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Source: 3 Ways Not to be ‘That Guy’ in Las Vegas – Vegas Veterans Know who you are – Ep#19

Join Jamey, Adam…and Sam this week to find out how not to be ‘That Guy’ when you visit Las Vegas. Also on tap are discussions on the changing of the guard on the new Star Wars: Han Solo standalone, the newest entry in the Jurassic World franchise and the Las Vegas Raiders poke their heads up again but maybe too high this time – with, of course, the Nerd Alert, Topless Report, Gear Grinders and Area 52.

 

 

 

The Pod Bay Door Show

 

Episode #19 – Rundown

 

(Jamey) – Hello Everybody…thanks joining us…

 

This is… THE POD BAY DOOR

 

You can join us every Tuesday for info and opinions on the newest tech, movies, games, and of course insider information, history and maybe even some crazy secrets about our home… Las Vegas, NV…So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

 

You can find us on iTunes podcasts @ The Pod Bay Door

Our YouTube channel is – The Pod Bay Door Podcast

Or find us on any of your favorite podcast apps.

 

…and Hey, if you get a chance, subscribe to us and give us a review on your favorite podcast platform!

 

Coming up on this episode:

– 3 Ways not to be ‘That Guy’ in Vegas

– Big news for Han Solo & the T-Rex

– Las Vegas Raiders stadium might be too high

– and of course, the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

15 Sec pre roll –

 

(Jamey) For Adam…this is Jamey.

…Our producer Sam is on the line with us from the hospital…

Hi Sam how are you?

 

A big thank you to our new listeners in Indiana and Ohio – thank you so much for tuning in…we really appreciate everybody!!

 

 

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– Brandon commented(on YouTube) “Marijuana…helps me put on my thinking cap”

       

 

 

 

The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

– Uber driver’s arrive naked to pick up location

 

 

 

 

 

(Jamey) Time for The Nerd Alert!

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

– Hollywood Hall of Fame Inductees 2018

– Jurassic World:  Fallen Kingdom

– Watchman – HBO Series

– Ron Howard to direct Star Wars:  Han Solo standalone

 

 

 

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

 

This Week we have:

3 Ways Not to be ‘That Guy’ in Las Vegas

Vegas Veterans know who you are…

 

  1. Stop dropping names – you’re not a high roller, you’re not friends with the Shift Boss and you’re not part of Bruno Mars’ entourage.
  2. Stop comp fishing – you haven’t played enough
  3. Stop telling everyone you have a booth at The Club or a cabana at the pool…honestly no one cares.

 

 

 

 

 

Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

– Political correctness must die – Victim Effect

 

 

Las Vegas Raiders

– Stadium may be too high says FAA

 

 

Area 52 (Jamey)

– First movie ever filmed in Las Vegas “The Hazards of Helen”

-119 twelve minute episodes

-Western Heroine

 

 

 

Jamey – Closeout

Thanks to everyone listening and watching.

You can catch The Pod Bay Door on the PodBean app (or any of your favorite podcast apps including iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn and Stitcher Radio. You can watch the show on our YouTube Channel  @The Pod Bay Door-Podcast

 

Please Download, like and Subscribe!

Our Social Connectivity screen is coming up – check in with us on FB, twitter and word press.

 

The Pod Bay Door is closed…talent is out…

Join Jamey, Adam…and Sam this week to find out how not to be ‘That Guy’ when you visit Las Vegas. Also on tap are discussions on the changing of the guard on the new Star Wars: Han Solo standalone, the newest entry in the Jurassic World franchise and the Las Vegas Raiders poke their heads up again but maybe too high this time – with, of course, the Nerd Alert, Topless Report, Gear Grinders and Area 52.

The Pod Bay Door Show

 

Episode #19 – Rundown

 

(Jamey) – Hello Everybody…thanks joining us…

 

This is… THE POD BAY DOOR

 

You can join us every Tuesday for info and opinions on the newest tech, movies, games, and of course insider information, history and maybe even some crazy secrets about our home… Las Vegas, NV…So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

 

You can find us on iTunes podcasts @ The Pod Bay Door

Our YouTube channel is – The Pod Bay Door Podcast

Or find us on any of your favorite podcast apps.

 

…and Hey, if you get a chance, subscribe to us and give us a review on your favorite podcast platform!

 

Coming up on this episode:

– 3 Ways not to be ‘That Guy’ in Vegas

– Big news for Han Solo & the T-Rex

– Las Vegas Raiders stadium might be too high

– and of course, the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

15 Sec pre roll –

 

(Jamey) For Adam…this is Jamey.

…Our producer Sam is on the line with us from the hospital…

Hi Sam how are you?

 

A big thank you to our new listeners in Indiana and Ohio – thank you so much for tuning in…we really appreciate everybody!!

