Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
if you're looking for pics or videos of Nadia, Esra or me... everything important in the world can be found at:
pictures - http://Nadia.Dayani.com
videos - http://www.youtube.com/EsraJudith
397 Douglass St # 2
Brooklyn NY 11217
212 . 842 . 9100
ART / MEDIA ARCHIVES / OFFICE EXPERIENCE:
Phillips De Pury & Co., Gallery and Auction House – New York, NY
[current] Art Handler
· Active in all phases of new exhibit unpacking, installation, strike, repacking and mailing exhibit materials.
· Hang paintings and photographic works, handle and set sculptures and design works, assist with design layout.
· Warehouse storage maintenance using Voxme software resource and catalogue photography assistance.
· As needed: light carpentry, electrical, lighting, wall and floor layout, painting, mounting.
Handmade Frames, Inc – Brooklyn, NY
[current] Art Transporter / Art Handler
· Art transport driving of 14’ and 20’ cube trucks in the Tri-State area and beyond.
· Active in all phases of artwork unpacking, framing work, repacking and mailing.
· Matte, mount, frame and hang paintings and photographic works in client homes, galleries and museums.
Rubin Museum of Art – New York, NY
[current] Art Handler / contractor
· Active in all phases of new exhibit installation and de-installation, using the ArtBase software resource.
· Hang paintings and artworks, handled and set sculptures and design works, assisted with design layout.
· As needed: light carpentry, electrical, lighting, wall and floor layout, painting, mounting.
· Personally reupholstered and reinforced 140 theater chairs used for all theater events, talks, performances.
San Diego Balboa Park Museum of Photographic Art - San Diego, CA
Exhibit Installation Technician
· Assisted with all phases of new exhibit unpacking, installation, strike, repacking and mailing exhibit materials.
· Studied artist profiles and answered visitor questions regarding the works on hand.
· Assisted with front desk duties, answering phones and questions from public, mailing list maintenance.
San Francisco State University Library, Archives / Special Collections - San Francisco, CA
Television News, Film and Video Archivist / Librarian
· Mentored under head archivist in maintenance and cataloguing of SFSU's extensive archival media library.
· Transcribed their donated PBS and CBS news footage for the period of 1968-80.
· Wrote abstracts of news footage to be used in a national database, searchable via the Library of Congress.
· Created an on-file resource guide of all middle-East related topics in the collection for students and researchers.
Video Monitoring Services - San Francisco, CA
Television News Researcher / Transcriber
· Researched and transcribed and/or wrote abstracts for news stories of interest to Fortune 500 clients.
· Assisted in library archiving, video dubbing and closed captioning.
Fast Forward - San Francisco, CA
Tape Handler / Quality Control Specialist
· Ensured commercial video post-production work orders were processed accurately and quickly.
· Acted as liaison with sales, control room, archive library, and shipping departments.
· Assisted with labeling, library archiving, video dubbing and closed captioning.
Mediatel / Capataris - San Francisco, CA
Network Service Consultant
· Processed, logged and archived incoming work orders for later retrieval.
· Developed and maintained archival databases via MS Access and Excel.
· Designed and distributed graphics oriented flyers for Countrywide Home Loans.
