Category: Video

First Look at Hawaii Five-O Reboot

First Look at Hawaii Five-O Reboot

As the world, and Hawaii, prepares to say goodbye to “LOST,” news came this week that CBS had picked up the long-awaited reboot of its hit series from over three decades ago. The new “Hawaii Five-O” will be part of the network’s fall line up, and is already one of...

“LOST” at the Marina

“LOST” at the Marina

SPOILER ALERT: It was a big day for the “LOST” crew, setting up at the marina behind the Ilikai Hotel. Early on the agenda was an ambitious stunt, but it took a second try to make a splash.

“LOST” Connections [Updated]

“LOST” Connections [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT: “LOST” is filming in downtown Honolulu this morning, taking over the entrance of the State Attorney General building on Queen St. And two characters that fans have been eager to see in Season 6 are featured in the street-front scene.

Photo Fusion Workshop on Sept. 24

Photo Fusion Workshop on Sept. 24

Renown digital photographer and videographer Vu Bui (of The Bui Brothers) is returning to Honolulu as part of a “photo fusion” mini-tour. He’s going to be spending a week on Oʻahu shooting photos and videos to teach people what they can accomplish with the most basic gear. And the kickoff...

27th Okinawan Festival

27th Okinawan Festival

Okinawan Festival from hawaii on Vimeo. This past weekend brought the 27th annual Okinawan Festival back to Kapiolani Park. More than 40,000 people turned out over two full days to revel in all things uchinanchu, showcasing everything from traditional Okinawan performances, to delicious food, to several cultural activities. My family...

Hā: Breath of Life

Hā: Breath of Life

The Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii’s top paid visitor attraction, recently unveiled its new night show, “Hā: Breath of Life.” On Saturday, my wife and I were among a group of people invited by the center to check it out as part of a “social media night.” Our hosts, Lee Britos...

‘The Fuel Film’ Comes to Hawaii

‘The Fuel Film’ Comes to Hawaii

An award-winning documentary on America’s addiction to oil and the promise of alternative energy is coming to Honolulu. “The Fuel Film” (formerly “Fields of Fuel“) will be screened one night only, this Friday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. The film follows director and activist Josh Tickell as he travels around...

Scenes from an Aircraft Carrier

Scenes from an Aircraft Carrier

On Thursday, I was part of a group of local business and community leaders who participated in a “Distinguished Visitor” embark to the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier currently en route to the Western Pacific. (More here.) The experience was incredible, almost indescribable, leaving me awed, exhausted,...

Aloha, Roz!

Aloha, Roz!

Roz Savage has left Honolulu, and has begun her historic solo row toward the South Pacific. As I reported earlier, many members of the local “Geek Corps” stepped up to support her mission, including rush development of the awesome “Roz Tracker.” For her launch at the Waikiki Yacht Club on...

Proudly Purple

Proudly Purple

The “Purple States” project aims to merge the best of citizen journalism and the established media. Described as “reality news” and a cross between “The Real World” and “The Huffington Post,” it launched in the run up to the 2008 elections. The “Purple States” project previously highlighted a handful of...

Video Chat in Gmail

Video Chat in Gmail

Taking another bold move into Skype‘s territory, Google has announced the addition of voice and video chat to Gmail. Interestingly, audio and video chats are currently available only as an extension to the Google Talk feature within Google’s free webmail service, and not via its standalone Google Talk chat client...

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike from hawaii on Vimeo. Yesterday, I joined my 10-year-old daughter, Katie, on a hike up Diamond Head, one of Hawaii’s most recognizable landmarks and a popular local attraction. The hike was organized by her Girl Scout troop (Hawaii Troop #84), and we were joined by seven other...

Waikiki Apple Store Opens

Waikiki Apple Store Opens

Royal Hawaiian Apple Store Grand Opening from hawaii on Vimeo. Hawaii’s third Apple Store opened this morning in Waikiki, overlooking Kalakaua Avenue from the Royal Hawaiian Center. I was, in fact, second on the scene at 3 a.m., showing up an hour after web cartoonist Sophie Lynette. (I wasn’t planning...

“LOST” on Stormy Seas

“LOST” on Stormy Seas

SPOILER ALERT! When the sun goes down on Friday, most people rejoice at the end of the work week. Today, however, sunset meant things were just getting started for the “LOST” production crew. They commandeered the swimming pool at Kaneohe District Park, converting it into a film-studio-grade water tank. The...

iLovePhotos Now Available

iLovePhotos Now Available

After over two years of development, Hawaii-based Blue Lava Technologies has finally released iLovePhotos, its desktop photo organization and sharing application for the Mac. The launch comes on the heels of the company’s well-received debut at DEMOfall in San Francisco, a leading launchpad for startups. Here are a few of...

Roz Savage Rows to Hawaii

Roz Savage Rows to Hawaii

Roz Savage Arrives in Hawaii from hawaii on Vimeo. After 99 days at sea, including an unlikely encounter with another unlikely vessel, solo rower Roz Savage arrived at Waikiki Yacht Harbor yesterday. Her historic ocean crossing was celebrated by a crowd of friends, supporters, and reporters… and, in fact, her...

Hawaii Marine Expelled for Puppy Video

Hawaii Marine Expelled for Puppy Video

David Motari, the Hawaii marine who was engulfed in controversy over a video clip posted to YouTube in March, has been expelled from the service. The video showed Motari throwing a puppy off a cliff while on patrol in Iraq. According to an official statement placed front and center yesterday...

Circuit Bending

Circuit Bending

Beatrix*JAR in Hawaii from hawaii on Vimeo. Beatrix*JAR is Bianca Pettis and Jacob Roske, sound artists out of Minneapolis. They were in Honolulu for a concert at The Arts at Mark Garage yesterday, and also put on a couple of “circuit bending” workshops for the community. This workshop was hosted...

Kodomo No Hi

Kodomo No Hi

Kodomo No Hi from hawaii on Vimeo. Kodomo No Hi, or Children’s Day (formerly Boy’s Day), is traditionally celebrated on May 5 in Japan, but the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii gave locals a head start with its “Keiki Fun Fest” on Sunday. There were all kinds of activities from...

The Spam Jam is Coming!

The Spam Jam is Coming!

Mark your calendars and brace your palates: the annual “Waikiki Spam Jam” is returning on May 3, 2008. Hawaii residents consume more Spam per capita than any other state in the union: nearly seven million cans a year. So it makes sense that we celebrate everyone’s favorite brand of “mystery...