Thanks Aloha Sunday

Thanks to Aloha Sunday, one of San Diego's best clothing stores, for the SnapShot screening of our episode on Jeff McCallum on Saturday night. We also want to thank Pizza Port Brewing for providing us with Ponto IPA for the night. This week tune in to learn about collodian artist, Will Dunniway, and the process of making tintype photographs as we visit a Civil War re-enactment in Vista.

Episode Two: Jeff McCallum

This week on SnapShot, we meet up with surfboard shaper Jeff McCallum and his 170 pound mastiff, Kimbo. Tim heads into the shaping room to document and get a first hand look at the process of shaping a surfboard.  Jeff is an artist, entrepreneur and modern day visionary in his field. Tim investigates the rich history of shaping in San Diego that has been passed down from mentor to student, while documenting Jeff’s process of shaping and glassing a surfboard as it evolves into a rideable work of art.

In addition to meeting up with Jeff, we visit Bird's Surf Shed, Joe Roper and Kahana Kalama from Aloha Sunday.

Luthiers: Keith "The Blues Wizard" Kifer and Pepe Romero Jr.

Episode One took off with a bang last night on KPBS with the highest viewership of the day.

We photographed and visited two amazing luthiers from San Diego from two walks of life. Keith Kifer, aka "The Blues Wizard", is an Ocean Beach fixture seen most often playing his handmade suitcase guitars. Joining Keith is Pepe Romero Jr. from Oceanside. Pepe is the son of famed guitarist Pepe Romero. Pepe has been making guitars not only for his father, but the likes of Jack Johnson and Ben Harper.

Thanks to everyone that tuned in. Next up, join us for a visit to meet surfboard shaper, Jeff McCallum, and his 175 pound dog Kimbo. May 8th at 8:30 on KPBS.

The Blue Wizard at Sunset Cliffs, photo by Tim Mantoani

The Blue Wizard at Sunset Cliffs, photo by Tim Mantoani

Pepe Romero Jr., photo by Tim Mantoani

Pepe Romero Jr., photo by Tim Mantoani

KPBS Announces Explore San Diego Winners


KPBS Explore Winners Announced

Two independently produced projects featuring
San Diego’s unique people and places to air in spring 2014

SAN DIEGO – The winners of the 2014 KPBS Explore project will showcase local animals and images when the TV programs debut in 2014. The two new programs that have been green lighted for production are SnapShot and Animal R&R.

Both films are in the documentary style and are independently produced exclusively for KPBS by local experts and accomplished filmmakers. The films highlight the people, places, and stories unique to the San Diego region, allowing viewers to experience new and sometimes surprising stories along the way. KPBS received 32 submissions for the 2013-2014 Explore San Diego Project.

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