The Geekdom Show - First Episode
For several years, I wished there was another filmmaker similar to me in the Toledo area. Now I gladly work with Gerald Hill in filmmaking (see Huntsmen) and more recently, videography. It’s easy to be on the same page when it comes to the technical aspects and creative expressions of filmmaking with in mind that both are geared towards the excellent execution of audiovisual storytelling, hence Gerald is the most skilled filmmaker I know and one I’m proud to know. Plus, our similar appreciation for things in The Geekdom goes a long way too. Heh. May our filmmaking endeavors continue to flourish.
Scientists Use Inner Ear For Battery Power
“Researchers reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology that they have found a new way to help power an implantable electronic device in the ear, naturally.
The scientists said they have demonstrated for the first time that they could use the inner ear to help power implantable electronic devices without impairing hearing.
The inner ear in mammals is a chamber filled with ions that produces an electrical potential to drive neural signals.
Huntsmen, Revolution, Supernatural
Summer’s over now. The chill of fall has rolled in. Time for some updates.
As some of you may know, I’ve been working on the local webseries project, Huntsmen, here in Toledo, Ohio since early September. I first noticed Top of the Hill’s campaign on Kickstarter.com because it is a local project. Because not only is Huntsmen local, but also because it is supernatural/fantasy-oriented, I contacted Gerald Hill, director/writer/actor, to find out if I could work on it; I am working on it as the DP (recently leveled up from Cinematographer to Director of Photography). Since the start, the production is going spectacularly because the team is outstanding; everyone has shown fantastic perseverance and camaraderie so far! I’ve been busy enough that I’ve been paying less attention to online social media, which is probably a good thing.
Facebook Commenting on My Websites
Speaking of online social media, I just coded in Facebook’s comments box plugin within my websites’ code, so Facebook users now can comment on posts I make on my websites! You can do so at the end of each post and I would greatly appreciate it if you would do so on this post to let me know if this commenting platform is worthwhile.
Is NBC’s “Revolution” Full of Win?
Yes, why? Because Eric Kripke, creator of Supernatural (my all-time favorite TV show), created Revolution (he also hails from Toledo, Ohio!).
Because Kripke, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Jon Favreau are Executive Producers.
And also because Russ Russo (I’m DP of his dark comedy feature film, Heat Wave, which is slated to begin principal photography when 2013 arrives) guest stars as a rebel hostage opposite Mark Pellegrino also guest starring as a militia officer in the 3rd episode, which you can watch right here!:
Maumee Indoor Theater Shows Mowing Through Misery!
Local filmmaker, Steven Boatman, will have his 5-minute dark comedy short film, “Mowing Through Misery,” shown at the Maumee Indoor Theater starting Friday, September 14th prior to feature films showings such as “The Avengers” for a week and possibly longer.
Ty Szumigala, Executive Director of the Maumee Indoor Theater, said, “I want to let our customers see what an award-winning movie short looks like from a local film producer, writer, editor, and director.”
Even though my short film, “Mowing Through Misery,” will first play at 4:45PM prior to “The Avengers” TODAY (Friday, Sept. 14th), I will be watching the 7:00PM showing of “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2h20m). Will you join me? Ticket prices are $4.
Furthermore, I’m planning to hold a gathering after the feature showing with friends old and new around 10:00PM (so I can catch people at 9:45pm after “The Avengers”); it will not be at the theater. Any suggestions for a place within walking distance of the theater? One is Burger King.
Depending on what friends can do, I’m also planning to go to either the 4:00pm or 7:00pm showing of “The Avengers” on Saturday, September 15th. Which time is better for you on Saturday?
Toledo Free Press online article about Maumee Indoor Theater and Mowing Through Misery:
The Indie Gathering 2012
Some of you may already know that Mowing Through Misery was not only officially selected, but was also awarded 3rd Place in the Drama category for Micro Films (no longer than 5 minutes) by The Indie Gathering Film Festival in Hudson, Ohio! This is their 16th year.
I will be attending The Indie Gathering this weekend where Mowing Through Misery will be screened on Sunday afternoon, but before that, I will be holding a demonstration/workshop of my self-built 8-foot long aluminum crane from 8:00PM to 8:30PM on Saturday night! I plan to record some footage of the workshop and upload it to YouTube for you guys.
Also, the following video is a recording of the Q&A that I did at the Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival that my father and I attended in Lima, Ohio, which was an excellent experience by the way. Hope you enjoy it.