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So got a new camera, a Panasonic G7 recently, and while I am still planning on picking up a good 35mm prime for it to replace the kit lens, on a whim I ordered an adapter for some vintage lenses my father gave me years ago, that are probably from the 60s. Started playing around with them, and of course what better way to test than by honoring that internet tradition... cat pics!
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So there's this guy. He's awesome. His wife and daughters are awesome. He does tattoos that are awesome. This year, he was diagnosed with cancer, which is not awesome. 

Fighting cancer is expensive. 

Some amazing artists have donated some of their artwork to be sold at a silent auction. All proceeds will go to Mike Tschirn, aka awesome tattoo guy, and his family. We want you to come buy this art. Buy lots of this art. Help us help them make this fight a little less taxing.

If you can't come buy art, but would still like to help, thank you. You're a wonderful person. There is an indiegogo campaign to help the Tschirn family here: https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/tschirn-family-support-fund

Invite your friends. Invite your mom. Invite your mom's friends. Come. Buy all the art, and help an awesome guy kick cancer's ass.

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The above was posted by someone I went to high school with.

Mike Tschirn was someone that graduated in my class in high school, and I consider his older brother especially a good friend.  I know there are a lot of artists and good people in general that follow me here, and many of you are probably very familiar with how difficult health care can be for an artist, so I am posting this so that hopefully as a community we can come together and support each other.

Even if you aren't an artist, the list of artists that donated artwork to help support Mike in an auction on Friday is tremendous, so if you are near Fredricksburg, VA. USA especially please come out to support him and get some cool artwork from a variety of local artists.  Sadly for those of you not near Fredricksburg, the indiegogo is the only option, but still a very valuable one.

At the very least feel free to reshare to help him out!  Thanks!
Support 'Tschirn Family Support Fund!' by donating or sharing today!
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So, credit to anyone that can make what is happening here...
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Much better, I approve! :)
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Yea for my fun... "Huh?" moment for today.  I just got this in my email....

"""Dear Valued Verizon Customer,

An outage has been detected affecting your ability to use your Verizon High Speed Internet services. This will limit your ability to use the Internet, including email, streaming music, and other services until the outage is resolved.
Our technicians are working to repair the outage and we estimate that your services should be restored by 06-27-2015 01:30 PM .
 
For more information and to request automatic updates regarding this outage, visit verizon.com/outage."""


This is just all sorts of win... first I was sent an email to notify me that I may not be able to check my email due to an outage (No phone call etc. was made).  Then I was directed to visit a website for more information on my internet outage...

On the plus side for them, my internet worked fine as far as I can tell.
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Don't do this to often...

But shut up and take my money!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kznek1uNVsg
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So wrapping up my first video edit project on a Google Chromebook Pixel...

Went surprisingly well.  Used Lightworks, which I haven't used since their Linux Beta, and was impressed that after watching a 7 minute introduction video from them, I was able to throw this project together without much other research.  This went a lot smoother than I was expecting based off my experiences testing them for LInux, and overall it was a very good experience.

There are still some oddities I have to get used to, their concept of 'Join/Unjoin' and especially with a single mouse click has caused me a couple of small problems, nothing a CTRL+Z couldn't take care of, but still.  I am also having a bad AV sync issue in the preview, which I am wondering might come down to how audio in a Crouton chroot is routed out through CRAS to ChromeOS and then passed through.  I also had issues with the h.264+audio files coming off the GH4 where the audio seemed corrupted.  Transcoding on import took a while, but fixed that rather than just linking it.

Was disappointed that there wasn't any dynamics compression in their audio toolkit, but considering I have the excellent Mixbus and Ardour combination available, I am less than worried about that in the long run, and frankly I hate editing audio in a video editor as well.  But it did bring up a good question, I haven't yet figured out how to edit the audio tracks untied from the video it is imported with, but that is still to come.

I now need to look into how I want to run these video intros I am doing as a single man project moving forward.  I have a portable recorder I could hook up, and that is a definite possibility, but I am almost wondering about recording audio direct into Ardour/Mixbus as a possibility as well, this chromebook pixel is small enough it is viable I think, but I am still leaning towards the portable recorder route.

All that being said, I am still getting used to things like Lower Thirds in it, but I think I like how it is set up, especially as it becomes really easy to template things out for the long haul, which I like.  I would rather do slightly more work up front and have it easier in the long run personally.  Besides that for this 5 minute file, I finished it up in about an hour, after spending some time this morning familiarizing myself with Lightworks, so that says something for it.

#lightworks   #lwks   #pixel   #ardour  
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Ok not much of one for sharing things like this but I gotta... They didn't say a single thing I disagreed with...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4xxym2tyEM&index=5&list=PL86F4D497FD3CACCE
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My music director got bored again....

Apparently here in VA were are forecasted for an 80 degree day for Christmas(Supposed to be winter), which led to this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fk4_sePltY

Just to clarify, I had nothing to do with this one, which I hope is obvious! That being said, someone please meme this!
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Oh yea, good luck getting this out of your head as well!
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So I have heard a LOT of things in theater... but this was a new one on me.  In the middle of a dress rehearsal a hold is called by an actor on stage.  For those that aren't aware we only call hold in that time if we have to, typically involving safety reasons.  The reason?

"HOLD!.... My hair is stuck on a unicorn."

Ahh Rocky Horror Picture Show, the gift that keeps on giving...
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+Harrison Mixbus​ , don't mix on acid!
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Yes, and one I hadn't seen before.  A student of mine caused it, funnily enough on the day we were switching to MB3 from 2.5(This is obviously 2.5).  But it says something when they break the software in ways I hadn't seen before:)
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Not much more to add to this one....
 
THE HARRISON OF DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONS

MIXBUS v3 RELEASED!

Harrison is proud to announce the release of Mixbus 3.
There are many new additions in this version, including:
  
• 3rd-generation "True Analog" mixing engine with new compressor/limiter modes
  
• MIDI Tracks and Virtual Instrument Support
  
• Multi-Core engine & 64-bit compatibility for dramatically increased track counts

Click below to view the Mixbus 3 Introduction video
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDLcCtm-RJA

Exciting new features and future development info is here
  
http://harrisonconsoles.com/site/mixbus.html 
The Harrison Team. 
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Well worth watching if you want to get an idea of problems in our education system....

John Oliver knocks it out of the park again...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6lyURyVz7k
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  • Atlee Community Church
    Audio Technician, 2009 - present
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Adjunct Faculty (Theater/Sound), 2010 - present
  • Freelance
    Live Audio Engineer, present
  • Freelance
    Sound Designer, present
  • Leviathan-AVC
    Audio Consultant, present
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  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Theater Technology
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