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  • Song of the Chumash
    vignettes and was composed as a gesture of gratitude to the place that has been a constant muse for me In quiet fashion Sunday morning a Chumash ceremony was performed by David Dominguez to dedicate and consecrate the new location of Zoey s It was in the middle of all of the Artwalk goings on The event had deep significance East West South and North Those that were supposed to be there were My friend West Cooke had invited me to attend My girlfriend Donna Von Hoesslin of Betty B went with me I love that Donna gets this sort of thing Most of my loved ones do She had taken a break from her busy schedule to experience this Reconnect The vein that runs from the Sespe to the sea is the Ventura River It is a deep source of historic life and power The Chumash settled here and all along it s path used to hunt and fish Eventually the Spanish came in the Mission was established and as modern civilization blossomed the natives seemed to disappear The issue though is that the Spirit of the land well it still speaks to those that can hear This image says a lot Not everyone can hear it though Can you Vital Venturi Though I am a Christian by conversion I am a native by birth What that means is that the land air and water speak to me even when I am not conscious of having listened So what comes out via my art whether it is in text prose paint photography or motion work tends to come straight from the heart I am only a filter which colors that communique Sometimes that is a good thing other times maybe not so much Watch that movie with this in mind Listen carefully to William Orbit Justin Young Zuri Star the Shoemaker Brothers and Elliot Minor both to their melodies and lyrics The rainbow bridge is a deep part of Chumash lore When this occurred early one morning it was pre dawn I was stunned My life is like that hearing hidden songs Yes that is Santa Cruz Island Some think that I spend a lot of time in Photoshop and After Effects making all of this imagery up I don t need to It is a whisper often just below the threshold of physical perception It is always there I just key into it when I am ready Not unlike the manner in which a baseball player homes in on a pitch to hit a home run Easy peasey I always have been a pretty good hitter Rainbow Bridge Music is the highest form of art In Bible college I learned that Christian theology teaches that mankind s destiny is to fill Heaven with the music lost when Lucifer became Satan and fell to earth Jesus said that he saw Satan fall as lightening from heaven Pretty vivid imagery The word Satanas is a Greek word meaning adversary So

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  • Cameraless
    often unseen bar of international standards A career is a function of time Effort is applied and what comes out these days is useable digital content data You can convert that pliable data into a variety of projects in short order I had an e mail tet a tet with photographer Brian Nevins this week about post production Brian and I both share a bar that is similar for our work and subjects Hey Brian how is your post production list looking Answer Oh hopeless I just seem to keep getting further behind We cyber groaned in unison Right now I have 7 stills shoots and 6 motion picture projects in various stages of post production More work is being thrown my way daily I must be very careful or I will find myself homeless with probably one of the most phenomenal collections of stills and motion imagery that I could ever imagine Why Production is shifting Usages are changing Now more than any time in History publishing is having a demand to screen content placed upon it that is heavier than ever Everyone who owns a camera is a photographer and those voices they all scream out Look at me often without really knowing that um maybe you may not want to do that Of course some get through on occasion by virtue of salesmanship and persistence You can see some amazingly low bar crap go to print web TV Theater or Gallery But over all the access to the market that the web affords and which shifts in demand have created offers the potential to embarrass one s self globally in a very short period of time But what this also does is make the truly great work stand out A lot is on the line for publishers these days as many companies teeter Edit staff can annihilate a publication s value in a very short period of time The market is not stupid though it can be naive It self levels Authenticity now more than ever is the most valuable of commodities along with content quality and validity Seth Godin writes here about the slush pile That great pool of self spawned unsolicited content It is one of the better things I have read about being a creative as it describes a bar direction and potentiality measure for content creators So back to my post production I go 60 hours down this week in front of the large 32 monitor I use The surf was pumping Offshore and warm Spring has arrived overnight Weird yet perfect for us as this weather and swell combination combination rarely occurs this time of year I got six calls to shoot the last few days and wanted to Sorry I loaned my cameras out was my soft answer Clickety clack goes the keyboard Save as was selected in Photoshop about 1500 times and Render hit in Final Cut a lot Whew Life choices in the click of a mouse Here is

