Sunday, October 23, 2011

Data Rescue 3

Recently, I had a catastrophic hard drive failure on one of my archive drives. Almost 750 gigabytes of data was inaccessible since the hard drive failed to mount. I tried the built-in OSX disk utility, but it didn't recognize any problems. Then I tried "Disk Warrior" and it wasn't able to do a rebuild because of a mounting problem. Finally, as a last resort I tried Data Rescue 3, and miraculously it was able to find all the files on the hard drive.

After a rather lengthy process of recovering the missing files to another hard drive, and then copying them back to the original freshly reformatted drive, I am back to were I was before the failure.

If your hard drive crashes, remain calm, and try Data Rescue 3.

It saved my bacon:)

Pros: Finds and Recovers your Missing Files.

Cons: A Little Expensive (But Worth It).

List Price: $99.00

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Life's a Beach - Margaritaville Cargo

We felt like kicking it old school, standard definition style with this commercial for Margaritaville Cargo Mixed Drink Makers. I haven't done anything at standard definition for years, and now I know why:) Once again, staring the usual suspects.

Not everyone can live by the beach, but anyone can have an instant party with the Margaritaville Cargo Mixed Drink Maker.

Starring: Thomas Meaney, Marty Vites and Sean Goodman
Written, Directed and Edited by: Michael Eggert
Original Song by: Marty Vites & Thomas Meaney

Special thanks to Michael Sattin of The Resonant Heads for letting us borrow your cool red guitar strap. You can get your own at Couch Guitar Straps.

Shot on location in Santa Monica, Ca.

MJPEG HD, 1280x720, Smooth Mode -2 -2 0 0, Conformed to 640x480 SD.

Shot on three hacked Panasonic GH1's at varying ISO's, 60 fps, 1/60th, with Canon FL 35mm f2.5, Canon FL 55mm f1.2, Canon FL 85mm f1.8 and Rainbow Imaging FL/FD Adapters.

Benro C-298M8 Carbon HVC Flexpod.

Sansdisk Extreme Class 10 SDHC Card.

Rode Video Mic Pro.

Edited in Final Cut Pro.

Composited in After Effects.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

One Last Thing

Steve Jobs

Monday, October 3, 2011

Seat Frame/ End Tag - Retrospective

A seat frame, sometimes refereed to as an end tag or end slate, is when at the end of a commercial the clients logo or product appears prominently for about three to five seconds. I decided to put together a little retrospective of some of my favorite seat frames that I have done over the past year.

You might notice that my go to actor, Thomas Meaney, is featured in a lot of these spots. He's a great guy, super easy to work with, and always willing to go that extra mile to make the shot great. All you talent scouts take notice, and scoop this guy up before somebody else does.

So here they are, in no particular order, my seat frames.