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Pennie's Bake Shop and Espresso Bar

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - 8 hours 15 min ago

20"x24"acrylic on canvas
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I LOVE this place! If you live in Butler, PA and want a coffee and delicious treat, this is the place to be. GO! 

Babylon 5 Vs Honorvesre

Factpile - 23 hours 42 min ago

FactPile: Babylon 5 Vs Honorvesre

Suggested by Ordo11 Babylon 5 will go up against Honorvesre. This fight takes place with 2 separated galaxies for each team. There is a wormhole that connects the 2 galaxies. All groups are in this fight. Spy nets are allowed... Read More »

Categories: Entertainment

There Is A Problem With The Indie Film Community (And it’s Fixable)

Official Web Log Of Matt Croyle - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:41pm

Snooty. Snooty? Snotty. Snotty? Snob. Straight up, indie filmmakers get enough flack from the rest of the world for their career choice. They shouldn’t have to get it from fellow indie filmmakers. Bottom line. Hands down.

THE RANT…

When someone decides that they’re going to take on the venture of making an independent film it’s pretty much like deciding to build an ark. There’s no “easy” way to go about it. The process has many pitfalls and problems that the team will have to face with the production process. However, the one problem that indie filmmakers shouldn’t have to put up with is fellow indie filmmakers not supporting them along the way.

Having made my first feature, which took two-and-a-half years to complete, it has become apparent to me that an already “established” (in their own minds, at the very least) group of American indie filmmakers seem to only want to pay attention to the stuff that they and their friends work on, or what some people call “faux-indie” — projects with way bigger budgets, that are outside of major studios. These are the folks who have worked on or made a few films, and have somehow been able to corner the American Internet niche on indie film-making. They’re the ones who run all of the most popular indie film websites, who seem to have all this expert, formulaic advice on how to make an indie flick. These folks are the people who cover all of the “indie film” news and reviews (except yours, because you’re not friends).

There is a problem here. The problem a lot of truly independent filmmakers face is getting their stuff out to the public. And the problem is that if they don’t have a huge marketing budget, if they’ve (let’s say) made a flick for ten grand and have nothing leftover to actually show people there’s a film someone may want to watch, then the only way they can do that is to use these “indie film” sites. Sure there’s the festival circuit, and word-of-mouth, but those two things don’t guarantee you getting your film out there en masse. But, there’s a catch. These sites will only watch your film if you PAY THEM to, and even then you’re not guaranteed they’ll even mention it anywhere. Are these people actually filmmakers, or are they just out to bamboozle you out of your money so they can keep up their profiles as “supposed” experts in the field?

THE SOLUTION…

Here’s a question: Why can’t these people be both filmmakers and Internet entrepreneurs? Kevin Smith does it. Granted he’s not really in charge of writing reviews for others’ films, but you get the point.

The solution comes to me as this:

It is imperative, as artists, to be supportive of other artists — especially when working in the same medium. Someone may be well versed, and book-smart, in film theory, but they may have never made a fucking film in their lives. They have no practical experience. Those people? They need to shut their fucking mouths.

Those of you who run large “independent” film sites? Loosen the fuck up. We understand you’re probably making your living from selling advertisements and charging people just to watch their film, but if you are really “indie” filmmakers then you’d make time for the guy that just shot a black and white feature in a week for two grand. People have to start somewhere. And, please remember that YOU DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING. I don’t. Nobody does.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I CAN SAY TO INDIE FILMMAKERS IS THIS: Don’t be a snob. We’re in this thing together. Introduce yourselves. Help promote each other’s work. Work for free because you love it (if it isn’t what you’re trying to make a career of). Hold a light or a boom. Talk to each other online and over coffee.

Too often we think of ourselves as “better” than someone who is trying to accomplish the same things we are — to make a film that is meaningful to people. If you’re not in it for that reason, you’re not in it for the right ones.

-MC


Three New Postcard Packs!

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:57pm
Hi everyone! I'm excited to show you the three newpostcard packs I have available: LandSky and Water
 Land.
 Sky.
Water.
Let me know what you think! ♥

Hulk Vs Hercules

Factpile - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Hulk Vs Hercules

Suggested by Lethal_Gecko Hercules Vs the Hulk … again! A duel between the Berserker from Fate/ Stay Night (Hercules, composite)and the Incredible Hulk from Marvel. Battle takes place within the Roman Colosseum and they can not leave it. Battle to... Read More »

Categories: Entertainment

Last Stand

Factpile - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 1:59am

FactPile: Last Stand

Suggested by Rookie Somehow a team from DnD and Warhammer 40K finds themself on Szass Tam‘s artificial world and finds that a strange army just entered this world and plans to attack them. If even a single “hero unit” of... Read More »

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Dr. Manhattan Vs Kain

Factpile - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Dr. Manhattan Vs Kain

Suggested by AbsoluteZero Dr Manhattan VS Kain (LoK) Scenario 1: The two opponents start at five hundred meters distance. Looking dead at each other in a completely flat open field. Both open the match aggressively. Both are operating at the... Read More »

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Zank The Beheader Vs Udo Jin-E

