Snapshots: Ogunquit, ME

My family traveled to Ogunquit, Maine for summer vacation.

I really wanted to capture the essence of this place.

I think I got it. Pro tip: Bring cash. And carpool. Read More…

Don't Feed The Birds

On the one hand, feeding pigeons in New York City is the mark of a lonely person. You’re feeding flying rats and actual rats -- both of which are a nuisance. It’s also illegal.

On the other hand, how impressive is the video quality of the iPhone when shot in broad daylight!?

A Lion Ate It

I just saw this the other day. My wife sent it over.

I’m guessing the warranty didn’t anticipate this from happening …

Whoops!

From Petapixel’s website:

Atlanta-based photographer Ed Hetherington makes a living photographing weddings, but earlier this month he traveled to Zimbabwe for a wildlife photography adventure. While there, he had a unique experience he won’t soon forget: a lion stole his camera.





My Favorite Word

What’s your favorite word? Mine is, well, complicated. Read More…

My First Show. Ever.

We’re moving, which means my wife and I are going through a period of purging stuff we either no longer need or want to keep.

Years ago I found these pictures of my first lighting design (at Leesville Road High School) in either 1996 or 1997. The show is called Pvt. Wars, a sardonic look at the human costs of war.

Sadly, I don’t remember who the cast is anymore.

Not ultra-sophisticated … in either a design or photography perspective. Fortunately, I’ve improved a lot since then.

At least I like to think so.

In-Studio Shannagins

Ever wonder what goes on in a television studio when not taping?




Do what out for falling objects from the grid …

The Harlem Shake

4Wall Lighting does the Harlem Shake like only 4Wall can do.

Embedded

I heard somewhere that writers often embed themselves in groups they don’t belong to or partake in situations that are outside their normal experience. Then, these writers detail their experiences as an outsider that has somehow gained access. So when the company I worked for was awarded a job on Long Island and since my talents as a Lighting Designer would not be needed, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to become such a writer. I would be an embedded designer in a group of electricians for the duration of this project. Strap in and click here to read the rest of the story.

Texting And The Console

Should we text and drive at the same time? Of course not! How about text and drive a show? The latest LD On The DL asks just that question.

The Question

I have met more people in the past two weeks than the entirety of last year. As week three begins at my new job, I continue a round-robin marathon tour of the company’s activities. From producers to directors to shaders to board ops to gaffers … the names and faces keep on coming. Invariably just about all of them ask me The Question. Click here to find out more.