Thursday, April 27, 2017

All These Things Shall Come to Pass

I have to finish Carbon Copy. I am so close. If the computer would stop crashing (and if the antibiotics I'm on would let me focus) it would be done today. I just need some ricochets and some good action music.
The novel. I await the Queen of Mars' redline.
The opera has been stalled for months. I have the texts up on the computer. I need to make a decision about the opening aria -- is it about the bombs that fell during the war? Or is it about our man Felix?
The dragon movie -- needs a new last act. It's about 30 minutes long and animated.
Oblivion -- needs ADR and many more visual effects. O! That the visual effects could be done by the end of next month.
Alien Sky -- needs an actual screenplay.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Iona's sprouts

Brine brussels sprouts in 1/2 cup kosher salt to 6 cups water for one hour.   Drain but do not rinse sprouts and put in baking dish.  Add 1/4 cup olive oil and roast at 350 till done.  I dunno know, anywhere from 3/4 to one hour.
Meanwhile toast 1/2 black mustard seeds in a dry skillet till they pop and toast.  Remove from heat and crush perhaps with the bottom of a glass tumbler.  Mix with 1/4 tsp kosher salt and sprinkle on top of sprouts and enjoy.

Premiere Grumpifly

Section 1: Premiere 2017
Section 2: Premiere 2015
Section 3: Premiere 2015

Yeah. Adobe Premiere really muffed up the update of Premiere and After Effects. The LUT's in Lumetri are totally bonked. And when you roll back to 2015 the links to After Effects are all messed up and you also need to roll back After Effects and bleh.

Although the required update to the NVidea 970 card finally fixes the thing where I couldn't see what hadn't been clicked on in Facebook on my big monitor because it didn't understand the gamma requirements.

Aren't you glad you read this blog?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

My to-do list

The Russian word for "alert" or "warning" is Предупреждение apparently.

I'm working on the following projects:
  1. Carbon Copy -- after three sets of reshoots we hopefully have the final movie in the can. It has to be done by the 24th. 
  2. Oblivion (many vfx still need to be created)
  3. Dragon Movie (animated)
  4. Novel -- The Man Who Destroyed The Earth (being edited now)
  5. Opera (The Imaginary Opera)
  6. Alien Sky (our next movie which does not have a script)
That's pretty much the order of those projects. But I have other co-requisite projects which need to be done for my own well-being.

A handbook of how we make movies. Like a real and actual book.
A web-series about how we make movies.

A Baritone electric guitar (honestly I thought I might be done today but I won't be.)
A Telecaster-style electric guitar with a Bigsby-style tremolo.
A Telecaster-style electric guitar with P-90's (maybe?) and a hard tail. Semi-hollow-body

A ribbon microphone with a wooden body
A U47-style microphone with a wooden body

There's an exotic wood place over on the other side of Journal Square. I had no idea.

Monday, March 06, 2017

These things


V-28 combat armor

Ludoviko -- MI pirate
Lilian -- MI pirate

Ernie -- MI on pirate ship, killed after launching bioweapon at Mars

Nell -- civilian engineer, killed by flechette round in corridor


Iku -- MI hid in tail end of ship

L-40 railgun

Kapil

Creepy-Crawlies
Scrapers

MX438 Mark II

APRIL MONTAGUE VERMILLION LOSSLESS 48-ALPHA 

KL 858 Autonomous commando weapon system
add section where I figure out how to use it

TrES-2b 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Clearing Tabs

A noncommercial production sound rate sheet.
Here's a great thread on guitar routing depths. The thing that's relevant to my interests is:
TELECASTER ROUTES:
NECK POCKET: 0.625”
NECK PICKUP: 0.687”
WIRING ROUTE: 0.687”
BRIDGE PICKUP: 0.850”
CONTROL CAVITY: 1.50” (1.25” ON THINNER BODIES)
BODY THICKNESS: 1.75” (50’s TELE’s varied from 1.50” to 1.75”)
ROUNDOVERS: 1/8” 

Juno is the ride-hailing app that doesn't seem to hate humans as much.
I kind of dig this type treatment.
The policeman who's in charge of the firearms unit of the Jersey City Police Department is into model trains. HO and O scale with the Society of Model Engineers. (I have to update all my information so I'm getting a new Firearms ID card, which requires me to go through the whole process again but without the fingerprinting -- because I just got that done.)


Wednesday, January 04, 2017