Wednesday, December 31, 2008

VodKast San Marcos

This is the opening trailer for my weekly video podcast - it is a virtual zine with live action reports straight from the field here in San Marcos, Texas. The text will be changed in After Effects CS4 this week. And Ohh what lovely text trix CS4 has for us video kids!

Beginning in January I'll be recording events in the community via video cam and online subscribers will be able to download our zine via itunes as well as share hyperlinks via social networking sites. We will also be submitting pieces to Newstreamz online newspaper here in San Marcos.

And, since we have community access television here in San Marcos be on the lookout for our show on the tube.

Please hit me via e-mail if you would like to be featured in VodKast San Marcos.

Rough Cuts 4 & 5 Redux - After Effects Post Work

Posters in Process for PALS Membership Meeting - Rough Draft of Concept

Above: Facebook event created for the Transition to No Kill page.

Above: Facebook event created for the PALS page.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rought Cuts 3 Redux - After Effects Post Work

Friday, December 26, 2008

Flying Brightkite

I am working with brightkite and it is just a blast! I had a difficult time figuring out how to add a specific location. Here is a quick tutorial on adding a location.

Enter the location in the menu bar.


Then, you see the location pop up in the webpage . . .


Click on the "check in here" button. It is towards the top on the right portion of the page.

Then, a photo can be added to post to describe your location. This photo of Wake the Dead from a much more sunny day was added. Here is how the post looks in the feed.

Another groovy thing that you can do is add the location as a placemark for the future.

Just click on the "Add to Placemarks" hyperlink.


When this screen appears type in the location.

The number of characters that one can type is limited.

After the name of the location has been entered a confirmation is presented.

San Marcos Double Dip Cowgirl Kawfee

For a person who loves coffee as much as I do by legend and practice, I pride myself on the time and effort it takes to brew the perfect cup. This is what i call the San Marcos double dip cowgirl kawfee.

Begin by brewing the coffee with the hot water in the pot. Then, strain the coffee once with large strainer into second pot. A final old school "pull" with use of sprouting lid placed over drinking cup of choice. Ohhhwee a perfect cup of hot beverage to warm the heart and inspire the mind to get a werkin'.

Rough Cuts 5

Music by Anthony Neff. Downloaded the CS4 After Effects 30 day fully functional demo and having an absolute blast with tutorials {more info soon} and techniques.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Citizen Outsider - Front Cover Mock Up

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Capitol Words: Taking Congress at its Word

Capitol Words provides a twist on rhetoric and Congress.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rough Cuts 4

Music by: The Domes of Silence, Darryl Morris, Root of the Sick, Zera Vaughan

Friday, December 19, 2008

Graduation 2008 Interviews

...shot, edited and uploaded these videos from today's graduation ceremonies...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Animal Control Ordinance Second Reading - PASSED

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the animal control ordinance passed!

Advisor Trading Cards
My colleague Marissa came up with a groovy idea for each advisor to create a trading card and to embed them across our website and have students "collect" them. This is my contribution to our project.

Monday, December 15, 2008

RIP Yazmine

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RIP Yazmine - going to Irish wake for North Carolina ferrell cat turned sweetie with Irish/Toltec curandero conducting the service

Animal Control Ordinance Second Reading

The ordinance regarding animal control is up for a second reading. Lots of discussion and some of our City Council members have been awesome regarding dialogue.

Newstreamz has invited me to write an opinion piece and I am so honored by their request. The ordinance was debated quite extensively the last reading and the Council requested that they clean up the language regarding notions of community education and vagueness regarding discretion for animal control officers. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

RSS Cyborg

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now an rss cyborg connecting via ping, twitter, facebook, linkedin, blogger, intense debate, {and yammer sort of}, myspace

Blog Relocation Complete

The move from livejournal to blogger is now complete.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Rough Cuts 3

I just got my mac 8 core Lakshmi this summer and have just now had the opportunity to play with the video software loaded on the system. Soon we will have Final Cut Pro but I think the functionality of this software is just awesome.

In Vegas master clips digitized would have to be re-edited if the footage captured was to lengthy. In the mac software iMovie one can actually delete unwanted source footage sections within the interface thereby saving hard drive space and ram for when opening the application. For rough cuts and storyboards this is the software for on the fly editing.

The music in this rough cut story-boarding clip is from my favorite Austin band The Black Angels. The footage is from randomly assigned tapes "1" and "2" and "3" and "4".

Friday, December 12, 2008

Praxis Attaching Camcorder to Bike, {Part 2 of 2}

Daniel suprised me at Jower Power with this awesome "turn your mind" camera mount for bike.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Rough Cuts 2

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Rough Cuts 1

Just experimenting and learning the software on my mac. These are a few clips from randomly assigned tapes "1" and "2" music by Darryl Morris.

Monday, December 1, 2008

SXSW Web Awards Deadline Soon

2009 Web Awards
Final Entry Deadline: Friday, December 19
Application fee until December 19 - $25

I am still working on the blog import from the campaign documentary livejournal site. Soon all the content available at the old blog will be located here at blogger. There will be new content as the rough cuts from the documentary are getting edited. We also have located additional articles from the campaign to be posted. And, there is the project of scanning in noteworthy artifacts encountered along the campaign trail.

We will also be reporting on the bike movement(s) here in San Marcos, our Transition to No Kill, Film San Marcos and report for San Marcos Watch -- Because it is YOUR Dime! via video and camera phone.