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"felix" Discussed on The Hockey PDOcast
"I <Speech_Male> think like 8 or ten <Speech_Male> or something and <Speech_Male> which was still in hindsight <Speech_Male> way too high, but <Speech_Male> that's how excited I <Speech_Male> was about this group <Speech_Male> from a watchability perspective <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Male> I've been I've been slowly <Speech_Male> disappointed. So honestly <Speech_Male> this chat was <Speech_Male> as much for me as the <Speech_Male> listeners because I needed like <Speech_Male> a <Speech_Male> 50 minute therapy session <Speech_Male> with you to just kind of talk or <Speech_Male> talk my feelings through this. <Silence> Oh, <Speech_Male> I'm glad I'm glad I <Speech_Male> can help. <Speech_Male> It's been really rough. <Speech_Male> I mean, they're still watchable <Speech_Male> if you're a fan of the other <Speech_Male> team. Like you could still <Speech_Male> get something out of <Speech_Male> whatever the other <Speech_Male> teams got going. I <Speech_Male> just love that last night <Speech_Male> against Seattle <Speech_Male> that Daniel sprung <Speech_Male> did the like <Speech_Male> ear to the hand to the <Speech_Male> ear to the crowd thing. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Because <Speech_Male> I Kirby docked and <Speech_Male> I'm just not <Speech_Male> convinced that that many people <Speech_Male> in the crowd actually <Speech_Male> even knew <Speech_Male> that Daniel sprung ever played <Speech_Male> for the ducks, but <Speech_Male> the <Speech_Male> 47 <Speech_Male> people still <Speech_Male> still in their seats at that <Speech_Male> time were <Speech_Male> kind of like in different on a <Speech_Male> big revenge <Speech_Male> move by Daniel strong <Speech_Male> yeah, <Speech_Male> which was really funny because <Speech_Male> it was like <Speech_Male> he didn't even make a <Speech_Male> move but <Speech_Male> Kevin Schindler characters <Speech_Male> went absolutely <Speech_Male> barreling into his own <Speech_Male> goalie and knocked him out of the <Speech_Male> play and he was like, it was <Speech_Male> an empty net or really. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> But yeah, it <Speech_Male> is what it is. <Speech_Male> Daniel strong <Speech_Male> certainly is not short on <Speech_Male> confidence and swagger <Speech_Male> and so <Speech_Male> I'll give him that <Speech_Male> much. <Speech_Male> All right man, well, <Speech_Male> this was a blast. I'm glad <Speech_Male> we finally got to do this. <Speech_Male> I'm a big fan of <Speech_Male> your podcast. So I'll <Speech_Male> let you <Speech_Male> get here. <Speech_Male> And you <Speech_Male> better not shout out the <Speech_Male> beaker anymore because <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> both myself and the listeners <Speech_Male> can't take any more <Speech_Male> beaker shout outs, <Speech_Male> but I will let you plug your <Speech_Male> own podcast. <Speech_Male> Yeah, if you <Speech_Male> want to check out <Speech_Male> the podcast I do with <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> my good buddy, J cru Rudolph. <Speech_Male> It's crashed <Speech_Male> the pond. <Speech_Male> We have a podcast up <Speech_Male> every week. <Speech_Male> We're also writing now <Speech_Male> at the sporting tribune, <Speech_Male> covering the Anaheim <Speech_Male> ducks there. So <Speech_Male> just check me on Twitter, <Speech_Male> Felix the cards, <Speech_Male> search for me, and <Speech_Male> yeah, if you need <Speech_Male> your ducks fix <Speech_Male> and Derek <Speech_Male> grant complaints, we've <Speech_Male> got you covered. <Speech_Male> I want to give a shout out to <Speech_Male> your <Speech_Male> Jake and my pals <Speech_Male> walk. One of the <Speech_Male> nicest guys in the <Speech_Male> industry. So I wanted <Speech_Male> to make sure he <Speech_Male> agreed. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Love Jake. All right man, well, this <Speech_Male> is a blast. I'm really glad <Speech_Male> we got to do this. <Speech_Male> Certainly have you <Speech_Male> back on. I think maybe <Speech_Male> we should aim again <Speech_Male> for <Speech_Male> closer. Actually, but we'll see <Speech_Male> how the deadline if this <Speech_Male> team gets involved in <Speech_Male> some of these trades, but certainly <Speech_Male> as we get into <Speech_Male> the off season because I think <Speech_Male> there are going to be some <Speech_Male> fireworks coming out <Speech_Male> of the ducks. <Speech_Male> Yeah, can't <Silence> wait. <Speech_Male> All right, <SpeakerChange> cheers, pal. <Speech_Male> You are listening <Speech_Male> to the hockey PDO guest streaming on the sportsnet radio network.
"felix" Discussed on The Hockey PDOcast
"Art Felix, we're talking about the coaching. We're talking with expectations for this team. I think this is a good segue into, you know, you mentioned what pat verbeek was saying on what is it the beaker? The beaker is getting the beakers getting a lot of shout out to today's show. What he's saying about his expectations for the team in terms of the record. And I don't necessarily want to say that the results don't matter, right? Because it's a competitive sport, you're going to get judged on wins and losses. So it matters to some degree no matter what your expectations are. But I think for this team, it's clear that if you enter the season, you're rebuilding, you have some young players, you're playing the long game. You're not necessarily going to live or die with each loss or each result any given night. You want to see development progression kind of like good habits being built and a good playing environment or a successful one, being steadily built upon, right? That's much more important to me than seeing whether they want or lost on a random Tuesday night or whatever. I guess for me, the trick here is that it becomes really difficult when a team is this bad and we skip all those stats about how much they're losing, how often they're trailing, how bad defensively they are. The one complication is it becomes really difficult. The properly evaluate players. And you hinted at this earlier where we've seen players who all of a sudden their underlying numbers is completely plummeted on a ducks and they reach that age where it's like, all right, they're late 20s. Is this a physical thing? Are they just not what they used to be anymore? And then they go to a team, you see a hamper's limb home, go to the Boston Bruins, and he all of a sudden becomes an elite shut down. Two way one on one defender again, right? Exactly what he was in his prime. That makes sense. I think that was shocking to me was seeing Josh Manson go to Colorado because the island clearly have a great team and a surplus of talent.
"felix" Discussed on The Hockey PDOcast
"Welcome to the hockey PDO guest. My name is a Mitchell filippovich and joining me is my good buddy. I feel like cigarette Felix, what's going on? It's going well, demetria album. I'm glad to be here and talk about one of the most exciting teams in the NHL. Yes, the Anaheim ducks. We're doing the Anaheim ducks deep dive officially. I mean, I've got a lot of negative thoughts that probably that you're going to echo as well. And then we can unpack. I felt like let's start with the glass half full approach and focus on what I think has been one of the real bright lights in this otherwise leak dark cold environment that has been Anaheim dogs hockey, dating back to
Carter Verhaeghe scores twice, Panthers beat Flyers 4-3
"Carter verige scored twice against his former team and the Panthers used a two goal third period to beat the flyers four three for he gave Florida a two zero lead scoring twice two 22 apart in the opening period We got a couple early ones and it was nice to get on top right away at home Rudolph's balsas put the cats ahead to stay and Sergei bobrovsky stopped 31 shots in the Panthers third win in four games Josh Maher also scored for Florida Travis connecting James van reem steig and Nick sealer provided the flyers scoring Felix sandstrom turned back 31 shots for Philadelphia which has fallen behind in each of its first four games before tying the score I'm Dave ferry
David Schweikert: Biden Has Weaponized Every Level of the Government
"You know that the problem I have with this again being a former federal agent myself I mean I did this exact job description GS 1811 federal investigator It's a different agency but it's the same description but the issue I have with it is there's an opportunity cost to this stuff You know when the FBI spends a lot of its time you know investigating pro lifers On January 6 people some of who were just there at the rally and had nothing to do with any of the illegal behavior And then spends a bunch of time you know four years investigating Donald Trump congressman there's a cost to the foregone opportunity You know miss terrorists you know drugs at the border There's a cost to this It's just not free Well look I do mostly taxes I'm a ways and means God I'm a senior Republican over social security So I do Medicare financing I do taxes I do trade I do the geeky stuff I'm really good at math I'm not necessarily good at screaming at people And well I am So there you go We're a perfect match This is like Oscar and Felix I'm sorry go ahead I didn't mean to interrupt you Yeah In some ways we are the odd couple Think about what's going on and in some ways this goes back to the first day of the Obama administration It was the weaponization of every level of government So you had fun from it works as a park service Well it turns out that person used to be a political appointee and the Obama administration was so brilliant It took all these tens of thousands of political folks and converted them into covered employees So you can't fire them And now we're sitting here a decade later and you're wondering why the Trump administration had so much battle to get the littlest thing done or why every time you turn there's another Republican getting investigated They're getting brutalized
Orioles hit 4 homers in 7-4 victory over Blue Jays
