Self-Isolation Film Festival

As long-time followers know, my wife Amanda and I occasionally make dumb little movie reenactment videos. Our self-imposed rules are: No more than 10 minutes of planning No post-production effects No fancy editing, only cuts Only use what’s available at that moment That said, any rule can be broken as long as it’s still fun. The moment it starts to feel like work, the game is over. Now that we’ve been stuck in our house for six consecutive days with no escape in sight, we think it’s probably time to open the dumb movie studio back up again. So… What movie do you want toRead More →

Caster's Blog: A Geek Love Story

Gather ’round kiddies. Your old pal Marcus is going to tell you about how he accidentally wrote his first novel fifteen years ago. He’s going to drive you wild with intrigue, then he’s going to drop a big orange Amazon buy button on you. And you’re gonna click it, because you love that sweet sweet early-2000s retro scene. When I was a computer animator back in the ’90s, the software we used had two default rendering options: “Ray Tracer” and “Ray Caster.” I always thought the latter sounded like a guy’s name. A nice vanilla everyman who drives a Honda Accord and always rewinds videosRead More →