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Dropped Frames

These won't be the point-the-camera-at-your-face-and-rant type of blogs. They will be short films that I've made or clips from longer ones, some experimental stuff and maybe even some converted super8 stuff if I can get it transfered (talk about archive, some of this stuff is 39 years old!).

Monday, September 12, 2005

Sleepless Night

Well, I slept on a mattress on the floor of my office last night with a lead pipe ready at my side. Still pissed about the robbery. I have someone coming today to see what can be done to make the office more secure, but until then I'll be sleeping here.

I basically thought of two approaches last night. One was to leave on a light or two, maybe even leave some music playing so that any potential thieves will know that I'm here and not try to enter. The other was to turn off all of the lights and keep quiet, and let them enter. Then I'd "surprise" them with the lead pipe. After thinking it over I left the lights off and kept quiet. I obviously haven't gotten to the "acceptance" step yet.

It was a little frightening. I have a small fridge in the office and it makes this sort of death rattle every time it cycles on. It scared the shit out of me at least a half dozen times last night. I woke up for every car that went by, and there were at least two times during the night that I heard mysterious noises. Nothing happened, but being alone at night after having my property violated makes me a bit jumpy.

I have almost no video on my computer and no way to get the video I have on tape digitized. I might try to borrow a camera just to digitize some old footage so that I can get video up again. I'm already trying to figure out what kind of camera I'm going to get as a replacement.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


Well, I probably won't be posting any video for quite a while. Last night someone broke into my office and stole all of my cameras. Lost three video cameras and a 35 mm still camera. I've been pretty bummed all day, but I guess it could have been worse; they didn't take my computers, so I can still work.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

How Copyright Laws Will Make Me Rich

Click here to see the video

Recent posts on the videoblogging group on Yahoo have attacked the copyright laws as unreasonable and restricting. Many vloggers have been whining about how they cannot film things because of background music, logos, corporate buildings, etc. Stop whining and start using the laws to your own benefit!