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To Cut, Or Cover Your Crust Is The Question

pbjAs a child, I used to have the crust cut off of my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I look back at my youth, and wonder why crust was not appealing.

Crust is excessive. It’s in the way. The peanut butter nor the jelly usually makes it to the crust, unless the painter works hard to cover the edges. It’s boring to children. Children want color and fun. Non-painted crust is neither.

So, to make the sandwich even more interesting, I demanded hearts and designs be carved onto the peanut butter and jelly. Sometimes I would request my name, but I really liked the signature heart shape my Mom would carve onto my sandwich. The crustless wonder sandwich with a heart in the middle was it!

Is the act of covering the edges, cutting the crust off or carving a design into the sandwich a sign of good integrity? Or when it comes to being a parent, are parents just selfless? Is being selfless a whole other level when it comes to the relationship between parents and children? » Read more

Taste The Rainbow

Freedom

Flesh to ashes

Dust to wind

‘Til death do I part

You win

Swaying in the storm

Dirt devil in the sand

Leaves in the pool

Begging homeless man

Sun burns my eyes

Feet charred from the grind

Heart still beating

Test of the mind

Heart wired strong

Faith and despair

No more persecution

Only wind in my hair

Freedom at last

It’s the last freedom

Taste the rainbow

Have rhyme

Have reason

Chère Chérie

Hey all! Whaz uuuuuuup,

Lisa19After you read this jargon, you will get to see some fun pictures! If you don’t read, then get-a-scrollin’!

I am not a model, but I do like to model since I know how to and do get paid every so often to pose. After working a lot in front of the camera, I am picky about who I shoot photos and even video with. Some photographers do not give me satisfactory lighting or stable shots, so the photos wind up blurry and not properly exposed, or they just suck in general. With cinematographers/videographers, they need to know their lighting and know what shots are going to look good. If I know they can’t handle the simple stuff, I don’t bother. I think a shooter can be green in experience, but if they know how to operate the camera and have a good concept, then why not shoot with that person! They are probably going to do something unique and cool. If the shooter can edit pretty good then that’s a bonus as well.

Recently I got an offer to shoot stills with my old friend and co-worker Jason Jolliff. He is a super talented videographer and editor, as I have worked with him in video productions throughout the years. When we work together, I host, and he shoots and edits. Since that chemistry works, I wondered the chemistry could work for stills?

Jason said, “I’m doing photography now, let’s shoot at the 247 Lounge!” He explained a rad concept to me detailing a ‘red couch on the stage’ with a ‘movie screen behind it’ playing moody flicks. Then he added that he had a nice lighting kit he would bring. Where do I sign? It sounded like fun.

So, we made it happen. We set it up. Started shooting. The ‘photographer and subject’ chemistry was present, and we came out with these pictures below. Mind you, this is only Jason’s 3rd photo shoot he has ever done. Je t’aime!

The Real News Babes of Indy Get Makeovers!

Angela_Buchman_9moEver wonder what our favorite local female news anchors, reporters and meteorologists would look like if they had the freedom to change up their looks?

I hear my friends and family say things like, “Why doesn’t she fix her hair more like this or like that?” They also wonder why the ladies have their makeup or wardrobe a certain way.

Men and women who are in front of the camera in the news business, or even actors who are in front of the camera, have contractual clauses that refrain them from changing their looks unless consulted about with the heads of their company or managers first. Each individual has a different contract regarding what they can and can’t do. » Read more

Lisa Mason Lee Joins Real Scene TV

PRESS RELEASE
Indianapolis, IN – December 11, 2013

Lisa Mason Lee Joins Real Scene TV

Lisa Mason LeeComing off of her one-year reign as the “Face of MyINDY-TV 23,” Lisa Mason Lee is moving onto her next opportunity! Having reeled in more clients and revenue than the other previous winners, Lee’s on-camera and behind the scenes talents (filming, producing, editing) are undeniably a commodity for any business looking to further succeed.

Lee expresses, “When I was the Face of MyINDY-TV 23, it was my goal to take the position to a new level. I was the first Face who ever produced their own original show (My Entertainment Minute), and the first Face to bring in the most ‘Face’ business to the station.”

To say the least, Miss Lee likes to go big. Before the Face position, Lee spent time between Hollywood and Las Vegas acting and writing. Some of her accomplishments include becoming one of the top 500 most subscribed YouTubers globally, a published writer and reporter on People.com, MTV.com and Hollyscoop.com. Lee even acted in movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and co-starred in a web series alongside Audrina Patridge.

This year, during Lee’s time back in Indy, she made her directorial debut at the Indiana Short Film Festival, where her documentary short was chosen as an official selection. Another one of Lee’s recent and favorite accomplishments, is her acting performance in an Emmy nominated commercial. Lee shared the screen with the Butler Bulldog mascots, and the commercial received an Emmy nomination for its great production.

Lee continues, “I take pride in working hard and seeing projects through until everyone is satisfied. I am looking forward to creating new material with people who care just as much as I do about it.”

You can currently catch Lisa commentating on daytime show “TMZ Live” via TMZ.com, and also on the local late night TV show “Real Scene TV,” airing every other Saturday following “Saturday Night Live” on WTHR Channel 13.

For booking info, bio and media please visit:

Lisa Mason Lee’s official website: http://lisaleetv.com/
Follow Lisa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaMasonLee
Like Lisa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaMasonLeeFanPage

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Link to press release PDF HERE

Lost Cemetery Documentary Playing at Indiana Short Film Fest

MerrittInvestigationTeamWe just got news that our documentary entitled “The Lost Cemetery” is going to premiere on the silver screen at the Indiana Short Film Festival. The festival is at the Royal Theater in Danville, Indiana October 11-13. The Lost Cemetery will play October 12 at 7:00pm.

We plan on hanging out for a Q&A session afterwards.

You can get cheap tickets and more info about the festival here. » Read more

Indy Dance Apparel Company “Sugar and Bruno” Catches Buzz

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I checked out this local dance camp put on by dance apparel company Sugar and Bruno, who is based in Indy. These guys are getting national attention, and even celebs are wearing and designing their clothes. Check out the video of when I stopped by the camp:

Local Indy Dance Apparel Company Gets Hollywood Attention

Women of the Media Race Party

Women of Media RaceLast night, I co-hosted a fun event in Indy. It was the “Women of Media Race Party” put on by my friends Hammer & Nigel. Ladies in radio and TV came out to race and support the event, all benefiting a charity Standup2Cancer. It was great seeing everyone out, and thanks for having me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is some video from the event:

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When You Care, It Can Hurt

cornfieldBack in the early 90’s before Avon, IN was deemed the next ‘Carmel’ (lol more about that soon), Avon was a very quiet place where you could open your windows at night without being awoken by obnoxious noises. You could hear the occasional distant squeak from the train or its horn, but nothing disturbing like now…

I grew up in the heart Avon, where my parents still reside today. Their backyard consisted of a big grassy yard, and then just past that was a huge cornfield. Down the street where my best friend Kris lived, was a quaint creek where the neighborhood kids enjoyed gathering every Summer. Eventually we grew up and so did Avon. I along most Avonites would agree that it’s a far cry from the new Carmel but it still has its own charm some would say. » Read more