Russell Holliman's Treo Podcast is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. Try looking at his mobilepodcast.org: Pre-Election Podcasts NOT About Election episode. Particularly amusing: his proof that John Dvorak doesn't know what he's talking about.
Inspired by Dave Slusher's mention of Robert Rodriguez and his Ten Minute Film School, I decided to get a bunch of books on the subject of low budget guerilla film making. To get the total up high enough to get free shipping from Amazon, I purchased
- Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez
- How to Make an Action Movie for $99 by Andrew Harter, and
- How to Make Your Own Damn Movie by Lloyd Kaufman
I got them mainly to absorb a bit of the low-budget bootstrap mentality that seems common among film makers. It certainly has never been more affordable for amateurs to develop powerful media, and I'm hoping that by reading them, some of their enthusiasm and knowledge will rub off on my feeble efforts.
I'll be reviewing these in future podcasts, so stay tuned.
In a previous lifetime, I actually knew something about the compilation of functional programming languages. Hence, I found this presentation about writing a Scheme to C compiler by Mark Feeley to be rather familiar, and yet still useful and inspiring.