1. a trip with the saints to meet the president


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    today, as i looked into my viewfinder, there was a moment when i thought i was actually watching a recording. i was shooting with a 135 and i could see the president rather large on my screen - it felt so surreal. i quickly snapped out of it, remembered that this was live and got back to it. those couple moments though were quite the experience. this weekend i was asked to travel to new orleans so that i could film the journey of the saints into washington to meet the president as the culmination of their superbowl victory. the flight over wasn't a media event - that meant i had very little access but i was also the only one not on the team that could tag along. when we landed in DC, a motorcade guided the five buses to the hotel. it was quite the trek to be a part of. the next morning, we headed over to the white house as the president delivered a couple remarks to the team and spent some time shaking their hands. being that this was a media event, we had very specific places we could be (it seems like you lose whether it is open or closed to the media...). somehow i got lucky and a perfect profile shot was completely open so i scooped it up. carrying the MKIV and a handful of primes, we covered the brief event as best we could considering we had about a one foot square in which to stand. we were filming this whole journey as part of an episode for a new series called 'the season' that we are filming for the nfl network. we are working with kevin shaw from 23films.com as the director, and it was great to have somebody so enthused by DSLR technology (he shot second angle when we could) and so open to our ideas and philosophy. we will be travelling back to new orleans later this month to finish up the coverage for this first episode (which is expected to debut around mid-september). 'the season' will focus on human interest stories related to the game of football. we are going to be checking out some pretty interesting places this year and i am excited for the stories we are getting a chance to tell. on the tech side, we had to travel light because of all of the security at the white house. so i had one bag with me, a monopod, and a cinevate slider. we brought a pile of primes, and i am so glad i did. it slowed me down a tad but the imagery is so not broadcast. i had a 14/24/35/50/135 and a 1.4 telconvertor. i brought an extra monopod for the director, kevin shaw, who shot b-cam whenever possible. colored in apple color. a couple interesting things i learned over the weekend; one // airplane food is not nearly the same for a football team as it is for us mere mortals. the plane ride over served garnished steak or chicken parmesan. two // if that wasn't enough, when we arrived at the hotel through the back door, with lots of security) they had a whole banquet room setup with snack food. like the plane, it isn't what you would expect. they had plates of burger, different types of pasta, tubs of haagen daaz, and more than enough to make a buffet restaurant - but this was only a late night snack. three // if you find yourself on the white house lawn and your not a US citizen, watch what you do with any tools you might bring. i was doing a slider show with out cinevate LTS30 and as i put it on the ground i mentioned to kevin, the director, that this probably won't last long. within 30 seconds we had security there. the thing i didn't know was that being from canada made me a foreign national. being a foreign national meant i needed an escort anywhere i went at the white house. all of that meant no slider shots on the white house lawn. here is a quick clip from the weekend. music by ryan rebo, entitled 'dizzy american', licensed through withetiquette.com special thanks to brian at the nfl network for letting me publish this here. all footage is property of the NFLN. follow us on twitter @stillmotion P.

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    • Flow by Empire Saints


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      Song: Flow - Empire Saints This Music video was shot for no money at all in the mountains of Wicklow, Ireland. Alec Moore was the man bullied into starring in it because we couldn't afford an actor. David O'Rourke shot everything that has Alec in it and Alec shot everything else. Edited by David O'Rourke Colored by Alec Moore The camera used was a Canon 60D with a variety of vintage manual prime lenses.

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      • OneRepublic - Counting Stars | LA Sessions


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        AllSaints present the inaugural performance from their LA Sessions; with the internationally renowned band OneRepublic. Formed in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the US five-piece band have gone on to great success; with Grammy nominations, sold-out world tours, platinum-selling records and three critically acclaimed studio albums under their belt. Recorded at the newly-constructed AllSaints LA store on Beverly drive, OneRepublic give an exclusive performance of their brand-new single “Counting Stars”, only just released on the 14th June, and the third single from their much-lauded third album “Native”.

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        • the last moments.


