Asking for a favor? How do YOU behave after asking?

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I ran into a frustrating situation recently and typed-out this mile-a-minute stream-of-consciousness post soon after. Instead of hitting “enter” and having yet another post out in Facebooklandia that could be interpreted as a downer, I went with the copy-and-paste-into-a-blog option. Here’s the situation: Co-worker posts a request seeking someone to help them out with something work-related.   1) I reply to the post informing them that I’ll let them know if I can help once I learn about one of the two possible dates for a prior commitment. No response,…

The False Long Take

The Long shot

The Long Take The long take is one of the most impressive techniques used in film. Consider the challenge of Maintaining exposure and focus, choreographic the camera and actors, hitting every mark on time. This happens all at once and is undeniably difficult. But some of the most heralded long takes are the result of visual effects and a lot of planning. They’re made to look like long shots but are, in fact, stitched together and carefully edited. The False Long Take Alfred Hitchcock used the basic technique of obscuring…

Beating Writer’s Block

Writer's block

I subscribe to “Daily Writing Tips” and find their mailings to be quite informative so I thought I’d pass along some of their tips with a link to subscribe to their content. They definitely deserve a shout-out! -Jon Every writer, at times, has trouble thinking of what to say next. Or what to say at all. The cause may be fear, pressure, perfectionism, but often lack of inspiration. No doubt even Mesopotamian scribes of five thousand years ago hesitated before putting stylus to tablet. We’ve written about writer’s block several…

Film Guages and their effects – Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, 65mm, IMAX 65

Film gauges

Film Gauges The film gauge that filmmakers use – the width of the strip – heavily affects the mood and tone of the movie. While many filmmakers today choose to gravitate towards digital, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan, and Quinton Tarantino have been very strong advocates for keeping film alive. Today there are just a few major gauges of film Super 8 16mm 16 millimeter film is grainier and often results in a dirtier texture. Think about  the raw and unpolished look of low budget horror films from the 70’s…

Jeff Dlugolecki in Chicago Med season 1, episode 1

Jeff Dlugolecki on Chicago Med

Another video edit made just for fun – I don’t claim ownership to anything here! In this post-train-wreck scene on the very first ever episode ofChicago Med, we see Jeff Dlugolecki getting a quick impromptu check-up by Dr. Rhodes.     Please follow and like us:

Chicago Med: This is Now (UNOFFICIAL commercial)

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Here’s a homemade commercial for the Chicago Med “This is Now” episode featuring the CMC (Chicago Med Core). For entertainment purposes only. I own nothing in this video! #ChicagoMed #ThisIsNow #TheCMC #ChicagoMedCore Please follow and like us:

Chicago PD UNOFFICIAL promo/highlight clip featuring KRS-1’s “Sound of the Police”

#ChicagoPD #HankVoit #Chicago #ChicagoPolice

I love #OneChicago and enjoy making my own promos/commercials for fun while I’m unwinding at the end of the day. Here’s one from Chicago PD using the “This is my City” clip from the show and KRS-1‘s “Sound of the Police“. I own nothing contained in this video and it is strictly unofficial and just for fun. I hope you enjoy! Please follow and like us:

New Vegas Hotel and Casino finally set to open – AP

The Drew Hotel and Casino

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press February 12, 2018 LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the Great Recession, is now scheduled to open in late 2020 under a partnership between hospitality giant Marriott International and New York-based global real estate firm Witkoff. The new luxury property, which will feature a casino and approximately 4,000 rooms and suites, announced Monday that it…