Sunday, August 09, 2009

Latest Clip from "Bollywood Steps!"

Here's a clip from my upcoming hour-long documentary, "Bollywood Steps"," the story of American-born Indian boys learning to connect with their heritage through Bollywood-style dance - and through a special bond with their teacher, Bollywood-trained dancer/choreographer Yogen Bhagat.
In this clip, Yogen is teaching the boys something new - and Adi's having a little trouble!

This documentary is currently in post-production, with completion slated for early fall, 2009.

See the current trailer at

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

EyePet Vs. Milo

I came across this interesting article on the website - Author Stephen Totilo speculates on an upcoming 'rivalry' between "Milo" and the "Eyepet," similar to that between Sonic the Hedgehog Vs. Mario Brothers games, which really represented the competition between the Sega Genesis and Nintendo game systems.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Gaming Evolution

Here's yet another development in game technology that is just about popping my eyes out:

In reality, I (and most people) would get tired of this fairly quickly (less than an hour, on the outside!), but like "Milo," what it promises for the future is incredibly exciting. Virtual worlds are becoming more interactive and reactive.

Take what already exists with Nintendo Wii, add in the interactivity promised by products like Microsoft XBox 360's Natal "Milo," and the oddly engaging interactivity like Playstation's "Eye-pet," and the result, potentially, is a uniquely engaging new form of entertainment.

"Worlds of Warcraft," a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) is a enormous 3D world bringing millions of players together in a richly-drawn fantasy environment. MMORPG games like "WoW" are already responsible for billions of dollars in revenue each year. Make these games even more interactive, as this new technology promises, and the result is a new form of entertainment that will prove more engaging than any that has come before - and a business that could generate more revenue - and more opportunities - than any form of entertainment in history.