Well, I didn't totally leave social media. I left Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I'm still on LinkedIn and YouTube, and Telegram is quasi-social media, but these latter platforms don't have the problems plaguing the other ones. Since people have asked me why I'm leaving, here's a concise blog post explaining it. 1. Addictive If you're [...]
I'm a pretty careful stuntman, but often the injuries we withstand happen in the more mundane parts of life. I've taken various steps to change my lifestyle so that I don't get injured, both on and off set, and so here are 5 of those things that I do, which, according to expert opinion, are [...]
A detailed breakdown of how a tiny team re-created the classic battle scene from Big Trouble in Little China
Since the priesthood requires diligent adherence to a set of legacy rules to prevent another crisis, it's normal for priestly texts to be pretty tedious in their instructions. The text describing the building of the tabernacle is practically a carbon copy of the instructions previously given. The repetition is annoying for most readers, and it's [...]
Spectators play a pivotal role in ritual combat. This article covers the mechanics of their part in preventing violent contagion, as well as the eras of violence that societies undergo when facing violent contagion.
Ritual combat wasn't an arbitrary invention by our ancestors. It served a valuable purpose, in all its forms.
Sanctioned combat is not designed for the fighters. The rules are mostly for the audience.
The priesthood are the storytelling class. When they lie, what can we do?
by Eric JacobusI spent years doing traditional pre-vis (or "previz") for action scenes in films and shows like Altered Carbon, Black Panther, and A Good Day to Die Hard. I took this overseas for Heart of a Champion and Man Who Feels No Pain. Previz is a video blueprint for a movie. They did one [...]