Category Archives: Videos

Video editing: Pinnacle Studio 23

Via The DIY Video Editor I discovered the video editing software, Pinnacle Studio 23. Since I would like to shoot a short when I have a new camera, I need a good software for video editing. Since Pinnacle Studio 23 is only for Windows (64-bit) available, I will additionally need either Wine or CrossOver Linux to get it running on Ubuntu Linux. I already tried to edit some simple footage using the 3D software, Blender, which has a video editor built in, but this editor is not very comfortable. So, I think when the time is right, I’ll give Pinnace Studio 23 a try.


Things that have influenced me

Here is a brief list of movies, books, and more; things that have or had an influence on me in the course of my life.

  1. Vincent van Gogh: His paintings and the letters to his brother, Theo
  2. Robert M. Pirsig: “Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintainance”
  3. Eugen Herrigel: “Zen And The Art Of Archery”
  4. Gerta Ital: “The Master, The Monks And I” & “On The Way To Satori”
  5. Martin Scorsese: “Taxi Driver”
  6. Dennis Hopper: “Easy Rider”
  7. C. G. Jung. Regarding art, there’s the very good “Psychology And Poetry” avaiable, an essay or talk. Then there’s his autobiography, written in collaboration with his assisiant, Aniela Jaffé: “Memories, Dreams, Reflections”.
  8. Painting: Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt, Adolf Hölzel, Rembrandt
  9. Photography: Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Sheila Metzner, Ellen von Unwerth
  10. Steven Lisberger: “Tron”
  11. Kevin Costner: “Dances With Wolves”
  12. Jonathan Demme: “The Silence Of The Lambs”
  13. Mike Nichols: “The Graduate”
  14. Django Reinhardt
  15. Michael Crichton
  16. William James: “The Varieties Of Religious Experience”
  17. Stanisław Lem: “Return From The Stars”; “Eden”; “The Invincible”; “Solaris”
  18. Anthony Scaduto: “Bob Dylan”
  19. Siegfried Schmidt-Joos/Barry Graves: “Das Rock-Lexikon”
  20. Music: Eric Clapton, when he was with Cream. The original Allman Brothers.
  21. Classical music: Debussy, Ravel, Bach (cello suites).
  22. Peter Pilafian: “Jimi Plays Berkeley”
  23. Michael Wadleigh: “Woodstock”
  24. Peter Weir: “The Last Wave”. “Picnic At Hanging Rock”.
  25. Bernardo Bertolucci: “Last Tango In Paris”
  26. Maryse Holder: “Give Sorrow Words”
  27. John le Carré: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and others.
  28. Raymond Chandler: “The Big Sleep”. “Farewell, My Lovely”. “The Long Goodbye”.
  29. Billy Wilder: “The Apartment”
  30. Chris Cunningham/Björk: “All Is Full Of Love”
  31. Chris Cunningham/Madonna: “Frozen”
  32. Roland Topor: “Fantastic Planet”
  33. Michael Lindsay-Hogg: “Let It Be”
  34. Patrick Süskind: “Perfume”
  35. Erica Jong: “Fear Of Flying”. “How To Save Your Own Life”. “Parachutes And Kisses”.
  36. LuxuriaMusic
  37. Shirley MacLaine: “Don’t Fall Off The Mountain”
  38. Ross Russell: “Bird Lives!”
  39. Brian Wilson: “Surf’s Up”. “Good Vibrations”. “Our Prayer”
  40. Hermann Hesse: “Steppenwolf”. “Demian”. “Siddhartha”
  41. Paul Verhoeven: “Robocop”.
  42. The Who: “Quadrophenia”.
  43. Guy Peelaert/Nik Cohn: “Rock Dreams”
  44. Nik Cohn: “Pop From The Beginning”
  45. Charlie Parker
  46. Piers Anthony: “Sos The Rope”
  47. Glenn Gould