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  1. James Rogers

    review Detours

    It's the story of a newly single New Yorker re-locating to Florida; she drives south with her widowed dad and her mom's ashes in a coffee can. That's the tagline for this movie, which was written and produced by IndieTalk's own Mara Lesemann! Starring Tara Westwood and Carlo Forletta...
  2. James Rogers

    Stereoscopic video - anaglyph

    Anaglyph 3D video compilation Here are 3 examples of what I consider good 3D video. You'll need red/cyan 3D glasses to see the images properly. Sorry but there are color limitations with anaglyph 3D. Enjoy!
  3. James Rogers

    cgi Dancing water

    Here's one I just did that demonstrates how a fluid simulation can be used with the influence of an animated model to create the appearance of water dancing. Any questions, feel free to ask.
  4. James Rogers

    misc The re-rebirth of 3D movies?

    Does anyone think the new Avatar movie will kickstart the 3D movie craze again? ... and much to my surprise, some tv makers are wiring some of their tv models for Active 3D (shutter glasses). Strange that they would do that for a gimmick thought to be dead.
  5. James Rogers


    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S. I don't know about other countries but here, we acknowledge the things we are thankful for on this day. I don't know about anyone else but I usually find myself giving thanks all year long, for what I have, the opportunities I have, the people I know...
  6. James Rogers

    Yes I can

    You know, I've been trying for over 30 years to somehow make it in the film industry. I've trained my self to be a special Effects make-up artist, a sculptor, a writer..... I've written scripts, detailed budgets, had contacts at Panavision and several film labs in Cali and Colorado, put...
  7. James Rogers

    distribution sobering view on the micro-budget film distribution.

    We talk about distribution a lot and how the micro-budget film makers are losing the traditional outlets for their movies; DVD/Blu-ray sales. Here is a video with some sobering views. The people in the video are pretty much saying the same thing that everyone else is; the doors are closing...
  8. James Rogers

    marketing FREE instructional CDs on using Microsoft Office and more!!

    1990 Does anyone remember the commercials for CDs on how to use Microsoft Office and other software products? The TV commercials made the cds seem valuable. Something that you would actually consider buying to learn how to use the most popular software packages being used everywhere. The...
  9. James Rogers

    Schindler's List

    i'm reading Schindler's List. I've been meaning to read it for a few years and now that I have a first edition copy, I thought it was time. The thing that is impressing me most about the book really has nothing to do with the book. It's the way Spielberg and Steven Zaillian, the screenplay...
  10. James Rogers


    Today is Halloween. The kids are so happy but their parents look embarrassed. Almost ashamed. I don't get it.
  11. James Rogers

    2 funny 2 be 4 gotten

    After more than a decade of Youtube. This one still ranks as one of the funniest videos I have ever seen.
  12. James Rogers

    movies What did he say?

    So much debate over the Matrix and whether or not Neo was in the matrix or if he got out. Was Zion real? Here is the brilliant scene the spells it out for us. He is telling Neo that he is in the Matrix, has always been in the Matrix, and always will be. It's ALL the Matrix.
  13. James Rogers

    movies Beaavis and Butthead do the Universe

    If you're a fan of the boys, you've got to see this movie. Funny! All they want to do is score,,, but the never do. This time they DON'T score in outerspace. And I just found out that Mike Judge is making more episodes of Beavis and Butthead. Paramount TV is full of them.. I've got my...
  14. James Rogers


    Yeah, I get drunk about one a year and today happens to be the day.. Sfoster is giving me shit. Sean Omaley is fighting in the ufc and I'v about to finish this bottle of wine. not to mentiont hat my comptuer is rendering up a storm. My wife is watering her plants and my step son is helping...
  15. James Rogers

    This is strange

    Today I took a drive to the Layton Mall just to walk around and look at all the plus size mannequins. While I was there I spotted a Halloween display featuring large monsters. I'm a sucker for monsters so I went right over to it. There were 4 or 5 static displays. Large muscular humanoids...
  16. James Rogers

    critique Short script

    Besides the academics of writing a script, I think quite a bit can be learned by analyzing, critiquing, and even tearing apart scripts that others have written. I've never done this before but I would like to offer one of my short scripts that I wrote back in 2009. I discovered it while...
  17. James Rogers

    cgi Splashdown test in progress

    I'm working on a fluid simulation that will show a spaceship diving into the ocean. While my machine renders the images I thought I'd show you the playblast for one of the angles I'll be finalizing in the next few days. A playblast is what Maya software calls a quick preview. It's mostly used...
  18. James Rogers

    movies Hellraiser

    The Hellraiser reboot starts tomorrow on HULU. Hellraiser is based on Clive Barker's novella, The hellbound heart. It's pretty short, so I think I can finish it before showtime tomorrow evening. Some people, myself included, were complaining that Pinhead is a woman in this movie version...
  19. James Rogers

    Water simulation

    Here is a clip that shows a water simulation I finished a few days ago. I had two reasons for doing this sym; 1. To float an active body on the water which would react to the turbulence and waves. 2. I wanted to see what kind of dynamics I could get beneath the surface of the water; bubbles...
  20. James Rogers

    Fairy Tale by Stephen King

    Stephen King's latest book is out and I've got it!! It's called Fairy Tale. I'm only on page 13, but so far, as usual, I'm loving it. I swear, King can write about absolutely anything and it will be highly entertaining. His style is so smooth and casual. Reading a Stephen King book is so...