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Nostalgia Video

Grandparents’ 50th Anniversary Trailer

Eight years ago, I had a chance to assemble a brief documentary for my paternal Grandfather and late Grandmother’s  fiftieth anniversary. Before the documentary played later in the celebration, I wanted to show a bit of a trailer, and managed to assemble the perfect clips to create this wonderful tongue-in-cheek trailer.

Sorry about the overall quality. This was shot on a state of the art camera and assembled with the latest iMovie, but that was eight years ago.

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Nostalgia

Photos From our Hike

Earlier this month, Sarah and I went on a brief hike in the Angeles National Forest with John and Christina of Clan Dragonas. Since I haven’t shared any photos here since 2007, I decided to take my camera with and managed to snap a few shots worth sharing. Enjoy!

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General Nostalgia Noteworthy

MacManX.com v2.0

MacManX.com v2.0 is finally here thanks to a new theme courtesy of Joen Asmussen.  A while ago, I began to realize that MacManX.com was suffering from the very same thing that I often criticize other websites for: link overload with a lack of focus on the content.  I’m proud to report that sidebar links have now been reduced by over 90% and the content is clearer than ever.

If you’re curious about how much the look of MacManX.com has changed over the ages, check out the new MacManX.com Themes gallery.

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Nostalgia Video

The Solo Adventures

One of the best things to come out of this year’s Star Wars Celebration was The Solo Adventures, a short animated film by Daniel L Smith, which took home the award for best animation from the fan film challenge. It’s a great little nostalgia trip with that same Star Wars feel, a spot-on Han Solo impersonation, and a twist ending that rivals M. Night Shyamalan.

I’ve embedded the 2D version below, but if you own a pair of red-cyan 3D glasses, I highly recommend the original 3D version.

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Nostalgia Video

Star Wars Uncut and Malcolm Sutherland

Star Wars Uncut is a fascinating project to say the least.  Users claimed 15 second clips of the original film, re-filmed them however they saw fit, and used every bit to create a massive complication.  Apparently, the film is ready to be released, but they’re working through some legal issues before they can unveil the final project.

Despite all the creative effort that went into Star Wars Uncut, I really have to thank the project for introducing me to the work of Malcolm Sutherland. After seeing his first 15 second clip (embedded below), I would rather see him re-imagine the entire film.  You can find all of Malcolm Sutherland’s work, including two more Star Wars Uncut clips on his Vimeo page.