14. Rollers has an official start date, hopefully LA doesn't fall into the ocean first // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 10


Nerd alert. We're talking anamorphic lenses, Super 16mm film stock and traveling back to ancient Rome, where we can't wait to create an empire-wide addiction to Flappy Bird. We also get into some movie and podcast recommendations and analyze a life done about 85% right.



Catch up on Rollers // Zay is setting some dates on the record: FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Editing Robots // Apparently they exist in some form… Too bad they suck.

terrible overview of lenses

How “super” film works // Short version is that they move the soundtrack and use more of the film stock for the image. Here’s the longer version.

Photo Emulsion paint!!!! //

“Momento Mori” / “Remember Death.”

The Belly of the Beast // This is the history of the “Brazen Bull.”

The Colosseum in Rome // It was actually built between 70 and 80 AD.

Going back in time with iPhones! //

  • Flappy Bird and the Mario iPhone Game

  • Jon says if he could find some metal he could charge up in iPhone in 70 AD.

  • Here’s a how-to video…for charging a phone without electricity.

New Movie Idea // Guy goes back in time, brings a disease, wipes out Rome at its peak.

"Preppers" // Here are the kind you should apparently avoid

A Conversation about Hiroshima and Nuclear Bombs

  • This man survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki // Tsutomu Yamaguchi

  • Hiroshima, by John Hersey - A first hand account of the blasts there

  • The Hiroshima Peace Museum that Jon visited

  • The Tzar Bomba (the largest explosion ever created). The bomb dropped over Hiroshima was yielded a blast of about 15 kilotons. The Tzar Bomb yielded a blast that was 500,000 kilotons, about 33 times larger.

32:00 // MAIL BAG

Jon and Zay Give some Podcast Recommendations

Existential question check in // Do you think you did, or are doing, your life “right?” Don’t forget to write in! And thanks to Archie for giving us a great honest answer. Hit us at info@mamabearstudios.com

54:00 // The inaugural episode of “Libertarian Ranting with Jon and Zay.”

The Greatest Sign Flipper Ever // How does he do it? Lots of wasted time…

Rosemary’s Baby //

Gimme Shelter (1970) // The documentary chronicles The famous concert at Altamont where the Hell’s Angels stabbed and killed a young black man.

Peter Biskind // Basically the official chronicler of Hollywood

  • Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (1999) // This book is amazing. READ IT.

  • Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film (2005) // This book is also incredible. If you’re interested in working in film, read them BOTH.

Credits and Personal Links:

A Mama Bear Studios Production // Mama Bear Studios’ Website

Produced and edited by: Isaiah Smallman

Executive Producer: Jon Schimpf

Opening music: "The Get Down," Produced by Summer Dregs

Outro music: Composed and Recorded by Tom Paulus and Max Belz

Cover Art by: Nate Giordano

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