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    How to Create the Perfect Green Screen Photo Booth (Part 1: Selecting a chromakey background)

    Creating the perfect green screen photo booth is difficult.  When you Google suggestions about “how to do green screen photos”, what pops up are suggestions and “rules” that don’t fit a green screen photo booth.  First, the authors say, keep subjects at least 6′ off the green screen background.  Next most important: use an even […]

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    Where Events Stand Now: April, 2022

    I’ve stopped checking the New York Times COVID Tracker every morning. I’ve stopped looking at every little bit of COVID news, and trying to read the tea leaves about how tiny COVID changes might impact events moving forward. The reason why is simple.  At some point last month, there was a fundamental change in people, […]

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    Omicron and Events: Vaccinate, boost, mask & see you at the event.

    Every morning starts the same.  It’s like the loop the robots live in HBO’s Westworld.  Except, my loop is:  wake up.  Feed Kat.  Start coffee.  Back to bed.  Grab iPad.  Open up New York Times COVID tracker.  Then, the CNN news application.  Then the Apple News application.  Then Facebook, LinkedIn, and finally Google My Business.  By […]

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  • Matthew Frey Photographer

    The Start of Something New: Part 2

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  • Miami green screen photo booth for Yamaha Outboards

    How the Pandemic Kills Creativity

    Chapter 1 I stood in front of the baggage carousel, luggage dropped and spun around, but mine are always last.  Not because I’m a glass half full kind of guy, but because my cases are huge and require special handling.  If they even come out on the regular belt.  Often, they drop across the vast […]

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  • Hillary Clinton meets Lech Walesa at the US Senate

    When You’re Sitting Next to a President Chapter 2

    Chapter 2 My chicken phone clucked as I stepped from the US Capitol into the bright sunshine of a perfect summer evening. On the line was Thomasz (Americanized to Thomas) Pompowski, and he told me he was a reporter for FAKT News, out of Warsaw, Poland. I’m ADHD.  The noise from the street, Thomas’ soft […]

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  • Arnold Schwarznegger as Mr. Universe

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

    As the months tick by under the shadow of COVID-19, and schedules are still on hold, it’s easy to think our time as event professionals has ended.  It’s hard to remain hopeful when you look at the news.  Daily your bank account shrinks, and politicians either focus on their re-election, or worry about the postal […]

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