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San Diego Film Week

I was lucky enough to go to a few classy filmmaking parties last weekend. The first one ended San Diego Film Week.

Here’s a few snaps:

This was the stage where music,comedy and the San Diego Film awards appeared.

Here’s a few ladies enjoying their 2 free drinks at the blackjack table.

Lots of San Diego Film Awards were handed out. I didn’t see most of the films so I can’t really comment on them.

I did attend the San Diego 48hr Film festival and saw a few there.My favorite was called, “Sorry To Bother You.” I don’t think I’d want participate in that festival because you have to pay them to pressure yourself and your cast & crew to finish a film in 48 hours, and besides the little trophy and admiration of your peers, the financial return seems minimal for all your expenses.  True, low or no budget films must be done within a few weeks before participants lose interest. But 48 hrs seems crazy to me.

Festivals abound around the world, online and they are a great way these days to establish yourself as a filmmaker.Lots of trophies were handed out that night like faux Oscars, but I won’t bore you with them. Anyway, the price of admission included 2 free drinks and 2 tacos. Rice and beans were $6.00 extra. Ouch! I came up with my own drink called the Rummelon which is made of rum, watermelon juice and club soda or sprite. Yum! 

Snakeoil cocktails provided the watermelon juice and mixed my original creation. Delicious!

Other than that, there was supposed to be a burlesque show but they thought children would attend so all we got were these “cigarette” girls handing out candy instead.

The next night, was an Oscar party at a fancy La Jolla Mansion for sale. Call me, Jordan Schaffner BRE#01736921 @ 619-346-9433 to make a serious offer over $10 million. 

Here’s where you enter and walk the red carpet.

There was also a ballot to guess the Ocar winners with a fairly large cash prize.

Great views all the way to the pacific.

This is the pool.

Incredible!

What a place to watch the Oscars, from your own infinity pool overlooking La Jolla Beach!

Here’s a few great đŸ”„ fireplace shots

Some beautiful flowers from the party.

And the Oscar goes to…”La La Land,” no, no, I mean “Moonlight.” Well, we all know that story by now.

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Yoga Surfing In Coronado

While eating Hawaiian “pupus”at Peohe’s on the Coronado ferry landing, after writing a real estate offer on the “island,” I got these poetic shots of surfers, doing yoga on their paddle boards. It has been said that photography is all about capturing the moment.  These are some of my moments. 

Edit Video On Your Big Screen TV

     

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I wrote and filmed this screenplay and since I know Adobe Premiere Pro, I can edit it too.

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It’s really great to have an editing workstation on my big screen TV.  You
can see all the details in a shot so you can edit more precisely. 

My thanks to all who worked on this trailer in progress including actor Paul Landrum, videographer, Dan Dorschel, actress, Tenesee and others. Special thanks to Computerbears.net for setting me up with this big screen Windows 10 workstation.

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Lazy Labor Day Cruise

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Relaxing Coronado Labor Day Cruise

After working all week marketing solar electricity for SunRun, I was invited to a great Labor Day party in Coronado, which included a ride on an electric boat across the bay. Being an owner of an all electric Nissan Leaf car, I decided to jump on even though I was still eating my froyo from the party.
Here’s a few more photos taken from the boat:

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There was even a gondola guy rowing by.

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Memorial Day Travels

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These are floating cabins at one of the 7 Santee Lakes. Nice and simple. But they are all booked up till September so we couldn’t stay there.

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Here’s another beautiful view of one of the Santee Lakes. 

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This is a map of the Lake locations. We had to pay 5 dollars for parking since it’s privately owned.  Though they are pretty, I’ve seen cleaner lakes at Lake Murray and Lake Miramar. Supposedly they stock the lakes with fish since the lakes are manmade, but when I asked a fisherman, if he saw anything, he said all he saw a dead bass  floating upsidedown in the water. Still, the lakes make a nice San Diego staycation escape, even though I’ve seen better.

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Have A Solar Passover!

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My Desk @ SolarCity

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Notice the two monitors: One is for when  designing virtual solar systems with Google Sketchup on maps and crafting proposals, the other is for contacting clients.

Leopard Fire

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I took this picture of a friend, doubled it, set it on fire using the free version of Instafusion for Android, from the Play Store.

Santa Clones

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Since I’m Jewish, when I was a child, my parents told me Santa was fake.  I went to school and told all the other kids he was fake too! Boy was I on the naughty list after that! I had to go to the principal’s office and he met with my parents.  The principal told me that even if he wasn’t real, it’s not nice to tell the other kids.  I cried and apologized, but now I can’t help telling the truth and these pictures  of multiple Santas in an Ocean Beach bar prove it.

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Santa Goes Solar!

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