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          Our last moments with Brandon. It was such a hard thing to do, but he is where he needs to be right now. I loved the MTC and I know he will too. I love this kid way too much. Good Luck and God Bless. Canon EOS 7D

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          • Basement Saints - Rainbow Nation


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            Official Music Video for "Basement Saints - Rainbow Nation" From the upcoming EP Free Souls https://www.facebook.com/BasementSaints http://www.mx3.ch/artist/basementsaints PRODUCTION // Cutback Films DIRECTOR // Sven Probst CAST // Nicola Studer, Flavio Droz, Noah Ballabio DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY // Sven Probst EDITOR // Sven Probst GAFFER // Dustin Persson BEST GIRL GRIP // Michèle Daucourt SET PHOTOGRAPHY // Ueli Arn CATERING & SUPPORT // Marion Glanzmann, Iwan Gojnik SPECIAL THANKS TO // Lothar Kind (Attisholz Infra AG) http://www.attisholz-infra.ch for the location and the support BASEMENT SAINTS // Anton Delen, Tobias Arn, Samuel Jaussi www.cutbackfilms.ch

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            • New Orleans 2009 - Canon 7D


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              Canon 7D with Zacuto Z-Finder. The Dallas Cowboys were in town to play the undefeated Saints, so there were football fans everywhere. Shots are from Canon 7D, with UV Filter, Zacuto Z-Finder and 18-135mm lens. Edited in Sony Vegas 9. Color is straight out of the camera, no correction. A mix of Video and Stills.

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              • Mos Valuaba Playaz - "Superbowl MVP"


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                Competing for glory at the Superbowl takes years training. Competing for girlies at a Superbowl party only takes watching this three-minute video.

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                • Pockie Saints Hack Tool v2.1 rapidshare link [easy to use]


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                  Site: http://e-starhack.com/?p=19 Direct Link: http://rapidshare.com/files/1321735859/Pockie%20Saints%20Hack%20tool%20v2.1.rar This is a free hack tool which you can cheat in the game. Pockie Saints is a browser-based real-time MMORPG that takes players on the mission to explore a vast world and battle assorted monsters, and eventually become invincible. The game is published by Ngames, one of leading browser game publishers behind titles like Pockie Ninja, Pockie Pirates and its most recent title Divines of the East. about Hack: - Unlimited Goods - Version 1.2v - Proxy - Auto update Instructions: 1. Download Hack 2 .Login at the game 3. Launch Hack 4. Click Proxy 5. Write Name, Password 6. Enter security key 7. Choose Value of goods. 8. Click Start 9. Have a nice game

