Archive for August, 2010

Photographer’s work on display

Photographer’s work on display
Enumclaw-based photographer Lisa Parsons presents Confluence: The Green River Gorge at the city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2010. The exhibit opens today, Wednesday, and continues through Oct. 5 at City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Chad Vader S1 Ep6: New Job

CHAD VADER SEASON 2 DVD IS OUT! Take a look: www.blamesociety.net Chad Vader is back. He battles many obstacles in his search for meaningful employment. Meanwhile back at the store Clint is letting his newfound authority go to his head. Special cameo appearance by Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. From Blame Society Productions at blamesociety.net Written and Directed by Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda Co-Written by Craig Johnson and Rob Matsushita http Produced by Courtney Collins courtneycollins.com http Starring: Chad / Hal – Aaron Yonda myspace.com Clint/Voice of Chad – Matt Sloan myspace.com Randy/Chad Vader body double – Brad Knight monkeybusinessinstitute.com Jeremy – Paul Guse http Clarissa – Christina LaVicka myspace.com Lloyd – Rob Matsushita robmatsushita.blogspot.com Ghost – Mike McCafferty Telemarketee – Damon Butler Boss in Office – Erin Baal Boss in Alley – Anthony Roman http Telemarketing Boss – Jason Stephens monkeybusinessinstitute.com Office Co-worker – Kirk Everson http Mayor – Mayor Dave Cieslewicz With Chad Albert, Susan Fuszard, John Gourdoux, Linda Hedenblad, Christopher Morris, Mike Rafferty Director of Photography/Art Direction- Tona Williams tona.bigbite.org http Assistant Director/Lighting Designer – John Urban urbanphotoco.com 2nd Assistant Director – Doug Chapin http Boom Operator – Kathy Fischer Grips – Kirk Everson and John Gourdoux oakslopeproductions.com Sound Designer – John Lee Second Unit Director of Photography – Ben Pluimber http Music

Libyan leader’s visit to Italy stumbles

Libyan leader’s visit to Italy stumbles
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s visit to Rome stumbled into controversy on Monday after he said Europe should convert to Islam.

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No Beck-Palin ticket in 2012, talk show host says

No Beck-Palin ticket in 2012, talk show host says
The pair draw a big crowd at Saturday’s rally, but Glenn Beck insists they won’t team up to run for office: ‘There are far too many people that are far smarter than me to be president.’ Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin won’t be teaming up on a presidential ticket in 2012, the talk show host said Sunday, after their combined star power drew thousands to the National Mall this weekend.

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Macworld Cover Creation

After working on the latest cover for Macworld Magazine I wanted to show what is involved in making a cover. I focused on the three main areas: the photography, photoshop and design. I chose a time lapse format to convey lots of information in a small amount of time. The only drawback of time lapse is that since half a day goes by in 30 seconds, the whole process seam so easy! Lots of details were left out of the design process (like the cover meetings and rounds of layout options). I began to photograph the design process after the layouts had already been narrowed down to just three cover designs. On the technical side, for the time lapse video, I used the Canon 5D Mark II with a 24mm-70mm zoom. I chose the 5D because of its great image quality with high ISO’s. Canon’s sRAW1 gave me the flexibility of a RAW file with the file size of a jpeg. The actual Macworld cover was taken with a Phase One P65+ digital back attached to a 4×5 Sinar X camera with a 65mm lens. Many thanks to Rob Schultz for allowing me to invade his office and literally shoot over his shoulder. The music was used with permission by The Brokenmusicbox.

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