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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Lazy Day at The Office + Is the Canon SL3 Any Good?

Yo yoo what’s up guys, I got a cool little video for you I didn’t really have much to do at the office this weekend except for edit but I tried to make the most of it lol. Check out the vlog down below and also let me know what you think of the Canon SL3 “cause I’ve been thinking about snaggin’ one up!

I’m really hoping to get my podcast started within a week or two so stay tuned for that as I’m going to be having a bunch of different artists come through and do some interviews! Also be sure to sign up for the God Media Newsletter so you get updated when they drop!

BTS Dropped!

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BTS Vid Just Dropped!

Yoooo the BTS video I’ve been promising is finally here! In this video I go in depth on 2 shoots I had the opportunity to be apart of and talk about gear, lighting, ways to connect, and what it’s like to be on a bigger production set.

I plan on doing a lot more stuff like this in the future because I think it would be cool for you guys to see how some shoots go down and to be apart of the process. Let me know what you think of the site makeover down in the comments too! God Media is going to be focused a lot more on the hip hop scene in Ohio so if you’re looking for new artists and for things to do in the city, you can come here and it’ll be a one-stop shop. There will also be a new artist spotlight up later today so stay tuned for that as well! Sign up for the God Media Newsletter to stay up to date on everything as well such as blogs like this, artist spotlights, events, music, etc.

The Latest God Media Commercial

I just released the new God Media commercial the other day so it would make sense that I drop it here as well lol. I tried a lot of new techniques and effects in this video so check it out and let me know what you think in the comments.

I created the effects in After Effects, I used some advanced techniques with speed ramping to create the smooth transitions. The key to creating solid-looking speed ramps is to mess around with your keyframes in the speed value graph when you enable time remapping on your clip. I might release a tutorial on that in the future I haven’t decided yet lol. I also messed around with the VR Digital Glitch effect to create the RGB Distortion around his body. I had to mask him out in order to get the effect only around his body so it took me awhile to get it to look perfect but I eventually got it.

If you haven’t signed up for the God Media Newsletter be sure to do that below, also check out the store for the OG God Pack Lightroom Presets, and the Light Leak Pack 1.0 that just dropped! Hit me up via the the contact page if you’re ready to shoot!