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Well this is boring…

The City of the Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain is a pretty remarkable place.

City of the Arts and Sciences

 

However, I managed to find one monotonous exhibit that you desperately want to see, but can’t stand to watch.

I waited for about 15 minutes, filmed half of that, and edited it down to 2-3 minutes.

You will just want to see how it ends.

Dalíesq

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The Ambush Interview: Emil Lager

If you follow my video  and documentary work, you might know I happen to do a lot of ambush interviews. If I see something interesting and I can get a camera ASAP or have one in my bag, I will more likely than not, start interviewing the subject.

I try to be nice and unthreatening by all means. I don’t want to scare the subject off. I haven’t had an ambush interview go extremely wrong or get out of hand. But one day in London’s South Bank, I definitely stumbled upon one of my most unique subjects and perhaps awkward interviews.

What resulted was the following video costarring musical artist Emil Lager and his friend Amy.

Lager has a number of well-recorded, yet raw recordings on his MySpace music page and has a few shows set up for the summer. He is also an actor, playing a role in a French indie film called Cassie and playing in a fringe theatre company called Scandimaniacs.

And, according to his biography, he, “Is currently appearing in season IV of SKINS on E4 and as the lead guitarist in the Japanese mega star Ayumi Hamasaki’s two latest music videos MICROPHONE and SEXY LITTLE THINGS.”

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Hey Buddy Music Video Shoot

This is my Photo of the Day.

I was a Runner on a music video shoot for Hey Buddy TV. I also got to be an extra, which is always fun. The shoot was for a song called “Something Special” by a singer named Al Brown. Hey Buddy has previously made music videos such as Jay Sean‘s “Down.”

March 28, 2010

A Sony EX3 of course!

 

This is our star, Al.

 

This is the bar, where I was an extra with my buddies on the right.

 

The crew and stars at work. Emily, center, plays the girl Al the singer is following.

 

Colored lights always add a nice touch.

 

This is the bar tender, who, obviously isn't an actual bar tender.

 

The 'DJ' hanging out.

 

This entry was last updated March 29, 2010.

 

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This is the most sequential thing I’ve shot on the Canon T1i. Clearly its automatic settings aren’t the greatest in low light – it’s no 5d Mark, but I think the results are great compared to other still cameras that shoot video.

There are a few continuity errors. Feel free to point them out. I’ll keep a tally. 

Not too sure how to categorize this piece, but one might consider calling it a documentary montage. It’s not really an essay. For the record, the cat jumped up there herself (poor manners).

More to come!

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Documentary Shows the ‘Real’ Republican Side

Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has come out with a new documentary film Right America: Feeling Wronged

Pelosi, a liberal, typically makes films about Conservatives. In 2003, she made the friendly film about George W. Bush Journeys with George.

This time, Pelosi set out to make a film about Conservative Republicans who don’t get the media coverage that people see on liberal news outlets or FOX News. “Many of the people who attended the McCain campaign rallies complained — rightfully so, Pelosi believes — that the mainstream media weren’t interested in hearing what they had to say,” wrote David Bauder for the Associated Press

“Well, more than 58 million people voted for John McCain, and I know that everyone on the coasts is on an Obama honeymoon right now, and they seem to forget that more than 58 million people did not want Barack Obama to be their president,” Pelosi said in an interview with Mark Schome on Salon.com.

Making the film, Pelosi said she was treated like she was a member of al-Quaida, at times feeling like she was going to be lynched, people called her mother ‘Nazi Pelosi,’ and was even spat on

Pelosi’s interactions weren’t always negative. Pelosi said on The Sean Hannity Show she made a lot of friends and some people were nice to her because of Journeys with George. 

Right America: Feeling Wronged premiered February 16 on HBO.

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