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                    Saint Sophia or Hagia Sophia Church in Istanbul is dedicated to the church of first Christian Emperor Constantine, destroyed by earthquake and twice burnt down by Nika riots than build by Emperor Justinian again on a larger base is one of the major architectural monuments of antiquity. The mosaics of Jesus Christ is the best on the world. This year Istanbul has been chosen as a European Capital of Culture. There are many festivities around the town. Istanbul is a city located on two continents Europe and Asia, Bosporus and Golden Horn in the middle,Princes Islands, Harem, Topkapi Palace and Museum at the European side. City combines the most unique cultures and arts as a bridge to many civilizations. The festivals are international and open to anyone who wants to discover this unusual city subject of many novels and films. Saint Sophia and Chora Churches are now museums of two religions, decided by the founder of the nation, Atatürk. Ps. Several hundred years ago repairs and additional structures designed by Architect Sinan of the Sultan Suleiman the Lawgiver Music: Café Anatolia Also there is amazing story of two soldier saints near H. Sophia there is a small H. Sophia chapel. They were lover boy buddies. Their story can be a subject of great historical movie. In short the story is below. Sergius and Bacchus The Küçük Ayasofya started as the church of Sergius and Bacchus. They were two Syrian officers in the Roman army on the frontier of the Roman province of Augusta Euphratensis. Sergius was a senior officer, the primicerius, within one of the imperial bodyguard units, the schola gentilium, in which Bacchus also served as a secundoceriuus or fellow officer. The oldest text of their martyrology, in the Greek language, describes Sergius and Bacchus as "erastai", litteraly "lovers." Both mates enjoyed the favor of the eastern Roman emperor Galerius Maximianus (305-311 A.D.). Thus arousing the envy of their fellow officers who complained to the emperor that these two were not only Christians but, contrary to strict laws of Roman worship, were attempting conversion among the ranks. Doubting the rumors, says the historical record, the emperor then ordered his two favorites to join his escort, and led them to a sacrifice at the Temple of Jupiter. While their fellow officers feasted on the sacrifice, however, Sergius and Bacchus were nowhere to be seen. They had remained outside the temple, refusing even to witness the sacrifice, much less to partake of the feast. The emperor ordered them to enter the temple of Jupiter. When they refused his order, they were stripped of their arms and badges of rank, and then humiliated by being paraded through the streets of Arabissus (near Comana in Cappadocia), dressed in women's clothing and sent to be judged by the military commander of the province of August Euphratensis, the dux Antiochus, an old friend of Sergius' it was said, who furthermore had been granted his post through Sergius' influence. But instead of trying to persuade Sergius to retract, Antiochus, according to the version of the story as described in the biography of the emperor Julian, "he instead ordered what he deemed to be despicable Christians to travel with him from city to city in a cautionary display before an avid public, until they finally reached the seat of Antiochus' authority, at his palace in Barbalissus. At that moment," the story goes, "an angel appeared to them during their journey and bade them take courage, and another appeared to them during their first night in Barbalissus. The following day they were brought to trial before Antiochus, but remained steadfast in their faith. Sergius was returned to his cell, while Bacchus was beaten on October 1st A.D. 290 over several hours. At the very moment he gave up the ghost a great voice was heard welcoming him into heaven, and his tormentors were stupefied. Antiochus, with this, forbade the burial of his remains. Instead he left them exposed outside the fort to be preyed upon by dogs and other scavengers. Yet the curs and the jackals refused to touch poor Bacchus' remains. On the contrary, they maintained a vigil over them. The following morning, monks living nearby buried them in one of their caves. The night following his death, Bacchus appeared to Sergius and urged him on in his faith." And so the tale proceeds, intended to impress the faithless and reassure the faithful. "Antiochus journeyed to Sura the next day, and brought Sergius with him. Sergius refused another opportunity to offer sacrifice to the gods, and Antiochus punished him by having nails driven through the soles of his boots. He then forced him to run before his carriage for the journey of nine miles to the fort of Tetrapyrgium. That night an angel healed Sergius' feet. Antiochus, the following morning, was astonished by Sergius' miraculous recovery, accused him of sorcery and ordered the same punishment, this time to be endured along the nine-mile road to Resafa. Upon arrival Sergius was led to his execution. But at the moment of his death on October 7th A.D. 290, again a voice came down from heaven, ordering the onlookers to bury his remains, to conceal them from the pagans. When attempts were made to exhume the remains, God protested and sent great flames to mark the burial spot, and soldiers aroused by the sight repented of their heartlessness and feared for their lives, so built a small shrine to Sergius. Time passed and Resafa's facilities were taxed to the limit by the site's following, and in order to accommodate the floods of pilgrims that descended on the city gates, eventually had to be expanded. In 434 Byzantine emperor Anastasias I, therefore, in 434, ordered the