ALMONT GREEN Revolutionizes Tattoo Photography
With AMPED3D® Camera Array
At New York City Tattoo Convention May 17-19th
AMPED 3D and AMPED 360 imaging is changing the standard for tattoo imagery. Coming to the NYC Tattoo Convention, the AMPED 360 camera array will be set up downstairs at Roseland to allow convention goers to have their tattoo imaged with up to a hundred perspectives. AMPED 3D images will be on display at the event along with interactive AMPED 360 image spins. Photo sessions are free to all convention attendees and there will be special show-only pricing on amazing hologram-like imagery and rotational web imagery.
For a web spin example, go to this link:
Click and drag to rotate (or swipe with finger) to see the effect!
Amped3D images depict life size three dimensional space and do for tattoo art what simply hasn’t been possible before in a photograph—to present tattoos with all of their natural human depth, sense of scale and topography. Amped 3D images are images you can see into.
Amped3D photography, created by the artist Almont Green, is accomplished using a unique combination of complex camera hardware (featuring an array of 50 modified cameras equipped with hi-resolution sensors), sophisticated proprietary software, materials and painstaking manufacturing techniques.
At a photo session, the camera array instantly captures multiple perspectives. Digital images are then precision aligned, processed, and printed with a modified high-resolution printer with each perspective occupying a vertical strip 1/2000th of an inch wide.
These special prints are then aligned and bonded to custom-made cast lens material. The photos can then be mounted in custom backlit frames for an optimal viewing experience.
The result? Amped3D images are so realistic that the brain perceives them in a similar way to seeing real life, so it’s the next best thing to actually seeing the tattoo in real life.
The result of years of work, Almont Green developed AMPED 3D photography with the help of neuroscientists, brain research centers, vision experts and leading technologists.
Freeze time and space at a moment when a tattoo artist’s achievement is realized, the artwork is healed, and an emotional connection to it is manifest. AMPED 3D images present these moments, and the visual experience, with the same depth and tonality of reality.
CONTACT ALMONT GREEN STUDIOS at 978-853-0084
New York Tattoo Convention
239 West 52nd Street
(Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
May 17th, 4pm to Midnight
May 18th, Noon to Midnight
May 19th, Noon to 8pm
One day ticket- $20
Two days Unlimited Access- $35
Three Days Unlimited Access- $50
(Tickets available only at Roseland and ONLY on the day of the show)
Official Selection 2013 Charleston International Film Festival
April 24-28th 2013
Ticket to Ride explores what happens when a store clerk and his cat get in between two best friends and 70 million dollars. All they wanted was a ticket. What they got was a ride.
Ticket to Ride tells the story of Wendell and Phil, two long time best friends and roommates who are perpetually down on their luck. Wendell and Phil are avid lottery players who always play the same numbers and have been doing so for years. One fateful night they are rushing on their moped to get to the store to purchase their lotto ticket before the 10 o’clock cut off time, only to arrive 5 minutes til to find the door locked with a make shift sign that reads “Back in 5 minutes.”
Meanwhile, the store clerk, Steve, is in the backroom taking photos of his show cat Mittens. This causes Wendell and Phil to miss the cut off time and they are not able to play their lucky numbers. Later that night the duo discover that their numbers have hit the jackpot and if they would have played them they would have won 70 million dollars. Wendell and Phil hatch a plan to exact revenge upon the cat loving clerk, Steve, which leads to chaos and hilarity.
An official selection of the 2013 Charleston International Film Festival,
Premiering Saturday, April 27th at 7pm at:
3 College Way, College of Charleston.
Charleston, SC 29424
Twitter : @Ticket2RideFilm
Daniel Jones: Wendell imdb.me/danieljones
Bruce Williamson: Phil 800casting.com/Profile/26355
Directed by Matt Allen mattallenfilms.com/
Directed by Travis Hicks vimeo.com/user983608
Director of Photography Harry Lipnick vimeo.com/21055637
Colorist Mike Howell vimeo.com/37207253
Music by Dominic Vega dominic-vega.com/
Sound Design by Tyler N. Swafford cargocollective.com/swaffordsound
Written by Matt Allen & Travis Hicks
Trailer music by You Won’t “Dance Moves” album Skeptic Goodbye youwont.bandcamp.com/
You are failing my gender! Where are the women?
Growing up, I have always been a fan of your work. I love the idea of people out there trying to save the world, fighting against crime with super cool abilities and magnificently designed outfits! I love reading comics and I loved the recent Avengers movie, it was an incredibly awesome film!
