Camera Field Monitor,5.5″ 4K Input with 3500mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery 1920×1080 HDMI Screen Camera Field Monitor for DSLR Camera/Camcorder
Many photographers have a hard time looking at the small LCD screen on their cameras. For years I have used an external screen for films, but having this luxury came with a few issues. The biggest problem for me, is the large battery that most of these monitors come with. Some of them use the canon LP-E6 battery, which is small but is still too much weight on my camera.
I finally decided to give myself a gift and I did a search on Amazon for “USB powered field Monitors”. I found dozens of LCD screens, but most of them were too large or way too expensive. After scrolling through so many I found this monitor. It fit all off the requirements I desired and I purchased it immediately. I will put the link and specs below for people who are interested.
Today I did a review of the Western Digital P10 4TB hard drive. I always drop these things, and sometimes I step on them. This time I went to Best Buy to find a new external USB hard drive that can stand strong against my clumsiness. So far so good, I like it. It feels amazing, and I can throw this in my camera bag without worry.
Filmmaker Dash Harris is the brainchild behind the ‘Negro’ docu-series which examines, through a series of interviews, what it means to be black and Latino within the Americas. Dash Harris is blurring the color lines and shedding a much needed light on the experiences of peoples of African descent around the world. Her docu-series Negro explores the interplay between race, color, and self-identification among Latinos in the Americas. By delving into the history of Afro-Latinos and giving them a platform to share their stories, Harris questions the structures that are in place to label people and attempts to shatter them.
Black and Afro-Latinxs have been doing their own organizing for generations, but in this current iteration, have shown extreme solidarity with U.S. Black people because it is our struggle as well – Dash Harris
Negro exposes the racism present in Latin American, challenges the lack of information that many people posses about blackness, as it pertains to countries outside of the United States, and directly challenges the idea that “beauty” and “white” are interchangeable concepts. Ultimately, by interviewing people of African descent in many different countries, including Panama and the Dominican Republic, Harris is able to get a large view of the identity crisis that Afro-Latinos deal with.
Our society has made it easy to categorize people broadly without understanding the history and roots of different ancestries. It’s become common to assume that how “black” you are is directly related to the amount of melanin in your skin. Instead of educating ourselves about our history and how complex and beautiful it is, we group people together and assume that we all have the same backgrounds. Conversely, while our differences have separated us and created a color complex between us, our similarities have commonly been forgotten. Most, if not all, of us are of African descent, whether we know it or not. As it was beautifully stated in Negro, if we get to a place where we see ourselves in each other, some of the hate will be dismissed.
A music-driven short film presented as a visual prelude to Alicia Keys’ sixth studio album, Here. Keys pays tribute to the communities that raised her in four slice-of-life segments depicting the coming of age experience in New York City.
*Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premiere
*New York Times Pop Critic Pick –– The Playlist
*2017 One Screen Awards – Free The Bid “Best Music Video”
*2017 Clio Music Award for Film
*2017 Saatchi & Saatchi New Director’s Showcase
*2017 SHOOT Magazine New Director’s Showcase
Director: A.V. Rockwell
Music: Alicia Keys
Executive Producers: Alicia Keys, Erika Rose, Robin Frank, Lucy Sumner
Producer: Zein Zubi & Nicola Westermann
Director of Photography: Kelly Jeffrey
Casting: Ulysses Terrero
Assistant Director: Diamond Dave & Dino Castelli
Production Designer: Ron Beach
Costume & Wardrobe: Fatima Bah
Hair: Illy Lussiano
Makeup: Lynda Esparza
Sound Recordist: Rob Bluemske & Wade Vantrease
Post Producer: Kristine Pregot
Sound Mixer: Brian Goodheart
Editor: Laura Tomaselli & Peter Johnson
Colorist: James Tillet
Production Company: Alldayeveryday
I’m here at the New Jersey Meadowlands Flea market in East Rutherford. Walking around I took a few photos of people shopping. I took my Canon G7x Mark ii with me again. This camera is so amazing, I can get quality images in a small point and shoot camera without lacking the quality. It’s like a DSLR in my pocket. Check out the photos I took below.
We had a short visit to New Orleans this year, but we were able to grab a few videos here and there of the city including this tribute for Aretha Franklin in Treme. The people were singing loud with so much passion and love for Aretha. The entire day was filled with emotions and the city showed as much love as they could. People were dancing and laughing, I never saw anything so beautiful. I know New Orleans is where I need to be. I never felt this way about any other place.
Canon G7X mark II
I had to grab my handy G7X for this video. I needed something quick and easy to grab for photos on the go. I didn’t have time to carry around a bunch of lenses and for night time photography this camera is easy to put away and it fits in my jean pocket. I’ve had this camera for about 3 months and I think it’s just as good as any DSLR on the market with 24 mega pixels and 1080P video.
Aug. 15, 2018 | Felix Contreras — Some folks around the NPR Music office said they felt an almost spiritual connection to Erykah Badu during her visit to the Tiny Desk. And that was before she and her band even played a single note. It came from the waft of earthly scents that followed in her wake, to the flowing dreads and clothes that hung on her like robes.