 

 

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– Brandon commented(on YouTube) “Marijuana…helps me put on my thinking cap”

       

 

 

 

The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

– Uber driver’s arrive naked to pick up location

 

 

 

 

 

(Jamey) Time for The Nerd Alert!

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

– Hollywood Hall of Fame Inductees 2018

– Jurassic World:  Fallen Kingdom

– Watchman – HBO Series

– Ron Howard to direct Star Wars:  Han Solo standalone

 

 

 

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

 

This Week we have:

3 Ways Not to be ‘That Guy’ in Las Vegas

Vegas Veterans know who you are…

 

  1. Stop dropping names – you’re not a high roller, you’re not friends with the Shift Boss and you’re not part of Bruno Mars’ entourage.
  2. Stop comp fishing – you haven’t played enough
  3. Stop telling everyone you have a booth at The Club or a cabana at the pool…honestly no one cares.

 

 

 

 

 

Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

– Political correctness must die – Victim Effect

 

 

Las Vegas Raiders

– Stadium may be too high says FAA

 

 

Area 52 (Jamey)

– First movie ever filmed in Las Vegas “The Hazards of Helen”

-119 twelve minute episodes

-Western Heroine

 

 

 

Jamey – Closeout

Thanks to everyone listening and watching.

You can catch The Pod Bay Door on the PodBean app (or any of your favorite podcast apps including iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn and Stitcher Radio. You can watch the show on our YouTube Channel  @The Pod Bay Door-Podcast

 

Please Download, like and Subscribe!

Our Social Connectivity screen is coming up – check in with us on FB, twitter and word press.

 

The Pod Bay Door is closed…talent is out…

 

The Pod Bay Door Show

 

Episode #17 – Rundown

 

(Jamey) – Hello Everybody…thanks joining us…

 

This is… THE POD BAY DOOR

 

You can join us every Tuesday for info and opinions on the newest tech, movies, games, and of course insider information, history and maybe even some crazy secrets about our home… Las Vegas, NV…So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

 

You can find us on iTunes podcasts @ The Pod Bay Door

Our YouTube channel is – The Pod Bay Door Podcast

Or find us on any of your favorite podcast apps.

 

…and Hey, if you get a chance, subscribe to us and give us a review on your favorite podcast platform!

 

Coming up on this episode:

– 6 Surprisingly Illegal acts in Vegas

– Nude Cycling in Nevada

– Why Elon Musk is on the side of the machines

– and of course, the Topless report, Nerd alert, Gear grinders and Area 52

 

15 Sec pre roll –

 

 

(Jamey) For Sam and Adam…this is Jamey.  Welcome back guys!

Our Guest this week is Randee Dalton (Welcome Randee) – Randee is the General Manager of the Showcase Theater on Las Vegas Blvd. We are going to get the inside information on what it’s like to run a movie theater in Vegas, how she deals with the constant weirdness that is The Strip…and some stuff for all of you nerds out there.

 

A big thank you to our new listeners in New Hampshire and Michigan…and hello to everyone north of the border in Canada – thank you so much for tuning in…we really appreciate everybody!!

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all –

– TTgirlLA wrote(PodBean) “Love, Love the podcast…but you guys need to talk more about Girl Tech”

– filmmbuff9 wrote(PodBean) “What’s the art film situation in Vegas?”

 

The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

        – The New Welcome to Vegas Flash!

        -Nude cycling of Red Rock Canyon

(Jamey) Time for The Nerd Alert!

 

Nerd Alert (Adam)

– Freeform picks up Marvels New Warriors

– Shenmue III 5.5 M Kickstarter delayed until 2018

– Elon Musk, AI will beat us at everything by 2030

 

The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

 

This Week we have:

6 Things surprisingly Illegal acts in Las Vegas!

  • Catching a cab on the strip
  • Lap Dances
  • Fireworks
  • Rental Houses for less than 30 days
  • Bath Salts
  • Hula Hoops

 

 

 

Randee Dalton Interview

1- How long and what positions have you worked for Regal?

2- Digital v Film, robots taking over

3- lack of numbers  staff, patrons

4- Marvel v DC?  Lost?

5- What kind of games are you playing?

6- Where do you see in the future of movie going?

7- Regal stories worth sharing

 

Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

– From Julia…Why can’t we just buy our items and not have to join some type of point club?

– Read and answer the whole goddamn email!

 

Movies & TV reviews

– Top Gun 2 is happening says big Tom!

 

Area 52 (Jamey)

– The Black Book – which is now a Grey Binder-is maintained by the Nevada Gaming Commission for those individuals with a “notorious or unsavory reputation”.  If you make it in and even step foot in a casino it results in 1 year in jail and the loss of the casinos license for allowing it.  It is virtually impossible to get your name removed.  Even Frank Sinatra had to forfeit his gaming license for his northern Nevada casino when he allowed mob boss Sam Giancana in the hotel.  The book now holds approximately 66 names…mostly card and slot cheats.

