To all my Subscribers!

•November 18, 2007 • 1 Comment

Yeah, all 5 of you.  I’m changing the place where you can find my posts and my site.  If you have subscribed to my site, THANK YOU!  It’s so cool that anybody even reads this blog. 

One favor, please resubscribe to my sites at SEANFX.com click there or here.

This one will be going away… well not going away so much as I will not be maintaining it anymore.

I’m mainly doing this is because well I’m paying for this massive web space that SEANFX has been for years It’s very inexpensive and if you are not on Lunar Pages you are being ripped off!  If you are a podcaster and you are not on Lunar Pages you are being ripped off.

Okay that said…  I’m also making a move to web 2.o so my site is a little bit in flux right now.  But it will have a lot of new features very soon so please be patient…  New stuff is on the way.

I see myself as an artist and filmmaker but not a web designer.  I can translate my talents there but that’s not the thing I want to show off.   I don’t want to spend my time trying to figure out why that stupid table won’t work or why my Front Page extensions have disappeared.  I’m done with all that.  Web 2.0 is here!  If you are not migrating to that you are missing a whole interactive work-flow and user paradigm that is setting a new standard.

Things are simple now you can find templates, plug-ins and widgets to help fill your site with more useful and usable content.  Most of this stuff is free or very cheap.   So why should we waste our creative time?  We all have better things to do.

If you are stuck or struggling with making your website you have to get on Word Press.  It’s easier than making a cake in a box and you’ll feel more free to put up content that you’ve always wanted to put up there.

Thanks for staying tuned a new chapter is on the way.

The Future of Law Enforcement!

•October 31, 2007 • 1 Comment

Pistol Cams are going to revolutionize crime fighting.  Giving courts and the public a new perspective on law breakers. 

Let’s do a quick mash-up.

Can you imagine the new types of TV shows?  They’ll have 30 camera angles to choose from.  All looking at the same thing!  Cutting back and fourth.  They’ll have to add an extra camera looking at the Police Officer so we can get a good reaction shot?

Lets toss in 3D image tracking software.  Now that you have all these points of view trained on the same thing.  You can use this tracking technologies to visually analyze the image data and extrapolate the scene in 3D.  Imagine how useful that will be in a court of law?

Add BlueTooth and we could have something like “Twitter Vision” but say Pistol Vision.  So every-time a gun is drawn around the world we could instantly see who is being fired upon.

I think this is a good thing and I hope it helps to keep everyone honest. 

A Rememberance

•October 27, 2007 • 1 Comment

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I never thought anyone else would see this film after I finished it in college in one of my first real film classes.  But now with YouTube and everything else I thought what the heck I’ll put it out there.

I submitted it to On Super8 and they accepted it for their podcast!  Check it out if you haven’t seen it.  A vintage Sean and Tammy are in it.  It was shot in fall of 1990?  Tammy’s Grandfather played  his Lowrey Organ for me for the music.  Believe it or not I shot the film.  The part where the hearts are animated. I had a foot release trigger clicking off the frames.

If you are into Super8 film and yes they do still make Super8 film.  On Super8 is a must bookmark.  It will make you want to break out your camera and start shooting film again.

What’s so special about tags?

•October 22, 2007 • 1 Comment

iBiquity and iTunes have figured out a new way for us to buy music over HD Radio.  Personally I don’t know why they couldn’t have done this 5 years ago. 

But now that’s it’s here why can’t the music industry figure out a way to embed the lyrics and liner notes in that file too?  I don’t care about the packaging any more.  All I want is the info to match what I’m listening too. 

The generation is coming that won’t even care about the album art.  I lost interest in that when I switch from LP’s to CD’s.  Heck the art was so small what was the point?  Now they put it on a 2 inch screen.

Really at this point I just want the lyrics so I can figure out what they are actually singing and not some best guess because I’m to old to know what all the kids are saying these days.

Seinfeld must have a TIVO

•October 8, 2007 • 3 Comments

Jerry Seinfeld was on the season premiere of “30Rock“, great show by the way.  “MUST SEE TV” is back!  The story goes, NBC was going to take his old show and digitally put Jerry in their new shows.  He was not happy about this.  They asked him which show he would like to be on.  He said,  “LOST, is that one of yours?”

Okay, I’m about to read way too much into this but what I think is funny about his response is not only is it not an NBC show but it’s ABCs.  I want to pretend that he uses TIVO or downloads shows from iTunes… 

What does this mean?  It means it didn’t matter where the show came from or the network.  All that mattered was he heard about the show and it was available and Seinfeld watched it.

This is the future of media.

Are we already watching podcasts?

•October 3, 2007 • 2 Comments

I think we are already use to the idea, we just didn’t realize it. 

Most good video podcasts last 3 to 7 minutes.  Then the next day or week you get another.  After all how many commercial breaks are there in an hour show?  About 5 or 6 and each show segment is already about 3 to 7 minutes (depending on how popular a show is and where they want to put a cliff-hanger.  Then there might be more breaks.)

But here’s the great thing about podcast and each episode only lasting say 5 minutes.  I could watch 5 or 6 different podcasts and get much more information and entertainment in less time.  Now if they will just make commercials relevant to my needs then advertising would be useful to me and to the advertiser.

When shows aren’t trying to fill an hour or umm 45 minutes because of the commericals.  They put more concise information in the show whether it’s plot or DIY information.  I’m finding myself more bored when a character walks endlessly down a hall, around corner, down stairs, down another hall, just to bump into a cat; I hit the fast forward button.  Oh yeah I feel the same way about DVD menus!  I’ll save that for later.

I know I’ve made this error in my own films, I won’t anymore or I’ll try not too. 

Amazon! No Bob Seger?

•September 27, 2007 • 2 Comments

Come on Amazon!  No Bob Seger ready for downloading?  I realize I’m over the hill but I don’t want to buy another CD.   There’s no reason it shouldn’t be there.

Maybe Bob Seger isn’t ready to be rediscovered by a new generation, or he doesn’t want the money, or they are still fighting over some rights…

Here’s and idea.  While you are fighting about who gets what, let all the money go into a trust or Amazon gift certificates.  Then maybe when you are done you’ll wonder why you were fighting while you’re walking to the bank.

Well, now I got to go find some old friends that might have some Bob Seger CD’s so I can rip them…

Don’t worry I’ll wait a little longer it’s bound to show up sometime.

Now why can’t the music industry can’t figure why people pirate?