Vancouver: A Place People Recognize as Washington, Oregon, and California

I recently wrote about Vancouver's use as a substitute for various west coast American cities in film and television. Crews change signs, keep Vancouver's national sites out of focus, and commonly pass the city off as Seattle, or Portland, or any part of California The article is currently on Vancouver publication Hollywood North Magazine's site. Here's an excerpt. … Continue reading Vancouver: A Place People Recognize as Washington, Oregon, and California

Dr. Strangelove or: Visual Comedy’s Lack of Evolution

Reversal of expectations. You expect the man depicted above to read a pilot's manual. Instead, he reads a Playboy. In Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, Peter Sellers portrays three of the principal characters. In each of his three roles, he either downplays the character's tics, or exaggerates them, forcing his character's actions to transition from plausibility into absurdity. Men fidget in their seats. … Continue reading Dr. Strangelove or: Visual Comedy’s Lack of Evolution

Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch Acts in First Ever AI Short Film

Today I wrote an article for Canadian publication Daily Hive! In it, I discuss Thomas Middleditch's latest project: Sunspring. It's a short film created by an AI, Benjamin, which belongs to Ars Technica, a tech publication. It's an interesting short. If you're curious, or a fan of his, check it out! Here's an excerpt of the article: "Viewers … Continue reading Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch Acts in First Ever AI Short Film