Television Themes Remixed

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Some of the remixed themes are pretty weird (ALF for example) but my favorite is the Cheers one. [Link]


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Back in Kuwait

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I got back from Lebanon yesterday night. My flight arrived at around 11:30PM which was around the same time Star Academy Prime was on LBC. I wanted to watch it to see if we made it on the program since they were going to talk about the making of the MTC commercial. According to k.thekuwaiti I did make it on the program but only for around 4 seconds and I was like in the background behind Shada. Not bad considering I was the only one from my agency that actually made the final cut and appeared on the show.


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Telecine and Color Grading

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telecine

I am currently in a studio up in the mountains where they are working on the color grading of the MTC Atheer commercial. Yesterday after the commercial shoot they dropped the films here where they were developed and converted to video, a process called telecine. Now we are working on the color grading of the video which is the process of altering or enhancing the colors of the video. When you pull the video off the film its in very raw form and needs to be color graded before use. The commercial director and director of photography are both present for this process.

I have a few pictures and a short video I want to post hopefully today from yesterdays shoot but I am waiting to get permission from LBC. Once I do I will put them up.


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The MTC Commercial Shoot

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Today I had the MTC Atheer commercial shoot with Ilham Al Madfai and Shada from Star Academy. I woke up at 7AM and was on the set by 8. The whole shoot took place in an old house/museum here in Lebanon and it was a really beautiful location. The shoot started at 8:30AM and ended 16 hours later at 12:30AM. It was extremely exhausting with only 1 short break for lunch.

Its now 2:15AM and I just got back to the hotel room. I am posting three pictures from todays shoot for now but will try to post more pictures tomorrow with more details.


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Wii Disappointment

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wii

We were done with the music recording at around 7PM and so I came back to my friends place where we played some Nintendo Wii. I think I am over the Wii, its not as fun as I imagined it to be and its really exhausting to play. When I pick up a joystick to play a video game its because I want to relax and chill out in front of the TV. The Wii on the other hand demands physical effort which I really don’t want to give. I think I am going to get the Xbox 360 instead. Forza Motorsport 2 is coming out in May and thats all I really need, oh and an NHL game.


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Ilham and Shada

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Both Ilham Al Madfai and Shada are in the studio recording the song we are going to use for tomorrows commercial. Here are two pictures I just took of them. The light inside is kind of dim so the pictures are a tiny bit blurry but I will try to take better shots once they are done.

Ilham Al Madfai

ilham

update: I had to remove Shada’s pictures because LBC didn’t give us permission to publish them.


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Recording Studio

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large studio

I just got to the recording studio awhile ago, they have wifi here which is pretty cool. I am in Lebanon on an MTC Atheer (Iraq) commercial shoot involving Shada from Star Academy and Ilham Al Madfai. Currently Shada is inside recording and we are just waiting outside until she is done. This studio is really huge, so huge they actually have their own restaurant inside.

Today we are recording the soundtrack to the commercial but tomorrow we will be actually shooting it. The picture above is of the large set at this recording studio.

update: Ilham just arrived and said hi to everyone. He seems like a cool and down to earth guy.


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How Many Fat Cells Obese Obaid Karki Has?

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I just find this Obese Confession guy weird, been browsing through his videos and I still haven’t figured out why the fuck he is video blogging from his car! Check out his other videos on YouTube. [Link]


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Obese Confession

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Stupid oversized money

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lebanese money

The money here in Lebanon is ridiculously huge.


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