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What Will You Do For Revenge?

May 31st, 2009 No comments

I don’t consider myself to be a violent guy. The last time I got into a fist fight I can remember was probably in 8th grade. Not to say I didn’t have my share of bad burns by people I thought were friends in my later years. However, I always try to be passive and not acknowledge that person’s existence until my grudge is gone.

However, I’m not sure how I would react to someone cutting my face open though. Well, that’s exactly what happened in the film Daniel written and directed by Manuel Neves that I composed for staring Robert Seelinger. It is a story about a man named Daniel who is seeking revenge on the guys that severely hurt him and left him a massive scar on his face. Daniel is confronted with the emotional burden, which tests his relationships with his girlfriend and close friends Bray, Steven, and Rafi.

Daniel – Part 1

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Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy Star in Cafe

May 23rd, 2009 No comments
Jennifer Love Hewitt in Cafe

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Cafe

Hollywood’s latest couple Jamie Kennedy (Jamie Kennedy Experiment) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Ghost Whisperer) star in the independent film called Cafe which is about the interesting people and their lives in a coffee shop. Marc Erlbaum who is local to the area wrote the screenplay at West Philly’s Green Line Cafe (which is used for external shots). Daniel Eric Gold (Matt in Ugly Betty) and Alexa Vega (Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids) are also casts in the film. Sean Covel and Doc Wyatt, producers of Napoleon Dynamite, are producing with J. Andrew Greenblatt.

I played an Asian business man in the scene. Yeah I know. What a stretch right? I had to mimic the words “peas and carrots” but not actually say it otherwise it would bleed into the main dialogue. Afterwards, during lunch break, we had the choice of egg salad or tuna wrap. I chose the tuna wrap.

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Playstation Killed The Puppet

May 11th, 2009 1 comment

Playstation Killed the Puppet is a new hilarious comedy film (and potential series) I am involved in. It was written by Charles Mosley and Marc Holley and directed by Charles Mosley. It is filmed in a documentary style about a world with living puppets and humans. I play one of the lead puppet character Lil’Ronnie’s friend by the name of Raj.

SYNOPOSIS

The puppet Lil Ronnie has to find another job because kids are not going to puppet shows. Ronnie has to reinvent himself though he faces discrimination because he is not human and because of his disability. This production is a spoof on American life if you have yet to get the picture.

Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As Fun and Watchable

May 6th, 2009 No comments

I think this is hilarious. I am want to watch it even more now. I’ve always been a Star Trek Next Generation Fan. Not much for the other series or movies. This film looks very promising though. Man, Summer 2009 has got some great films!

PLOT
Star Trek brings Kirk and Spock center stage and tracks the origins of their friendship and how they became officers aboard the Enterprise. Other crew includes McCoy (Karl Urban), Uhura (Zoë Saldana), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu (John Cho), and Chekov (Anton Yelchin). Their adventure goes from Earth to Vulcan. It also features Leonard Nimoy appearing in scenes with his younger self through a time travel subplot. The storytelling is newbie-friendly, but it slyly assimilates a wide range of Trek arcana, from doomed Captain Pike (Bruce Greenwood) to Sulu’s swordsmanship to classic lines like, ”I have been, and always shall be, your friend.” More ambitiously, the movie subversively plays with Trek lore — and those who know it.

The new Star Trek (Release 5/8/2009) is a reboot directed by JJ Abrams (LOST, Cloverfield, Mission Impossible 3).

The True Power of Twitter

May 6th, 2009 No comments

I was recently a victim (addict?) of Twitter. Nothing serious. Just joined really. I heard so much buzz about it and I had to see for myself what it was about.

Twitter Micro-Blogging

Twitter Micro-Blogging

Essentially, Twitter is like a GIANT chat room where everyone is talking asynchronously. But the chat room is very organized you see. You can follow people without commitment. They do not have to be “friends” with you like on MySpace or Facebook for you to see their syndication or news feeds on what they are doing.

THE TRUE POWER OF TWITTER
One of the most powerful features of Twitter that has acquisition interest from Google, Apple, Facebook (Twitter declined Facebook’s offer. So Facebook rearranged their feeds to look like Twitter), is Twitter’s Search feature. You can search what people are chatting about and follow that topic, offer your help, or “cyberstalk” your favorite celebrities.

The other great power of Twitter is you can read and write (known as tweets) using mobile devices like the iPhone or just a cellphone. This is really the emerging Web 3.0 which takes Web 2.0 (widgets and content management) to mobile devices. So when I make a tweet on my iPhone, it shows up on my Twitter feeds to my followers. But it also shows up on this website in the right sidebar in the form of a widget appearing seamlessly integrated. This is Web 3.0: the integration of Internet, mobile devices, and cloud computing. Essentially, write once, publish to many different channels.

Yes. Twitter does seem a lot of hype. It is not for everyone. More for people with Attention Deficit Disorder. Now what was I saying? Oh yeah, it’s also fun to kill boring activities like waiting in line at the DMV for a half hour. It can be very addicting. I do have my habit under control though. I can stop whenever I want to.

TWITTER APPS
There are many different Twitter apps for both the computer desktop and mobile devices.  Which Twitter apps do you use?

Follow me on Twitter @ Quang Ly.

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Delta Dreams Music At Albert Einstein Memorial

May 4th, 2009 No comments
Delta Dreams Music At Albert Einstein Memorial

Delta Dreams Music At Albert Einstein Memorial

For the past year, I was given the privilege to provide music and sound engineering services for the Albert Einstein Memorial and National Academy of Sciences. I remastered the audio recordings of one of the first ever Albert Einstein interviews on his theory of relativity as well as other scientists.

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My song Ibiza (Trance Mix) can also be heard at the beginning of the Cell Phone Tour. For more information on my music project, visit http://deltadreams.com

Here is the tour guide in Cell Phone Tour in PDF format or you can call 202-595-1836.

This song was also licensed for the Equilon Pipeline (now Shell Oil) commercial as well as 2 feature films: Double Dare (Zoe Bell) and Searching For Paradise (Chris Noth)

UNSOUND METHODS
I basically removed a lot of the noise from the recording through EQ, filters, and noise gates effects using Digidesign ProTools. I also ran the audio recordings through compressors to even out the sound and make them louder. Compression essentially makes the quieter parts louder and the louder parts quieter producing an even consistent volume.

MORE INFORMATION
The tour is sponsored by the Cultural Programs of the  National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS)

For more information, you can visit

2101 Constitution Ave., NW,
Washington, DC, 20418
www.nationalacademies.org/arts