I am so happy to report that the Cineskates Kickstarter project has achieved its fundraising goal! These lovely little wheels will help bring “cinematic” fluid motion quality to your video without breaking your bank.

Thank you Connie!


Painting by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski

Love this! The painting is Untitled (2010) by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski and it’s part of the exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York called Timothy Galoty & The Dead Brains. If you’re wondering where the odd exhibit name comes from, it’s taken from a fictional rock band featured in some of Jakub’s paintings. [via]


I forget at times that this blog is a personal endeavor. So let me just fill my future-self in: Yesterday, I experienced my first earthquake. And it wasn’t in LA or California somewhere. It was in NYC — right smack-dab in the middle of Manhattan.

It was an eerie experience. I was retouching at a computer when all of a sudden then entire building and all the desks inside my studio just shifted to one side and then back again. Nothing rattled violently, but things definitely moved and at one point I just felt incredibly dizzy and woozy (like I was slowly losing my balance). There was a shoot going on and everybody just went to the center of the studio and we all wondered, should we leave?

None of us ended up leaving, and it turns out that that’s actually the best thing that we could have done at the time. According to that CityRoom blog post, FEMA recommends that if you’re indoors during an earthquake that you DO NOT LEAVE the building. Instead, find something sturdy and stand under it. There’s apparently a much higher chance that you will be stabbed and killed by falling glass once outside than being crushed inside a collapsed building during an earthquake. Take it from FEMA: “Many of the 120 fatalities from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake occurred when people ran outside of buildings only to be killed by falling debris from collapsing walls. Ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury.”


News to me, but Sarah just shared on Twitter that there’s a Jurassic Park game coming out on November 15th! Judging by the gameplay footage below, this looks like an unfortunate snoozer. Sucks. :/