July 23, 2013

Dreams of a Future Moon

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The above is an artist's conception (1969) of how, according to National Geographic, "man may one day colonize his newest frontier." Wouldn't it have been nice?! Answer: yes.

Dreams of Space, one of my favorite blogs, just published the above illustration and the School Bulliten that goes along with it. Total eye candy. 


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April 11, 2013

A Myst History - Speaking at GDC

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I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, at the Moscone Center. This brought back some memories: twenty years ago, Rand and I introduced Myst at a Macworld Expo at Moscone! 
I had a lot of fun and the audience was very welcoming and they had excellent questions. You can watch my talk.

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September 25, 2012

The Immortal Augustus Gladstone Trailer

Some of you may be aware... I've been working on a small film for awhile. It's done! (polite applause) We released the first offical trailer on our blog last night. 

A couple years ago, Augustus discovered the modern era and started leaving a series of YouTube videos. In this film we try to delve more deeply into who he is. In the process, we discovered what it means to be filmmakers.

I really hope you enjoy the trailer!!!

YouTube version below...


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July 07, 2012

Volcano House

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Volcano House for sale in Newberry Springs, California... it could be yours!

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June 27, 2012

Close Friends With a Count

For the past month, I've been composing the soundtrack for The Immortal Augustus Gladstone. A few days ago, I shared the above piece, Close Friends with a Count, on twitter.

We've been pretty quiet about the film but we're now almost finished with the entire project. Which feels good!

Let me know if you have questions... about the film, about the music, about whatever you like (within reason of course). I'll answer whatever I can! 

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November 29, 2011

Message For the Movie Crew


If you read the previous post or if you've been following our work on the Augustus Gladstone blog, you already know that I've been directing a feature documentary about Augustus.

Three weeks ago we lost contact with him and haven't been able to find him since. Yesterday he left the above "Message for the movie crew" on YouTube.

We know it's a long shot, but if you have any information about Augustus, please let us know.

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August 03, 2011

The Immortal Augustus Gladstone


The above is one of the most recent youtube videos from Augustus Gladstone which, because of a posting on boingboing.net, has recieved a bit of attention.

My Tinselman blog has virtually silent for some time; the few of you who've paid close attention know why... I was beginning work on a documentary. I explain it this way on The Immortal Augustus Gladstone blog...

I began the early planning for this film about a year ago; we were looking for the right subject (meaning person) but had no luck. So we regrouped and changed our strategy and that’s when, through sheer happenstance, we discovered Augustus on YouTube.

We will continue to keep you abrest of our production at our blog. 

There's more at the Official Augustus Gladstone website.

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June 21, 2011

Future Shopping - 1966

The creators of this 1966 video predicted that we would (in the future) be using home computers to shop and bank from home. They were right! It's all surprisingly accurate... except for the weird chauvinism.

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October 28, 2010

Robyn's Posterous


I love the HD camera on the iPhone 4. It may not be the best camera in the world, but it's always with me, no matter where I'm at. I've recently begun a blog -- Robyn's Posterous -- mostly devouted to the stuff I photograph with this camera.

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April 23, 2010

Antler Pile

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Antler pile, from the National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge.

Previous antler pile post: Curse of the Antler Arch

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