Saturday, October 29, 2005

Why I Fly?

A couple years ago I spent almost 3 months traveling around Mexico and shot loads of video along the way. Then about a year ago there was this contest at American Airlines where you had to make a little video explaining "why you fly..". So, I slapped this little diddy together and submitted it. I didn't win :-( but I think it's still a nice little slice of Mexico.

I think some ol' lady won with a video about why she flys so she can visit her grandkids... or something like that. I never had a chance up against that sort of sticky-sweet BS. ;-)

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Eileen "Broke, Broke"

Hi,

This is just a little cellphone video capture of my friend Eileen clownin' around to Kanye West's "Gold Digger."


Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Daniel Link Interview

Hi,

This is an interview I shot and edited for a local singer/song writer named Daniel Link

I'm using this interview as an vlogging test, but the outcome I thought came out nice. I also did all the photography in the opening slide show.

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Tavira Mariner's Dream


I took this snap on my way to the bus station in Tavira, Portugal. It'd been a very odd previous night to say the least.

On the 2nd floor above the bus station, there's a bar that has a coin-op internet machine. I'd wondered in there to grab a glass of port and check email, but had to settle for just the glass of vino since the machine had long gone out of commission.

I straddled a bar stool and admired the giant banner behind the bar with the famous shot of Che' Guevara printed on it in red. My pockets were pretty light, so all I could afford was one glass. A man approached me and spoke in Portuguese pointing at my shirt. I'd forgotten I was wearing a Che' shirt I'd picked up in Mexico City and the French bartender explained the man was the owner of the bar and a huge fan of Che'! He started to pour me another port until I stopped him. I explained I was short on funds, but he said the drinks were on the owner. He added that the owner hoped he'd get me drunk enough to trade shirts. I told him, "No can do, but I'll take the drink! Obrigado!"

The port seemed the flow the most freely as my subversive banter became increasingly more passionate. I don't remember how many glasses we drank, but eventually there was a small group around me all stating their anger with the current "powers that be" and we were trying to one-up each other with our rebel yells for revolution!

Eventually, one of the gentleman suggested that if I were truly interested in joining "the" revolution, he could hook me up with people in Seville, and that it would take me a year of training. He said I'd be taught Arabic and be required to convert to Islam. I began to get a bit nervous, but I continued with the conversation awhile longer just to see if this guy was yanking my chain. It didn't take long to ascertain he wasn't and after he revealed the "group" as the well-known organization beginning with "Al"... I began making my way toward the door.

Not five minutes later, I happened on a couple hippys playing guitar and flute on this 13th century bridge. They claimed to be Welsch and Pagan Sorcerers... but that's another story.

Here's the audio version of: The Mariner's Dream

Belated Introduction ;-)


Hey,

This is just a belated introduction and test of my mic/gear explaining what I intend to do and some upcoming projects.

I haven't quite got the audio engineering bit worked out, so bare with me... it should improve. :-)


Here's the "Intro": Introduction

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Mushroom Story (part 5 of 5)

This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number five: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 5.

The Mushroom Story (part 4 of 5)

This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number four: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 4.

The Mushroom Story (part 3 of 5)

This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number three: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 3.

The Mushroom Story (part 2 of 5)

This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number two: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 2.

The Mushroom Story (part 1 of 5)


This is my first attempt at podcasting so it's more of a test really. However, the source I'm using you might find reasonably entertaining. I'd hidden a little mic and was just clowning around trying to get my friend to say something on tape she might regret... and after a few beers, tequila, and "what not" ;-) I forgot I was recording onto the miniDISK and ended up catching myself telling a story about when I went deep into Mexico, stayed with the Mesoteca Indians, and participated in their religious mushroom ceremony.

I was particularly pleased that the natural quality of the dialogue and story-telling that I got simply because I'd forgotten the recorder was running.

The whole thing is about 25 minutes, but I'm braking it up into 5 minute postings. Enjoy

Here's installment number one: Skip's Mushroom Story Part 1.