 

 

 Jamey – Closeout

Thanks to everyone listening and watching.

You can catch The Pod Bay Door on the PodBean app (or any of your favorite podcast apps including iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn and Stitcher Radio. You can watch the show on our YouTube Channel  @The Pod Bay Door-Podcast

 

Please Download, like and Subscribe!

Our Social Connectivity screen is coming up – check in with us on FB, twitter and word press.

 

The Pod Bay Door is closed…talent is out…

The Pod Bay Door Show

 

Episode #15 – Rundown

 

(Jamey) – Hello Everybody…thanks joining us…

 

This is… THE POD BAY DOOR

 

You can join us every Tuesday for info and opinions on the newest Tech, movies, games, and of course insider information, history and maybe even some crazy secrets about our home… Las Vegas, NV…So sit back, relax and enjoy.

 

You can find us on iTunes podcasts @ The Pod Bay Door

Our YouTube channel is – The Pod Bay Door Podcast

Or find us on any of your favorite podcast apps.

 

If you like Subscribing to things and clicking buttons then scroll down and join us!

 

Coming up on the show:

– New Segment The Concierge Chronicle – 4 Ways to Spot

– Baywatch & Pirates of the Caribbean movie reviews

– New Millennial board game

– and of course, the Topless report, nerd alert, gear grinders and Area 52

 

15 Sec pre roll –

 

 

(Jamey) For Adam and Sam…this is Jamey.  Joining the crew this week…we welcome back Amelia…thanks for being here!!

 

A big thank you to our new listeners in Arkansas and NYC…and hello to everyone across the pond in the United Kingdom – thank you so much for tuning in…we really appreciate everybody!!

 

 

Keep those comments and show suggestions coming in…we love them all – Last week’s Las Vegas questions were so popular with our listeners we have included a bunch more for today

 

– TropicalsmoothieTom commented “I really liked Alien:Covenant – tied in well with Prometheus

– Chris @facesandaceslv – Nerd & Vegas content – I’m in pod heaven.

– Vital Vegas @VitalVegas – Great show – Dirty Little Secrets – Concierge Outsourcing – more in the new segment

The Concierge Chronicle

 

 

 

The Topless Report!!Where are they naked now…

        -9 total topless (toptional) pools – 10 with Sapphires

        -Venus at Caesar’s-Did you know Stratosphere has a topless pool called Radius.

        -Limo Sunroofs and…the Flash

 

(Jamey) Time for The Nerd Alert!

 

  1. Nerd Alert (Adam)

– Black & Silver Marvel Movie – New director

– Joking Hazard-cyanide and happiness Board game-Kickstarter

– June project: Sat images over Jupitor-HD-Cool Storms

 

  1. The Concierge Chronicle (Jamey)

The Las Vegas 3 has now evolved into The Concierge Chronicle-it will be a curated information depot for what is happening in Las Vegas with comedic LV veteran insider viewpoints…first up:

 

4 Ways to Spot a Las Vegas Tourist- First timers Beware!

  1. The classic Fanny Pack
  2. The Blank Upward Stare while still in motion
  3. Lobster Skin
  4. Slumped over in a wheel chair being pushed by security

 

 

 

  1. Gear Grinders – Las Vegas

– The 5 minute selfie portrait session

– Are we seriously still walking and texting!?

– Retail purchase phone apps that don’t work – Starbucks etc

 

  1. Gaming

– “What do you Meme” board game

 

  1. Movies & TV reviews

– Baywatch Review, Pirates Review

– The Flash Finale

 

  1. Area 52 (Jamey)

– The Mormons established the first permanent structure in Las Vegas in 1855 – The Fort – It still stands today at the corner of LVB and Washington – At the time only one banker, Parry Thomas, would loan money to casino operators, many of whom were mob connected.

– Outsourcing of key personnel – As mentioned above, Concierge are one key area where major hotels are deciding to seek outsourced personnel.  It all began about 6-7 years ago when concierge staff made mention of unionizing.  This of course went over like a lead balloon to the money men and thus outsourcing.  What it means is that informational personnel like concierge – who can an integral part of a Las Vegas visit – are now being replaced by privatized companies whose sole purpose is to sell show tickets – commissions being had from all sides.

Jamey – Closeout

Thanks to everyone listening and watching.

You can catch The Pod Bay Door on the PodBean app (or any of your favorite podcast apps including Itunes, Google Play, TuneIn and Stitcher Radio. You can watch the show on our Youtube Channel

The Pod Bay Door-Podcast

 

Please Download, like and Subscribe!

Our Social Connectivity screen is coming up – check in with us on FB, twitter and word press.

