Wednesday, February 9, 2011


for my own reference, but i can see a new taekwondo video in the near future if these inspire me enough.

i'm looking for a song not necessarily for a dramatic fight scene, chase, or action montage, but where there's some sort of emotional growth or outburst, or when someone makes a speech that causes someone else to realize something. imagine a zoom into someone's face or eyes as someone else is talking in the background.

i'm probably also going to need a high speed (for slomo) camera.

movie nights

after playing the mustache game a few times and reintroducing foot fist way and black dynamite to the club, i've decided that it's high time we get back to the classics. some of which i haven't seen in a long time, or ever. we really need to watch cult classics and 80's movies, some of which are really bad, some of which are really good.

off the top of my head, i want to have a movie night for:

teenage mutant ninja turtles
princess bride
bill and ted's excellent adventure
back to the future
space balls
ghost busters
monty python series
big trouble in little china
mad max
the dark crystal

ah, to go back to the days when i was 8 and watching saturday afternoon movies! and when most of my friends were like 2 or 3...

Thursday, February 3, 2011


it is groundhog's day, and we have had our fourth (?) snowstorm of the winter. the first one was christmas, and i got back to NC in time to miss it. then there was another day when lincoln labs closed. then recently when lincoln closed early, and today when lincoln closed completely. except today, there was mostly rain, which made the streets slushy, the snow piles dense, and everything miserable, in general.

driving a stick shift in boston during a snow emergency is very stress inducing. mainly it's because people are all driving slowly and i have to really test my understanding of a clutch and first gear. but there were a few instances of trying to drive uphill from standstill, or trying to reverse into a parking spot half covered in snow, or driving through a huge puddle while going decently fast. i've decided that although manuals are fun, eventually i want a fully automatic electric/hybrid, and i want to move out of boston.

but, that being said, it's amazing to see piles of snow higher than the cars parked next to them, higher than the people walking behind them on the sidewalk. and if it weren't so grimy and cold, i'd be out there because there must be some great photos to be taken of boston winter storm of 2011.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

demo video

just a link to my demo video: