Welcome to Michael’s Blog!

Welcome to Michael's blog. Michael Andrew, (aka Michael The Maven) is a freelance producer, photography instructor, tech innovator, and when needed, disaster aid specialist. Disclaimer: Michael is a participant in Bhphoto & Amazon affiliate programs that provides an advertising commission if you purchase through links on this website.


 

07.31.21         movie reviews  

Stilwater




A lot of mixed thoughts about this one.

Suffice it to say its not about what it is advertised to be about a thriller (ie a man trying to solve a murder around his daughter's case).

This is a character film contrasting the beauty, flaws, strengths and weaknesses of the human condition. It explores cored values and when one will compromise their standards.

Really good acting.

But, again, NOT a murder mystery or crime thriller.

If you are into character films, you will love it. If you are not, skip it.

07.24.21         movie reviews  

Snake Eyes


As a die hard lover of GI Joe growing up (including collecting the comics), this is a modernization of Snake Eyes Origin Story (which by the way was a HUGE departure from the original comic book story). Decent, not great, but not too bad either. I would say its a definite rental, see it in theaters if you were a fan of it growing up like me.

07.23.21         movie reviews  

OLD


Its good to be back in the USA. Ive been decompressing and getting caught up on so many loose ends, but have had time for movies...

I have a love-hate relationship with M. Night Shyamalan. Dont get me wrong, he is one of the best, incredibly talented, and some of his films are among my favorites (Unbreakable, 6th Sense, Signs) and others, not so much (the Village- I thought he broke the audiences trust with that one) but suffice it to say, I will likely try just about anything he is involved in.

OLD is classic M Night, and while the premise is simple, its twist ending is just perfect. I know many are complaining about it, but I actually enjoyed it. Its a home-run rental, but if you are a fan of M Night, I dont think you will be disappointed.

06.14.21         the maven nation - efficiency podcast  

Michael Andrew in Indonesia Part 3 | Covid Vaccine Distribution


Thank you Thad Forester for the interest and interview about what I’m doing in Indonesia,
I would consider this part 3 for those who have been following and wanted an update, but it also includes a lot of background about how it all came together, including discussions on vaccines and why equitable distribution will be such a challenge moving forward.

Listen to the full interview on Thad's "Patriot to the Core" podcast HERE

05.22.21         personal  

Michael In Indonesia Part 2



05.08.21         movie reviews  

Wrath of Man


Solid bank heist revenge film. I enjoyed it and if like this genre you will enjoy it in theaters!

05.01.21         movie reviews  

Voyagers


Was able to catch a movie today here in Jakarta, and the only thing play that I hadn't seen was Voyagers. This is a remake of Lord of the Flies in Space, that said, it was FAR better than the previews and what I was expecting. Definite rental, see it in theaters if you have the itch to get out.

All is well here, Ill be updating with a podcast soon.

04.07.21         the maven nation - efficiency podcast  

Michael In Indonesia For 3 Months - Part 1


Michael will be going to Indonesia for the next 3 months with the UPS Foundation to help distribute 13.8 million vaccines.

In this podcast Michael gives an overview of what he will be doing there.

03.05.21         movie reviews  

Chaos Walking


Really mixed thoughts on this one. It felt like it was a touch bit more writing and better editing away from being really great. Many loose ends in the story, but overall the opportunity to get into a theater and see anything on a big screen was a welcome relief for me. It would make for a good home rental, and not everyone will like it in theaters, but it was worth it to me. Daisy Ridley's character felt a little too close to her Star Wars counterpart Rey.

02.16.21         photography  

Canon R5 vs R6 vs Rp vs R - Pro Maui Wedding Photographer's Thoughts | Scott Drexler


In 2019, Pro Maui Wedding Photographer Scott Drexler made the jump from his Canon 5Diiis to Canon RPs, which he has been shooting with since. Here are his thoughts on the Canon R5, R6, Rp, R, 20 vs 45 MPix, why he is upgrading again and much more. Basically 2 camera nerds talking about cameras- Enjoy!

Sign Up for a no-obligation, first come first serve, early bird special coupon for Scotts Wedding Crash Course: https://www.scottdrexler.com/course

Scott's instagram: @scottdrexler


Michael's Canon R5/R6 Facebook Group


Michael's Canon R5/R6 free training tutorial overview

Michael's Canon R5/R6 Full Crash Course

Michael’s Other Camera Tutorial Videos

Michael’s Maven Straps

#CanonR5 #CanonR6 #CanonR5tutorial

1 of 467 Next >
blog stats
posts: 4,694
comments: 12,302
visits:
archive by month
2021:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july
2020:   january  february  march  may  june  july  august  october  november  december
2019:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2018:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2017:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2016:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2015:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2014:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2013:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2012:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2011:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2010:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2009:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2008:   january  february  march  april  may  june  july  august  september  october  november  december
2007:   january  july  august  september  october  november  december
Canon 6D Crash Course Tutorial Training VideoBusiness Crash Course For PhotographersNikon D7100 Crash Course Training Tutorial VideoMaven Adapter - Sky Cam ConnectorPaintballer ProCanon 5Diii Crash Course Training VideoMichael Andrew Maui Desktop WallpaperCanon 600EX-RT Speedlite Crash CourseMA- Maui Screen Savers 2009Digital Photography Crash Course DVDCanon Speedlite Crash Course DVDNikon D5300 Crash Course DownloadBH PhotoMichael Andrew Lollipops | Photoshop Action SetPhotography Lighting Crash CourseAdvanced Photography Techniques Lessons DVDPhotoshop Crash Course DVD Beginner Lessons