17 Months is Ridiculously too long…

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So for the minimal audience of this blog, (if anyone cares), let me apologize for such a lull. And by lull, I mean completely letting this blog drop off the radar. Every month or so, I’ll get an inkling of a shred of an idea, and then I find myself too busy or pre-occupied to post. And then there’s the 87,000 other avenues of sharing that exist now. It’s a thousand times easier to push something quickly to facebook or twitter. I went through a tumblr phase, an instagram phase, and now recently find myself slightly addicted to Vine.

I think a goal for this blog is to get it to be some sort of land of all things spipasucci (which I realize doesn’t actually mean anything).shhhh I’ve got spipmusic.com and want to get back to reviewing some music, spitting out mixes and general sharing of stuff over there. I also now have deanbianchi.com (which I haven’t started up yet) where I’d like to start some sort of video/audio/web projects and experiments… ya know when I get some free time…

So no promises, but I will be making an effort to not go another 17 months before I post another one of these apology/”I plan to do…” type posts…

What else has been going on you ask? (knowing that nobody is asking…) – Job going great, kid doing fantastic stuff, and I shed a much needed 40lbs. I’ve also continued a streak of getting my ass handed to me by 12 year-olds in Call of Duty. Good times…

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Mindblowing Video/Audio Experience (AKA: Editing Perfection)

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Quite simply, this is video editing that literally blows me away.

When I close my eyes and listen to music, its always been a very “internally visual” experience. I guess that’s why even early on I always wanted to get into making music videos. Something about the synchronization of the perfect visual with the perfect sound always resonated with me.

Josh Prescott (@Khameleon808) has somehow perfected this in 2 completely mindblowing video pieces. Not only is the timing and rhythm impeccable, the choice of video footage is absolutely spot on and pushes the auditory experience to the extreme. I recommend watching the high resolution versions, shutting off your brain and simply experiencing these…

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Montblanc One Second Contest

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Wow, a fascinating and cool idea. Montblanc is putting together this video contest as a tribute to the invention of the chronograph. I think I may have to enter this one, not so much for the prize but for the love of the idea… The site is pretty fantastic too (a nice use of flash here…).

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Beautiful Little Piece about Sound – via Soundcloud

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“Sound” from SoundCloud on Vimeo.

Absolutely LOVE this little video piece!!! A fantastic brief exploration into what sound means…

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Horrible Bosses – All 50 States…

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In the first time in a long time, I headed out and saw a flick ‘solo’… And it was great! There’s a million reviews out there already, so I won’t give some long winded tale about this movie… But let’s just say, it’s refreshing to watch an edgy comedy that pulls no punches. Raunchy good times non stop…

I will say nearly the entire cast was awesome. But Jennifer Aniston and Charlie Day steal the movie. It has to go without saying that Aniston is pretty stunning in the movie, but not just visually. With a mouth like a sailor, every scene of hers is drop dead funny. Charlie Day pulls off oddball goofs like no other and its great to finally see him get a starring role in a film… Rush out and catch this movie (unless of course you’re offended by just about anything…then steer clear and go see that horrible looking new Kevin James talking animals movie…).

On that note… Red Band Trailer (NSFW).

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More Think Or Smile Goodness – Hieronymus Lotus Experiment

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Just watch…

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24 Hours of Neon – Philip Bloom’s Stunning bit of HDR Video…

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I am absolutely sucked in to all the fantastic work going on these days with DSLR photography and video and having recently purchased one of my own, am certainly looking forward to getting more and more creative with my own shooting. Philip Bloom is a London based Director and Filmmaker who has a TON of fantastic stuff online, much of it done in a learning/experimenting capacity. His tips are invaluable and there’s days of material to absorb.

His latest piece on Vimeo explores working with HDR Timelapse photography and the results are fascinating.. Everyone knows what timelapse is, but in case you don’t understand HDR photography, it’s essentially High Dynamic Range photography; (via wikipedia:”a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods.”).

The video itself is pretty stunning (I especially like all the stuff that starts around the 1:40 mark), and it’s helped by one of my favorite soundtrack pieces – ‘Moon’ by Clint Mansell… Even better, Philip has put a detailed 30 minute “commentary” track on his site about the technical stuff surrounding this undertaking, and this further enhances the piece. The shots of Vegas architecture and energy are well worth your time…

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Headspace…

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A quick reflective post here… As anyone who knows me knows, the past 6 months or so have been a roller coaster of sorts… Major life changing events sprinkled with crazy bits here and there… Well, new chapters have begun that look to be quite promising, and in that hope I will also find a little more time to focus and enhance these here blogs.
Branching into new and exciting things is my new inspiration. So I again (how many posts in the past have I said this?) renew my push to get some cool stuff posted here; my own stuff and whatever else I find along the way…
I quickly want to thanks those who’ve been there helping out and continue to be there for me. Without that, my headspace might be a much different place right now…

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