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Metrovision Practicum

May. 7th, 2010 | 10:32 am
location: School
mood: Amused
music: Not Sure

I'm taking an internship-like class this semester, and we are covering a group of students who are weatherizing homes for low-income households. My video instructor asked me to find still frames from our video that would look good on a website for the school. I found the below images, and then made a more badass scene from the three shots.







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Soulwire & Shrouded Day - May 22nd OM Center, Omaha, Nebraska

May. 2nd, 2010 | 06:47 pm
location: Home
mood: Excited
music: Shrouded Day

I shot this promo for Soulwire & Shrouded Day this afternoon and am really looking forward to capturing their concert on May 22nd!

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Fireball Clip Made in class 4/28/10

Apr. 28th, 2010 | 11:12 pm
location: Home
mood: Creative
music: None

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I did weird shit in high school...

Apr. 23rd, 2010 | 06:16 am
location: Home
mood: Amused
music: Bad Death Metal

People always are asking me how I got started doing video.. this is how - in my backyard and around town with a shitty camera. Its hilariously bad now, but at least now i know what i'm doing and have professional equipment!

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Natural Disasters are ALWAYS caused by MTG. True Story.

Apr. 22nd, 2010 | 11:13 pm
location: Home
mood: Nerdy
music: Nickelback (im kidding)



The original can be found here - http://i.imgur.com/ztS7Y.jpg ...

But, it was done wrong. For instance... I don't know of any basic land cards that have a casting cost, and the ones that have an extra ability on tap also don't require additional mana from what I recall. Let me know if I'm mistaken.

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The Decline of Animation & Children's Programming

Mar. 30th, 2010 | 10:44 am
location: Work
mood: Outraged
music: KoRn

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I'm Back! And with a book!

Mar. 26th, 2010 | 07:30 pm
location: Home
mood: Accomplished
music: Olafur Arnalds

Hey everyone, Its been a couple months since I posted, but its because I've been busy working on a 120 page photography book! It is for sale through blurb.com - Check out the preview below!

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I'm With Coco!

Jan. 18th, 2010 | 12:23 pm
location: Work
music: Soundgarden

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Baby, Its Cold Outside!

Jan. 18th, 2010 | 10:43 am
location: Work
mood: coldcold
music: Its Cold Outside

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Creative Christmas Decorations

Dec. 7th, 2009 | 09:40 am
location: Work
mood: Amused
music: John Mayer



Click the picture to see the source and hear the story about this display.
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David Pogue @ The Aim Institute 2009 IT Futures Forum

Nov. 20th, 2009 | 03:56 pm
location: Work
music: Anamanaguchi

I shot and edited this video together to show what went down at this year's AIM IT Futures Forum. We brought in David Pogue, who is a personal technology columnist for the New York Times, and a bit of an internet celebrity.

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Weird.

Nov. 12th, 2009 | 10:03 am
location: Work
mood: Agreed
music: Local H - Fine and Good



Found at Virus Comix - Subnormality
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Trotter's Epic

Nov. 3rd, 2009 | 09:46 am
location: Work
mood: amusedamused
music: Prisencolinensinainciusol


Click this picture to hear Trotter's Epic!

A dude I play World of Warcraft with told this story a few times over ventrillo. I had him tell it a 3rd and final time, but this time I actually recorded it... and then I remixed it to the beat from the video in the previous post. I think its pretty funny, but it seems to be hit or miss with the people I show it to... at any rate, its not meant to be derogatory towards anyone's race or culture - its just a true story that occurred as told by an eye witness - with a sick beat. :)

Note - click the picture/link above and it will take you to the site that is hosting the file. You can stream it from there, download the .mp3, or download it as a ringtone... why you would want to download it as a ringtone, I don't know, but the option is there.

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Prisencolinensinainciusol!

Oct. 27th, 2009 | 01:31 am
location: Home
mood: Amused
music: Prisencolinensinainciusol



This is an Italian actor/musician from 1972. This song is supposed to simulate what English sounds like to people who do not speak English.

