Category Archives: video projects

dispatches from beyond the comfort zone

day 1 – monday aug. 2 oh boy – here goes nothing. at least i didn’t get lost, although the gps took me some bizarre way through an unmarked gate. i think i better write down the directions from people … Continue reading

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big boy pants (doing hard things)

i have a full time job. for most of my marriage to rene, i haven’t been able to say that. but it’s finally true! on august 2, i start in a position as a “youth specialist” at a facility in … Continue reading

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12 free power tips for video footage that doesn’t suck

as the video editor for the youth group, summer is my second busiest time in terms of footage piling up on my desk. the busiest time is early march to late april, when i inherit 10 to 20 hours of … Continue reading

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not one atta-boy, but three

Before I even got out of bed this morning, I caught up on email as I reengaged digitally to start a new week. I found that I didn’t need any eye drops to get my eyes moistened as I usually … Continue reading

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hell week doesn’t have to be

Normally, this time of year is incredibly stressful for me. I find myself wanting to grow some hair just so I have something to pull out. I would be in my office late every night, editing my butt off, and … Continue reading

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barely hanging on

Sometimes funk is more than a style of music. I found myself in a mental funk the other night as I reluctantly climbed on the elliptical machine after a really long day. It’s been a rough several weeks for me … Continue reading

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life on life

First things first – I haven’t been able to get anything on here all week. I wrote my next article to submit to Youth Specialties a couple days ago, but it could be several weeks before anyone sees that. The … Continue reading

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thrash early, finish well

Today was my creativity deadline. As of today, all artistic elements of the video project I do for our graduating seniors each year are locked down. In the past, I have come to the final days (before the seniors and … Continue reading

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i get by with a lot of help

Partly I wanted to test just exactly how cool the WordPress 2.9 feature of inline video embedding is. I also wanted to share one of my favorite and most well received videos ever. Not to brag on myself, because “all … Continue reading

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