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Exhaustive (exhausting?) analysis of the competing interests that have led to the recent skirmishes of #ClassWarfare in #SanFrancisco between rich and poor, #Nimby and Developer, Techies and Anarchists; most recently and highly visible in the form of the so-called Google-bus protests by affordable housing and anti-eviction advocates.
Today, the tech industry is apparently on track to destroy one of the world's most valuable cultural treasures, San Francisco, by pushing out the diverse..
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The #CaliforniaPoppyReserve along the northwestern edge (34.72482 N, 118.41271 W) of southern California's #AntelopeValley is amazing when in #bloom.
At peak right now through the end of April --
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627
The surrounding hillsides outside the actual reserve are often even more photogenic.
 
California poppies near my home today - I've gotta get up on the lush slopes of Mount Diablo to capture them blooming before they go - © Sean Arbabi | seanarbabi.com (all rights reserved worldwide)   #poppies   #spring   #iphone5s   #mextures   #mextures2  +iPhone Life magazine +iPhone 5s +Photography 
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While in Las Vegas last week for #NAB I passed the #HighRoller #FerrisWheel several times on the monorail and noted that folks were in the pods but it never seemed to be moving. Kelly noticed it also, and I joked, "maybe it's a gigantic clock gear and moves so slowly  you can't see it go". I got a major rolling of the eyes at that. I was right! (Slaps palm to forehead.) It takes 30 minutes to complete a single ride cycle. This is gonna be a great platform for time-lapse photography.
The world’s tallest Ferris wheel, the appropriately named High Roller, welcomed its first passengers on Monday in Las Vegas.
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Get #CGI #animation geeky with me. Lights out, full screen mode, headphones on, streaming quality settings to high definition. . .go.  Some late night snacks for your visual cortex. #CellularForms.
 
Breathtaking new animation by +Andy Lomas (in collaboration with DJ Max Cooper) building on his work “Cellular Forms” released in January.
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And let's not forget the added irony that one small part of #Putin 's false pretext for his stealth infiltration blitzkrieg and instant annexation of The Crimea was the assertion that Neo-Nazis were taking control of #Ukraine . Attention Neville Obama - Weakness invites aggression. Henry Kissinger. What's next for #Jews in the former Pale of Settlement, pogroms?
 
This can't end well.
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were handed leaflets ordering them to register with the new self-proclaimed pro-Russian leadership, according to an Israel-based organization that monitors
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Hat tip to +RC Concepcion  for the share, a genuine teacher. I applaud #DrewBarrymore , she is truly multi-talented. If you find this posting by  +Mike Wiacek alarming in any way, please reconsider. Some Pro Elite Photographers would like to have cake and eat it too. It is not reasonable to make a living teaching / evangelizing #photography to the masses and then get all insulted when talent emerges from unexpected places. One group of photo-entrepreneurs has gone so far as to set up a mystical themed trade unionist style society of photo wizard masters and paying apprentices seeking enlightenment and stamps of approval to work. Do not seek permission from anyone to call yourself a #photographer , just keep shooting, learning and growing.
 
Everyone is a photographer now a days.
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#SeaOtters just wanna have fun. Check out these happy critters at the #MonteryBayAquarium playing with frozen holiday treats of clam embedded #EasterEggs and toy shapes.
 
Happy Easter! Hope you are having this much fun. Watch as our otters go crazy for clam-covered ice eggs. http://youtu.be/y7Fpl2uYhEc
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We spent quite a bit of time at the #Puffin exhibit during our recent visit to the #MontereyBayAquarium . They seemed just as curious about us as we were of them. Several paddled in place keeping their beaks right up to the plexiglass following our faces or hands across the enclosure. Amazing to watch puffins fly underwater. This individual posed and kept his eye on me for several minutes. I used a combination of tools from the Google #Nik collection to stylize the look of my image.
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This #CapeGooseberry for #FloralFriday was obtained as a two leaved seedling in a dixie cup just two years ago and is now a multi-trunked six foot tall semi-trellised monster that would take over the entire yard if I were to let down my pruning shear guard only briefly. The bush provides us with fragrant tropical tasting marble sized yellow #fruit year 'round in our San Francisco fog.
