Environmental Portrait

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Photography class has been interesting, far more than what I expected.

There is a lot of lab time that I didn’t expect. Ok, maybe I did, I just didn’t think it would actually take all that time.

It’s a lot of work for little reward, for now I guess.

The photos I have printed aren’t the photos I mean to print.

The ones that I’ve spent time on taking do not come out well, so I end up printing others. Luckily I have others to print and they happen to be good shots.

I really enjoy the process of printing in the dark room.

Hopefully before the semester ends I can print a really big photo.

I’m glad I’m learning about the use of cameras that I can apply to my digital one.

About these ads

Visiting @TBWAChiatLA

A visit to the ad agency and I couldn’t do what I do best, document.

No photos allowed. Didn’t want to compromise my visit nor the tour guide’s job.

Thanks to my film production professor for setting it up.

Sometimes I think I want to work for corporate America. Yesterday was one of those days.

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Opportunity ALWAYS Presents Itself

My car wreck a few weeks back really threw me off my cycle. I can say it was for the better.

My visit to the rental car place, Enterprise, was the beginning.

They didn’t have a Prius for me so I was left with the other crappy cars on the lot. Like most rental places, my options were a Camry, Jeep, Focus, Hyundai and a minivan.

I had a lightbulb moment.

I had just gotten a new camera for my birthday and in my production class, I was meeting a lot of new friends who could potentially help me as I would help them!

So I picked the minivan. A Chrysler Town and Country Touring.

Oowee, this car had all the blows and whistles!

And even though I would NEVER EVER EVERRRRRR in my life own one, drive one, BE SEEN IN ONE, I had to pick it.

What great way to launch my new YouTube channel with content that I actually enjoying writing/creating/producing!

I mean, if I would have anyone’s job in the world, it would be a cross between the Top Gear (Europe) guys and Anthony Bourdain. But I know to get to their level I have to DO SHIT on my own. If you’re trying to get into entertainment and you haven’t figured out that you have to create your own content, you’re missing the boat.

So for that reason I chose the family friendly minivan!

I was already reaching out to my friends in the car industry and had some things lined up. But to have a boring minivan and to review it because it is so out of my character/style to be seen in one, just made perfect sense. Is this what people mean when they say we have to sacrifice to get what we want? :P

Well I did sacrifice, for just a few days though. And I don’t know if I would call it sacrifice now, now that I’ve experienced ‘having’ a minivan! That thing was ridiculously luxurious and kinda excellente!

Here are some photos to keep you interested but the real fun will be via VIDEO! My review on the Chrysler Town & Country Touring!

Stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to my new channel! Even after my video from my old channel, I’ve been getting subscriptions on the channel I’m trying to part ways with! Get it together people!

NEW CHANNEL: www.youtube.com/bvityl

For all your viewing pleasure!

All positive and negative comments are welcome. My skin is too thick to really care for the rude people, thanks to my childhood.

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Not only have I found two amazing guys who are more than willing to help me but hopefully a new partnership for more videos to come.

This isn’t the only one we’ve done, we got a few up our sleeves so please sit tight!

Thank you to Sal and Abraham for this first shoot… VIDEO shall be out within the week!

But boy was I glad when I returned the minivan, that shit was a gas guzzler compared to my Maximus!

Screening

Three groups, three news segments.

We all did a great job, even though we had some technical difficulties. I’m realizing that I like the producing aspect of things. An executive producing angle, I like to create and delegate. I don’t want to be behind the camera nor do I want to edit. In front is perfectly fine with me. ;)

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Ours was called CCTV, Cerritos College Television.

Watching it on a big screen is much more fun than on a computer monitor! :P

Post Production

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I had a blast writing/filming for our first class project. My new DP, edited most himself but I went over after class last night to help out.

I’m really glad I decided to take this class, I’m networking with great people with amazing skills and have an awesome professor as well!

Once the product is finished, I’ll upload the video!

VIPrius Maximus Accident

Sideswiped, and now in the shop.

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I got to Enterprise to pick a rental and I saw a Jetta that I would’ve picked but at the end of the lot was a minivan. It was opportunity knocking.

I figured, why not? It gives me a chance to review the car since I wanted to start reviewing cars on my YouTube channel.

It was a perfect opportunity, so I did it. Picked a car I swore I would never ever be caught dead in.

I just finished recording my first review Thursday during class time for my production class. An amazing DP who helped me out from my class and an assistant DP was there to help too.

Please subscribe to my channel for new upcoming videos!!

Wadjda Screening @DGA

I got to watch the private screening of Wadjda, which I felt so fortunate for.

Thank you professor Hirohama!!

I rushed after work to Hollywood to barely make it through the doors. It was an amazing turnout. Fold out chairs had to be placed on the side aisles to accommodate the audience.

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I suggest you all check it out if you have a chance. It’s in subtitles but so worth the extra effort!

Here are some locations that have showings:

673 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA
11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA

@CerritosCollege @AppleBoxer Film 102 Project

Decided to take Professor Hirohama’s film 102 class this semester to help with production and editing.

Our first project was to do a news segment using switchers and multi camera set up.

I finally got to use the birthday gift from Bear.

Over the course of two weeks, three different groups recoded their show.

Luckily we were last, which gave us more prep time.

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Bodies The Exhibition

I started school yesterday and my first class was Anthropology Lab.

I wasn’t excited, I just wanted to get out but the class surprised me all around.

The professor talked about this cool exhibit going on in Buena Park called . I remember seeing a billboard somewhere off a freeway recently and the nerd in me googled it first thing when I got out of class.

It seems like such an educational experience that I’m going to take Tyler this Saturday!

Here’s a little video about it:

Bodies The Exhibition Comes to Buena Park This Summer 2013 from Premier Exhibitions, Inc. on Vimeo.

Kansas : Day 2

I get extra credit from my history class for going to an American history museum so I thought I’d impress the professor by showing proof of going to one in Kansas.

We visited the Liberty Memorial and the National WWI museum.

The entrance was gorgeous. There was a planter full of poppies that we walked over…

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The place overlooked union square.

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The inside had so many weapons and artifacts from the war. It was amazing to see it in the condition it was in.

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My bear listening to some recording :P

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After we went to HH at the Plaza! :)

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On the way home I saw the most expensive car in KS…

Lamborghini.

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We came back home, I took a nap and went to dinner at Oklahoma Joe’s.

For foodporn go to PigletVentures

Then we met Bear’s friend for a drink.

Tomorrow is the reason why we’re here in Kansas, so I’m excited for another new day!

I didn’t think I’d like Kansas do much, but I do and I don’t want to leave.

All Grown Up

I went to the movies alone.

I had an extra credit assignment for my history class and the only showtime was mid day in Encino.

Luckily Bear went to work at Encino so I tagged along. I went to the new location in Encino and had lunch and he dropped me off at the theater.

I was nervous and worried about being the only movie goer but luckily, there were others watching the film too.

I watched Emperor, it was about the Japanese emperor during WWII.

I had always wanted to go to the theater alone but never had the courage to go through with it. Once I bought one ticket to the ballet and until hours before showtime, I had every intention to go, but backed out last minute.

I’ve learned to get over the fear of eating alone so I wanted to get over the next hump and which I did yesterday. There’s something liberating about watching a movie alone.

I feel like an adult. I have the courage to be alone and not care what other people think.

I’m just glad I wasn’t alone in the theater, that would’ve been scary!

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