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A New Vision, and Some Advice…

A New Vision, and Some Advice…

Okay, so this blog has been struggling to find a voice… but I think I may have found one.  Instead of writing about any random thing that crosses my path, I’ve decided to dedicate this space to the work it takes to produce content for TV, movies… or yes, even the internet. Lately I’ve been following a few sites that dedicate themselves to showing others the “in’s and out’s” of various industries.  Nick Campbell is a 30-something Motion Graphics expert who’s got a great site called GREYSCALEGORILLA and spends his time creating tutorials and live chats with young students who’d (read more…)

Charlie And The Apple Factory

Charlie And The Apple Factory

College Humor creates some great content, but none better than this. It appears that the faux-60s character & background design was done by Mike Owens.  Top notch stuff! See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

Chris Taylor: Another Apple Doubter

Chris Taylor: Another Apple Doubter

So as much as I don’t want to turn this blog into “All Apple, All The Time” news, some things just can’t be helped.  In this case, the iPad 2 was announced yesterday, and this morning I was met with a bunch of articles regarding the new device. One in particular that caught my eye was entitled, “What Apple hopes you didn’t notice about iPad 2” by Mashable.com’s Chris Taylor. By the way, this is Chris’ picture to the left (from his Twitter account), and aside from the fact that he’s showing 200% more chest hair than I like in (read more…)

Scott Moritz: “Apple Hating” Again!

Scott Moritz: “Apple Hating” Again!

The Five Best YouTube Videos of the Week!

The Five Best YouTube Videos of the Week!

I realize that I’m a video junkie who often holds visitors hostage with my incessant video recommendations.  However, I realized a better (and less annoying) way might be to take a weeks worth of videos, and post them here every Saturday.  Sound like a good idea?  Let me know in the comments section. Oh yeah, and if you like articles like these, follow me on Twitter: @rarch070 Meanwhile, here’s the best videos of late February 2011: 1. Baby Destroys Hotel Bar – This one was sent to me my my brother, Ryan, and I must say I haven’t laughed this (read more…)

The iPad and “The Tablet Wars”?

The iPad and “The Tablet Wars”?

The Power of Yelp

The Power of Yelp

This morning I had a meeting at 11 o’clock in Santa Monica, CA.  Coming from Sherman Oaks (and dealing with the rain) meant a tricky commute over the 405 freeway.  It could have been an hour-and-a-half drive, but actually only ended up taking me around 40 minutes… which left me an extra 45 minutes before I my appointment.  I was a bit hungry, and could always use an extra cup of coffee on the days I get up with my three year-old, so I pulled out my iPhone and launched the Yelp app. Now before I get too far in (read more…)

Hipstamatic on the Fox Lot (Photo)

Hipstamatic on the Fox Lot (Photo)

Fox has one of the best “City Street” locations of any lot in town.

Just watched “Winnebago Man”

Just watched “Winnebago Man”

My good friend Max Koch brought over the documentary “Winnebago Man”, which chronicles the search and subsequent interviews with Jack Rebney, the so-called “Angriest Man in the World.”  If you haven’t seen Jack’s infamous YouTube clip yet, maybe we should start here: Jack made this sales tape for Winnebago in 1989, which also produced these glorious outtakes. These clips of Jack swearing, sweating, and swatting flies were passed around on bootleg VHS tapes for years… and were a natural for YouTube when it came along – where it became an instant sensation. But although his popularity was huge, Jack was (read more…)