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#ThrowbackThursday ? Okay, I'll play. This year I am trying to scan our family photo archives and distribute the entire collection on disc. In one particularly fragile and ancient album I found this shot of my dad Seymour #Goren being shown off by his mom Betty (Gershengoren) when he was only 4 months old. He died of lung cancer in January 2008 at the age of 80 . I believe this photo was taken by my grandfather Daniel in New Brunswick. #TBT  
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Occupation
I'm activly seeking new opportunities, full time or freelance on-site or remote from here in San Francisco. I've worked at TV stations, networks and post facilities in every studio, field and engineering capacity. These days I'm in technical and marketing writing, as well as video editing and voice-overs. I've sold and supported consumer and professional video hardware/software/services. In the past I've worked at web casting, computer animation, post-production, broadcast operations and management. My sweet spot is with high-end media technology as an expert operator, effective sales rep and accurate, accessible technical and marketing writer. I've had many terrific jobs, often with game changing start-ups, experiences which have prepared me for fresh challenges.
Skills
During Q1 2013 I worked (through Volt) as a contract E-mail Support Representative at GoPro; handling RMA's, writing helpful tips, suggesting knowledge-base articles and providing troubleshooting guidance focusing on our broadcast and production professional customers. I am proficient with several of the Adobe Creative Suite tools including Premier Pro, Camera RAW and Photoshop. You'll also be interested to learn that I authored a 3D computer graphics and animation hardware/software product review column in TV Technology Magazine for several years, my publishing history is here - http://www.brucegoren.com/Published.html . Click on the links in this list for a few older writing samples, more recent work is available on request. Read what my references on LinkedIn have said about me! Video editing demos are here -- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXc7Gw6Z6gleQQxITJR5ghspn9ZcWuypm My Voice-over demo reel is here - https://www.box.net/shared/o4oa6ov2sn Photos I've captured and processed are here -- https://plus.google.com/u/0/113983902035072067923/photos.
Employment
  • Bruce N. Goren
    Freelance, 2007 - present
  • WMT-TV, Cedar Rapids Iowa
    PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN, 1980 - 1980
    After learning Telecine, VTR operations, and color camera registration I moved on to become responsible for the electronic graphics and animation for the evening newscasts and special events. Also, I occasionally ran audio for taped productions.
  • WQAD-TV, Moline Illinois
    Broadcast Operations Engineer, 1980 - 1981
    On master control I operated the transmitter by computer assisted remote control, aired scheduled materials, switched between video sources, and initiated quality control adjustment and interpretation of the broadcast television signal. With the financial support of the station I completed a 90 hour certificate in Broadcast Electronics at Scott Community College in Bettendorf, Iowa, and at the encouragement of the department, went on to acquire my F.C.C. First Class License.
  • CNN, Atlanta Georgia
    Master Control Engineer, 1981 - 1982
    At CNN network operations I was instrumental in implementing quality control for incoming tapes and live satellite remotes. I also trained new employees as the engineering department expanded its responsibilities into tape operations. The duties of master control engineers include camera shading as well as on-air switching, router and machine delegation, quality control and light maintenance. Engineers keep the daily log and discrepancy report. Additionally, we evaluated and dubbed commercial matter for system playback.
  • WSB-TV, Atlanta Georgia
    TV Engineer, 1982 - 1984
    At WSB-TV my duties were on-air control operations. I switched NET/LOCAL transitions and cut-ins, rolled shows and breaks, operated the transmitter, kept the logs, and prepared quality control reports. During the late night local news cut-ins I doubled as Air-Control/Technical Director.
  • VideoStar Connections, Atlanta Georgia
    ASSISTANT UPLINK ENGINEER, 1984 - 1984
    With VideoStar I freelanced with west coast satellite uplink operations. Duties included set-up and strike-down of the dish and mobile technical operations center, monitoring broadcast signal quality and interfacing with the client and vendor utilizing both C, and Ku band gear.
  • Cable Music Channel / The Post Group, Hollywood California
    ON-AIR SUPERVISOR POST GROUP BROADCAST CENTER, 1984 - 1985
    Responsible for the "day-to-day" on-air technical operation of the CABLE MUSIC CHANNEL. Brought on-board to create and implement operational procedures and supporting documentation. Conducted interviews, trained and supervised on-air operators. Worked with software contractors during ongoing systems development. Wrote the operations manual, designed forms, and developed database using IBM PC. Worked in tandem with the Supervising Production Coordinator. Interfaced with Cable Music Channel Traffic, Production Group Stage, Post Group Engineering and Personnel. Reported directly to the Senior Vice President, Post Group. After Turner Broadcasting ceased operations of CMC, I returned to KLCS.
