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Star Tours Opening

By May 21, 2011 geekery, Orlando, Photography, The Daily Buzz

I’ve been working on lots of Disney-related promotions this past week, with all of it culminating around the grand re-opening of the Star Tours ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here’s a few of the shot I snapped this morning, both with my SLR and iPhone.

Nerd Barricade

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Blending In

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Video: HeadDrama Promo Vignettes

By May 3, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

Yesterday we launched our latest website:“Your survival guide for solving mental emergencies and taking control of drama in your everyday life”. I’ve been busily working with the team to get content organized, get the layout and site functionality up to spec, and do the marketing thing. Here’s a few demo promos for the site that I created last fall, mainly for internal and corporate marketing purposes. These people are quite frustrated.

Not sure if these will be used for anything (as I’ve got some crazy promos on the way), but it’s nice to just get them out in the open.

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I love my new ring flash!

By April 18, 2011 Photography, The Daily Buzz

Here’s some test shots of my badass crew at work, using the new ringflash adapter I got from Photojojo. Basically, I just turned off the studio lights, except for the “bubblescape,” and fired away. [Photography nerds keep reading: The ring flash prevented the slaved ‘hair light’ flash from working, and I couldn’t use a pocket wizard, or else ring flash wouldn’t fit. It was an ‘off’ situation all around, but worked out well in the end. The only thing that I don’t like is that some purple luminance that bled through the bubblescape on some takes.]





I’m using these photos, and some others from the shoot for a new, website project which launches in two weeks. (Plenty more on that later…)

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Mann and Manchild

By March 11, 2011 The Daily Buzz

Here’s a quick, iPhone snap I got today at work when rising hip-hop music sensation, MANN came by the studio to perform his #1 hit, “Buzzin”.

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Promo: Kia & Andy – “Wardrobe Malfunction”

By February 4, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

I helped Producer Brad put together this piece of hilarity which he wrote/directed – which feeds out to stations on Tuesday. We have multiple versions of the same spot, with various explanations and tag lines, but I kinda like the understated (and weird) version best.

Kia & Andy – Wardrobe Malfunction from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

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Promo: Brandi Williams – “Jeggings”

By January 27, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

Another promo we just sent out to affiliates, we just sent out to stations this last week. It was a nice collaboration between me and promo producer, Brad.

Brandi Williams – “Jeggings” from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

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Promo: Mitch English – “Severe Weather”

By January 21, 2011 Promos, The Daily Buzz

I know I’ve been off-the-grid lately, mainly because I’ve been working my ass off on all sorts of marketing presentations and paperwork. Here’s the first of a slew of promos I’m feeding out to stations for February sweeps.

Mitch English – Severe Weather from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

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Video: Two Recent “Buzz Brands” promos

By November 19, 2010 Orlando, Promos, The Daily Buzz

I haven’t posted any of my promos/videos for a while, so here’s two recent items I produced for, and a customizable affiliate generic for The Daily Buzz. (Both were shot with the Canon 5D MarkII) Image Generic from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

Daily Buzz “local’ generic -:30 combo from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

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snapshots of people from work

By October 7, 2010 Orlando, Photography, The Daily Buzz

Lauren doesn't smoke

Kia and the Medieval Times Knights

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It’s hard to look badass while wearing transition lenses

By September 30, 2010 geekery, Orlando, The Daily Buzz

Medieval Times Knights (and me)

Here’s another photo of me getting ganked after shouting “For the Horde!”

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Introducing “DJ Wifey Wife”

By September 17, 2010 The Daily Buzz

DJ Wifey Wife

After the superstar guest DJ, Q45 left his turntables this morning, I had KyAnn jump on there and do a little scratching for the camera. My wife’s got mad skills!

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Kia’s Dance Rehearsal

By August 30, 2010 Orlando, The Daily Buzz

Kia’s Dance Rehearsal from JL Watkins on Vimeo.

My co-worker, Kia Malone is entered in one of those local Dancing With The Stars type of competitions, and I tagged along on Thursday afternoon to see how training went.

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Three various snapshots from the workplace

By August 18, 2010 Orlando, Photography, The Daily Buzz

When I’m not locked away in my office writing code and participating in conference calls, I like to sneak out into the studio and see what the rest of the folks are doing. Here’s a few shots that I’ve taken at work lately.


Tank @ The Daily Buzz studios

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Today I earned my “Explorer Stars!”

By August 4, 2010 Orlando, The Daily Buzz

This morning I took a break from my php coding and internet strategery to save the world (yet again). Diego was out sick, so instead I teamed-up with Kai Lan and Dora The Explorer to go on an adventure. We did some counting, organized shapes and colors, and then KILLED THE LAST UNICORN. All of this ended with a cheerful music number, followed by shots of Barenjager.

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Ok, not really. Dora and Kai Lan actually came by the Daily Buzz studio this morning to promote their touring Nickelodeon show. We brought in Eliza, so that she could meet her idols. They were super-friendly (as expected) and were accompanied by a large bouncer/stylist. My daughter waved goodbye to them from inside our office as I snapped a final shot of them getting into a towncar – not onto a Pegasus, which is banned from the Full Sail parking lots. It sorta looks like TMZ was following Dora around town, right?

my paparazzi photo of Dora

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