Friday, May 30, 2008

What I'm Listening To

I'll be trying to keep this new little list up on my sidebar.
Here's the run-down so far, all singer/song-writers:
Jared and Mary Beth - I walked into the music studio next door to my office and heard this amazing jazz trumpet just wailing away followed by a powerfully smooth vocal pulling me into the dark foggy alley of some French film noir. Jared and Mary Beth were just finishing up their first album. So, you can't really listen to it yet, but soon, it'll be coming. Oh, and they're from Bakersfield. Go figure.

Nathan Daniel Miles - He finished recording up here and passed off some songs to me on a disc, yet to be mastered. Amazing, I was honored to hear it and can't wait to see where he goes and say I knew him when.

Molly Jenson - Of course. Though, if all she did was write emails, I'd still be a fan. When's that next album coming out anyway?

We Shot The Moon - I just heard them for the first time an hour ago. Thanks JonnyUps for the post. I've been waiting for Waking Ashland's talent to show itself again. Finally!

Jon Troast - He just came through Hume on a house concert tour. He's a friend of a friend from Wisconsin. Super fun Monday night at Hume 'n Beans, just us staff. I wish we could have stuff like this all the time.

Robots Should Not

...aggravate ballers when they're in the middle of shooting some "mad hoops".

Robots Should Not

...sing to pretty girls while standing in the road.

Robots Should Not

...sing songs to pretty girls at night while standing in the sprinklers.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Capturing the Sea... Frame by Frame

A friend sent this to me about her brother's friend, Corey Arnold.
I thought it was pretty cool. Click the picture for a slide show.
Corey Arnold a bona fide crab fisherman featured in season two -- is also a bona fide photographer. His current project, Fish-Work, is part photographic documentary, part conceptual art -- capturing what he calls his "love/ hate relationship with fishing, manual labor, and the people that inhabit the fish towns of Northern Norway and Alaska."

His work has been featured in museums, magazines and galleries in San Francisco, Santa Monica and Norway, and is currently shown by a high-end New York gallery, Sara Tecchia Roma New York.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Robot Specialist

Today a father purchased a new robot from our local robot dealership. All things considered it turned out well.
Well, at least for me. Not so well for the father.

I was shooting it.

In HD.

With a brand spanking new High Definition Sony Camera.

No, it doesn't belong to Hume. But, we still got to use it.
  • New 1/2" Exmor CMOS Sensors with 1920 x 1080 effective pixels each - no pixel interpolation necessary.
  • Solid state memory recording using Sony's new SxS Pro ExpressCard flash memory media.
  • HQ captures full 1920 x 1080 images, or 1280 x 720 images, at 35Mbps.
I drew storyboards ahead of time. This was a first for Hume Lake, as far as I am aware. It was wonderful. So far the footage looks great. My Quad-core 3.0 Ghz Macpro and 4.5Gbs of RAM are just beginning to seem like not very much at all.