Vacation Blowing Rock September 2018

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Brento News, Featured Slider, Our Pets | 0 comments

I’ve been through Blowing Rock on several occassions in my lifetime but never once stopped to visit the tourist attraction that gives the town it’s name, until our visit some 14 days ago. also for the first time in my life we took a beloeved pet along with us. It was fun to have Beauty in tow and the place was very dog and cat friendly. This time out we stayed in an extremely nice cabin called, “The Gray Fox.” Beauty for the most part seemed to really enjoy her time out of town with us. She always gets treated like a queen but this came with more adoration of random strangers which just took largely in stride. There are 3 or 4 other dogs at the Blowing Rock attraction with the exception of one little fella who really wanted to be close to her, if you know what I mean they are seemed well adjusted animals who enjoyed being out with their human families. The plan was to visit Tweetsie but by passing up an early arrival to go get coffee and breakfast, we found a huge line when we got bac kso we decided to go to the rock instead. I’m glad we did because that place is fantastic. Over a billion years in the making, I guess that it ought to be. I’ll take in my 360 camera next time and get an amazing shot of the observation deck which conveniently has a flat topped pole right in the center of it. These dudes wouldn’t stop climbing on it though so it keep me from getting any really great shots of it. I don’t think I even walked all the trails as Mom was getting tired and Nancee as well. They are moslty on this platformed walkways which put you above the tree tops. Very interested feeling. BTW, the weather had been calling for two days of rain and muggy weather. Instead, as shown in these photos the weather was absolutely briliant and not too...

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Have Gear Will Travel – Episode 1

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Brento News, Featured Slider, Film Making, Have Gear Will Travel | 0 comments

Something I do pretty frequently is work as a traveling cameraman in one capcity or another. I spent more time traveling as either the sole camera man or helping out another production than I ever have in 2016. I worked the shoots and  stayed in hotels in various locale’s from Florence SC, to upper Tennessee. I got to follow the Pfeiffer University Men’s soccer to team to all of their games except the 2 in Florida to cover their play and shoot interviews before and after games for an as yet unrelease documentary. Anytime I do anything out of the norm like that I generally shoot behind the scenes vlogs and other footage on my iPhone 7. What I do a lot less often is to forge those into proper edits I can share. After my busiest freelance photographer activity period ever, I worked two back to back contracts for the next 5 months. That and a minor surgery & subsequent recovery kept me distracted even longer.  At last I’ve decided on a format for all this bonus footage that at least makes me happy. Here’s the first. Have Gear Will Travel Chronicles – Episode1 – Image Impact in SC from Brent Bowers on...

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Respawner

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Featured Slider, Respawner | 0 comments

The Respawner Pilot Respawner is really my first attempt at world building. The character was conceived along with her own universe in which her supporting characters would be fleshed out as they enthralled us with weekly or monthly adventures. Unfortunately, petty jealousy and animosity kept my film making partners from fully embracing the series and some poor casting on the part of the director, namely myself, doomed the original production from that start along with my own inexperience at planning and executing such a large endeavor. For those that care to dig a little deeper, in these pages you will find the bones of a dream project that fell by the wayside. However, a ton ton of exploratory content was created and I think that it’s worth sharing here. We took a ton of images while making the season 1 trailer and pilot episode. Check those out here. Much of the content was published via the Mutantville.com website and Youtube channel, but some of it, very few eyes have ever beheld. For instance, did you know that there was an official Respawner fan page and a website? I’m slowly but surely moving all my video content from the MVP Channel over to my Vimeo channel where there’s less hassle with ads and generally more control over video quality. As I move a file over, I’ll add the new version on this page if it’s Respawner related. Respawner from Brent Bowers on Vimeo. The Respawner Test Film That Started It All The Season 1 Respawner Teaser The Making of Respawner Behind The Scenes Promotions Check out lead actresses Sylvia Burris & Kathy Butler Sandvoss promoting the show On The Red...

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