So why are you putting great female characters in the shadows? There’s not only been a huge lack of emphasis on how strong and intelligent female superheroes can be, but the fact that even when you do create them, they are left in the shadows of the men. Avengers is a great example, five men and one woman, really? Maybe Hollywood did this, maybe it wasn’t your fault, but maybe you should speak up then?
Same thing with Fantastic Four, one woman. At least with XMen we were graced with the pleasure of seeing Storm, Jean Grey and Rogue. But even in the title itself, “XMEN” the emphasis is always more on the dominant alpha male, leaving the women in the shadows.
How come Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, and Thor get their own movies and none of your female superheroes do? Was Black Widow not worthy of her own story? You created these beautiful characters like Thundra, Ms Marvel, Tigra, Wasp and the Invisible Woman; just to brand them as hot-sexy sidekicks that couldn’t hold a box office down on their own?
I’m sorry sir, but I disagree. My gripe isn’t just with you though. I’m still pissed at DC Comics for the fact that I’ve had to watch endless remakes of Batman, and Superman but not one movie about Wonder Woman, really? Not one? And just how many versions of Spider-man can one girl take?
Well Stan, and all the others out there that think the female superhero is just a sexy sidekick, I have two words for you: Beyond Earth. My story has seven superheroes; four women, three men and all equally badass. So hold on to your privates, because there is a new sheriff in town and she’s all woman. See you in June.
Author, Beyond Earth Series
*picture courtesy of Northern Illinois Geek
(Black Widow didn’t even make the picture!)
Saul Brooks began playing music at the age of two when his stepfather taught him to play drums. By age four, he was playing drums in church. At age fourteen his mom bought him his first real guitar and he hasn’t looked back since. The singing came later. “One day I just sat down on the couch and started humming along to a song and thought ‘well let’s see if I can really sing”.
His first live performance was at Happy Valley High School’s talent show where he won first place. After that he began playing shows opening for his close friend and mentor, country singer Cody McCarver. He recently played a role in the film “Vengeance Without Mercy” by Christopher Forbes (release date set for this spring 2013), and is currently producing two music videos for songs on his upcoming CD “Bring Your Friends” to be released this May 2013.
Saul and the band will be hosting Open Mic at Mynt at 135 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC on Tuesday, April 23, beginning at 8PM. They will be doing pre-sales for the CD(autographed), and you can even sing a song with the band! Mynt will be offering great drink specials, and as always $1.00 tacos and $3.00 Margaritas. Come on out and join us, and please, “Bring Your Friends”.
Saul Brooks Band is composed of singer/songwriter Saul Brooks, Lead Guitarist Curtis Vanoy, Bass player Chuck Hendrix, Drummer Brandon Gordon, and Drummer Will Newhouse.
Saul Brooks Band needs your help to be selected as one of three bands to participate in a battle of the bands for the chance to open for Kenny Chesney on May 4th in Columbia, SC.
To vote, go to the Contest page at www.WEZL.com; keyword: “win”.
Voting begins 4/08/13 at 12 noon/EST and ends on 4/17/13 at 11:59 PM/EST
Voting is limited to one vote per verified email address per day.
At the conclusion of the voting period, the Station will select up to 3 semi finalists which will include the submission which receives the most votes. The semi finalists will compete in a live performance at Red’s Ice House on 4/25/13.
We need to put a price on carbon dioxide.
Carbon dioxide is an invisible gas that’s all around us and has always been
here, we breathe it in and out, and it’s even essential for life. So why
should we put a price on it? And who should pay that price? And where
does the money go?
Let me explain.
Why we need to put a price on carbon dioxide is that we simply have too
much, and it’s changing our weather and changing our climate. We’re on a
path to a truly catastrophic future and its carbon dioxide that’s taking us
We got too much of it from burning things. We started thousands of years
ago with burning wood, and then 300 years ago we discovered coal and we
started burning that. About 200 years ago we started burning a lot of
oil. About 100 years ago we started burning a lot of so called “natural
gas” – which is methane.
And every time we burn something we make carbon dioxide. Boy are we doing
a lot of burning! When we turn on the heating, when we drive a car, when
we cook, when we use electricity for air conditioning – every time
something is being burned, coal, oil and gas – what we call “fossil fuels”.
Every year we emit 9 thousand million tons of CO2, and that might not sound
like a lot but it adds up.
Since we started burning we’ve increased the amount of CO2 in the world so
much that ¼ the CO2 in this room came out of the ground.
