Monthly Archives: May 2012

Crystalline High Speed Water loop

This was filmed in Yosemite Valley in 1997 with a Photo-Sonics 16mm High Speed Camera at 500 frames per second.  We carried this camera to the top of Vernal Falls, and pointed it into the raging cascade of the Silver … Continue reading

Posted in moments, stock footage

It Conquered The World

Shot in 5 days, this 1956 film directed by Roger Corman remains a favorite of mine.  I don’t know who wrote the synopsis on IMDb, but it beautifully captures the essence of the film’s plot in one sentence:   “A … Continue reading

Posted in cinema, movie posters, trailers

Golden Gate Bridge 75th

Last night me, myself and about a million other people gathered along the waterfront of San Francisco (I  was on the beach at Crissy Field), to witness a 20 minute fireworks show in honor of the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th … Continue reading

Posted in awesome, moments, San Francisco Variations

Don’t Touch The Crabs!

From The San Francisco Variations, here is a time-lapse shot of Dungeness Crabs in a tank at Alioto-Lazio Fish Company located in Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco.

Posted in moments, San Francisco Variations

Why did you kill my teacher?!

Bruce Lee.  Nothing more to add to this one.

Posted in cinema

Willamette Meteorite

On display in the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), is the Willamette Meteorite.  It is composed of iron and nickel and weighs over 15 tons.  It is the one of the largest meteorites ever found, and the largest found … Continue reading

Posted in awesome, personal reflection

Ferrante & Teicher play El Cumbanchero

The very first 45 rpm record I purchased, at age 10, was The Theme from Exodus (the movie).  Not from the original sound track, but the version for 2 pianos, arranged and performed by Ferrante & Teicher, the American piano … Continue reading

Posted in music, music (eclectic)

Earth vs The Flying Saucers

Of course, I am a huge fan of Ray Harryhausen*, and I vividly remember seeing 7th Voyage of Sinbad in the theater when I was but a wee kid (scared the shit out of me).  And, most would cite 7th … Continue reading

Posted in animation, cinema, movie posters, trailers

King Kong lobby cards

Posted in movie posters

Behold! Yuja Wang performing Stravinsky’s Petrushka (excerpt)

Stravinsky composed the music for Petrushka as a Ballet in 1910-1911.  The story of a puppet, Petrushka, made of straw and sawdust, who comes to life and develops emotions.  And I am sure it is a real exciting experience.  But … Continue reading

Posted in music, music (classical)