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Then one week in March of 2011: there was no new feature. For a few months after, I would return to the site hoping to see an update... only to be met with disappointed.
Yesterday, however, while trawling the internet for news about the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera, I discovered: buy levitra
After a hiatus of more than a year, the website has returned with a dedicated URL, , and a new feature. The new Olympus is taken out for a spin with model Hitomi Yasueda. Unlike previous Photogenic Weekend installments, the emphasis is on the camera's video capabilities, the article's two embedded youtube videos accompanied by a mere two photos of our model. Still, it's the first week, and most cameras are usually put through the wringer for a good month before moving on to the next body.
(See what I did there?)
Finding out the feature has resurrected itself into a new website was a really pleasant surprise. It's definitely cool to see some of these new cameras put to use almost immediately.
It would be a bit more cool if the models were a bit more attractive, I think. :)
I've been going crazy in the mean time. Good crazy, but crazy nonetheless.
Probably the biggest change has been my new job. (Not the most important change, though. That honor goes to my girlfriend, Valerie! ^^) For the last year, I've been working as the audio director on a fighting game that should be released very soon. Being a hardcore console game title, the team is working: hardcore!
My own work situation has me balancing this job with my teaching gig at USC. If it's a day where I'm not lecturing, I'm usually spending about 4-6 hours at home doing sound and music before doing another 6-10 hours working in the game itself, whether it's further design, scripting or (oh please god no!) coding. If it's a day where I'm teaching, well... things get out of hand. Friday, for example, has me lecturing for 7 straight hours, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Usually the best I can do is fit in 2-4 hours before or after that stretch... and then I get brain or ear fried. (I'm using headphones 95% of the time thanks to the open floor plan, so I'm getting some serious ear fatigue...)
Going to try to get back in the habit of posting stuff. Who knows if it'll actually happen, though! At the very least, I hope it's not another year before I do another post; hopefully the next one has a little more substance than this...
Yeah, I've been doing it for a while, whether it be for friends at cons or (rarely) at private photoshoots. I enjoy photography, and I appreciate cosplay, but I've always considered myself more a con photographer than a cosplay photographer. A cosplayer facing the camera with a practiced pose never struck me as quite so interesting as the con itself: a huge writhing beast, barely in control by the executive decision makers at the top and the gofers at the bottom; always undulating, creeping forwards with the funk of con attendees and the cries of memes.
Con photographs, pictures showing the convention in action, comprise the vast majority of my personal favorites.
I usually took these pictures with a a digital SLR. However, I didn't have one available by the time Anime Los Angeles rolled around this year. Instead, I had a Casio pocket-sized point and shoot camera. Honestly, I felt like I couldn't give the con or the cosplayers a proper service with just this cam, especially next to the guys rocking out things like $1000+ Canon L lenses and even more expensive Steadicam rigs. Still, I had to do something; if I couldn't be better with the Casio, I could be unique.
One of the reasons I got the Casio was because of its slow-motion video recording. The can record video at 640 x 480 resolution with 120 frames-per-second speed. If I can't do comparable quality-wise, maybe I can do something unique...
Here are some videos of cosplayers which follow logically from typical cosplay pictures...
Me, I just went to the local Burger King and ordered one.
Yeah, the cashier looked at me incredulously as I ordered it, but the order went through swiftly enough. On top of the regular Whopper, you just order six extra patties at $1.39 each.
Final price after tax: $12.54.
I ended up sharing the burger with three friends. Check out]]>