Match Frame

Thoughts from an American editor and filmmaker in New Zealand about film and video production and post-production. Plus whatever else I feel like talking about.

Location: Balmoral, Auckland, New Zealand

A work in progress.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

somehow I forgot to mention this, I think.

CHERYL SLOOTCIST, the sixth short I've edited for Galadina, is online!

And while we're on the subject of friends in Los Angeles, my friend Ransom Riggs has his first animated short online. I know firsthand just how difficult animation can be, and I'm quite impressed with how this came out. Plus, you'll learn something!

Now only 110 more e-mails to clean out or something! Sigh.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Candidate Poll Calculator

So, following Conor's lead, I checked out the Candidate Calculator and was surprised to realize just how far to the left I've shifted over time, or something. My top match was:

Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D) 100.00% match

who I know my friend Jeremy loves, but I always thought of him as "that way liberal guy", not meaning that in a particularly complimentary way. But here we are. Anyway:

Your Other Top Matches
Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel (D) - 94.44%
Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd (D) - 73.33%
New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) - 68.89%

Middle of the Pack
Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D) - 68.89%
Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards (D) - 64.44%
Delaware Senator Joseph Biden (D) - 60.00%
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) - 55.56%
Texas Representative Ron Paul (R) - 44.44%
Businessman John Cox (R) - 37.78%
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) - 28.89%
Kansas Senator Sam Brownback (R) - 26.67%
Arizona Senator John McCain (R) - 26.67%
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) - 24.44%

Bottom of the Barrel
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) - 18.89%
Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (R) - 17.78%
California Representative Duncan Hunter (R) - 13.33%
Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo (R) - 13.33%


I had the vague sense that, of the three Democrats that I was aware of that were running, Edwards was the Democrat I supported the most, followed by Obama then Clinton, which is the exact opposite of what plays out here. (Although it's odd that Clinton gets "top match" and Obama gets "middle of the pack" when they actually have the same percentage.)

For the most part, it honestly doesn't matter much to me. I'm hard-pressed to imagine any scenario in which I won't vote for the Democrat, strictly from a house-cleaning perspective (by which I mean that maintaining the status quo party in the executive branch will diminish our international standing even further, if such a thing is possible), and I'm not really looking forward to discussing whether or not Hillary tipped some waitress or whether some candidate jumped up and down too much during the primary or what have you for the next 12 months.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

polvo reunion polvo reunion polvo reunion

i know only like maybe three people read this any more and possibly one of them might care but this has simultaneously made my day and is now causing me to seriously consider flying over to the other side of the world in May:


oh man.

In other news I've been working incredibly stupid hours and basically have no personal life, and the only thing I've contemplated writing about here is the difference in effects editing functionality between Avid and Final Cut, which would bore you all silly. But I have the weekend off, and it's sunny, so time to go walk, get some brunch, and listen to ...

... you guessed it ...


polvo-ly yours in polvo,
doug mcpolvo

p.s. Polvo.

Thursday, November 01, 2007