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July 31, 2007

Editing 2007 EOY – Day 1

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Hey everybody…it’s about midnight and its time to call it a quits today. I told you guys I would blog the editing experience to give you an idea of how much time and effort it takes to put one of these tapes together so here will be my first blog.

Poor Adrian..his flight on Monday got cancelled and he was lucky to grab a flight later on in the day so he could get back to Miami in time to film Black Oracle pageant at Club Boi. So I haven’t been able to look at any footage until today.

STEP 1 IN EDITING – Ingest

We have 3 computer workstations that we use to edit all video content for any of our clients. Each workstations contains a variety of software and hardware to allow us to do special effects, short form and long form videos, some animation and sound and audio editing. It’s a nice set-up that has served us very well for 10 years. The process is all digital – we shoot with 3-CCD digital cameras in SD, transfer in digital, edit in digital and output the final product in SD. This insures that the DVD you receive from us is from a high quality master.

The first step for us is to “ingest” or capture all of the footage shot. Since this was a 2 camera production – this means capturing twice the amount of footage. So I started around Noon today capturing Tara’s Saturday footage first (that took 4 hours – 4 tapes) and then capturing Adrian’s footage second (that took 4 hours – 4 tapes) – so it has taken all day today just to get one day’s worth of footage into the system. I had to go to meetings for 3 hours today so the day quickly turned into a 12 hour day. With Saturday’s footage in the computer, I can put together a quick Saturday Preview video and get that online which I will do on another workstation while I continue capture footage. The preview I will work on that late tomorrow.

Tomorrow, I will capture Sunday’s footage (that also will take 8 hours). So I won’t actually get to sit and actually put all of the shots together until Friday. There are so expensive alternatives we could use to save time and not have to ingest all of this footage but spending 2 to $3,000 on it is not an option at this time – especially considering that…oh well nevermind…I won’t bring that subject up.

so…that is day 1 of my editing. Pretty uneventful. Those of you who have pre-order videos, you should have gotten emails from me thanking you for the order. Those who ordered by credit card at the pageant itself – I will work on processing your orders sometime tomorrow.

Well that’s it for now….will share more tomorrow.

Thomas

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July 29, 2007

Miss EOY Finals – Crowning & wrapping it up

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Announcing the formers right now…..

Top Three – Kitty Litter, Armani, DeeRanged

First Runner Up – Armani

MISS EOY 2007 IS……….DeeRanged!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and the crowd goes wild……..CONGRATULATIONS DeeRanged…

Hey guys…..

That wraps up our live coverage for EOY this year. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you guys with some coverage. Video previews will be up late tomorrow when Adrian and crew arrive back to the office tomorrow. The pre-order special where you save $10.00 will end in a couple of hours…if you want to buy the DVD, head over to our website.

thanks again and everyone have a great evening…

Miss EOY Finals Continues….9:50 pm

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NEW THREAD STARTED TO MAKE READING MATERIAL EASIER……

Entertainer still on stage….

TALENT

Victoria Lace – Stage is empty – presents herself on stage in a red gown (hair is red with few black streaks in it). 2 male and 2 females dancers appear along with Victoria tearing up the stage. The gown was a cape which was removed to reveal a mini dress. Crowd is loving it. Song – not sure…

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: Two more videos added to Planet “Q” TV from Saturday Night Prelim – Victoria Lace and DeeRanged. Mokha was earlier today.

Armani – Winter scene on stage – penguins on stage doing a dance tapping around Armani – From there she blasts into Boogie Wonderland – she is also in a penguin type outfit – everyone is dancing on stage – looks like 7 poeple. The crowd is loving this performance. ARMANI – GOT A STANDING OVATION…Way to go Armani

Camille – The stage is empty… 4 male dances have entered the stage – one of Beyonce’s songs is playing…Wearing long dress with split in front (shorts underneath) – dancers did a quick exit and returned with a chair – she is sitting on chair doing her number. On the back of the dancers shirt is the words police…performance is continuing with her dancing with back up from the dancers.

It looks like after each talent, the formers are going out into the crowd getting input. Camille’s opinion from the crowd was that the talent was good and excellent.

