Thursday, October 30, 2008

So excited to see Tammytown on Netflix!

Check it out! Once again, we/I never know what's going on with ol' Tammytown out there due to Indiepix not having talked to any of us for almost a year... I'm not cranky about it, though! No, really! So, once upon a time we had been told we might be on Netflix, and it is unclear whether or not you can really get it... But, it can be added to a cue or saved or something. So, please save away! This is almost as exciting as when Timberland bought it, performed original cataloging, and thus got the movie entered into OCLC's worldcat! (As a librarian & nerd, there is little more that could get me this jazzed!)

Also, whoever wrote the description of the movie as seen in the Netflix catalog made me green with envy! I really wish I had written it! "Lesbian pal" is alittle cheesy, but the rest is awesome!!! I will be using that from here on out!

In 1989, transfer student Tammie Pritchett (Anna Kaye) upsets the delicate social balance of Hellgate High when she unwittingly attracts boys away from her hell-bent rival Tammy Sylvester (Jessica Aceti). While Tammy fights to bring down the newcomer, Tammie stays afloat with the help of a new lesbian pal. The laughs -- and the hair -- are big in this affectionate salute to the '80s high school experience, shot on location in western Washington.
Yay! Also, if you want to buy a copy, let me know as I have tons left over from last year's screening parties. I will throw in a free soundtrack CD that I screenprinted myself!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

This is too funny! (for animation and editing nerds)

You've probably heard of Autodesk. They're the people who created AutoCAD.
They also created the most popular 3D program for video game creation, 3ds
Max. They recently purchased Alias, which created Maya, the biggest 3D
program for filmmaking. In the past week, they purchased another major
program, Softimage, by a company named Avid. Needless to say, they are
consolidating all the commercial 3D apps.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Who wants to see Greening of Southie with me this weekend?

Hollywood Theatre - Portland
41st Avenue at NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR, USA
1:15 OR 3:15pm

Posted about it last week.

I'm thinkin' 3:15 on either Sat or Sunday, but I'm still waiting to find out about landlord walk-through with old roomie before M moves in. Everything is going on at once!

To space or double space- it's driving me crazy!

It has been years since this has come up so frequently in my life, but over the past few months, I have been surrounded by the confusion of spacing after punctuation in word processing. It is mainly in several of my friends' resumes and cover letters that this has come up but also in blogs, personal emails/letters and even twitter!

So, I went straight to my old Moms for the straight dope on spacing. (She's been a Professor of English and Grammar for decades now. She was even referred to as "the Grammar Nazi" at one school.) And, I got this response:

One space after end punctuation. The 2 space deal was for typewriters, but word processing programs automatically adjust for the space. You can use my street cred— associate prof at UMUC.

And, how many spaces after colons?


I also heard this discussed in my grad program. Several of my teachers hated the improper use of double-spacing.

My Q's for you, dear friends:

Do you agree with this? Why or why not?

So, does this mean that it is weird if I know some actual millennials who double-space after everything but commas?

Do you still double-space and/or believe it is more proper?

When did you switch, if you did?

I have a vague memory of being told to stop the double-spacing sometime in college- possibly 1994? I pretty much accepted it and never looked back. I like the single space. You?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Come See The Greening Of Southie!

OMG! My King Corn pals have their new movie coming to Portland! And, it's got some really great time lapse and animation. Looks incredibly interesting and entertaining!

The Greening of Southie (Documentary)
NOT Rated, 82 min.
Showtimes: Mon-Thur, Oct 06-09: 7:30, 9:15
Weekend showtimes TBA - filmmaker Curt Ellis in attendance at all shows, Sunday October 12