8Apr
2014

Face shots galore on an epic powder day

Face shots galore on an epic powder day

Yesterday was the greatest powder day of my life. I’m still smiling about the experience, more than 24 hours after leaving the slopes. Here are some video highlights: All powder, all the time from Mitch Tobin on Vimeo. I worked all weekend to meet a deadline and was grouchy by Sunday evening, but I held out hope that a much-advertised storm would deliver salvation. I woke up at 5:45 am, expecting maybe 4″ of snow, but I was giddy to […]

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2Mar
2014

Womb with a view: ultrasound images

Womb with a view: ultrasound images

One of the amazing things about modern pregnancy is that you get to see sneak previews through ultrasound sonograms. While pregnancy is anything but abstract to Ginette, in many ways, I’m on the outside looking in, which has made these in utero images all the more captivating. Like many expectant parents, I’ve been collecting the views and have assembled them in an online gallery that’s embedded below. Before Ginette was showing, these images were one of the only ways I […]

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26Feb
2014

Pineapple Express ski videos

Pineapple Express ski videos

Over the past two months, Colorado has been slammed by three waves of warm, wet storms that dumped snow measured in feet across the state’s northern and central mountains. These atmospheric rivers are nicknamed the Pineapple Express because they transport subtropical moisture from around Hawaii to the Western United States, as shown in this National Weather Service graphic: The animation below illustrates the last of the atmospheric river events. The map doesn’t show what happens on land, but this depiction […]

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22Feb
2014

Time-lapse video: assembling the crib

Time-lapse video: assembling the crib

Instead of skiing last weekend, I assembled a crib for my daughter to-be. She’s scheduled to arrive around May 5.  I still couldn’t put down my video cameras, so rather than film a mogul run, I did a time-lapse of the furniture assembly. Crib assembly time lapse from Mitch Tobin on Vimeo. The video above took about 2 hours to capture. I used an iPhone app called TimeLapse, which I typically employ for sunsets and cloud formations. I’ve come to […]

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21Nov
2013

The president at Dubrow’s: How my dad led JFK to the toilet

The president at Dubrow’s: How my dad led JFK to the toilet

In the fall of 1960, a few weeks before the November 8 presidential election, John F. Kennedy came to Brooklyn’s Kings Highway for a campaign rally at Dubrow’s Cafeteria, the restaurant chain started in 1929 by my great-grandfather, Benjamin Dubrow. Kennedy, locked in a tight race with Richard Nixon, was seeking to energize the base in a Democratic stronghold. My grandfather, Max Tobin, and my father, Paul Tobin, were working at the store in 1960. I was given a name […]

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