Archive for July, 2008

MacBook Pro hard drive upgrade & Batman, all in the same day!

July 30th, 2008 | 3 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Movies, Random Thoughts, Technology

Finally got tired of having a mere 10 GB of free space on my main system, which is an Apple MacBook Pro with a 120 GB hard drive. I actually had to shuttle my 12 GB iPhoto library off to an external drive in order to install Windows XP via Boot Camp (jump back two posts for the details). So last Saturday, I hit my favorite online vendor for such upgrades, Other World Computing, and procured a 320 GB replacement drive for less than $200 and it arrived this gloomy, rainy morning.

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DEAD NEXT DOOR at Akron Screams festival on Nov. 1

July 27th, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Movies, Publicity, Tempe Entertainment


Quick update to let folks know that THE DEAD NEXT DOOR will be closing out the forthcoming Akron Screams! festival, where I will also be appearing as a guest (and Tempe will have a table pimping our goods, too).

Akron Screams is a 2-day event, October 31 and November 1, 2008 in downtown Akron, Ohio at the landmark Akron Civic Theatre. Movies, live bands and cool vendors… if that sounds like fun, then head over to the Akron Screams MySpace page for more information.

The Akron Civic is a great old theatre and an awesome place to see THE DEAD NEXT DOOR up on the big screen. Hope to see you there!


Mac guy has 2 days of Windows madness

July 25th, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Freelance, Technology


Epson sent me their $3,500 SRP Discproducer a couple weeks ago, which I’m reviewing for DV magazine. After cracking open the enormous shipping crate and skimming the setup guide, I learned that the accompanying software is Windows only — not a big surprise, right?

So I got busy with other stuff after its arrival and procrastinated a bit in setting it up, since my deadline isn’t until August 8 and I have the loaner for a month. Lesson learned!

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MIDNIGHT 2 comes to DVD

July 23rd, 2008 | 2 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Movies, Tempe Entertainment

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Just a quick note to let folks know that a flick I produced back in 1992 for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD co-writer John A. Russo is making its DVD debut on August 5.

MIDNIGHT 2: SEX, DEATH & VIDEOTAPE is a Tempe co-production with Russo’s Market Square Productions. Yours truly produced, shot and edited this flick, which was shot during production of my own OZONE, and it features a number of past Tempe staples, including Matthew Jason Walsh (KINGDOM OF THE VAMPIRE), Jo Norcia (MAXIMUM IMPACT) and Lori Scarlett (OZONE).
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Let’s get this party started!

July 22nd, 2008 | 2 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Freelance, Random Thoughts

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Welcome to the blog! I’ve been meaning to do this for a good long time, and actually went to the trouble of installing WordPress on my domain back in 2004-2005. I then proceeded to get lazy and stuck with the blogs at MySpace, even though I was never particularly happy with the limitations on the Mac (very little fancy text editing and a real pain in the butt to add media).

So when WordPress announced that they were doing an iPhone-native version of their blogging software, I knew it was just a matter of time before I got motivated to really start doing some blogging here. And that day is today!
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