Friday, October 10, 2014

October 9/10

1. The text I read today is by Stephen King and is about a little girl who gets lost in the woods.

2. While reading today, my mind was completely engrossed in the book and intrigued by the story.

3. I read 11 pages, and this was about average for the time I had.

4. This text is similar to horror movies in general because it involves a little girl getting lost and it is a somewhat general plot but is actually an interesting book.

5. This text has a connection to my life because I enjoy reading books and watching movies about horror, and makes me feel nostalgia about my childhood because the main character in the story is nine years old.

6. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy horror, terror, shock genres or are thrill-seekers.

Monday, October 6, 2014

October 6/7

1. The text I read today was written by Stephen King and is of horror genre and is about a young girl (8 or 9 years old) who gets lost in the woods when she was hiking with her family.

2. While reading today, my mind was at first, drifting away, then about a minute in, I started focusing and my mind was completely engrossed on the words in the book as Stephen King's writing style
is very descriptive.

3. I read 6 pages and this was somewhat slower than I would be able to read in 10.

4. When I read silently, I need to be in rather remote and quiet location to focus.

5. I prefer to read when I am at home before bed or when I have no other obligations.

6. Something that helps me focus on what I'm reading is silence.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Team New Schoolers

Hello, welcome to my final blog post. This will be my last blog post ever. To all of you that have read and/or enjoyed any parts of my blog, I would like to take this time to thank you.

The video I will be blogging about today is a video that features a few different skiers. The skiers are: Matt Walker, Gus Kenworthy, and LJ Strenio. They are all professional skiers who ski for a living. There is an infamous online skiing community known as Newschoolers. NS for short. This is a place where skiers all across the world unite. What goes down on the website is basically members of the site selling ski equipment, or just creating random threads about everything the newest topics in the ski world, to seeing what other skiers want to meet up and take a few runs on the hill tomorrow.
Newschoolers logo:

To the left is a logo of the company Newschoolers. So basically what occurs in the video is the few different skiers mentioned at the beginning of the post were nominated to be part of the Joss 2010 team. I know its an outdated video, but it is still a good one.

Here is the video:
JOSS 2010 - TEAM NEW SCHOOLERS from Jon Olsson Video Blog on Vimeo.

So there is the video mentioned above. The video is a ski edit that contains awesome shots of all the skiers doing lots of amazing tricks, including an actual storyline, not just an edit with some music played over. This is clearly evident at the beginning of the video as the three skiers are just sitting around, when LJ's key is somehow magnetically attracted to a lock on a door, and it opens up to start the video. There is so many terrific shots in the video, including some of all three skiers going off a jump at the same time. The best shot in my opinion is definitely at 1:25, where all skiers participate in an epic urban scene with two of the skiers grinding rails of to the their respective left and right sides, while one skier in the middle does an epic cork 360 with a nose tap over a tall wall in the middle of the obstacle. Very epic shot.

Thank you for checking out my blog!

Monday, May 27, 2013

*New Video* A walk in the park part 2

Hello readers of my blog.
Today I will be talking about a video that was just released by Jiberish Cinema (their logo pictured to the left). The edit features skier Adam Delorme and his unique style of skiing. His style of skiing is very interesting and agile. Some of Delorme's tricks he is able to do are miraculous, and very fun to watch. He is such an avid skier who obviously practices the sport a lot and is definitely experienced and also very talented.

Here is the new edit for today:

A Walk in the Park Pt. 2 - Adam Delorme from Jiberish on Vimeo.

You can already tell just from the thumbnail of the video that it is going to be awesome. The thumbnail is a picture of Adam Delorme in action. He is doing a mad, crazy, deep tail press to the point where he is literally leaning over and almost laying down. This edit is very remarkable. It encompasses a lot of insane tricks that you would have to be a complete professional in order to land. Some of these tricks include butters, nose and tail presses, tail-tapping, and lots of other ways Adam Delorme uses the jumps and rails at the resort for unique ways that they were probably not intended to be used for. That is what makes this edit so awesome and noteworthy. Skiers nowadays cannot just do the same old tricks that they used to. Sure, just grinding a rail straight and maybe a switch-up now and then, and maybe just a double backflip is cool to watch. But to be great and out of the ordinary nowadays and to make yourself known you have to do several tricks on a single obstacle, and have to throw quadruple back and front flips. And you also have to ski so often that the skis and boots you wear have to become a part of your body. Be one with the ski. And Adam Delorme does a great job of that. Adam Delorme. Please check out his website and more information on him by clicking his name.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Era- Tom Wallisch

Hello blog readers! (NOBODY) Welcome to my 21st post to my blog!

