I don't like to sugar-coated my reviews of action films, and I never have. I wrote action movie reviews back in 1998, and later on some people involved in those films saw the reviews and complained. As a stuntman, this probably lost me some jobs, but I've earned some jobs too, since smart directors and [...]
Vaporwave – Prophesying the Death of Cultureon
Vaporwave is fascinating. Something about it is very soothing, despite being totally eerie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQkPcPqTq4M I've used some Vaporwave aesthetics in some of my past videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=221zGsGe0HQ I began obsessing over this strange sub-genre of music. The air of nostalgia you get from this stuff is mind-boggling. For example, if you're an American born in the [...]
Tech Censorship and Our Media Priesthood – A Test for Legitimacyon
Another day, another book burned, another body on the pyre. Are they allowed to do that? How do they get away with it?
Noh Theater, the Sacred Foundation of Japanese Actionon
Noh is an ancient Japanese theatrical art form. Its sacred backbone might help us understand modern Japanese action.
You’re being censored by your own brand (mostly)on
There's been a lot of talk about censorship on social media lately. Lots of it is legit censorship. A lot of it is just ignoring.
The problem with movies made by artistson
While prepping an animated genre feature film like Lester, it's a good idea to to study how these kinds of projects come and go. Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise was an anime colossus released during the Manga Video heyday with amazing art and zero (almost) story. It was a movie made entirely by animators [...]
Writing a feature film script in 3 dayson
(I'm blogging more regularly as I prep an indie action-comedy animation I wrote called Lester. Most people think it's too ambitious to do something like this, but they said that when I did Contour as well. So I'm blogging about it, hoping that more of you will try it out someday. Lester will be a [...]
Action and Reaction Heroeson
I like action films. I like them so much that I make them. My career started out mostly making action comedies. Then I turned 30, had to pay bills, etc, so I made a depressing one called Death Grip. Comments about the film were usually along the lines of, "I wanted more toilet humor." I [...]
Kung Fu vs. Zombies – Making Infinitely Scalable Action Movieson
A detailed breakdown of how a tiny team re-created the classic battle scene from Big Trouble in Little China