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New poetry 'n' goodness

Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Poetry, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2009 by blakejohnson

Alrighty…well it’s been a bit since I posted but never fear, the ol’ Blakemonster be at it again!




…no? Garrhrhrhrhrumblerumble…fine….then just listen for a sec…

Okie…..ignoring the above, here’s two new(ish) pieces. I say ‘ish’ because only one’s new (written this morning), the other I wrote about a month or more ago but forgot I had and never put it online. Which is odd, because I do like it. So, here goes…
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Punk Rock Film School

Posted in Art, DIY, Film, Inspiration, Music, Reviews, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2007 by blakejohnson

I watched this documentary tonight called Punk Rock Film School which was basically about making a music video from no money, a garage, a band, and something to play the music back from. For those of you who don’t already know, I run the AnimiVirtus Productions group and blog about it over here. It’s basically a no-budget, high-standards filmmaking group that believes in self-dependency, efficiency and making something with nothing, which is a lot of what this short documentary was about. It was a cool thing to have going in the background as I looked up LightScribe media prices (have you freaking seen this!?) and Linux installers and other random things I like to peek into late at night.

Anyway… it was a good thing to watch, a bit reassuring that making video out of seemingly nothing but potential is still possible, and it’s not just an advocated joy of the past that’s now been overcome by fancy but cheap production equipment and lighting and rig setups for “pro” results. Sometimes making something from nothing just blows people away, and that’s why it’s so fun to make. It’s also just harder to get people with power involved, because there’s no money involved in the project at all. That’s really annoying. Anyway, enjoy the link; hopefully it’s interesting and even helpful to somebody out there.