The beat is universally sick tho :D
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Say, dog, whose ride (car) is this?

Oct. 26th, 2009 | 06:09 pm
location: Home
mood: Amused
music: Nirvana - Man Who Sold The World

I was helping my girlfriend do a powerpoint for her sociology class and this was in her text book... I had to screenshot it from the .pdf file and upload it... I love when textbook authors try to be real...



My reflection would be short -

"Pedantic authors of college textbooks should leave slang and attempts at demonstrating real life conversations out of their work."
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It is Fall once again...

Oct. 22nd, 2009 | 11:47 am
location: Work
mood: Cold
music: None



My front yard this morning was shrouded in leaves.
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Domo Kun truck!

Oct. 22nd, 2009 | 11:40 am
location: 84th & Center
mood: Amused
music: Kings of Leon

This dude was driving in front of me when I was on my way into work the other day, so I reached into my backseat and grabbed my XTi.

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This Fall - The Photographer

Oct. 9th, 2009 | 02:33 am
location: Home
mood: Amused
music: Oasis - Champagne Supernova



I was bored and had this random footage on my hard drive...interesting mock tv show preview.

**note - I corrected Youtube's clipping issues. This version is as it was originally meant to be seen.**

***anothernote - Youtube's version never played properly either... Trying Viddler :D***

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Around Azeroth: Warning Sign

Sep. 27th, 2009 | 10:29 pm
location: Home
mood: Amused
music: Ill Nino - How Can I Live (Spanish Version)

A screenshot I took has been featured on www.wow.com!



Click the picture to see the actual page.

Pictured in the screenshot is my level 80 Mage, Plavalaguna on the Executus realm. I am the guild leader of a guild called "Light up the Darkness".

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The Plague of Humanity

Sep. 25th, 2009 | 12:19 pm
location: Work
mood: Interested
music: Static-X - Cold



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So true...

Sep. 25th, 2009 | 12:04 pm
location: Work
mood: Amused
music: Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack



although my normal response would be "np"
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Queen Elizabeth I Brochure

Sep. 11th, 2009 | 07:21 am
location: Home
mood: Creative
music: Dream Theater

Remember back in high school when teachers made you make brochures about obscure topics one wouldn't normally make a brochure for? Well my brother had one of these asinine projects assigned to him a week or two ago. His topic was Queen Elizabeth I...who the hell makes a brochure about a person? Anyway...he asked for help on it and I agreed to help him blow this pointless project out of the water.

First Part


Second Part


When printed and assembled properly, it folds like a three way brochure would. Needless to say, we got an A and the teacher's request to "utilize the project for examples in future classes"

Dear Teachers,

Plz stop assigning dumb projects.

kthxbai
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I have two Level 80s!

Sep. 11th, 2009 | 06:45 am
location: home
mood: Happy
music: Matchbox Twenty



This is my 2nd level 80 (the one in the middle). Arcane Mage named Plavalaguna... She is named after the Opera singer who got pwned in the 5th Element. The surrounding people are members of my guild who do chain heroics with me all the time. Thanks for helping to gear me out guys!

Nightdred - Level 80 Hunter - WOW Armory


Plavalaguna - Level 80 Mage - WOW Armory

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Splitting Headache

Sep. 8th, 2009 | 05:57 am
location: Home
mood: Intrigued
music: Kings of Leon



Found this over at Teophoto's DeviantART page

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RIP Richard Wright

Sep. 6th, 2009 | 02:16 am
location: Home
mood: Creative
music: Pink Floyd

About a year or more ago, I had Dan perform his Pink Floyd tribute to Richard Wright who had recently passed away. This was set to be in the second episode of my Controlled Chaos podcast, which I scrapped due to content. This is one of the best things that came out of doing the podcast, and I felt it was a shame no one got the chance to view it. Here it is, more than a year later, for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoy.



Youtube made his introduction a little hard to hear.

In the first part he says "This is an imitation of every Pink Floyd song ever done".

In the second part he says "This is Kermit the frog singing Wish You Were Here".

