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G-Technology™ G-ACADEMY Series Showcases Artist, Celebrity Photographer And Humanitarian Jeremy Cowart



 G-Technology™ G-ACADEMY Series Showcases Artist, Celebrity Photographer And
                          Humanitarian Jeremy Cowart

Through its G-ACADEMY Educational Series, G-Technology Takes You to the Heart
of What Drives the Creativity of Some of the World's Most Acclaimed and Truly
Inspiring Professionals

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For Jeremy Cowart creative
inspiration is everywhere – from humanitarian efforts in Haiti, Africa and
Rwanda; the beauty of an individual or family portrait; or even the unique
lines and textures of a concrete floor.  His creativity knows no bounds.

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In this latest G-ACADEMY educational series, G-Technology is proud to
highlight G-TEAM member Jeremy Cowart – a photographer, artist, humanitarian,
app creator and teacher. Having photographed many musicians, entertainers and
celebrities, Cowart is also the founder of Help-Portrait, a worldwide movement
of photographers giving more than 169,000 free portraits to those less
fortunate. Twitter®: @JeremyCowart, Facebook®: JeremyCowartPhotography.

In our next two webisodes, G-Technology takes you behind-the-scenes of
Cowart's latest project – a photo shoot with country singer and Broadway star
Laura Bell Bundy. Having photographed many famous celebrities such as Taylor
Swift, Tim Tebow, Sting, Heidi Klum, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ryan Seacrest, Cowart
openly shares tips and tricks as well as unique techniques to capture and
blend the process of drawing, animation and photography into one – layering
hundreds of images to create a compelling portrait. In this exclusive footage,
G-Technology captures and showcases multiple angles of his creative process
with commentary from Cowart on how he gets the best results from his gear, his
subjects and his creativity.

In part one of this series Jeremy takes us through his creative capture
process in the studio and shows us his distinctive capture techniques,
including painting with light using an iPhone® and shooting digital cameras
through the viewfinders of antique film cameras. In the second webisode,
Jeremy explains his multi-layer post-production technique – merging multiple
photographs and drawings of Laura Bell into a final piece of art to convey her
many artistic faces; building on a process he has previously used to great
effect for the music artist Imogen Heap. Along the way he shares his tips and
tools, including cameras, software, pen-enabled Wacom® display and
G-Technology advanced storage systems.

(G-ACADEMY full webisode: http://drivencreativity.g-technology.com/g-academy/)

(G-ACADEMY webisode teaser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0xA9Msj9qI&feature=plcp)

These two sessions provide insight in Jeremy Cowart's creative process, using
a number of different camera angles. It also comes with a free downloadable
factsheet containing multiple lighting diagrams, equipment list and summary
guide.

"It's exciting to be partnering with G-Technology and its G-ACADEMY series.
There are a lot of synergies between my work and G-Technology's brand values
as we both aspire to build a platform that fosters, encourages and inspires
creativity in others," said Jeremy Cowart. "While I'm most proud of my
non-profit, Help-Portrait, I'm always looking for ways to improve, share,
teach and give back to those around me, and G-Technology's G-ACADEMY program
provides a unique platform to do so."

"Jeremy is one of the most inspirational people we know," said Mike Williams,
Vice President and General Manager, HGST Branded Business. "Not only is he
interested in evolving and sharing his creative process, he gives back to the
community via his Help-Portrait project and through his support of
humanitarian issues around the world. We are honored to have him as a G-TEAM
member and participant in our G-ACADEMY program."

G-ACADEMY is an educational program that consists of a series of video
workshops that captures filmmakers and photographers while they work, and
provides behind-the-scenes views of their processes.

The first G-ACADEMY webisode takes viewers behind-the-scenes of independent
filmmaker and G-TEAM member Sebastien Montaz-Rosset's latest project, "Summits
of My Life." This series documents the quest by world-champion ski
mountaineer, Kilian Jornet, who is running up the highest mountains in the
world – starting with Mont Blanc in 2012 and finishing with an exciting
expedition to the roof of the world, Mount Everest in 2015. Shooting at nearly
11,000 feet on Grands Montets in France, Montaz-Rosset shares with viewers his
creative philosophy as he works on the ground with a DSLR and via a remote
control aerial drone to capture the intense nature of mountain running. The
Sebastien Montaz-Rosset G-ACADEMY videos are available at
http://drivencreativity.g-technology.com/g-academy/.

Stay connected with G-Technology:
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of the content creation and Apple® Mac® communities, including heavy users of
multimedia content, Final Cut Pro® and Adobe® Premiere® Pro audio/video
specialists, and other pre/post production professionals. From portable drives
to ultra-fast, multi-drive RAID storage, G-Technology's USB, FireWire, eSATA,
SAS and wireless storage solutions support virtually all levels of A/V
production and can be found in post-production facilities worldwide.

Keep updated with many more from G-Technology film, photography and music
G-TEAM members throughout the G-ACADEMY series by connecting to G-Technology's
social network channels:

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About HGST
HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a
Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops advanced hard disk drives,
enterprise‐class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and
services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data.
Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high‐value storage for a
broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile
Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in
2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more
information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com.

G-Technology external hard drives serve as an element of an overall backup
strategy. It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most
important files backed up or stored on separate devices or online services.

G-Technology is a trademark HGST, a Western Digital company. Western Digital,
WD, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies,
Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

For more information contact:

Erin Hartin

HGST/G-Technology

Office: 303-284-7790

Erin.Hartin@hgst.com  

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