Thursday, May 24, 2007

from lax

Sitting in lax waiting for my delayed plane to depart. Actually this is my first ever post from my black berry. I have no idea how I am going to up load a photo of my sad looking gate...
Going to Vegas tonight not to party but to study. Out of all things to do in Vegas...
Google is throwing this seminar for Adwords. I thought I'd might as well learn more about this black art of optimizing our Adwords advertisement.
Lets see how it goes...

Thursday, May 17, 2007

E! van

Went to the E! building today for a meeting.

I was asked "are you auditioning for the guys cooking show?" as I was waiting in the lobby. I should've gone since I would've loved to show them my mean natto (fermented Japanese soy beans) and rice bowl. They probably would have called security as soon as I opened the package of natto. Natto smells like...garbage basically. But it's good food.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Primedia Enthusiast Titles Sold for $1.2 Billion

Buyer Source Interlink to Form Full-Service Media Company

NEW YORK ( -- Source Interlink Cos., the home- entertainment distributor, this afternoon said it agreed to buy Primedia's enthusiast-media division,
Primedia's enthusiast division, just sold to Source Interlink Cos., includes 70 magazines, 90 websites and 60 event programs.
which includes magazines such as Hot Rod and Motor Trend, for $1.2 billion.

Full article on Advertising Age

So giant mag publisher gets sold off for $1.2B. Same day Chrysler is sold to Cerbus Capital Management for $7.45B. Either Primedia got a killer deal or the automaker got low balled big time. But then again Google bought Youtube for $1.6B which everyone thought was the same thing as flushing your money down the toilet.
Especially when Viacom charges a $1B lawsuit against Youtube the second after it's bought by Google.

Drifting vidoes on American Touge 3: Drift Bible Project D

If you know that drifting videos are good for you, then head over to and check out Drift Bible Project D Online. The first drift video is up and ready for your peeing eyes. We'll have more updating for anyone who wants to catch the drift.

This is our first attempt to truly cross over internet video content with DVD. Part 1 is on GT Channel and the Part 2 is on the DVD. Each segment is independently entertaining and is a segment on its own. We can't fit everything in the DVD so this is another chance for our viewers to enjoy our videos free online! Enjoy.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

American Touge 3 DVD release (2)

Our latest release DVDs arrived to the office just a while ago. Besides the AT segment which has now become an annual event at Willowsprings, we also have something interesting called the Drift Bible Project D in this DVD. In this segment Daisuke Ito challenges the art of drifting. The segment is divided in two parts. You can see Part 1 on and Part 2 on the DVD.
We hope everyone enjoys this DVD. We did.
Go to for more info.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Formula D Long Beach

We have a new Formula D Long Beach feature page up on GT Channel. There will be 5 video clips on the feature page. I shot all of the videos on this page. I'm usually not the one to shoot video for our production but it was a good experience. Especially when you have a good editing guy like our Katsu Takahashi anything can look pretty damn good. Enjoy!