This Nuke thing is seriously kicking my posterior three ways to Sunday. I'm starting to feel like I'm in a programming class rather than a filmmaking one. I'm not complaining, I know it's industry-standard technology and I need to know my way around it or at least understand it but at the same time I'm a filmmaker, not a code monkey, Jim! I'm going to have to start taking notes.
I've been thinking about how I can expand the Suede brand while still holding on to my meager schedule, and I was wondering if a First impressions series would be quite a good idea. I got the idea from Totalbiscuit's 'WTF is...' series. I'd livestream (or twitch) myself as I watch the first (and possibly the fifth?) episodes of new anime that comes up on Crunchyroll or so forth, then put it up on TGWTG. It'd be an impression from a relatively casual perspective, just from a person who absolutely loves anime and knows the tropes without bogging down the impressions with needless minutia. Think it's worth a shot?
Movie of the day: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. I wasn't really a fan of the original movies, but this was flippin' awesome. Yeah, there's a few plot holes and sometimes the characters are inconsistent (except in Tom Felton's character's case, where he's almost too consistant in his unparalleled jerkishness. You think he ever worries about being typecast?), but the scenes they pull off at the end are some of the some of most epic I've seen all year from an emotional as well as a visceral standpoint. I also like how they take advantage of the fact that everyone knows how it's going to end and give us just enough of a slow burn beforehand so we appreciate the awesomeness when it comes.
Song of the day: Take A Bow by Muse. Another cool song brought to my attention by Watchmen's ad campaign. It's hard to make complex and fast synthesizer melodies sound epic and cinematic, but this succeeds admirably.