Sunday, December 09, 2007

Bits and Pieces of December

Sorry I've been so remiss about posting. Nanowrimo took a lot out of me. I did hit 50k words though, so I'm fairly proud of that. I think I still have about 2k words until I finish it as I'm almost done with the third act. However, making sure the novel is complete isn't a requirement so I still won. :) I'm hoping to finish it off for good this week and then start the editing process.

This week marks the release of the new volume of Ultimates, now written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Joe Mad. It was a pretty good issue and set up a whole bunch of intrigue about what is to come. What is really cool is that Hawkeye actually has a costume now and is really bad ass after what happened to him last volume, or rather, should I say is still bad ass despite what happened to him. Well worth checking out and I may pick up the next issue to see how it goes.

I got my new camera and finally I'm able to capture video from it. Apparently FCP 3 and 4.5 were having issues with it. With FCP 5 so far it's been working for the one clip that I took off of it. It's odd watching it capture and display the video behind what's playing on the camera (probably due to the lack of speed compared to newer computers) however it capture and worked out well. I'm hoping this solves the problem I was having capturing analog video lately. My machine was choking where it used to hum. I'll have to shoot a little short to put up with it. Ahh, glorious HD. Now I just need an HD TV.

I saw Superbad last night and it was pretty damn funny. Judd Apatow is forming quite a stable of reliable actors for his films, even if they only get bit parts like Paul Rudd did in this one. He continually cranks out hilarious movies that don't get bogged down by unnecessary sentimentality at the end. Definitely worth checking out, so DO IT.

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