Dynamic Lethargy Films

One of the more difficult challenges you face when you create a story is that the hero needs to be smart enough to get out of a jam, but dumb enough to get into it in the first place. I wonder if an illness could be used to explain the lapse. I wrote about character… Read Article →

I redid a poster that I have on a wall in one scene of “The Barrier” this week. The poster isn’t a big element of the story, but it is a detail that some people might find distracting if it doesn’t look right. In the open house scene Arthur stands in front of a poster… Read Article →

I restarted my rewrite of “The Barrier” this week. My family responsibilities took precedence over my movie for the last few weeks. It had been a while since I looked at the rewrite, and I found that I had changed my mind about what I wanted to go with it. Most of the effort I… Read Article →

Slow Progress on the “The Barrier” I did a little on “The Barrier” this week. My wife’s illness has progressed and that is a higher priority for me than this project, so I don’t expect to have much time for “The Barrier”. It’s been at least a month since I did any work on “The… Read Article →

Recently I read that some scientists think that there may be planets more suitable to life than Earth. How does this relate to the Fermi Paradox? What is the Fermi Paradox? The Fermi Paradox comes from a question that the physicist Enrico Fermi asked during a discussion of flying saucers in the late 1940s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox… Read Article →

I’ve completed the preliminary version of the new scene I wanted to create for my transportation planning movie: “The Barrier”. I wanted to make sure I could do it before I continued with the script rewrite. When I’m ready to make the new version of “The Barrier”, I will do a final version of this… Read Article →

For the next version of my transportation planner movie, “The Barrier”, I want to add a scene where Arthur makes video of the place where he wants to put the barrier. I had wanted to do this for the original movie, but thought it would be too difficult. I decided to use Blender to create… Read Article →

For a while now, I’ve mused about how it might help to understand money if we think there are two different kinds of money. I think that other people might see some value in this idea. In a nutshell, the idea is that there are two very different ways in which people use and think… Read Article →

There is scene in “The Barrier” where two characters watch a traffic simulation. I wasn’t happy with the quality of the animation I did for the simulation, so this week I created a replacement for the next version of “The Barrier”. When I did the previous version of “The Barrier” I used MS PowerPoint to… Read Article →

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