2014 San Francisco Carnaval Video Gallery

2014 Academy of Art University Graduation award and internship announcements

The following awards were announced at the beginning of the 2014 graduation fashion show

Abercrombie & Fitch
Full Time Job Offers:
Annie Abbey, BFA Fashion Design (in Fashion Show)
Natalie Vance, BFA Fashion Design (in Portfolio Review)
Seth C. Olson, BFA Menswear Design (in Fashion Show)
Jess Roland, BFA Fashion Design & Textile Design
Summer Internship:
JC Munoz, BFA Fashion Design

The San Francisco – Paris Sister City Scholarship Exchange Recipients in Paris, France
Studio Berçot
Winner: Yuko Okudaira, BFA Fashion Design (in Fashion Show)
Runner Up: José Dojaquez, BFA Knitwear Design (in Fashion Show)
L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne
Winner: Aile Hua, BFA Fashion Design (in Fashion Show)
Runner Up: Jordan Rae Epstein, BFA Childrenswear Design (in Fashion Show)

Council of Fashion Designers of America
Teen Vogue Scholarship Award Winner
Amy Yip, BFA Fashion Design, $5,000 scholarship

CFDA Clara Hancox Scholarship Award for Menswear Design Winner
Yijia Jiang, BFA Menswear Design, $10,000 scholarship

CFDA Excellence in Technical Design Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Winner
Novi Utami, BFA Fashion Design, $5000 scholarship

CFDA Excellence in Technical Design Winner
Yijia Jiang, BFA Menswear Design, $5,000 scholarship

CFDA Scholarship Honorable Mention
Dominic Tan, BFA Fashion Design

YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholar
Andrea Nieto (in Portfolio Review), BFA Textile Design, $10,000 scholarship

SURTEX® International Student Design Competition
Karina Rasmussen (in Portfolio Review), BFA Textile Design, $1000 scholarship

Royal Society of Arts – U.S. Student Design Awards
Two Textile Design students were selected to attend the April 25th keynote presentation and the April 26th final judging at Cooper Union in NYC.

Ashley Curley  (in Portfolio Review), BFA Textile Design, was awarded the Target Award for Fashion/Textile Design with a $1,000 scholarship, as well as the Pointcarre Software Prize for Textile Design

Andrea Nieto (in Portfolio Review), BFA Textile Design, was awarded the Portfolio Cash Award for Fashion/Textile Design with a $500 scholarship, as well as the Pointcarre Software Prize for Textile Design

Supima Design Competition
Jenny Hien Hoang  (in fashion show), BFA Fashion Design, has been selected to participate in the Supima Design Competition at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City in September 2014

2014 Academy of Art University graduation fashion show video gallery

List of student designer in the order which they appeared on the runway.

  1. Marcia Amandary, BFA Fashion Design
  2. Kika Knaup, BFA Knitwear Design
  3. Fashion Design and Jewelry & Metal Arts Collaboration – Bowen Quan, BFA Fashion Design & Yucen Wavy Tang, MFA Jewelry & Metal Arts
  4. Karen Chuhua Yao, BFA Fashion Design
  5. Iris Jin, BFA Fashion Design
  6. Fashion Design and Knitwear Design Collaboration – Zonic Kwong, BFA Menswear Design & José Dojaquez, BFA Knitwear Design
  7. Fashion Design and Textile Design Collaboration -Jordan Rae Epstein, BFA Childrenswear Design & Sheni Moshabesha, BFA Textile Design
  8. Leo Lee, BFA Fashion Design
  9. Annie Abbey, BFA Fashion Design
  10. Morgan Truong, BFA Fashion Design
  11. Tony Wloch, BFA Fashion Design
  12. Fashion Design and Textile Design Collaboration – Nicole Bell, BFA Fashion Design & Holly Hapka, BFA Textile Design
  13. Esther Shim, BFA Menswear Design
  14. Fashion Design, Textile Design, and Jewelry & Metal Arts Collaboration – Jaide Folger, BFA Fashion Design & Lisa Voong, BFA Textile Design
  15. Taylor Carr, BFA Fashion Design
  16. Fashion Design and Jewelry & Metal Arts Collaboration – Vivian Mazuki, BFA Fashion Design & Dale Beevers, BFA Jewelry & Metal Arts
  17. Aile Hua, BFA Fashion Design
  18. Yuko Okudaira, BFA Fashion Design
  19. Seth C. Olson,BFA Menswear Design
  20. Jenny Hien Hoang, BFA Fashion Design

Is this piano whizkid at a warehouse store Jake Clayton?

This video is currently going viral on the Internet. It shows a kid in a hat and Letterman jacket entertaining the crowd playing a variety of piano recitals including Csárdás. The video was originally uploaded on Dec 19, 2011.