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  • Earth Angel
    one really understands how life generates For lack of any more accurate descriptive terminology we call the impetus that creates life the hand of God Man is unique in all that walks swims and flies the Earth He has a level of power to affect his environment He is a minor architect fashioned in facsimile to a grand Architect It is why we are so cognizant of beauty and as our culture grows away from its native tribal roots where we lived close to the land this beauty can serve to bring our attention back to our primary essence That is a very important aspect to having a healthy culture and society We reside in the most complex of systems Recently man has developed a computer that has exceeded the computational power of the human brain We are capable of affecting Spaceship Earth either in a positive or negative manner on a greater level than ever before in our history We parachute into this spinning wonderous blue ball and become someone Then we leave small and great Each one of us has that in common The Earth was made for us As a citizen of this place residing in a country whose very Constitution recognizes the tenet of being under God I have a great respect for our responsibility to reflect and nurture through stewardship this amazing planet But here is the really great thing about this place it goes on whether we affect it positively or not That is how God designed it The Earth gives a living testimony to His Sovereignty Science bases much on the Law of Entropy which is the progression of things towards disorder Mankind is one of the only creatures that I am aware of that can actually have some affect on Entropy yet true affect is relatively minor when put in a global scale or geological timeline for humanity But whether we choose to act as responsible passengers or not the spaceship will arrive somewhere some day with an entirely new crew So what is important to you How do you fit in What is your role In a season there will be new flowers growing Each a blossom unto itself Here is a link to a demo reel that I did awhile back It is very illustrative of our Earth It pays to know who is in charge All the rest is just the short strokes U2 and Greenday Getting it done The saints are coming And if that was not enough Eno and U2 with One Amazingly on point David Fortson of Loatree motivated this post He is a catalyst for change and sustainable thinking Angel Click on any of the images in the Gallery for a larger view I did this edit as an Earthday Homage It is a sliver of what I see in any given moment in my passage on this ship Posted in Blog Intersection Cameraless 8 Responses to Earth Angel Shawn Alladio says March 5 2010

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  • david pu’u photography
    Pu u 14 Comments I like to listen to things Sound is life People think that because I am a photographer I am all about light But light and color are merely indicators of a signature flowing through creation that is sound So I listen and try to decipher to hear comprehend move forward Certain things that I hear Continue Reading Posted in Blog New Bigger Better Posted on October 24 2009 by David Pu u 1 Comment I just spent the better part of the past week bouncing back and forth between post production and producing a richly diverse amount of new imagery Multiple subjects 7 days in both motion picture and stills I truly redlined my Canon 5D Mark 2 and utilized every facet of the camera learned from the last Continue Reading Posted in Blog Vulnerability Posted on October 12 2009 by David Pu u 8 Comments Everyone must learn to deal with issues involving trust In our craft or art because a certain aspect of photography is subjective and it s validity may be cheered or denigrated by a viewer depending on where that viewer hails from morally spiritually or sociologically it is des rigeur to put ourselves out on an emotional Continue Reading Posted in Blog Bali Journal 6 Gusti Gathering Posted on August 30 2009 by David Pu u 3 Comments I am sitting roadside in a wood carvers village clattering away on my Macbook Pro while Bali rushes by around me Time to journal yesterday while Donna Ketut and Aaron shop Yesterday was a long roll day One time lapse of a rice field being harvested ran for 9 hours and ended in a carefully Continue Reading Posted in Blog Bali Journal 5 Sacrosanct Posted on August 29 2009 by David Pu u

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  • Donna Von Hoesslin
    2013 by David Pu u 0 Comments I get letters somewhat regularly as do many of my colleagues from Film and Art School students who as part of their class assignment lists need to study a Photographer or Film Maker I take these seriously Since I get a fair amount of them I decided to do a blog on the subject The Continue Reading Posted in Blog Tis the Season Posted on November 23 2012 by David Pu u 0 Comments For We all know what the Holidays in North America typically are significant of the prior sacrifices and services of the forbearers of the Nation and Christianity Of course aside from those at the core it should be about the inception of gratitude Traditions are funny things Over time the embeds get well buried Continue Reading Posted in Blog Messenger Arc Posted on June 22 2012 by David Pu u 0 Comments It was foretold in the beginning that the day would come In those early times Man lived in harmony with all that surrounded him His days were long in the Earth and he had Communion with every thing His Creator enveloped him in a joy and order that brought great resonance of heart with Continue Reading Posted in Blog The Beauty of Story Posted on May 20 2012 by David Pu u 0 Comments I stepped out of a marriage of over 22 years into an odd situation at the age of 44 Having been married for most of my adult life and walked a less than conventional path the roadmap of memories and tales was rather um let s say convoluted I had done a lot of things which Continue Reading Posted in Blog Be the Enlightened Posted on March 5 2012 by David Pu u

