New PC Build

So if you don’t know already my current computer that I use for editing has started to slow down on me. By “slow down” I mean complete system crashes, reboots, etc. I open up Premiere and it crashes. I unplug a usb cable, and it crashes. It’s wildly annoying and because of that I have decided to take it upon myself to build a new pc from the ground up again. It’s been 2 years since my last pc build, so I think it’s an appropriate time for an upgrade.

It’s also a very interesting time to build a computer because the 3rd generation of Ryzen processors were just released. Ryzen offers very competitive performance compared to intel at a lower cost. I’ll list the parts for the new build and the old one, down below.

Old Build:

  • Intel i5 6600k Quad Core OC to 4.1 GHz

  • Asus z170 Motherboard

  • 16 GB of Crucial RAM

  • GTX 1050 ti

  • Cryorig c7 cpu cooler

  • 250 GB SSD

New Build:

  • AMD Ryzen R7 3800x 8-core cpu

  • Noctua UH12a cpu cooler

  • Asus X570 p Motherboard

  • Crucial 512 GB M.2 SSD

  • GTX 1050 ti

  • Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB Ram 32GB

  • NZXT


Obviously it’s a pretty big upgrade and I can’t wait to get this build put together so I can show you guys what it looks like. I’m going for an all white build with rgb / blue accents. I will be putting together a vlog so you guys can see me out this together and build it, power it up for the first time, etc. I’m hoping this build can playback the 4k from my GH5s pretty smooth and make editing a little easier on me. I’ll be going in depth over all of this stuff in the vlog so watch out for that I’ll let you know when it drops!

Over The Weekend...

I gotta catch you guys up on some sh*t lol. Over the weekend I was keeping pretty busy. I had a music video shoot on Saturday with an artist down in Columbus “Yung Wav”. The shoot went super well I just wish I caught some more BTS of the whole day. I vlogged a little bit but not while we were shooting. The reason being, I have two lenses on me at the moment. The sigma 18-35 and a canon 50mm. Typically, I shoot music videos mostly with the sigma 18-35 on the GH5s, and leave the 50mm on my canon t7i. The canon has a 1.6x crop effectively making that 50mm an 80mm lens. Therefore, it makes it pretty hard to get the wide shots necessary for BTS especially when I’m by myself. So until I can snag a decent wide angle or have someone come out to these shoots with me I’ll be updating the experience on the blog lol.

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Also, this weekend I’ll be at the Up Next Fest in Cleveland interviewing artists including Yeah Freshie, Owen River, YSN Flow, and more! Definitely stop out and say what’s up it’s going to be a fun time with some dope local talent showcasing and lettin’ everybody know what the city’s about. Doors open at 7 P.M. and the show starts at 8!

Also on August 11th literally the next day I’ll be at another festival “Let’s Mingle” at the Redspace so you’ll have to check out that event as well! I’ll be there filming the event and also getting some exclusive God Media interviews and networking with a bunch of people so come say what’s up! Open bar and free food if you come out lol.

Watch out for all the content that’s going to be poppin’ up on God Media this weekend you won’t see it anywhere else and its going to be some good sh*t. Sign up for the God Media Newsletter if you haven’t already to stay up to date on everything from God Media!

I borrowed my buddy’s Range Rover for the shoot and it was all good vibes we caught some super dope looking shots and I can’t wait for you guys to check out what I cooked up with this one.

The next day was the link up at the official God Media office located in downtown Cleveland. Nothing but chill vibes and some really creative and talented people stopped by including some people that already have some game on God Media. If you didn’t make it out to this one I will be putting another link up together in the future so watch out for that! I also got the chance to link up with some other photographers and that’s where these pics came from lol.

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What I've been up to lately...

Ayee hope y’all are doin’ good it’s been a minute since I’ve written a blog so I wanted to update you guys on what I’ve been up to as of late! First off if you haven’t seen my IG stories I got the chance to shoot with Adi Rei from Nvasion Records. Super dope artist to be able to link with he brought good vibes and energy on set and we killed it. We had a lot of things going on with 3 different set designs to shoot in the studio and a scene on top of a parking garage at golden hour and everything turned out really well. We pulled off the vibe we were going for with a high energetic, fun visual with bright blues and oranges to compliment the mood. Pre-Production was a b*tch it took me hours to build the stuff you see in the video lol.

Check out the screenshots below to see the kind of sets we built and and the overall vibe we were aimin’ for. This shoot was a blast hopefully you guys get to see more visuals from us on the future.

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The following weekend I had another shoot with an artist named Congrez up in Cleveland just a little more on the west side this time. Congrez is also the CEO of Avalanche Records. This song included several other artists from the label including but not limited to, BamFranx, Jiggy Ju, and Tilla Duula. This visual was made with the idea of just making it look really f**king cool lol. It’s a flex track no doubt so we wanted a vibe that would represent that which ended up with some cool set design ideas that you guys can check out below.


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I can’t wait to work with these guys again it was so fun putting this video together everybody brought good vibes and I can’t wait for you guys to check it out. I’ll definitely be posted up here to let you guys know when it drops lol. I’ll leave a link below to Adi Rei’s “Too Much” Visual I’d love for you guys to run the views up on that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn4-9fFinEs

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Let's Go...

Yoo how's it goin guys!? I hope you're all doing fantastic lol. I haven't jumped on here in a minute and I have some things I would like to share with you 👌. Lately I haven't really been feeling too inspired with creating. I feel like I need a nice change in pace. I've been thinking about exploring other avenues of this whole director thing and maybe try out some more local / small business work.

For example, I've always thought it'd be cool to shoot videos for local coffee shops or promo videos for barbers, stuff of that nature. The music video business is pretty flaky, not that I don't love it but I also feel like I have a lot of other ideas that want to explore and try out. I don't want to lock myself in to just one thing especially when there's so much more to explore. With that being said you will probably see a lot more content from me that's more relevant to my personal life.

I don't know about vlogs but I think I want to start a short adventure series of short films from different places. I want to incorporate a unique storyline to each place and try and create something different every time. I don't know, stay tuned in and you might see it pop up in the near future lol. 

Also, I just ordered a Boosted Board Mini X and I can't f***ing wait lol. Thats definitely going to open up a whole new way to explore and find cool spots to shoot all this sh*t. I will definitely be making a video when I get it in the mail and I might just make a review video for fun lol. 

 I really just feel like having fun and enjoying things in life. I want to create things just to create. I want to have new experiences and I want you guys to be able to watch what's on my mind. I can't wait to bring you guys some sh*t you've never seen before. It's gonna be awesome. Catch y'all in the next blog

 

 

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