Mokha – She is on stage with a male companion who is playing a trumpet singing the blues…in a red velvet short dress with a split- a 2nd man has entered the stage to dance with her. Another male has entered the stage. Our instrument player is still playing while the other three are dancing. Instrument player has left to leave Mokha singing “the Blues” with her two dancers – kinda feels like the 40’s maybe…

Hershae Chocolate – the backdrop is Macy Gray – red and black gown was adorned with a cape (??) but removed that to reveal red, black and white one-piece? outfit – by herself on stage – not sure what the sons is. Started off very slow and then the music became very upbeat – the song is “Sexual Revolution.”

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: can some leave me a comment and tell me if you are having any problems accessing either blog or the website. All of my traffic reports shows everything okay right now. Thanks…

DeeRanged – Dirty Dancing is the song – we start with a video presentation – the male side of DeeRanged – now wait the female side of DeeRanged – now wait walk one way we see the male side…walk the other way…we see the female side. her and 2 dancers at first now 4 dancers on stage…she’s having the time of her life…haha..sorry couldn’t resist…..that’s the song…

Alexis – There was a screen (like a forest background) on stage and she was behind the screen singing a spanish song – covered with black fur covering something spectalor underneath – then the screen opened with a 2 piece red outfit. Still doing a spanish theme song. Audience is loving it.

Bejon – Whitney Houston song is the backdrop “I will always love you” – her dress is grey and lime green. Doing a solo performance.

Trinity – Red fur is covering her ready to open up to……6 dancers on stage – the red fur is removed to show a green/white outfit. The 6 dancers are in a variety of different clothes styles – one man has pink shorts with a flowery top tied up in front..another man has on long pants with a jacket and long sleeve shirt….the song has a recurring theme of not knowing how to dress or match clothing which reflects how the dancers look. Clothes rack came on the stage with articles of clothing on – now people are modeling clothes on stage while her and the 6 dancers are dancing. looks like 6 models on stage.

Kitty – I’m Every Woman is the backdrop for this talent dressed in black, white and silver-like cape something she is going to take it off….she is poising herself to reveal an outfit underneath (song just changed to something very upbeat – sorry don’t know the name of it – maybe “turn the music up”) with 4 male dancers to back her up. The outfit is purple, silver & black one piece – girl just did a split on stage with male dancers surrounding her – now girl just tumbled across the stage and did a split. – “It ain’t over to the fat lady sings…” here comes the breakdown – another tumble…dancing up a storm – STANDING OVATION – YOU GO GIRL!!!

TALENT OVER…..

Monte St. James on stage….

Miss EOY Finals Night has started…8:40pm

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I believe this is Erica Andrews doing the opening number as Miranda Priestly (From The Devil Wears Prada) – a skit – talking about styles of clothing right now with another person on stage… She went behind a screen did a change of clothes and came out with a red dress on. She is modelilng the dress and working the crowd and they are loving it.

FORMERS ANNOUNCED: 1997 – Maya Douglas; 2002 – Necole Dupree; 2003 – Nina DiAngelo; 2004 – Tasha Long; 2006 – Erica Andrews….. All of the formers on the stage are doing an opening routine…

Now they are introducing the contestants….

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES BEFORE I CONTINUE FOR EVERYONE…1) this blog is going to get bogged down really fast….the blog will appear in two places…here first and on Adrians World Online second – if you look at our home page – you will see a link for both. I would encourage some people to use both for quicker access – thanks for the person who corrected the date for me – its hard to hear sometimes…Also I put up Mokha’s video for saturday night on Planet “Q” TV – I will try to add others as the night progresses based on how hectic it gets trying to keep up.