Photo Credit: Sunny Portland 
Today I will be talking about a video of pro skier Tom Wallisch. You can check out and read more information about Wallisch by clicking his name. He is probably to most avid, active, light-weight, and skillful professional skiers there is. He is sponsored by an array of different companies, some not even ski related. Tom is just that good. Among his skiing sponsors, they include Full Tilt Boots, The North Face, and last but not least, Level 1 Productions. Level 1 Productions is one of the most premier ski film companies as of late. They create everything from short edits on their YouTube and Vimeo pages, to full-length feature ski films. The logo of the fabulous ski company is at the top of this post, after the first sentence. The edit I am about to show you is an edit put together by them is exclusively of professional skier Tom Wallisch.
Here is the edit:
New Era #5 - Tom Wallisch Segment from Level 1 on Vimeo.

So, there is the edit. The entire video is just terrific. I, personally, appreciate it due to the fact that I am a skier. So many (if not all, really) of Tom's tricks are just so artistically and terrifically fantastic that it may cause certain viewers to have symptoms of pure awe, being flabbergasted, seizures, and in extreme cases, death. This is due to the fact that Tom's tricks are so technologically and physically advanced for this day and age, and his appearance to be one with the skis, and always has such a continuous fantastic fluid motion on any obstacle he faces on his skies. For that reason, people may be left shocked and/or in disbelieve after seeing some shots of his skiing. But, please check out the video and watch it a lot of times and share it with your friends. You will not be disappointed, and if you experience any of those symptoms stated above in this current paragraph, I am not to be held liable. You have been warned! Enjoy.

Keep up the good work Tom!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Blog post #20

This is my 20th blog post. Thank you for tuning in over time to read my blog posts, but if this is your first time, then welcome. How my blog works, is I tend to go over skiing edits every week. I will embed them into the blog post, so you won't have to click a link and have to transfer all the way to a new tab, which we all know is a giant hassle. So here you go, both videos directly embedded into that particular blog post. Today, I will be talking about two edits, both of a a ski TV show creatd by two professional skiers, Henrik Harlaut and Phil Casabon. Those are two pro skiers from two different foreign countries, that both have a very fiery, passionate love for the sport of skiing. The show is called the B&E show, a photo of the company's logo down below.
Photo Credit: HHARLAUT.COM

The TV show is really awesome, and basically they just go up to random resorts around the world and create edits on a strict basis, and have T.V. series and episodes like any other normal television show.
Well, the video I will be showing you today is an edit of pro skier, Henrik Harlaut, and him on his first day back from his horrible leg injury and goes back to skiing for the first time.

Here is the video:
B&E Show Episode 1,5 - On the way back from Blackout Project on Vimeo.
This video is very awesome, and it not only features the professional skier, Henrik Harlaut (check out his website by clicking his name), but also his brother, Oscar Harlaut. The video features music from Cypress Hill, and that is a very good band that creates dope rap and hip hop music that many people throughout the world enjoy. Henrik Harlaut was just coming back from his injury at the time of the video, so he is just doing a few simple tricks on the jumps and rails/boxes. Even if he is just hitting a box straight just makes it look a lot cooler just because it is pro skier Henrik Harlaut. Please check out the video, I encourage you to watch it multiple times also.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Workhorse Collective Reel and Clayton Vila/ Paul Bergeron

Photo Credit: Vimeo
Hello Readers, welcome to my post for today, May 10. Today's post will encompass two ski edits. The first ski edit is a cinematography reel from Workhorse Collective. Their new website still hasn't been released yet, but that link will take you to their page on Vimeo, where Workhorse has a lot of edits and other videos. To be honest, I hadn't really even heard of Workhorse until I come across that edit. And now since I watched the edit, I think I will continually follow Workhorse and see what they are up to. There is a logo of the company at the top of this post.
Here is the reel:
Workhorse Collective Reel 2010-2011 from Workhorse Collective on Vimeo.

The edit of that reel from 2010-2011 is very interesting and a very good edit to watch. The edit is not only just shots of skiing, but there is also lots of snowboarding, skateboarding, biking, and other shots that don't even have anything to do with sports. Reels are cool in that way to watch, as they contain not only shots and filming of people competing in a sport, but also have lots of other shots that are high quality of anything from nature to cliff jumping. In Workhorse's reel, there is a section that films someone's marriage, and people partying. Overall, terrific video that has a lot of great and cool aspects to it, I encourage you to check it out.

The second video I will be showing you today is an edit of Clayton Vila and Paul Bergeron shredding it up at the terrain park in Breck. Clayton Vila is one of my favorite pro skiers. His style and ability are both very high and he is becoming a premier skier out there. There are tons of awesome shots in the edit. The sickest ones are of the two skiers getting air off the massive jumps and throwing huge tricks. The coolest looking shots are of Clayton Vila throwing a switch 9 with a sweet grab.
Here it is:
Spring slush with Clayton Vila and Paul Bergeron from Junction 133 on Vimeo.

The video is overall just sick to watch. It is awesome how both the skiers' styles are so fast-paced and both are insanely talented. I wish I could ski at that high of a level! Be sure to check that video out!

Thank you for reading my blog post for today,
Until my next post!!