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15 Aug 2016

New Commercial! Lee’s Discount Liquor and Alien Tequila!

We had so much fun producing this piece!  Mr. Lee and Kenny Lee were absolute gems to work with, I’ve seen these guys on TV and billboards for years and it was an honor to produce a commercial for them.  Huge shootout to Rebecca Chavez and London Mace for their great work on this spot, also special thanks to Ib Gillette for his help on the 3D modeling.  Look out for the commercial on Las Vegas TV; it should start […]

19 Jul 2016

PolarPro ND/PL Filter vs DJI ND Filter – Phantom 4

PolarPro ND8/PL Filter (Cinema Series: Vivid) vs DJI ND8 Filter.  We purchased the PolarPro Cinema Series: Vivid collection of filters for our Phantom 4 drone.  After some basic tinkering with the PP filters, we got some great images. That said, we noticed a tint to the image and wanted to compare these to other filters to see how they performed.  We purchased the DJI ND8 and compared it to the PolarPro ND8/PL filter, the results are surprising. The biggest takeaway […]

15 Jul 2016

HOMELESS AT 16

High School is tough.  You’re trying to figure out what life is about, how to pass that math test, and how to avoid the jerk in gym class.  High school’s not easy, but it’s damn near impossible when you don’t have a place to sleep at night. In Las Vegas, there are over 6,000 kids that are either homeless or severely disadvantaged. NEW VIDEO: Project 150 – High School is Tough Enough It’s why Project 150 was created.  Their mission […]

13 Jun 2016

Goodwill of Southern Nevada – 20th Anniversary

We recently got the chance to work again with Goodwill of Southern Nevada for their Annual Community Awards Luncheon.  As part of the event, they played several videos that highlight individuals who have worked with them over the past year.  The stories these people tell are amazing, illustrating the value and impact Goodwill has on the community.  Goodwill’s mission is to get people back to work and they continue to do an incredible job here in Las Vegas. In addition, […]

13 Apr 2015

NAB 2015! I met Emm from CheesyCam!

Holy Toledo!  I love NAB!  The fact that I live in Las Vegas where NAB happens every year is like Christmas in April, a 20 minute drive to the convention center and I’m surrounded by 100,000 people, all geeking out over this video stuff.  I love it.  The other thing I love about NAB is that I get to meet some of my heroes in the industry. This year I got to meet and speak with Emm from Cheesycam.  Emm […]

31 Jan 2015

Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience! MGM Grand, Stand In.

At the end of 2014 I had the extreme pleasure of being Justin Timberlakes stand in for his tech week at the MGM Grand here in Las Vegas.  This was for the final shows of his 20/20 Experience World Tour that took place January 1st and 2nd. This was the first time for me doing something like this.  As the show set up at the MGM, their crew had several days of tech rehearsal where they dialed in camera positions […]

22 Nov 2014

exFAT vs NTFS – 1TB External Drive Re-Format: Speed and Allocation Unit Size

Warning! Technical stuff ahead!  We use a lot of external drives for media work and storage.  We’re constantly handing projects off to different people to work on different parts and that means these projects need to be mobile.  It also means that they need to work on both PC’s and Mac’s.  To do this, we reformat all our drives to exFAT which allows us to read and write to the drives using either a PC or a Mac.  Very handy. […]

29 Oct 2014

Price Mistake? Western Digital 2 TB External Hard Drive ONLY $25!

Not sure if Adorama is going to honor this, but they’re selling 1TB and 2 TB drives for only $25 on Amazon!  Only certain colors are affected, but if they do honor them, this is the cheapest I’ve ever seen these things.  – Adam 🙂  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EAS8KSW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 UPDATE: Crazy sale!  Within an hour it’s done.  I ended up buying a bunch, now I have to wait and see if they are honored by Adorama.  Fingers cross! 🙂   UPDATE II: Nope! […]

26 Sep 2014

Fun Month: Samsung, Arri Amira and the Undateables!

I’ve had a great time this last month working on several projects, including a few that weren’t my own. Las Vegas hosts other production companies from time to time and this last month I’ve had the pleasure of being hired on as a “Fixer” for a Samsung commercial and an episode of Channel 4‘s show “The Undateables.” A fixer is a local producer that helps with all the stuff that an out of town company is going to need while […]

09 Sep 2014

Amazon Studios Storybuilder is Freaking Awesome!

I try writing from time to time, but I have always wanted an easier process, something like a notecard/corkboard set up, but digital. My handwriting is crap so writing on notecards is only so-so successful, and I always find it frustratingly slow when I want to reorder things. So when I started to write a new action script, I started searching for a better way and came across Amazon Studios Storybuilder. Holy crap it’s awesome!  Yes, Celtx and others have […]