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So everyday I decided that I would put a quote or song up here, something that will either make you think or express the way that I am feeling at the moment…

June 16

Quote of the Day: “Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us” ~ Roy Adzak

Song of the Day: Ray Charles – Georgia on my Mind

June 15

Quote of the Day: “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.  Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.  It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle” ~ Paulo Coelho

Song of the Day: Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion

June 14

Quote of the Day: “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves” ~ William Arthur Ward

Song of the Day:  Bob Seger – Turn the Page

June 13

Quote of the Day: “I never think of the future.  It comes soon enough” ~ Albert Einstein

Song of the Day: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird


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The San Francisco International Film Festival has been going on for the past week and will continue until May 6th.  I’m excited to say that tomorrow I am finally going to be able to watch some of the films they are exhibiting, one of which is titled “Colony”.  Colony is a documentary based on the disappearance of honey bees.  It is a Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Contender and I have heard nothing but good reviews about it.  The directors, Ross McDonnell and Carter Gunn, filmed most of this documentary throughout the United States with the hopes of bringing awareness to others about the colony collapse disorder.  Before learning of this film, I have never heard of such a thing so I am looking forward to gaining some insight on this issue.  After watching it, I will post another blog reviewing the movie for those of you who are interested in seeing it yourself.  There are still a few more showings left so don’t miss out!  The showing times for the Colony are as follows:  Thursday April 29th at 1:30 pm, Saturday May 1st at 7:00 pm, and Monday May 3rd at 4:15 pm.  Location: Sundance Kabuki Theatre, 1881 Post Street, San Francisco

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Hey everyone and welcome to my blog, “Another day in the life of ShanMack”.  Right now I am currently attending school in San Francisco, majoring in digital film and video production.  My main passion is photography, but once I graduate I am looking forward to working on documentaries as well.  Living in the city is an amazing experience and everyday I step outside my door I never know what to expect, this is why I chose this title for my blog.

Each day brings forth new opportunities, challenges, and experiences.  Throughout this blog I will share random stories and thoughts, as well as information regarding photography, film and art.  Each week I will be writing a blog showcasing new and established artists.  You can also look forward to reviews on films that I will be watching, although most of them will be documentaries.  I encourage you to participate in blog discussions and to share any information that you feel may be helpful or valuable to other likeminded people.  I hope that you enjoy this blog and I look forward to your feedback!

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