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The Illumination Tour

being able to do the things i enjoy for a living as my occupation seems unreal at times. gratefulness is an understatement when it comes to the amount of appreciation i have for my environment and the opportunities that surround me.

picking up my first video camera when i was in high school was more of a curiosity than anything. however, once i saw my first 360 Video Magazine by my idols Robby Abaya + Phillip Velasco , i knew i wanted to someday capture moments on film like they did.

i've never taken any formal class or film school - i always learned better by doing vs listening. i was thrown to the wolves on one of my first gigs, which was Skratchcon2000. It was the world's first conference dedicated to the education and development of skratch music literacy featuring, of course, the almighty Invisibl Skratch Piklz in San Francisco, CA which eventually led me to my interest in DJing and turntablism.

i came across this workshop called the "Illumination Tour." It was described as an intense educational experience about the fundamentals of cinematography. Taught by Shane Hurlbut, ASC  - Director of Photography for 18 Hollywood films including titles like "The Rat Pack" (directed by Rob Cohen) "Terminator: Salvation" "Need for Speed" and one of my favorites "Drumline" directed by Charles Stone III.

needless to say, I was being taught by one of the best!  this wasn't your ordinary school session. in high school/college, you can normally find me at the back corner (my favorite seat.) however, in this course, because I enrolled so early, I was able to have a "crew" seat which meant I got to sit front/center and also have first dibs on working the gear/camera/lighting!

do what you love and your dreams will follow. peace out - pete alexander

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (UHD) Ultra High Definition 4k Test Shot

i read that my new Samsung Mobile USA Galaxy Note 4 has optical stabilization (helps with camera shake) and can record 4k (four times High Definition). Here's a little test i shot on my way back from SFO International Airport...United Airlines to San Diego International Airport . 

Who doesn't like taking pictures during take off and landing? Exited to capture more for my video bloggy blog. Wow, looks kinda movie'ish..just da way i likes it...Cheers!

P.S Thanks Southwest Airlines for my favorite peanuts & always gettin' me home safe.


EMO NEMO

My new Xmas mix is 50% done, feelin' super emo nemo, so yall better like..no LOVE it. Drops Dec 1. Stay tuned.

Ketchup & Mustard...

Other than hearing his music all over the clubs and radio waves, i never really knew much about DJ Mustard. I'm not saying i know all about who he is, but it does give me a much better insight about him behind the beats. He's a laid back super cool guy...and talented (and inspiring). 10 summers - that's what's up. 

DJ Mustard addresses critics that say he stole the Bay Sound, Iggy Azalea not understanding why people think Mustard produced Fancy, his new single and his Summer Jam Performance. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/12IN6vb HOT97: http://www.hot97.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HOT97 FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/HOT97OFFICIAL

Hit or Nah

From the EP, "I Have A Dream". Available Now! iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/og7vmlh Amazon Music: http://tinyurl.com/ogya9r3 Google Play: http://tinyurl.com/pftaob8 Official music video by Rayven Justice performing Hit or Nah. 2014 Rayven Justice Music

Love Me Harder

the group who made this video is so dope. i love the style and uber clean lighting setup of this video. i'm not just saying that cuz I love A.G btw. gonna' remix this one for blends & trends in Feb 2015.

Ain't Bout to do - NEW MUSIC

peep this track that will be part off my upcoming NOV ISSUE #6 mix feat. DJ BRIAN V. hosted by DJ E-ROCK. Drops 11.04.2014. First release off Diggy Simmons upcoming EP "Out Of This World".