Tuesday, December 10, 2013

PTMG Podcast 018 - Tailgate32, Pairings, and NFL with Ed Robinson and John and Mike Trupiano

With old chum Ed Robinson (@PairingsEd), we're joined by John and Mike Trupiano (@jtrupiano) of Tailgate32 (@Tailgate32), a web series about tailgating at ALL 32 NFL teams in a season. We talk about how the Trupiano's pulled it off, Ed's crowdfunding for Pairings season 2, the end of the NFL regular season, and playoffs. Ed' wife, Jodie Younse makes a cameo.
Check out Tailgate32 (& Revved Up) here: http://tailgate32.com/
Pairings Season 2: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pairingsed/pairings-season-2
Donate now to get Ed even more drunk as he teaches me to make deviled eggs! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pairingsed/pairings-season-2/posts/688721
Watch on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/3ZX2LC9G0QA

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

PTMG Podcast 017 - Doctor Who and Damsels and Dragons with Eric Collin Campbell and America Young

America Young (@America_Young) and Eric Collin Campbell (@8bitEric) join me to talk about Paul Walker, Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special, her movie The Conncessionnaires Must Die, and their webseries Damsels and Dragons. Shenanigans abound as Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler) and Patty Robinson (@PattyJRobinson) make a cameo. And we invent the phrase "neck deep in Tennant".
Damsels and Dragons
Another Castle
The Concessionaires Must Die
Vote for my friend Tawny Amber Young on Kevin and Bean's Miss Double D-cember!
Alan Kistler's Doctor Who book
YouTube link here: http://youtu.be/6NS0U1hOj3Y

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PTMG Podcast 016 - Geekie Awards with Kristen Nedopak and Eliot Sirota

In August of 2013, the first ever Geekie Awards happened. Now that the dust has settled, I talk to the creator, Kristen Nedopak, along with our friend Eliot Sirota, who attended it, unlike a certain jerk podcast host. We talk about the highlights, the stress of creating an awards show, and what's next for the Geekie franchise.
Geekie Awards
Kristen Nedopak
Eliot Sirota
Watch it on YouTube: http://youtu.be/yBEVS6MSc7I

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

PTMG Podcast 015 - NFL Week 10 with Peter Koski and Ed Robinson

I'm surrounded by 49er fans again! This time, actor Ed Robinson and Football Outsiders game charter Peter Koski join me to talk about the first half of the NFL season, especially from the Raiders and San Fransisco 49ers point of view. We also discuss Ed's new play "Save Me" and the scientific discovery of a new knee ligament.
Introducing the ALL: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/13/a-surprising-discovery-a-new-knee-ligament/
Peter Koski: @sfckoski
Ed Robinson: @PairingsEd
Save Me: http://www.lucidbyproxy.com/saveme.shtml
Watch the Google Hangout here: http://youtu.be/HltvGiRfYXA

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

PTMG Podcast 014 - Random Nerdy Stuff with Alan Kistler and Eric Collin Campbell.mp3

Here is 90 minutes of nerdy goodness including Comikaze, Ender's Game, and Doctor Who. Alan Kistler, Eric Collin Campbell and I discuss the "Well Actually Guy", mansplaining, whether boycotting Ender's Game movie matters, and wonder if John Hurt is the Valeyard. Kistler unleashes a bevy of geek knowledge, while cats, dogs, and girlfriends crash the pod, we dork around with Google Hangouts sound effects, and I get dropped from my own freaking podcast.
Eric Collin Campbell: @8BitEric
Alan Kistler: @sizzlerkistler
Doctor Who: A History
Watch Google Hangout here

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PTMG Podcast 013 - NBA Preview with Rick Robinson

The NBA season is upon us, and we thought it'd be funny if Rick Robinson (Clippers fan) and I (Lakers fan) tried to preview the upcoming season while watching the 2nd half of the game at the same time. Not sure what's more surprising, the lack of audio issues, or that the Lakers bashed the Clippers.
Rick Robinson: @rickwrobinson
Watch the Google Hangout here: http://youtu.be/ufcIS5QLXEg

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

PTMG Podcast 012 - Ready Player One with Autumn Massey and Andrew Seely

Autumn Massey and Andrew Seely join me to talk about Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One" a geeky & 1980's nostalgia book that we recommend. We also get into an epic battle with audio, as Andrew gets garbled, Autumn gets reverb, and my volume suddenly dies halfway in. What's a PTMG Podcast without technical difficulties?
Autumn Massey: @AutumnBuck
Andrew Seely: @AndrewSeely
Watch the Google Hangout (& Autumn's severed TaunTaun) here: http://youtu.be/V79b9Zth5q0

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PTMG Podcast 011 - Myst with Dina Kampmeyer and Tanya Ihnen

