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by Mike
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:05 pm
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Topic: Lockpicking in Real Life versus on the Screen
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Lockpicking in Real Life versus on the Screen

Video on...you guessed it. Taken during one of the hacker conferences, a panel and audience briefly dissect many lockpicking scenes as shown on both film and TV - mostly what was done wrong, a few things that were done right, and a few cool techniques for prop masters and DPs. At 55 minutes length i...
by Mike
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:39 pm
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Topic: What turns a book into a good movie?
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Views: 145

What turns a book into a good movie?

A friend and I were discussing authors, and Clive Cussler came up. We should both enjoy his work - globetrotting, adventure, etc - but it turns out we find him unreadable. However, we loved the movie "Sahara." What other authors are out there that suck, or are of limited talent, but somehow produce ...
by Mike
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:34 pm
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Topic: In which we discuss the things for which we are paid...
Replies: 109
Views: 26111

Re: In which we discuss the things for which we are paid...

Chad Peter wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:22 pm
...that almost makes the PTSD worth it.
The sigworthy Chad Peter, ladies and gentlemen, the sigworthy Chad Peter.
by Mike
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:10 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 83
Views: 26294

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

Chad Peter wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:24 pm
Nice! I'm due to revisit the book, as it has been quite awhile...
It's definitely a faster read than "The Peripheral" though I'd consider both books to be complementary in terms of ideas.
by Mike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:21 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 83
Views: 26294

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

Work is ramping down, so I'm getting a lot more reading in - luxury beyond price! Chad gave me a copy of leGuin's "The Lathe of Heaven," soooo... Wow. Just wow. I need to revisit this one in the near future in order to fully absorb it. My first exposure to her work turned me off for some reason (and...
by Mike
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:49 pm
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Topic: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie
Replies: 26
Views: 7291

Re: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie

I do recall you saying stuff about the rest of the film being scripted on the fly (as an aside: has that ever been done for a feature-length before?) A bunch of examples Whoa. Leave it to the Germans for self-flagellation, so to speak. I've been delaying because I wanted to have a good edit togethe...
by Mike
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:03 pm
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Topic: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie
Replies: 26
Views: 7291

Re: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie

Just curious about the length of the prelude / Los Angeles scenes. I do recall you saying stuff about the rest of the film being scripted on the fly (as an aside: has that ever been done for a feature-length before?) as well as pretty significant sleep deprivation. With respect to the latter...at le...
by Mike
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:14 am
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Topic: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie
Replies: 26
Views: 7291

Re: Untitled Australian Roadtrip Movie

Speaking of...uh, so Chad...LAX footage for Untitled Australian Road Trip film is in the can? Or on the card, or however you put it? Definitely not yet. Job yes. Personal projects no. You offering to shoot it? :P :P :P Out of curiosity, is the prelude scripted? About how many minutes do you expect ...
by Mike
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:29 pm
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Topic: Sci-Fi novel recommendations
Replies: 83
Views: 26294

Re: Sci-Fi novel recommendations

Ton of shit to do, approaching deadlines, yadda yadda...but hey, nothing like procrastinating until the last minute to make sure things actually get done. I'm also having a little drink and, as a white male, anything I can do while drinking constitutes entertainment. I was thinning The Library and c...
by Mike
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:12 pm
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Topic: TEAM 3 - Faldor / Lance / Owen W. / (Fig)
Replies: 199
Views: 51784

Re: TEAM 3 - Faldor / Lance / Owen W. / (Fig)

Speaking of...uh, so Chad...LAX footage for Untitled Australian Road Trip film is in the can? Or on the card, or however you put it? Definitely not yet. Job yes. Personal projects no. You offering to shoot it? :P :P :P Even knowing, as you do, that I live to disappoint you - nobody but NOBODY wants...
by Mike
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:08 am
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Topic: TEAM 3 - Faldor / Lance / Owen W. / (Fig)
Replies: 199
Views: 51784

Re: TEAM 3 - Faldor / Lance / Owen W. / (Fig)

Otherwise, I have a short film in post production! Nice! Niiiiiice. Really looking forward to this. Speaking of...uh, so Chad...LAX footage for Untitled Australian Road Trip film is in the can? Or on the card, or however you put it? SUFFER FOR YOUR ART! "I'd suffer for my art, but I'd rather some p...
by Mike
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:02 pm
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Topic: ITT Faldor becomes a Frenchman, Gets job on TV show...
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Views: 2918

Re: ITT Faldor becomes a Frenchman, Gets job on TV show...

Really glad you're finally getting settled in. So. Deep breath, wine, cheese, and bread. You (and your lovely) have earned it.
by Mike
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:45 am
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Topic: So can watching TV and movies help someone's writing improve?
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Views: 663

So can watching TV and movies help someone's writing improve?

TL;DR - "So can watching TV and movies help someone's writing improve? It absolutely can." Personally, I really, really suck at dialogue. Probably because I read a lot more than I watch. Or I just suck as a writer. "The Value of TV/Movies/AV Media to a Writer" http://www.chrisbrecheen.com/2013/04/th...
by Mike
Wed May 30, 2018 3:31 am
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Topic: TEAM 3 - Faldor / Lance / Owen W. / (Fig)
Replies: 199
Views: 51784

Re: TEAM 3 - Faldor / Lance / Owen W. / (Fig)

Where there's a will, THERE'S A WAY! An L.A. trip? Ohhhh shitttt! haha, nice! Hopefully by then I'll actually have some semblance of a life - until then, I'm under embargo on the new show (we don't wrap filming for another 10 days). I'll keep my fingers crossed that we can find time to grab a beer!...
by Mike
Tue May 15, 2018 1:11 pm
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Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 343
Views: 79882

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Oh, and I really want to watch this with Ava, who is the most robotic person I know. Hilarity shall ensue.
by Mike
Tue May 15, 2018 1:08 pm
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Topic: The "I just watched a movie" thread
Replies: 343
Views: 79882

Re: The "I just watched a movie" thread

Just finished "Ex Machina." Yes, it's four years old, but Chad only recommended it to me a year-and-a-half ago, so I'm right on (my) schedule. Various nice touches, such as the dialogue touching chess matches (and having the plot kinda play out like a chess match), introducing Jackson Pollock as a f...
by Mike
Mon May 07, 2018 11:03 am
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Topic: The Hell With This Podcast #55 - "The Void" (2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: The Hell With This Podcast #55 - "The Void" (2016)

Beer? Cat babble? Domesticity? LOL ugh. Chad needs more sleep. Good observations on how we spend our time - we really do use each hour of every day for something, and if we want to do something new we have to jettison something else from our life. Thanks for the commentary on this one - I was also h...
by Mike
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:25 pm
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Topic: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC
Replies: 45
Views: 14468

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Chad Peter wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Current operation: Duplicating this entire process twice more, for the work computers!
Don't you have people for that?
by Mike
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:37 am
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Topic: The Hell With This Podcast #48 - "Halloween III" (1982)
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Re: The Hell With This Podcast #48 - "Halloween III" (1982)

Chad Peter wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Suddenly rocking a sweet new "The Hell With This" theme song by the amazing Zen Zenith,
That sounds like it belongs in a John Carpenter movie.
by Mike
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: On/Off Topic
Topic: Podcasts...
Replies: 46
Views: 14244

Re: Podcasts...

Sounds both exhausting and important. At this point, I pretty much feel like we're all fucked anyway. Unless we raise our children outside the scope of the connected world, they'll be fucked, too. Hooray, we're all fucked! If you go full retard, it's definitely exhausting. There are "small achievab...