Archive for August, 2012

Burnin’ Rubber

29 Aug

Burnin' Rubber

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Taco-Man – Plays Ghosts N’ Goblins (NES)

29 Aug Click here to watch Taco-Man Plays Castlevania (NES) Taco-Man Plays Ghosts N’ Goblins (NES) Halloween night continues as Taco-Man plays Ghosts ‘N Goblins. Written and Animated by Sam T DIRECTOR’S CHANNEL: DIRECTOR’S WEBSITE: Machinima Happy Hour is home to the best animation and shorts Machinima has to offer. Check back every weekend for updates on all your favorite shows like Sanity Not Included, Two Best Friends Play, Freeman’s Mind, Sonic For Hire and more! http – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – This video will show you: How to play Ghosts N’ Goblins How to play retro games How to play like Taco-Man – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Like Machinima on Facebook! Prove your gaming skills on the Respawn Army app FOR MORE MACHINIMA, GO TO FOR MORE GAMEPLAY, GO TO: FOR MORE SPORTS GAMEPLAY, GO TO: FOR MORE MMO & RPG GAMEPLAY, GO TO: FOR MORE TRAILERS, GO TO: Tags: yt:quality=high machinima “video games” halloween “ghosts n’ goblins” ebolaworld tacoman taco-man retro video games videogames nintendo nes castlevaina dracula “how to” platform game Capcom knight Sir Arthur armor underwear zombies ogres demons cyclopes dragons monsters Princess Prin “Prin Prin” Satan
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[MODIFIED] CDs and DVDs – CD, DVD, Blu-Ray Care

29 Aug

Advice on caring for removable media such as CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays.

Compact Discs (CDs), DVDs, and Blu-Ray Discs are quite fragile. If you have important media with family photos, digital music, or business information that you need to keep for a long time, the following common-sense advice should be heeded:

* Make sure your hands are clean AND DRY when handling media….

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Kurv Editorial Shot in Berlin

28 Aug

I have just recently returned from a six-week trip to Europe. I wish I could write an entire blog post just about my trip because there were so many beautiful and amazing moments. But this is a blog about fashion photography so I must keep to the subject at hand. Out of the six weeks overseas, two weeks were spent in Berlin. I can’t even begin to describe the place. It was so amazing, so much fun, that I literally could’ve spent another 2 months there. My Berlin was trip was not only about pleasure, though, as I ended up doing quite a bit of work there as well. I prepared and printed some large scale prints that were to be shown at an exhibit in my name in Amsterdam after my Berlin trip. I also held another epic Fashion Photography Workshop in Berlin. I also shot another editorial for Kurv Magazine.

I have the good fortune of naming Yoram Roth as one of my dearest, closest friends. Along with being just an amazing person in my life, he also helped produce my Kurv Editorial. Yoram is responsible for making me aware of a location on the outskirts of Berlin called Beelitz. Beelitz is an abandoned mental hospital that was occupied by the Germans during the second world war and then taken over by the Russians after the war ended and Germany was divided in to East and West Germany. The place now stands empty with it’s history, charm and alluringly jaded past. I knew I had to shoot there. I saw picture of Beelitz in Yoram’s portfolio two years prior to this and the images had just stayed with me over the years. I knew before I left NYC I was going to try and shoot in Berlin at this location. So my prep for this shoot started about 2 months before I actually shot.

The first thing I did was reach out to Kurv to ask them if I could shoot an editorial for them at this location. Once I got the approval, I reached out to a couple of agencies that represent hair, make up and stylists to see who they represent and who would be in town and available for this editorial. Once I landed in Berlin, Yoram and I drove out to the location so I could take some location shots of the place and start compiling a shot list. Just using my iPhone, I shot about 40 pictures of the hallways, balconies and guest rooms. I then reconnected with one of the agencies that I had reached out to while still in NYC, Perfect Props, because I liked the team they put together for me.  We had a meeting with the team at the agency . I showed them the mood boards, the location stills and  some of my ideas for the models. I reached out to many modeling agencies both in Berlin and Hamburg and  I finally settled on Lina Spanenberg from Mega Models in Hamburg and Medea who is a trained ballerina and model who is living in Berlin. I wanted a lot of emotion and movement on this shoot, and I felt with Medea’s trained background in dance, she could give me some amazing movements.

We got to the location a little past 9 AM. We rented a mobile make up/location van because we needed to have a space with electricity (Beelitz does not have any available electricity) and also room for the clothes to be hung. While make up and hair was being done on the two models, Anja Niedermeier, the stylist, and I walked through the property and I showed her the exact locations I would be shooting in so she could formulate which outfits would fit best with the corresponding location.

