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Día de los Muertos Film Festival 2015

For those that have expressed interest in attending our 3rd Annual horror movie night!
However, the forecasters were right and even more so…

Well there’s floodin’ down in Texas, and we want all to be safe in their homes and on the roads and pray for others affected by the flood waters.

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the circle of life. It is our intentions to observe what is known to us as The Day of the Dead, as well as our own Halloween, and celebrate these in film.

This started out as watching horror movies alone at home on Halloween Night, after putting candy fueled children to bed. Too scared to continue to watch these movies alone, it was my intention to have a gathering to watch these with family and friends.

The outdoor projection screening is the most special to enjoy these sort of films. If it is dry enough on Sunday, we may be able to hold this event on the actual Día de los Muertos day. And could start the screenings an hour earlier, due to Day Light Savings.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2015 begins on Sunday, November 1

Will let those know that have RSVPed if we still plan to hold the event on Sunday when it gets closer. If not, then please come out and enjoy this event with us next year!

Día de los Muertos Film Festival Part III, on Sunday Evening, the actual Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead, day!

Please RSVP, if you are able to attend.

  • Kids Events most likely canceled due to a new soggy sod lawn.
  • Costume Contest
  • Popcorn machine
  • Keg of Shiner Wicked Ram IPA – (Released less than 2 weeks ago)

Film Screening Schedule

Times moved earlier one hour due to DST.

(Films and Times Subject to Change)

Later Screenings all to be voted upon by viewers. Bring your favorite horror film or one will be drawn from the Necronomicon (otherwise known as Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever).

Costumes are both welcome and encouraged!!

Dress the part, Play the part. Halloween was only yesterday!

Please contact me directly if you might like to come over late at night tonight or Sunday and watch as an indoor screening

Past Events

Dia de los Muertos Film Festival 2013

Dia de los Muertos Film Festival 2014

Darkest Before Dawn Radio Show

Radionomy - Darkest Before Dawn Radio Show

Radionomy - Darkest Before Dawn Radio Show

Darkest Before Dawn Radio – Deep Cuts and Lost Tracks. Darkest Before Dawn Radio is all things good music, from Folk, Country, to Heavy Metal. Along with Rap, Alternative, Metal, with Comedy and Soundbites. From Robert Johnson to Slayer.

Radionomy - Darkest Before Dawn Radio Show

Based out of Austin, Texas, near the hill country town of Cedar Valley, just short of Dripping Springs. Brought to you by your host Matthew Comer

Full Schedule

AM

  • All – 5:00 › 07:00
  • Comedy – 07:00 › 08:00
  • Rap – 08:00 › 09:00
  • Metal – 09:00 › 10:00
  • Country – 10:00 › 14:00
  • All – 14:00 › 18:00
  • Comedy – 18:00 › 19:00
  • Rap – 19:00 › 20:00
  • Country – 20:00 › 23:00
  • All – 23:00 › 00:00
  • Metal – 00:00 › 01:00
  • All – 01:00 › 04:59

Here is one of my favorites playlists on my Sansa® SanDisk Clip+ 8GB with expandable memory MP3 Player, via Last.fm.

[lastfmplaylist:mcomer:a975414d32bba582f47ad3ae74aedc39:Favorites]
[lastfmplaylist:mcomer:a975414d32bba582f47ad3ae74aedc39:Willie]

Día de los Muertos Film Festival 2014

Fresh off of the Housecore Horror Film Festival, we proudly present the Día de los Muertos Film Festival Part II, on Friday Halloween Night, 2014!

Dia de los Muertos Film Festival 2014

Film Screening Schedule at Redleaf Theatre:

(Screening times and films subject to change)

Schedule

  • Meet to Trick-or-Treat at 5:45 and leave by 6:15
  • Bob for Apples
  • Kids Crafts
  • Costume Contest
  • Haunted House
  • Popcorn Machine
  • Sawyer Family “Chop Top” BBQ, sorry no Head Cheese nor many substantial sides. Actually, sides may be altogether absent. Meat is METAL!!

Let us hear from you! What type of horror films and what specific films should be screened? Take the Poll:

Please contact sender with specific directions.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending and have not already done so.

Please bring any other refreshments and snacks that you may prefer, that will make you more comfortable when viewing possibly uncomfortable material. Popcorn will be provided!!

As well as lawn chairs or any other spirits that you might need to keep evil ones away.

Costumes are welcome and encouraged!!
Dress the part, Play the part. It’s Halloween!!
Fun for kids!

Past Events

Dia de los Muertos Film Festival 2013

New Nikon D610 DSLR Camera

Today, our new Nikon D610 DSLR Camera (Body Only) arrived that we had purchased online from B&H Photo. We are excited to use this new camera, as it is our first stop into the Nikon realm, leaving Canon behind. It was a tough decision, but after many reviews, personal testimonials, and comparing Canon and Nikon, we choose to go with the new leader in photography. Nikon in the past several years has taken on Canon in market share. Nikon offers more features and sharper images for less cost. Canon only updates their products after Nikon has already released new features, then Canon customers demand it. In this case, when we wanted to experience the advantages of a full frame sensor, we decided to go with Nikon instead of Canon. This decision was also costly, as it meant that we had to sell off all of the equipment that we had purchased over the years at deep discount after market prices. However, we can’t be more happy with this purchase and plan on leaning how to fully operate this new camera.

This camera was to replace my previous Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera. My wife Jenny had purchased this camera online from B&H Photo & Video. It had been a good camera, but Jenny and I were ready for a full frame sensor.

