Friday, September 28, 2012

TRDA Brand Exclusive *Sneek Peek* "One More For The Home Team" Black/Orange Snapback

Another TRDA Brand Exclusive *Sneek Peek* "One More For The Home Team" Black/Orange Snapback. In celebration of the Baltimore Orioles 90-win season game winner against the Boston Red Sox, I decided to add this to the collection to commemorate the occasion. Prototype coming soon.

Charles Collet, Frontside Bluntside

Saw this on Transworld in the September sightings and thought it was pretty sick. This is Charles Collet in France doing a frontside bluntside. I wish I was a better skater, I feel like I'm missing out lol.

Street Skating in the Big Apple - Skaters in NY 2012 USA

Good to see Torey Pudwill re-emerge successfully after a long string of injuries. Skate on.

The Interview

A project I recently worked on. Enjoy.

The Interview

A project I recently worked on. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shook - "Lullaby"

Heard this group "Shook", from Baltimore, MD perform this past Saturday at a community festival singing this song. This is the best (I believe unsigned) group I've heard in a long long time. This is the song that really caught my attention and I been listening to it ever since. I'm looking forward to seeing what else this band has to offer. As you can tell, I usually don't follow bands but this one was definitely worth me actually checking out. Enjoy.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jerry "the king" Lawler is ok!!!!!!!

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler is recovering from a heart attack he suffered during last week Monday Night Raw show. Thanks for all this who prayed him to his recovery.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I need this in my life - Sandisk SDAD109A11 Digital Media Memory Card to Express Slot Adapter

For those of us who have "aluminum" mac book pros. They don't have card readers on them like the newer ones so this adapter piece will fit right in the remote area of the Mac book and act as a functioning card reader slot. They have these on for just under ten bucks. I def suggest this to anyone who has one.

Ravens Stomp All Over the Bengals!!!!!!!!! 44-13

Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens proved that they are not playing this year!!!!!!! The new Ravens offense looked fluid and consistent. WHAT TIME IS IT.....GAME TIME!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

iPod fixed my 30g iPod Video

So check this out. A while ago, I realized that I'm listening to my 30g iPod video and I realized I could only hear out of one headphone. Now my iPod barely has anything on it and it has about 300 plus songs and a few movies and barely takes up 7g's. With the headphone jack broke I started thinking about getting a new one but I was like.......mmmmmm naw. I got a mean deal on ebay for this iPod for a hundred bucks back in 08'. With that being said, I didn't want to buy another one so I figured I would look into how much this would cost to be repaired. Services offered to fix this type of problem would cost around $60 or so. So I looked at that and figured ok, thats not too bad, its better than buying a new iPod when this one was barely used and in really good condition. Then I thought to myself.........wait, can I repair this myself??? So of course I went to youtube and checked out a tutorial and realized it wasn't all that hard to do. So I ordered a refurbished headphone jack and hold button on ebay for $6.75 and then rapaired it today with no problems. So I saved some money and got my iPod back. Next on my agenda is to replace a my old PSP casing with a new one. Yessir. #Realness

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The TV Studio

Just got back from this place. This is the tv studio where I get most of my work done. Great training for what I'm trying to get done.

Behind The Design: "The Realness" by Dwayne Allen

This is a design that I created that says a lot about who I am and what TRDA represents. "The Realness" is a name that I go by in the wrestling world on The Wrestling Wrealm that exemplifies my obsession for "realness" and authenticity in everything I'm involved in. The design has my name and a set of falling steel mirrors that follow it. The color is a reflective steel to represent the strength and stand still nature of what I represent. The mirrors purposely reflect the name to show that I constantly focus on myself and what I'm doing to improve or move forward. I try to not get too caught up in what others are doing or how they're doing it, but rather constantly looking to improve or advance in whatever I'm doing. Of course it has my signature brand name TAKE RESPECT DEFY ADVERSITY. TRDA is the life lesson that I live by and I always want to reflect in everything that I do (i.e the falling steel mirrors). As a designer, art is life for me. Most artists don't fit in to society's idea of whats acceptable because we live in a "dollar" (or Euro, Pound, Peso, etc) society that tells you if it doesn't generate money than its not acceptable. Thats why they call them "starving artists". Art is freedom. Its an escape that we share with the world through whatever artistic channel we choose. That's why I'm in to video production, photography, graphic design, apparel design, and street skating. They all represent my freedom from an unstable world.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thinking Bout A New Camera!!!!!

With the Rebel T4i coming out not too long ago, it seems that its time to finally get my hands on a really good DSLR camera. Now word on the street is that it really doesn't matter all that much of what camera you have but the real money is in the lens. I've got a little experience in photography but I plan to get more. A good DSLR camera will play an intricate role in the building of Starforce Productions from the ground up. With all that being said, I think I'm comfortable in investing in a Canon 600D Rebel T3i. I've seen a few tips on how to produce photos and videos in a way that I feel is industry. So it sounds like thats what next along with the Panasonic HMC 150. Starforce Productions, TRDA Brand, The Wrestling Wrealm.

Where Has The Real Dwayne Allen Been?

Where has The Real Dwayne Allen been???? I was down and out for a while but I'm back and the website is back up and running. Its been a struggle but ADVERSITY is my middle name and life's burdens can never keep a guy like myself down. So whats to come? Well..........first more exclusive sneak peeks and coverage for TRDA, TAKE RESPECT DEFY ADVERSITY. There are a number of new and fresh designs that will debut for public viewing and ultimately the official TRDA Brand official launch. I will definitely be moving into the next phase of continuing to build Starforce Productions from the ground up. And of course I will continue to bring more wrestling intelligence to the masses with The Wrestling Wrealm. And another thing.........A WHOLE LOT MORE SKATEBOARDING!!!!! I NEED A NEW SKATEBOARD AND I WANT TO GET SKATING AGAIN. Its been a rough couple of months but I'm back and stronger than ever. Lets get this show on the road. Stay tuned.