Rise. Rose. Risen.
I can’t completely decide whether writing this right now is a good choice. Or not. I’ve come home straight out of the cinema, and have sat in front of the LCD screen while the clock is ticking, and there’s work to be done tomorrow, but some things deserve that you go out of your way and simply make time for them.
Finally, after seven years, Christopher Nolan’s vision of the Batman universe has come to a close. It hasn’t done so in all of the best ways possible , but the filmmakers did everything that was on their hands to make this a great film, and they did.
More than just for pictures
Up til now, all you’ve heard me raving about has been the iPhone 4S’s camera. Well, except when it’s dark. But besides that, it’s all light and petal showers for Apple’s latest iPhone and its ability to capture moments on stills.
Last week though, was kind of a revelation to me. I hung out with my friends up in the mountains, and made a lot of shots. When the Sun was falling, a few of us were left and instead of shooting more pictures, I flipped the switch and hit the “video camera” mode in the default Camera app. The results? Completely unexpected.
This is going to be a hell of a week for me, and by the love of God, today I get to sleep about five hours. Wonder how many more of those I’ll get until the weekend.
Don’t expect much from me this week, except something really short. Today I can think of nothing better than the trailer that blew my mind a few months ago. I can’t wait to see this film, and you shouldn’t, either. There’s a new extender trailer, but it shows more of the film. If you still want it, it’s here. And it’s awesome, too.
The era of the online video
Before beginning, I’d like to point out that no way I would’ve imagined I’d find such an epic shot to reflect what I wanted to mean with this post. All right, it doesn’t necessarily “mean” what I have to say, but nevertheless, it’s a glorious photo.
After looking at WhatsApp yesterday, I’d like to reflect on something different today. As it turns out, I’ve been watching how the concept of “product launch” has dramatically changed over the last 5-6 years, and if you don’t remember correctly, it’s been only 5 to 6 years since YouTube started hosting funny videos with dogs and cats as their main cast.
Bollywood’s missing its chance
If this was my first or second outing at writing a blog, I would’ve researched the hell out of the subject before daring to speak. But since I’m not, and since this blog is all about enabling me to write my mind on a daily basis, I intend to talk straight from my heart.
As you might’ve read, I’m having some sort of “comeback” into the world of Indian cinema. Not necessarily watching, but listening to the songs I’ve come to like for the past few years. And following yesterday’s post, one can argue Bollywood could really reap some profits if they put their minds to it.
The Content Distribution Problem
Let’s rewind the hands of time a little bit, to the days where I wasn’t employed and couldn’t plan what I was going to buy on a month-to-month basis. Back then, I had a backlog of stuff I wanted to buy, and everything was sorted according to a mix of need and greed.
Some things in the backlog came hand in hand. Case in point? A Full HD monitor and a PS3. We’re talking about 2007 here, when I knew I wanted the PS3 just for two games: FFXIII and GT5, even though everyone was telling me it wasn’t a good investment and to get the XBox 360. To this day, I still don’t have a Full HD monitor nor a PS3, but the point is, they came hand in hand due to a very simple concept: we had a TV in the hall, but I watched most of my TV shows on my (at the time) 17” laptop, so I wanted the monitor to both enjoy my shows in my room and game on the PS3.
Eventually (I thought), the PS3 would open the door to something else: buying Blu-ray Discs. I think I’ve never bought a single DVD film for myself, despite wanting to have a lot of films at hand without them occupying my hard drive space. The reason was quality: DVDs were already inferior to the 900p resolution I had in my laptop’s monitor, and if/when I got my monitor, I’d regret spending all that money in DVDs.