Sunday, February 28, 2010

Q: How much does it cost to really scare Hollywood?

A: $1,840.46

Table 1 below is an equipment list that I put together for the purpose of making reasonable single camera, high definition, special effects treated videos of industrial quality. No doubt, industrial quality won't put many butts in the seats of the local multiplex theater. But, it will allow me to learn enough to transform some ideas into green light possibilities, were my interests to be in that realm.

Good thing for David, Steven and Jeffery that my ambitions are in the here and now.

BTW: I just bought a 1TB drive for $119.00. In 1987 I bought a 20 MB drive for $289; that's about 50,000 time more storage at less than half the price I paid in '87.

Kevin Kelly was right. Follow the free.

Table 1: An equipment list for driving Hollywood to the hills

1 Canon HF-20,Dual Flash Memory Camcorder 568.00 568.00
1 PRO 72" Super Strong Tripod With Deluxe Soft Carrying Case 19.89 19.89
1 Gemini UF-2064HL UHF Dual Wireless System 2 Headset/Lavalier 279.00 279.00
1 Audio-Technica MB-1K Uni-Directional Vocal Microphone 28.96 28.96
1 On-Stage Stands SDS7200B 12.99 12.99
1 Peavey PV6 Mixer 89.95 89.95
1 PREMIUM 50FT 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Female 22AWG 9.95 9.95
1 3.5mm Stereo Plug/2 RCA Plug cable - 6ft 0.76 0.76
3 Premier Series XLR Male to XLR Female 16AWG Cable - Gold Plated - 3ft 7.30 21.90
1 Apple Final Cut Studio 3 $809.06 809.06

Total $1,840.46

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Q: What happens with you take your wife to a geek conference?

A: The sofa becomes your new best friend and boring becomes your environment imagined

Actually, I am not going to go into this in any sort of detail. Those of you who are self-admitted geeks know what I am talking about.

For those of you who are not geeks, and are thinking of making a lifelong or afterlife commitment to a geek, go here or here or here before taking the vow. If you can live with it, move forward.

For those of you that are looking for the SCALE Edition of the 7 Rules for Writing World Class Technical Documentation PowerPoint, go here. Otherwise you can read the article here.