The Petro Vlahos Legacy

Petro Vlahos died on February 10, 2013. His work, in many ways, defines modern visual effects in the film today. Among other things, Petro Vlahos is known for refining green (and blue) screen film technology for the Motion Picture Research Council by adding motion control cameras with traveling mattes. This stuff fascinates me. For those who may not be familiar… Continue reading

Eagerly Waiting…

I’ve blogged about this role before, when I first heard Meryl Streep, one of my all time favorites, would be playing Margaret Thatcher.  The teaser is excellent. Related articles Teaser: Meryl Streep in ‘The Iron Lady’ ( The Iron Lady Movie Trailer: Another Oscar for Meryl Streep? (… Continue reading

‘Tis the Season

Yes, The Oscars are upon us! Back when I first visited my new dentist (who, incidentally, I really like!), I drove by a building I thought to be a church.  I was surprised to see that it is The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—the people responsible for The Oscars!  I made a mental note. Today, with the festivities… Continue reading