Thursday, April 28, 2005

How To Rob A Convenience Store

The first in the Nick Schaefer Teaches series, it shows how to successfully rob a convenience store.

Note for the uninitiated
"Dillie" is the nickname for Geoffrey Dilenscheider, a senior who graduated from Darien High last year, and was the sketchiest person in school. There are a comical number of stories about him, most of which are unfit for publishing in this forum. He had two poetry books published, Between Two Junes Is A Forest, and A Boy Aware. The Amazon ratings say it all.

Download at OurMedia (slow-ish)

Watch at Google Video (lot faster)

Ill Movie

The first film by Team Zakk Studios, its a film about a group of high school students and the actions that they take against the generic assistant high school principal.

Ill Movie


Welcome to Team Zakk films. I'm Ryan Green, the nerd that edits all the videos and posts them out on the internet for all to see. They're perfectly encoded for the PSP, so all you have to do is download them, no conversion necessary.

What are our movies?
They're short films (no longer than 10 minutes) that we make for our video class, and for fun. They're ridiculously funny, and well-done.

How often do you update?
When we churn out a new project every week, and I'll release it on Sunday night so that you can download it and have it for your commute the next day. I've got enough stuff stacked up on my hard drive here that I can release a new video every week for awhile, so don't worry.

What format is it?
It's a .mov file in H.264. BIG NOTE Right now, only people with Quicktime 7 will be able to watch the files. I just found out that the PSP doesn't like it, so i'm re-encoding, and I will have good files up soon.

How big are they?
Videos are typically 30-50 MB in size, so that 32 MB stick that came w/ your PSP won't cut it. Pick up a 512 stick, or even better, a 1 gig stick. I'm going to be messing with bitrates soon to see how low I can get it and still keep a high quality, with a goal of 20-40 MB for each episode.

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