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A day in the Old Market (Downtown Omaha)

Sep. 6th, 2009 | 01:55 am
location: Home
mood: Creative
music: Shrouded Day

This afternoon I met up with a friend of mine named Dan who plays guitar, flute, and sings. He has another friend named Ken who is a ninja/guitar player who also showed up. They performed on the street corner with vocals, flute, guitar and nunchakas...yes, you read that right...nunchakas. Stationed in between Spaghetti Works & Vivace in downtown Omaha and I was there to videotape the event. Below are the videos gleaned from today's activities.

An Introduction to the Madness...


"Lets see if we can wake up the people in the next county!"


A "Shrouded Day" original song called "Lost Your Way"


A cover of America's "Horse With No Name"


Flute & Guitar harmonizing..wait..what?


This is a decent song, but it is very slow.

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My girlfriend's brother Tony released a commercial this week!

Sep. 4th, 2009 | 01:28 am
location: Home
mood: Interested
music: none



Pretty epic, hope it works out for you Tony!

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New Earphones

Sep. 1st, 2009 | 12:37 pm
location: Work
mood: Not Bored
music: Local H - Payback is a Mother

Picked up some Skullcandy Ink'd earbuds for $20 at Best Buy over the weekend. They sound amazing and come with several caps so you can use the ones that actually fit your ear!



My old earphones were the ones that came with my ipod...Apple Earbuds...I don't think they actually fit any human's ear.

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Epic WWII Posters

Sep. 1st, 2009 | 12:09 pm

















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McFry Monster!

Sep. 1st, 2009 | 11:49 am
location: Work
mood: Amused
music: Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over 'Til Its Over

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PC vs Mac

Sep. 1st, 2009 | 11:47 am
location: Work
mood: Amused
music: The Cardigans - Lovefool

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Femur severation looks like this...

Aug. 28th, 2009 | 02:11 pm
location: Music
music: Nirvana - Milk It





He had his staples taken out yesterday.

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If Popeye were real...

Aug. 28th, 2009 | 12:56 pm
location: Work
mood: Amused
music: None



"That's all I can stands, and I can't stands no more!"

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Update Your Blog Regularly...

Aug. 26th, 2009 | 02:40 pm
location: Work
mood: busybusy
music: Nine Inch Nails

Wow I've been neglecting my blog for far too long...I suppose it is time to post an update and make that age old promise of "updating more often" so here I am saying...sorry for the recent lack of updates...and I'm back!

My cousin Adam was in a freak wakeboarding accident (I've had to ensure that I call it WAKEboarding and not WATERboarding in the "wake" (pardon the pun) of the recent ethical topic of waterboarding as it relates to times of war and terrorism...) and he broke his femur basically in two.

As many of you may recall from your 8th grade anatomy unit, the femur doesn't just break. It is the strongest bone in your body, stronger than concrete! Adam somehow managed to twist his femur just enough that the stress of being lifted out of the water combined with the twisting torque caused what I have dubbed "immaculate pain" in the form of bone severation.

I created a card for Adam with my trusty Macbook Pro and Photoshop CS4. I have uploaded it for all the denizens of the blogosphere to enjoy.





Adam is doing much better now...even managed to drive to my house from his apartment!

***note***
Above, I used parentheses within parentheses - to those who know the reference - (In Parentheses)

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Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince Midnight Release

Jul. 15th, 2009 | 02:33 pm
location: Work
mood: Content
music: Harry Potter Theme Song





The movie was actually pretty good although I was a bit upset that they changed the ending.

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4th of July Fireworks

Jul. 15th, 2009 | 01:25 pm
location: Work
mood: artisticartistic
music: None

I got some really great photos of the fireworks that were shot off this year for the 4th of July and thought I would share a few of the best ones. I also have wallpaper-sized if anyone is interested.





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Swine Flu in the hundred-acre wood

Jun. 2nd, 2009 | 06:05 am
location: Home
mood: Amused
music: Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown album



Sorry its been so long since post, been kinda busy lately with two cousins moving in and one moving out. Updates will happen more frequently now that things are settling.

