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Archive | June, 2010

A real ball

June 10, 2010

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This Nike ad is wonderfully, almost absurdly entertaining. In fact, its three minutes of video are more diverting, engaging and absorbing than most prime-time TV shows and not a few full-length Hollywood movies. It’s also a master class in the fine art of segmented video editing. It also makes me want to troop down to […]

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Trapped!

June 8, 2010

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A long time ago, in a newsroom far, far away, I was convinced to dress up as Captain Von Trapp. Well, it wasn’t that long ago. And the dressing up actually took place at Magic Makers, a national costume shop in Huntington, W.Va., a place that can turn you into almost anything. And I should […]

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Dear MFRs …

June 5, 2010

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A Note to My 17 Most Faithful Readers (MFR): Dear MFRs, Hi! I know I have been MIA, blogging-wise. I can explain. I have been: ~ Teaching myself video editing with Final Cut Express. ~ Hanging out with Buddhist monks in orange mou-mous. ~ Trying to create Final Cut Express videos with monks in orange […]

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Out of nothing

June 5, 2010

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Something from Nothing I want to see if it is possible to be a nobody from nowhere. Creating something out of nothing for someone who might be anywhere. ~ the cardinal of crowes

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Italian butterflies

June 3, 2010

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“Faralle” (Butterflies) by Italy’s Compagnia TPO, presented by ArKtype, promises to be one of the more unusual family-friendly multimedia experiences at FestivALL Charleston, the citywide cultural event June 18 to 27. The performance troupe will invite a select number of children to join them on-stage at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater in the hi-tech environment […]

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Calling Iron Baby

June 2, 2010

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After a long, hard day of slogging over vats of words and assembly lines pushing out dipthongs and metaphors at the Paragraph Factory, I needed a break, some uplift. Just then, Iron Baby appeared in the window in front of me ….

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