There are a lot of good, short movies out there that are being made by quality filmmakers. The trick is finding them. I thought I'd help you out by showcasing some of my own favorites and save you the time and trouble of looking for them yourself. I hope you enjoy them. I'll keep adding more.
Learn how to use both inverse kinematics and forward kinematics to rig and animate your Cinema 4D models. Follow the video tutorial and the tips to learn better animation techniques.
Hannie Caulder, staring the intensely beautiful Raquel Welch, is a revenge story that is anything but standard. Performances are powerful and the story keeps you watching until the very last frame.
Resizing models that have already been rigged can be difficult in Cinema 4D if you don't know the trick for how to do it. Good news is that it's actually very simple and easy to do. Here's how.
Undersea adventure as competing deep sea salvage divers compete to recover the cargo from the wreck of the Lady Luck, a sunken cargo ship that sank down into the watery depths of Davy Jones Locker.
Sorcery, sword fights, demons, monsters and plenty of straight up action. This is a fantastic movie that you should definitely watch and add to your film library. You will watch this over and over.
Chopsocky martial arts movie fans will love this mess starring the great Bolo Yeung himself. Over the top bad guys, fast and furious fights, questionable dubbing and exaggerated sound effects. Great.
A tense thriller where a bickering married couple takes in an injured stranger only to suffer the consequences of their kindness. Alan Rickman delivers another powerful performance you will enjoy.
Shogun Assassin is a cult classic samurai movie with some of the best swordplay you will ever see. Wakayama Tomisaburo is grim yet elegantly dispatches his foes with brutal efficiency that impresses.
B-movie magic unfolds as the alien invader, Ro-Man, is sent to Earth to destroy all humans. He has nearly succeeded in killing everyone...when he falls in love with an Earth girl. Will love triumph?
The simplest chili recipe you will ever find. Less than five ingredients, this chili tastes deliciously complex but it only takes fifteen minutes or less to make. Perfect for campers or boaters.
This tomato soup recipe is simple, tasty and perfect for boaters or campers because it uses canned, tinned or jarred ingredients. Quick to make it delivers a much bigger flavor that will surprise you.
This original recipe makes refriend beans out of a can taste restaurant quality. Easy to make, this recipe is perfect for campers, homesteaders and people that liveaboard boats like I do. One pot meal
Cream sauces are delicious but not particularly healthy. This recipe has all the luscious richness of cream sauce with only a fraction of the calories but all of the taste. Cream-less cream sauce.
Milo is a delicious, satisfying drink that makes a wonderful alternative to coffee. Drank widely in Australia, Asia and Mexico, Milo is sold as a sports energy drink and is enjoyed by millions.
This Breakfast Potatoes recipe is convenient, satisfying and packed full of delicious flavors. Simple and healthy, it is also quick and easy to prepare in the morning, taking just a few minutes.
This delicious Mediterranean salad sandwich is easy to make and is healthy too. It's Mexico meets Greece, delivering up delicate but powerful flavors. Satisfying and filling, you will love this recipe
Learn how to keep foods fresh and healthy without refrigeration. Perfect food preservation methods for living off the grid or on a boat. Ancient techniques for living without electricity.
Served cool or hot, this salsa dip is tasty with a light, refreshing appeal that goes perfectly with many foods. It is a wonderful topping for omelettes, enhances their flavor or for baguettes.
A bright, light and delicious artichoke garlic pasta recipe that has bold, powerful flavors with a satisfying, subtle after taste and is delicious with either chicken or as a vegetarian meal too.
A buyers guide to choosing the right hot sandwich maker. A detailed description of what features are important and what are the different types you can get.
Honest reviews of the recipes from the smash hit cookbook Forks Over Knives. Better health through eating better can be delicious and enjoyable. More than just soups and salads.
Dressing like a stripper is one of the most responsible and smartest things that any young lady can ever do for themselves to better advance their position in life. Don't hesitate, start today!
Truth is stranger than fiction but it is also more exciting and interesting too. Action and adventure movies can't even come close to matching the thrills of these real life people and explorers.
A list of real life lovable rogues who we love even though we shouldn't. Despite their moral ambiguities and their questionable behavior, we can't help but be attracted to these historical characters.
A simple, delicious recipe for Mexican red sauce (salsa roja) that will add great flavor to rice, beans or any other Latin American dish. Minimal cooking involved, you will love the taste of this.
