I was called up by the Midtown Management District to document their newest Art Crosswalk project. I must admit it was a bit of a challenge to film in the middle of a functioning intersection late at night, but I managed to not get hit by a car or step in wet paint. As a resident of the neighborhood, I felt honored to get this assignment. Our neighborhood has improved a great deal since I moved in a few years ago, and its exciting to see more projects like these get completed. Special thanks to Adam Brackman who provided the killer aerial footage.
We revisited our old friend Captain Jake at Steamboat Amps in Houston to create a product demo for the Steamboat Classic 50 Amp & matching D212 speaker cabinet. The goal was to show off the versatile range of tones one can get with just three tone knobs and three selector switches. Jake designs and builds everything by hand in his shop, affectionately nicknamed "The Boathouse". It's a great place to hang out and discover new sounds. If you don't find anything suitable, he also custom builds one-of-a-kind amps to fit your needs.
The audio was engineered by Jake using a Sennheiser 421 and Shure SM57 microphones, and features Halston Luna on the guitar.
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We just launched a new website for Soluta Health. Soluta is a subsidiary of Boon Chapman, specializing in EMR products, as well as other technical solutions for the healthcare industry. It's tough to find a marketing site that doesn't heavily rely on stock photos, so much so that they become indistinguishable from one another. In doing research, I found myself to struggling to understand what most of these sites were even marketing, other than the obvious call-to-actions. The project blossomed into a 50/50 split of photography and responsive web design.
I was tasked by one of our beloved clients, TestOil, to build an iOS & Android (and Windows Phone) friendly web application to help diagnose equipment failure for the energy industry. Web applications are a fantastic, cost-effective method to expand branded content. The beauty lies in the ability to create cross-platform content that looks great on any device and OS. As more and more users move away from browsing on a computer, the importance of having responsive web-content has never been higher. HTML 5 apps are easier to design than even a standard webpage, given that mobile users less frequently use out of date devices and browsers that typically plague web designers. Most smartphones have a 2-3 year life span before the screen shatters or the handset has been plunked into the toilet so many times that a field of dry rice couldn't save the internal components.
Today I participated in the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk, a cause championed by UH Engineering Faculty Dr. Kathy Zerda. Dr. Zerda lost her son to suicide and has since brought the cause to the UH campus. Last year we made a video, but today I participated in the walk (with the help of my two dogs) and took some photos with my "new" Nikkor 85mm lens. It was a fantastic experience, and it was great to see how the cause has grown since last year. This year, the 5th year of the walk, over $20,000 was raised, double the $10,000 goal! Browse the gallery below, and visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Facebook Page for more information.