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Tony Farley Produces By Ko Maruyama
Veteran cameraman and avid outdoorsman and PixelCorps member, Tony Farley shares some of the great outdoors with some great HD footage in a podcast appropriately named "Beautiful Places".

It's fitting that he is educating us office and studio dwellers with these images of these wonderful locations because in addition to his work as a cameraman, editor and designer, Tony Farley is one of the creators of and teachers in San Leandro High Schools multimedia academy for students, SLAM, the San Leandro Academy for Multimedia.  In SLAM he teaches web production, digital animation, and special effects.  Outside SLAM he teaches physics and general science.

In May of this year, Farley embarked on a new adventure, combining his own love for nature and backpacking with his skills in multimedia and film.  Farley created, a site that features podcast episodes of a show that explores beautiful places in nature. 

The show features Farleys own backpacking trips where he also plays cameraman, director, host, and narrator.  Behind the scenes he is also editor and producer. 

So far episodes have included trips to local California beautiful places in Yosemite, Big Sur, Redwood National Park, Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais and even the Golden Gate Bridge.  He has also done two episodes from The Rocky Mountains of Colorado.   The episodes are available in High or Standard Definition and run about 6 minutes long.  People can  become paid subscribers for $1 per month effectively donating to the show.  Donations help to fund the high cost of the shows production wich includes gear, travel, food and gas.

This summer is has often ranked in the top of 50 of iTunes top 100 podcast downloads, is often featured as a top pick among HD podcasts, and is frequently the top download in the ?Places and Travel podcast category of iTunes ?Society and Culture section.

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Or on iTunes:
Beautiful Places In HD

Although the spectacular views of the BEAUTIFUL PLACES podcast is really intended to be enjoyed in its full HD size, there is a secondary feed for people who want to view it on a smaller screen (iPod/iPhone/iTouch)
Beautiful Places (iPod/iPhone)


The Pixel Corps is a guild for the next generation of craftsmen... digital craftsmen. We are dedicated to delivering much of what was provided to traditional guild members hundreds of years ago, all of which is needed now.

The Pixel Corps is not about simply collecting current computer artists... Its about providing access to anyone interested in the field...Enthusiasts with little interest in a fulltime career, graphic artists migrating to greener pastures, visual effects artists keeping up with an ever-changing field, educators staying current with industry trends, Students augmenting their schooling, and those who cant afford traditional schooling but still have the will and drive to enter the industry.

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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