Henry Stanley was the adventurer and an explorer that uttered the legendary words "Dr Livingstone I presume?" A fascinating figure from history, Stanley's story is a riveting good yarn.
Tales of true life adventure are my favorite subject to read about so the book Through the Brazilian Wilderness was perfect for me, especially since I could download it for free directly to my Kindle.
Jack London is just about my favorite author and, fortunately, his books are now available for free for download onto your kindle e-book reader. Never pay for another book again!
Theodore Roosevelt, arguably the best president the United States of America has ever seen, was not only a legendary Rough Rider but also an intrepid explorer of the Amazon river.
This mushroom on toast breakfast recipe is quick, simple, delicious and nutritious. Filling and satisfying it is still light enough to give you energy for the day without being heavy to weigh you down
A simple, layman's guide to choosing the right marine inverter for your boat. Inverters are the piece of equipment that takes the DC power from your batteries and turns it into AC power so that you can plug in and use things like laptops, TV's,...
Living aboard a sailboat will change you as a person and transform the way you think about the world, your fellow man and your own place in the universe. Everyone should try it at least for a while.
If you like the fictional character Indiana Jones then you will love Jack and Charmian's account of their sailing adventure The Cruise of the Snark. Cannibals, storms, disease and more thrills!
Spring rolls are delicious and versatile because, like empanadas, you can really stuff them full of anything and they taste great. Here's a few ideas for spring roll fillings that you are sure to love
Like the famous Max Miller over 70 years ago, I am writing a book about the colorful folk I have come to know along San Diego's waterfront. These hubs are small excerpts from that book. Good reading!
True tales of the colorful characters that I have met in my travels and adventures along San Diego's waterfront dive bars. Excerpts from my up-coming book Delusions on the Waterfront.
Chart No.1 is an essential boating guide that every sailor needs to have on board. You can download it for free or buy a hard copy, both are recommended practice for all boaters.
A simple and delicious pasta sauce that packs a wonderful punch of flavor. A complete sauce in itself, it can also serve as a tasty base on which to build even more complex flavors.
Learn the basics of sailing with these free, online resources. By using these simulators and classes you will be out on the water in no time having good, safe fun with your friends and family.
Easy recipes and delicious meals that anyone can prepare. Fantastic food that can be made quickly and easily, that the whole family will enjoy. Try them and let me know what your favorite was.
These quick and simple recipes are for the person that does not like to cook but does not want to live on take out or restaurant food either.
This stuffed mushroom crostini recipe is the perfect meal for a hot summers day. Light and refreshing yet filling and satisfying, this dish is easy to make and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes.
A simplified version of the intimidating dish, Beef Wellington, made a household word by the famously angry TV chef, Gordon Ramsay on his reality cooking show, Hell's Kitchen. Dinner in under 30 mins
Chorizo is like bacon, it's utterly delicious and totally addictive. This vegetarian chorizo recipe has all of the flavor of chorizo but none of the fat so it is both delicious and healthy too.
A delicious, flavor packed breakfast recipe from the Mediterranean that somewhat resembles a toasted cheese sandwich only it's much tastier and a lot healthier for you. The best vegetarian breakfast.
Tangy, creamy and full of flavor, this potato salad recipe makes an amazingly popular side dish but it is also great as a main dish. This quick and easy recipe can be made by anyone and enjoyed by all
A step by step guide on how to make perfect fried rice every time, just like you eat at your favorite Asian food restaurant. No special equipment or ingredients required.
Sweet and smoky roasted, red bell pepper dip that is also delicious as a spread for sandwiches or wraps. It is healthy, fast and very easy to make. Kids love it too!
Fast and easy to make, healthy meal that every kid will love to eat. You can make this meatloaf chili dog in under 15 minutes and it not only tastes great but it is also healthy for your children too.
A Book review of Jim Trefethen's The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager. A good starter book for anyone considering becoming a cruiser and sailing away to distant ports.
Fast, simple meatloaf taco meal that anyone can make in under 15 minutes and kids will love it too. Makes a great lunch or dinner and is healthy and easy to make. Absolutely no cooking required.
Delicious meals in under 30 minutes that anyone can make. Kids love this meal and it is so easy to prepare that anyone can make it. You don't even need to be able to cook to prepare this tasty dish.
