Max Siegel

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2021-02-28: Kinda strange but cool that the most internally consistent (and my personal favorite) serial TV …

2021-02-21: Something strange happened last night. I plugged my backup T5 Samsung drive in to my Mac, and Carbon …

2021-02-18: TIL: 101 Dalmatians (1996) had a $75 million budget!! But I mean… worth it for Glenn Close tbh

2021-02-17: Thankful to be feeling 💯 today 🙏

2021-02-17: I really enjoyed watching this webinar about @NASAPersevere, feat. my friend @CosmicRaymond! …

2021-02-14: FYI: there are still gems in the @dailycal archives of my skinny ass 13+ years ago!! 😅😂

2021-02-14: Two of the smartest people I met at Berkeley were my Arts & Entertainment editors @dailycal: …

2021-02-14: In the past, I felt that Thom Yorke’s The Eraser was one of those albums where the artwork is better …

2021-02-14: I’ve been learning quite a bit about cars (taste, maintenance, best practices, etc.) thanks to …

2021-02-08: Depression is like having one hand tied behind your back, while the other one slaps you in the face …

2021-02-08: “Otis Blue” is a perfect album, and it’s only 33 minutes long. Give it a listen ☺️ (preferably in …

2019-09-30: How to Avoid Losing Access to All of Your Accounts in 2019 After several days of use, my new iPhone 11 had already developed many scratches on its screen. So …

2019-01-24: Drinking Wine While Reviewing 'Night of the Hunter' 2012-era Max takes a breather from doing a video review of Night of the Hunter for class. This is …

2018-03-27: Recovering the Past (to digital and beyond) My parents recently embarked on a quest to transfer old home movies from the '90s and early 2000s …

2017-08-06: For Your Birthday The first four episodes a new web series I shot, For Your Birthday, have been released. Each of …

2017-04-08: A MacBook Odyssey I’m Sorry You know how hipsters who don’t admit they’re hipsters are, in fact, real hipsters? That’s …

2016-07-18: Travels in Iceland—Reykjavík

2016-04-26: Deep Focus vs. Split Diopter While watching All the President's Men, my friend pointed out that cinematographer Gordon Willis …

2016-01-01: No More Holga 2015 ended on an inauspicious note, with the death of Holga. Dan Cepeda of the Casper Star Tribune …

2015-10-29: 'Free' Commissioned Art According to Wikipedia, “A commission is the hiring and payment for the creation of an [art] piece, …

2015-10-19: Brief Thoughts on ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ Léa Seydoux, who plays the Lady with the Blue Hair, is a marvel. Her performance, unlike that of …

2015-09-27: I Don't Know Eli Wiesel, KBE In April 2012, Elie Wiesel visited Chapman University to take part in an extensive Q …

2015-09-21: Grandma and the Pope It was Christmas Day, which fell on a Wednesday in 2013. And Grandma Paula—82 years old and drifting …

2015-06-16: Dangerous Design 1: Mindy On a recent morning, I attempted to drive my trusty old Prius, Mindy, and by instinct, …

2015-06-03: Hodgepodge #1 N.B. This is the first installment of a new series on this fine website, ’cause it’s not …

2015-04-10: Concert Etiquette On a recent evening, British musician Jessie Ware performed at the Wiltern in LA. Near the concert's …

2015-02-20: MacBook Pro Woes Clarification Apr 11, 2015: This article originally stated that Apple will "repair vintage models or …

2015-01-01: Back to the Frame Rate N.B. #1: A couple years ago, I wrote a nerdy article for Yahoo about the history of and technical …

2014-11-27: Thoughts on Pono Let's move on from sad topics and delve into a new and superfluous bit of technology: the Pono …

2014-11-13: David Getman Erin Sherbert, writing for SF Weekly on Wed, Aug 27: The Medical Examiner's Office this morning said …

2014-08-24: Perfect Shots A few of my friends on Twitter have been retweeting posts from an account called OnePerfectShot (aka …

2014-08-16: Potholes During a lecture in grad school, my cinematography professor argued that a successful movie …

2014-07-12: Thoughts on 'The Thing' Note: This post is filled with spoilers. Continue reading only if you've seen The Thing. What if …

2014-03-28: Follow-up: Pulling Focus From the Monitor Evan Luzi, founder of the popular camera-assistant-centered website The Black and Blue, wrote an …

2014-03-26: Pulling Focus From the Monitor N.B. This article was updated on Mar 28, 2014, and Mar 31, 2015. A couple of summers ago, …

2014-02-07: The '50–50' In a recent class, my cinematography professor brought up a study about bandage-removal …

2013-07-28: LACMA on Kubrick It would be an understatement to say I’m a fan of Stanley Kubrick. A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space …