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  • Tis the Season
    easily sold out and that personal resolve it sometimes becomes an unwitting and yes even unwilling participant in something we ought to refrain from Well why should we resist I mean isn t this supposed to be about giving What are we to do Easy Never stop doing what we can and do it for no other purpose as to act in an expression of what is in our heart Better make sure what is in there is not Black It really needs to be white This weekend Donna is having a company sale at her retail and online stores But her take is a little bit different Hurricane Sandy gutted the East Coast There is no way existing Govt programs are going to be able to do much to alleviate suffering as Winter descends All week long while I had been wrestling with issues regarding Blue Ocean Sciences and OceanLovers tech project for radiation remediation in Japan Donna had been studying up on the problem of the East Coast I had given her little in the way of hard advice but had explained what to look for I do work in affiliation with K38 Rescue We are tutored and trained in disaster response I know a bit about the process especially after witnessing what Shawn Alladio did during Katrina and more So here is what Donna found On the East Coast is a group Called Clean Ocean Action For many years they have coordinated social and environmental programs on the East Coast On Dec 8th they have a projects call were they want everyone to contact them and will act as a liason to put resources where they need to go As a trained first responder I have to state and underscore that this is VERY smart So instead

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  • The Genie Effect
    Hailey Partridge Hans Rathje Jeanette Ortiz K38 Rescue Mary Osborne nature ocean ocean art Partridge twins Santa Barbara Seth Godin Shawn Alladio Sierra Partridge social change Social consciousness social sustainability surf culture surfer Surfer magazine surfing surf photography Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star The Genie Effect Posted on August 11 2012 by David Pu u 0 Comments It starts early in our lives that yearning for Change To do be go to another state of being Simple as the fable of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp which when rubbed summons a genie who has the power to grant three wishes the dream to be able to change what is has become an embed as a fable In the fable s bastardized versions the wish always goes awry Generally due to making the wrong request You get what is asked for But at it s end of course the result was not what was wanted An onerous result can come about quite frequently due to bad Philosophy Moral Code Data or simply applying an emotional response predicated on a situation in the present to a result that will cause you to arrive at some future point with a

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  • Beauty
    Ed Brenegar about corruption in our culture Ed is a very educated member of a global leadership community He always seems to be on point and is generally writing what I am thinking The voice on the other end was my friend George Orbelian who was ringing to speak with me regarding an event being put on by Tre Packard of the Japanese based Environmental action group Pangea Seed Pangea is putting on an Art event in SF and had sought some help in promoting it I had suggested Tre speak with George who is a loved and connected member of the SF Community and heads a plethora of Organizations George is a busy man He always gets right to the point David what can you tell me about Pangea I went straight to the heart of it I knew what George was asking They endeavor to change the perception of Japanese culture through Art and Inspiration George Being Japan based they understand cultural tenets and know that in order to implement real change the head on approach to Environmental Activism that we use in American Culture is ineffective Pangea has what I would call a very pure approach They communicate the beauty and importance of preserving sharks and other marine life in building a healthy ocean and country They get it Eternal That is perfect Okay I know what to do George is like that We all should be One needs to check behind the facade these days For often what appears to be beautiful and pure may be something else by the time you see it than what it was when it was born I asked my friend a question George are all Environmental Govt agencies and NGO s corrupt I mean is that just the way things are today George heads up Project Kaisei an NGO Environmental entity I gave him a brief account of a locally based NGO that was founded on the premise of serving the poor and what I had recently learned about the leadership one of which is paid a 200K annual salary Majesty Let me tell you a story George quietly launched into an account of some close friends of his who had gone to India to do some humanitarian work In process they found themselves in the facility of a world famous organization headed up by a global religious figurehead What they saw there perplexed and alarmed them In the facility was a large room being used as a nursery Against one wall of the dirty room was a huge pile of toys apparently discarded and untouched In cribs throughout the room where infants Grimy marginally cared for George began to choke up and explained that this was difficult to talk of He went on As my friends began to pick up and meet each child they realized that the children were being left in there They were never taken outside They tried to make a difference in caring for them

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