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Adopt-a-Block

Adopt-a-Block is not a new concept, but it sure is a great way to give back to the community. Adopt-a-Block is one of ministry arms of Crossroads Fellowship Church and the H-Town Masters Commission. Each Saturday, they go into the community to lend a helping hand to those who may be in need. No cost. It’s just a way show them they are loved.
To find out more about Crossroads Fellowship Church, please visit their website: cfhouston.com
To find out more about H-Town Masters Commission please visit their website: h-townmc.com
Directed/Edited: Frank Lozano
Camera: Canon 7D
Music by: Phillip Phillips – Home

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Mercy Fist – SAVE ME – World Premiere

Today is 11.12.13 and the BIG NIGHT for the WORLD PREMIERE of a music video that my wife Donna Lee Lozano and I produced for our nephew Christopher Hudiburgh and his band Mercy Fist. The video SAVE ME, aired TONIGHT at 9PM (EST), 8PM (CST), 6PM (PST). This was a labor of love. Instead of celebrating my 50th Birthday, I choose to film Chris and his band to help him promote Mercy Fist. We shot the ending scenes with the lake, dock, and train before we even had the “story” of the video. Filmed near our Houston, Texas home at Thanksgiving time 2012. We then flew to California a few weeks later to film the band sequence in Fresno, California at Creative Tile. Our thanks to Ryan for allowing us to take over their warehouse for the night. The rest of the storyline was filmed in Valencia, California at our second home. Santa Clarita has TONS of beautiful locations and with the help of Real Life Church and Alternative Metal, we had great location shots to work with.

After the rough-edit, I had my friend Dan Rubottom take a look at the direction of the video. It was with his inspiration that it all came together. And I can’t thank my friend James Lee from 16×9, Inc enough for loaning us the gear we needed to make the video great. In the end, it’s kind of hard to believe that this video was shot on two cameras by two people, my wife and I. I LOVE being able to work with my best friend.

Please check out their website: http://mercyfist.com/  Hit the PLAY BUTTON to watch the video. And Tell your friends to come watch the video too!

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James Lee - November 13, 2013 - 11:54 am

Great video Frank. Awesome as all your work!

Dorie Levy - November 13, 2013 - 10:29 am

That’s absolutely amazing Brett!

Jacob Cochran - November 13, 2013 - 9:25 am

Wow really kinda blown away. Good song, good message. Nice guitar work as well Brett. The video was the sh*t. Thought you were gonna go superman on that train for a min. Keep moving forward guys.

Mercy Fist – Save Me (Save the date)

I’m so excited about the UPCOMING release of the music video “SAVE ME” from my nephew and his band, MERCY FIST. I want to acknowledge my amazing wife Donna Lee Lozano for her huge part in this project as well. She not only SUPPORTED me through it all, but she was also my First A.D., wardrobe, camera person, script supervisor, helped with the edits and loved me through it all.

Here is a quick “video teaser” of what’s to come. My thanks also to Dan Rubottom and James Lee from 16×9 Inc. for all your help, your professional expertise was invaluable.

SAVE ME – save the date – 11.12.13  (Visit their website at:  http://www.mercyfist.com)

Red Pill Industries

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Lozano Productions volunteered to help out Red Pill Industries so that they can get their powerful messages in our schools. Here is a quick sample of what they offer schools, administrators and students. Call to book them for a school near you.

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Vist their website here http://redpillindustries.org/

GUIDED

GUIDED is a documentary short film that I created in 2009 for the 168 Film Festival. It’s the story of Bob and Pam English, a family from Saugus, California that has created a life of raising guide dog puppies to serve the blind and those who are visually impaired. Together with their children, Kevin, Karen and Karlen, they have raised 19 puppies for Guide Dogs of America. It is something that began as a way to always have a new dog in the house but quickly became about the people these dogs serve. Families like the English’s are called “puppy raisers” and their jobs are not easy.

The Puppy Raiser is required to teach the puppy basic obedience, such as how to walk on a leash (on the left, and slightly out in front), how to sit, stay, lay down, and come when called. It is their responsibility to take the puppy through an approved basic obedience class and to attend monthly meetings. The meetings allow the puppy to interact with other dogs in training and it gives them the opportunity to talk to other Puppy Raisers and hear from guest speakers. It is a good time to make friends and compare notes on the puppies.

PUPPY IN TRAINING

Each families donate their time 24/7 from the time the puppies are eight weeks old till they are a year and a half to two years old. The families take these “puppies in training” everywhere they go, work, church, school, the mall, the movies, everywhere! It is the responsibility of the Puppy Raiser to expose it to as many different situations as possible (construction sites, heavy traffic areas, animals, children). A well socialized puppy will have fewer adjustments to make when it comes in for formal guide dog training. So it’s easy to imagine how quickly and strongly these families bond with their animal companion in training.

Then the guide dog facility, like Guide Dogs of America , sends them a letter that says “it’s time to give the dogs back”. The puppy returns to the guide dog facility for formal guide dog training at about eighteen months of age. Guide Dogs of America holds an In-For-Training Barbecue for Puppy Raisers when it is time to bring their puppies in as a way to say thank you, to get together one last time, and to give Puppy Raisers an opportunity to say good bye as they send their puppy off to formal training. Formal training” is roughly a six-month process. It’s heartbreaking to see these families as they turn in their dogs even with the understanding that they are serving a greater good, for some they may never see their dogs again.

GRADUATION CEREMONY

If all goes well during the formal training and the dog desires to become a service animal, the dogs get paired up with a visually impaired student and they train for a month. The hope and desire and ultimate reward for the Puppy Raisers is to meet the blind recipient of the dog they raised at the heart-wrenching ceremony Graduation Ceremony. If you have plans to attend a ceremony anytime soon, bring a box of tissues, there is not a dry eye in the house.
And for those families that enjoy this emotional roller-coaster, the cycle begins all over again with a new eight-week old puppy!

I hope you enjoy this film that I created as my entry in the 168 (Hour) Film Festival in Glendale, CA. for 2009. Thank you to all who participated. I hope this film helps those who might not otherwise see.”

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