1This video is currently going viral on the Internet. It shows a kid in a hat and Letterman jacket entertaining the crowd playing a variety of piano recitals including Csárdás. The video was originally uploaded on Dec 19, 2011.

There is another video labeled as Part 1 from the same uploader.

When the video was picked up by Yahoo News Canada, someone claiming to be his piano teacher identified him as Jake Clayton of Laguna Hills, Orange County, CA. Here’s his Youtube page.

And here he is playing Csárdás.

I see a future appearance on The Ellen Show for Jake.

It certainly looks about right to me. What do you think?

Sandisk Extreme 32GB vs Sony 64GB SD card

The Canon 70D DSLR camera supports a minimum SD (UHS-I) card speed of 20 Megabytes/sec to utilize burst mode shooting and record full 1080HD videos.

 

 

The Canon 70D DSLR camera supports a minimum SD (UHS-I) card speed of 20 Megabytes/sec to utilize burst mode shooting and record full 1080HD videos. When choosing SD cards, it’s often difficult to determine what speed will meet the minimum requirements as the cards often tout the maximum read speed under ideal conditions. The more important number is the write speed since that is what will limit the performance of the camera. Some play it safe and recommend 90 MB/s cards but those are expensive and overkill unless the objective is to speed up transfer of image/video from the card to the computer.

 

This test compares the read/write performance of the SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 45MB/s SDSDX-032G-AFFP against the Sony 64GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 R40 Memory Card (SF64UY/TQMN) transferring data between card and computer. The tests were done using a Transcend Information USB 3.0 Card Reader (TS-RDF5K) to remove any bottlenecks from a USB2 channel.

 

Test conditions and disclaimers

  • Transfer speeds from a card to the computer is not indicative of performance in camera.
  • Transferring one large file like a video file is faster than transferring the same amount of data comprised of many small file such as jpg file. (The test uses a 500 mb file)
  • Many factors such as USB channel, card reader, and HD speed contribute to transfer speeds. This test uses an Intel i5-4670K Haswell cpu in an Asus H87M-Pro Motherboard.
  • Testing transfer speed by copying files in Windows is not accurate since it is influenced by Windows cache and HD performance. This test uses HD Tune which transfers random data from memory.

The Sandisk is rated for up to 45 MB/s. As indicated in this screencap, it performs at 46 MB/s read and 38 MB/s write.

Sandisk-32-gb-file-USB3

 

The Sony is rated at up to 40 MB/s. Actual speed is 46 MB/s read and 20 MB/s write barely meets the 70D’s minimum requirement.

Sony-64gb-file-USB3

 

USB 2 performance in computer

But what if you have an older computer or laptop limited to USB 2. Here is what you can expect for card to computer transfers. Of course, in camera performance is not affected.

 

Sandisk – 28.7 MB/s read, 24.7 MB/s write.

Sanddisk-32-file-USB2

 

Sony – 28.8 MB/s read, 19 MB/s write.

Sony-64gb-file-USB2

 

Conclusions

Although the tests were done using the Sandisk 32 GB card, the 64 GB card in the same family should have the same performance. The SanDisk Extreme 64 GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 45MB/s SDSDX-064G-X46 is just under twice as much as the Sony card. If you want faster transfer times to the computer, choose the faster Sandisk card.

 

But wait! What about in camera performance?

Test #1: High speed shooting test shooting RAW. Sandisk recorded 20 frames before filler the buffer slowing down. Sony recorded 17 frames before slowing down. Presumably, the Sandisk is able to flush the buffer faster allowing more frames to be recorded. If high speed shooting is important to you, the Sandisk outperforms the Sony card once again. The Sony card is not slow by any means and will work just fine for most shooters.

 

Test #2: Slow cards will cause the camera to stop recording video. In tests performed on both cards at 1080 @ 30fps and 720 @ 60 fps, both cards recorded w/o incident.

2013 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival Video Gallery

Selected performances from the 2013 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival shot with Canon EOS 70D with dual pixel technology.

Selected performances from the 2013 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival shot with Canon EOS 70D with dual pixel technology. The fully articulating LCD screen really helped to get the camera above the crowd. However, the camera’s face recognition algorithm was unable to distinguish between real faces and drawings of faces in the background.

Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel Video Demo

Various demos of Canon 70D with dual pixel technology.

  • Airplane takeoff shot at dust with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – 5.6 on monopod.
  • San Francisco-Bay Bridge Eastern Span drive shot with Canon 17-35mm f/2.8.
  • More video demos here of the America’s Cup Race 7 & 9 and also race 1 & 2