Have you tried Dunkin Donut’s OREO Coolatta? Have you tried the OREO donuts? Let me know if you liked them in the comments.
July 16, 2012
May 19, 2012
I’ve been either really busy or really lazy, but this video should have been posted moments after my review for The Avengers was posted. But nevertheless, here are my thought’s on the romantic comedy that probably isn’t in theaters anymore, or will be phased out in the coming weeks.
May 10, 2012
Hopefully I can do these more often. Also, at least with the blog, anything I forgot to say I can write it here. But if you didn’t catch my point, I’m recommending you see this immediately!
I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. In fact, I wasn’t even planning on seeing it in theaters. But I’m glad that I did. Summer has officially begun.
April 7, 2012
It’s been almost a year since Kevin Marc and I last had an impromptu interview, but this time we planned it out as we have a sit-down talk about upcoming events in the KMTV universe. I’m still getting used to being an interviewer, but it’s easy when the person you’re talking to is as silly as you are.
Around the 18:30 mark, Kevin and I pose a question about tweeting in all caps. Do you agree with him? Have any thoughts on that subject or anything else in the interview? Hit the comments.
November 14, 2011
I figured this would be a great time to get some blogging done while I log in the hours of video processing and converting and uploading that exists in the world of video production. B-O-R-I-N-G. The editing is the best part though. The rendering and anything that involves a progress bar? Not so much. I’ve been told I have a lot of patience. But I think that only applies to people and food. Machines? I’ve frequently have stated that I wish inanimate and sometimes intangible objects (like the internets) had throats that I could strangle into submission. (more…)
May 25, 2011
April 20, 2011
Hey Indoobians. I’m technically still on hiatus, but I was in shooting/editing mode and I decided to have a quick chat with my buddy, fellow CSB classmate and Renaissance man Kevin Marc. Watch here as we shoot the breeze about inspirations, books, and forest critters we see behind the school. There will be more videos to follow. In the meantime, follow him on Facebook (twice) and YouTube. The kid does his own reality show and as much as I dislike reality TV, I can’t help but cosign since I find myself watching it.
And yes, I am holding back a video many of you may have already seen by now, or at least you’ve seen it on my Vimeo channel. By the way, how do you like the new 3S:FX Productions logo?
(See Part 2!)
April 2, 2011
I kept promising to divulge in what I’ve been up to the past few weeks to a month. As most of you should know by now, I go to the Connecticut School of Broadcasting which from here on out will be known as CSB (unless, for whatever reason, I feel the need to spell it out). Since I’m still there, I know there’s a lot more I’m going to learn and experience. Initially it’s an 8 week program, but it offers a lifetime, career long service. I could talk all day about how awesome the school is, but for right now, I’m just going to explain why I’ve been so busy.
Like I said, the education lasts for 8 weeks. We’re taught by industry professionals (who are still working in the industry they teach) and we learn by doing. We take notes but at times it seems pointless (I take them anyway) because it’s all hand-on training. Grab the camera, sit behind the radio mic, DO IT! It’s intense. They throw a lot of information at you in a very limited time. Fortunately, I have a background in a lot of this stuff so some of it was a refresher, while other parts built on to what I already know. But I’m loving it.
Outside of class, our fearless leader and school director Art takes us out on what a few of us have called “field trips” where we get to experience first hand what some people do for a living. Long story short, we go out and record live performances. We can’t call it “filming” because we don’t work with film. Especially not on these field trips, everything is recorded on to big memory cards. By the way, those cameras are nice. The ones they make us use… well… it gets the job done. But the point is we have to learn how to use a regular camera before they can trust us with the high end ones.
Anyway, I’ve now gone on three of these event field trips, sponsored be local radio stations which usually feature CSB graduates. There are a lot of them out there and all of them singing praises of what a great school it is and how it got them to the job they are working at now, or at least started them on their way. (By the way, the school specializes in dozen upon dozens of jobs. I wish I brought a few of my friends to at least check out the tour.)
So our first event was somewhat of a mini rock concert. I want to have a separate post for that because of all the pictures I took and all the video we shot and experiences we had. That was last Friday. Monday I saw Sugarland. Due to this being a much bigger event, camera work was left to the professionals, which was our teachers. I took a few pics with my phone which I’ll also post later. But check out some of the stuff they shot here. Last night I saw Duran Duran (and a cover band called Kick). I actually got behind a camera this time, but video won’t be up for a few days, but I’ll post it when it does.
Besides that, I’ve been having a blast. My classmates are all very diverse and have their own bursts of awesomeness. I don’t want to call any of them out by name right now, there’s time for that later. All you need to know is sometime maybe in May you’ll get to hear a “morning” radio show online called “The Morning After” and yours truly will be the news anchor. It should be a lot of fun and I’ll also be living my dream. Part of it anyway.
Before I sign off, here is a look at an assignment I had been working on. It’s practically finished, but I was so excited, I wanted to show it off a little. The assignment was simple enough, shoot some footage, edit, add a voiceover, maybe some music, some transitions and have fun. Check, check, check, check, check, and check.
March 30, 2011
I feel like I’ve been away for a while, but I notice my last post was actually only 10 days ago. But still, that’s much longer than I like to be away from my beloved blog. Anyway, I wasn’t going to do a video, but I have a new camera so why not? Plus, I haven’t made a video in a while, so I might as well give it a spin, right? Let me know what you think. Maybe with this new toy, I’ll make more videos. This will also allow me to get out of my office (and detached from my laptop) as you’ll see below. I think it’s a major upgrade from the webcam…
As for the pics I mentioned, I’ll upload those ASAP and introduce a few of my classmates and talk a little bit more about what I’m up to.
February 12, 2011
Once again, I’m not exactly on time posting my videos but better late than never. As a side note, I mention that I like a number of songs but forget to actually mention what they are. “Here Comes the Sun”, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” just to name a few. But check out the video to hear my thoughts on Nina Simone as well as my stance on Black History Month. For the past couple years I had wondered if we still needed this month, and thanks to reminders like Nina Simone legacy (and many other civil rights activists) as well as unfortunately ignorance by many people in this nation and this world, everyone needs to remain aware of not only the greatness and accomplishments Black people have brought, but also what struggles and atrocities we overcame. Sadly, things like racism still exist today, and hopefully we learn from studying the past not to repeat the future.
I posted an additional video of Nina Simone talking about what it means to be an artist and her views on race in society at that time that still reflects today. It also features a live performance of “Revolution” with images of the struggle of Black Americans followed by the very powerful song “Strange Fruit.” I will warn you, the last third of that video features images some people should find disturbing. It’s important we remember how disgusting we as humans can be and should be a reminder that we all deserve equal and civil treatment no matter who you are. After watching it, I wanted to cry.