May 14, 2012

Paragliding at Mussel Rock

The other day, I took my first paragliding flight at Mussel Rock park in Pacifica, CA. Over the last year, I've been flying a powered paraglider, but haven't gotten around to taking part in this absolutely pure and incredibly exhilarating form of flight till now...

Here's a short video I put together of my first flight in Pacifica. My friend Brian was there to coach and supervise me, and his wife Brooke shot video from the ground, which I combined with footage from my GoPro Hero2 helmet camera to create this film.

November 25, 2009

Lighting: The Next Generation

Our new Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Color LED lights arrived today. With light output equivalent to a 500w tungsten fixture (sometimes referred to as a "hot light,") the Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Color lights utilize over 1,100 daylight and tungsten-balanced LEDs on a 1ft by 1ft fixture to produce beautiful, infinitely-adjustable light while drawing only 10% of the power that a hot light would use. Not only are they power efficient, but these Litepanels are also lightweight and do not produce any heat. At just over 3lbs per fixture, you can place them just about anywhere, and the production's talent will ultimately be much more comfortable due to decreased operating temperatures on set. The lights can be powered by a wall outlet or by any number of battery options for ultimate portability!

We will be utilizing the Litepanels 1x1 fixtures for many of our productions, so stay tuned for some beautiful lighting results!

Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Color

Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Color

Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Color

Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Color

August 15, 2009

Coastal Flying

May 30, 2009

Something I always look forward to.

Every Memorial Day Weekend, a group of pilots gather for an event that they look forward to all year long. The Watsonville Fly-in and Airshow is held in Watsonville, CA and accommodates about 100-250 antique and classic aircraft and their pilots, as well as an eclectic military display and some of the best airshow performers in the circuit.

This is something I began attending with my dad when I was 11 years old, shortly after he bought his plane. 5 years later, at 16, I flew to the Watsonville Fly-in by myself on a student pilots' license and won the youngest pilot award.

This fly-in is still something that I enjoy attending on a yearly basis with my dad and all of our pilot friends. It's always a fun-filled event (save the weather, which is most commonly overcast and 50 degrees every Memorial Weekend) with tons of entertainment for all - provided either by friends or by harassing the 13 year-old wanna-be army kids who "patrol" the airport and keep us pilots all in check (sometimes even keeping us away from our own airplanes because they can't tell us apart from the general public.)

Anyway, in light of having a new and very kickass video camera to shoot with, I decided to put together a little sample of what the weekend is all about for us. I hope you enjoy it!

Camera Operator: Trevor Meeks

Many thanks go out to the CAP (Civil Air Patrol) - also referred to as the Fantasy Air Group - for putting up with all of our crap. You kids are going to make great rent-a-cops some day.

November 13, 2008

The Collaborators!

The Sean D. Tucker Collaborators Aerobatic Team performed their last demonstration of the season on Wednesday, November 12th 2008 at the Petaluma Municipal Airport in Petaluma, CA. These pilots are not only performers who travel the world doing aerobatic demonstrations at airshows, they're also instructors at the Sean D. Tucker School of Aerobatics (aka Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety.) Sean D. Tucker flies the red Challenger II biplane, while his son Eric flies the red and white Extra 300. Ben Freelove, a good friend of mine, flies the silver and blue Extra 300. Last but certainly not least, Bill Stein in the holographic Zivko Edge 540.

The music in this video is "Desperate Guys" by The Faint.

Thanks for watching!

September 29, 2008


(and since I'm queen of this blog right now, changing things up here, i have every right to post and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the owner of this blog, Trevor Meeks!) You deserve a wonderful day, week, YEAR!!!! :)

much love!!!!
Blog Designer Extraordinaire

November 21, 2007

Holiday Order Deadlines

With the holidays around the corner, I'd like to make sure that everyone receives their orders a bit early so as not to be bogged down by holiday delays. Please have your orders finalized and submitted online before the following dates! Happy holidays!

Album orders: November 30th

Gallery-Wrapped Canvas orders: December 3rd

Photographic print orders: December 7th