We met actor Wayne Knight at the set of his TV Land series, “The Exes,” in Studio City for a #TalkingTech visit. Knight, best known to the world for his long run as pesky neighbor Newman on the “Seinfeld” sitcom, is a fun chap who’s hip to a lot of new tech, so we had a blast chatting for the video feature.
I get this question all the time–who else have you interviewed for the celebrity edition of #TalkingTech, your weekly video show on USATODAY.com?
So instead of jogging my brain, why not have a rolling list here, which I can update every week?
In no particular order, here goes:
When we met up with comedian Kevin Nealon at his home in Los Angeles for my USA TODAY #TalkingTech series, he mentioned that his all-time favorite gadget was the EG1 Traveler Guitar, suitable for overhead bins and rocking out in hotel rooms.
Well, you know me.
“Can you go it?” I asked.
And thus began out shoot, where I requested that he have some fun with the axe for photo time.
(And this was after we played “Dueling Banjos,” and the theme from the “Beverly Hillbillies,” on guitar and banjo.
Just another fun morning on the job!
I’ve been shooting a lot with the Sony A7S for the last several weeks, gathering material for my USA TODAY #TalkingTech review.
The big selling point of this camera is the big full-frame chip in the small body, and getting to shoot at higher ISOs than previously thought imaginable.
Take a look at some of the examples:
We start with dusk in Pismo Beach, throw in some portraits and end in morning @Manhattan Beach, as the sun is about to come up. All shot at ISOs from 2500 to 100,000.
Shooting in high ISOs with the Sony A7S
From dusk in Pismo Beach to morning in Manhattan Beach pre-sun up and some portraits too.
We met up with the jazz legend Chick Corea during a stop in Los Angeles, when he was in town to perform with the Vigil, his new straight-ahead jazz group. We got a good half-hour of conversation on a range of tech-oriented topics for my #TalkingTech series: his gadget bag that he’s taken from Boston to Peru, the new podcast series and online music seminars, and which jazz albums he’d choose to introduce a newbie to the art form.
Corea, who has been performing since the 1960s, broke through to pop audiences in the 1970s with his Return to Forever jazz-rock group and has been packing `em in ever since.
My all-time personal favorite Corea composition is “Armando’s Rhumba,” and recording would be any time he’s on the solo piano. What’s yours?
Check out this best-of playlist Corea put together on SoundCloud down below.