Fueling Change premiere screening

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been working on this little half-hour documentary now called Fueling Change. It briefly explores three fossil fuel alternatives: biodiesel, vegetable oil, and electric vehicles, and the people who use them. The premiere screening, along with the other two docs in the class, is on USC campus in the Norris Cinema Theater on December 10, 2005, at 7:30 pm.

Filmmaking Students Rejoyce

It’s a grand day for digital video content makers I say, a grand day. Apple announced an iPod video. They’re now selling videos on their online store. I told you so. Back in May, nonetheless.

Osophy on Inaction

Inaction is easier than action.

To paraphrase Edmund Burke, Evil is what happens when good people do nothing.

Hyperbole Insidious, Pervasive in Marketing Literature!

There’s no shortage of excessive exaggeration when it comes to marketing new products. Apple says this when it comes to their new rumored iTunes Phone: “The device formerly known as the cell phone is ready for its next act.” I mean, come on. Give me a break. Once in a while someone might actually read one of these things and get excited about it. Oh wait. That’s the point. Still, people can only be disappointed so many times before the searing marketing stabbing pain becomes more of a dull, diffuse tenderness: a minor annoyance at most from what was once an attention grabbing, train of thought stopping distraction.

Outgoing Message

Sometimes I wonder if people even listen to the outgoing message on my phone at all. My name is not Jeremiah so your urgent message to him will go unanswered. Golly, I hope Jeremiah doesn’t get fired because his boss dialed the wrong number and left a message for someone whose name CLEARLY ISN’T JEREMIAH. What good is an outgoing message if NOBODY LISTENS?!