Tag Archive | The Hobbit

Pacific (Sh)Rim(p)

After the Turnover 25 years ago one of the most prominent things you could see pop everywhere were satellite dishes. After a life spent behind the Iron Curtain people were hungry for uncensored information, movies and those erotic midnight shows on private commercial TV. My brother and I had our own catching up to do […]

Black Hobbit

Yesterday I let myself coax into a second viewing of The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug and alas, no good deed goes unpunished… As bad luck would have it, there were some severe technical issues with the projector halfway through, meaning the lamp went out and we only got audio. The tragedy then took […]

Sharp Hobbit

Due to my health issues I was unable to watch the first The Hobbit movie in cinema last year (but ever since enjoyed it on DVD), so it was pretty neat to be able to catch the second part on the big screen. So it was this Saturday afternoon when I went to see it […]

Monday Fever

I almost thought I was through with my infection, but today it has struck back with full force and I’ve had a slight fever the whole night and through the day. That being the case, my plans to do some work on the Error Code Database have crumbled. I really need to catch up, as […]

Decapitated Cap

Who said forums can’t be fun (despite most of them these days having degenerated into garbage dumps for people who never read the After Effects help) ? It so happens that the dirty little place that the Video CoPilot forum is, provided some interesting entertainment value this weekend when one zealot kid got into an […]

Hobbitses! We likes Hobbitses!

It’s Tolkien Week this week which has all sorts of weird activities around the books like people glueing on pointed Elven ears or public readings of the books. Though I’ve read several of the books several times over the years I don’t exactly share this kind of obsession, but no matter what, this stuff is […]


As reported a while ago, Peder has been cooking up a new plug-in called MIR and now it’s finally available for your pleasure. If you head over to Red Giant Software you can download a demo, but beware, they’re dumping the whole Trapcode suite on you even if you just want this 3 megabyte or […]

High Speed Hobbit

For anything technical, there’s always the risk that you over-engineer, meaning you add too many features and options which your users probably never will use. I’m actually quite shocked to find out that exactly that has happened to the new 3D extrusion stuff in After Effects CS6. I mean, really? Separate property groups for the […]

Another Day, another Trailer

The pre-Christmas goodness continues with some more trailers, so let’s have a look. First something not mentioned in my last post which I stumbled upon while watching those other trailers. When I was 8 or 9 I seriously considered becoming a ballet dancer and applying at Palucca school in Dresden and while ultimately I didn’t […]

Christmas Movie-O-Rama

While all that Christmas insanity is getting rather on my nerves, the one good thing is that this year we are presented with some rather good movies in cinemas and that we have even more to look forward in 2012. This week is gonna be particularly interesting by giving us trailers/ teasers for some of […]


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