Monthly Archive: November 2007

Another Taste of NYC

Another Taste of NYC

SPOILER ALERT! Although “LOST” production has essentially wrapped for the year, cameras are still rolling here and there for mobisodes, pick-ups and reshoots. Last night, my friend Ian reported seeing them setting up downtown. Christmas lights and a New York subway sign were among the props spotted. I wasn’t able...

LOST in the Big Apple

LOST in the Big Apple

SPOILER ALERT! From Fiji to New York City, it’s been a busy week for “LOST.” The production returned to Chapin Lane (which previously played Bangkok in a Jack flashback) and the area around Mark’s Garage to recreate the Big Apple. Streets were lit up with the Christmas spirit, and people...

Flickr Friday in Manoa

Flickr Friday in Manoa

The monthly midday meetup of Flickr users moves to Manoa this month, as local shutterbugs convene for food, folks, and framing at Thai Sweet Basil in Manoa Marketplace (2756 Woodlawn Drive). Easily a dozen geek-leaning photographers will once again draw funny looks and concerned study as they form a smiling...

LOST in Fiji

LOST in Fiji

It may be a holiday for some people, but “LOST” was hard at work today bringing the South Pacific to Honolulu. Kewalo Basin, the small commercial harbor in Kaka’ako, was transformed into the Port of Suva, Fiji’s largest port and gateway to its capital city. It was hard to miss...

Blogging Job at the State Capitol

Blogging Job at the State Capitol

The House Majority at the Hawaii State Legislature has put out the call, on its blog no less, for a full-time blogger. Well, an “assistant communications director” with others duties as assigned, no doubt, but still… House Communications Director Georgette Deemer is looking for someone who loves to write. “Not...

Beautiful Flight Patterns

Beautiful Flight Patterns

Data can be beautiful. UCLA designer, artist, and researcher Aaron Koblin took 24 hours’ worth of air traffic data from the FAA and created mesmerizing visualizations of otherwise everyday flight activity. You can check out Koblin’s collection of Flight Pattern” videos, or jump straight to a fantastic montage of several...

HVCB Picks Online Video Partner

HVCB Picks Online Video Partner

In an attempt to help Hawaii “go viral” in the world of web video, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has partnered with TurnHere, “a full-service Internet video solutions provider to the media, publishing, travel, local and real estate industries.” Specifically, TurnHere will distribute HVCB videos across the Internet via...

Walgreens Greets Hawaii

Walgreens Greets Hawaii

Mainland drugstore chain Walgreens welcomed its first island shoppers yesterday, when it opened the first of many, many planned stores in the Aloha State. Walgreens is entering a market that has been wholly dominated by California-based Longs Drugs for half a century. The 9,000-square-foot Keeaumoku store is small and has...

PBS Hawaii Adds Blog, Message Board

PBS Hawaii Adds Blog, Message Board

It’s only been a few weeks since Leslie Wilcox started blogging at PBS Hawaii, but the local public television station is already pushing even further into the great conversation on the web. “Digital Dialog” is a new blog focused on PBS Hawaii’s transition from analog to digital television, which will...

HPU Gets Comic Treatment

HPU Gets Comic Treatment

Meet Columbidai and Mangus, the two newest Big Critters on Campus at Hawaii Pacific University. The pigeon and mongoose pair will star in a new online comic that saw its debut yesterday at FortStreetPulse.com. Columbidai and Mangus is (are?) the brainchild of FortStreetPulse.com founder Carlos Urreta and talented digital artist...

LOST Time

LOST Time

For the “LOST” crew, Halloween wasn’t so much spooky as it was slippery. Rain washed away some of the momentum during the Chinatown/Koreatown location shoot, as on-again, off-again downpours stalled filming several times. The crew took it all in stride, though, standing at the ready with umbrellas and towels to...