Preliminary Winners:

Presentation – “DeeRanged”—– —- Question & Answer – “Alyiva St. Clair”

Evening Wear – “DeeRanged” ———- Talent – “Victoria Lace”

Top 10 – Trinity Taylor (Finalist #9), Victoria Lace (Finalist #1), Armani (Finalist #2), Mokha Montrese (Finalist #4), Alexis Nicole Whiney (Finalist #7), Kitty Litter (Finalist #10), DeeRanged (Finalist #6), Bejon St. James (Finalist #8), Camille Simpson (Finalist #3), Hershae Chocolate (Finalist #5)

Performance Time – Electra; Performance Time – Tasha Long

To answer a poster’s questions – Angelique has not performed yet – and Blossom could not give the number they were doing…sorry… I am not too focus on the entertainers – that is down time for me to clean up the post

CREATIVE EVENING WEAR

Victoria – Black and silver gown with matching black hat – fur drapes her arm – accessories are silver

Armani – She came out of a box on stage to present 3 shades of blue – long gown accencuates (sp) her bare shoulders- crowd is loving it -beads as an accessory going down her arm – matching color

Camille – bronze dresss cover with a gold jacket (made like a vest) which she open – crowd loved.

Mokha – Sparkling shimmering multi-color dress – matching multi-color accessories – elegant

Hershae Chocolate – Lime full length green dress – a cape drapes her – her escort removed her drape

DeeRanged – Their is a book on the stage – she steps out of the book – the words of the book adorn her dress – black and white dress – with silver accessories – on the back of the dress on her but is the word “The End” – YOU GO GIRL!!! to end..they closed the book.

Alexis – Red, white and blue – the top part of the dress is blue with white stars and the bottom of the dress is red and white stripes – being escorted on stage by male companion.

Bejon – black with silver – 2 piece gown that drapes off the shoulder. Accessories is silver

Trinity – pink with shimmering gold – high split up the front – right side of the dress is accented with a flower which is apart of the outfit (like a vest) which she removed and dropped on the floor. the top part of the gown is pink and white.

Kitty – 3 or 4 shades of blue – on stage with a companion – the companion is sitting on the stage – EOY Letters on the stage (prop)- she drapes the O and then walks around the companion.

Performance Time – ??

1 video added to Planet “Q” TV

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A preview clip of Alexis Nicole Whitney was added to Planet “Q” TV. Click here to watch. Adrian is at the meet and greet so no new videos until later on today. Have a great afternoon…

Thomas

CCE Media Podcast Update

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I will not be working on the preview videos for EOY until I have completed and uploaded the new shows for the Podcast Network.  Talk Mess will have a shorten show this week as Adrian and I wanted to do something different for our 50th show.  Queer History Facts and News will be updated today as well.  Expect everything online in about 1 1/2 hours.  Thanks.

Talent Category – Live Blogging Ended 3:30am

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A reminder that the girls doing the Q&A tonight are: Josephine Andrews, Brionna Brooks, Genesis, Sabin, Alyiva St. Clair, Armani, Demonica Santangilo, Shia Vaughn, Trinity Taylor, Bella Dolce & Nadya Syimone.

The following are doing talent – which will then wrap up the preliminary contest – Creative Presentation (yesterday), Creative Evening Wear (today) and Talent/Question & Answer divided both days among the 26 contestants (1 dropped out – Takiya Valentino).

Here we go with talent:

Camille Simpson – is doing Beyonce from the version from the BET Awards – she is dressed in silver and has a small entourage of 5 people on stage.

Zhane’ Kennedy – Dressed in all blue with 2 dancers with her – Zhane did a disco mix and the name of the song is (I think) “Good Love.”

Destiny Brooks – Creating a parody of Paris Hilton in her performance, Destiny used a mix from Lil’ Kim for her talent.

Raina Stanoe – Dressed in a black leather outfit, Raina did her talent to the music of Anastasia (sp).

DeeRanged – Dressed as a nerd with assistance on stage, she did her talent number to a song that we don’t know based on the whole nerd type theme. [added: thanks to Joeshian on the Carrie FairField Blog for this info – …..”Dee Rangeds talent is from I love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change…. Song is called Stud and A Babe by Jimmy Roberts.”

Sashey Lorez – Dressed in Blue with the help of 4 dancers dressed in black and white, Sashey did her talent to “Ain’t Got That Swing.” – very Broadway – the crowd liked it.

Dominique Polo – Set to Gloria Estefan singing “Ritmo Baliente” – Dominique was in a black, orange and yellow outfit with two dancers. Talent had a very Spanish theme to it. Crowd was feeling it.

