January 31, 2006

I Broke Down Today and Bought the Canon 5d Comments Off

After seriously coveting the new Canon 5d digital SLR since it came out a few months back, I had a weak moment today and went out and bought one. Woo fuckin’ hoo! I’m very excited.

Canon 5d

The biggest reason I bought it is the full frame sensor The sensor is what the light hits and makes the image on instead of a piece of film. For those of you who aren’t photogeeks, my old Canon 20d had a digital sensor was 2/3rds the size of a standard piece of film. This meant that I had to do funky calculations on all my lenses. A 30mm lens on a Canon 20d and other DSLRs with smaller sensors actually performs as if it’s a 48mm lens. A 100mm lens acts as if it were 160mm. You seriously impair your lenses ability to go wide when you have a camera with a undersized sensor.

Wider lenses are generally quite expensive and by buying the 5d and getting a full frame I am essentially maximizing the value of the nice lenses I have; the Canon 50mm f1.4, the Canon 24-70mm L f2.8, and the Canon 70-200mm L f2.8.

More interesting for most people probably are some of the secondary reasons why I bought it, namely Italy and China. I’m going to be doing a ton of traveling this year and now seemed to be as good of time as any to make the upgrade.

Other things worth noting are the increase in megapixels, from 8 to 12. I’m also excited to expirament with the expanded array of ISO settings including 50 ISO and lots of other lil incremental changes. It has a significantly larger LCD screen on the back which is brighter too. Ok ok, enough talking about the fancy new camera… I feel like I’m getting carried away. :P Scales picked up my old 20d and the battery grip. It’s been a great camera, it saved my life, and I’ll miss it but I know it’s in great hands and is going to see some amazing sights. :)

A Rendition of Happy Birthday by Will Pate With a Bad Cold Comments Off

You should watch this video ’cause it’s really, REALLY funny. :)

I love ya Will, and I’m sorry. *wink*

My Four Things Comments Off

Ok ok, DKR tagged me on this one and I gotta keep it going.

Four jobs I’ve had:

1. Sandwich Maker – ToGo’s
2. Truck Driver – Capital Tent
3. Executive Producer – Form Media
4. I used to grow indian corn, pumpkins, gords and squash that I grew in my garden as a kid and then roll it door to door in my wagon and sell it them to the neighbors during Halloween/Thanksgiving season.

Four movies I can watch over and over:

1. Punch Drunk Love
2. Titan AE
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Fight Club

Four places I have lived:

1. Berkeley, California
2. Yellowstone National Park
3. Vancouver, British Columbia
4. Grass Valley, California

Four television shows I love to watch:

1. Oz
2. Six Feet Under
3. Battlestar Galactica
4. Stargate SG-1

Four places I have been on vacation:

1. UK
2. NYC
3. DC
4. SF

Four of my favorite dishes:

1. Vietnamese spring rolls
2. Seafood paella
3. Prawn cocktail
4. Steak

Four websites I visit daily:

1. Zaadz
2. Bloglines
3. Flickr
4. YouTube

Four places I would rather be right now:

1. Tofino, British Columbia
2. Juahaca, Mexico
3. Kingston, Jamaica
4. Cortes Island, British Columbia

Four bloggers I am tagging:

1. Robert Scales
2. Sarah Pullman
3. Rhonda Fast
4. Brian Johnson

January 27, 2006

Rollin The Vancouver Streets Comments Off

Robert Scales, Roland Tanglao and Kris Krug rolling down Hastings on our way to a meeting with ComVu. The sun shining, the air is clear, and there is much geekery to be had by all.

January 25, 2006

Recursive Infinite Loops – Meta Vlog Vlog With Boris Mann Comments Off

I was chilling outside my office smokin a fag and rambling about the video blogging, the Torino Olympics, and the internet when Boris rolled up and we made a meta meta video blog. Enjoy.

January 24, 2006

Canadian Politics 101 Vlog Comments Off

I’ve been using YouTube.com quite a bit now (check out my profile and videos over there). It’s a video blog hosting service. I have about 6 or so expiramental videos up there now including some pretty funny stuff… me and my friends and colleagues chatting about whatever is on our mind. I’ve shot it all with cameraphones loaned to be by Boris and Roland, but Scales has a new Samsung camera on order that I’ll start using soon.