  • KLCS-TV, Los Angeles California
    TELEVISION ENGINEER, 1984 - 1995
    At KLCS-TV I rotated between several staff duty positions including field camera, A/B roll videotape editing , and live studio technical directing. I also operated Chyron and electronic graphics, master control, studio camera, video control, and audio. Frequent remote assignments, a daily live studio presentation, as well as extensive in-house instructional program production made KLCS a busy facility. Over the years, I personally trained dozens of young professionals who have gone on to successful production and engineering careers at TV stations and Post facilities throughout Southern California.
  • TV Technology Magazine
    Computer Graphics Columnist, 1992 - 1995
    From my computer animation studio in Val Verde I wrote about using computers in production and post-production for TV Technology. As the west coast news correspondent for TV Technology I traveled to trade shows and user sites to report on new developments and practical applications. As a technology analyst, I reviewed and tested new hardware and software provided to me on loan by major manufacturers. http://www.brucegoren.com/Published.html
  • CSI Digital, Los Angeles California
    APPLICATIONS ENGINEER, 1995 - 1996
    My responsibilities at CSI Digital included configuring, demonstrating, installation, and support of Silicon Graphics workstations running high end solutions such as Discreet Logic FLINT and Alias|wavefront PowerAnimator. Pre-sales, I accompanied account executives as a demo artist and technical resource in the field. During the sales cycle I performed technical reviews of system quotations. Post sales I was the customer's first line of tech support and training after completing turnkey installation.
  • The Museum of Television and Radio, Beverly Hills California
    TECHNICAL MANAGER, 1996 - 1997
    During the construction phase I helped supervise audio/video/data sub-contractors in liaison with a project manager and our New York based executives. Having hired and trained an engineering staff of five I managed all daily technical operations. My responsibilities encompassed technical staff development, daily audio/video/computer operations, facilitating A/V requirements of rental activities and broadcasting/taping museum presentations. It was my job to evaluate, purchase, maintain and install broadcast or computer equipment and I implemented changes to our phone switch and voice mail systems. I worked with the database contractor to analyze the library software and develop new features. Reporting to the Vice President, I was responsible for senior management decisions and museum operations nights and weekends. MT&R is a state of the art television master control, theater, and radio studio for transmission, production, individualized listening, video on demand & exhibition.
  • Preferred Video Products, Burbank California
    VP SALES & MARKETING / CONSULTANT, 1997 - 2000
    I was invited by PVP to participate in a challenging turn-around situation for one year. PVP represents and distributes high-end professional video equipment to major market broadcasters, telecommunications common carriers, film and video post facilities, and networks. Under the guidance of President/CEO Richard Lyons I developed sales & marketing tools, wrote ad copy, web pages, and white papers in support of the NAB’98 rollout of MTI’s IntelliDeck and Digital Restoration Services SGI software. Overseeing five regional sales representatives I generated quotations, reviewed contracts and set up technology demonstrations. After the first year I stayed on in a consulting role for PVP, performing business development, technical writing, and website maintenance on a contract basis.
  • Enron Broadband Services, Burbank California
    SENIOR SALES ENGINEER, 2000 - 2000
    Championing customer causes with Engineering, Implementation, Network Operations, and Product Development, I supported the Media and Content vertical market Deal Originators. We promoted and prescribed our MediaCast service for streaming live or on-demand video, bypassing the congested and over-subscribed Internet via the Enron Intelligent Network. An in-house resource/evangelist for high quality encoding and digital pre-mastering/restoration, I’ve demonstrated EBS products at industry trade shows such as NAB, Sun Digital Media Universe, and Real Conference2000. Traveling with the Venture Capital group, I contributed technical reality-checks to our due diligence process. Evaluating technical requirements or feasibility of deals for Strategic Alliance and New Product Deal Originators, I participated in exploratory and negotiating sessions with first to market innovators and ePower partners leading to millions of total contract value dollars.
  • Teranex, Burbank California
    APPLICATIONS SALES ENGINEER, 2000 - 2001
    Teranex is a manufacturer of massively parallel SIMD Architecture video processing computer platforms. We provided format conversion, pre-compression processing and encoding software to the Post Production, Broadcast, and Broadband video markets. Presenting our technology story at trade shows and private demonstrations, I supported Teranex sales initiatives and helped close deals working with the Regional Sales Managers. As a first line of liaison in the field, I provided customer feedback to Product Management as well as on-site installation and upgrade assistance for Customer Service. I contributed feature and product ideas to Engineering, sought out and created opportunities for Business Development and generated leads for my territories by researching new and previously targeted verticals.