397 Douglass St # 2
Brooklyn NY 11217
212 . 842 . 9100
MEDIA PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE: ART DEPARTMENT - June 2006 – Present
VARIOUS CONTRACTOR: Rubin Museum of Art: chair reupholstery: reupholstered all chairs used by Rubin Museum for theater events, talks, performances
SET DRESSER: Interesting Monster promotional event: H&M clothing line launch party / Grace Jones concert :: Transistor Films commercials: Giant Eagle Supermarkets :: Sonora Films TV pilot: 'Men-U' :: Interesting Monster promotional event: Michael Jordan clothing line season launch :: Interesting Monster photo shoot: Harper Collins, book cover :: Humble TV commercials: Honey Bunches of Oats
ART DEPARTMENT PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Crooked River commercials: Cablevision :: Mechanikal commercials: CNN “Zapp” News Application :: Karma commercials: Maybelline :: ABC TV series: Fringe :: MJZ commercials: Dial Soap, cleaning products :: Universal City Studios Feature Film: Untitled Nancy Meyers Project :: Anisa Productions TV series: America's Next Top Model :: Two Cities Productions TV series: Stylista - with Tyra Banks :: Take It Over TV series: Legally Blonde :: New York Production Services (NYPS) print ad: Macy's President's Day sale :: N.Y.P.S. commercials: David's Bridal :: N.Y.P.S. commercials: Macy's Christmas :: Interesting Monster: stage reading: Now and Then, Cate Blanchett led staged reading at the Guggenheim Museum :: N.Y.P.S. commercials: Macy's Christmas :: N.Y.P.S. commercials: Macy's thanksgiving :: N.Y.P.S. commercials: Weight Watchers :: N.Y.P.S. commercials: Macy's One Day Sale :: Smuggler Films - commercials: Verizon broadband :: Left/Right Productions TV pilot: Court TV: Young and Reckless
OTHER PRODUCTION POSITIONS:
Universal City Studios Feature Film: Untitled Nancy Meyers Project (Producer's Assistant) :: Martha Stewart TV series: Everyday Food: Baking :: (Culinary Production Assistant / Assistant Food Buyer) :: N.Y.P.S. commercials: Macy's thanksgiving :: (Shopper / Art Dept Production Assistant) :: Day O Productions commercials: Honda :: (Production Assistant) :: N.Y.P.S. commercials: Macy's One Day Sale :: (Shopper / Art Dept Production Assistant) :: Project East/West A Feature Film: Achchamundu! Achchamundu! :: (On Set Dresser / Buyer)
TELECOM WORK EXPERIENCE:
IPC Network Services - New York, NY :: August 2004 - June 2007
Network Operations and Billing Consultant
Managed incoming work flow, quality control and assignment of work orders to appropriate members of technical and provisioning teams. Integrated assistance and reporting for billing team, provisioning, network design and maintenance.
MCI-Worldcom - San Francisco, CA and New York, NY :: November 1997 - June 2004
Implementation Consultant / Associate Project Manager
Instrumental member of the MCI account support team for Wells Fargo Bank, MCI's second largest billing client. Created and managed an MS Access database tracking circuit conversion projects and day-to-day circuit order status. Managed and assigned incoming work orders to appropriate members of the tech team. Placed, coordinated, and scheduled the activation of circuit orders for ATMs, banks, data centers, branches, etc.
College: San Francisco State University // American Studies, Documentary Film emphasis
Typing Speed: 85 WPM
Computer Skills: fully versed in Mac and Windows-OS; highly proficient with all Microsoft Office (including MS Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, Acrobat, PowerPoint, etc.), familiarity with Avid Studio Pro, FinalCut Pro, Quicktime Pro, Photoshop, light HTML
Monday, February 01, 2010
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
dune buggies - we saw this car on our second to last day or I would have raced our rental car back to the lot and rented this in a HEARTBEAT. Oh my dune buggy goodness. Cant you picture me in this? I mean, Really!!?!?!!
lizzards - are everywhere also. My theory is they turn into beach dogs later in life. My theory has not met with popular approval amongst the scientific community.
pregnant ladies - are everywhere also, also. Is there a connection with beach dogs and lizzards? Scientists may never know.
robbie's lottery - define's the term "are everywhere". You know when you hear something like "what's with all the Dunkin Donut's in Boston??" and then you start noticing all the Dunkin Donuts and then you start thinking "WTF? what IS with all the Dunkin' Donuts??!" and then you keep seeing them. And then you start getting angry at Dunkin Donuts. And then you get scared. Wait, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, Robbie's lottery. It's like the Dunkin' Donuts of St Maarten. Except they replace your income with false hope and despair. Definitely less calories, though.
Fireman Rich - Our next-hotel-door-neighbor was a retired Manhattan fireman, ..forcibly retired by his union due to 9/11 related health issues. Suffice to say, part of what we talked about was that day and it's after effects. Heavy stuff, obviously, but intensely interesting, heartfelt, jaw dropping stories. He'd been there on a neighboring island scuba diving where he dove.. with a head cold. the pressure in his sinuses didnt equalize & he blew out an ear. [ouch?] He said he'd be recovering in weeks but that the Dr.'s told him he couldnt dive for a full year. [ouch?] Did I mention that he'd had a liver transplant? And in his retirement had built his own house from scratch? Yeah.. an amazing guy to say the least. Oh and when he asked where we lived & i told him he said "Ah, ya. I've got a friend who lives over there. Steve Buscemi" - (whom I'd seen on the street for the 4th time in my 6 years in NY, not 2 days before meeting Fireman Rich. (They'd both been fireman in Engine 55 w/ him prior to Steve's acting career))
Reading World War Z while on vacation - highly recommended. Although,.. I kept expecting zombies to walk out of the ocean & all I had around me to kill them with were coconuts and beach chairs.