The place is a little creepy, with it’s background and subsequent abandonment. There were some rooms I just didn’t have the nerve to go into. There was a bathroom that was just downright frightening. And the whole day I kept having the feeling that someone was watching us, someone was behind the walls, following us through out the day. Thank God we were a team of 9 people! Safety in Numbers, I always say!

And speaking of the team, they were just awesome!  Karla Neff was our make up artist. Karla is a California girl living in Berlin so it was great having that Cali energy on board. Acacio Da Silva works with Karla a lot, so they were the perfect duo for hair and make up. Anja and I had spoken so many times before we the shoot that we were completely in synch with each other by the day of the shoot. So once again, I obviously couldn’t have  pulled off this type of shoot without the entire team working together to make great images.

For technical aspects, I used available light. I pushed my ISO’s on my D3X to 1,000 or more. Or less, depending on the light in the space. I didn’t want any artificial light on this shoot. I wanted to capture the natural, decrepit, dark, moody available light and really pick up on the textures on the walls and floors.

I FTP’d the images to my retouch artist back in NYC and then spent the next two weeks leaving my Skype on so I could get those 4 AM skype calls from her because we were on a tight deadline and in two different time zones!

I’m back, I’m busier than ever and have some big surprises in store in the upcoming month for this blog. So stay tuned! Also, for those of you joining us in NYC for the Fashion Workshop, we’ll see you soon!

Elizabeth Skadden did the great Behind The Scene Video on this Kurv shoot. A very special thanks to her! She has since moved to NYC and we have some exciting news to share with you in the upcoming weeks but in the meantime, check out her work at !! Also a very special thanks to Yoram Roth! Check out his photography website: Also, last but not least, a very, very special thank you to Proyecto Oniric for letting me use his music one more time. I can’t tell you how much this man’s music has inspired me over the years. Go to his website, show your love. Feel his genius:

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Cool Visual Art images

28 Aug

Some cool visual art images:

SC2012: Art Exhibition – The Reception
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Image by Steve Welburn
sc2012 hosted an exhibition of interactive and audio-visual art at The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park, East London.

SC2012: Art Exhibition – The Reception
visual art
Image by Steve Welburn
sc2012 hosted an exhibition of interactive and audio-visual art at The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park, East London.

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On Assignment: ATM Man

28 Aug

I am working on a series of portraits of businesspeople for my county's Economic Development Authority, and it almost feels like I am back at The Sun shooting dailies for the biz section.

It's been awhile since we have done a full 360-degree OA, and this is actually a good example of working on top of a fluorescent environment.

So what the heck, let's go. Follow the bouncing ball… Read more »


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3D Painting Demonstration – Live 3D Video

28 Aug

Watch a 2d wallpaper being painted in 3D live ! Watch with red-blue 3D glasses in HD. If you fancy a go yourself, follow this link to Flickr when you can dowload free software and get a Quick Tutorial.

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XP: The Life of a Video Game Addict (Part.1)

28 Aug

A mini-biography of Kurt Martin, a video game addicted 17 year-old from a small town in Ontario, Canada. Everything you see in Kurt’s room or house is real and owned by him. Directed by Craig Betts Filmed by Dean Gray Written by Craig Betts, Dean Gray, Warren Andrews, Kurt Martin Edited by Craig Betts Featuring Kurt Martin, Warren Andrews, Craig Betts, Robert Burns, Vincent Hughes, Movie Gallery Lady. Music used: “Sensible Heart” & “Confessions” by City and Colour 2007 – Live Dine Alone & Vagrant Records “Snare Hangar” by Battles 2007 – Mirrored Warp Records All songs used are the property of their respective owners, not us. Shot using a Nikon D90, edited using Final Cut Pro. © 2010 by Don’touchmyhead Productions. All rights reserved
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Winter Paddle Training on the South Platte River near Greeley

28 Aug

March 15, 2009. Jeremy Rodgers in his wildwater racing kayak training below Plumb Ditch dam on the South Platte River near Greeley. We paddled 5 miles upstream from Kersey to reach the dam. The South Platte River may be the only open water for winter paddling in northern Colorado. Camera: Pentax Optio W30.

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Wildwater Racing Kayak on the South Platte River

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2011 Photos of the Year: Pete Erickson

28 Aug

Bulletin staff photographer Pete Erickson discusses his favorite photos of 2011.
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