Anyway, with the Canadian federal election last night, the topic of the day is Canadian politics. Check out this quick clip to hear Roland, Colin, Richard and I bantering about the basics of politics in Canada and the results from the Canadian federal election.

January 23, 2006

Trophies and Cleansing Comments Off

A silly little vlog post by Robert Scales of me sorting through stuff while moving and rambling about cleansing, potlatch, high school sports, and Burning Man.

January 19, 2006

Geekin Out @ Bryght Comments Off

Come hang out with kk+, Robert Scales, Boris Mann and Roland and his rabble here at the Bryght office in Vancouver, BC.

Would love to know what you think. (If you leave me a comment I’ll give you a shout out in an upcoming episode)

PS. I’m using YouTube to give this whole video blogging thing a whirl. Here is my profile and here are my video blog posts on YouTube.

January 18, 2006

Chillaxin in Vancouver Comments Off

A quickie videoblog while waiting for Jason Mogus in the Communicopia office before our Mobile Muse meeting.

Break Free Comments Off

Saturday will be a nice day for you to take a nice walk along Robson. Sunny weather? Not on your life, but there will be djs, mcs, and rainbuckets of breakdancers. Break Free, a break dance competition is taking place at Robson Subterannean Square (by the

January 17, 2006

Adobe: Project Lightroom Beta 1 Comments Off

I’ve had Adobe Lightroom on my computer for about a week now and I’ve been fiddling with it now and then getting use to the new format. While there are some great features it’s a little frustrating to use, as of yet, because of all the bugs.

Help Redesign Our New Corporate Site Comments Off

This is a little vain, but we’re seeking a couple hundred second opinions. We’re redesigning Capulet’s site at the moment.

January 16, 2006

WIRED UP, PLUGGED IN, ZONED OUT Comments Off

As citizens, consumers, even voters, do we use new media selectively, ‘egocasting’ to avoid challenging our own opinions and tastes?

Bryght is going to the Olympics in Torino Comments Off

Bryght is going to be attending the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. In partnership with New Media BC and Leading Edge BC, we’re appearing in the Canada Pavillion there, conveniently right next to the accredited media center. Kris Krug will be actin

Podcast Hotel Seattle: Let’s Get Famous Comments Off

After a very successful first event in Portland, Oregon, Seattle is the second stop on the Podcast Hotel World Tour with an event that will turn two local clubs into podcast studios and recording stages for people to create their own shows, learn from exp

January 13, 2006

Northern Voice 2006 – PhotoCamp Comments Off

Kris and I have been talking about having a PhotoCamp on this day. We’re throwing around ideas about what we can do, things we can talk about and taking suggestions on what you’d like to hear or areas of photography that you’re interested in.

January 12, 2006

Photography in Cold Weather Conditions Comments Off

Cameras vary in their sensitivity to cold but batteries don’t that much. Extremely cold temperatures (we’re talkin’ -20) can zap any batteries life so it’s important before trekking out into the cold to have a spare set that you keep warm in your pocket.

January 11, 2006

Zaadz – Do We Need Another Social Networking Tool!? Comments Off

I just signed up for a Zaadz profile this week. Zaadz is a new social networking tool, geared towards folks who want to change the world. More specifically, it seems, folks who want to change the world from an integral perspective.

Mobile Monday Vancouver Meeting #1 – 3 words Comments Off

Here’s the opening words 3 mobile words from each of the attendees from tonight’s Mobile Monday Vancouver #1. It was a great grassroots meeting. Lots of great discussion. I didn’t know there were 250 wireless companies in BC!

January 10, 2006

I Guess I’m A Video Blogger Now Too. Comments Off

Or a vlogger or whatever. :P

I’m testing out this new site called YouTube.com that is talkin about bein the ‘Flickr of video’. *cough*

Anyway, this is what I came up with today.

The first one…

Testing… 1 2

and the second one…

Smoke Break

UPDATED: I did another one today and added it here. This is kinda fun if not a bit pointless. :P

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