Last month I was hanging out in London for 2 weeks and on the way home to San Diego I had a two hour layover in New York which turned into a week long stay. For those of you that don't know, since 2008, I've been working with a company called 3Dar which is a video/post-production/animation studio based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our good friends/long time client Mirrorball was collaborating with Perrier on a street art campaign and brought us in to help with some video production to showcase the art and to create some interactive displays at some of the events they were doing in Toronto and NYC. Check out the some of what we were doing:
If you thought mid-September was an uneventful time of the year, think again — today we reveal Perrier’s Limited Edition Street Art Collection and you are front and center for the big moment. This new creation is a groundbreaking collaboration between three global street artists: Sasu, JonOne and Kobra, who hail from Tokyo, Paris and São Paulo respectively. All three world-renowned artists were selected to complete one unique task — to redesign, refresh and renew the iconic look of the Perrier bottle in their very own way.
Defining a new era in Perrier packaging, this Street Art Collection brings one of the most popular contemporary art movements to the palm of your hand. Previously disregarded for its illicit and underground nature, street art has grown to be one of the most recognizable and democratized art forms. The bold, colorful and youthful packaging continues to emphasize Perrier’s daring and innovative nature.
Let the video take you on a special journey from the beautiful Perrier bottle to the innovative street art masterpiece it becomes today.
Beautifully shot . . .
I thought I'd share this video to motivate anyone who hasn't been following the World Cup. This was filmed awhile back by Jim Dziura & Mike Brillantes during a shoot by Ben Watts for Treats! Magazine. The models featured in the video are Audra Marie, Ayla Parker, Heidi Edwards, Lindsey Byard, and Marie-Charlotte Mahul.
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This is definitely one of the best time-lapse videos I've ever seen. Joel Schat does an amazing job at capturing the beauty of nature that is so often overlooked by today's fast paced living. None of the shots he took are quick and easy, they all take time and that time forces one to sit back and relax while enjoying something that's all around us, yet seldom appreciated. It's seeing videos and photography like this that continue to inspire me to get out and see as much of the world as possible. Amazing job Joel and Roadtrippers.com!
I was in LA the past two weekends to meet up with my good friend Gabriella who was visiting from Hungary. She and I have known each other for a few years and try to meet up whenever she's in LA. We've shot together a few times in the past and from our first meeting we've thrown around the idea of doing some sort of road trip project together in Europe. Recently I've been talking to a friend of mine at a production house based in Silverlake and we've been trying to develop this idea a bit more. This past Friday the three of us were able to meet while Gaby was in town and he gave us a homework assignment which was for us to shoot a bit of random content of ourselves that can be used to help put the pitch together. Since we didn't have a whole lot of time to do something cool before Gaby left town we decided to throw a GoPro in the car while driving around LA to show us interacting with one another. I'll shoot some more content of myself over the next month that will show some behind the scenes stuff at a photo shoot, content of an ammo project in Nevada and South Africa, and a wine project I'm working on up in Santa Barbara County. Gabriella will shoot a bit of content back home in Budapest and then we'll throw together a little 3 minute reel.
I just stumbled upon this, really fancy finger work!
Awhile back LowePro and Joby sent me some really awesome bags and accessories. The bags I use all the time, but up until this point I never had an opportunity to put the GorillaPod Focus to use. Last weekend I was working on a photography/video project with an ammo company called Battle Born Munitions outside of Reno, NV. The first day I shot some footage inside their warehouse and the following day we went off the grid to capture footage of their ammo in action. While we were out there I used a 3 camera setup which consisted of two Nikon D7000s and one GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition. I had the GoPro on a tripod near a steel target about 250 yards away from where we were shooting and I had both of the Nikons focusing on the shooters. The GorillaPod came in handy because I was able to set it up really low to the ground to capture some cool video footage from a lower vantage point and on top of that my steady cam rig broke and the GorillaPod actually worked as a good substitute. I think they should create some accessories to transform the GorillaPod into a highly portable on the go steady cam rig. Anyway, here's a shot of the GorillaPod on the ground in front of the firing line, it was shot with my iPhone so it's not the greatest of shots, but you can see how the GorillaPod was placed and used.
The image titled "Bliss" is one of the most viewed images in the world since it was chosen to be the default wallpaper when Microsoft launched Windows XP. This is the cool story behind the photo and Charles O'Rear, the photographer who captured the image.
I don't know why I'm posting this, maybe because it's pretty ridiculous. This is the next evolution in role playing game simulators. You started off with flight simulators and then other vehicle simulation games and now this . . . Goat Simulator. The next generation of gaming . . .
Although this is my photography site, this post has absolutely nothing to do with photography. You may or may not know that I'm actually a professional musician by trade. I play drums and this guy has blown me away with his ability to multi-task. I play a lot of different styles of music, including afro-cuban stuff which definitely pushes the hand-foot coordination, but what he's doing is something different, not just putting things into place rhythmically, but also melodically while at the same time singing lyrics and not just a melody. It's impressive, very impressive. I'm definitely a fan of Paris Monster, this New York based drum and bass duo is pretty amazing. To see what I'm talking about check out the live performance of "Vision Complete."
Walter White enjoyed some good times and endured some bad times since joining Facebook back in 2008.
The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.
It refers to the experience of seeing firsthand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, "hanging in the void", shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere. From space, the astronauts tell us, national boundaries vanish, the conflicts that divide people become less important, and the need to create a planetary society with the united will to protect this "pale blue dot" becomes both obvious and imperative.