Thursday, May 3, 2012

Today, something kind of weird happened to me. I left Clark College around 5:30 and headed over to the Vancouver Public Library, where I was covering a public forum on increased coal train traffic in the northwest. I'd checked out a camera from the newsroom, but let's be honest, I have absolutely no goddamn experience with photography. That being said, I started taking pictures as soon as I got there. It began with me taking a few test shots to try and find good angles for the story's pictures, but quickly turned into something else. I realized that I was actually having a lot of fun taking the photos, probably more fun than I had reporting on the event. Anyways, I left the library when the forum ended around 8:00. After I walked out onto the street, however, I had the urge to start taking snapshots of everything around me, because behind the lens, everything immediately seemed more interesting. I photographed random people on the street, various buildings that I walked past downtown, a fire engine responding to a call, and even the traffic on I-5 with the bridge in the background. I really think that I'm developing a taste for photography, even though my pictures aren't very good yet. But I'm not gonna let the quality of my pictures from today bring me down, because something way more awesome overshadowed all that. When I left Clark today, the camera's memory card was empty. When I walked through the door to my house 4 hours later, I had 294 pictures, and the only thing that disappointed me was that I didn't take more.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Third official "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer has arrived online!!

Warner Brothers started their new viral marketing campaign Monday for "The Dark Knight Rises", the third and final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

The marketing campaign challenged fans to locate graffiti from specific locations, each of which would unlock a frame from the new trailer. The studio, however, was caught off guard by the fact that it only took fans one day to complete the challenge.

In response to this, Warner Brothers decided to officially unveil the new trailer, even though it was set to be shown before screenings of "The Avengers", which hits theaters this Friday.

The new trailer is pretty kickass, so you should check it out below.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blogathon 2012: so it begins...

Well, Blogathon 2012 has officially started, so I guess I'd better get used to the idea of blogging at least one time a day for the next month. It doesn't seem all that hard, but procrastination has already been nipping at my heels, even though it's day one. However, I plan to write throughout the month about new movies, music, video games, and generally any other shit that I'm interested in (as stated in my blog's title). My main goal with this blog isn't just to generate shit out of habit, though. I want to give the people who share my interests something they'll enjoy. I just hope I don't make a jackass out of myself in the process.