"The Orioles had four home runs to back the pitching of Jordan lyles as they beat the Blue Jays 7 to four Ramon urias got the Orioles going with the three run blast in the first off starter and loser you say kikuchi Anthony Santander and Ryan Malcolm went back to back in the third and Austin Hayes hit a solo shot in the 6th We're going out expecting to win every game so I think we've been in this mindset now for the last couple of months and we're just continuing to play good baseball The Blue Jays got homers from Kevin biggio and Matt Chapman lyles improves the 9 and 8 Felix Bautista earned his 5th save Craig heist Baltimore
Orioles hold off Pirates 1-0 for 4th straight victory
"De Kramer led the Orioles to their fourth straight win a one zero verdict over the pirates Kramer pitched into the 7th inning and allowed four hits He recorded 14 consecutive outs after getting into a one out first and third jam in the second inning Ramon urea singled home the game's only run in the 6th inning After the Orioles squandered several chances early in the game Felix Bautista put two runners out of the knife before picking up the save Mitch Keller allowed a run in 8 hits over 6 innings to fall to three and 8 I'm Dave ferry
Mancini finishes homestand in style as Orioles top Rays 3-0
"Dray Mancini hit an inside the park home run to help lead the Orioles to a three zero win over the rays taking three of four from Tampa Jordan lyles pitched into the 6th to earn his 7th win and the Orioles bullpen was dominant again with Felix Bautista earning a four out save Mancini could be dealt by the trade deadline next week I'm just going to go out there every day and keep playing for this team and the name across my chest You know because I love the city and the team and a lot of these guys in here Ryan Yarborough suffered the loss to fall to Owen 6 the rays left ten on base and they finished out at two and 5 road trip Craig heist Baltimore
Santander's 3-run HR in 9th leads Orioles past Yankees 9-6
"Anthony Santander had a three run walk off Homer off Lucas litke in the 9th as the Orioles beat the Yankees 9 to 6 to avoid a four game sweep DJ le mayu tied the game at 6 6 with an RBI single in the top of the 9th off Jorge Lopez Brandon Hyde's team salvaged the final game of the series against the hottest team in baseball We lost three pretty close game two one run games here against the Yankees and then when the last game of the series hopefully we can start to continue to take these sort of bats going forward John Carlos Stanton singled homered and drove in three runs for New York Robinson Shireen had a two run Homer for the Orioles Felix Bautista got the win to even his record at one and one Craig heist Baltimore
Prof. James Lindsay Describes the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory
"This before, but I have to do it again for the record across all of the stations, the 300 stations we broadcast to the millions of listers and viewers because it really, to this day I find it shocking James that you really, and I did this in my second book. You can really map the thinkers of the new left. You can map the individuals who came up with these dastardly ideas. They have names. They have schools. They have institutions that they penetrated. So let's start with the basics. Who peopled the Frankfurt school and what did they believe in? So give us some of the big names and what they thought of western civilization. Okay, so the Frankfurt school for the listeners who don't know is that the institute for social research that was set up at guard to university in Frankfurt, Germany. That's why it's called the Frankfurt school. Its original name was the institute for Marxism, but its financiers like Felix veal thought that that was a little bit too on the nose. And so they changed the name to the institute for social research. The kind of big players at the time would have included in the formative years before it actually came together. And he went to prison. Antonio gramsci, the Italian Marxist who basically outlined the idea of the long march to the institutions as it later got named, but he was only kind of tangential. The other big names that have been Gustav von schmoller, for example, and George Lucas laying the architecture, working with max horkheimer, who became one of the most significant directors in the late 1920s through the 1940s, Theodor adorno, Herbert marcuse, these are major influential names and figures in 20th century Marxism. And their goal was to reinvent Marxism to take over the western context rather than peasant societies like Russia and China. Because and correct me if I'm getting this wrong, but people like gramsci and others saw this success of Marxist ideology in very backward third world nations very agrarian post feudalistic ones like China in 48 and saris thrasher in 17, but they saw an incapacity of Marx's amox marxian ideas to gain traction in well developed a first world nations with a strong judeo Christian basis. So their idea was, there isn't going to be a class consciousness suddenly erupting in a revolution, therefore we have to subvert existing institutions from the outside. Is
"felix" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Photography dot com. So that's where the stuff goes. That's my bad because I have a terrible name. It's not dream photography. It's green photography. Photography. Did I get that right? Wait, wait, let me look at the website here. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Dot com. Oh, yeah. It is oh, yeah, yeah, Google is not happy about that. Well, we'll link to it. So you won't have to remember the URLs, just click on the link in the blog post for this. In the head over there and connect with this guy. This guy is doing some amazing stuff. Felix, thank you so much for coming on podcast. I appreciate it. Congratulations on all the stuff that you're doing. I'm a follower and a fan now. So I can't wait to see what comes out next. And I would encourage people. You also have a course out. And when you talk about that a little bit as well, you have a course on how you do all this miniature type photography. Can you talk about that course and what's in it? Yes, I have well, I have different courses, but most of them are really basic and are in Spanish. So if you want something a little bit more advanced, I have one in English that you can get through my website. And this is this course is more focused in the photography and post production side. And I talk about all the basic knowledge you will need, as well, we go through three different exercises. Making different scenes and different effects, digital and on camera effects. And yes, I think it's a really complete, let's say, workshop or tutorial or course. Very cool. Okay. And that's all on the website too. So people can focus on my social media and all that stuff. Is there? Awesome. All right. Felix, thanks a lot. And we'll speak to you soon. Hey, I'm coming down there. At some point within the next year or so I'm going to come hang out with you in cancun and see what's going on in that studio. And on the beach, but in the studio. For a short Frederick, now it's really well known photographer bong Wong. It's staying in the studio. And yes, I would love to have you here. And I mean, I have enjoyed talking so much with you. I know, I'm sorry, by the way, because my English is not perfect, but I will try to do my best. If you come here, I will give you a special tour and show you how to do my stuff. Oh, deal. Deal, you heard that, everybody. You heard that an invitation from Felix to come to the studio hang out in cancun and see how he does this stuff. Who could turn that down? So margaritas or whatever. And he's sweet and deal with margaritas. All right, so. And by the way, your English is perfectly fine, man. I would not worry about that. Yeah. So yeah, it's perfectly fine. All right, we'll leave it right there. Thanks everybody for watching this. Go check out Felix's work and we'll catch you next time. This is twin. This episode was sponsored by MPB, the world's largest online platform for used photo and video kit. Visit MPB dot com..
"felix" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"How did it go and how did it come to fruition while I let the video play silently here? So what was the story? Well, marketing department of Gucci in Italy contacted me because they were going to launch their first, let's say, collectible. And this was sac operation between cooperation between Gucci and hot wheels. So of course, a miniature car of hot wheels branded by gushy. And they just, you know, commission with me to create one piece, whatever I had completely to create something, showing these Gucci hot wheels which miniature collective car. It's like a really limited edition car. In the images. So I came up, I mean, Gucci is well known for their backs or traveling bags and all this stuff. So I just went and proposed them to do a wooden back like it was like all this one. And building inside that bag, the first Gucci store or fabric that it's in Florence, Italy. So it was kind of a machine troubling troubling machine, you know? Back to the Future. To open this bag and inside the rack, you will have the Gucci building with the miniature car. Wow. Wow. I don't know if it makes sense. It does. It does. That's cool. It was Gucci happy with this. Yeah, yes. They were really, really happy. They commissioned it, these work to really different artists. Illustrator and I think two were like illustrators and me as a photographer and craft builder. And yes, they were really happy. And I mean, this is in their websites and they use it for the launch of the first collectible item. I love it. Love it. Really cool stuff, man. Well, congratulations congratulations on what looks like a fantastic body of work. And it sounds like there's some treasures that we haven't seen yet that you haven't published. Looking forward to seeing all that stuff. Man, this has been a treat to chat with you about this stuff. I mean, I have so many problems that I just want to show to everyone, but I mean, when they are commercial projects, these are sometimes like between maybe three to 6 months, you know, you start talking with them until you publish their project. It takes long time. Good things come to those who wait, right? So obviously, people want to check this out. The website is Hernandez dream.
