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AlmaNow.com Website Overhaul

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Initially I was contacted by Tommy Ganz to create a Flash banner for his web site AlmaNow.com (American Landscape Maintenance Association). He had seen something similar on another site I did and asked if I could change it to meet his needs. I did so free of charge. It was a project that interested me and I knew I could do it in a few hours so I agreed. Tommy loved the banner so much that a few months later, he asked my to do a website overhaul on his current site and add a Vbulletin forum. I created multiple wireframes and comps and once a design was chosen, I created a WordPress theme (the iste was already running WordPress) and a matching vBulletin theme. Total implementation time for the website overhaul and forum installation was about a month with all the revamps and SEO setup. I also set Tommy up on Google Analytics so he could see which of his products and pages were bringing in the most attention. The ALMA site brought in over 2000 members before Tommy shut it down because of a conflict of interest with a new company he joined.

Killing zombie puppets video clip

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For the last few years, I’ve been planning a zombie puppet movie. It keeps changing… I want to do feature length… no, I want to do a short… I want to use explosives.. no, I want to use a guacamole gun… I just don’t know which way I want to take the idea. I did manage to do an explosive test on one of the zombie puppets. I can tell you that I will most likely be using a guacamole gun for the FX in the film – the explosion was extremely fast, loud and scary as hell to be filming. I know it might not come across as violent in the clip, but rest assured, that was definitely wicked! Check it out for yourself and don’t be afraid to leave a comment!