Murray Williams lives and works in Northwest Arkansas. He tries to keep his blog up-to-date, but the pressures of life squeeze in and sometimes he just doesn't have the time. You can check out his full site at


Ocean's Twelve

What is up, I just got back from Ocean's Twelve...loved it! It has received some bad press, but I thought it was great. I love how Steven Soderbergh directs. His movies always looks soooo cool. It was really fun, and it was a departure from Ocean's Eleven. In Eleven everything was so elegant and "Golden". In Twelve, every thing has a rougher look to it. It has a lot of handheld camera. Positively delicious.

If you didn't like Eleven, you probably won't like Twelve, but if you are a big fan of the first one like I am then I bet you are going to like it.

They had a lot of fun with After Effects. There are a lot of freezes in the movie where they put words up on the screen. In the first movie the graphics in the movie were very minimal. In this one however, they are in your face. I thought it was fun.

David Holmes did the soundtrack for this movie, and just like the first one it lays an infinitely groovy foundation for what is on the screen.

I know I am sounding like a fan boy, but .... I am I really like both Ocean's. If you liked Eleven ... see Twelve. If you see it in Rogers, you will see it projected through their Christie DLP Projector. Digital Movies... fun... oh wait DVDs.... but that isn't the same... I mean, I don't have a $125,000 projector at home.......yet.

MurDog Out!!!!!!


Happy Birthday Mom

By the way, I want to give a shout out to my lovely and awesome mom!!! Happy Birthday. I love you, Megan loves you, Mary Hadley loves you, Wyatt loves you, and Sophie boy (our cat) is basically indifferent.


Where Has MurDog Been?

I hope to have a little more regularity when it comes to blogging. I have been Uber-busy for about the past month. Every year around Christmas, I help Crossland Construction put together their corporate Christmas party. It is great fun, but it takes up a ton of time... Time usually devoted to other pursuits such as blogging, and Halo 2. I have been lagging severely in both lately. (I went on Xbox Live yesterday and was absolutely LIT UP by everyone. I have got to get some practice in.)

Anyway, back to the Crossland thing, we put together (Josh G and I) over 50 videos. That is a ton! We helped them put together an awards banquet a la MTV Music Awards. Pretty cool.

Imagine a room of about 700 rowdy construction workers and their bosses. It is no easy task keeping them occupied for 2 hours much less interested. It is quite a task.

This year we did a Pimp My Ride/Overhaulin'/American Chopper theme. We even put together a short 4 episode Mock TV show called Pimpin' Your Truck. We took one of the Crossland Supervisor's trucks and pimped it out while video taping the whole process. It turned out surprisingly good.

Needless to say, after all that editing, I had no energy for blogging. But, Now I am done, and I am back. I hope to do some serious blogging over the holiday season.

Dog OUT!!!