That’s too much. It’s changing everything that mankind has ever
experienced in climate and weather.
Right now the fossil fuel industries emit carbon dioxide for free. It goes up the
smokestack, out of the tailpipe, as I said it’s invisible and that’s
that. No one counts and no one pays for dumping that pollution. The fossil fuel
industries are the ONLY industries that get to do that. The plastics
industry, the smelting, medical, nuclear, computing industry they all have
pollution and they are all required to get rid of it or pay for it. The fossil fuel
industries should do the same. There are some companies that want one that
you might be surprised about – Exxon Mobil and Shell Oil both want a price on
Fossil fuels are literally costing us the Earth.
And that’s why we need to put a price on carbon dioxide.
Who should pay is the surprisingly easy part of all of this. We charge the
major producers at the point the stuff comes out of the ground. Coal
companies, oil companies, gas companies. When they dig it up they pay a
certain amount per ton of carbon and they pass that increase on to us. So
ultimately we all end up paying for the carbon dioxide we produce.
And the more something costs the less people buy. The more gasoline and
electricity cost the less people will use.
The good news is that we CAN use less of it. We used to believe that
absolutely nothing would cause Americans to use less gasoline but now we
know that’s not true – when gas hit $4 a gallon in 2008 we used less of it.
We can use more efficient lightbulbs, we can use more efficient AC, more
efficient cars, more insulated houses, more public transport, better
designed cities. But it goes further than that – we can use wind power,
solar power, hydro power and other renewables. These give us electricity
without burning ANYTHING. And once we are paying for carbon we suddenly
realize just how cheap they are. And that leads me to where the money goes.
The money collected from the coal oil and gas companies is given back to
us, once a year, in a check. The government administers the scheme but it
doesn’t keep the money. The exact same system exists in Alaska for oil
revenues – the government collects the money and hands it out to every
citizen. And they love it. So here is how it works.
You pay a little more for gas and electricity and if you’re the average person and you don’t change a thing, you get the same amount of money back from the government
every year – it’s all a wash, you’re back where you started. But what if
you notice that gas is costing more and you’re buying a new car, suddenly
the extra $5000 for a hybrid is a very good deal – you get a car with
better mileage. Now you pay less, but get the same check from the
government. You’re ahead, and the total amount of CO2 has gone down.
A million decisions every day all now moving in the right direction.
SO – and here’s the big question. How do we GET a price on carbon?
There’s one organization that’s doing the best work on this and they are
very active in Massachusetts – the Citizen’s Climate Lobby – write that
name down, check them out, get their emails and do what they say – write,
petition, lobby, and speak up. We need a price on carbon and it’s much
easier to do than you might think.
This informative presentation was brought to you by:
Presenter: Quentin Prideaux
Citizen’s Climate Lobby
Kid: Bunnies don’t lay eggs.
Me: No they don’t.
Kid: Then why is it an Easter BUNNY. Shouldn’t it be an Easter CHICKEN?
Me: That would make more sense.
Kid: Maybe the chickens lay the eggs and the bunny’s deliver them?
Kid: Bunnies are faster.
Kid: How do they get the eggs to be chocolate instead of regular?
Me: Maybe they are special chickens?
Kid: Like magic chickens!
Kid: That makes a lot of sense.
Happy Easter, Passover and Spring. Wishing you all great conversation with inquisitive minds.
Right now, fair-minded Americans are gathered outside the Supreme Court on the first day of hearings on marriage equality cases. More than 150 events are being held in every state of the union.
We are united in showing the nation that we believe all Americans deserve to be treated fairly and equally under the law – no matter who they love.
Do you stand for marriage equality? Share one of these graphics if you do.
Stay tuned to HRC.org/supremecourt through the day for live updates on the cases and events.
(Reblogged from HRC.org)
If you believe that love is love, that it cannot be defined by a few folks in Washington, and that others have the right to choose who they love and have the right to marry them, then put up this equal sign as your facebook profile to show your support, watch updates online and be involved.
Yesterday, the news invaded my classroom. I think the kids aren't paying attention. I think the kids only care about the news as it relates to Justin Bieber. I think they aren't listening or capable of advanced thought. Every single time I think one of those things, I sell out the ninth-graders that come traipsing through my room every day.
As many of you know, I have been involved with a writers group of sixteen authors that have been writing short stories to be included in two anthology's under the pen name, Professor Limn. I'm happy to announce that Book I, "Giant Tales Beyond The Mystic Doors" is now available on Amazon.com. Read below for more details and check out the link.