The results I’ve been able to achieve with Lightroom 4 in just a few weeks of casual testing have, for lack of a better expression, blown me away. Granted, I’m not looking to land the next American Photo or Life magazine cover.
This holiday season expect the Amazon Kindle Fire, the iPad 2, and even some of the more popular, well-priced Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 to go gang-busters at the (virtual) cash register.
Even with the Canon EOS Rebel T3i and EOS 60D now on the market, the T2i continues to impress–and I whole-heartedly recommend it to those looking to get into DSLR. I took it down to the Baja for a few weeks and shot over 1,000 photos.
One thing I know with the Canon T2i (and T3i, 60D…) is that on-board camera audio is a non-starter for all but the most casual of applications. Just don’t do it – fine for reference audio for syncing later, but for anything else external audio is a must.
BATS Improv, the largest and longest-running Improv Theatre and school in Northern California, celebrates the 20
BATS Improv, the largest and longest-running Improv Theatre and school in Northern California, celebrates the 20th anniversary of their BATS’ Summer Improv Festival with a special, super-sized anniversary edition! Every weekend (Friday and Saturday nights), the BATS Main Stage Company takes the stage with a different show displaying their hilarious, award-winning brand of improvised theatre with completely improvised musicals, stage plays, ‘films,’ ‘TV shows,’ and more. This year’s festival includes the debut of five original NEW shows from BATS Main Stage Company – Improvised Prison Drama (separate Men’s and Women’s editions), Improvised Epic Brecht Musical, Pulp Playhouse, San Francisco Secrets, and Improvised Game of Thrones.
“We are extremely proud of our milestone year with the Summer Improv Festival,” said Kasey Klemm, BATS Improv Artistic Director. “Our Company is excited to continue pushing the envelope of improvised theatre and deliver new original shows that we feel are going to resonate with Bay Area audiences. We are also very excited to be performing the 25th anniversary of Improvised Shakespeare which has always been a fan favorite since 1989.”
The Festival opens with the return of the popular “Improvised Downton Abbey” (which concluded a two month sold-out debut this past February) and ends with the new fantasy dramedy “Improvised Game of Thrones.” The center piece of the festival is BATS most anticipated show of the year: the annual “SF vs. LA Theatresports Grudge Match” where BATS Improv, SF takes on their talented rivals from Impro Theatre, LA.
BATS 20th Annual Summer Improv Festival Schedule:
August 1 & 2 - Improvised Downton Abbey
August 8 & 9 – Improvised Shakespeare: 25th Anniversary Edition!
August 15– Spontaneous Broadway with Impro Theatre, LA