Entries from August 2008

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The Journal of Short Film.

A couple of years ago I made Amy a gift of a subscription to the remarkable Journal of Short Film. This is something pretty nifty: a DVD magazine, or a film festival for your mailbox.      Sign up for the exceedingly reasonable subscription, and four times a year, a very nicely produced DVD volume [...]

Monday, August 25th, 2008

DocFarm? Very, Very Cool Weekend.

We spent Saturday and most of Sunday at DocFarm, a structured/casual retreat for local documentary filmmakers and enthusiasts. This is the third year it’s been going on, and the first Amy and I have been able to attend (we’ve usually got a wedding booked that weekend, but this year, on account of we were in [...]

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Righteous Foodie Blog (or, Hey—We’re Famous!)

Our dear friend Jen called us up today to say we’ve got a starring role on her favorite blog. Seattle Tall Poppy, it turns out, is a standout among Seattle’s pretty stellar rank of RFB’s (Righteous Foodie Blogs).  What a very generous and thoughtful post this happy, high achieving blogger, Traca, has made! This is [...]

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Gearhead Disease, Explained

Here’s a lovely essay on how equipment is related to the way we work. It is a finer articulation that I can manage, not least because it effectively raises the question: Which came first–the gearhead or the disease? With a big camera, you miss a lot of pictures you might have gotten with a little [...]