The candler blog is an ongoing conversation about cinema, technology and other stuff. It is the personal weblog of Jonathan Poritsky. A candler is able to determine the health of an egg by holding it up to a light. This site derives its eminently clever name from applying those same methods to media, namely cinema.
Jonathan Poritsky is a film critic and journalist based out of New York City. At varying times he is also a filmmaker, photographer and editor. Besides being chief proprietor of the candler blog, he also serves as Arts Editor of Heeb Magazine. He has contributed articles to Toro Magazine, GreenCine Guru, DVInfo.net, NachosNY and unwittingly to the Huffington Post (haven’t we all?). He is also actively involved in the Screenplay Markdown project, a plain text screenwriting syntax, you know, for nerds.
The candler blog is built on Octopress, a blogging framework for hackers. Fonts are served up by Typekit. Futura PT is used for headlines, Proxima Nova is used in the body and Inconsolata pops up every once in awhile in code blocks.
Thanks to Dropbox, the candler blog can be remotely accessed and deployed from an iPad with apps like iA Writer, and Prompt. On a Mac, Byword, TextMate 2, Marked and iTerm 2 are most often used to build and deploy all the words you read here.
Please note the Creative Commons license in place for all posts on the candler blog:
This this is a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The short of it is that you can quote us all you like and even change our work to create something even more incredible, just don’t forget to to credit the candler blog when you do.