Some would say that I’m a hockey loving, curling watching, caffeine addicted, beer drinking, book devouring, music cranking, baseball throwing, bat swinging, country music listening, oar paddling, Converse wearing, motorbike obsessing, crossword doing, quiver nocking, fire hydrant collecting, film watching, TV show following, art creating, trailer cutting Canuck living in the Great White North.
But I would just classify that as being me.
I work primarily in art and photography, dabbling lately in film editing. This blog is for my own personal work, rants & thoughts, while my primary work is located elsewhere in the ether. If you were looking to 'learn' a little more about me, you’ve hit the right place. If you were just looking for the work I do, well then, you might want to head here instead:
The main goal of these were to create something that you could possibly see on in a bookstore. Hopefully, these selected ones came across as such.
Happy Birthday Gene Kelly! (August 23, 1912 -
February 2, 1996)
"There is a strange sort of reasoning in Hollywood that musicals are less worthy of Academy consideration than dramas. It’s a form of snobbism, the same sort that perpetuates the idea that drama is more deserving of Awards than comedy."
- Gene Kelly
If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.
Interviewing Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, stars of the classic movie “The Sound of Music” (1965)
I am SO excited to announce that my newest ebook is now available! A Living Fire by Laura Bontrager is now up at Amazon, and if you want a free preview of the introduction, check out my tumblr. To go straight to Amazon for the ebook (all you need is a kindle app on your phone or ipad), then click the cover or the title.
HUGE thanks goes to jyleafer15 for her unrelenting support, creation, and execution of this ebook - from the cover art to the metadata.