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POT-Making with a USED TIRE!
Bhaktapur, Nepal

A rotating wobbly tire serves as a potters spinning wheel to make hundreds of symmetrical clay pots The first part of this video is sped-up threefold, and the second part is shown at actual speed. Just one vigorous spin of the tire with a stick provides sufficient rotation to complete each pot. I filmed this amazing pot-maker in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. The city is located in the Kathmandu Valley and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture and ancient architecture.

 

 
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Richmond Community Foundation presents
Northern California Summits on Children and Youth
Richmond, California

The Northern California Summit on Children and Youth brings together educators, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, elected officials, businesses, and area foundations to share innovative approaches, research driven models, and best practices for supporting children, youth and families. This conference provides the opportunity to learn from and share with a broad range of professionals from throughout Northern California.

 
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Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) at Google
March 24, 2011 Mountain View, California
(1.5 min)

AFE members and guests had the privilege of visiting Google’s West Campus building 5 in Mountain View, CA. to take a behind-the-scene look at the Internet search giant’s Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS). After an exclusive lunch provided to the sold-out event by Google chefs, we were treated to a slide show presentation by Richard Celio, P.E. of longtime EMIS provider Applied Power Technologies on “Energy Management Information Systems Success Criteria: The missing piece of the puzzle.” Following this, Google engineers presented real-time monitoring displays and in-depth discussions on: customizing energy management dashboards; augmenting EMIS with display monitors, Gmail, and Android smart phones; energy projects including cogeneration, solar, and fuel cell technologies; maintenance contracts; automated demand systems for temperature control; just-in-time resource management; and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of retrofitting older buildings and calculating the ROI for upgrades.

 
 
  Fun at the Sonoma County Fair
(5 min)
 
     
WalkingStick

This Sonoma County California Fair video was a collaborative effort by the Professional Videographers of the North Bay. A pool of footage was shot by our members and was submitted to the group as source footage for creative editing. We had a contest for the best edit and this video, edited by Michael Bukay, won the first place prize. The shooters and editors had a lot of fun and we all learned a lot. Credits are at the end of the video. Special thanks to all who participated!

 

 
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  California's Largest Wildfire: Close-up Views of Destroyed Homes
(4 min)
 
     
WalkingStick

These images were recorded three weeks after the Cedar Fire of October, 2003 in Harbison Canyon, one of many locations hit hard by the fire. Currently, the Cedar fire is the largest wildfire in recorded California history. It damaged or destroyed 2,820 buildings including 2,232 homes, and killed 15 people. I happened to be in the area on a trip, and decided to explore the impact of the fire. As I took the photos, tears were often running down my face as I witnessed the destruction and imagined the sudden losses of so many people. The images you see are just a fraction of the damage that resulted from the Cedar fire.

 
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AFE Behind the Scenes at the HP Pavilion / Shark Tank
April 4, 2011 San Jose, California
(2.5 min)

On April 4, 2011, AFE members and guests had the privilege of experiencing a behind-the-scene tour of the architecture and infrastructure of the world class HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. On the exclusive tour, guided by Rich Sotelo, VP of Buildings Operations; and Assistant Chief Engineer Eric Gold; we got to walk on the catwalk above the arena. We examined 8 individually operated 40,000 cfm air handlers--each powered by two 30 hp motors connected to a variable frequency drive. We carefully examined the storage and distribution center for all the beer dispensed at the events. The beer is pressurized by nitrogen gas for delivery from the central location to the point-of-use taps throughout the Pavilion.

 
 

AFE Silicon Valley Chapter presents
2011 Holiday Party for the AFE Silicon Valley Chapter
December 7, 2011 Cupertino, California
(9 min)

Our party, held at the beautiful Arya Restuarant in Cupertino, was well-attended and the food was delicious! Chapter president Bob Adamo of Technical Builders, Inc. provided a brief summary of the chapter's accomplishments in 2011, and thanked our sponsors and advertisers for providing financial support for the chapter. Board members were acknowledged and upcoming events and tours were announced for 2012. For additional information on joining the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Facilities Engineering contact Jim Elder at 408-855-1105 or go to http://afe.org/.
 
 
     
First Crush at Shadowbrook Winery

First Crush at Shadowbrook Winery
(6 min)

In the shadow of magnificent Mount Diablo, Shadowbrook Vineyards of Walnut Creek, CA enjoyed its first plantings in 1999. An array of rootstock and varietals was planted, including merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, syrah and chardonnay.

September 24, 2006 marked the first crush done entirely at Shadowbrook Winery's new facility. This 6 minute video documents thishistoric event and shows the grapes being harvested, crushed, and prepared for fermentation. It provides a tour of the winery and its large gracious rooms with high ceilings, fine woods, and attention to detail. Click for more information on Shadowbrook Winery.

 
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Boots at Wall

The Wall: and the Significance of the Vietnam War Experience
(6 min)

This is a tribute to those brave men and women who served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War. This video and photo montage complements a heart-felt speech given by Colonel Gerald Schumacher to war veterans in 1997.

Colonel Schumacher (ret) is both an author and photographer. His books include To Be a U.S. Army Green Beret, 2005, and A Bloody Business, America's War Zone Contractors and the Occupation of Iraq, 2006, Zenith Press. His extensive military experience and expertise, along with his writing ability, makes him uniquely qualified to accomplish the most challenging tasks as a photojournalist. Click for more information about Gerald and Spectrum Quest.

 
 
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