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

Photos from Places in The Matrix

I really liked the Matrix, well, I still do! It was one of those mind-blowing movie-going experiences. The directors, truly brilliant brothers, went to the cutting edge of their craft and even changed the art of videography with time-remapping special effects which are now common place. At any rate, I am including these photos taken by Jeremy Keith, the author… Continue reading

DeJa Vu

Those who know me, know that I don’t cook.  In my entire life I can count on one hand the number of meals I have prepared. I walk into the grocery store and stand there numbed by the overwhelming question, Whatever is all of this stuff for?!  All of the strangely named and packaged items are but the stuff of… Continue reading