Thursday, October 28, 2010

Well it's the big day!

Today is the day of our triumphant return to the airwaves (in podcast form)!

Our podcast "Your Uncle's Lap" is officially recording it's first new episode since a few months ago.

Feel free to listen in live at we'll be broadcasting at 10 p.m. central, and if you miss the episode or just want to dig through the archives you can always download them on iTunes or at our website !

I'm excited.

Like this but more lighthearted and fun!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Before I go to bed

So I found this picture:

And I stared at it for a few minutes and became absolutely overwhelmed with a complete sense of hopelessness. Nothing we do matters, it's all so small and insignificant and pointless...just look at that thing! Whatever the fuck it is, we're pointless, we're a speck on a speck in the middle of a slightly larger speck and its all completely and utterly meaningless!!!

...and for some reason I decided I needed to share my newly acquired despair, so I sent the link to my lovely girlfriend Georgie.

And as usual with infinitely more insight into the universe than I could ever possess she responded, simply:


I love her.


I have a lot of trouble motivating myself to work sometimes. Some days you literally couldn't stop me from working on the shit I want to work on but some days I can't seem to peel myself off the couch. I think I'm bi-polar. Today was a down day.

I hate it, I've got about ten thousand things I want/need to work on but I just can't seem to get off my ass and do it. Lists sometimes help maybe I'll try that. Anyway its too late to do anything productive tonight so I guess I get a free pass to continue to be a piece of shit for the rest of the day. Hooray.

This is about right.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Welp, here we are...

Welcome to my brand spanking new blog!

Here I'm going to discuss topics related, but not limited, to the creation of my very own production company, prop building, upcoming projects (anything from video games and programs I'm working on to special effects), films and video games, as well as anything I think might be interesting.

Please check back frequently as I'm going to do my best to update every other day or so with, at the very least, some interesting links!

Until then here's some things that have kept me occupied for the passed few days:

This guy makes amazing props and does an exceptional job documenting their creation.
Volpin Props

The making of Jurassic Park, this is really fascinating especially if you have even a small amount of interest in special effects. Seriously, them making this movie in 1993 is comparable to us going to the moon in the 60's...well...almost...
 Part 1 Part 2  Part 3  Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

Also completely unrelated to special effects I've found these DVDs to be a really good watch if you have any interest in firearms, specifically tactical uses. I'm writing a script right now centered around characters that really know their way around guns and this has proven to be oh so inspirational.
Magpul Dynamics

And one final thing I'll be plugging every post more than likely is my podcast where me and my two friends talk about everything from movies to being a man to toilets that explode like poop volcanoes*.
Your Uncle's Lap

Stay tuned for more!

*most of what we talk about ends up being poop or dick related.