"felix" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Using a small smaller lights and putting them far away just to create those hard shadows that look realistic like in a really sunny day. So it all depends. Like for this image, we are seeing right now of the ecto one. This is a mix of landscape photography with the model shot in the studio just in white in a simple white background. So I took first the landscape image. So then in the studio, I had to replicate that light. And so there are a lot of different techniques. I also sometimes do light painting. Just with a simple flashlight, maybe it's a long exposure, maybe one, two, or even three minutes for making one of the images, just using a flashlight. So again, it depends. When you have to freeze action like explosions or dust all of that, then you will have to work with flashes just to freeze the freeze the action. So it depends. So yeah, so it depends on whatever leg anything it depends on what the vision is for it. But it was exciting and what's interesting, part of what's interesting about all this is you're building all the pieces. Like I said, you have all the pieces for the model. You put that together. And then the second phase or part of the or one of the next phases is to create all the pieces for the composite, right? So now you've got the model, put together, and that's great. Now the rest is okay, I need a little bit of smoke here and let's paint it with light and put some highlight here and a light inside the car or things like that. That part of it, it looks really intimidating Felix. How do you get here? How do you get in there to that level of detail and have that level of patience to make sure everything is perfect built on the model building side and on the post side? How long did it take you to get good at this? Is it been ten years? How long? Yes, I mean before I started doing photography or even these more professional setups, no crafts. I was doing a digital manipulation. You know, I started with Photoshop. I used Photoshop. I used opportunity and another kind of software. For example, we were talking about the lenses to achieve great data pill. Sometimes even you need more depth of field, even if you are using this tilt and chips to go with the technical focus stacking. So yes, I use a different kind of software for different tasks. But yes, I have been using, let's say, Photoshop for the last 20 years. So I know because I'm in charge of all the process. I know what I have to do on camera. And I know what I'm going to do in post production. And this can change. Sometimes I just want to do most of the part because it's fun. I don't want to use maybe digital manipulation. So I try to do everything on camera, maybe in just one shot, but when you need to have more control over the image, then you will take several photos, you will stick them in Photoshop. You will do on camera effects, practical effects, but as well, you also complement, let's say, in doing digital effects. So yes, I mean, for me it kind of natural, again, mixing this technique, because I mean, I have been doing this for so much time that we was just like evolution, you know? Yeah, yeah. And everything changes over time, right? So if you've been doing this for ten years, then sensor sizes and performance of cameras has increased over that time, the viability of using continuous light versus having to use strobe for everything, right? Has changed the game a little bit. And then now one of the next evolutions, I think, is motion, right? And being able to do sort of video and that sort of thing. I know you're playing around with that as well. And I want to show a little this thing you have here. So here's a motion diorama with a fire for folks that are listening. I encourage you to check the video out, but there's fire burning next to what looks like a dilapidated old abandoned car and with a light that shows up in the sky. Tell me about this. Tell me about this because this is completely different, right? Now are you are you basically an after effects now? Instead of Photoshop, what's happening? You know, I mean, I've been trying to learn after effects. It's kind of similar to Photoshop, but for moving, let's say moving images. But I had not the time to do so. These are like really simple animations. This is just done everything in premiere in premiere pro. So this is just a still image and I'm just playing with some already video assets that I buy in an Internet libraries. And just trying to blend in them as good as I can and a lot of layer by layer animation. That is kind of an easy image to do. But the base is just still image. This is still image and then you're adding the motion elements on top of it. No, I noticed the title of that. The title of that video was take me there NFT. So are you, are you doing a series of NFTs? Was that when it created specifically for NFTs and how's that how's that sort of crypto NFT world going for you? I mean, I started doing this small animation. Let's say it's in a micrograph or whatever you want to call them. Before the NFT went like crazy. So just one, it was like one and a half years ago that this NFT thing started at least for most of us because it has been for a longer period, but one year ago this exploded with people digital artists selling one of his pieces for almost, I think was 60 million 70. So it went crazy. So of course all of us or most of us as artists wanted to just jump into this new space. And it doesn't have to be just like animation or 3D stuff. In fact, I know a lot of photographers portrait landscape photographers that are doing really, really fine in the NFT space, selling their stuff. So yes, I just jump in and I mean, I'm not too into it, but it's another place where you can show your stuff and some income. Yes. Yeah. Why not, right? And it's just like you mentioned using a variety of tools and techniques to get to whatever the artist's vision is, right? Whether it be painting with light or multiple exposure, whatever, you're doing all these things on that side, but it also pays to stay up on what's happening on the other side of technology, which is what's happening in this NFT space and how is that affecting photographers. So yeah, in your work, obviously, like you said, you're doing cinemagraphs before cinemagraphs were a thing, and now it's the whole NFT thing and is being re experienced. So you're already well positioned for that. So yeah, that's cool. Congratulations on all that. So what's next? Thank you. What's next for Felix? Are you working on something now? You know, what's going on today and in the future? I mean, yes, I'm always doing something most of the price I can not talk about them. They actually project because they are for clients. So they are kind of a top secret. Say anything. So yes, I have a bunch of projects going right now. And I mean, what's next? I guess I just want to get better in what I do. So the dioramas are getting more and more complex and more detailed and bigger. But also working in the concept in the story. So now I'm working like two or three there are two projects I'm working on. That is not just the image. It's a little bit more. It's a lot of research of history, history moments, and also writing, and you know, just to have to tell better stories. More complete stories. Yes. I love it. You know, speaking of that, I wanted to bring up a video now that I want you to tell us about. And this is a project you did. I'm guessing for Gucci. Can you tell us, tell us what this project is all about?.
"felix" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Second comes in. So it's a mix of both for me. It's really important to share the process. And sometimes more and more clients are asking me for the BTS videos and the videos, photos. So I think for them, it's also really important to show the process because this is great for digital content, not just the final product, but as well, how it was done. Yeah. Yeah, no. Especially once you get that second wow, of course, I want to see the behind the scenes. I want to see how this see how Felix put this together. So, you know, it's just there's so many questions about this. When you're looking at these models and you're putting this one of these scenes together, how are we, or how are you? It's not a wee. How are you? Can you say, you know, you call your very humbly said you're an amateur on a model making side. You know, I don't agree. But looking at this work, how do you get the skills to make things look so realistic? The Rock here and some of the photos that have sand in there that looks so real, right? It looks very, it doesn't look like the models that I would have put together in the day that you can clearly tell that that's a fake tree or that's a fake person or whatever. There's none of that going on in these shots. These look completely realistic. How did you get those skills? Those master model builder skills. Well, you start, you know, like when you are into this, you just turn around and everything you see, you try to turn it. How I would do that in a smaller, smaller scale. You just start like learning to see textures, scholar, how light hits the objects and how I can replicate that in the studio. So kind of achieving certain degree of realism in the images. It's a mix of different stuff. It has to do with the build. The materials you are using that they go with the scale of, let's say, the model we are using, if you are using a one 18 scale, everything around it should be, let's say, in that same scale, but also lighting in the studio is really important. Also, the physics, what lens are you using also knowing how our brain and our eyes perceive the scale. So how can you trick the eyes of the beer? There are a lot of things that come into create these images to make them look kind of realistic. Yeah. Where does your inspiration come from for these? You're driving down the street and you're like, oh, that would make a good miniature scene. I'm going to recreate that. Or movies, like where did the inspiration strike you? I mean, I guess like most creatives who are inspired from a lot of places, it can be for me it's certainly movies and movies when I was younger and from let's say the 80s and it comes from music or books or maybe a friend told me a story or I saw a story or on the work of other artists you know I follow a lot of illustrators more than photographers to conceptual illustrators and yes, I mean inspiration comes from almost everywhere I'm just always open you know receiving things and then in my head I start to work in them and also I find a lot of inspiration on my dreams. So you know I take all these knowledge and things that have around them and in my dreams I come up sometimes with some crazy ideas that of course I have to put them down to create an image that makes sense for everyone or for a client. Yeah, you keep a notepad or your phone or something next to the bed so you have a dream you can write it down real quick. Yeah, when I started using the dreams for creating I did but I mean eventually just get easier to remember them. It's like an exercise when you go to sleep and when you wake up to remember what you were dreaming now and also you can achieve some kind of control. Not of the dream, but of what you want to dream. You just have to rate your brain of information of anything you want to make. It's just like if you were like in one night just seeing the complete series of alpha netly Netflix show what happened when you go to sleep, then you start dreaming about what you just saw. So it's kind of a same exercise just putting information into your dream and eventually it will come up in dreams with of course that makes with who you are and all your subconscious stuff and you come without with a different ideas, you know. It's also for inspiration. Yeah. So cool. So cool. So let's switch gears a little bit. Felix and talk about the gear that you're using to put these together. And going through some of the behind the scenes videos on your website, again, I would encourage folks to pop over there and just enjoy all the work. But when you're, what does it look like to put one of these together? Do you have a standard set of, okay, we use this, you know, this kind of camera or this lens is focal length or tilt shift or this kind of lighting, all that. What are the basic broad strokes of gear that you use to put one of these guys together? Okay, what I will start saying is that let's say the big secret to make a small scene look like the real one. You have to achieve great depth of field. So that's like, let's say, main secret. And for that, you can use a lot of different techniques. So most people think that I'm using because they are small objects that I'm using a macro lens. But as we know, as photographers, if we use a macro lens, we are going to have a really shallow depth of field. And also most of macro lens are not wide enough. So we are talking about miniatures, but maybe they are like maybe 12 inch or, I mean, they are not so small. So if you get really close with a macro lens, you will just have a part of that model. And in a shallow depth of field. So in fact, I did a little bit of research and just tried with different lenses. And normally I'm working with a 24 24 millimeter lens. And it's also a tilt and shift because they tilt and shift also allows me to get even more depth of field and also because I'm getting really close sometimes to the models. It also helps me with the distortion. So most of the images are done with a 24 tilt and shift lens. But it depends. It depends on the size of your scene. It depends on the size of your model and basically is that. Yeah, we have 24. And then lighting wise, big light, I'm guessing, right? Or how? What are you using giant soft boxes that are right above the set? Or is it a mixture of painting with light and sparks and depending on what the piece calls for? Yeah, I mean, all the techniques I started working with studio flashes but like one year ago, maybe more like no, I think two years ago, I started working with constant light, video, video lights. And sometimes latif I want to make like an overcast day, for sure. I'm going to work with a really big soft box. But there are other scenes that maybe you want to harsh shadows. So I'm just working with, you know, without any modifier..
