Tuesday, November 24, 2009


On the set of Martin. Directed by Heather Springer and Tyler Arvin

Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Long Overdue

G20 protest march September 25,2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Group Photos

Westlake Service Department


Monday, September 7, 2009


A shoot for Location Lighting. Heather was my model. all cute n stuff!

Friday, August 28, 2009

mhastings reel

"The Adjustor"
The Octopus Project
Eliott Acevedo - Video Producton
Melissa Hastings
Illustrative Photographer

And Its all coming together...

The Adjustor
The Octopus Project
Camera and Edits: Eliott Acevedo

Thanks Eliott!! In case you couldn't get to my site with the other link... www.mhastingsphoto.com

Business Cards are due at my door by Wednesday and a ton of stuff is getting done today and tomorrow. I have pieces of paper all over my house with lists on them. But most things are checked off!! yay!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Up and Running


Check it out and let me know what you think. I'm not done with the writing that is going on it yet but that'll change soon.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

first advertising assignment

This quarter is my last quarter. I can't even comment on my mood about it because one moment I'll feel like a total failure and the next I'll feel like I'm climbing out of ... failureness. Anyway. one piece at a time. And sadly, this is all I have to update with today.... my advertising class assignment to shoot something and put in text. here y'ar. :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Stanley Cup CHAMPS!

Sooooo. the pens won the stanley cup against the detroit redwings. Take that Hossa! The parade closed down most of downtown. I have to admit, I played it cool for the most part, just taking pictures of everyone going crazy, but Staal went by and I kinda flipped out. haha.
Here's what I got. not much but its all I could get. :) GO PENS!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


This has been quite a productive weekend for getting nothing done. Tons of stuff to get done for school but I seem to still feel accomplished somehow. I shot at another music video this past weekend but its super secret as of right now. I had to sign a paper and everything, nifty stuff. But. In other greatness, I finally took a few pictures of Jack. He's a hard one to get still but I managed a couple awful shots. Also... upartylive photos of my fav act Chase Clemens.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Shooting a Music Video

Brandon's at it again and asked me to tag along. This is from one day of shooting the music video for.... I forget the name of the song but its by In the Wake of Giants. Good stuff. yay!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Shelf Life film

As of today I realized I'm allergic to cats. And I just moved in with two cats. So my apologies for the state of these images, I think I'm a little off today.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dave Kiss and Chase

UpartyLive Sunday May 24, 2009... These were my favs besides the shelf life but I shot them with film sooooo here. :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

like a year...

The last couple days feel like an entire year, so much has happened. Friday as my portfolio review. I turned it in last monday and sat on my nerves all week. But when it came down to it I got mostly good feedback... which isn't very helpful but the things I need to work on are diving deeper into the idea I'm portraying. Select members of the faculty who were there told me they don't think I know what I'm trying to say. They also said I had the most conceptual work that they've seen come through the program. Karen Antonelli wasn't there, but viewed the photos beforehand.... on her written critique, she gave me three 5s and one 4. I was like.. woah. She said I mastered my tool. haha. Andy told me to look into the market more and more than one person said I should think about driving the work toward illustrative markets. Cool beans.

Saturday, the parents came to town and helped me move. I killed dad's truck on there way here. It got junked. Sunday, my arms were killing me. death. I look like I was in a domestic dispute. My left arm alone has six pretty gnarly bruises. Hot. Then, there was the UpartyLive show which was nifty. there was a HUGE crowd for the shelf life. And they brought another guitar-playing buddy who sang a few of his songs. He was my favorite to watch. his face was all in it. And he had a strap on harmonica. The guitar was super pretty too. Oh yeah, in addition to the three members of the shelf life, they brought a fella with a stand up bass. Ginormous instrument. I shot them with film. Hopefully that works out.

Today is Memorial day and therefore, I'm taking this time to put off cleaning at the new place by writing a super long blog that nobody's going to read anyway. I made myself a list to make it seem more organized. It probably won't be that bad but I just don't want to start. Plus, I haven't been online in a couple days and I must catch up to the world. ha.

Photos to come next time. As soon as I get them processed. Letchya know.


Monday, May 18, 2009

The Shelf Life and UpartyLive

Thanks to Tom Larkin of TomLarkinProductions, I now have a new favorite thing to do on sunday nights. In the 3rd room at the Beehive coffee shoppe in south side pittsburgh (what a mouthfull... honestly) a gathering of talented and... well... striving musicians gather every sunday at 8 to put on a live show on the interwebs. People can tune in to UpartyLive.com and talk to the bands while they're playing, vote on their favorite groups and request songs. Its actually pretty sweet. Anyway. Here's the band who won two weeks in a row. They got to play 2 sets and were asked back for next week. This saturday, however, they're playing a free show at The Parkhouse on E.Ohio street in the northside at 8. So... Without further adieu, The Shelf Life (and UPL crew)

http://www.myspace.com/derekpdysart I recommend "modern land chapter 2" and "Another Evening" nice.