 

The Pod Bay Door is closed…talent is out…

 

SLR v SLT

Posted: February 17, 2012 in Tech Rant
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Are we shooting with the best gear available? That’s a question every professional has asked themselves. The debate between which camera technology is the best continues with SLR vs. SLT.

Digital single-lens reflex cameras (digital SLR or DSLR) are digital cameras that use a mechanical mirror system and pentaprism to direct light from the lens to an optical viewfinder on the back of the camera. -Wikipedia.com

Single-Lens Translucent (SLT) is a Sony brand name for cameras which have a mirror, but – unlike the one in DSLRs – it does not move, and it is semi-transparent, allowing the majority of the light to pass through to the sensor whilst reflecting a portion of it onto a phase-detection autofocus  sensor, this way allowing full time phase detection auto focus. -Wikipedia.com

Since there is no mirror or mechanical parts flipping one, the SLT camera will give you the fastest stills FPS and fastest video auto-focus. Due to the electronic viewfinder, you lose a third of the light entering the camera, therefore will get slighty lower ISO performance. These camera technologies are a close call in which one is more practical, but the victor goes to the SLT for any fast paced photography or video capture, due to the advantage of less mechanical parts speeding up the focusing process.

Sorry, we just had to let that out.  If you saw the article from photo district news last week you would understand.  Basically, it is a review of several court cases involving major TV networks accused of copyright infringement.  The same networks that get angry when you download and watch their bodies of work without paying for it, seem to think it is acceptable to steal photographers’ work and use to generate a profit.  Although we do use other photographers’ images from time to time on our blog and as photographers that own a studio we are in business to make a living, we only use them to showcase other artists and hope to generate further interest in their work.  We would NEVER try to profit from other artists work.

The Great news?  If they have the money to peruse a judgement in federal court, the photographers are winning.  The bad news is many photographers don’t bother to register all of their images with the U.S. Copyright Office.  When you register your images with the U.S. Copyright Office, it becomes easier to persue settlments with infringers without the legal battle.

Stop Hypocritical Copyright Violating A-Holes; register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Photoshop is an amazing tool and we use it here at the studio all the time to clean up photographs that might have been a little less than perfect.  But what is with the wave of poorly doctored photos by less than skilled professionals.  It is one thing to blend a blemish on a model or fix a shadow or two, when serving our clients needs, but it is yet another to poorly doctor photos of actual or fictional events to corroborate news stories disseminated to the masses.  At least so far these transgressions have occurred only in minor stories, the missing Clinton, then the fake Chinese road inspection and now the swearing in of a new Governor in Syria.  But that does raise an important question.  Is the reason we have not seen doctored photos in any major news events because it is not happening or because there are highly skilled professionals at work?

 

My Kinda of Town…Vegas is…

Professional photography (and any creative tech field for that matter), has always had a tenuous relationship at best with Las Vegas.  As with most things Vegas, Photography is looked at with a crooked eyebrow and a doubting that anyone is truly a professional.  Of course, there are many highly skilled professional photographers in many disciplines in Las Vegas.  The problem is that there are twice as many that are not qualified to retain the title of professional.  It has always concerned this writer that Las Vegas will never be able to gain the artistic respect it deserves because of those unscrupulous invidividuals that have purchased a camera just to meet girls and enjoy the party life that they think is the life of a professional photographer.  Those of us who are not only artists but run the company know all too well that the party life is often usurped by the life of an accountant, marketer, brand manager, public relations officer and human resources representative.  My question to those of my colleagues that are following is…Do you feel Vegas is respected as a creative leader in the photographic and related industries? and if not, Will we ever be?

 

 

Alter Ego Studio – Las Vegas – Commercial Photography, Video Production and Photo Studio Rental

A company called Lytro has developed technology to allow a photograph’s focus to be altered after the photo has been taken.  Apparently the new camera will have a sensor that records, a significantly more data about the light entering the lens.  Apparently, the new camera will be able to do all sorts of interesting things, like 3D images, low-light photography without a flash, high speed images, etc.

Is it true?  Could this one camera do it all and at what cost?  Read for yourself and tell us what you think.  If these photos are any indication of what is to come, it is going to be interesting.

Alter Ego Studio – Las Vegas – Commercial Photography, Video Production and Photo Studio Rental

Long have photographers dealt with the issue of archiving their images. The subject is now even more prevalent with the deluge of digital images that are now produced. In the professional arena, which is the one most directly affected by the storage issue, we are faced with producing giant images that take many megabytes to store. As we cannot sacrifice image quality and editing compression, we must look at the storage options instead. Of course, the makers of storage, WD, Seagate and the like, are keeping up but unfortunately we are producing images in the thousands and must have them at the touch of a button for our returning and new clients. I would ask my colleagues in the commercial photography/videography field to engage in this conversation and tell us what options they have explored and employed…

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