"felix" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Natural aptitude in each one of those areas to get to get the story told? No, no, no. I mean, there's a lot of passion. I love what I do. And you were talking about mastering the thing is that I'm not a master in anything. I'm like pretty average. Let's say in all the yes, you know, the disciplines that I use. I'm just, I think I'm just good enough in each one of them to be able to combine them and create my own images. So I'm not a perfect professional, you know, modeler and not the best digital artist and even really really far away of being a good photographer. But again, for me, it's really important to always learn new things, new stuff, and just combining to create my images. So yes, I prefer to know a little bit of everything that being an expert in just one thing. I get bored too fast. If I'm just doing one thing yeah, look at these shots here. And folks that are listening to the podcast, I'm showing some of Felix's shots on screen right now. When you look at these shots, are they are these models? You mentioned building scale models and kind of getting into the meticulousness of that. I, when I was a kid, I used to build models, you know? I used to have these little these little model cars in the glue and the toothpicks to put the, you know, my brother and I sit there and build X wing fighters, you know, and yeah, and Darth Vader's tie fighter, all that stuff. We used to build those as models and then sit them on the shelf and look at them, right? But never did we push it to the level that you're pushing it to. Obviously we weren't photographers, we were just building them because we wanted to fly them around the living room. But that's why just stop playing, you know? I just never stopped. And then I found myself with a camera and photography and was kind of natural. You know, to mix something you have been doing since you were a kid and just like now you have a camera to record it, you know? Yeah. Yeah, no, absolutely. Are these are these models? Are they just off the, you know, did you just order them off Amazon or go to a hobby shop and buy them or are they special special kind of higher quality models that are designed for this kind of work? I mean, it's a little bit of everything. Some are just off the shelf models. Like this one, we are seeing this is called minimal sort of Volkswagen mini boss. This is like, I mean, the model was of the shell, but of course it was a brand new, okay? So then you have to take it and customize it and tweak it and weathering and creating the scene to because these are the characters, right? This is not just a car. It's the character of the scene. So you have to work on them. So some are yes, just off the shell, and I customize them. All those are called plastic kids that they come just a part. You have to build them, glue them, paint them, and also weather them, whatever. So there are really different techniques. Now I'm working also with 3D models that I have a 3D printer. So to make some props or maybe figures and I mean, there are a lot of techniques, some of the builds I have done are just done from scratch, just using regular objects or paper or plastic or pieces of metal. And I mean, there are a lot of techniques combined depending on the level of detail. Maybe the client or the time or budget you have for making this pieces. Yeah, you know, what was interesting to me because I love Photoshop and I love looking at these images. And it occurred to me that in looking at some of the walkthrough videos or the behind the scenes videos that you put together, was that, yeah, when you're shooting like this, like we said in the beginning, you have power. You have the complete control over the environment and everything's locked down, right? So you could, okay, now I'm going to do the background. Okay, I want some smoke, so I'm going to silhouette everything and put some smoke in there so I can composite that in later. So you can go beyond the pieces that they give you in the box for the model and literally create that world in pieces. When you're creating the world, is it, are you do you have the exact shot in mind? Like this shot, we're looking at right now. This shot was this shot in your head before you started or was it like, oh, I have this car, this model, maybe I'll park it like this and maybe I'll put this background in there, or did you have it all sketched out and kind of designed before you began? Yeah, more of the time I start with an idea for me, the concept idea is more important that the final image. So normally, I will start with, let's say, a really clear idea of what I want to achieve. This, for example, this image that we are seeing right now is like a short, let's say a short story. In fact, this is like the steel version, but there's another one that has a little bit of movement and a sound design. And at the distance you hear two shots, you know? So it's telling you a story. So all the mood, the lighting, building the terrain, making the background, if it's sometimes about the backgrounds, are done for real or are printed. In a backlight, so I can light in any direction that I want. Sometimes they are like real backgrounds. I go to allocation and just put my set and do the photograph there. So but yes, normally I know what I want to do. And then I figure out how I would do it. Nice. Okay. And then.
"felix" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Hey, welcome back to another episode of this week in photo. I'm your host Frederick Van Johnson. Today we're going small on the show. And I get to speak with a guy who if you haven't heard of this guy, Felix Hernandez, when you see his work, you're going to be an instant fan, you're going to like and follow him and do all the things to stay in touch with him because and I'll give you a little bit of inside baseball on how I came to know and be introduced to Felix. A friend of mine Rene Robin has known Felix for a long time and she brought him up at one of our community member mixers that we do every Friday. And she was telling me, hey, you know, go check out this guy's work. It's amazing. So I brought it up and I'm looking at it. And I was blown away. And I've seen a lot of work as you can imagine. I've seen a lot of photographers work over the years, but not like this. So we're going to talk about it. I'm going to show some images, gonna overly some images and post production. Once I get to the editing phase of this, but I wanted to have this conversation and just kind of introduce you to the joy of work that Felix is creating. Felix Hernandez, welcome to this weekend photo man. How are you doing? Hey, Frederick. How are you? I'm really well. And thank you so much for having me. And I mean, I'm really thrilled to talk with you. Yeah, this is gonna be exciting again. I told you when we were doing our little our little pre interview session that your work is inspiring in a lot of ways. I think I had a conversation with Renee Robin, our mutual friend about this whole concept of soup to nuts content creation, right? Where you are in charge of the creative process from the germ of an idea all the way through and you're controlling it all the way through to final product versus capturing work and doing the post production and compositing work later to kind of put things together. You're in control of all that. We're going to talk about that. Before we do that, how do you describe yourself as an artist? Like when you're at a party or something, or on the beach, you're in cancun, right? So you're on the beach or something, and someone says, Felix, what do you do? What do you tell them? I mean, that's a tough question. I find hard to describe what I do, and most people don't get it. But I mean, the short version will be, I'm a photographer, miniature, and digital artist. So I combine all those three, let's say, disciplines or techniques to create. Impactful images. At least that's why I try. Yeah, and you do it. It's successful. So when you do that, and folks that are watching this, you know, I'm going to put some images on the screen later. But I encourage you to go to Felix's website. And which I'll put links to in the blog post for this episode and the description in the video. But head over there and check them out, and I'll have a gallery on this weekend photo as well, but I encourage you to go to Felix's website first. But when you look at the work, it looks at first glance. First let me describe it, right? From my layman's from my layman's spectator perspective, right? When you first look at one of your pieces, it looks like just a great shot that has something different about it. I can't put my finger on it, but it's a great photograph that looked like it took a lot of effort to just, you know, put together and meticulously edited and all that. But then you come to find out that everything that I was looking at is miniature and you created the entire diorama the entire kind of world that you're creating from beginning to end. Why? Why do that? So here's the first question. Why do that versus going on to the quote real world and photographing a rusty old Volkswagen and then taking that shut that photo of the Volkswagen cutting it out and then doing compositing work with 30 layers or a hundred layers. Why do it? Why do you do it in the real? I mean, for me, has been like a process. I'm a graphic designer in the university. I studied the career of graphic design. And later, while working, I like discover photography. Well, back then, I took some courses of analog, let's say, photography. So I'm pretty old, as you can get. But then I took a photography and it was kind of natural, start mixing photography with, let's say, photo manipulation or digital art. But I felt that something else was missing. In this search of your own voice or to find your own style and I mean, this thing of building small models or setups or playing with toys, all that stuff. I mean, I have been doing that since I was a little kid. So I have always liked to experiment in the studio when I started doing photography, just not doing the work that a client asks for, but going into studio and trying different things. And I mean, just one day, I didn't have a model or a project or the budget to do something big. So I just wondered what would happen if I just played with around with some choice that my junk kid got there. So yes, I just started that way. And I did some post back then. It was not even Instagram, and it was Facebook, I think it was Facebook. And it suddenly kind of went viral. So I guess one thing took me to another. And I started to experiment in more with this miniature models and at the beginning, they were really simple scenes with materials, and products you can find in your house in your home in the supermarket. And I mean, one thing involved to another. And I started more going into the miniature modeling and creating the drama. It's a little bit more complex. Making on camera effects and I guess I don't know why, because a lot of people asked me, why don't just go straight with a Photoshop with photo manipulation, but for me, it's my own way to express myself. And I also love all the process of making this kind of images using the scale models. There is something like a magical to be able to grab one object and just turn it around and see it and lighting and trying to do this on camera effects. But saying so I also do a lot of digital manipulation for some images less than others, but it's a mix of photography. Let's say graphs and as well digital digital art. Okay, so okay. As we look at the work that you're creating, I get it crafts and compositing work and photography and process and create a vision, all that stuff kind of blurred in together. But each one of those Felix, each one of those disciplines is, in my mind, kind of a lifelong discipline, right? Their model makers in Hollywood that are doing working on sets like Star Wars and all these things. When they used to do all the miniature stuff, right? But people that are doing the meticulous model creation. And then there's compositing artists that will spend a lifetime getting really good at compositing them in photographers that are good at lighting and understanding depth of field and composition and all those pieces. But then the story piece don't forget the story of the whole thing. But you're bringing it all together, you know, in a really in a really tight way. How are you able to do that? You're able to do that. Is it just pure joy that's driving it creative vision, all that, or is it just.
Suns get 6th straight victory, beating Clippers 103-96
"Devin Booker led the way with twenty six points Chris Paul seventeen points and fourteen assists as the Suns defeated the clippers won all three ninety six Michelle bridges had nineteen points and nine rebounds hit some big shots in the fourth quarter after they blew a thirteen point third quarter lead Phoenix has won six straight and seventeen of their last eighteen games they moved to an NBA best record of forty seven and ten Marcus Morris led LA with twenty three George Tanner Felix
1 to Go: Djokovic Into US Open Final, Nears Year Grand Slam
"Well number one that a joke of it just kept alive his hopes of becoming the first man in more than five decades to win a calendar year grand slam but not before intense roller coaster five said US open battle with the full state Alexander Zverev they determine certain eventually prevailed six two in the fifth set I know we want to talk about history and I know it's on the line and I'm aware of it of course I'm aware of it but I'm just trying to looking to what I know works for me Djokovic has now just one win away from making history and his remaining hurdle will be the second state Daniel Medvedev they inform Russian strike setting the twelfth St Felix or share the same to reach his third grand slam finale I'm Graham like us
Leylah Fernandez Tops Elina Svitolina, Advances to US Open Semifinals
"Canadian teenager light level mandates continues to amaze at the US open now into the semi finals after a stunning upset over the fifth St Elena Svitolina Fernandes backed up earlier wins over defending champion di OB Osaka and the former world number one Angelique Kerber with the fighting six three three six seven six victory securing it seven points to five in the tie break up she now takes on the second seat arena sampling go up to her window of about for a quick check of a in men's action second say dental Medvedev is through to a final four clash with Felix ownership of his name I'm grandma goes
Fernandez, 18, Beats Kerber at US Open to Follow Osaka Upset
"Rising star Felix OJ only a Siemens ended the U. S. open run of American hope Frances tiafoe but not before a three hour and twenty three minute battle to secure a spot in the quarterfinals the twelfth seeded Canadian posted a come back full centric tree and next faces eighteen year old Spanish surprise package tell us al Qaeda's who continued his record breaking run through the draw men's second seed dental Medvedev continued is quiet but effective moved through the draw and the women's second seed out of settling and the fifth seed Elena Svitolina both phones as women's favorites after reaching the final eight I'm grand like us
The Return of Evictions in the U.S.
