Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Capturing Footage

Working with mini DV's is beginning to get out of style.  Its that same thing that happens all the time, VHS to D.V.D.'s, Nintendo to Playstation, iphone 3 to iphone 4.  Nowadays its about having cameras in HD, recording digital, and shooting photos with some intricate lens that cost more than the camera did.  Life is much easier with the advances technology has made.  Filmers/photograpehrs can drag and drop the clip onto a computer without worrying about specific settings in order for the software to identify the camera.   Let alone have to do some dark room time to get those old fashioned photos. 

Mini DV's on the other hand, allow you to go through hours of footage, watching, reliving every precious moment that you may care or most of the time not care about.  Including the nine hundreth time Blader almost landed that 720 Rocchio (Rocket-Macchio), and then having to go through the part where the bum that walked by smelling of piss, paper bag of who knows what, doing the drunk dance in Blader's landing, getting in his 15 minutes of fame, wasting 15 minutes of yours (but was comedy at the least), and the concerned neighbor has already gave you a warning that cops are coming, cause 99.9% of the time they called them (what a chump).  Although with all of this ruckus that was recorded, you finally come to find the part where Blader lands the trick.  All 3-seconds of it and it took 2 hours to find it. The first hour was spent procrastinating, checking, twitter, watching edits, making tea, then all of a sudden cleaning the kitchen.  Second hour was because there was some other glitch that was hard to crack for the computer impaired, me. 

Reliving the moment can be a tedious assignment and can make anyone's head explode. When I had a technical problem trying to capture footage for the upcoming Valo movie 4 Life, I ran to the guy who knows how to adjust the settings, Lonnie Gallegos.  Lonnie makes some of the classic D.V.D.'s in the blade game and has just released Fade Nation 3: Green

As he deciphered the foreign language I call "computer", my impatience led me back to what I was good at, the kitchen.  It saves a ton of time learning from the pro's.  Cooking is just my way of giving back for a friend who is going out of their way to help me.  Thanks Lonnie. 

I made Porkchops with a Dried Cherry Apple Lime Cilantro Coleslaw and Brown Rice. 

 The Ingredients

 Seasoning the Pork Chops


 Sapporo has a Classy Tall Can

 Lonnie was marking the meat

 The coleslaw is also great with Jicama.  When we went to the grocery store, Jicama was no where to be found.  In Lonnie's pantry, I found dried Cherries and threw them in.  The coleslaw would have been bland without. 

Pork chop with a Dried Cherry Lime Apple Cilantro Slaw with Brown Rice

Yield:  2 People 
Ingredients                                                                     Amount
For the slaw:
Granny Smith Apple                                                            1 ea.
Cilantro, minced                                                                 1 bunch
Dried Cherries                                                                     1/2 cup
Lime                                                                                    1 ea.
Salt                                                                                     To Taste

1.  Decore Apple and slice into match stick shapes, julienne.  De-stem and discard cilantro.  Finely chop cilantro leaves.
2.  Combine apples, minced cilantro, and dried cherries.  Dress the slaw with juice from the single lime.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

For the Pork Chop:
Pork Chops                                                                              2 ea. 
Rosemary, dried                                                                      2 Tbsp.
Salt and Pepper                                                                      To Taste

1.  Preheat oven to 350° oven.  Finely chop rosemary and season along with salt and pepper liberally over both sides of the Pork chop.  Rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
2.  Heat Square pan until smoking adding a thin layer of oil to coat bottom of pan to prevent sticking.  Add pork chop, should make sizzling noise, till a golden brown.  Flip and place into preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes flipping midway until cooked thoroughly, no blood when sliced. 

For the Brown Rice:
Trader Joe's has brown rice that is kept frozen and can be cooked without liquid.  This is absolutely amazing since rice normally takes double the water to its own weight. I added one Tablespoon of water to avoid a crispy crust.  One of these packets serves two.