In part 2 of a double header, Dina Kampmeyer and Tanya Ihnen and I talk about the 20th anniversary of the game, Myst, and other games of that ilk.
Emily Yoshida's article: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9713372/looking-back-game-myst-20th-anniversary
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zack_%26_Wiki:_Quest_for_Barbaros'_Treasure
Dina Kampmeyer: @LadySteam13
Tanya Ihnen: @ChezSarcastica
Catch the Google Hangouts here: http://youtu.be/IwxHLGDeiw8

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PTMG Podcast 010 - NFL Week 6 with Rivers McCown and Nate Richards

In part 1 of a double-header, Football Outsider's Rivers McCown and fellow game charter Nate Richards and I talk about the last six weeks for Broncos, Texans, and Raiders. Also, we chat about what Rivers does at FO, and we finish with the documentary, "League of Denial".
Rivers' articles on breaking into sports writing: http://www.footballoutsiders.com/ramblings/2013/3cd-so-you-want-be-writer
Rivers McCown: @FO_RiversMcCown
Nate Richards: @MonkeyThePox
Catch the Google Hangout here: http://youtu.be/CzfT6RLYmEY

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

PTMG Podcast 009 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Rob Gokee and Jodie Younse.mp3

I finally finished all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Rob Gokee and Jodie Younse join me to talk about their favorite aspects of the beloved TV series. We look back at its best/worst, and what it means to us.
Rob Gokee
Dark Knight Legacy
Jodie Younse
Pairings the Series

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Link to Google Hangouts version

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PTMG Podcast 008 - Football Outsiders Game Charting with Peter Koski and Augie Salick

It's the first ever Football Outsiders Game Charters speak episode! I'm joined by fellow charters Peter Koski and Augie Salick as we talk about our experience doing game charting, how we see the NFL differently, and what we think about our teams (San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers) 3 weeks into the season. Apologies for some technical difficulties with Peter's audio, where it goes quiet for a few seconds intermittently.
Peter Koski can be reached at @sfckoski
Visit footballoutsiders.com for more info.
Watch the Google Hangout here.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

PTMG Podcast 007 - Steampunk 101 - Dina Kampmeyer and Josh Rubinstein

Dina Kampmeyer and Josh Rubinstein give Bin a crash course on steampunk, from its origins, cosplaying, and it's place in pop culture.

Heritage Square Museum
Historical Emporium

Steampunk 101 article on my site: http://ladysteam.com/2012/03/22/steampunk-101/
The Manticore Society on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/179121261222/
The League of S.T.E.A.M.: http://leagueofsteam.com/
Watch the Google Hangout.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PTMG Podcast 006 - The Ladies and the Gents with Robb Padgett and Tanya Ihnen

Part Time Movie Guy Podcast 006! Robb Padgett and Tanya Ihnen recap their 20 weeks of "The Ladies and the Gents" web series.
Robb Padgett
Tanya Ihnen
Football Outsiders Tecmo Bowl picture.
View the Google Hangout video here: http://youtu.be/uVPmsSmNvP0

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

PTMG Podcast 005 - 2013 NFL Preview, Lords of the Waterdeep. With Rick Robinson & Ed Robinson

PTMG Podcast 005
Good grief, Rick & Ed Robinson & Bin Lee spend nearly two hours previewing 2013 NFL season, mostly focusing on Bin's Raiders and the Robinsons' 49ers. Also, a quick chat about Lords of the Waterdeep.

See the YouTube version here.

Ed Robinson
Rick Robinson

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

PTMG Podcast 004 - 2013 Summer Movies Recap

Recorded August 27th, Allison Vanore and Andrew Seely (whose audio wasn't great) join Bin to recap 2013 summer movies, big and small.

Google Hangout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fmiCdWlJNU

Allison Vanore: @alliecine
Love in Time of Monsters http://tbcfilms.com/
Andrew Seely: @andrewseely

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Podcast #4 Delayed

Hey guys, due to technical difficulties we're doing our Google Hangout with Allison Vanore and Andrew Seely tonight 9pm PST, so that means the audio podcast won't be out until tomorrow.

In addition, next week's podcast episode will also be delayed by a day, so we'll do a Google Hangout with Ed and Rick Robinson on the night of September 3rd, and audio released the next day.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

PTMG Podcast 003 - Outlands, Fantasy NFL, and Pacific Rimjob

Cronch and Paul Evangelista join Bin to talk about Paul's work as an animator on Geek & Sundry's Outlands, Cronch and Bin's not-so-smooth fantasy NFL draft. Lastly, they talk about Pacific Rim (and some Neo Genesis Evangelion).
From Episode 2
Can you tell the diff between Men's mag & rapists?
Paul Evangelista:
Outlands Episode 1

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

PTMG Podcast 002 - Rape in Comic Books .mp3

In episode 2 of PTMG Podcast, Eric Collin Campbell and Patty Jean Robinson join us to talk about topics light and heavy. Patty will be demolition derby'ing, Bin talks about Spielberg's "Duel", we pimp The Geekie Awards, and Patty's face freezes multiple times on Google Hangout.