"The first time since march twenty twenty most american renters can be evicted with the federal eviction ban. now over in the last few state protections set to end this month. It's really hard to know how many people this could affect. But the census bureau estimates four point seven million adults live in households where eviction is at least somewhat likely in the next two months meanwhile goldman sachs estimates seven hundred and fifty thousand households could face eviction by the end of the year actresses chief financial correspondent felix. Salmon is with me for more hi felix. i hope so. We talked on the show a few months ago about how maybe fewer americans than many had thought would actually lose their this year. Has that assessment changed. Yes the supreme court case. I think came as a bit of a surprise. They basically said the. Cdc is not allowed to continue this eviction moratorium that they had and so now. That is no eviction. Mars horror this still illegal process. Any landlord has to go through in order to evict you and states have slow processes. The courts overwhelmed. It'll still take a while before people start getting evicted but it is now legally possible in the way that it wasn't just a week ago what government protections do still exist for people in more precarious housing situations right now. So it's changing rapidly. You know the new york state legislature is coming back to try and pas new rules extending protections now the federal protections on there anymore. I think other states are going to do similar things. I think it is just going to be much more case by case than it used to be. It used to be like this big federal blanket ban. And now it's just gonna be. You're going to have to talk to your lawyers. Who can have to also really work hard to try and work out whether you can access some of the federal funds which have been impact for helping out rentis declare. Easy thing is. That's probably more money earmarked for helping out renters than they is rent areas. But it's just very difficult to match. Those
Olympic Stories More Lovely Than Silver and Costly Than Gold
"The olympics ended. Sunday night though. Many of us hardly noticed they were on hard to cheer for athletes representing our country. Who don't seem to actually like our country that plus the insufferable push to sexualize. These games have just turned many of us off. Well that's a shame because there really were a number of inspiring athletes. That were competing in tokyo. This year their performances in their stories are worth knowing and were celebrating like sydney mclaughlin after winning the gold in the four hundred meter hurdles last week. She said this what i have in christ is far greater than what i have or don't have in life. And she went on to say. I pray that my journey may be a clear depiction of submission and obedience to god. Another female runner who shocked the world was only a teenager. Adding mu won an olympic gold in the eight hundred meters as a nineteen year old. She's the first. Us woman to win the event since nineteen sixty eight and in an interview said this as a follower of christ our main goal is to live in the image of jesus in order to connect to god and then there's wrestler tamra a stock the first african american woman to win gold for the us in wrestling. Her interview after the olympics will bring a smile to the face of any american and her testimony of god's faithfulness just put it all in perspective back before the olympic. She told faith wire this. It's by the grace of god. I'm even able to move my feet. So i just leave it in his hands and i pray that all the practice my coaches put me through pays off and every single time it does mensa stock also noted that her dad well he would have been the loudest one in the room but tragically. He died in a car crash. After one of tamara's wrestling meets back in high school and he also likely would have approved of the way. His daughter responded after she won. Gold she said in an interview. That's now gone viral quote. I love representing the us. I love living here. i love it. And i'm so happy. I get to represent the usa another olympian who set a record despite incredible challenges. Four hundred meter sprinter allyson felix in tokyo. She earned the distinction of becoming the most decorated. us track star in history within medals over five olympics. however she almost didn't live to see this one she'd already won six gold medals three silvers before becoming pregnant back in two thousand eighteen faced with a choice between her career and her child. Allison chose the child and she endured a challenging pregnancy. That nearly took her life and the life of her unborn baby.
The Importance of Providing Quality Customer Service to Your Patrons
"You are doing the car wash. It was called prime car wash. The experience was a prime experience. Like your wife wanted where she could sit down with coffee not felix just to get away from there until they work it out. What else came in with the playbook what made it work The really the the customer service. I mean we. We wanted everybody to come in and feel like they were at a country club so the membership allows us to learn a lot of things about our member base and the other thing great about the member base is the cars. Were always clean so it wasn't like you had to spend a tremendous amount of time cleaning their cars so the rest of the time. You're just giving them white clubs glove service you. We knew their kids names. That was on the computer when they checked in soon as their car came in they were still in the car going through the tunnel but we knew they were going to be coming through the door. So the second andrew walks through the door where like andrew good to see you. You know how we're going so it's really just that personal touch. People were not expecting from a car wash and that does art. Andrew is to to be able to welcome him. Well if you're a member then we scan you as soon as you come in. I got it. And so the scan tells you who who i am and then i guess on the computer system. It says something about me from last time. is that right. That's right that's what you said. you know. The other difference is when you get in some of the great companies chick-fil-a being the first one that comes to mind when you take time to teach a sixteen year old kid what it is to give customer service meaning. We would get them out of the car. Wash like when you're at the car wash your in it and it's kind of the grind of the day and stuff so what we would do. Once we close down or even closed the car wash for a day we would take them. Give them classroom training and it was. We would literally sit them in a classroom and give them the attention that they needed to understand what it is to give what we called aggressive hospitality It's to be over overly Engaged in all customers. That are
Allyson Felix Becomes Most Decorated American Track Athlete in Olympic History
"The Tokyo Olympics Allyson Felix is moving past Carl Lewis to become the most decorated U. S track and field athlete in Olympic history. Felix got her 11th Olympic medal in the women's four by 400 M Relay team. She's amassed seven gold medals, three silvers and one bronze
Team USA's Allyson Felix Wins Record-Setting 11th Olympic Medal
American Gold Bonanza as Tokyo Olympics Near End
"Felix Contreras Levinson final battle for Olympic career a gold as the American women went to the top of the podium in the four by four hundred meter relay in a time of three minutes sixteen point eight five seconds I know those people in my life who came before me and how they inspired me and I'm also thinking about that the young girls and boys who are inspired by these women by their dominant performances after a disappointing games on the track the men's four by four hundred meter team finally struck gold the cruise down the home stretch crossing the finish line in two minutes fifty five point seven zero seconds the US women's water polo team capturing its third straight gold medal they defeated spayed by a final of fourteen five team USA couldn't get the timely hits and run production but the Japanese could as the host country won gold for the first time in baseball shutting up the U. S. to nothing I'm John whether it
Felix sets a record, wins bronze for 10th Olympic medal
"Thirty five year old Allyson Felix who nearly died while pregnant with her now young daughter has won her tenth Olympic medal a bronze in the women's four hundred it's a career that dates back to the Athens games in two thousand four and Felix has won more Olympic medals in track than any other woman I love the sport and it's been so good to me and I've grown up in it he likes is tied with Carl Lewis wants the standalone most decorated US track athlete she can surpass him if he runs in the women's four by four hundred relay and it medals on Saturday night it's very very special to be thirty five and to still be doing what I love I'm Tom acquire
"felix" Discussed on Back To Back
"Remember that he know everyone It's so hard to get songs out there. Sometimes so that like when they finally do happen you want to try and make it special so yeah absolutely man and i think what you're talking about it it's again. We've hit it about a million times in this conversation. It's it's the fun of it right like not not trying to get something out of somebody but just trying to have fun with somebody totally. Yeah that's like it should always come back to like. Let's just try to make a song. We like yes. I sympathize much boss. I love that. Well okay man. I know i've kept you for a long time. I'm just looking at questions here. We got we got One peruvian guy which is a great screen name as boy gang. he's you know He said He said two things one he says. Your album is wavy smiley face. Then he asked about If you're thinking about any glass pedal shows in los angeles Yeah i mean realistically like shows for us probably won't happen to like very end of this year maybe early next year but i wish i had information but it's still sort of like figuring stuff out with the the travel restrictions can't unfortunately of course. Yeah i mean. I want you ready. Are you ready. Do you miss that. The touring part of it. Are you like rare into go at this point. I'm tired of inquiry. And i wanna get. I like vancouver. When i was felt a little more like a tourist in the city unless like i actually lived here you. Are you going to stay there. Because you've always been there man. I do you think after this you would consider moving more. I think i'd just you'll that a little bit because then you're so often and i was so used to not being here so often that yes i think if i get back to normal then i'd probably will go back to dealing like yeah like hoover being close. I love being with my daily. And i was like another nice thing. Kinda mikus You know my nassar's almost three now and it's been fun getting to know him and stuff and catching up. Mr and her husband's you know which is like having dinners every week and like nice to his family and stuff than f. We wouldn't get to do that if i was driving time. So that's been really nice. Yeah that's that's beautiful man and maybe that's maybe that's a takeaway rate is like there's certain things we wanna protect after this period even when we go back to running all over the place and yeah no i'll be like guys. I put in like eight years of work in the last two years. All right fine you'll remember. We've made memories. you watch that. Show that once. The dogs patrolled house. Great off of it all right. Well i'll wrap it up just by quoting. U2 yourself one more time. because i i really like this. I was just growing your twitter a second before he started dying. And you said that someone said to you that they gave you a compliment that you're always grinding and always working on something new and that that made you a little emotional weight wedges. I said it was a slightly dramatic sleep. But of course of course but i kind of love that man because you know from talking to you on this guest off like that's the sense that i get that there's a obviously you said. Consistency is important to you. We talked about last time. I think the malcolm glad well ten thousand hours we talked about how in this quarantine you filled your day with. You know all these new things like is that part of the fun for you like is that is the process part of the fun. Is that why you've been able to like you're very even keeled person about all of this. You know when things are up or down like it seems like for you if you're sticking to that game plan maybe that's part of the enjoyment of it. Yeah i mean. I'm like what am i going to do nothing but some people do do that. You know what it. What do they do all day. I don't know why i watch. I guess. I always try to remember when i was really young and wanted to do music. Gag man it'd be so sick into fuck and go to school and do the stupid essay. This if i could just work on a song this weekend that'd be sway more fun so now that i get to do that. I try to remember that and not take it for granted. Well fuck. that's that's beautiful. I mean. I don't think i can wrap it up better than that man. How are you feeling man. I know i kept you a long time. You feel good. I feel great. This was awesome as such a pleasure. And also i like your new glasses. Thank you buddy. Yeah yeah. I got a couple new pairs glasses gang your glasses. You're always glasses guy. Right not always but i definitely glasses guys. Well yeah you gotta go. Hard on the glasses man. It's just fun. Gotta it's it's a fun accessory. You know it's real fun. Glasses a great. I love it just aesthetically. I mean i'll give you this last complement and then we can go. But i think aesthetically. Also that's something. I've always admired about you and i'm not just talking about fashion. Although the fashioned is very nice but you know from from the fashion to the way you make your videos look to the sound like the you think about aesthetics and i can tell that and i don't think everybody can can tell that and maybe we can dive into that more on par three a love that and i appreciate you free notice and in that lovely complement and also. This was so fun. And i loved music and always down to come back on the show because this is so fun. This is so fun man. I really truly enjoyed this. I love you. It's great to talk to you and You know as this all opens back up. Maybe we can do part three in person alien. Yes buddy i take care. Have a good one bye bye..
