Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rage Against the Piñata

After our son had a devastating piñata experience because of his peanut/tree nut allergies, we decided to get our own "safe" piñata for my father's birthday. This is what happens when you give people a bat and something to hit :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stupid Light Tricks

My husband needed light swirls for some new pieces he is working on, and the results using the G1 SLR and an LED flashlight were really cool. Here's an example of our new "stupid light trick"
Cool, eh?

Monday, May 4, 2009

LiHD 30 x 30

Pansonic Living in HD is giving away 30 cameras or hd camcorders in 30 days. Register at to join the lihd community and click "WIN" to enter the contest. Good luck!

LiHD Podcast

I've been lucky enough to host the new LiHD podcast series. To check out the first two webisodes, visit

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Buzz Hero and Action Cat!

My wonderful and talented husband, Randy, created our first "Buzz Hero and Action Cat" hd movie using our Panasonic HD Camcorder and iMovie. We really love living in hd!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Angelina's 2nd Bday

Angelina celebrated her 2nd birthday with family and close friends this past weekend. It was pink, spring filled and fun. Everyone had a great time, especially the kids. She's definitely our little daffodil!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring is Here

The kids and I visited a local nursery for their annual spring flower show and captured some great pics using our Lumix digital camera.  I enjoyed taking pictures, and my 4 year old son did as well!  Here are some lovely glimpses of spring and summer- enjoy!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

HD is Now a Part of Our Everyday Lives

I haven't posted any new projects (but I am working on one over time that will hopefully be ready soon) and I thought I had nothing new to contribute to this blog.  But then I thought about how the Panasonic HD suite has just become a part of our life, our routine. We love our TV and can't help notice details we have never seen before upon a repeat viewing in HD.  Our son just pops in a DVD and the tv turns on, selects the correct component, and the DVD begins.  It is empowering for him and allows him to help his little sister watch a movie if I'm busy with something.
We use our cameras for fun, for projects, for my husband's illustration work.  We watch what we have just filmed on the TV easily by just popping the SD card into the built in card slot.  The TV automatically loads the viewer!
I recently told my son our new TV is "too smart".  He replied, "It is too smart, just like me!"
I have to agree with him :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

You Know You're Living in HD when...

Just an anecdote.  My mother asked me about my mini-DVD player.  My son, who is 4 1/2 yrs old, then turned to his grandmother and said, "Gigi, we have Blue-Ray!"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cool Stuff

Learned a bunch of cool new things about using cameras and looking forward to giving them a try.  Hope to post a few new projects on Living in HD soon.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Little Movie

Posted a quick movie on site.  

If the link doesn't work, just copy and paste.

Monday, January 12, 2009


We are still unpacking and getting settled back in.  As soon as the smoke clears I will post more pics and video on

Friday, January 9, 2009

CES Day 2

Today was a second visit to CES, but the whole family went. Panasonic's booth/display is ginormous! The stage, the displays, the technology showcased is phenomenal. To view more pics, you can watch a quick slideshow at 

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Vegas Baby

The Pollak family has been living in hd in Vegas for 2 days, with appearances at the Panasonic Press Conference and at CES. Check out our Vegas Part 1 slideshow at

Vegas and CES

The whole family is in Vegas right now.  We attended the press conference yesterday and the press met our "Living in HD" Family.  The kids are having a great time and we are looking forward to going to CES later today.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome to my new blog

I am officially a blogger!  I will try to update the world on my hd experiences and fun.  Happy New Year!