Savannah Lynn – Set to Jennifer Holiday “I am Changing” – Started off looking like a hobo and she finished out in a silver sequin dress – very good performance.

Kitty Litter – Gloria Estefan mix- very chevelle brooks style talent – outfits were in black and yellow with 4 dancers to assist.

Bejon St. James – Whitney Houston impersonation wearing a black and green gown.

Mokha Montrese – The song “What ever Lola Wants” set the stage for this Spanish themed ballet type performance with one male performer on stage to assist. The crowd went crazy and really enjoyed here talent.

ON THE HOME STRETCH… 3 TO GO…..

Victoria Lace – Dance mix (one of the songs was called Joy) – 2 male and 2 female on stage with her – very sexy – good performance.

Alexis Nicole (sp) Whitney – Was very good. She did a Gloria Estefan mix and had her pride colors on. She did the talent with her friend and partner. She really worked out the stage and got a standing ovation. AWESOME GIRLLLLL…YOU GO

Hershae Chocolate – Doing a rendition of Macy Gray “Saying Goodbye” – she was wearing a purple outfit. She did the performance solo.

Preview video for Saturday (like Friday) should be up some time after 3pm. Adrian will be filming and doing interviews at the Carrie FairField event tomorrow. I believe it starts at 2pm but check the Carrie FairField blog to be certain. Be sure to stop by the event, say hi, register for the door prizes and have a fun time meeting all of the fans of Carrie FairField.

more to come later this afternoon.

Thomas

George, Tasha & Electra say welcome

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misseoycoveragebannerwithau.gifGeorge Stinson, Tasha Long & Electra all did a warm welcome to the crowd and brought on Erica Andrews – dressed in a leopard print dress – she is singing a “Fergie” song. Title of song – dunno (sorry). This should be the preamble to talent.

If my notes are right – we are talking about at least 3 more hours to get through talent (and the rest of Q&A). Be forewarn…. 🙂 – no guarantee I will be blogging to 3 am in the morning but I will do my best. What doesn’t get covered tonight (or should I say this morning) will get covered tomorrow…..

on that note…let talent begin…..

Reminder about Planet “Q” TV & EOY Videos

Many of you all use You Tube as your source of watching videos. We have our own video sharing site called Planet “Q” TV – where you can upload and watch videos specifically for our community. We have created a 2007 EOY channel and all of the videos that we make will always go there first before it goes anywhere else. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet…check it out before we start our next blog…I think you will like it. CLICK HERE TO VISIT PLANET “Q” TV. Also feel free to upload any GLBT content including stuff you have created that you want to share with our community. After all, isn’t it nice to have our own stuff rather than sharing it with someone else…..

Thomas

July 28, 2007

Creative Evening Wear has ended at 11:45 pm

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Now this will be tough – Adrian is filming and calling me with coverage so bear with us on this. Creative Evening Wear –

Josephine Andrews is adoring the stage with a silver sequin (full length?) dress with flower patterns.

Brionna Brooks – lite brown and dark brown dress with a hat – very couture – neck-piece and matching earring that look like quails.

Genesis – black dress with a matching umbrella – very beautiful – hair and dress is blowing to one side like she is being blown away.

Sabin – Self proclaimed club kid in a black dress with silver chain link lining the front of her dress. Leather arm bands with black scarf.

Alyiva St. Clair – Blue and tan dress with mink at the bottom.

Armani – dark green sequin dress with flowers at the bottom. Very rich and regal. The crowd really liked Armani.

Demonica Santangilo – gold and black dress – very sheer – stoned in the front – nice

Shia Vaughn – light green dress with flower patterns on it with matching earrings and bracelets (silver). The flower pattern has red in it. Very nice..

Trinity Taylor – red dress – very Spanish – with a red flower on the side of her head. Hair is down all the way to her waist. She is holding a fan – the crowd is really loving this outfit.

Bella Dolce – Egg on the stage and she is emerging from the egg covered in green dress with sequins. Very different … very unique…

Deyjah Mirage – orange sequin dress with some kind of hair doo with flowers on the hair – crowd is giving her a cold response – the whole idea is unique.