"felix" Discussed on Back To Back
"Won't but also like my other kind of dream goal was the is to do like my like descri- absolute perfect scenario which i don't know we'll is my son my vision of felix cartel tour and then just do like after parties. Every night with my dream would be amazing. I mean you. You could absolutely do that. Man i saw. I saw mr cardiac opened up for himself once like like. I'm not even kidding. He did like he opened up. It was a mister karmic dj. With mister car. Mac live band opening amazing. It was crazy and it worked really well. He's back tobacco is this. I mean between no. It was just him and it was crazy like the band played and then he was like give me five minutes. And then i'll start. Dj you just started as yeah. It was incredible and it worked really well was to the band was like jazzy. Funk like super like soulful and then you know the days that was like heavy base and crazy traps. It was amazing that stack love can do. I mean when i when i did cascades party for sons so he did like an opening set on vinyl and then he also line. I love that you can do whatever you want really catch people remember that you can. Do you literally get to make make up the rules. Man you weird ship grew on more weird shit. Yes if you think you're weird is probably not that weird. I i always think away with this. And i'm like oh no. Helen even reacted. So it's like sticking his way harder. Yeah that's the beauty of it. Man is the yeah the any insecurities you have about your weird idea in reality. I mean the worst thing that's going to happen is like people aren't gonna care than or people just aren't gonna pay that much attention and if that's the worst thing that happens that's fine if that's your baseline it can you know and then definitely been there. I mean i can handle that very uncomfortable with that. I got a couple more things. I gotta make sure. I talked to you about one thing. I absolutely have to talk to you about because i was shocked. I didn't bring it the first time around. Was we got it we to talk about the simpsons for a minute. Because i know you are and it's a yeah you got the bart and you've mansell phones. That's barfoed. I'm gonna grab it. How do please please. I'm so excited how it's a different. You know the best part i. I thought you were pointing to the other bart behind multiple. Burt phone amazing. Is it functional plugged in. Actually i i don't know like like our phone lines even thing. My my parents are proof that yes they are going to be able to get my parents house and then i'll let you know please on broadcast three. We'll do that over the bart's or next time. But but you know all of this retired about silly career. We're talking about the importance of like emphasizing. The fun of it. I really like you know. Obviously i love the simpsons. It's obvious you love the simpsons. But you've leaned into it. Almost as i'm hesitant to use the word branding but you know you kind of incorporated it into your aesthetic in all these ways that against you very authentic and genuine in ways. I don't know not everyone. Does it that cleanly you know what i mean. Yeah it definitely wasn't this contrived like game plan. It was kind of like. I think kinda low key obviously started with my twitch And i think it low key kind of started with just like having to come up with emotes customer boats and i was like just screwing around some simpson's ones i did and then from there. Maybe i'll make the layout look kind of simpson's e too and then that like go with the modes and then people started coming on. Nice goo strong simpson's vitamin here. I like so then. I was kinda like yes. The and then and now like the twitch like we have called the twitch like crew like the board gang. I just saw someone in the chech- shouting out the king. It's been really fun. And i think it's just like that's the thing it's like. I think like trying to come up with these things. Tend to to you. That's how he's like people. Come up with your brand. And it's like i i don't know i feel kind of stumble hunt though. Try because again. This goes back to the things we've already said if you try. If that's your intention is like now. I will invent my brand. That's never going to work. You know it's like you know when people like have a really contrived like what do i call my. Yeah oh my god. Generally put their name summer now with it. Exactly what's up. Cartel gig young bulich scenes or solution. That's actually pretty good. Wanna use that. You can use that snake. It makes no sense okay. Yeah i'll use. That'd be great last. Like that was my thing i was like men people like. I think some people come on this team. They're like oh it's way feels feels cartel sick like i don't even know what's happening here for the simpsons. Yeah i like that. I don't know kind of humor too. I'm just kind of like. I don't know yeah. Haven't i've been doing this like i've been making. Music is two thousand seven. I'm like i don't want him no. I'm just having fun stuff. And i was like we'll just do simpson's till we get sued. Maybe that'll be good. Promo for the st hundred percent. And you're you're part of a long line of beautiful lineage of like bootlegs simpson's share. Yeah i love the lexus. In so much blake simpson's Art show in vancouver one time and it was like one of my favorite night. That sounds all the rate dealer you ever talked to nick. Catch dubs about that. He's big into bootleg simpson's like memorabilia. No i haven't. But i feel like i've seen it seep through. 'cause he was doing all the fools stuff my yes still is. Yeah i i feel like i saw it seep through some of their art sometimes yes one hundred percents them up. A photo of the phone be likes to love that. But okay so a couple more things and by the way for anybody in the chat if you wanna if you wanna ask a question we'll try to answer a couple of questions here before felix gets outta here but you can submit them. There's a link to do that but for for felix my friend what i wanna ask you. This is sort of back to more more advice. Because we gave some advice last time to up and coming producers and i wanted to do a little bit more of it because i think you're really good at dispensing these little nuggets and one thing i wanted to talk to you about and to bring it back to the new album. Expensive sounds for nice people out right now. Hey man gotta do so you worry with tons of vocalists and we talked about that process and you talked about how you kind of have these notes on your phone of maybe themes you wanna talk about. I know you're involved with the lyric writing process. And i think working with vocalists from a producer angle is kind of a black hole to a lot of people and i think a lot of people don't know what's how. How do you find a vocalist to work with. What is the proper way to approach somebody. What's productive way to work with vocalist. And have it. Have it feel like a really fruitful collaboration. And i think you are. Well positioned to dispense wisdom on this. Because you've been doing it for for a while. yeah i'll do my best. I definitely like Sound like there's clear away. I don't think i i think there's a multitude of ways to go about it so just to get out of the way mealy like obviously i have a publisher now so they're constantly connected with writers and stuff if i want to do that. But that's a great thing and that's i only have that had that recently. Yeah that's some of it and but that being said like a lot of my sessions don't go through it's just sorta like met More organically and that would come to. I mean sometimes. It's really as simple as i will. Just send them a message. That will be like if i like a song that they put out and you know. Sometimes i think if you're an artist and you're just starting which i'm probably speaking to more here is finding people that are like more on your level and kind of like working your way up a little bit or but also like finding this the people that you like legitimate like psalm by and then just messaging them and be like. Hey i heard your song today. And i thought was really good and if they like.
