5 Driftway Terrace
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Phone: (386) 569-0664 or (386) 439-3151
Objective: To work with
TV production and filmmaking projects.
Qualifications: Producer, director,
writer, camera, casting, set design, lighting, music selection, audio recording, soundtrack mixing, video editing, engineering,
and consulting. Good teaching and people skills. I am easy and fun to work with.
See my friend Jann Scott's online
See my pictures:
The Canon S5 and SX10 digital cameras are good enough for serious fashion photography and can also make streaming videos with
stereo sound for YouTube.com and other sites. They have a 12x or 20x zoom lens and 8 or 10 megapixels.
Canon lenses are among the best! Shop Amazon.com
The Canon EOS Rebel XSi ($640) is a good digital SLR
camera for the money.
it with television!
The Kodak Zi6 is a good pocket cam for $153 or less. It can
easily upload 720p HD footage to YouTube.com and also functions as a 3MP still camera with a macro mode. It takes 2 AA rechargeable batteries. Add a 16GB
Class 6 SDHC card which costs between $30 and $40 and an inexpensive tripod.
The Canon FS100 ($250) is an inexpensive SD
camcorder that would also be good for putting videos on the web.
A low budget broadcast quality camcorder system:
These items are often for sale on eBay
. The prices are approximate. You can find most of them by searching
. You can read equipment reviews at BHPhotoVideo.com
EX1 camcorder ($5275 or less)
This camcorder has to be updated by Sony to firmware version 1.11 before
it will accept the MxM (or MxR) to ExpressCard/34 card readers.
16GB Class 6 SDHC cards are much less expensive than the Sony SxS memory cards.
AS 222 stereo shotgun mic $50
The video files can be copied to the hard drive on a dual core notebook computer with an ExpressCard/34
slot or an SD card slot. Then the video would be editied with Sony
Vegas 8.0b at the remote location..
The video could be transferred to a quad core video editing desktop computer at a central location
by FTP over the Internet for further editing and making Blu-ray DVDs for distribution
Tripod with a Manfrotto 501 fluid head (under $350)
Shoulder mount for EX1 $300
Portabrace soft case for EX1 $65
ACT-10 rain cover for EX1 $59
Portable teleprompter $900
The Pioneer BDR-202
Blu-ray DVD burner and Sony Vegas 8.0b
can be purchased at VideoGuys.com
A .8x wide angle lens adapter for the Sony PMW
EX1 might be needed for close-up interviews. A 77mm UV filter would protect the lens
from dust and scratches and also cut glare.
The Sony PMW EX1 is smaller, lighter, and less expensive than the EX3 camcorder, but the video quality is the same. The
EX1 doesn't take the interchangeable lenses or have the additional studio camera features of the EX3.
The RED One camera is for very high definition video recording
and editing, then converting to 35mm or 70mm film.
For studio applications, you might consider
three Sony PMW-EX3 camcorders which cost about $8,300 each. These three-chip
camcorders offer full widescreen 1920x1080p HD recording, for broadcast by HD satellite.
See Sony.com/xdcamex for more information. Shop BHPhotoVideo.com. I recommend an extended warranty on a new expensive
camcorder or a quad core video editing notebook computer like the Hewlett-Packard HDX 18-1180US.
You will need thirteen half-hour
or one-hour completed shows to sell a season series to a major network.
You can build an inexpensive studio
with daylight florescent lights and microphones on the ceiling to use for photography, TV production,
and filmmaking. Use a Mackie audio mixer with a BeachTek XLR adapter for
prosumer camcorders that lack low-impedance balanced mic inputs. Shop eBay.com, cnet.com, and other places for equipment.
I recommend Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate and
Vegas 8.0b for video editing. These editors support some Blu-ray DVD burners.
These editors and also DivX 6.8
(free for standard version / $20 for Pro) will take advantage a quad core processor.
Add lots of RAM.
Shoot and edit in widescreen 1920x1080p
HD video whenever possible for DVD distribution, HD broadcasting, streaming, conversion to film, and archival purposes.
