Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

“Everybody wants some and most people get some” is the best tag line that I could come up with for this review.

I watched the film and couldn’t help but feel like it was sexist. I started to write the review but stalled. I liked it but just didn’t know how to address the issue.

Then I stumbled across this article by Meg Shields for Film School Rejects. She talks about the ‘female gaze’ in this film and movies in general. Also how it’s nice for men and women of all sexual orientations to look at men flexing their biceps in crop tops.

So the film is pretty good. It’s not a film where you can’t draw your eyes from the screen. But you might enjoy it if it’s raining outside, you’re a bit hungover and having a lazy weekend.

I give it 6.5/10.

You can buy it here.

 

Cheap, Easy Wedding Photo Booth

Some friends of mine recently got married. They wanted to hire a photo booth, however it was quite costly, so they asked me if I could make something. I did a bit of googling and realised that the photos actually looked better if you make your own as you can customize the background and make it more fun. You can also fit more people in for group shots. So we went for more of a photo area rather than a photo booth.

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David M Martin (RSW, RGI) – Fine Artist

Walking through the door of David M Martin’s house is a bit like stepping through a time warp. David is a ninety year old artist living in Eaglesham, Scotland. He’s the most able ninety year old I’ve ever met and, in fact maybe the oldest person I’ve ever met. We had a cup of tea to try and get to know him before setting up for the interview. We were a little nervous, being very cautious not to disturb his world too much.

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Best External Hard Drive for Video Editing?

Update: After blowing nearly £1500 on a new Retina MacBook Pro, I decided to go for the USB 3, 1TB Lacie Rugged as it was the cheaper option. I’ve had it for a week now and edited 2.5k video in Da Vinci Resolve and played with some motion graphics in Cinema 4D Lite without a hitch. Both the computer and drive are blisteringly fast. Unless you’re made of money, buy the USB 3 one!

I’ve been doing quite a bit of research just lately as I’m about to make a purchase of a 15″ Retina MacBook Pro. Whilst these new Macs have beautiful displays and are extremely fast, there is a compromise in terms of disk space. There is no hard drive per se in the Retina line of MacBook Pro’s, they have a similar setup to RAM where individual memory modules are soldered directly on to the main board. This is a bit of a disaster as far as upgrading goes. The same applies for memory as well. Anyway, this subject has been covered in many blog posts around the web. I’ve made the decision to get one and I need extra HDD space for all my files when editing.

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