Me, on Couchcast

In an effort to get the seizure inducing photo a little further down the page, I offer a new post. Yours truly was interviewed during WordCamp Utah offering a some dorky, nerdy, lame, geeky insight into what I did for the streaming.

You can check out the post over at the CouchCast page, or you can check it out below.

As a side note, I am after Lance Willet, and before Matt Mullenweg. That’s right, I am before more important then the founding member/CEO/President/Bomb.com of WordPress.

Jake Spurlock, interviewed on Couchcast.org

Phlogging Day 14:The answer is blowing in the wind…

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, ‘n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ‘n’ how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
-Bob Dylan

Well, we made it through two weeks of Phlogging… How ’bout that.

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Phlogging Day 13: Hee-Haw Farms

This evening, we decided to have a little FHW with our friends the Allers at Hee-Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove. The highlight was going on a wagon ride (sans hay bales) to a pumpkin patch. As we went out, high-school kids dressed up threw candy our way into the wagon. Doing so, a Bit-O-Honey got thrown into the wagon, to which I then decreed it to be the worst Halloween candy of all time. After a moment of thought, I retracted that statement and decreed the Necco to be the worst candy of all time. Serious, when you go the store to buy Halloween candy, to you consciencly make the decision to make everyone that comes to your door made that they took the time to walk up the step, only to be rewarded with slightly flavored chalk? 

Please people, there is better, also cheap, candy out there. 

What is your least favorite Halloween candy? Favorite?

David Fincher’s New Film…

Nope, not Benjamin Button. David Fincher is one of my favorite directors. He is the guy that brought us Zodiac, Fight Club, and Se7en. He has now directed an awesome Nike commercial. “Fate” tells the life-long journey of pro football players LaDainian Tomlinson and Troy Polamalu as their destinies collide in an NFL football game.

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Based on a concept by Wieden & Kennedy, the portland-based advertising agency behind some of Nike’s best campaigns (including Bo Knows, Spike Lee’s Mars Blackmon Air Jordan ads, Charles Barkley’s I Am Not a Role Model ad), the Bruce CVampbell Old Spice “Experience is Everything” ads, and Coke’s The Coke Side of Life campaign. Filmed by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (Sleepy Hallow, Ali, Great Expectations, Children of Men), edited by Angus Wall (Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Thumbsucker, Panic Room, and the creator iof the title sequences for Carnivale, Rome, and Big Love), and scored to a remix of Ennio Morricone’s “The Ecstasy of Gold” from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

A fantastic but unexpected commercial. The spot feels more like the work of Michael Mann or Peter Berg. When I think Fincher, I think smooth yet edgy, but as far as I can remember, Fincher rarely makes use of handheld camerawork (maybe in Se7en).

Phlogging Day 10: Basement Studio Shoot…

Well, look what we did here. We got some drywall up, and turned the basement into a photo studio. Nick brought some lights courtesy of SLCC, and we set up shop. Here is a few, enjoy the full thing after the break.

More after the break, but you need to click on that continue link…

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