After her self-introduction, which included a rundown of her spiritual and creative aliases, Badu rolled into one of her earliest musical calling cards, “Rimshot.” It’s an ode to the sound the percussionist makes when a drumstick is struck against the metal edge of the snare drum. On this performance, as on her 1997 album Baduizm, it becomes a device to play with time — stretching it, stopping it, suspending it. Propelled by jazz chords on the piano and the steady pulse of the acoustic bass, the playful performance unfolded in the tradition of the best bebop.
But the panoramic song “Green Eyes” is the centerpiece of Badu’s Tiny Desk performance. It’s wide-ranging in scope and musical arrangement and brilliantly executed by the jazz and hip-hop musicians in her backing band. The story of heartbreak is striking enough, but her interpretation showcases her formidable vocal skills. By the time it was over, we were all just as emotionally and spiritually spent as she was from the experience.
Erykah Badu is an artist for the ages. To old-school jazz fans like myself, names like Nina Simone, Betty Carter and Shirley Horn come to mind as much as Billie Holiday because of Badu’s singular approach to a lyric. They all cut their own creative path and left behind a legacy that you can identify with just one note. Erykah Badu is on that same path, and one day her name will be mentioned along with the other Elders who share her spirit of musical adventure.
Erykah Badu (lead vocals), RC Williams (Keys), Braylon Lacy (bass), Cleon Edwards (Drums), Frank Moka (Percussion), Kenneth Whalum (Sax), Keyon Harrold (Trumpet), Dwayne Kerr (Flute)
Producers: Abby O’Neill, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Maia Stern, Kara Frame, Khun Minn Ohn, CJ Riculan; Production Assistants: Catherine Zhang, Téa Mottolese; Photo: Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR.
I have so many memories of the way NYC looked in the 80s, it was a wild place y’all. My mother would love to take us to the Museum of Natural History so we took the bus there on the weekends. As soon as you get off the bus you can smell the piss and funk coming off the street. Right in front of the Port Authority there was garbage everywhere, you had to watch your feet. Walking down 42nd street was fun. My mother hated it, because there were so many porn shops and sex shows all over. I loved it. (lol) As bad as the city looked, we enjoyed ourselves. NYC has a personality of it’s own, New York is like that crazy family member who always make the party fun. Over time they cleaned up the area, but we lost some of the flavor NY had. I believe crime is lower than it used to be, which is good. People would get robbed and beat up on the trains everyday. Even with all of this crazy shit going on, we loved to go there for the culture, the food and to see something totally different from New Jersey. I did not take these photos, but this is the style of street photography I love. Play the music when you view the photos, it helps the experience.
My beautiful picture
Summer, The Lower East Side, 1937.
USA. New York City. 1978. Trendy, looking tough, but only pussycats.
Andy Warhol, Studio 54, West 54th street, 1978
December 17, 1974. Unemployed persons in New York in line in front of a welfare office during the economic crisis brought on by 1973 oil shortages. Le 17 décembre 1974, à New York, en pleine crise économique qui sévit suite à la crise pétrolière de 1973, des chômeurs font la queue devant un bureau d’aide sociale.
Celebrating the second annual Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day, marchers cross 34th Street in New York, June 27, 1971. The march, moving from Greenwich Village up Sixth Avenue, will end with a rally in Central Park. More than 3,000 people participate in the parade marking the end of “Gay Pride Week’ in New York City.
This film is about a young man who has a mother that suffers from Schizophrenia. This film is not a documentary, but it does show acted out events from the directors real life dealing with his mother’s illness. The director is a film student and a tutorial video expert on youtube. I sometimes watch and learn from his videos. Judging from his bright and happy personality you would never guess he was dealing with so much at home. He takes care of his mother and supports them both while going to film school. It is an honor for me to review this film, his story is so inspiring.
The intro to the movie speaks volumes. His mother is yelling out weird noises all alone underneath a dark bridge or sewer entrance (who knows what it is?). I felt the loneliness from that scene. Throughout the film he struggles with cleaning up the mess his mom makes everywhere she goes. whether it’s destroying the house or attacking people around her. He is responsible for her, and you can see how little help he gets from the rest of us. Most people want to push her away. Some say put her in a home. he struggles with trying to live his life and find time to follow his mother’s every move.
“Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder. The symptoms can be very disabling. 1 in 100 are affected. schizophrenia and other dissociative disorders do not get the Representation they deserve in film and television. This is a true story of severe mental illness and its effect on a family. If you or a family member lives with schizophrenia, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!”
The Sigma 100-300mm lens is so clean and sharp. This is a must have telephoto lens that everyone should have in their bag. I tested this lens in my yard a while ago. I’m just adding this to my blog now lol. I was sitting back relaxing and I noticed that birds would fly over to this old pipe connected to the fence in my yard. I pulled this lens out and with a tripod I captured a few moments of them being still. This was a peaceful moment for me lol don’t laugh. This was taken with my old camera, but it came out pretty good. Enjoy!!!
Filmed with the Canon 650D + Sigma 100 – 300mm Lens