Hi, I'm Brandon. I'm a full-time Graphic Designer, Video Editor & Teacher. I teach and tutor everything from Photoshop to Final Cut and of all the hats I wear, it's one of the most enjoyable and rewarding. I am ridiculously into collecting music (my iTunes library is meticulously-organized). I like most music if it has a good beat and it's worth listening to. I will say, however, that I am admittedly a bit pretentious in regards to what type of music actually IS 'worth a listen:' Singer-Songwriter Elliott Smith, despite his rather self-opressed life and somewhat morbid lyrics, he was a brilliant writer and one of the most talented musicians of the 90s and his music still resonates today despite his seemingly terrible death. If I'm designing or working, I usually go for something more upbeat, like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin & Pink Floyd, to newer bands like Of Monsters and Men, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ratatat, Daft Punk, Crystal Castles, The Arcade Fire, Miike Snow, M83, Belle & Sebastian, The XX; or you can see pretty much everything I'm listening to at: http://www.last.fm/user/BrandonUCD
I'm a big movie buff. Films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Cameron Crowe, The Coen Brothers are more towards my liking.
When I'm not at Amoeba Records or fantasizing of my dreams to live and work back in San Francisco (I went to UC Davis for school and fell in love with the bay area), my hobbies are cycling (if you've ever seen those giant mobs of cyclists on the streets of the westside or in Hollywood, chances are I am somewhere in the group); I am also an avid snowboarder and I love copious amounts of adrenaline so I go skydiving and base jumping to get my fix on.