Saturday, July 06, 2013

Now in the Fort!

It has happened...

Way more our speed that the uber-competitive Boulder. Don't get me wrong - love the Boulder and it's progressive community, sweet biking trails and proximity to Nederland and Eldora. But, if you want to settle in for the long term, best to have an Ivy League degree, some Gold Medals and a large bank account. These are the folks you are competing with for  tiny $400,000 houses and the good jobs. Not for me. Took us three years to figure it out I guess - LOL.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mountain of editing.

Gotta be honest... I don't love video-editing. The entire reason I went back to school and learned a new trade was to get off my "chained to the desk" graphic-designer-ass and get out there in the world. It worked - for the most part - (cue montage of production photos from New Zealand TV shoot). However - my path didn't exactly lead to a career as a globe-trotting television camera man - well -  it kinda did, for a couple years. Eventually, I honed my craft as a producer and editor, in addition to my shooting background. So here I am - shackled to the desk again. The upside - I now have a family and a "life" - so 50% of my work doesn't have to be squeezed-with-a-shoehorn into the few business-hour shooting times I'm afforded. I can do most all of my post-production in the wee hours and odd times as I find them. The other 50% still allows me to get out and be in the world - no computers. Can't complain. Currently in the studio: Final edits on the Boulder Beer Company "About Us" web video, final edits on the Zinn Cycles "About Us" web video, three episodes of Beer City Television (Rancho Tastings, Boundary Bay Brewing and Tommyknocker) and a logo/identity project for "Don't Frack My Sixpack" (a campaign being promoted by Colorado brewers drawing attention to the careless proliferation of the practice of "fracking" the earth to extract natural gas deposits). Busy. Tired. Stoked.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Are people overusing the hashtag?

I'd say hell yeah... on Facebook it seems to be the new way of adding bragging adjectives to your posts. Got me to wondering about just how far that hashtag transcends the web. I once thought it was strictly a Twitter thing, then came to believe it was just a way to call out search terms that would somehow be searchable web-wide. Looks like I was part wrong and part right - they work even better at places like Instagram, Tumblr, etc. A good take on it can be found here.

#hashtagfreak #learnsomethingneweveryday #hashtagmuch

Friday, January 11, 2013

Beer City TV Ep. #09 - Part 3 of 3 from The Great American Beer Festival 2012

Beer City TV - Episode No. 9 - GABF 2012 Part Three - The Gluten-free Story from Boulder Video Design on Vimeo.
In this, the final part three of three from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, we meet some of the companies fighting the good fight in making a tasty and comparable gluten-free beer. Featured in this episode are Shine Restaurant, Brewery and Gathering Place from Boulder, New Planet Beer also from Boulder and Munton's Malted Ingredients out of the United Kingdom.