Behind The Scenes: ClickFunnels - 24 Hour Sales Funnel Hackathon

If you wanted to see what it looks like behind the scenes of all those products that you see online, this is the video for you. Go behind the scenes of multi-million dollar performance marketing agency, ClickFunnels. 

https://snapfunnels.com Filming an episode for hackathon TV. Intense time building funnels and recording an info product with two supplement funnels. Working with a lot of amazing people with diverse talents and skills. This is a day of intense fun, accelerated work, kickass creativity and high octane awesomeness within a 24-hour period, Jack Bauer style.

Killer Drone Video Of San Diego

I lived in San Diego for almost 9 years. It's an amazing place, and this drone video captures it perfectly. Very well done. 

FlyBy San Diego

This is an epic aerial tour of the beautiful city of San Diego, California. This documentary includes most of San Diego's famous landmarks, that are visually appealing, from a birds eye perspective.#FlyBySD***WATCH IN HD******SHARE, SHARE, SHARE******LIKE OUR PAGE Hollywood Universal***Directed & Edited By:Jeffrey "Mugsy Mahonney" VillegasEquipment Used:DJI Phantom 3Final Cut Pro X***Visit www.MyHollywoodUniversal.com for any of your aerial photography/videography needs or contact us directly at (619) 818-6619

Posted by Mugsy Mahonney on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fantastic Interview With Gabe Leydon from Machine Zone

If you don't know his name, you definitely know his products. Gabe Leydon is the owner and leader of Machine Zone, most known for Game of War. With over 100 million dollars in ad spend over a two year period, Gabe is one of, if not the largest buyer of digital and broadcast media in the world right now. This very impressive interview blows the roof off of the media buying space right in front of a room full of media sellers and buyers. Fantastic. 


Exceptional Drone Footage of Los Angeles

Very cool drone video from Ian Wood on Vimeo. 

This is the city-wide follow up to my aerial exploration of downtown Los Angeles from last year (https://vimeo.com/101231747). And much like with downtown, I continue to be awe struck by how much of this vast city I have partially or completely overlooked before undertaking this video. And like most voyages of discovery, I've realize there’s so much more to find. Packing it all into one short-form video has been nigh impossible and much didn’t make it for safety, privacy or simply because I couldn't make it 30 minutes long! Notably missing are: LAX Theme Building, both Gettys, some Lautner homes, numerous beautiful buildings, the Gabba gallery, many murals that vanished before I got to them, and much of downtown featured in last year’s video. A map of the locations is here: https://goo.gl/f4fq3U The music is BLu ACiD’s electro-blues adaptation of “If You Ain’t Never Had The Blues” by Boo Boo Davis and is used with permission. I felt it fitting to a city of eclectic styles and influences, equal parts refined and rough edges. The version used here is my own extended edit. Download the original song here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-you-aint-never-had-the-blues/id1006196698?i=1006197030 Droning For Good With all the controversy about drones, it’s important to remember that they can be (and often are) used responsibly. As with many emerging technologies, the laws struggle to keep up and we must employ a common sense approach to their use that is respectful to community, safety and the law. My Drone Protocol - Avoid busy periods, rush hours, special events, etc. - Avoid sensitive areas or anything that can be misconstrued without prior permission. - Avoid crowds. Small groups only from the periphery with ground spotters and two-way radios. - No flights near airports, TFR areas and restricted airspace (FAA class B, C, D). - Be prepared for local air traffic below 400ft including awareness of helipad locations. - Operate at or below roof lines to assure separation from air traffic. - Avoid “loitering" next to residential homes and apts. - Respect residential areas for quiet and right to privacy. - Eliminate any material that inadvertently reveals someone in a place of privacy. For queries regarding my aerial filming, please contact me by email, aerial@ianwood.com.


Fascinating Photo Pictorial Of Early Silicon Valley

This is a pretty amazing piece of photography previously not seen.  As someone who grew up with technology, and lived in the Silicon Valley for several years in the early nineties, this really brings back some memories for me.

These photographs are from Doug Menuez’s new book Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000, from Atria Books, an eyewitness record of the brilliant engineers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who built our world. To buy the book or learn more, visit www.fearlessgenius.org.

http://mashable.com/2015/07/28/dot-com-boom-photos/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

I think my favorite photo of the the whole lot is the photo of Steve Bulmer colorfully discussing some issue at hand with programmers in the hallway of Microsoft's campus.

Fearless Genius - Doug Menuez

Fearless Genius - Doug Menuez

1989

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s senior vice president of systems software (right), engages with a group of programmers at company headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Ballmer is known for his explosive and quirky personality, and his tendency to shout (sounds like someone I know). He could be wickedly fun, or downright terrifying, especially to Microsoft’s competitors. He rose to become CEO in 2000 and recently announced he was stepping down.

IMAGE: DOUG MENUEZ/CONTOUR BY GETTY IMAGES

Rookie Retoucher Recents

So, when you work in tech, and think about numbers, revenues, conversions, ePCS, CPMs, ROIs, traffic in, traffic out, eventually you have to be able to put it down and go think about something that makes you relax and disconnect for awhile each day.  Recently I got back to photography. It's always been a pet project/hobby for me. 

We went to Europe for 25 days last month for our wedding/honeymoon, so I got to put some of my newly revisited skills to work for a few weeks.  

Here are a couple of the photos that I snapped and retouched. 

BEFORE

AFTER

Promenade Maurice-Carême
My awesome wife sitting by the Promenade Maurice-Carême just near Notre Dame on La Seine river in Paris, France.

BEFORE

AFTER

Irish River
A river carving through the Irish river on our Ring of Kerry tour with Paddy Wagon tours.  Highly recommended.

More to come as I get to them.