"felix" Discussed on Back To Back
"Sexiest sounds like fucking such a bad habit on this podcast starting sentences like as artists. I'm trying to grow but it's also like yeah you like facility but yeah like you know with restrictions you know it's like it's kinda cool to see who Who adapts. I guess so and i you know the live streaming thing was fucking weird kind of but like then it became this thing where some people do some really cool shit already. That never would happened. And maybe you know because of it. You know i i was thinking like maybe now. We have all this sort of infrastructure set up for festivals and stuff that exists because of the pandemic so that people can enjoy these things more if they weren't aspel. Yeah and. I think that we definitely is a net positive. You're gonna keep streaming. I'm gonna keep doing it for now i i. I think it would come down to whether or not Like see how the tour scheduled unfolds. Yeah but i don't you know it's all i have my first show on friday and i'm like yes now i could finally stop streaming. I don't feel that way about it. I kind of more so feel. Yeah i'm just gonna do it till it stops being fun. Yeah well that's not even or just kinda like sometimes things run their course. Of course i that's like the theme of this whole conversation right like do do what you think is fun at the time. Do what you think is a cool idea at the time and there doesn't really have to be more thought to it than that total. Yeah and also like weirdly like a colonel keeping like the sharpest. I've ever been at dj. Because of that. yeah. I believe i. I never like never really practiced that much. And you didn't come into this as a dj. I right totally. Yeah and it's like you know. Like i feel like dj's say they like practice or whatever but like real like really. How you like hockey hockey practice. So i didn't really think of it that way when i was doing like i was practicing but then like you know i'm jane. I'm talking on the mike trying to keep the chat vibe in or like. Yeah it's a whole songs. I'm playing. I'm thinking about the next song. Getting drunk. sometimes. Yes absolutely mad. Am i right to this is this is kind of the vibe. I got. But i want to ask you if i'm actually right that maybe another silver lining of quarantine locally was that i started to see just through people posting. It seemed like there was a little scene of deejays and producers in nbc. Like in the vancouver area that banded together a little bit while you guys were all stuck there. Yeah there was definitely a little bit of some like community there. I definitely i'm still carrying like lone wolf in a weird way But definitely like the stall jack. She came on my stream lot. Love her she's actually opening my show inside shout out to hershey. I had around this podcast to men. She's great he's the basque. She's one of those people were. I'm like you're gonna be fine because you fucking grind like like that's it. I'm like you already have things figured out that that takes everyone forever to figure out. Yeah absolutely Yeah there's like the no saying skies who i did a with with my other project gloss pedals and then the guy battles johnny good friends. So we were doing our stream for a while I did some writing sessions and with whipped cream. Who hadn't really worked with. Yeah i i wanted to ask you about that. Because i mean she's been on this show and and also she. I consider a friend. Hopefully she considers the of. But i i really like her but you guys in the studio together was interesting to me. Yeah and i don't know the thing we did will will come out. We'll see it's like it's music who knows cut in three years on but yeah it was just kind of like i think she was. Just you know wanted to work on new stuff and was just trying to get some other people who are like a range of styles in the studio so they just reached out and had me come through one day and we'd met at a festival so he'd hung out a few times knowing that would never work together. But she's a grinder man like. Yeah her work ethic is crazy crazy. Yeah like all i care about. It's like people that are in it for the reason so stodgy whipped cream kind of percent. Both of you for good reason. You're gonna i know you're going to be good and kill it. One thousand percent. They already are killing it. Absolutely but Yeah they're going to be fine like you said When you mentioned glass pedals which is your your side project as well We talked about the formation of that project. A bit on the last podcast. Which by the way if you haven't listened to the last gaz with felix cartel whoever's listening to this now you gotta go you gotta go run that because that's the that's the origin story. That's the back story. We get into a latte there but to talk about glass pedals. Now what's going on with glass battles where you guys at is. How are you feeling about the project. I mean you've been dropping a bunch of singles here and there. Yeah still good with it. It's kind of like my Like my my my my. When i don't feel like working on something more melodic i'm just gonna make a banger today. That's kind of like glass. Puddles was for me. Yeah So in a weird way i feel like i'm making like early. Feels cartel records again. So i kind of miss that a little bit But produce way more in like a house here way i kind of house techno with some maybe some early electro influences but that's such a way to reconnect with what we were talking about that nostalgic energy that excitement of when you first did it right like i think. That's that's like a cheat code almost to that. That's what so many of us are always chasing that energy of when you first got into a.
"felix" Discussed on Back To Back
"I was hoping you do. So then i would know. Sign up from a master course and i'll tell you nine dollars a day. No i guess you know over time. Like i've sort of learned now that i write with people that if you come in with like a fully fleshed out instrumental. I usually find that to be counterintuitive to making something. Because i don't think people want to be like to informed off the bat so it's like it's like so much suggestion if you have like everything already done and it feels like now. You're like writing in a box so for me. It's more like. I'll just come in with a couple of progressions. But i like all the ones that like. I'll make five or six. Maybe four or five. That i like and then i'll be like play them through and if someone's like oh that one's cool i'm like cool. I already know that. I like because i only brought ones that i like. And then we'll just kind of you know maybe rift some like melody ideas like that and then the biggest change in my production i would say was rather than just like. I don't know like i felt like. There was some disconnect sometimes when i listen to a lot of electronic music where it was like this vocal that tells us beautiful story and like drop comes out of nowhere i was like. Oh yeah i feel like a remix sometimes to me which totally fine like. Maybe that'd be good edit for show. But but i was kind of like i really honestly like. I felt really fortunate to work with vocalist. That i thought were like way out of my league. Sometimes so in my head. I was like really. I really wanted to do their vocal justice and like amplify the theme of what they're saying how they're saying it and then also showcase what i can do but like in a way that's not just like overstepping so i really like when i think of a club. I'm like literally like. How do i make this split down the middle felix club so it feels like both people were part of this. Not just like someone hopped on my freaking. Edm beat that says four. Three two one for the job emila unless it's a symbol putting your hands up then then made it work then. Maybe that's all right. I mean it's really interesting to hear that man d you when you're starting a songwriting chord progressions that kind of thing. Are you the start of a song. Are you hoping for all your songs to be ca- labs like are you always writing thinking about you know like presenting it to someone else getting somebody else's input not everything like i definitely have my like. That's like one day of like that's one style of day rating and then i haven't the other day where i'm just like kind of call it like more like exploratory mode where you know i might like weird I might hear like an old house sung lilac. I might hear like a rufus to soul like instrumental track. That i like am. I hear like odessa halftime. Beat that. I like just things that inspire like tourist or something. Some weird like electronica. Don't here like in my seen that often. And sometimes days where i'm like i try maybe like do something in this state and then i'll just go around with it and you know on the album. I don't not every song has a feature. They most most of them do. But there's a few on there and those were like my exploratory vibes and yeah yeah it's it's it's both like i still want to be able to myself as a producer not like purely rely on my colleagues to so for me. It's a marriage of those two. Yeah no that makes sense. I i really like going up on the album. Which is one of those solo tracks and yeah it's interesting now to hear you say that's like okay. That's that's you like. Try something than having fun and go. Yeah that's it makes makes a lotta sense man. I mean there's so. I'm trying to think as i was listening to the album. There's like some common. I mean there's lyrically common themes of course but Musically as well. I feel like and correct me if you disagree with the statement but i feel like it's closer to a signature sound quote unquote than i've ever heard from you before. Like i feel like you've you've dialed it in somehow or like just gotten closer to some kind of like cohesive stamp. Yeah thank you very. Yeah i think. I definitely have maybe not my like. I guess like my tropes a little bit to fall back on i feel like i have sort of my toolkit a little bit more figure it out. Maybe and i definitely you know. I definitely noticed this when i listened to a lot of the thing is as for me. I cannot describe production in two stages of a career like the first part. The first half of your life is like how the fuck do i even make it. Sound like close to what i hear my head. And that's like the first ten years or whatever the hell is it could be longer could be shorter And that's frustrating by you. Get a of like random things that happened in. that's exciting. Because you like stumble upon something and then the second half is now okay pretty much can figure out what like if i have divided my head. I can pretty much get it on. Paper now. feels more like okay. Now what do i choose to express that idea uniquely and also to feel like me so like it comes. It becomes more like sound selection. So you know just like there's a lot of etiam that sounds like very like digital. Yeah like really crisp and like those people are arguably probably like probably were talented than because they're like getting in there you know. With scientific ezekiel and all that bullshit and kudos. Those guys but i like that doesn't interest me at all and like figuring that out that i like. It's not for me is like really helpful to me because then it helps me like inform. I sound like. I'm always trying to make things i was joking. I'm trying to fix things. Sound worse. Because i like. I like when things down a little more like organic so if piano. Mike how do i make this sound de tuned. A little bit and like it's underneath a blanket that is like being played out of the speaker that has also underneath the blanket. Does.
