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On October 31, 2012 The Big Picture had a lot of fun putting some of the staff in costumes over at Genentech in South San Francisco. Although it was Halloween Day, we were dressing them up to have some fun with an in house company video. What better way to learn than through comedy, and believe me, the folks at Genentech know how to have fun!
Proof Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Program Can Rocket You to Success:
In 2009, The Big Picture discovered Bryan Pate and the Elliptigo at the Cool Gadget Expo at Stanford. As part of the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards show, we proudly exploited the benefits of this innovative machine. Created by Bryan and Brent in San Diego, the Elliptigo is essentially an elliptical machine for the road! The Elliptigo has single handedly brought back running to avid runners with injured knees and hips who can only preform low impact exercising.
Recently, an Elliptigo rider from San Anselmo, CA was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle! Check out his story along with The Big Picture’s involvement with the Elliptigo at the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year show. We are proud to have discovered them:
Okay… so we know it’s a gorilla not a monkey but that doesn’t change the fact that this not so little primate and her gorilla friends tottled in the background while we filmed in the Campo Gorilla Reserve at the LA Zoo. The zoo went to great lengths to make sure all the gorillas were actively roaming the premises while filming. Most went about their day as usual, munching on leaves and grasping sticks with their feet, but the little lady you see pictured below had her eye on George the whole time. Every time he turned his head she locked eyes with him. We’re convinced she has a thing for bald men. The jealous male who watched her behavior from a distance and aggressively ate his food, only further confirmed our suspicions.
We received this letter from the Steve Davis scholarship recipient. It makes us so happy to know that we were able to help contribute to furthering the education of such a deserving individual. We wish Mario nothing but the best for the future, thank you so much for taking the time to write to us.
Dear Mr. Lang
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the Steve Davis Scholarship possible
I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support.
I am a Broadcast major with emphasis in TV production. I plan to pursue a career in TV production
upon graduating from College of San Mateo. After graduation, I will attend San Francisco State University
to earn my BA degree. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to that goal.
By awarding me the Steve Davis Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more
on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back
to the community. I hope one day, I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me
The Big Picture is proud to support the accomplishments of Arthur Vibert, an editor and friend, and Mickey Freeman, who we have known for thirty years and works with us as a D.O.P, in their work on What Happened Here. Directed by Bay Area filmmaker Ron Nilsson, this autobiographical account of Leon Trotsky is sure to take viewers on a poignant cinematic journey while showcasing the talents of all who helped in its creation. We encourage everyone to show their support at the Mill Valley Film Fesitval and watch the screening of What Happened Here Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 9 PM at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, CA. There nothing better than supporting your local community, the arts and of course, friends.
As proud sponsors of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, we were honored to attend the Gala Fundraising Event “The Art of Dessert” last Saturday, where over 300 people gathered to enjoy a gourmet dinner, eat scrumptious desserts, and bid in a silent and live auction that raised $200,000 for education in the arts!
The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has live events the enrich the community with comedy, theatre, dance, music and so much more. Their arts education program provides workshops, courses and programs directly into the schools in Sonoma County teaching writing, visual arts, music history and culture. This life enriching culture and art education curriculum would otherwise not reach the children in the schools.
We are passionate about this program and produced the following video with Rita Moreno for the event to show some of the fantastic things that the Wells Fargo center provides to the community. We would like to thank Rita Moreno for her time and contribution to our community.
We wanted to share photos from a little holiday gathering we had at the office for some friends and neighbors. We love this time of year because it gives everyone a great excuse to have a little negg nog (George’s version of egg nog) and celebrate with people we don’t get to see very often. We are blessed to have a great community of friends and neighbors.
Check out our flickr album of all our holiday activities, from decorating the tree, to exchanging gifts. Click any picture below or follow this link:
Happy Holidays To Everyone!!!