Bringing a Product to Life

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One of the great things about working at Trigger Point is having the opportunity to assist with product development, marketing, and all of that fun stuff. And today was a truly fun day - we got a ton of things accomplished and we spent a few hours shooting photos for Trigger Point's newest product.

The new product is called "The Grid" and it's pretty exciting. I don't want to spoil the details about it, so I'll share a few pictures from this evening. Cassidy's wife Carin was gracious enough to serve as our model; she was tasked with staying in various uncomfortable poses while we tweaked lighting, product placement, and camera angles.

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The green screen allows us to extract both her and the product from the photo, so that we can place the image on a "virtual" background. Here we are reviewing some of the shots:

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We wrapped our shooting at around 8:30. I hadn't eaten much (read: anything) today, so I stopped by Central Market for a salad. And since we're on the subject of food...

My friend Matt (from ANB) was in Austin last week, and we decided to visit Home Slice Pizza, which is located over on Congress Avenue (about 4 minutes from my apartment). Home Slice Pizza gets rave reviews, and apparently the reviews were spot on. The wait for a table (for 2) was almost an hour... here we are in the bar area:

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We were eventually seated and ordered garlic knots as an appetizer (meh). For dinner, we ordered a 14" pizza with sausage, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers. It was spectacular. Easily one of the best pizza's I've ever had:

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Funny side story... Home Slice really only has locally produced beers available on tap. Matt and I had tried three of the four beers, so we asked our waiter for a Lone Star beer. He raised his eyebrow, rumpled his nose, and made a "yick" sort of face. We asked, "So, no go on the Lone Star?" And he said, "Only if you want to stay sick for a full day thanks to a few drinks from one of the worst beers on the planet."

We followed his sage advice and ordered a coffee with dessert.

And finally, I stumbled across the most glorious find in all of Austin:

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Culver's!!!!! And, it's about 1.4 miles from the apartment!! Ok, so that's actually a bad thing, but I've exercised tremendous restraint and haven't stopped in yet. More to come... stay tuned!

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