Haha, well I mean I have a job, this I do mostly because I have fun doing it. I mean I got a small radio show doing it so can't be too bad. It's harder to get people to keep coming back especially when you're just posting stuff on certain blogs, but once you get the 10-20-30 people who are intrested enough it's already good for something, it shows what you have to say is actually interesting to someone, someone values your opinion.
The problem of course, is for writing, which I still do, but not as much, mostly because no one enjoys sitting down to read a lengthy article, especially if it's not by a main contributor or a less important person. That is why I do podcasts, despite them being a bitch to put together. I feel like audio is something you may have in your periphery, tune in and out during stuff you're interested to hear about, same as I do with the Spill podcasts, throw them on while I'm playing CoD or something... Can't do it when I'm writing a script or editing a short clip because that just distracts me, but for entertainment value it works. Even at work, when I'm sorting through deliveries downstairs I have it on my iPod... One thing I can say is don't give up dude, and if you're ever down to collaborate shoot me a word cause there is pretty much fuck all else to do in Ottawa, I'm waiting to shoot my short when I move back to Toronto so this will be my sole endeavor on the side...
Definitely are, I started a few such endeavors in the past, but never committed enough to make it consistent. Going to try this one more time... It becomes easier to justify the time commitment if you get some sort of response, even one or two people, so it doesn't feel like you're just rumbling to yourself... :P... From what I've seen on Spill though, that shouldn't be too much of a problem...
I try, I try.... But yeah, the series had its ups and downs, I'm throwing up a podcast that will kind of brush against that comment either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how long it takes me to record and edit...
Strangely enough, I met my buddy at Paramount because he was a Paladin MT (and class leader) in my old World of Warcraft guild, and I was an OT. We played for over a year before I found out what he did for a living. As a strange tidbit, before I started working here, he was trying to get me a job in the DVD department over at Paramount, but it fell through because the economy went into the sh**ter, and they had to lay off a ton of their employees. As for some of the other guys I know, I went to art school for 3D animation and I kinda make friends with everyone so a lot of those guys found their way into the film industry in different companies and positions. I know a few guys at Pixar, one at Dreamworks, one of the concept artists for Lucasarts, etc.
I guess long story short - it pays to make a lot of friends and go to a prestigious school.
Exactly right. That some comic-books DO need a "Gritty/Darker" feel to them. Watchmen would ONLY work as a "darker" feeling movie. That Batman (Due to the nature of his character) perfectly fits into a "Darker" type of film.
But Superman (And several other characters) don't really "Work properly" when they are done as a darker type of character. And what's worse, working on Superman and Batman 3 at the same time might end up being a little distracting and ends up subtracting from each other.
That the Nolans are good film-makers capable of making interesting and enjoyable films... but only when the CHARACTER fits into the type of movies that they have made. When I think of Momento, The Prestige, Dark Knight... I don't get the feeling of a "Superman type movie" at all. I actually can see Nolans working on Daredevil or Ghost Rider and making it work... but I'm just not sure how I feel about them working on Superman. As you pointed out, Singer was successful with X-men. But when he tried to take on a DIFFERENT character, it didn't really work.
i couldnt agree more Mike M. only dark knight can make nerd fight 4 stupid shit that we have no control but it also what drive us and english is my third language and last language i learn so gimme a break if wht i say dosnt make sense i try some times but i am lazy
LOL, ever find your way around North or South Carolina during the summer, I'll take you to the beach. There's only "2 layers" of clothes there too. Just one layer covers the top, the second layer covers the bottom. =)
But you are right, there is a VERY strong appeal to having your own "Home" for your interests. And that's the thing that makes me sort of afraid of what SyFy will become. Will it be the next "MTV" that is just "Music" in name only, or will it hold onto the "Sci-Fi" material that made it popular to begin with.
Only time will tell for sure, but I would feel more confident if they would just "slow down" a little bit first, and not start off with a "blitz". I mean, do we REALLY need the new show Warehouse 13 (2hr pilot) to be shown 7 times in a single week?