My brother, Eric, was Director of Photography on the film “Things To Do“, directed by Ted Bezaire and starring Mike Stasko. The film was shot in Windsor over last year and I know my brother and his colleagues have been working their collective butts off on it. The film will be competing at the Slamdance Film Festival which starts today. The Slamdance Festival takes place at the same time and locale as the Sundance Film Festival but is reserved for “first time filmmakers” only.

He flew out to Utah from Windsor very early this morning, where he’ll be staying at a rented condo with Ted, Mike and others for the week. I’m sure they’ll be networking scripts and whatnot while down there too. What an exciting time for them!

You can see some photos and a trailer of the movie at their official website, though I had to download and install the latest version of Quicktime to get the video to play. I’m really impressed with the trailer, it seems to have that wistful quality of a a good Wes Anderson film, which is perhaps fitting because I believe their co-star Daniel Wilson is cousin to Luke and Owen Wilson. Anyway, I can’t wait until I can get a copy of it. Kind of weird to see Mike Stasko acting on the “big screen”.

I’m really excited for them, I hope they win. Send your good mojo his way. Too bad they’re not blogging the experience…

§208 · January 19, 2006 · Entertainment, Life, Movies · Comments Off on Things To See ·

Uploaded a new SVG Game: Solitaire. Also, I updated my Draggable SVG library on the Code page.

§309 · January 18, 2006 · SiteNews · Comments Off on 2006-01-18 ·

I came across David Bellot‘s SVG cards awhile back and thought it would be cool to put together a simple online card game in SVG. Read the rest of this entry …

§207 · January 18, 2006 · Games, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on SVG Time Waster: Solitaire ·

Uploaded a new version of Caverns of Xaskazien from Jeff Sinasac.

§308 · January 14, 2006 · SiteNews · Comments Off on 2006-01-14 ·

After Rob called my code ugly, I decided to update my technique for embedding SVG into HTML and it finally crystallized into a nice solution for me. I hesitate to say “embedding” because that might imply that I condone the <embed> tag, when in fact I only use it at gunpoint. Rob came up with a suitable term for including SVG in a HTML document: inlaying (as opposed to inlining). Read the rest of this entry …

§206 · January 13, 2006 · JavaScript, PHP, Software, SVG, Technology, Web, XML · 10 comments ·