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Saturday, July 31, 2010

1st place Documentary 2010

A few weeks ago I was notified that I won 1st place Documentary (Social) for the regional STAR awards (SCAN NATOA Inc.):

I can't say much about the award without thanking KOCT and my good friend Veronica Andrews, who was the original producer of the program until her circumstances changed (hope she's having a good time in New Zealand). She requested me to take the project on and "put my touch" on it... KOCT's Dia De Los Muertos program came together as a true meeting of the minds, from the excellent pre and post production to the well executed graphics by my boy Miguel. I know I came home with the award but it was a true group effort. I'd also like to thank Tom and Jake of KOCT for always supporting me and always pushing me. I also can't forget my boy Tristan Sagun, Elena Gomez, Matt Weddle, Jeremy Smith and all my pals over at KOCT for entertaining me and inspiring me during the daily grind. After not getting an official nomination for 2010's Emmy's I'll admit I was a bit frustrated, however taking home the STAR has fixed all of that, I'll be after that Emmy in the future, trust me on that one!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Warning: Race Car Content Inside

I've been back from my East Coast trip for over a week. So far I've captured about 10 hours of footage and even cut a video from the Compass 360R Grand-Am SCCA race I attended in New Jersey. For those that do not follow these cars, "step your game up" and start keeping an eye on them! From the general responses the video seems to be well liked, my inspiration from the event must have shown in my work, lol. I don't know if I can do any better... I might have to just quit, HAHA, SIKE! Click it, watch it, pass it around, embed it... It would awesome to see 12,000 views.

You can peep it on the site at:

I've also made it easy for the "others".... feel free to abuse the embed code, LOL!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

West coast kid hits the East coast!

About six hours from now I'll be a on a plane with a couple of import car legends (Dave Hsu and Dr. Charles Madrid) heading east to Jersey and N.Y. I already know it's about to be a wild few days. HAHA! Be on the look out for the vids. Probably won't be any updates until next week, so enjoy what I have posted up over the last few days in the mean time.

Skunk2's "In the waiting room" Episode 1


Skunk2's "In the Waiting Room": Big Mike & Ryan of Rywire Episode from Brandon Mc. (aka Lost IS BLaCK) on Vimeo.

Monday, July 12, 2010

"Step your game up"... get rid of your sleeve style coilovers

Skunk2 drops it's new Pro-S II Coilover Suspension and goes a step beyond the rest by including a short promo about them.

Promo: Skunk2 Pro-S II Suspension from Brandon Mc. (aka Lost IS BLaCK) on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Some throwbacks

Was going through some pic folders on the Mac... and found a few that brought back some memories. I'm sure there will more posts like this in the near future, lol

Thursday, July 8, 2010

LOVE it or HATE it!

Yesterday I made a comment about looking at a burnt orange EK in "Fast Car" magazine. Today the shots are up on my favorite forum and a blog that I frequent (not speaking about my own). In the thread these pics got posted in, some people had good things to say about Dionne's car and others had more harsh things to say... one of the statements being "that car is everything that's wrong with the Honda scene". I don't think I could drive nor build something this radical, however I do believe this is a persons work of art and it should be respected. I've seen camber that was MUCH more aggressive, stickers that made a lot less sense, and kits that I simply can not wrap my head around get more respect... strange how that works. All I know is that I see what he is doing... people also thought it was good enough to be in a magazine... YOU BE THE JUDGE, love it or hate it!

Caught in the act.

"The Chief" caught me pretending to look like I knew what I'm doing. Thanks for the shot BOSS! As I said, keep an eye out for the video!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Always living the AutoLife

For those that have not caught on yet, AutoLife is really a term that describes the lifestyle some of us live everyday. Many of us out there eat, drink, sleep, think, wish, hope, dream, live...(you get it)... cars and this lifestyle. I've been blessed with the chance to work in the car industry which means my hobby, and side projects and LIFE all involve these cars. When I got home today I looked back at my day and realized, "DAMN, this day has been about cars, ALL DAY!" I'm going to go ahead and tell the "interwebz" about my day, whether you like it or not! HAHA!

-Woke up, drove to work (80 miles)
-Sat down, talked about the "scene", "industry" etc... with my boss
-Checked out a few of my normal forums and blogs
-Flicked through the new Fast Car magazine that had a feature of Dionne's burnt orange EK that some LOVE and some HATE... I can actually see where he is going with it and give him props.
-Cracked upon Final Cut Pro and started on my latest project (it's a promo for some DOPE suspension coming out for the lower budget guys)
-Watched a couple videos from some other video makers... hmmm, I'll leave it alone
-Got pissed off when I saw a blog and another site posting an Eibach Video that was not as "tight" as people claimed it was, yet it has a SOLID amount of clicks
-Realized that I needed to put together an Official AutoLife TV edit of the Eibach meet for this year, ASAP!!
-Busted the camera out to shoot Franks (Bolt Boys) car on video. (watch out for it! I'm hoping people feel it)
-Went to Wha-hoos, ate fish tacos and...
-Talked about cars and the "scene", "game", "industry" MORE
-Burned a 60 minute tape with Frank
-Captured the footage when I got back, realized I had not captured the footage from Chief Bonk's NSX on the dyno... captured that also.
-Talked about cars more with my boss, remembering some times over at Dynamic Auto Sports and realized that my boss is a SERIOUS OG in the "game" for the 345098345th time, HAHA!
-Messed with the footage from the last few shoots
-Hunted for the perfect music track for the next few vids
-Hop'd in the CR-V to drive home
-Stopped to look at a red 90 Civic 4dr, pulled out the check book to swoop it, and found out it had a salvage title... I'll have to sleep on it...
-Came home, said what up to the old lady, hoped on c-list, found a Oddy Van (which is what I wanted in the first place)
-Updated the blog for the 359834098 of clicks it gets a day, HAHA!!

Cars, cars, cars, cars... ALL freak'n day, I even left out a bunch of stuff! Including my extended convo with one of my co-workers about making 200+ hp with a b16 instead of boosting it, HAHAHA!!

Should have some new vids out soon folks!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The only way to end the work week!

This week after we all clocked out it was time for a little play date with the guys at work. I burned the video tape, Dr. Charles made the pulls, Aaron Bonk's awesome NSX provided the entertainment, as his UBER clean whip made us all drool... it even laid down more power than expected. I must say it was a good day. Stay tuned for the vid!