Lastly, we dive into an hour-long serious conversation about the portrayal of rape in comic books, fueled by Mark Millar's comments.
Today's pod-crashers are Punky and Bugaboo.
Patty Robinson @pattyjrobinson
Eric Collin Campbell 8BitEric
The Geekie Awards: August 18th, 2013 http://www.thegeekieawards.com/

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Monday, August 5, 2013

First Podcast!

I just did a podcast! Robb Padgett and Ed Robinson join me and it wasn't a train-wreck!

PTMG Podcast 001 - Bin's Mom Pod-crash!.mp3

It's the first ever Part Time Movie Guy Podcast 001!
Guests Robb Padgett and Ed Robinson join Bin Lee as they meanderingly talk about the 12th Doctor, Bin's lack of nerd-cred, get cranky about loud music, Robb wants city-dedicated satellites, hatin' on Cheviot Hills, the craft of web series, and Bin's mom crashes the pod (pod-bombing?).

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Office Ninja Featurettes & Podcast?

It's been a busy summer, as we've been rolling out new content for Office Ninja, including cast interviews with Jade Carter, Jose Rosete, Todd Johnson, and exclusive clips. If you haven't had a chance to catch up, now's your chance.

Also, stay tuned in August for the first ever PTMG Podcast, every Tuesday, starting August 5th.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Office Ninja Video & Gents Debut

Happy Father's Day! In case you missed last Thursday, two exciting videos dropped on the interwebs.

The first is the Office Ninja introduction, starring me. Tune in every Thursday for new behind-the-scenes thingies.

The second is my "Clubbing Dead" episode of The Gents, starring David Nett, Paul Nguyen, and Eric Collin Campbell. Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, June 10, 2013

My Episode of The Gents

This Thursday is my web series directorial debut for The Ladies and the Gents, titled "The Clubbing Dead", starring David Nett, Paul Nguyen and Eric Collin Campbell. We had a blast shooting this, and the cast was excellent at bringing the funny. Hope you guys like it!

Also, stay tuned to the Office Ninja Facebook page or website later this week for more news. That's all I can say for now.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Office Ninja EPK

Hey guys, just a couple of updates for Office Ninja.

First off, it's reloading for another round of distribution-searching. We've got a spanking new Electronic Press Kit (EPK), including a second trailer to woo our distributor contacts. The metaphorical ball is now rolling. Shoutout to Ewan Bourne and Jakob Beetem for the help!

Second of all, it's screening in less than two weeks at the San Jose Genre Film Festival, Sunday May 26th, 4:30pm. You can purchase passes here. There's also a LivingSocial promo for the entire festival here. I'll be there, curious to see the audience reaction.

And just a reminder, the comedic webseries, The Ladies and The Gents, has been going for six weeks strong and it's not stopping for another fourteen weeks. My acting debut is next Thursday May 23rd, 10am-ish PST. But I implore you to check out everyone else's episodes, including some fun stuff last week from my friends Stephanie Thorpe and Jennifer Landa.

Neeya sext time!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Office Ninja Genre Film Festival & The Gents Teaser

Want to see Office Ninja? Well, we'll be screening at the 1st Annual Genre Film Festival in San Jose, CA! Showtime is Sunday May 26th, 2013 4:30pm-6pm.

Purchase tickets here: http://genrefilmfest.brownpapertickets.com/ Contact me for 40% discounts.


In addition, there's a screening of Pairings Season 1 Episode 4 this weekend at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles. Here's a FB link: facebook.com/events/185691461579674/

Lastly, just wanted to remind you that the 20 weeks of awesome that is The Ladies and the Gents begins this coming Tuesday, April 9, 2013! There is new episodes every Tuesday-Thursdays.

Obviously I want you to watch every week, but I especially want you to watch the episodes where I dance on May 23rd, and write/direct on June 13th.

Everyone can't wait to see our web series debut, so here's a TEASER, which includes a clip from my directorial episode, starring Paul Nguyen and David Nett.

RIP Roger Ebert

There will be more eloquent eulogies for the great Roger Ebert than this, chronicling his "Siskel & Ebert" era, his ongoing battle over whether video games is art, his perseverance through cancer, and his voice without a voice.

Before there was bloggers, digital bootlegs, Rotten Tomatoes, internet streaming, VOD, meta-parodies, and social media, there was basically only three ways to know about a movie: literal word of mouth (my friends weren't film buffs), newspaper reviews (too busy playing video games), and "At the Movies". Not surprisingly, a show about movies appealed to me.

As a film-maker, you don't really learn how to tell a story until you've been taught the basics, read tons of scripts, watched tons of movies, and created something of your own over and over again. Their show didn't teach me how to be a good movie maker, but they taught me how NOT to be a bad/lazy writer, and steered me into watching titles I wouldn't dare to see and study.