Chicken Parmigiana in under 30 minutes. If you like to eat well but do not like to cook, this is the recipe for you. Anyone can make this dish even if you cannot cook. Great introduction to cooking.
A review of the adventure-romance book The Toilers Of The Sea by French author Victor Hugo, the world famous writer that gave us the classics The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and Les Miserables.
This collection of tips will not only save you money and stretch your vacation dollar further than ever before but they will also make your trip stress free, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself.
This mushroom burger recipe is delicious. Vegetarian and vegan friendly, it is better than any other burger you will ever eat including a bacon, cheese burger, carnivores, I promise you.
A review of the book Victory: an island tale by Joseph Conrad. A man and wife have to defend themselves against a band of blood thirsty villains all alone on an island without any hope of help.
A review of the story Grit Of Women by Jack London. A tale of tough choices a man and wife must make in order to survive the bitter wilderness of the Klondike at the turn of the century.
A review of the short story, Siwash, written by the famous, American author, Jack London. London also wrote Call of the Wild and White Fang which are famous world-wide for their quality.
This is a semi-biographical account of the time one world famous author spent as a captive of a cannibal tribe. A captive of man eating tribesmen, he nevertheless fell in love with a beautiful native.
Jack London's short story, Love of Life, is the most gripping tale of survival you will ever read. One man's struggle for life against impossible odds including bears, wolves and starvation.
One Day More: a play in one act is a play written by the literary master, Joseph Conrad. A sad tale of a man waiting for his only son to return home to me after a life-long estrangement.
Every kid should own a kindle because, unlike with paper books, it will improve their vocabulary immensely.
Falk: A Reminiscence. Murder on the high seas, unrequited love and cannibalism, what more could you want in a story? If you love salty tales of the sea then this masterpiece is certainly for you.
The oldest tavern in San Diego, established in 1933, also happens to be it's best, the Water Front. San Diego locals know that the Water Front is the best place to start any weekend in this city.
Another great tale of the sailing the high seas by the famous American author Jack London. If you enjoyed The Sea Wolf then you will certainly love this ship of lost souls and old salts. A great read.
Outdoor fun for the whole family at the Wild Willow Farm in San Diego. Tasty food and free classes on organic gardening make this an amazing way to spend a day by yourself or with your kids.
This is a review of the WPMU DEV Wordpress Wiki Plugin and my experiences, both good and bad, with the product itself, the company and their technical support team.
Dean Cornwell is one of my favorite artists and a man of such imposing skills that he should be enjoyed by all.
This is the best soup you will ever taste, I promise you. It is insanely healthy and very simple to make. If you are not a vegetarian I bet you will not even miss the meat that isn't in it.
A delicious alternative to mashed potatoes for those who want to try something new or are looking for a low carb alternative. It's also a very effective way to trick your kids into eating cauliflower.
A guide to choosing the right marine stove for your boat and your cooking needs.
The books we read as children are some of the most cherished memories we will ever have. These are my favorite books from my own childhood.
I was reluctant to tell this story and, to be honest, I'm not sure that I've told it well at all. I have attempted to capture the essence of the man, both as he sees himself and as others see him. There are a few lessons in this tale that I hope will not be lost on the reader.
In the tradition of Indiana Jones, The Hat takes you on a thrill-ride of adventurous island hopping throughout the South Pacific.
A simple guide to choosing the right marine binoculars for your needs.
There's rarely a dull moment when you live at sea and my encounter with The Seal Captain of Morro Bay is a prime example of the adventures you will have. Fair winds and Following seas.
If you're planning on boating your way down into Mexico then it's best to know at least some nautical phrases. Most Spanish language books and courses don't have these words in them so I'm publishing them here.
If you like tales of terror on the high seas then this horrifying story is for you! It's a true account of what happened to me and my friend, Mark, as we sailed down the Southern California Coast.
Ever wonder what happens if you annoy the gods of the sea? I found out on my first solo-sail. Here's the salty tale.
When you live a life at sea you are constantly meeting new and wondrously interesting people. This is my account of one I call The Sea Gypsy of Southern California. because I forgot to ask his name.
Catalina Island has to be the staycation Mecca for the people of Southern California and it's easy to see why. Camping, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, this island has it all and it's within easy reach too.