Nadya Syimone – Indian theme type of outfit – honey colored with matching gold hoop earrings – matching hand bracelets. Very clean.

Camille Simpson – black dress with a face mask covering half of her face – very clean very different very beautiful – red necklace. The crowd really likes it. That year or so she took off looks like it has really helped. She has made a statement these last two days.

Zhane’ Kennedy – Burgundy and gold dress – gold sash going over her shoulder – with a bouquet of flowers.

Destiny Brooks – ball gown type of dress – very couture – yellow short crop hairs – ball gown is yellow – very sexy type of dress – dress has feathers. The bodice of the dress is stone.

Raina Stanoe – Orange chevon (sp) dress – sorry don’t have more here.

DeeRanged – Crowd is feeling this – red and white dress with a coke can as a purse. Somebody should tell her that her hair was not done right.

Sashey Lorez – Tribal outfit – silver – completely beaded dress – very nice – brown red and black.

Dominique Polo – Sign up that says skittles – came out with a multi-color dress – all the different kinds of colors in skittles. She was passing out skittles earlier to the folks at the bar – nobody knew what it was for…now they know – good idea – great marketing with passing out the skittles.

Savannah Lynn – peach and burgundy dress – stoned at the top.

Kitty Litter – coming out what looks like a big umbrella – Asian theme umbrella just revealed her in a lavender and gold dress.

Bejon St. James – black dress – very slim and flattering.

Mokha Montrese – Everyone is excited for Mokha and they are going crazy ….and she has a rhinestone dress in blue – very nice – very sexy.

Victoria Lace – Yellow feathered dress – very nice –

Alexis Nicole (sp) Whitney – Texas theme dress – she is being escorted by male partner – bottom of dress is half red and white – top of dress is blue with a star. Crowd is feeling it. She is the contestant that is visually impaired – doing a great job..our hats off to her.

Hershae Chocolate – Egyptian theme – being escorted by a male guy dressed as a Egyptian – gold and turquoise dress – she looks like a Egyptian queen. Crowd is feeling it.

Good crowd tonight – very pack – very nice night – not like last night’s rain storm. Top 3 in our opinion would go to Mokha Montrese, Camille Simpson and DeeRanged.

This ends this update – talent we may do a little different – I will see how Adrian wants to approach that since his attention to filming will be greater for that category. I hope this gave you a good idea of the night’s activities.

more coming soon…

Thomas

Pageant started about 15 minutes ago

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Hey everyone,

First update. Not much happening yet. The pageant started around 10pm. Hurricane Summers is the night’s emcee doing a number in a black trench coat with blue corset and titties that lit up…. Why am I not surprise – you go Hurricane.

The lovely Erica Andrews is doing her performance in a nicely cut short dress with silver sequins doing Shirley Basset’s “I ‘m Coming Out.” Looking lovely as ever…Erica has really done a great job this year – I am still amazed everytime I think about what she came out with last year.

more to come soon.

Thomas

More EOY previews added to Planet “Q” TV

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Click here on the Planet “Q” TV link to see the new EOY 2007 preview videos added. Enjoy!!

Thomas

Friday Night Preview Video

Saturday – Update – 1:00 pm – EOY 2007

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Quick update – I did a re-direct on our home page to the Click Click Expose blog because it has the most updates right now until Adrian does more indepth updates on his blog.  If you are seeing this for the first time, look below – there are several updates and notes of interest.

We will keep doing the re-directs and moving traffic around the two blogs so that everyone can make sure they get on line with no traffic bandwidth issues.  Also, video will be in several places to handle all of the traffic – Planet “Q” TV (that’s our video sharing website – GO THERE FIRST), then our You Tube Channel, both blogs, Daily Motion and on our VodPod.  Planet “Q” TV will have the best quality.

more coming soon…

Thomas

EOY Update – Preview Video is up

Filed under: Pageants — ccevideo @ 12:59 pm

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Hey everyone,

The Friday Preview Video is up on Planet “Q” TV – click on the link here to go to the Planet “Q” TV web player.  Look for the 2007 EOY Folder when you enter the player.  I will have it up on the blog, You Tube & Daily Motion shortly.

Thomas

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