Thanks to the amazing Full Service crew, we were able to experience the 311 cruise in person, and it was something special. I put together this quick video using the photographers site, and was pleased with the results.
It turned out working better than expected, we set the wall up and walked away and every time we would walk back we would see another group of people doing something different, everyone experienced it their own way, and it was so much more fulfilling to offer something like that to the festival.
Thanks again to all who participated and joined us that weekend, it remains one of my favorite festivals of the year.
“What was this?”
I think it[The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear] was one of those great cases of an event where you have literally thousands of people experiencing the same thing at the same time, and everyone will have their own perspective and experience of the event. You could tell as the day started and progressed, no one in the crowd knew what to expect, or what would happen. We were standing here.
I had an amazing day, I thought it was a brilliant rally and was just a lot of fun to be at, you really had no idea who was going to come on stage next. That was until Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow came out to kill some time, which worked well in favor of the Rally goers, during our bored look-around during those performances, we were able to see what had become the final size, but then Skeryl Crow sang another song, and the lack of interest peaked at this point during the rally.
But the low points are greatly overshadowed by the high points, Peace-Crazy-Love-Train, Giant Puppet Colbert, Jon had to sing, and seeing everyone there, that was the best part, just seeing the crowd, it was a lot of people, and everyone was very respectful to each other and their surroundings. It wasn’t a perfect crowd, there’s still the loud commentators standing right behind us who lived in DC and thought they should stop by to see this whole “Rally” thing, but that’s the thing, it’s never perfect, and never will be. My favorite part of Jon’s speech was that there will always be darkness, but we get through it together, using the analogy of a freeway tunnel. We all have to compromise everyday, and people unwilling to compromise are noticed by the others, but we can’t do anything about them, we can only handle ourselves, and be willing to be the change we want to see in the world, not demand it from everyone else.
I made a short montage of the rally using my canon 60d and schmoyoho‘s autotuned tune.
Here’s just a plain crowd shot to try to show the scope from where we
And here’s a few photos from the day.
My dearest thanks go out to everyone that was a part of this, from reddit to Jon & Stephen, to Mel & Molly for keeping me company, to everyone that made it out and made it what it was, thank you for a memorable day.
The festival was one of the most positive and enjoyable experiences I’ve ever been to, or been a part of. It was like a festival for artists, by artists and with mostly artists in attendance. Everywhere you look you would see something else fantastical, and then meet the person who made it, and then you would have them come by later with the same fascination in whatever you’ve created. There was a great air of respect and openminded-ness that permeated the grounds during our three day stay. Something I won’t forget, and certainly something to look forward to next year.
I took some video and a few pictures while I was there, so here’s a small taste of what could be recorded. Click through to the youtube page for HD.
The parade saturday night
The Life-Sized Mousetap
Arc Attack performing the Star Spangled Banner
and Ciara Blossom with the fire hoop
Here’s a gallery of shots I managed to get while walking around, although pictures only show so much, it’s one of those things that you should check out for yourself.
Shot and edited together a short video of our LZR set up at Art Outside this year.
And 2009 is finally over, was it a weird year for you too?
With the welcoming of 2010, I have left my positions at Impulse One & 15 Rose, and have moved to Austin, TX. A better opportunity had presented itself to me in the time of searching, and I couldn’t resist, in fact, an overwhelming sense of purpose led me to my move, and keeps me excited and enthusiastic about the future of my being, and the future of my work.
To all of those at Impulse One and 15 Rose, I hope for the best, and know you will do well with what you’re trying to do, and I am always available for help if you ever need it.
Stay tuned for more, now reporting from Austin, TX, in the year 2010…and beyond….
One of the things that I consistently enjoy about living here in Venice is the art that is living around me. And one of the most dynamic and evolving pieces is the Venice Art Walls. These are a few panoramas I’ve put together, and I really liked how they turned out, photomerge in photoshop can easily put these together, for anyone wondering how to.
When I ordered my latest pair of Pirate Sandals, Kevin threw in a few CardHippie business cards as well, and I thought it was an awesome idea when I saw it, after a little more searching, I found this helpful DIY thanks to Eco Etsy. So I went about the following steps sand now have a fresh new recycled card, I feel good about using my trash for something useful, I have a hard time throwing anything away, so it helps if I can make use of some of the things I keep around.
Step 1: Make Design
You can do your own research if you want, I went with Ideal 300 from Rubber Stamp Champ because for some reason or another I thought I needed a self inking stamp, upon receiving my stamp and making my first round of cards, I can say that I will order a HandStamp once this one dries up on me, the self inking is nice for doing a lot of cards at once, but its hard to control the precision of the stamp and how much ink is being transfered, also you can’t change the color of the ink. So I would recommend going with a traditional hand stamp for something that will last longer, then again, if you plan on changing you card design every so often then it doesn’t really matter either way, order what you think is easiest for what you have in mind.
Step 3:Draw, Stamp, Cut
Draw your outlines, stamp within those outlines, and cut according to those outlines.
You’re done, in 3 steps you have a never ending supply of business cards(as long as you have some form of thin cardboard material lying around).
Let me know how it works for you, and if you know any place I should be ordering my stamps from.