So a while back I used to post cool links each Wednesday for a Coffee Break series. For many reasons (mainly time and laziness), I haven’t posted cool links in a while. But I still have a bunch saved up.
So in the spirit of new beginnings, I’m just going to offload everything I’ve had stored up and start fresh.
And just to recap why yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life: Voted in my first presidential election, free Starbucks, free Krispy Kreme, got an iPhone(!), ScottDobie thought my tweet “I feel like today is the day Frodo tosses the ring into Mount Doom” was wittier than both Leo Laporte and John Hodgman, watched the election results at the Democrat results party with all my friends, and the good guy finally won!
Now enjoy the links.
Adorama – Video & audio gear
The company now offers celebrity wannabe packages, including the A-List—Ariel’s choice—which gives clients four personal paparazzi for 30 minutes and a mock-up of a high-gloss tabloid magazine cover with their picture, for $730. The Superstar package ($990) lasts for an hour and the Megastar ($3,000) provides clients with six paparazzi for two hours, limo service, a publicist and a bodyguard. And for customers who hope to get into places like the Waverly Inn or La Esquina just because of the scene they’re setting, it’s priceless, says Drew Tinnin, Celeb 4 A Day’s New York manager. “We’ve gotten people past the velvet rope. Restaurants and clubs usually like the attention we get them when we show up with our clients.”
From the director of my fav Helvetica on how he’s made a living doing small documentaries.
Documentary Club – If you like documentaries
Full List of Stuff White People Like « Stuff White People Like – Very funny. One of the fastest Blog-to-Book examples
indieWIRE: FIRST PERSON | Film Department’s Mark Gill: “Yes, The Sky Really Is Falling.” – I plan to write more about this, but if you haven’t read it – do so
2008 Design Trends – Very cool designs for inspiration
Metropolis « Finding Some Direction – The missing reels from Metropolis have been found. This is so amazing.
The Steady Approach Part 2 | B&H Photo Video Pro Audio (via Coudal) – Interview with Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam
The Media Equation – Little Movies, Big Problems – NYTimes.com – Indie films not doing so hot
Filmmaker Magazine | Spring 2008: NO VACANCY – The Visitor, the only indie film that did pretty good this year
Typeface – Documentary on Typeface. I have a feeling I’ll like this film. Helvetica and Typeface box set coming soon? Wingdings as a special feature?
Grocery List: Never Forget an Item at the Supermarket – These two links good for craft service shopping