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Financial Advisor Agreement - SheerVision Inc. and Hallmark Capital Corp.

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December 14, 2004

4040 Palos Verdes Drive North Ste. 105
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Attn: Ms. Suzanne Lewsadder
      Mr. Jeff Lewsadder


      We are writing this letter to confirm our agreement ("Agreement") that
Hallmark Capital Corp. ("Hallmark") is authorized to represent SheerVision, any
related companies or affiliates, Suzanne Lewsadder, and Jeff Lewsadder
(collectively, "SheerVision" or the "Company") and to assist the Company as its
exclusive financial advisor in connection with the possible private placement or
sale of any equity, debt or other securities ("Transaction").

      This Agreement shall become effective upon the execution hereof by the
Company and Hallmark, and the term of this Agreement and the appointment
provided for herein (the "Term") shall extend for 180 days, whereupon it shall
be automatically renewed for an additional Term of 180 days unless either the
Company or Hallmark shall have given written notice of termination at least 30
days prior to the end of the term. Both Hallmark and the Company agree to use
their best reasonable efforts to effect a Transaction acceptable to the Company
during the Term.


      Under this Agreement, Hallmark will work with the Company and use its best
reasonable efforts to attempt to consummate a satisfactory Transaction. The
Company expressly agrees that, as exclusive financial advisor to the Company,
Hallmark Capital is not a broker-dealer and nothing in this Agreement
contemplates that Hallmark Capital would act in any such capacity.


      A.    In partial payment for its services hereunder, Hallmark shall
            receive from the Company a non-refundable financial advisory fee of
            $15,000, payable upon execution of this Agreement by the Company,
            which amount shall be credited in full against any Transaction Fee
            payable hereunder.

      B.    If any Transaction is agreed to during the Term or within eighteen
            months after the end of the Term with, through or as a result of, a
            party introduced to the Company or contacted by Hallmark or the
            Company during the Term, the Company shall pay



            Hallmark, or cause Hallmark to be paid, in cash at the closing of
            each such Transaction, a transaction fee ("Transaction Fee") equal
            to: (i) five percent (5%) of the aggregate consideration of each
            such Transaction (the "Aggregate Consideration"), subject to a
            minimum Transaction Fee of $50,000 on the completed Transaction, or
            (ii) zero percent (0%) for that portion of any Transaction with
            [illegible]. Payment in full of Hallmark's fees shall be a condition
            precedent to the closing of any Transaction.

      C.    If the Company and/or its shareholders accept a bona fide
            Transaction proposal from one or more third parties, and (except due
            to a breach by or failure of condition under the control of each
            such third party) no Transaction is consummated within eighteen
            months after the Term of this Agreement whereby Hallmark is paid a
            Transaction Fee by the Company, then the Company shall pay Hallmark
            a performance fee of $50,000.


      The Company agrees to indemnify and hold Hallmark and its affiliates,
control persons, directors, officers, employees and agents (each an "Indemnified
Person") harmless from and against all losses, claims, damages, liabilities,
costs or expenses, including those resulting from any threatened or pending
investigation, action, proceeding or dispute whether or not Hallmark or any such
other Indemnified Person is a party to such investigation, action, proceeding or
dispute, arising out of Hallmark's entering into or performing services under
this Agreement, or arising out of any matter referred to in this Agreement.


      Any financial or other advice or other documentation rendered by Hallmark
pursuant to this Agreement may not be disclosed publicly or to any third party
in any manner without the prior written approval of Hallmark. All non-public
information designated by the Company to be confidential or proprietary business
information shall be maintained as such by Hallmark except as required by law,
until the same becomes known to third parties or the public without release
thereof by Hallmark.


      The Company authorizes Hallmark to make public notice, at Hallmark's
expense, of any Transaction concluded under this Agreement.


      This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding of the parties and
supersedes and cancels any prior communications, understandings and agreements
between the parties. This Agreement cannot be modified or changed, nor can any
of its provisions be waived, except by written



agreement signed by all parties hereto. This Agreement shall be binding upon and
inure to the benefit of any successors, assigns, heirs and personal
representatives of the Company, the undersigned shareholders and Hallmark.


      This Agreement shall be governed by and construed to be in accordance with
the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be
performed solely in such State by citizens thereof. Any dispute arising out of,
or relating to, this Agreement shall be adjudicated in the courts of the State
of New York or in the federal courts sitting in the Southern District of New
York, and the Company hereby agrees that service of process upon it by
registered or certified mail at its address set forth above shall be deemed
adequate and lawful. The parties hereto shall deliver notices to each other by
personal delivery or by registered or certified mail (return receipt requested)
at the addresses set forth above. The prevailing party in any dispute arising
out of this Agreement shall be entitled to recover from the other party or
parties all the costs and expenses of any proceedings, including but not limited
to attorneys' fees, paralegal and computer expenses.


By signing this Agreement on the signature line below, you acknowledge that you
have read this Agreement in its entirety, have had a full opportunity to
consider its terms, have had full and satisfactory explanation of it, and fully
understand its terms and accept and agree to such terms, both on behalf of
yourself, individually, and on behalf of the Company.

      After signing below, please return an executed copy of this Agreement,
together with a check for $15,000 drawn in favor of "Hallmark Capital Corp.",
whereupon it shall become a binding agreement between the Company and Hallmark.

                                                Very truly yours,

                                                HALLMARK CAPITAL CORP.

                                                By: /s/ Patricia M. Hall
                                                    Patricia M. Hall
                                                    Managing Director


/s/ Suzanne Lewsadder                                   Date: 12/10/04
Suzanne Lewsadder, individually and
on behalf of SheerVision, LLC

/s/ Jeff Lewsadder                                      Date: 12/10/04
Jeff Lewsadder, individually and
on behalf of SheerVision