Jenny and I made the decision to switch from Canon brand camera products to Nikon brand camera products. It was a difficult decision. Daddy has had brand loyalty to Canon since he learned photography in a two year Photography class at David Crockett High School, working then on a Canon Rebel that shot on film. Since then and many pocket sized cameras, up to our first camera into the DSLR market, the Canon EOS 400D. When SXSW indoor low light shooting conditions required a much higher ISO, we purchased the Canon EOS 7D.

Jenny has taken a larger interest in photography. She has learned all that she can and become the primary photographer for our family, and friends as well. She too is working on her own business, Pretty Paper Photography.

We had sold our Canon 7D camera and most of our lenses, and other Canon equipment over the past few weeks on Craigslist. We have only purchased one lens, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens 2180.

So now we can only expect even more high better quality photos in full frame resolution of the Comer children, family, relatives, and new customers at Such Good Photography and Pretty Paper Photography.

Día de los Muertos Film Festival 2013

UPDATE:

Due to the Housecore Horror Film Festival held over the past weekend and Committee involvement, our DMFF Sunday screening was cancelled so that we could see GOBLIN Perform Live Score Of Dario Argento’s Suspiria! (If you have never seen that film, stop what you are doing and go see at this moment!)

Dia de los Muertos Film Festival 2013

Date: Halloween (9:00 PM Showtime) – Días de los Muertos Finale

Film selection voted upon and decided prior to screening:

Alternating Screenings at each others homes.
(Schedule, Dates, Times, Participants, Screenings, and Venues Subject to Change)

  • Categories
  • Premier*
  • Classic**
  • Cult**
  • Foreign*
  • Zombie*
  • Campy*

Vote for your category screening suggestion

* unseen by Committee

** seen or unseen and selected by Committee

Please bring refreshments and snacks that you prefer, that will make you more comfortable when viewing possibly uncomfortable material. Popcorn will be provided.

(Let whoever else know who might want to come or screen their own, that is into horror films who would like to participate in 2014.)

Free Event, Private, RSVP Required. Home Screening

For Sale – Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera Body Only

Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera Body Only $1100

Like the ones here: BHPhoto.com

Canon EOS 7D shutter count is: 27515 which is very low for a shutter ($200 replacement cost) that is rated for 250,000.

Also, selling

  • 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
  • and more lenses with filters that have been professionally calibrated
  • And Speedlight External Flash

Sold on January 21, 2014

We have also sold our recently calibrated Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens, as well as the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens, Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash, filters, hoods, and other Canon accessories.

For Sale – Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D 10.1 MP Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D 10.1 MP Digital SLR Camera – Black (Kit w/ EF-S II 18-55mm Lens)

Would guess that have shot about 20,000-25,000 shutter clicks.

Included:

  • Original Canon CB-2lW Battery Charger
  • Original Canon NB-2LH Rechargeable Battery Packs
  • Original Canon camera strap
  • Lexar Professional 1 GB Compact Flash 133x Speed Card
  • Might be able to find, but still looking at this time: Original box (barcode is cut out for the rebate I used at the time of purchase)
  • User manual, pocket guide, and CDs

Vince Neil

Vince Neil at the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in the parking lot of the Alamodome

Vince Neil at the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in the parking lot of the Alamodome

I’ll Wait by Van Halen

Van Halen 1984A

Van Halen 1984A

Van Halen: I’ll Wait Lyrics

Songwriters: Michael Mc Donald;Alex Van Halen;Michael Anthony;David Lee Roth;Eddie Van Halen

You’ve got me captured
I’m under your spell
I guess I’ll never learn

I have your picture
Yes I know it well
Another page is turned

Are you for real?
It’s so hard to tell
From just a magazine

Yeah, you just smile and the picture sells
Look what that does to me

I’ll wait
‘Til your love comes down
I’m coming straight for your heart
No way
You can stop me now
As fine as you are

I wrote a letter
And told her these words
That meant a lot to me

I never sent it
She wouldn’t have heard
Her eyes don’t follow me

And while she watches
I can never be free

Such good photography

I’ll wait
‘Til your love comes down
I’m coming straight for your heart
No way
You can stop me now
As fine as you are

(Guitar Solo)

You can’t imagine
What your image means
The pages come alive

Your magic free
To everyone who reads
Heartbreakin’ motor drive

Are you for real?
It’s so hard to tell
From just a magazine
Yeah, you just smile and the picture sells
Look what that does to me

I’ll wait
‘Til your love comes down
I’m coming straight for your heart
No way
You can stop me now
As fine as you are

I’ll wait
‘Til your love comes down
I’m coming straight for your heart
No way
You can stop me now
As fine as you are
I’ll wait

Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

I’ll Wait for the Van Halen Reunion or the Van Hagar Reunion?

Diamond Dave had some trouble after singing the Such Good Photography hook.

New Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera

I got a new Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera for Christmas this year! This camera is a big upgrade from what I had been using. After shooting on the SXSW Photography Crew last year, I struggled in indoor low light shooting conditions. This required a much higher ISO that he Canon 7D provides. As well as a live view mode that would allow me to take photos over my head, so I don’t lose a great opportunity again, as I did photographing Metallica at Stubb’s BBQ.

This camera was to replace my previous Canon Digital Rebel XTi 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens. My wife and I had purchased this camera locally at Precision Camera & Video on Black Friday 2007. It had been a good starter camera as I had learned on a Canon Rebel film camera in 2 years of photography classes at David Crockett High School. So naturally I wanted another Cannon. Before this, I had been shooting with a Canon PowerShot SD750 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom.

So we can only expect better quality photos of the Comer children, family, relatives, and Rock and Roll related shows!