With a renewed dedication to writing, I brought my laptop on vacation to St. Maarten. Five days later, .. I begin my writing. On the plane. Heading back to New York.
"St. Maarten?" you say. Yes (I answer). The mother of our previously mentioned soon-to-be offspring did request such beach-i-ness. And request. and hint. and beg. and finally, in no uncertain terms, demand (albeit, not so demandingly) a beach vacation before her belly, and our lives, become unmanageable. There really is no fighting the conclusion: My baby['s mama] wants a vacation?, I give my baby['s mama and soon-to-be-baby] a vacation. And so vacation we did.
"St. Maarten?" you say. Yes (I still answer). We'd polled and queried and researched amongst friends as to the best of the beachy deals and [typical Kory] long story
short long, we stayed here - Mary's Boon. Situated smack dab on the beach and yet, strangely enough, smack dab right behind the airport, it was an exercise in relative perfection.. vs-moderate-to-low-frustration ratio. While thoughts of your average airport-proximate hotel usually conjures images of rarely-washed, rarely-laundered, rarely-safe budget stays, Mary's Boon, and all of Simpson Bay.. or about half of St. Maarten actually, is close enough to the two airports (1 international, 1 Carribean-local) to make the average tourist pause and look up at the loud jet or prop plane thrusting through full power on their way to ... well, somewhere undoubtedly less beautiful. I say "the average tourist" because most islanders seem unfazed by these occasional subsonic conversation interludes. I should say here that flights only go between 9am and 10pm and the loud, international jumbo jets take off & land about every hour & a half, tops so honestly, it's really not that bad.
What is bad, or can be bad [knowing me as you do, I can not describe something with at least some description of bad vs good] is: the state of road repair (somewhere near none?). The level of service, at restaurants and such, also lacks at times. Sometimes maddeningly so, sometimes understandably (after 20 or 30 years of dealing with cruise-shippers, I imagine I'd also have difficulty keeping surliness under wraps). At our hotel, we got placed in a beachfront room (which inside and out, was honestly amazing) that happened to be right behind the kitchen. The kitchen staff, not wanting to be confined to a hot kitchen when they didn't need to be, hung out and talked right outside. Right outside both the kitchen and our room. Again, a minor inconvenience that we could have solved easily by asking for a different room. IF it had really been that big a deal. Obviously it was not. (I mention it only because, with a hotel full of rooms, half of them vacant, why put anyone in a room right behind the kitchen?) The only other thing I could, or at least will complain about would be the hordes of European and American ...professional-drinkers let's call them, who treat St. Maarten as Cabo-San-Lucas-Part-II. Yes, I know the obnoxious-level goes up when you get more than 5 or 6 drinkers together but throwing up over the side of the barge-that-is-a-floating-restaurant and then hollering out "Emilyyyyyy!! Another .. margarita before [belch] .. before happy hour ends!" will always, always get you punched in the face, by me, ...in my own private fantasy. Other things that will get you fantasy-punched-in-the-face-by-me: smoking too close to my pregnant wife when she obviously notices it, treating me like "the white devil" when I ask you a simple question or make a request, and fraudulently faking election results to re-elect yourself supreme d!ckhead of the universe, thereby crushing my soul and the will of the people whose freedoms you suppress daily. [More on this in a future post]
Ok. Back to St Maarten [yes, please] It really is quite wonderful. The water's color and warmth, the sand (rumored to be the whitest of the Carribbean), the local food, the toplessness of beaches. Just being on vacation is euphoric enough, St Maarten seems to amplify it. I suppose that might also be why the negatives stood out more. Not to say that they weren't all very real issues.
