Crockett and Tubbs

I have worked as a video switcher for 6 or 7 years now, but so sporadically it is hard to improve my skills. I felt the last time I switched at Ribfest I was the most comfortable in my abilities. Then last night I saw this video. When the drums kick in at the 3:37 […]

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ETUG YOU TUG WE ALL TUG

The theme of the upcoming ETUG Fall Workshop “Little (Workshop) of Horrors” is Tales of Fails and Edtech Experiments . I have seen a few examples of videos from participants telling their tales of woe, and also wanted to share one.  Of course it should be entertaining, and informative.  So thinking about my history in edtech […]

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Rib Switch

For the past few summers I have helped out at RibFest by doing live switching of the bands at the Rotary stage. This involves connecting 4 cameras to a video switcher and then acting as a director during each set. Bands play from 11am-9pm. Between bands we have a laptop connected that plays either short […]

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Music of the wikipedia

Found this interesting website. Looking for some randomized pseudo new age soothing music to listen to while you write? Check out http://listen.hatnote.com/ From the site: “Bells are additions, strings are subtractions. There’s something reassuring about knowing that every user makes a noise, every edit has a voice in the roar. (Green circles are anonymous edits […]

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Wild blue yonder

Finished my UAV Ground Flight School course on the weekend.  A certificate that is one key component and getting an exemption for the SFOC needed to use the UAV for commercial reasons.  I don’t know if I will ever be this good at flying it though.  [vimeo 167532429 w=640 h=360] Byzantine – BigFly from BigFly.fr […]

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To Bokeh or not to Bokeh

Over the years as we have transitioned from film to digital, one phrase keeps popping up, “film look”.  This was some mythical holy grail of image attributes that professional videographers tried to capture.Early video technology was hampered by small sensor sizes. Due to the physical properties of these sensors in relation to the lenses, we […]

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YouShow guess the location.

a sound file recorded during youshow. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192004148″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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Splotsquelch

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189312403″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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Gutenberg’s curse

Over the years I used to try to keep track of what I read. Slips of paper and scribbled notes blew around the house and drawers and backpacks.  Then I found Goodreads.  The first year I used it in 2003 I read 29 books.  Last year I managed 17. Although I have 5 or 6 […]

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Technology and Community

So in my other life away from TRU I am the current Chair of the Kamloops Film Series.  This is a series of feature films we show in three series; Spring, Winter, and Fall. The final film in our Fall series of 2014 we showed the wildly popular The 100-Year Old Man Who Jumped Out […]

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