Monday, July 28, 2008

coolest thing cincinnati has ever done

see that? that is the big screen that was added as part of the fountain square revamp a while back. know what is one it? the goonies! that's right, this past saturday evening we got to see the goonies on the (somewhat) big screen.

i just found out about this last week, but apparently all summer they are doing movie night every saturday night on the square. there are two features, they say the first is usually animated (but not this time, it was the goonies). it was a heck of a lotta fun. we brought our own chairs like the website suggested, but turns out they leave the chairs and tables out that are there during the day (makes sense) so most people were sitting in those (but my chair has a foot rest, so jokes on them). there were vendors there, including skyline (not really a fan) but i saw several families with off-site food (like subway).

it was kinda like a drive in, only free and you don't have to drive (and the movies arn't new releases, but hey, it's free!)

last weekend they showed batman begins, tying in with the release of the new movie.

next weekend the movies don't look like must sees, but i look forward to the iron giant coming up on Aug 30!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

hell of a story

i stumbled across this today on youtube

to me it seems to have all the elements of a great short story. i was really impressed with the editing and the music matching the changes in action. it's not animated, but it feels a lot like a cartoon to me :)

this is one of those things you come by once in a while that just makes you want to create!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

a brief history of storytelling

I put together this little presentation based on Ed Hook's book and lectures. I was inspired by his overview of the history of Acting.

Here it is: