Tuesday, June 23, 2009

iPhone craziness

So this all started Sunday.

I dropped my iPhone and the screen stopped working. Bummer right?
Well then I started thinking, if apple gives me a brand new one, I can sell that one online for more than the price of the new 16GB 3GS model with the 2 year upgrade which would be $199.

So they gave me a new iPhone luckily and I started doing research. Turns out that the early upgrade fee of $18 is not what I thought. After talking with an at&t rep over the phone, I learned that if I do an early upgrade with at&t, the 16GB 3GS model is $299 + a $75 early upgrade fee. So that was a bummer, but I could probably still get $375 for my iphone seeing as they are still retailing at $500.

So I went ahead and listed my iPhone on craigslist and eBay.

Then I saw a news article about at&t allowing some users to be immediately eligible for the 2 year upgrade if blah blah blah... I wasn't going to be eligible for that, but right below the article it said "Or do an early upgrade and get the 16GB 3GS for $399" . $399??! She said $299!!

Great. Now my iPhone is going to sell cheap and I am going to have to pony up $475 to get a new one.

So I called back again, frustrated, and talked to another at&t rep who seemed less knowledgeable than the first one. He apologized about the mix up and confirmed it would be $399. However, after being on hold forever, he told me the early upgrade fee is only $18, not $75. What was the first woman I talked to on??

So as it stands, I need my current iPhone to sell for about $425 for me to be in the clear like I originally thought I was.

Anyone want an iPhone?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Well...My Life Is Complete

I miss these kids so much.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

When I get back from Peru...

When I get back from Peru on the 13th, there are a couple things I will be expecting.

I expect Apple to release the following:
iPhone software 3.0
New iPhones
Snow Leopard
and PLEASE Final Cut Studio 3

I expect the Panasonic "E" series P2 card that I preordered to be at my house.

I expect the Lakers to have won the NBA Finals...come on Kobe!

I expect everyone to have an amazing time at the Coldplay concert...have fun.

This will be quite an event filled week for everyone not leaving the country so enjoy it!

Also please keep me in your prayers for safe travel and that none of my equipment breaks/gets stolen while I am over there.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I love videos like this...

Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.

I mean come on, they mixed the audio live as well. It is sweet.

Check out some BTS stuff HERE

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Daily and Vincent Shoot

This past Wednesday I had the privilege to work on my first Country music video here in Nashville! My good friend Julian Smith was directing and shooting this video and he asked me if I could come out and help. The cool part about this video was the we shot it in Northstar Studios in Nashville. The people over there are fantastic and were more than willing to help us out with whatever we needed.

I got to drive a big ole lift around and rig 2k's all over the ceiling which, I have to admit, I was a little nervous about seeing as this was my first serious rigging job I had done in almost a year. But it was a blast, everything came back to me and we got the sound stage lit up fairly quickly.

Here is Julian, sitting down on the job.

This was the lighting board that Julian and I sat down and figured out how to use just days prior to the shoot.

Over all I think the shoot went pretty well. I got to be everything from a lighting director to the dolly grip. Josh Lovell, Josh Taylor, Andy Merrick, and Chelsea Crawford also were big helps.

I am currently editing the video so here is a sweet little screenshot.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Interactive music video. So cool.

Check out this music video by Cold War Kids.

Brilliant idea.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

God just blew my mind...as always

So tonight I was feeling a little down in the dumps and so I was praying a little half hearted prayer, but not really expecting God to do anything about it any time soon. Then I decided to start back up on my journey through the new testament in 40 days(now approaching day 70 something..and im in Luke).

Anyways, boom. Luke 18:1-8 " 1Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. 3And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'

4"For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' "

6And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

I don't usually do this...blog or talk about my personal spiritual life to the whole world(or the 3 people that read this occasionally), but I was just so encouraged by this that I had to share.

Keep praying, don't give up.