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AHA MEDIA and Rocky D of Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) donates toys to Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast 2010

November 30, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA and Rocky D of Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) donates toys to Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast 2010.

Ready to go at 4:30AM early morning November 30, 2010, AHA MEDIA and Rocky D took a bus and a skytrain to Pan Pacific and shared in the Christmas joy in giving to kids with proceeds going to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Below are photos and videos of our day!

In this video, Rocky D of Vancouver DTES donates 4 big bags of toys to CHRISTMAS WISH BREAKFAST 2010

In this video, Rocky D from Vancouver DTES gives Hope in Shadows Calendar to Steve Darling of Global TV BC

Below is Rocky D with a couple who have been coming to donate toys to Christmas Wish for over 20 years!

Below is Santa with Rocky D at Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast 2010

Below is a photo and video of Rocky D on why he donates toys to the Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast 2010

AHA MEDIA at Arts and Craft Class in LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA at Arts and Craft Class in LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES). Members were making beautiful objects for the upcoming Christmas Art and Craft Fair at Interurban Gallery on Dec 16-19, 2010

AHA MEDIA at Uncovering Vision: A Discovery of Arts Forms by Men and Women on the Downtown Eastside hosted by UGM – Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Heart Therapy: A Downtown Eastside Art Show Features Unlikely Artists

What: Uncovering Vision: A Discovery of Art Forms by Men and Women on the Downtown Eastside. MEDIA EVENT & reception will be attended by many of the featured artists, City of Vancouver Councillor Kerry Jang, award-winning photographer Kevin Clark, and others. The show is part of the East Side Culture Crawl.

When: MEDIA EVENT & Reception – Friday, November 26, 12:00pm-1:00pm with short program starting at noon; public show runs Friday, Nov. 26th 5pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Where: Maurice McElrea Place, 361 Heatley Ave, Vancouver.

Why:

Can art heal? Try asking the artists featured in a show titled:  “Uncovering Vision: A Discovery of Art Forms by Men and Women on the Downtown Eastside.” The show is the culmination of two art programs hosted by Union Gospel Mission for the men and women from their Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program and Women’s Drop-In Program: The Creative Journey, with artist Pamela Masik, and Photography 101, with photographer Kevin Clark.

Elizabeth, one of the women who took part in the Creative Journey class, says the art is about more than creating something beautiful. “It isn’t just art, it’s healing,” says Elizabeth. “It’s a way to take everything that happened to me in the past and just let it out. I didn’t realize I had so much emotion in me!”

Says artist and mentor Pamela Masik, “I believe finding one’s voice through art can be a very empowering.  The women created amazing art and I am proud of them for their achievements!”

AHA MEDIA excitedly looks forward to the NOKIA N8 smartphone in Vancouver

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA excitedly looks forward to the NOKIA N8 smartphone in Vancouver!

AHA MEDIA has been using Nokia’s cameraphones for much of their mobile media production including livestreaming and excitedly awaits for the NOKIA N8’s camera with 12 MP with Carl Zeiss lens and 720 HD  16:9 wide screen video recording capability!!

See more NOKIA’s N8 here

Photography

Camera

  • 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Large 1/1.83″ optical format image sensor
  • Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy-to-use touch screen parameters
  • Xenon flash with automatic red-eye removal
  • Face tracking/detection software
  • Autofocus
  • Focal length: 5.9 mm (equivalent to 28mm in 35mm film format)
  • F number/Aperture: F2.8
  • Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF
  • Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images
  • Zoom up to 3x (digital) for video
  • Secondary camera for video calls (QVGA, 640 x 480 pixels), still image and video capture
  • Favourite settings feature
  • Still camera manual controls for white balance, scene mode, exposure compensation, colour tone, viewfinder framing grid, sharpness, contrast, flash control, light sensitivity (ISO), self-timer, face detection
Image capture
  • Automatic location tagging (Geotagging) of images and videos
  • Images automatically taken in the correct orientation
  • Pinch zoom in Photos image viewer
  • View photos by tag cloud, month, album, slide show
  • Photo editor
  • Online Share with connectivity to popular sharing services
Other
  • Internal memory: 16 GB
  • MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 32GB
  • High-Speed microUSB to PC connectivity
 

Video

Video cameras

  • Main camera
    • 12 megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics
    • HD quality 720p resolution
    • Shoot 16:9 videos in HD
    • 3x digital zoom
  • Video capture in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
  • Ambient stereo audio recording in video (AAC 128kbps, 48 kHz sampling) plus new algorithms to reduce wind noise and control recording level in harsh environments
  • Settings for low light (reduced frame rate), white balance, colour tone
  • Secondary camera for video calls (QVGA, 640 x 480 pixels), still image and video capture
Video codecs & formats
  • H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile), MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, Real video 10
  • Streaming: H.264, Flash Lite 4 (Flash 10 compatibility for video), On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark
Video sharing and playback
  • HD 720p Video playback on HD TV through HDMI cable
  • *Dolby Digital Plus surround sound when played with HDMI & a home theatre
  • Support for download, streaming, and progressive download
  • Video editing software
  • Videos application: collection of stored videos
  • On demand Web TV widgets to watch local & global internet streaming TV
  • Support for Flash video
  • YouTube browsing and streaming
  • Video call support (WCDMA network services)

Crows in Lighted Tree in Early Morning Light in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA spied crows sitting in a lighted tree during an early morning walk in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

 

 

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA on 3rd snowfall in Vancouver while at Woodwards Building

November 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Below are photos and a livestream video of Peter Davies on the 3rd snowfall in Vancouver while at Woodwards Building

Snowy walk along Hastings from Abbott to Main in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

November 25, 2010 2 comments

AHA MEDIA went for a snowy walk along  Hastings starting from Abbott and finishing at Main and Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Below is a livestream video and photos of our morning in the snow

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