33 years ago today John Lennon was assassinated. The world is a poorer place without him around. The world is a richer place for having had him at all. Thank you, Mr. Lennon.
The man with the improbable name “Faz” was as close to an elf as I’ll ever meet in this lifetime. Franz “Faz” Fazakas was the mechanical genius behind the Muppets for decades, crafting such marvels as the Doozers and numerous other characters that required technical assistance to surpass or extend the limited reach of a […]
I posted a video on Facebook of Orson Welles on the Dinah Shore show discussing the nature of audiences – which is still so very relevant to today’s world of web series creation. Carrie Cutforth-Young took that video and ran with it on her Story Horizon blog and it’s definitely worth a read. I work […]
My apologies for not posting anything for a while but I have been very busy preparing for our latest project: Ruffus The Dog’s Steampunk Adventure. The original Ruffus The Dog series aired on broadcast television and after we got the rights back we put all those shows online, free to watch and download. With the […]
Last night I had the pleasure and honour of attending the launch for the Independent Web Series Creators of Canada – Créateurs Indépendants de Séries Web du Canada, a non-profit professional association dedicated to supporting the efforts of everyone across the country who create and release their own video content online – and the evening […]
A little over a week ago I attended the launch party for Matterform’s new Photon 3D Scanner – which is poised to revolutionize the art and science of 3D capture by making it accessible to everyone. It is really fucking cool. Adam Brandejs and Drew Cox are artists, programmers, hackers & more and they have […]
Internet Freedom Day, the anniversary of the largest internet protest (against SOPA) is being celebrated around the world wide web with an act of civil disobedience to simultaneously honour Aaron Swartz. If SOPA had been passed I could go to jail for posting this video. It is copyrighted – even though it is a record […]
WIRED has an article posted about an upcoming children’s puppet web series, entitled Circuit Playground, produced by Adafruit Industries. From the WIRED article: Their new online show will teach the essentials of electronics and circuitry to children through kid-friendly dolls with names like Cappy the Capacitor and Hans the 555 Timer Chip. Limor “Ladyada” Fried, […]
Last year we released online our production of “Ruffus The Dog’s Christmas Carol”. It took a long time to get it done – mostly because I’m a lazy and easily distracted slob – but was well worth the effort. You can find out more about how the show was put together from this old blog […]
On this day in 1980 John Lennon was assassinated. His music and his spirit continues to inspire.