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8-bit fatalities

May. 6th, 2009 | 12:53 pm
location: Work
mood: Amused
music: Mad World Set by Jaded

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This flickr user has made the point that video games have always been violent...and has illustrated how he viewed kills from early video games. He notes in his description that while Mortal Kombat was the first graphic representation of murder or death, the idea has long been a main theme in videogames.





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Little 500 at IU (Indiana University)

Apr. 25th, 2009 | 06:56 pm
location: Bloomington, IN
mood: Excited
music: Queen - We Are The Champions

My cousin Zach made the Cutters team as a sophomore this year, and they went on to win this year's Little 500, which is a 200 lap bike race. This marked the first time that any team has one 3 years in a row.


Zach getting ready to mount the bike

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Zach on the bike


Around the bend


Chasing down the dude ahead of him


Leading the pack


One of the seniors came back from a 30 second penalty (which was bullshit) with 18 laps left to cross the finish line for the win!


Victory!


Winner's Circle


The Bike


The Trophy

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Mike Patton from Tomahawk

Apr. 20th, 2009 | 04:12 am
location: Home
mood: cheerfulcheerful
music: Mike Patton - Tomahawk

Hey everyone...its been nearly a month since my last post...I had a major video project I was working on and then ended up with Pneumonia. Sorry for the absence. I came across this the other day, and I think it might be the most epic thing I've ever seen.



Mike Patton is the lead singer...he also lead Faith No More, but I think this is probably the coolest thing he's ever done.

Notice he creates the effect at the beginning by wearing a gas mask...later creates distortion by exerting air as he sings in the mic and also creates an echo/reverb effect by using two mics with different compressions. Epic and genius. Hope you enjoy.

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My New Office

Mar. 25th, 2009 | 11:20 am
location: Work
mood: Content
music: Third Eye Blind

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My Dad is a Math Teacher.

Mar. 25th, 2009 | 11:19 am
location: Work
mood: Amused
music: 3 Doors Down

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Adam's Transmission to our cousin, Carson

Mar. 24th, 2009 | 02:26 pm
location: Work
mood: amusedamused
music: None



Adam got an e-mail from our cousin Carson, who is 10 or so today, and he wanted to know what was going on and if we had been watching any Tom & Jerry lately. We decided to put together this video response for him.

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Careerlink.com presents E-Fair '09

Mar. 24th, 2009 | 01:14 pm
location: Work
mood: amusedamused
music: E-Fair '09 Track



This is a commercial I shot and edited with a few friends of mine for the E-Fair, which is a jobs fair. It is insanely cheesy, but it kind of is by nature. Either way, I think its hilarious.

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Mountain Dew WOW Marketing!

Mar. 19th, 2009 | 01:23 pm
location: Work
mood: Excited
music: Dalaran Theme



These come out this summer. Looks like I will be drinking a good bit of blue Mountain Dew!

Also, my guild in WOW (Care Bears) now has a website - Care Bears

I created our logo, which I am very proud of!

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Dirty Little Rabbits Return to Omaha!

Mar. 12th, 2009 | 11:08 pm
location: Home
mood: excitedexcited
music: DLR - Hello





Tricky with Dirty Little Rabbits
Sunday March 15 - Slowdown - $20

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Why I don't work in IT.

Mar. 12th, 2009 | 04:29 pm
location: Home
mood: Amused
music: Dramatic Music

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What's Next for Burger King?

Mar. 11th, 2009 | 05:41 am
location: Home
mood: Skeptical
music: Massive Attack



The Whopper Bar!

In my opinion, this will ONLY work if they serve actual burgers...not the cheap shit they serve at every Burger King restaurant ever. What do you think?

found at: Inquisitr.com

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If Frank Miller (author of Sin City) remade the "Peanuts" comic by Charles Schulz

Mar. 11th, 2009 | 05:12 am
location: Home
mood: Amused
music: Charlie Brown Theme





Found over at Cinematical.com

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Wow...this actually hurt my ears!

Feb. 25th, 2009 | 09:14 pm
location: Home
mood: Interested
music: None

Train Horns

Created by Train Horns

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