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A Day in Tutankhamun’s Tomb!


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Tutankhamun Artifacts

This has been reblogged from The Starlit Path.

I was recently at an iconic exhibition held at The Texas Museum of Science & Technology... “Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things From The Pharoah’s Tomb”.

Skybok produced this 1-minute video profile of it! (see below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UmLULKnIsU

I’ve always been fascinated with ancient Egypt. (There’s a great documentary on Netflix now, search for “Egypt” by BBC Films). Here are some more photos from the museum’s exhibition showcasing exact replicas of the artifacts discovered in his tomb. (A nice website on the exhibition with historical questions answered here). Also, check out 8 surprising facts about Tutankhamun.

Tutankhamun Artifacts

Atlanta, Daily Blog, Journal, Points of Interest

10 Facts About The Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia!


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The Swan House Atlanta Georgia

Skybok recently shot “The Swan House” in Atlanta, Georgia – Wow! What a remarkable testiment to history. The Atlanta Historical Society aquired the house in 1966 and has made the experience for visitors exceptionally interactive, with actors portraying the characters who once lived in this iconic home.

Fun Facts About Swan House

  1. The house is an example of a classic 1928 mansion
  2. It was built at the end of the jazz age
  3. It was built by a noted architect, Philip T. Shutze, who designed Swan House and its gardens, as well as many other important buildings in the city of Atlanta
  4. It lies in Atlanta’s “Buckhead” neighbourhood
  5. It is part of the Atlanta History Centre
  6. It was a filming location for “The Hunger Games”
  7. Its original owners Edward and Emily Inman. The Inmans had accumulated wealth from cotton brokerage and investments on transportation, banking and real estate
  8. The house combines Renaissance revival styles with a Classical approach on the main facade
  9. Edward Inman died in 1931, but Emily collected her family into the house and lived there until 1965. The house and grounds were acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966. See the Atlanta History Center’s website at: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/
  10. Many of the furnishings are the Inmans’ original furnishings

The Swan House Atlanta Georgia

The Swan House Atlanta Georgia Stairwell 1928

The Swan House Atlanta Georgia

All, Journal, People

A Profile for a Health Coach


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Diane Kobrynowicz is an inspired health guru + owner of “Austin Health Coaching” in Texas, USA. She speaks about her practice + helps us understand why a holistic approach to well-being is so important.

Seeing the face behind a business is an important part of being more relatable + growing a successful trust between a brand + its customers.

More on Skybok’s YouTube Channel.

Daily Blog, Fredericksburg, Journal, Points of Interest

A Video Showcase of Altstadt Brewery


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Altstadt Brewery Texas

Skybok recently filmed the video profile of a new brewery in Fredericksburg, Texas. Altstadt Brewery also wanted videos on both the history of the German “Purity Laws” also known as the “The Reinheitsgebot” according to which they brew their beer, and an explainer video on the difference between Lager +Kölsch. Altstadt has a growing community on Facebook + Twitter, where the videos have been well-received by patrons. The videos are also up on Skybok’s YouTube Channel here. Skybok did some great shoots of the facility, and took some candid photos of the six packs amidst the iconic wildflowers of the Texan Hill Country. Camera: Canon Rebel T5 + iPhone 7 Plus with Depth Effect.

Altstadt Brewery Texas

Altstadt Brewery Texas

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Journal, People

Filming an NFL Player


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Bo Scaife
Bo Scaife with students at Travis High School

Bo Scaife, former American football tight end, came to Austin to give motivational talks to a couple of high schools. He wanted Skybok to film these motivational showcases for use across his digital platforms. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos! Alos, if you’re a Pinterest fan, check out these ideas for nice shots when filming scenes involving crowds.

Below, a video FOX7 did with Bo.

Bo Scaife

Bo Scaife

Bo Scaife

Bo Scaife

Bo Scaife

Journal, People

A Celebrity Hair Stylist


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Pepper Pastor Hair Stylist New York
Pepper behind the scenes at a New York fashion show

One of Skybok’s new clients, Pepper Pastor, is a New York native famous for her hair styling skills – boasting celebrity clients such as Levis, Cadillac, Pony, Terry Richardson, Converse, Alice & Olivia, Redbull + more.  She wanted us to create video profiles showcasing her client testimonials, as well as the start of a new video web series where she shares creative tips. Skybok also did a great photoshoot of Pepper, which you can see on her Facebook channel here.

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Daily Blog, Journal, Social Outreach

Celebrate Your African Heritage By Giving Back


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Skybok has helped tell the story of some great charities in South Africa.

A great way to salute your African heritage is to give back to outreach organizations in Africa.

Here are a few videos of organizations + projects we have been involved with.

 

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions. Leave a comment below or scoot over to our Facebook page.

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