construction of a cathedral. Fifteen bishops came to the spot that year to consecrate the anniversary of Sergius' death on the seventh of October. In 491 the fortress, by this time a cosmopolitan urban center, officially was renamed "Sergiopolis". It became one of the greatest pilgrimage centers in the east. Even Chosroes II, King of Persia, became a follower when during a crisis in his kingdom he inexplicably appealed to the Christian martyr. Should St. Sergius hear his plea, he vowed, he would return Justinian's gold cross to Resafa. The cross in question, according to the legend, was actually a priceless jewel-encrusted crucifix offered to Sergius by Teodosia, Justinian's wife; it had been looted in a Persian raid on the fortress during the reign of Chosroes I. On a second occasion the Persian king appealed to St. Sergius, for his favorite wife to bear him a son. This wish was also granted. To show his gratitude the Persian sent precious gifts to the priests of Resafa, including rich vessels bearing his name and destined for use in the service of the church. The Byzantine Emperor Justinian (r. 527-65) was among the saints' devotees. According to legend, when Justinian was a young man he was condemned to death for plotting against Emperor Anastasius. But Sergius and Bacchus appeared to the emperor in a dream, convincing him to release Justinian. Justinian began construction on a church dedicated to Sergius and Bacchus immediately after becoming emperor himself in 527 AD. The chosen site was just inside the sea walls west of the Hormisdas Palace (where Justinian lived before ascending the throne), next to the Hippodrome. The architect was Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician and the author of a book on burning mirrors, the Paradoxographia. The church was completed by 536 AD and connected to a three-aisled basilica dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, which Justinian had begun to build in 519. None of it survives today. The Church of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus was built on an octagonal floor plan with a central dome, which inspired the design of the great Hagia Sophia, begun just a few years later in 532. The earlier church was therefore dubbed the "Little Ayasofya" (Küçük Ayasofya). Tradition has it that Bishop Ecclesius carried to Ravenna the plans of the church of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus for the building of S. Vitale. The monastery of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus is also known as "monastery of Hormisdas" from the name of the district near the sea-walls where Justinian resided as heir to the throne. Du Cange informs us that the Latin clergy of Constantinople officiated in the church of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus and also that Papal envoyees arriving at the Hormisdas harbour were given hospitality in the monastery. The names of Paul and Gregory, abbots of the monastery of Hormisdas, are included in the list of prelates present at the Councils of 536 and 787 respectively. In the East, Sergius and Bacchus were universally honoured. The relationship of Sergius and Bacchus was considered an exemplar of compassionate union, and possibly even marriage, based on agape (brotherly love) and mutual respect. When Chosroes II of Persia effectively sacked Sergiopolis in 616 the mortal remains of the soldiersaints Sergius and Bacchus were brought to the Küçük Ayasofya in Istanbul. Parts of his relics were transferred to Venice, where these saints were patrons of the ancient cathedral and the cult of the soldiersaints was becoming popular in the west as well. The relics of Sergius and Bacchus are venerated in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Chioggia, near Venice. In the first half of the XIV century Venetian jewelers made two holders to expose their bones in ciseled, embossed and gilded silver, about 58 cm tall and 7 cm wide. The Liber Pontificalis states that Pope Paschal I (817-824) founded an oratory and a monastery dedicated to Sts Sergius and Bacchus in Rome. In France the soldiersaints were honored with a cloister at Angers and a church at Chartres. Christian art represents the two saints in military garb. A mass is assigned to them in the "Sacramentarium" of Pope Gelasius. Their church of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus in Istanbul was in 1073 mentioned by pilgrims. Beside the relics of the soldiersaint the skull of St. John Chrysostom is said to have been one of the most prized possessions of the church. No reference exists after 1427. İstanbul tarihi zenginlikleri ve değişik kültürlere köprü olması bakımından dünyanın sayılı şehirlerinden biridir. Her ne kadar bu şehre gereken önemi vermememize ve tarihi eserleri ve alanları koruma bakımından eksik kalsak bile bu sene Avrupa Başkenti olmaya iyi hazırlanmıştır. İstanbul la altmış seneden beri iç içe olmama rağmen çok akraba mezarlarının orada olmasına yanında hala her gün yeni efsaneler hikâyeler ve tarihi gerçeklerini öğrenmekteyim. Sonu gelmeyen çok sayıda imparatorluktan kalma yaşlı bir güzel gibidir. Hayranlarının sayısı her asırda daha çok artacaktır ama kıymetini bilelim Atatürk ün iki din için müze yaptığı bu muhteşem esere sahip çıkalım ve koruyalım bu güzelliği. Not. Tamiratı ve eklentileri Mimar Sinan tarafından yapılmıştır.

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                    • The Carcase And The Eagles


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                      John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Luke 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. Matthew 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

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