i’d say most people currently reading my blog already know this, but i’ll be doing a workshop tomorrow (may 1st) at the Biola Media Conference! i’m really excited, and honored and humbled to be listed among so many talented and respected industry leaders. check out the full speaker list here.
had the pleasure of enjoying end-of-the-semester taco night at the O’Keeffe’s! Dave Spring from Doorpost joined me, and we got to see the final cuts of their class projects. it was really neat to see how the films had evolved in just two days! these guys and gals have really been pouring themselves into it… gotta love it to do it, and these guys love it.
just did a guest teaching spot at Biola… Jack Hafer invited me to talk to his Media Ethics class, only about two-thirds of which are film majors. even though the majority of what I discussed with them was specific to film, I hope the non-film majors weren’t bored to tears and found something useful amidst my barrage of dense technobabble…
my friend Travis Beacham once said, and i’m paraphrasing, “at some point Google stops being a company, and becomes something that we don’t even have a word for yet.” i’m not sure if that was out of robot-insurance-buying fear, or just his being impressed, but it is certainly true to some measure.
Kevin Kelly’s TED talk about the next 5,000 days of the web is a really remarkable look at where we’ve come from and where we’re going in the next few years with technology and the interconnectedness that is the Internet and the World Wide Web.
or so says Mark Gill, CEO of The Film Department (and former President of Miramax Films). this insightful article really hits some key points right on the nose.
last night i had the incredible honor of being invited to come and guest teach a class at USC’s School for the Cinematic Arts. my good friend and colleague Jim O’Keeffe teaches one of the first-year undergrad production sections, and wanted me to share with his class about some of the emerging technology stuff i’ve been prattling on about. i found some public parking near campus and dodged all the cyclists on my way to the new $178m facilities. the new George Lucas building is gorgeous, like something out of an Indiana Jones movie.
here’s a little video i made for Memphis Harding Academy. it’s based on Exodus 19. they ran it as a loop for an experiential worship station at their winter retreat.