Welcome to your web destination for my, Jelani Memory’s, musings on film, tech, life, and the things and people I come across that intrest me enough to write about. Professionally I’m a photographer and filmmaker with no fancy credits, books written, or really any major links to my exploits, just a good looking body of work and a decent sense of taste. So if you’ll indulge me, think of this as my big digital box of play that fits all the toys that wouldn’t fit in any of my smaller boxes. This is a curation of things that inspire, interest, inform, invigorate, and incite to a more creative world. enjoy the read.
- The Instagram Problem
- Now that we are some months on from the whole scandal with the Instagram terms of service and their desire to sell everyone’s photos willy nilly, I find myself still stuck on a problem that I noticed long before that occurred or even before they were bought by Google for a whopping 1 Billion clams. [...] Read more – ‘The Instagram Problem’.
- Great Scott
- We are now two months on from an event that both shook and confused the world of cinema, the death, or rather suicide, of Tony Scott. He directed such movies as Man on Fire, Taking of Pelham 123, True Romance, Crimson Tide, and most famously Top Gun. I don’t think there exists one person on [...] Read more – ‘Great Scott’.
- Expendable picture quality
- So here’s the thing… in this modern age of cinema where the popcorn, soda, and tasty snacks cost far more than the 9 bucks or so for entrance into the nightly silver screen showing, I expect a few things. Firstly, that that popcorn is thoroughly buttered and salted, that that soda is mostly soda and [...] Read more – ‘Expendable picture quality’.