The Good Sports of Las Vegas

So initially, I was going to lead off my NAB reports with little snippets of life on the Vegas Strip.  I figured it would be a quirky way to set my videos apart from all the others with a bit of fun.  But a Youtube commenter (and my view statistics) pointed out that people would show up for the video, but quickly switch away when it didn’t immediately go into the gear from NAB.

So, I changed my plan of attack for the last 2/3rds of the videos, and headed pretty much straight in.  But I had told these people that went out of their way to help a stranger that they would be on Youtube at some point.  I just went up to these people cold, told them I could not pay them anything, and they were cool enough to give it a go.  Some were fun, some were goofy, some were a little risqué and some were….well, downright disturbing.  But they were all good sports and deserve their 15 seconds of fame.  So, I present to you, the good sports of Las Vegas.

P.S.  And yes, the Flaming Mantis at the end scared the hell out of me 😳

guardian.co.uk: Forget 3D – How About Better Films?

3D is not the answer to cinema’s problems. How about better films? | Stephen Kelly | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

I couldn’t agree more.  Things are getting out of hand.  I was amazed at the postponement of the new G.I. Joe film, supposedly for 3D conversion.  I was going to go see it, just because the Bruce Willis appearance looks fun, and I’m down with fun action films that blow things up and don’t take themselves too seriously.  Now, to punish the stupid studio, I will not go see the film when it is re-launched a year from now.  Hopefully others will follow suit, and the loss of 3D conversion money and wasted marketing budget will teach them a lesson.  I doubt it though.  I’m not naive enough to think my personal abstinence will make a lick of difference.

I will not go see another 3D film if at all possible (but they are making it less possible.  I wanted to see The Avengers premier at midnight, but it was only in 3D….).  They are dark, more expensive, and the current systems of 3D convergence and focus give me headaches.