In my darker moments, I'd have to describe St. Maarten as "the best parts of a hot, dusty day in Tijuana mixed with the worst of the narrow, serpentine-ness of Italy's coastal roads, mixed with both the good and bad smells of Puerto Rico .. mixed with the overpriced-ness of San Francisco's Fisherman Wharf or Marina districts." In my lighter, more travel-review friendly moments, I might say "all the bliss of long-wished-for divine beaches, crystalline blue waters and year round perfection of weather. Food and drink as good as you could hope for". What I might never be able to describe is how much we needed and loved our St Maarten getaway.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
"I don't really care how time is reckoned so long as there is some agreement about it, but I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind. I even object to the implication that I am wasting something valuable if I stay in bed after the sun has risen. As an admirer of moonlight I resent the bossy insistence of those who want to reduce my time for enjoying it. At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves." (Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, 1947, XIX, Sunday.)
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I'd love to take a moment to share with you reasons why I should be your Zombie Overlord for our upcoming global zombie apocalypse.
I will love brains. Yes, any legitimate campaign to be zombie president should begin and end here but since we will all love brains, I will have to bring more to the table and so I will tell you this: I will love brains more than you do. How can you know that? Eat my brain and find out. You wont, will you? That's right you wont because as humans, it is against the law. Also, zombies dont eat other zombies so I guess you'll just have to go on faith for this one.
As your zombie president I will curb government excess, namely, there will be no government. This means no zombie air force one, no zombie vacations, no large zombie cabinets of overpaid advisers. Can my opponent promise this? Can my opponent promise anything? If he can, that means he is talking to you and he is not a zombie.
I'm tough on crime. There will be no crime, but still. Your fresh brain is yours to eat, not your neighbors, not the mob of likeminded zombies you travel with, Yours. My team is currently working on ways to enforce this. I call it: One Brain, One Zombie. In the future, I will most likely refer to it as "Braaaaaiiins" (assuming my lower jaw has remained intact).
In the first 100 days of my Zombiedency I will propose plans for finding and and then eating all the brains. Underground bunkers, fortified malls and chain linked compounds will be no match for our tireless dedication to eating all the brains. They will be so very tasty and there is no reason we should not have them.
I am strictly against sniper headshots, decapitations, being shotgunned in the face and / or other crowbar-like weapons thrust into and / or through our heads. It will be the only way to kill us so let's stop the violence before it starts, people. We all love a good, dramatic growl and moan but when Mr MovieHero has his sawed-off pointed right at your slack jaw, duck. Live (undead) to moan and drool another day.
Speaking of moaning, I know we cant add additional words to our vocabulary (of Uhhhhhh) but could we at least start pointing? It would great aid in helping others of us know where the humans ran off to.
With your help, we can make the future a feast of brains and glorious, bloody flesh as we turn humans, all the humans, into zombies. I'd like to lead you, future zombie. Towards .. a brain. Yes, that one. go get it.
I've always known that the first song I'd cover-catalog, so to speak, would be Song To The Sirens. Why? I'm not sure. It's so ballady and emo, you'd think I'd be too cool
Alas, no. Written in 1967 by Tim Buckley and his writing partner Larry Beckett, it was first released on Buckley's 1970 album Starsailor ..later released on Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology, the album featuring a performance of the song taken from the final episode of The Monkees TV show [March 25, 1968.] Wikipedia actually has a great page of background info on the song (thank you internet?) so check it out if ya like. Otherwise, on to the versions....
SeeqPod - Playable Search
- Song to the Siren by Tim Buckley (1971)
Of course, the version I most want to find now is the Pat Boone one, which I of course, because I want to find it, .. cant.
- Song of the Siren by Pat Boone (1969)
- Song to the Siren by This Mortal Coil (September 1983)
- Song to the Siren by Cul de sac (1992)
- Song to the Siren by Beasts of Paradise (1995)
- Song to the Siren by Sally Oldfield (1996)
- Song to the Siren by The Geoff Smith Band (1997)
- Song to the Siren by The King (October 5, 1998)
- Song to the Siren by The Czars (September 19, 2000)
- Song to the Siren by Susheela Raman (2001)
- Song to the Siren by Sheila Chandra (2001)
- Song to the Siren by Vengeance (2001)
- Song to the Siren by Barraka (2002)
- Did I Dream (Song to the Siren) by Lost Witness (2002)
- Song to the Siren by Damon & Naomi feat. Michio Kurihara (2002)
- Song to the Siren by Robert Plant (June 24, 2002)
- Song to the Siren by James Yorkston (June 5, 2005)
- Song to the Siren by The Engineers (October 31, 2005)
- Song to the Siren by David Gray (August 2007)
- Song to the Siren by John Frusciante