Movie: Grave Robbers! (brainstorm)

November 28th, 2006

This idea is about a year old – found while scouring old notebooks for gems. It’s an idea-association for a story about 2 buddies that decide a great way to make money is by stealing long-forgotten jewelry and other junk from caskets.  I was unemployed at the time and it did seem like a pretty good idea.  But, I wasn’t totally confident that this was the best idea, so I set out to discover other possibilities for a story (involving cemeteries and loot).  My favorite part is the branch of crazy ideas that ends with ‘animal operated bakery’.  Sometimes, this is like Found! Magazine, but it’s just my own stuff.

Grave Robbing Brainstorm

Process Documentary: Where Tires Come From

November 23rd, 2006

An animated documentary film following the entire process of manufacturing an automobile tire – beginning with the raw materials and calculating every bit of energy used along the way.

This sketch focuses on the oil used (and exaust/pollutants) during different steps in the process.  A real map of energy and waste produced for a tire would be vastly more complicated.  For example: what about all of the oil used for electricity and fuel to manufacture each of the machines used along the way?  And the energy used in making the macines that made the machines?