Saturday, December 20, 2008

ColorBurst Video Store: Camcorders, Digital Cameras, Digital SLRs

Just at the last minute for Christmas shopping, we wanted to try out something new with a link to an online store co-branded with ColorBurst Video and

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Monday, December 08, 2008

Working for Free?

Nobody likes the idea of working as a photographer for free. But perhaps it may give you something that you don't have that you really do want. Read Strobist: Four Reasons to Consider Working for Free.

George Lucas in Love-- All Over Again

I've mentioned it before, but George Lucas in Love is one of those short but epic masterpieces of comedy gold that bears mentioning again. If you haven't seen it in a while (or at all) enjoy.

I ran into this again recently on Shamus Young's blog, where even he admits that it has been linked to hell and back, but sometimes you have to resurrect those old simple favorites. Shamus also links to his own 2006 script treatment of what Star Wars would have likely looked like had it come out in this decade rather than the '70s. The main point being that movie executives would take the script and try and 'sexy' it up a bit to make it the smash blockbuster that they really want. It's worth four and a half laughs.

It's arguable by some that the Star Wars films severely changed the movie industry and created the "blockbuster-or-bust" attitude prevalent today. Thereby making Shamus' joke all the more cyclical --and profound.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Happy Accident Opens Door to Higher-Resolution Cameras

They won't be available in time for Christmas this year, but check out this photo gallery and story about how an accident could mean cheaper, higher-resolution cameras coming from a lab at UCLA.