Green Screen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers [BOOK REVIEW]
Jan12

Green Screen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers [BOOK REVIEW]

The authors of Green Screen Made Easy take us into the world of special effects found in filmmaking and photography. Not only do you learn how it’s done, but you learn how to do it yourself using easy, affordable methods while still retaining visual quality.

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Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel [BOOK REVIEW]
Dec08

Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel [BOOK REVIEW]

Orson Krennic is a rising star within the Republic during the Clone Wars and, after stealing plans for a super battle station from the Separatists—knowing that a successful build could allow him to usurp Governor Tarkin, his military rival, in Senator Palpatine’s good graces— he decides the Republic needs to make one of their own. (Considering how often plans for massive space stations keep getting stolen in the Star Wars universe, am I the only one that’s wondering if perhaps all the major players in Star Wars are using the same firewall responsible for the Sony hacking scandal of 2015?)

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Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt [BOOK REVIEW]
Nov10

Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt [BOOK REVIEW]

Shortly after the events of Life Debt, Nora Wexley, her son Temmin, the deadly (but now, strangely cuddly) robot, Mister Bones, and their crew of rebel miscreants find themselves hunting down escaped Imperial leaders for a New Republic war tribunal. Meanwhile, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane seeks…

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The Obsidian Chamber [BOOK REVIEW]
Oct14

The Obsidian Chamber [BOOK REVIEW]

After the events of Crimson Shore, Agent Pendergast is lost at sea and presumed dead. A grieving Constance returns to the Riverside mansion in NYC to the care of loyal housekeeper Mrs. Trask and resourceful bodyguard Proctor. Unable to deal with her guilt and sorrow in the topside world, she retreats to the underground catacombs that she knows best.

But when a shadowy spectre from the past knocks out Proctor and kidnaps Constance, he’ll have to go on a global chase to rescue her before she ends up dead—or worse.

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Beyond the Ice Limit [BOOK REVIEW]
Oct12

Beyond the Ice Limit [BOOK REVIEW]

After the mysterious events of the Lost Island, Gideon Crew discovers the secret healing benefits his employer has received from the plants on the lost island, allowing him to now walk. Could this cure work for Gideon’s own deadly condition? It doesn’t seem like it, but its miraculous properties are enough to keep a skeptic like Gideon on the hook with Glinn in his strangest quest yet: the search for a presumably dangerous alien life form at the bottom of the ocean past the Ice Limit.

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The Death of Superman Book & DVD Set [GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW]
Sep28

The Death of Superman Book & DVD Set [GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW]

I first got into Superman when, as a child, I lived in a desert town with no TV and, once a month, we’d go to the largest city in our area to get provisions. There was a half-price comic book store and I would find ‘70’s and ‘80’s Bronze age books for 15 cents apiece, purchasing as many as I could to make the month until I got back bearable. DC comics always had a more powerful tone to me and I would try to buy comics that I could find in as sequential an order as possible. Superman books were some of the more intriguing (second only to Flash, in my mind) because he was so powerful, that the w

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