As I followed their show, the post-Siskel incarnations, and his cancer, I wanted to know more, so I started reading his reviews and essays almost every week. His written voice (which was how he got started) flowed with insight, clarity and occasional snark. Writers like him and Bill Simmons taught me the joy of reading. As blogging became accesible, I was compelled (like everyone else) to blog myself, inadvertently helping me train my writing muscles.

(By the way, big shout out to Ebert for answering/posting my email question about Rotten Tomatoes during the early days of the site's inception.)

I'm very squeamish with human deformities. His inspiring and emotional TED Talk forced me to confront this. My respect and reverence for his reviews, writing, and openness overruled my fear of queasiness, and the reward was a glimpse into the ever wonderful promise of new technology and a glimpse into his daily post-surgery life, and Chaz, his wonderful loving wife.

Lastly, I can't thank him enough for recommending- nay, insisting -that we seek out Dark City. I remembered his enthusiasm, and when it was available for rent, I saw it for the first time. By the second watch, it was my favorite film of all time. It's not a perfect film with outdated computer graphics, but it inspired me with its film noir style, imaginative science-fiction themes, haunting twist reveals, unforgettable characters/performances, and imagination-expanding visuals (on a limited budget).

Thank you Roger Ebert. My dream of having one of my films get reviewed by you never came true, but you impacted my life more than any review could. You made me demand more out of movies, encouraged me enjoy reading/writing blogs, gave me a real-life underdog story, and opened my eyes to Alex Proyas' masterpiece. May you continue to watch/review/argue/cherish movies from the balcony in the sky with Siskel. And may you continue to the debate of video games as art up there as well.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wonder-KHAAAAAAAAAN! and Gents

So we have a date for The Ladies and the Gents! Starting April 9th 2013, there will be an onslaught of webseries awesomeness for the NEXT TWENTY WEEKS. That's right, we shot twenty episodes for each series. Every Tuesday, new episode of The Ladies, followed by supplemental stuff on Wednesday, and ending with a new episode of The Gents on Thursday. Lather, rinse, repeat x 20.

I don't know when my episodes will debut, but based on the sneak peaks at the Launch Party, they are all worth watching. You can check out more stuff (including Launch Party pics and promos) on the Facebook page.

Meanwhile, I'll be going to Wondercon for the first time. In fact, by the time you've read this I'm probably already there. I'll definitely be there Friday and Saturday. Sunday I'm questionable. My plan is to attend my LXL (League of Extraordinary Ladies) friends' panels:

*Psychology of Star Trek vs Star Wars 1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 213
*Dangerous Women 2:30pm - 3:30pm Room 203

*Geeking out with LXL 12:00pm - 1:00pm Room 210A
*All Shapes and Sizes 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 210A
*Elfquest 6:30pm - 7:30pm Room 213
*Steampunk 7:00pm - 8:00pm Room 207

If you're going, I hope to see you there!

Monday, March 18, 2013

A Very Belated Update

Welcome to the revamped Part Time Movie Guy website!

For the past few years, I was busy going from project to project, that I didn't realize until now that I never had a site dedicated to showing the world what I've accomplished. So I finally got my act together so now PartTimeMovieGuy.com is the central location for all my entertainment-related happenings.

Chances are you know me because of my first feature, Office Ninja, which I financed entirely out of my pocket to prove to the world that I can write and direct a movie. In the past year, it's gone on a rewarding journey of festivals, awards, and pursuing distribution. I won't bore you with the details, but as of now, I'm no longer with Legacy Features, and they are no longer my sales agent. When the dust settles, I hope to finally announce some distribution news in the coming months.

Here's some highlights of what I've been up to.

  • I teamed up with Jennie Bond to co-write a new feature film screenplay, called American Born Chinese, which is a dramedy about Taiwanese-Americans. We were honored to reach the Scriptapalooza Quarterfinals in 2012.
  • I edited the first season of the Ed Robinson's nominated web series, Pairings the Series.
  • I worked as an assist editor for Art Freed's Hot Pixel Post, and at Evolution Media for Beverly Hills Nannies.
  • I got to write and direct an episode of KATR Picture's The Ladies and The Gents web series, which will be debuting soon. In fact, we're having a Launch Party this Tuesday, March 19th! I can't wait to see all my friends, it'll be one crowded reunion. Obviously, I'm hoping my episode will be playing at the party, but we shall see.

This year I'm jumping out of my comfort zone, and taking on the challenge of writing a play AND a comic book series. You can check out my completed/upcoming projects on the right side of this website.

So yeah, some really great stuff happened, and I hope there will be more of it to come. I intend to do a better job of keeping you abreast of my adventures here. So thanks for reading, and hope to see you soon.