"felix" Discussed on Back To Back
"To back. This is my podcast. How we doing out there. How we feel and it's good to be back with you. I hope you're doing well. I am recording this on a saturday afternoon after a bit of a late night You can probably hear. My voice is a little shot. But we're gonna work through it. Look guys today on the show returning to the show Man we had a good time felix cartel is back on the show. He's got a brand new album out right now. Called expensive sounds for nice people guy. That's a great title. It's a great album and I'm not the only person who thinks so. He's got a couple platinum singles off of there already. I told him this in the conversation. You're about to hear but he really feels to me like he's just really dialed in the felix cartel sound even more on this release and if you happen to catch his first appearance on this podcast you already know Felix cartel just a treat of gentleman to talk to so as always. There's gonna be a link in the description of this episode where you can go grab the felix cartel album. Follow him keep up to date with everything he is doing. Go do it. He's the best and while you're there of course you're gonna find another couple links The first one and perhaps the most important one shall we say is the link to our new twitch channel. If you've been sleeping under arrack if you've been away from the podcast and you're checking bag in. Maybe you're you're listening for the first time right now and this is news to you. Look back to back. He's now live on twitch. All of these episodes. I am recording them. Live and i want you to come be a part of them. Every monday and wednesday live on twitch. I'm recording these interviews. And if you wanna come hang out in the chat you can actually come participate. You can ask questions questions to my guests questions to me. We do a little. Qna at the end of every episode. I'm really enjoying sharing these conversations with all of you in real time you know. Sometimes people will ask questions. I hadn't thought of. We're just have really interesting angles on whatever we're talking about it can really affect these interviews in a positive way and even if you don't wanna participate i mean it's just fun to see this happening. Live not to mention also on my twitch channel. I'm going to be doing some. Dj sets very soon. And every friday on the twits channel is my new music review and demo drop show called. Do it bang. Where every single week. We're just trying to figure out you know. Do it bang but what makes music bang. We're listening to new releases each week and we are taking submissions from the audience of your music producer. If you've got demos whips or even released songs that you just want some feedback on you can come through the chat you can send us links and will listen to it. Live on twitch and We'll give you our thoughts. I've been having a blast hanging out with everybody on twitch so come through and whether you're able to make the live streams or not. You should definitely also come and join the back to back discord man that is the backbone of this community such a good group of people we would love to. Have you come join again. If you're a music producer you can come share your music. There meet other people who are working on similar stuff thinking about similar ideas. Come share your memes. Come talk about what's going on in your life. Everybody's welcome so come. follow me on. Twitter joined the back to back discord and we will be best friends for how long. Oh yeah forever look guys. Today is all about felix cartel brand new album from him is out right now and this one was a long one we went on man. We just have a good time when we get together. This one fell like it goes in the vein of classic back to back episodes. I mean we talked about everything. He cracked me up like once every two minutes. It was kind of astonishing. And i think it's gonna have the same effect on you. I hope you enjoy this. Shout out to everybody who has been supporting the show tuning in listening every single week. Now that i'm recording two episodes a week on twitch. I mean i don't know i i might have to start dropping some extra podcast episodes here and there to what do you guys think you let me know. I hope you're doing good. I hope you're having a good week as always before we start the show you know. I just wanna support the people who support me. Who support this podcast. So whatever it is that you're working on this week whatever goals you're trying to accomplish whatever you got your mind set on. I'm sending you that encouragement that positive attitude. I believe in all of you out there. The people who listen to this show You already know the most attractive most intelligent people on the planet earth and I think you guys can do whatever you set your mind to and for now. Enjoy this episode. let's do it. This me felix kartal back.
"felix" Discussed on The Lead
"Joy and kind of all the things that one also you know not to qualify in the two hundred. I i knew. I was going to be able to do both in so i kind of knew that like the four hundred was gonna be by my best area and just really embrace that in in sailing. Okay what i want to give it my all. She's also going to run the four by four hundred and one more gold makes her the most decorated woman in track and field olympic history and finally weird us alison fields. Go from here. What is she hoping to accomplish at these olympics and beyond she's obviously looking for another goal she can win to with the relay team in the individual for one hundred but she said you know track isn't all who i am. I think a lot of times you know like we feel like our work or you know somebody asked the first question you ask somebody like. What do you do like you know yes. That's what i two. And what i am passionate about and i do love it but i also feel like it's really more about the impact that i wanna have. She wants to remain in track and field in some way future. She said she doesn't quite know what that looks like yet. but i could see her coaching. I could see her being some kind of a brand consultant Especially with her current role running a company and she wants to spend more time with her husband and daughter and see cami actually grow up. And i did ask her if she wanted. Cammy to run a to follow in mama's footsteps and she said not really we'll see where that goes. I love like she played tennis golf. Or you know whatever she wants. Good five but i. I have been so enough traffic at this point on how it will be fun to see. What else in felix dozen this next chapter. But whatever it is she's gonna continue to break boundaries. Thank you so much for your time. Could be then. We're really looking forward to see what she does. And our final olympics. Yeah thanks for having me. You could be the full story about allyson felix and find more of her sports and culture writing at the athletic dot com and check out her. Podcast there too. It's called the culture calculus from wandering in the athletic. I'm tiffany ocean ski. Thanks for listening to hear more of the lead. You can follow us on amazon music. Spotify and apple podcasts. Or to listen to us on your alexa enabled device. Just say alexa. Play the lead podcast and now. Here's that sneak peek. listen at stillwater. Only in theaters july thirtieth team and commands the screen in water. My kid's been in jail five years instead of innocent for his daughter's freedom in our one father must find the truth. She my little girl. I'm not going to give two weeks. Let's say there's noone lead you just have to trust me. The most anticipated thriller of the summer is still water from focus features dr under seventeen out of it without parents. Only in theaters july thirtieth..
"felix" Discussed on The Lead
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This isn't a story rear. Be the athlete it stays with you. Silk visa this is so exciting because fans of the show will recognize your voice as the former co host of this podcast but this time are on the opposite side of the interview. So how does that feel. And how has life been for you after the lead. It's so exciting to be back. It's so great to meet you in person tiff. I love what you've done with the show. It's been really great to see the show grow from this little thing that we all kind of built together more than a year ago. It's really cool to be back. It's weird being on this side of of the mic so to speak but yeah hopefully hopefully some of my experience on your side of the mike will make this an easy go. Yeah definitely let's get right to it so we're here to talk about. Us track and field star allyson felix and her incredible journey to her fifth olympics which will also be her first olympics. Azam mom so i can. You just remind us of her background and her accomplishments as a spinner. Yes so i mean. Allyson felix is the most decorated athlete in track and field history. She's won ten national titles eighteen world championship medals including thirteen golds. That's more golds at world's than any track and field athlete ever including you sane bolt nine olympic medals six golds three silvers two world records. She's currently tied for the most olympic medals and track and field and one more in tokyo would make her the most decorated woman in olympic track and field history. That's so exciting. She's quite the athlete that i don't think people realize how would you say that. She was known to fans of the us olympic team or the american public in the earlier part of her career. Yeah i mean her. Reputation was really for coming on scene. Super yacht maybe as the successor sprint star for the united states allyson felix. He's only eighteen years old. She already has been on the cover. Sports illustrated how about that at eighteen years old. You know she. She burst onto the scene as a senior in high school In two thousand three. She broke marion. Jones is national school record In the two hundred meter she was in high school athlete of the year that year she was known for being this kind of revolutionary athlete by forgoing a track and field scholarship at usc in order to sign pro with adidas and allyson felix has been running with more confidence each round here and she's really rounding in the shape of a first female or male athlete to go straight from high school right into the pros up until recently. She's been an eyes on the prize. Kind of athlete. Where i think a lot of people will tell you you know she. She really had a one pun. Intended one track mind to get those olympic gold. There is a rising star. alison feelings. Soon wins the two hundred meter competition. The eighteen year old leads the us contingent to athens well in two thousand nineteen. She sort of exploded on the national radar in a way that i think transcended sports. So can you walk us through. How things unfolded with her and nike. So after the twenty six th olympics in rio she announced that for twenty eight teams should be taking some time off and at the time she said. I've never really taken a break. I just wanna take some time for myself. I'm still going to raise but don't be alarmed if you don't see me out there. We now know that she was pregnant at the time and she had already begun. Contract renegotiations with nike. Apparently nike had already offered her a seventy percent pay-cut without knowing that she was pregnant but knowing that she was going to scale back her running. At the time. I was thirty two years old. That's where they felt. My value was and so i already didn't have a great feeling moving forward. You know thinking about starting a family with she and her brother who was also agent decided at the time that they were going to hide her pregnancy from nike out of fear that they would end those negotiations. Now there was precedent for that nike had done that before. Two other runners. So it wasn't an unfounded fear. Generally your contract is held. So it's place on a hold in when you return to competition then your contract with resume. She started to show when she was in the later stages of her pregnancy she trained before dawn so that nobody would see her baby bump she were backing clothes. She you know. She didn't invite a ton of people to her baby shower and she said it was really isolating time and during that time she developed severe pre eclampsia which is A condition marked by high blood pressure that causes childbirth complications and is far more prevalent among african american women. When i went in for a routine appointment at thirty two weeks i never went home. I gave birth to my daughter two days later and spent the next month in the hospital between myself and my daughter. And you know. She looks back on that time. And she says it was one of the scariest the scariest time of her life and while i am spending countless hours.
"felix" Discussed on The Lead
"Silk visa this is so exciting because fans of the show will recognize your voice as the former co host of this podcast but this time are on the opposite side of the interview. So how does that feel. And how has life been for you after the lead. It's so exciting to be back. It's so great to meet you in person tiff. I love what you've done with the show. It's been really great to see the show grow from this little thing that we all kind of built together more than a year ago. It's really cool to be back. It's weird being on this side of of the mic so to speak but yeah hopefully hopefully some of my experience on your side of the mike will make this an easy go. Yeah definitely let's get right to it so we're here to talk about. Us track and field star allyson felix and her incredible journey to her fifth olympics which will also be her first olympics. Azam mom so i can. You just remind us of her background and her accomplishments as a spinner. Yes so i mean. Allyson felix is the most decorated athlete in track and field history. She's won ten national titles eighteen world championship medals including thirteen golds. That's more golds at world's than any track and field athlete ever including you sane bolt nine olympic medals six golds three silvers two world records. She's currently tied for the most olympic medals and track and field and one more in tokyo would make her the most decorated woman in olympic track and field history. That's so exciting. She's quite the athlete that i don't think people realize how would you say that. She was known to fans of the us olympic team or the american public in the earlier part of her career. Yeah i mean her. Reputation was really for coming on scene. Super yacht maybe as the successor sprint star for the united states allyson felix. He's only eighteen years old. She already has been on the cover. Sports illustrated how about that at eighteen years old. You know she. She burst onto the scene as a senior in high school In two thousand three. She broke marion. Jones is national school record In the two hundred meter she was in high school athlete of the year that year