An SD DVD made from an HD movie
will have better video quality than an SD DVD made from an SD movie, due to more video resolution in the HD acquisition
and editing formats.
A good external hard drive for video editing with a notebook computer is the BUFFALO
1TB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 / eSATA: $ 165 plus shipping from NewEgg.com.
Handbook by Herbert Zettl is an excellent textbook about equipment and production techniques.
Videography is a professional television equipment magazine.
magazine has many helpful reviews and advice for using prosumer equipment with professional results.
For more online information see VideoGuys.com/dtvhome.html.
Also, I am a fan of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama http://dalailama.com, who is the head of the Geluk lineage. We have been friends
for maybe twenty years.
I appreciate Tibetan culture. I believe the lamas have
a set of practices that will help bring world peace and happiness to all beings, which
our planet currently needs.
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation
by Gampopa is a good book about Tibetan Buddhism.
to order a copy from Snow Lion Publications
for about $20.
The path to world peace and happiness to all beings is an international,
intercultural, and interfaith project though, so I try not to reject other disciplines because
I sometimes favor the Tibetan Buddhist viewpoint. We can all work together.
All individuals can practice generosity, patience, gentleness, kindness,
and other virtues in their personal lives to realize the common goals
of peace and happiness. As individuals develop these qualities
in themselves, the result will be a more peaceful and happier world for all beings.
In particular, the practice of nonviolence by individuals will certainly
contribute toward the universal goal of world peace. As peaceful mind is the foundation
of happiness for every person, world peace is also the foundation of happiness
for all beings.
Through all these centuries, it has been the longing of every human heart
to find peace of mind and happiness. As we work together in small groups
to achieve our common goals, the world at large is also affected and changed.
Sitting practice also helps us develop the qualities of generosity,
patience, gentleness, and kindness. Just thirty minutes per day of sitting practice will
lead to peace and happiness in due time.
The beneficial effects of sitting practice also extend into postmeditation,
or meditation in action. The virtuous qualities we develop in sitting
practice are carried into our daily lives, and we become more mindful of everything
we do. Our psychosomatic world is gradually transformed into a more tranquil and joyful world by
sitting practice meditation.
Sitting practice also works well with the practice of nonviolence.
Please try this and see for yourself.
A good time for sitting practice is when there is neurotic haste
or negative emotion, which often leads to harmful activity. Sitting practice
is also helpful for those unfortunate persons who are afflicted with greed,
vanity, excessive pride, arrogance, moodiness, emotional outbursts, and temper tantrums. Sitting
practice cuts through stress and synchronizes intuition and intellect.
Sitting practice is good. Sitting practice is very important for every person. Sitting practice is
non-sectarian and will enhance both secular and religious
I recommend sitting practice highly. Please try
sitting practice meditation.
The three wheels of practice are meditation, study, and work.
There are many different practices within these three categories, but sitting practice meditation is the most
important. Find your center, plan ahead, and then take action.
My spiritual heritage is Southern
Baptist. My father was a respected Sunday
school teacher, and my mother attended Bible
college for a long time. I believe in the Holy Spirit.
I am interested in all kinds of Christianity and other religions,
I recommend these books to anyone who is interested in helping with the peace-making efforts in the
Gorenberg, Gershom. The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for
the Temple Mount. Copyright 2000.
Carter, Jimmy. We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land. Copyright 2008.
Carter, Jimmy. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Copyright 2006.
The idea of adding Tibetan-style meditation to peace-making efforts in a war zone is basically
to slow things down so people can see what they are doing better. Mind would move from the fight-or-flight mentality
of the reptilian brain to the more enlightened and rational thought processes of the mammalian brain.
Tonglen practice should absorb anger in the environment and then transform it to non-duality and compassion with
a sense of humor.
In practice this would include both sitting and walking meditation, and shamatha and tonglen, on both sides
of the war zone. If we can make peace in the Holy Land, we can
make it anywhere.
Q: What is the purpose of life?
A: To help others.
Q: What are the others for?
A: To help us.
My Favorite Links
Four Noble Truths and commentary:
Triune brain theory: Google for triune brain
Enlightened mind is non-duality with compassion.
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