  • Advanced Video Designs, Burbank California
    TECHNICAL WRITER / PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT, 2001 - 2003
    Preparing product requirement documents, white papers, web pages, feature descriptions, help files, press releases and business proposals are some of the assignments I completed while freelancing with AVD. The company introduced a high definition digital disk recorder at NAB 2003 to the Telecine and Post Production market, a dual channel HD I/O interface board for OEM’s was to follow later that year.
  • Good Guys!, Valencia / Daly City, California
    Product Specialist, 2003 - 2005
    Starting at store 44 in Valencia and later at store 02 in Daly City - Serramonte I sold Camcorders, Digital Cameras and many types of High Definition Big Screen TVs including Plasma, DLP, LCoS, Direct View and Rear Projection LCD and CRT. In this customer facing retail environment my compensation was commission based and I consistently exceeded my gross profit targets for product, accessories and extended service protection. Repeat customers and referrals sought me out for my friendly, honest and knowledgeable solutions to specific requirements or general technical issues.
  • Pacific Coast Visions, Santa Clara California
    Sales Executive, 2005 - 2006
    Pacific Coast Visions (PCV) is a Manufacturer’s Rep firm in the Broadcast, Industrial and Pro A/V marketplace. Calling on over 100 Northern California channel sales and designer/consultant partners for top flight OEMs including AutoPatch, Winsted and Chyron was my primary responsibility. Traveling within an extensive territory, I demonstrated product and trained dealer sales staff while providing quotation support and manufacturer liaison. Prior to my hire, this territory had gone completely fallow due to illness and neglect. I cleaned up and expanded the account list, sought out new business and built sales back up from zero in short order.
  • Riptopia, San Francisco California
    Sales Account Manager, Western Regional, 2006 - 2007
    Riptopia converted music CDs into digital files for use on an iPod or media server. Reporting to the Director of Business Development and the A/V Partners Pipeline Executive I handled our western states & provinces dealer channel for the US and Canada calling on Tweeter, Bang & Olufsen and hundreds of Custom High-end Home Theater design/build professionals. Representing Riptopia on the phone, in the field and at trade shows such as CEDIA and EHX, I applied a mix of hunter/farmer/teacher techniques and used NetSuite to seek out, sign up and generate revenue from new and existing Riptopia re-sellers.
  • Vsolay / Point Marketing, Brisbane California
    Associate Producer / Video Editor, 2007 - 2007
  • Equilibrium, Sausalito California
    Sales, 2007 - 2007
  • Cheap Computer Graphics (D.B.A.)
    Animator / Consultant, 1986 - 1995
    Freelancing with my own equipment or in a client studio I provided quick turnaround on 3‑D animations, effects, and simulations. Using my TARGA/32, TIPS, and TOPAS system I produced 3‑D animations, computer generated stereo‑pair views of CAD models, and slides of frame grabs from videotape. In August 1990 two of my stereo pairs were displayed at the annual SIGGRAPH convention in Dallas and included as part of the technical slide set. I also conducted Beta site testing and evaluation for OEMs as well as convention demos and end user training for local VARs.
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Video Maven, Cat Whisperer, Fruit & Veggie Gardener, Sales & Marketing Tech Writer, Voiceovers.
Introduction
We boomers are living in the science fiction future of our teenage years.

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Bruce N. Goren, Bruce Neal Goren, brucegoren, HDTVBG
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Need a Voice in San Francisco? Bruce N. Goren voicesDOTcom/people/brucegoren Listen to my demo on VoicesDOTcom . I've found pay for play marketplaces like VoicesDOTcom to be ineffective if not outright exploitative. I switched to a free "guest" membership and now get more work answering craigslist postings than I ever landed auditioning on VoicesDOTcom .
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Best ice cream on the planet, exotic fruit flavors and your favorite childhood tastes.
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Best bakery on the planet. Next time you are lamenting how nutty and dysfunctional #SanFrancisco is, remember that this is also the home of Schubert's Bakery. I've heard that the secret to their incredible Princess Cake is that they import fresh sheets of light green marzipan icing from Europe by overnight air express! Yum.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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