Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Dec. 21st is the last day to get 2 day shipping for DVDs from Amazon. I recommend checking out Amazon's Criterion Collection Blu Ray Shop.
Monday, December 14, 2009
The CNET guide blew my mind. They explained that cheaper HDMI cables perform just as well and hold up just as long as those over prices Monster Cables and here's the craziest part... you can buy these cheaper HDMI cables online for as low as .15 cents, HDMI (2 meter) 6 foot cable HQ 1080P 1.3b , on Amazon! The most expensive HDMI cable on Amazon, AmazonBasics Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable Braided (9.8 Feet / 3.0 Meters), only $40.00!
To all of you receiving new gadgets, giving new gadgets, or buying new gadgets after the holidays don't make the mistake of handing your hard earned cash over to chain stores that are ripping people off with over priced cables. Read this article: CNET's Guide to HDMI Cables and save the extra dough.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
My younger sister Lauren Brown has entered a photograph into the PDN Student Photo Contest.
Go here and vote for her photo!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I've entered one of my photos in a contest. The ultimate prizes will be handed out based upon a panel of judges but there is a "People's Choice" prize as well. That's where you come in. If enough of you follow the link and vote for my photo I could be the "People's Choice" winner in the Beach Life Category.
The title of my photo is "Your Own Personal Ocean" and it is of a couple who went sunbathing out on the water on a longboard at Crescent Beach in Laguna.
The contest uses email accounts to count your vote so if you're bored and you have more than one email account you can vote multiple times.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Check out the article featuring Fleeting HERE.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
...I'm getting a sneaking suspicion that there's a point where TV just... won't matter any more... As you can see below, erudite hipsters - driven by the confluence of BitTorrent, NPR, and a general distrust of the media - unsurprisingly lead the way.
Click here to see their super awesome chart that explains exactly why you may, just as I have done, no longer watch TV.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Urban Outfitters releases 21 free tracks to download off their blog every so often. I bet if you work there, listening to this mix would drive you nuts because it is probably the same music they are playing on loop in their store. The last mix LSTN#3 was pretty nice. Currently listening to the latest one LSTN#4 and it's equally as nice. Probably not going to find your new favorite band but If nothing else you can just throw it on and tune out while doing work or whatever.
Friday, March 20, 2009
For several years now I've been trying to figure out how flickr's Explore feature on their website works. They explain that it's a magic donkey that picks the photos to feature in Explore. The photo above is one such photo that I found while browsing today's Explore page. Obviously super interesting and worthy of the highest flickr praise.
The mystery isn't so much how do your photos end up being Explored but rather how do you know when a photo of yours has been explored??? I've always been certain that at least ONE of my photos must have made it into the Explored system but never knew how to confirm it. Flickr does not send you any notices when a photo of yours is featured on Explore... no internal flickr mail, no email, no magic asterisk on your Explore worthy photo... nothing. It's up to you to figure it out.
Many flickr users have sets where they feature their Explored photos... how did they know??? Do they sit there and look at EVERY SINGLE Explored photo each day? I bet some people actually do that. No way, not everyone does that. There's too many people with sets showing their Explored photos. There must be a better way.
Today I finally got off my butt and typed into google "how do you find out if your photo has been Explored on flickr?" The best answer I found came from the Big Huge Labs website. They are a company makes all sorts of flickr integrated web apps. One such feature on their site is Scout.
With Scout all you do is type in your flickr username and it will tell you if you have any current or dropped Explore photos. I guess if your photo is added to Explore for a certain day there is no guarantee it will stay up. All the photos uploaded that day fluctuate in "interestingness" depending on how many people view the photo and comment on it and such.
It turns out ONE of my photos was featured at some point in the Explore set for September 15th, 2007. The photo has since dropped in popularity or "interestingness" so it is no longer on Explore... but for at least a brief moment in time it was there. Here is that photo...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
You're about to leave work and what better way to kick off ending your crappy Monday than to fall in love with this killer love jam. If you've ever been totally in love with someone then this song is pretty kick ass... but this video, not so much. It's a period piece with unnecessary blue screen and a lot of fog juice flowing around. This budget could have produced something more creative than this. If "thriller" is the ultimate music video version of a zombie movie then consider this the ultimate music video version of a romantic period piece movie / romantic novel(gag).
Friday, February 27, 2009
If you ram it just right you can ram it all night.
Watch the whole thing. There is a super awkward freestyle rap by a bearded white dude with long hair sitting on a Harley in the locker room.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Doug and I made this video for LACMA's "Celebrating Urban Light" project. It was made by taking 4 gigs worth of still photographs with my Canon Rebel xti digital slr, sequencing the images in Quicktime, then editing them in Final Cut Pro.
View it, rate it, share it.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Seems like whenever I visit Europe there's not a lot of people working going on... a whole lot of hanging out at coffee shops and partying. So here's a jam that will set the mood for when you peace out of the office a little early today. Go get em' it's FREE FOR ALL FRIDAY and you be superstylin'.
Inland Empire Music Awards from Matthew Lundstrom on Vimeo.
Matt's Comments on the video: Brian Ueda put the concept together with me on this one. Alot of fun trying to get the tape to work in After Effects. One of my first attempts at Shake; the most kick-ass piece of software ever invented, and Brian's the man by the way... the quintessential anti-Hollywood indy producing genius.
This is from a few years ago but Matt is still a genius. Some day he'll be blowing everyone's mind on the big screen.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Watch this as you put all your stuff away and get ready to jam out of work. Don't get too excited or you'll crash...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Good Life Video
It's 5 O on the west coast. Some of you are off right now. Some of you won't be for a few more... in any case jam out to this as you are almost there kiddos!
I just watched this for the first time. Seeing as I love excellent music video making and Kanye is EVERYWHERE all the time and its like 2 years old I don't know how this slipped past me.