Monday, August 29, 2011

Truth Seeking

In The Light Of Day

What a joyful and industrious weekend I have had. I was able to conceive of, and produce a DVD that represents the appreciation that the Treehouse residents and staff have for the organization that built this, (and other), housing for low income seniors.

Story Board To Finish In 3 Days

The residents who allowed themselves to be filmed were so sincere and articulate that they made the interview segments come alive on the DVD with genuine, heartwarming  character. They are the story.

Tattered Butterfly

I am so thankful that living here at the Treehouse has given me the time, and environment, to develop video production techniques that illustrate the story without distractions like fuzzy focus, muddy sound, too much panning and zooming, spontaneity killing retakes, and many more rookie mistakes I have made, (and mostly corrected), over the last three years.

On The Bus

“If you're on the bus, and you get left behind, then you'll find it again.”
Ken Kesey

I guess I am of an age where Beat Poetry was one of my philosophical guideposts. This made it easy for me to understand Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey, and the other educated voices that spoke from behind the psychedelic curtain.

“Wherever you go, there you are”

The catchphrases of the times were trying to explain spiritual awareness in terms that the culture of the day might understand.

The quest for enlightenment and further knowledge is a lifelong calling to which I occasionally have turned a deaf ear. My move to Redding is one of the steps  that has helped me to get back on the bus.

Baby Burrs

I consider this DVD to be a benchmark in my development as a person, as well as technician, designer, director, producer, grip, editor, and artist. I shall give myself a hearty pat on the back, ( Ouch, my arm! ).

My profound thanks to the residents who gave this video so much heart.

Today’s Relatively Appropriate Video;

I’ve Got A Place

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