On Donald Trump (let’s gettem up on outta here)

Before continuing, i highly suggest that you take a look at this Huffington Post article by Douglas Anthony Cooper. It was thanks to that article that I decided to arrange this post.

Hello kind stranger, if you find yourself here it is because you no doubt have some interest in changing the current state of things. For that I wish to congratulate you as you are already on the path to mending the situation. Despite this being said, the road ahead of all of us is not one that will be easy. It will require us all to engage with one another firstly- to spread word of what we can do right now (and obviously, do what we can – It’s a question of our personal morality). And secondly, and of utmost importance is the fact each of us must keep this interest for the current state of things for the rest of our lives as well as pass it on (for it is important!).

The flat truth is that we are all spoiled, we don’t like having to do things ourselves but it’s our time to grow up as a people. And that itself is the best, most-exciting thing about it all- Growing up just means we’ll be able to tackle more, and more experience will only make us better. Besides, no one will ever get to stop you from being a kid inside. 😉

Anyhow, I’ve summarized and arranged all of the links necessary and placed them below. I can’t state enough though, how important it is that you inform yourself more by going through the sources.

So, how exactly do we do it?

 

The requirement here is modest: a small group of Republican electors must be persuaded to vote their conscience. No question that many of these are appalled at the prospect of a Trump presidency; surely a few are courageous enough to cast a vote for someone else. (Most if not all would vote for another Republican, of course; it doesn’t seem likely that many would choose Hillary Clinton.) Depending upon how current recounts turn out, somewhere between a minimum of ten and a maximum of thirty-seven electors would have to defect in order to bring Trump’s count down to less than 270.

If neither party ends up with 270 votes, then the decision passes to the House of Representatives, and a vote in that chamber determines the winner. The House is permitted to choose from among the three candidates who receive the most votes in the Electoral College. Hence, dissenting electors can rest assured that they — and the voters they represent — will end up with a Republican president.

Excerpt from “The Electoral College Was Designed to Prevent Trump. You Can Make This Happen.” by Douglas Anthony Cooper

Step 1 – Sign the general petition here.

Step 2 – Write to republican electors in red states and plead them to vote their conscience.
If you are registered to vote in any of these (Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia) states, write to  the electors from your state. If you are not registered to vote in any of these states, then pick electors from a few different states to write to.

Partial Contact List of Electors

List of United States presidential electors, 2016 (No contact information)

Step 3 – Spread the word in whatever way you can!
Whether it’s through word of mouth, e-mail, facebook messages, posts, or any or all those social media thingies. The important thing is that we spread the word about this so that we can actually make a difference. It’s no longer okay to shy away from posting something because of fear of being “political”. This is a self-destructive behaviour that affects the well being of everyone. It is of no surprise that people are afraid of expressing their views when everyone gets criticized at moments notice for having an opinion. The good news though, is that we’re starting to become more aware of this fact, now we just need to spread it. Every single being is entitled to their own ideas and beliefs, it makes perfect sense for there to be disagreements but instead of ostracizing and criticizing different ideals we must engage in conversation, firmly knowing where we stand but always with an open mind – and patience, plenty of patience. 😉

Finally, I just wanted to close on a personal note by saying how now more than ever I believe it is imperative that we all swallow our pride and spread love (especially when it seems hardest). We must lead through example because procrastinating about our future is not something any of us can afford anymore. We must be the change that brings on a new, brighter day.

Sorry if I sounded a bit too happy-go-lucky there but dammit folks, it’s true!

Over and out,
Eric

Beach For Tiger – “Afternoons in Space”

This right here is ‘Afternoons in Space’. Coming out as the second single off of Beach for Tiger’s self-titled EP. Sit back and get ready to take a cruise through time, space, dimensions and the depths of your mind. Enjoy the ride.

Written and performed by Beach For Tiger
Produced by Peter Anderson and Rees Broomfield
Mix and mastered by Rees Broomfield
Music Video by Eric Huergo at 3 Eyed Monkeys
Original Premiere through EARMILK

If you dig these geezers make sure to check em’ out on all the media!

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Eric Huergo – Fragments

‘Fragments’ is a piece created for the Experimental Filmmaking Module at the MET Film School. By this point I knew I was heading in a more musical direction with my life and so I decided to make the best of it. I decided to compose a piece that took the viewer through a journey of the places I’d lived. Although the order is not in logical order my vision went something like this:

We start off in some type of vessel (some people hear a submarine, but it’s actually Sputnik – really the mode of transportation is irrelevant). The first place we visit is California – we make our way through it’s vibes and move onto Mexico before heading over to London and then going full circle and ending in the vessel once again.

I tried to encapsulate each place by adding sound textures that are native to each part in the song. At the same time, I tried to compose the music to the emotions I felt and retrospectively remembered. After the music was done I spent the rest of the time going through archive footage as well as personal footage and photographs which I then heavily manipulated to create new emotions.

Roles: Composer, Sound Mixer, Editor, Operator (for some shots), Photographer (for some shots), 2D Artist, and Colourist.

Step Back

‘Step Back’ is an exercise I shot at the MET Film School. The objective was to create a public service announcement however, I managed to obtain permission to make my submission a bit more cinematic instead of purely commercial.

Roles: Writer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Colourist, Sound Recordist, Sound Mixer, Composer and ADR.

 

Tribute – Imposter

‘Imposter’ is one part of  a 3-piece series we shot in which we had to record a scene from a feature film. This was shot as an assignment for the MET Film School.

Roles: Actor, Lighting Team (Uncredited).

Tribute – The Shawshank Redemption

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is one part of  a 3-piece series we shot in which we had to record a scene from a feature film. This was shot as an assignment for the MET Film School.

Role: Director of Photography.

Tribute – Fight Club

‘Fight Club’ is one part of  a 3-piece series we shot in which we had to record a scene from a feature film. This was shot as an assignment for the MET Film School.

Role: Gaffer.

“Journeys”

‘Journeys’ was a submission for the 2015 Kodak/NAHEMI Student Commercial Awards. We were given the task of creating an ad for one of 3 companies. Personally, I opted for Office (Shoe Brand) since I felt like the content matter carried movement. What makes this project special however, is the fact that it was shot solely on 16mm film.

On the positive side however, I am extremely proud to say that we received the coveted ‘Best Editing’ award for this entry.

Roles: Writer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Composer, Sound Mixer.

Ricky & Eugenia’s Wedding

I’m not one to normally shoot weddings however this case was an exception since it was for my lovely cousin Eugenia. Instead of focusing on any specific part of the wedding I decided to simply shoot B-Roll the entire time and then create a compilation that captured the essence of the day.

Roles: Director, Director of Photography, Operator, Gaffer, Editor, Colourist, Sound Mixer.

Eric Huergo – Neptune Eyes

‘Neptune Eyes’ is a music video I shot for myself as a graduation project. As my last project at the MET Film School I decided to make it about something I felt tremendously passionate about. The only problem was that since I was leaving school 2 months early to move to Boston I only had about 2 weeks to create a new song and shoot a music video for it.

Taking on the challenge I decided to opt for a lo-fi look on the video since I was vibing to music in the same thread at the time. I actually ended up creating custom lenses which you can see in use throughout pretty much the entirety of the film and then decided to grade everything in a very psychedelic fashion.

Roles: Composer, Director, Director of Photography, Gaffer, Operator, Editor, Colourist, Sound Mixer, Subject, 2D Animator.

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