Wednesday, May 28, 2008

This Blog Intentionally Left Blank

Wow, I've really fallen behind on posting. Well, here's one reason: I've been doing a lot of editing.

Frugal Traveler: The Grand Tour. Week 2: Paris, France.

Frugal Traveler: The Grand Tour. Week 1: Dover to Calais

Frugal Traveler: Toronto

Rules That Rule (On Par by Bill Pennington)

The Long and Short of It (On Par by Bill Pennington)

New Edits

I know, I know, I haven't had time to post. Been editing, and trying to keep up with everything else. Here are two new videos. Again, as always, I learned a lot in the process, but until I catch up I won't have time to post any notes or discussion.... Maybe soon.

Frugal Traveler: The Grand Tour. Week 2: Paris, France.

On Par by Bill Pennington: Rules That Rule

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Frugal Traveler: The Grand Tour

I'll post some notes on the editing process for this when I catch my breath (maybe on the weekend) but, until then, here's the first week of "The Grand Tour."

Frugal Traveler: The Grand Tour. Week 1: Dover to Calais

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

White Space

I've always liked those pages that say This Page Intentionally Left Blank.

I never really understood these before, but now I realize that unregulated white space confuses people.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Helpful New York Tip #5

If someone has put up something you don't like, scratch it off the wall with your fingernails. This may take a while, but you'll leave with a sense of personal satisfaction.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Midtown, Midday

On Tuesday, I had to go to a midtown meeting about some upcoming projects, but luckily was finished early. So I wandered over to Bryant Park, got an endive, pear and gorgonzola salad, ate in the sun, and found out the Frugal Traveler won a Webby.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Words About Pictures

On Friday, went into the studio to record a discussion about digital photography. We're now at the point where the outcome of film-versus-digital has been decided, so the more mature questions arise: what's actually different? has the role of the photographer changed? the function of the photograph? photography's place in society?

More on this topic soon....

Frugal Traveler Wins a Webby

Frugal Traveler: American Road Trip -- the video series I edited 12 episodes of last summer -- won the Webby Award in the "Travel" category of the "Online Film & Video" division today. Congratulations to Matt Gross and the entire Frugal team.

A new series of Frugal Traveler episodes is coming in just a few weeks, by the way....

Monday, May 05, 2008

Grand Central Terminal

Last week I stumbled on this fashion shoot at Grand Central Terminal.

Oh, Canada

Even the Canadian taggers are polite.

Bookmarks Lounge

A rainy Saturday night involved a visit to the The Library Hotel's Bookmarks Lounge at Madison and 41st. Always a pleasant stop, but since they close at midnight, if you intend to continue the literary theme you'll need to find your way to The Dead Poet.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

And Some Good News

It turns out there's an upside to the pipe bursting and flooding my desk: there's now an appropriate habitat for a ceiling cat.

Some Bad News

After returning from Toronto, the week went well enough, with a few minor glitches here and there. For example, at one of my jobs a pipe burst and completely soaked my desk and two computers.

There's Always Next Year

I've put a few more posts on the Toronto trip on my other blog, Actualities.

Aftermath: The Susan Lucci of the IDC

At the screening, our film played very well. The audience laughed in the right places, applauded strongly, and seemed to like it.

The level of quality this year, however, was very, very high, and all 14 of the films were strong. So, the judges didn't see it our way, not even on Best Use of Time Stamp.

That's okay: there was a vodka bar within walking distance, and after two Rosemary Martinis, it started to seem like a good idea to enter again next year....

Chief Instigator

The highlight of our visit to the Duke of York? That would be meeting Tony. Follow the link to read his notes from this years' event.

The Duke of York

The two years we've gone to the IDC finals we've made it to the scheduled filmmaker get-together at The Duke of York. Meet the other teams, have a beer, wait for any nervousness about the screening to pass. Great fun.

One note: do not try to say "The Duke of York" when you've been drinking, as it may come out "The Dork of Yuke."