I can’t remember how many times I said “WOW” internally while I was listening to several young opera singers perform at the Granada Theater this afternoon. It’s a part of OPERA SANTA BARBARA’s free concert at noon series. Just simply amazing!!! (Thank you Granada Theater and Opera Santa Barbara!)
This is the main theater inside of the Granada; however, we were gently directed to a smaller more intimate theater on 2nd floor for this afternoon’s performance.
So, evidently it’s been only two days since the world started to pay attention to KONY 2012, and the energy has started shifting. Of course I too watched the video and read few articles about Joseph Kony and Invisible children, and I was just about to hop on the wagon when I came across this blog by Michelle Banner’s KONY 2012 and Invisible Children. A good read.
Following is from fastcompany.com
A little-known American charity dedicated to helping victims of African conflict has scored a public relations coup. Invisible Children’s new 30-minute Kony 2012 video, directed by Jason Russell, has been viewed over 440,000 times since being placed on YouTube on March 5. The film is intended to raise public awareness of the devastating Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict in Uganda; Fast Company has written previously about the LRA’s routine use of child labor and rape.
So far, the campaign has managed to get more than 4 million total views across the web in a little more than 48 hours. The documentary focuses on Joseph Kony, the LRA leader responsible for years of violent atrocities in Uganda and nearby countries. According to Invisible Children, the film and a related campaign “aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.” Invisible Children has been canny about marketing the film through social media via the use of Twitter hashtags (#kony2012) and celebrities. Rihanna, Stephen Fry, and The Onion‘s Baratunde Thurston have all tweeted about the film. In addition, Invisible Children is organizing a celebrity pressure campaign to get, among others, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, and Lady Gaga to publicize #kony2012.
日本で会社経営中の人、会社を大きく成功させたいと考えている人、自分の会社始めようかなあ〜と思っている人、特に女性の人にはおすすめの年一回の女性大会 (Women’s Festival 2012)が今週末の金曜、土曜とあります。 女性軍の口コミによるビジネス繁栄は最高手段ですから、来年参加希望のひとは、いまから計画建てましょう。そして世界的な商売人になりましょう。
サンタバーバラのWomen’s Festivals は今年で４回目の大会になりますが、SBJPG/Santa Barbara Japan Photography Group は過去２年間このイベントを撮影しました。２０１２年は金曜日しか参加できないのですが、また新しい友達との出会いを築きながら、昔の友達との再会を楽しむつもりです。
A SBJPG member Martin showed me around his favorite Sunset shooting locations, Haskell’s Beach, for possible workshop sites. Looking good, Martin.
…. and here are our 2 models and a classic car for the shoot
Shelby is ready to work in Hollywood. Her agent wanted her to update her book/promo piece with few more “life style” images. She had just returned from one of her table read in LA the night before the shoot, and showed up to our scheduled shooting site with a great attitude despite the fact we had our makeup artist cancellation just two hours before the shoot. I kept my cool (sorta) and made few quick calls to see if anyone out there to help us with the makeup, and Shannon Loar-Coté from Blush and Lashes saved the day. Thank you thank you and thank you once again, Shannon!!!
We selected three shooting sites in downtown Santa Barbara.
Blush and Lashes/Shannon Loar-Coté (makeup)
SBJPG/Santa Barbara Japan Photography Group (workshop)
ready to test out my new shoes.
Hendry’s Beach (officially called on the map: Arroyo Burro Beach, you will be only one saying that)
Douglas Family Preserve (Most locals know it as Wilcox Property). Mostly very easy hike
Very few are a bit harder
Just missed a gopher head from its hole (there are 100′s of holes around!!)
. A bird nest
The big oak tree is in memory of Ailene B. Claeyssents 1906-1995
Wilcox Property (Douglas Family Preserve) spans 70 acres (280,000 m2) of undeveloped ocean-front land, and represents the largest area of coastal open space within the city limits of Santa Barbara
Sunset at Hendry’s Beach viewed from Wilcox Property
Santa Barbara, Wilcox Property (aka: Douglas Family Preserve)