Lessons Learned On a Project Gone Wrong

Posted by banane on June 9th, 2008 — in movies

VBS.org made a video blog called “Toxic Garbage Island.” It’s about a Texas-sized island of trash in the North Pacific Ocean, in the “gyre”- a confluence of currents swirling above Hawaii. Super important, tragic issue dealt with by well-intentioned if inept set of video bloggers. Some lessons learned: 1. Presentation is Important They say “fucking,” […]


Posted by banane on April 13th, 2008 — in local color, movies, north beach

I added 3 iMovies to this site- all local color kind of SF, documentary-style things. Check them out. The 1-minute ones are more “moving pictures” as in studies in neat stills, and sounds. The cab ride is a kind of snapshot of going through town, to music. More movies are at video page on this […]

Political Youtube Movies

Posted by banane on February 20th, 2008 — in movies

Strangely enough got these from an email marketing colleague. First, the inspiring but kind of meaningless Black Eyed Peas remix of a Barack Obama speech. Just having John Legend on there makes it worth while. Then, a great re-mix regarding McCain:

Small Joys

Posted by banane on February 19th, 2008 — in local color, movies, technology

I hit three cafes yesterday in the search for wi-fi as I had to get out of the apartment for a few hours. Result? None. It was a combination of poor choices and downtown being a Saharan dessert during a bank holiday. On the 3-hour, 3-mile walk – including shopping errands, of course– I eventually […]

Endings & Beginnings

Posted by banane on August 9th, 2007 — in about writing, movies

I’m ending my board-ship of SF WoW. I’ve been there since 98, 10 years! It’s time for new blood, and I want to free up my volunteer time to other organizations, and projects of my own… I sat next to a short film producer/writer/director last night, and we talked for hours it seemed on what […]

iMurder Spoofed

Posted by banane on July 12th, 2007 — in iMurder, movies

Well, kinda. I got a comment from a reader that there’s a New Jersey movie called iMurder (not to be confused with my fictional murder mystery series, iMurder). I went to the site and saw the trailer. There’s some misleading facts in the intro (making the correlation between population and user profiles on 1:1 basis […]

In… Seattle

Posted by banane on June 25th, 2007 — in movies

I have this song in my head, and I’m not sure where it’s from. It’s a man’s voice, like Glen Campbell, going “… in Seattle,” with a kind of dip a few notes down and up in the word Seattle. Anyways, that songs is going through my mind over and over again. Far better than […]

Whale Watching Video

Posted by banane on May 29th, 2007 — in local color, movies

{vidavee id=”1106″ w=”320″ } I was excited about the whales potentially sailing by, so I ran out to Aquatic Park and took some movies. I thought I saw some whales cresting out near the Coast Guard boat, but the movies don’t do it justice. In fact, I can’t see anything I saw with my naked […]

Video: Bay Bridge

Posted by banane on April 21st, 2007 — in movies

Started using my camera to take video. In this exercise I learned how to do subtitles AND fading. {vidavee id=”611″ w=”320″ autoplay showtitle } tags: BrightEyes, 80W, BayBridge