicing them as the movie runs (As seen in Fight Club and Inglorious Basterds) The way it works now is there is a system of platters that every reel of film is spliced together on, the film runs out from the center of the platter, through a series of rollers, through the projector, then back up to another platter which is rewinding the film. Which looks like this:

Personally I prefer working with film. The picture quality isn't as good, but it's a much more hands-on approach, and I like being able to keep my hands busy.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Halloween preview.

I still need to get the hat and the scarf. Best part is the mask actually moves! What do you all think?

New blog is new.

Hello! I've never had a blog before so this is new to me. I'm not sure where to start, I mean can I really post anything here that will be that interesting? Is our society really that arrogant that we think anyone actually cares about what we're doing? Even if, it will all be lost in the flood of information that came about with the internet. It's become hard to find anything worth seeing due it being lost among billions of other mediocre ideas. At any rate, first post!