Hike to Raintree

This is a short virtual tour of the Mt. Charleston hike along the North Loop Trail heading to Raintree. It was a beautiful day in March, 2014 when my daughter Athena and I did the 6 mile hike.

Las Vegas Skyline Interactive Panorama 2014

See the entire Las Vegas Strip in an interactive panorama: Vegas Skyline 2014. You can zoom and pan, checking out the whole strip from the Stratosphere to the Mandalay Bay. This panorama was shot on March 13, 2014 and is made of 77 images (11 sets of 7 images for HDR, or High Dynamic Range).…

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I want to see my movies, darn it.

Well, it’s getting to be that time of year when folks are bringing in their camcorders to have all those pesky files watchable. They’ve learned that while having these small little hard drive camcorders is awesome to shoot with and is great in capturing all those memories, it is a HUGE pain in the butt…

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Mango Holder

We produced this video so the client could get funding for expanded production of his mango holder. [resp_video][/resp_video] For more information on Patchin Pictures’ video production services, call us at 702-240-6777 or go to We do all types of video production, DVD and CD duplication, DVD and CD transfers, as well as photography, 360…

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My Thanksgiving Watch List

A long weekend is finally coming up and what better way to spend it than watching movies (why do you think I got into the biz in the first place?) So this is my “you-should-see-these-at-least-once-in-your-life-for-Thanksgiving” list and in order of importance as well. 5. Alice’s Restaurant – If you’re familiar with the song, and like…

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DVDs and Digital Copies

We’ve been having a lot of people coming in getting their materials transferred to DVD lately, and often we’re being asked “Can I watch this on my iPad?”  Well, I’m going to throw out some tidbits that may make the answer to that question seem pretty clear; the answer is  “No!” Simple, huh? Not to…

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Visual Sound on Movie Film

This old Revere film projector shown here could not play any kind of sound, but when sound was originally developed for movie film, it was recorded optically directly on film.  That is to say that the movie film had “visual” sound, basically sound waves recorded in analog form on the movie film as visual lines. …

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Easy Way to Help the Economy and Your Friends

You spend time browsing through your social network sites because you like to see what friends and family are doing, and you like to share what you are doing.  You also “like” and “share” other posts, websites and business information.  But did you know you can really help your friends and their business by sharing…

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Cameras Help Tell Our Stories

What cameras did your family use to take pictures, movies and videos of your pets and loved ones?  This camera is from 1913, while the cat is 100 years more current.  It’s fun to look at the history and evolution of cameras.  Cameras were invented in the 1700s, but the first photograph to last and…

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Bring Your Home Movie Films into the 21st Century

This professional film production light meter from 1931 is not likely something your father or grandfather would have used when shooting family home movies, but it’s a classic reminder that you need to bring your 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16 mm home movie films into the 21st Century. That’s not to say that movie film…

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