Factpile - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:59am

FactPile: Zank The Beheader Vs Udo Jin-E

Suggested by Commander Cross Zank The Beheader (from Akame Ga Kill), former Imperial Executioner-turned-Serial-Killer will go up against Udō Jin-e (from Rurouni Kenshin), former Hitokiri of the Shisengumi-turned-Manslayer. Two killers arrive, only one leaves alive. Fight takes place in Kain‘s... Read More »

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The Ultimate Holy Grail War

Factpile - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: The Ultimate Holy Grail War

Suggested by Monochrome The Holy Grail has grown in power by an incomprehensible scale for within it now resides the slain souls of a mad titan, a master of the world once called Apokolips (DC), and a mad clown who... Read More »

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What if… Alexander Anderson didn’t use the Nail of Helena in his final battle with Alucard?

Factpile - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 5:59am

FactPile: What if… Alexander Anderson didn’t use the Nail of Helena in his final battle with Alucard?

Suggested by CH1C4N0444 is allergic to bullets What if Alexander Anderson (Hellsing) didn’t use the Nail of Helena in his final battle with Alucard? Could he finally have killed Alucard? Would the outcome ultimately be the same? Is there other... Read More »

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Dark Horn Vs AT-AT Vs Imperial Knight

Factpile - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Dark Horn Vs AT-AT Vs Imperial Knight

Suggested by Sauroposeidon A three way walker battle! Fighting in, oh, let’s say Afghanistan, we have an Imperial Knight Warden (Warhammer 4oK), an utterly enormous AT-AT (Star Wars), and a fully loaded Dark Horn zoid. Only one mech gets to... Read More »

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Vampires Vs Nephilim

Factpile - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Vampires Vs Nephilim

Suggested by Amm0vamp1r3 Dracula (composite, Castlevania). Alucard (composite, Castlevania). Kain (Blood Omen 1&2). and Demitri Maximoff (Darkstalkers). vs Dante (composite, Devil May Cry). Vergil (composite, Devil May Cry). War (composite, Darksiders). and Death (composite, Darksiders). -fight takes place in Neo–Tokyo... Read More »

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Iron Man Vs Sasuke Uchiha

Factpile - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Iron Man Vs Sasuke Uchiha

Suggested by sadot06 Iron Man (Marvel) will go up against Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto). Tony just finished wiping out some mercenaries and is transported to the Valley of the End. Sasuke was stoically looking out at the horizon when Tony appears... Read More »

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THE MARTIAN Viral Video – Ares (2015) Matt Damon, Ridley Scott Sci-Fi Movie HD

Factpile - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:16pm

FactPile: THE MARTIAN Viral Video – Ares (2015) Matt Damon, Ridley Scott Sci-Fi Movie HD

Presented by War Wizard I can’t wait for this movie to arrive! Related Posts: Star Wars 7 Slated for a 2015 Release Tyranids Vs Daleks Vs Borg Necromorphs Vs Xenomorphs Obi-Wan Vs Blade Space Marines Vs Mandalorians

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Ulyaoth and Deoxys Vs Zorc and Shadow

Factpile - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 5:59am

FactPile: Ulyaoth and Deoxys Vs Zorc and Shadow

Suggested by Rookie Ulyaoth (Eternal Darkness) and Deoxys (Pokemon) will go up against Zorc (Yu-Gi-Oh) and Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic). This is video games version of Shadow. Zorc in his prime. Composite Deoxys. Battlefield: Lake-town (LOTR). Who will win? Related... Read More »

Categories: Entertainment

Necron Lord Vs Naruto

Factpile - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Necron Lord Vs Naruto

Suggested by Prime Chaos Composite Necron Lord (Warhammer 40K) will go up against pre-shippuuden Naruto (Naruto) Who will win? Related Posts: Demon and Undeads Vs Knights and Mutant Ghost Rider Vs Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki Vs Yusuke What If…Naruto Uzumaki... Read More »

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Mandalorian Free For All

Factpile - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Mandalorian Free For All

Suggested by Alpha or Omega Jango Fett against Pre Vizsla against Sabine Wren against Boba Fett all from Star Wars. The battle takes place in Sundari on Mandalore. Standard gear for everyone and each fighter can buy up to five... Read More »

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Master Chief Vs Jason Grace

Factpile - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:01am

FactPile: Master Chief Vs Jason Grace

Suggested by Nsl98 Master Chief (Halo) will go up against Jason Grace (PJ U) They fight in Forest Hills, Queens. Master Chief is equppied with an assault rifle, two pistols and 5 M9 grenades.  Various weapons from the Halo franchise... Read More »

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Changing Of The Seasons

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:16pm

"Changing of the Seasons"9x12watercolor on paper
-a commission-

Welcome back students!!!!

BC3 President's Blog - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 8:52am
Today, August 21, was a wonderful day at all campus sites – but particularly our Main Campus in Butler Township. Close to 500 students, parents and friends attended our Annual Welcome Day. With the sun shining and a nice breeze, our new students benefited from meeting with faculty and staff. As I greeted new students […]
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