Friday, November 07, 2008

Oh Yes We Did

what an amazing and emotional day november 4th was. i was up at 3:30 am to be a poll worker and went to bed at about 1 am. it was a long day. i wasn't sure i was allowed to record in the polling place, so i didn't get as much footage as i wanted, but hey, we won!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Page County: Yes We Can

one day to go. this is our little (but kick ass) obama office. yes, yes we can.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I Voted

this happened a few days ago but still, i am excited! VA for Obama, he's going to take it!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cow Petting

My sister and I were visiting my grandma in Florida. She has a bunch of cows on her land. They act like big kitties, it was really cute. Ash made a video about this too. VloMo08! FTW! It has begun! Only 29 more days...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Swing States: Let's Get Obama Elected

it was august 29th, the day after an inspiring speech by barack obama at the DNC. mccain announces palin as his running mate. as the hype for palin started reaching a fever pitch, i started feeling, pretty much what the repubs wanted me to feel- apathetic, hopeless and helpless. this is what i decided to do...

i have been inspired by the following independent media (too much to list but...):
Michael Verdi: Obama Landslide
Tanya Tarr: Not My Gal Blog and Thank You Sarah Palin
Kent Bye: Rhetorical Visualization of Palin's Supreme Court Non-Answer

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Beijing, China: August 2008

Jay and I spent the better part of August in Beijing during the Olympics to help document protests happening there. We blogged more in depth about it on RyanIsHungry. Here is the momentshowing version of the trip. As you can see the Olympics were everywhere. Shopping centers, cafes, buses, subway cars and stations. You could not escape the games. It was fascinating. Enjoy.

P.S. A majority of this video was recorded with the Flip Video Mino. I thought it did pretty well for an inexpensive pocket cam. Though the zoom is digital and kinda crappy and you can't go macro. The rest was captured with the Xacti E1.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Grand Tour

I've been meaning to make this video for weeks. Check out our place and our gardens! If you can't see the QuickTime video, click here for the Flash version. We're gardening using the Grow Biointensive methods we learned in Willits, CA from John Jeavons and Carol Cox. All hand tilled baby. Everything is growing wonderfully.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Xacti HD1000 Green MP4 Fix

Do you use a Sanyo Xacti HD1000 camera? Have you seen the green mp4 of death? Not sure why? Well, my friend Mary Matthews of also had this problem recently and she pointed me to this Apple discussion thread to help her decipher the solution. Seems that the QuickTime H264 component that came with your Xacti software worked great with your camera, but then again QuickTime gets updated by Apple every few months and that little bit of software that makes your HD files actually work gets replaced. Huge bummer if you want to, oh um, use your footage. I sat down with Mary and helped her reinstate this little component and I thought I'd make a screencast walking through it so others could fix their systems too. There are some other solutions on that Apple thread if this doesn't work, but I hope it does. Good Luck!

p.s. if you right click and save this video... you can watch it at 640x480, a bit easier to see.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Virginia: First Month

it's been about a month since we arrived in virginia. been having trouble picking up my camera as much or editing my own videos. we're offline a lot, so that might have something to do with it... i feel i'm on a roll here though so there is more to come!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Dora and Freddie take me for a walk

we stopped in virginia before we headed up to new england for a couple weeks. i took jay's dad's dogs for a little walk, or rather they took me...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Going Through Things: Reading, Erasing

as we finish moving cross country, i am starting to go through my stuff at my mom's house which she is also moving out of. all this moving... it's really strange reading old journals and seeing old photos and videos. keep some, throw most away.

p.s. don't my mom's cats look like some alternate reality version of battle cat and white baby?

p.p.s it's videobloggging week 2008. go get 'em!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

San Antonio: Verdi's House

i was laughing my ass off when verdi and jay picked up the wii. i've never actually seen anyone use this, oddly, and i thought it was so funny. also this is one of the only clips i recorded during our trip on my xacti. i just never picked it up. jay took lots of photos though. have a lot of stuff for ryanishungry on tapes though! i think that was enough for me. videoblogging week 2008 starts tomorrow. time to video things for real!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

On Our Way: Goodbye California

we left california 14 days ago. can't believe it's been 2 weeks already. and we're only half way across the US in missouri at richard and maureen's house. we've been taking our time and staying with people for a few days at a time. have not actually been taping a lot, except for a few ryanishungry shoots (soon to come).

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Caltrain-Bart: SF Last Days

our last week in SF, we took the train to and from the city to work on a video shoot. SF is a beautiful place to ride the train for sure.

Monday, March 31, 2008

We Were Here: SF Last Days

as we prepared to leave SF, we decided to do some things like go to the beach. what there is a beach 10 miles away? i like that people before us made a little see-saw bridge and wrote in the sand.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Can Masdeu: Squat-Community Barcelona

we visited this radical squat-community called can masdeu in barcelona. they have these amazing gardens on this beautiful land over looking barcelona and out to the sea. their story is really interesting- they took over the abandoned building in 2001 by just staging a sit in (ok it was a little more dramatic than that). this footage is sound-less again.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Europe Last Days: Barcelona

Warning: This video has no sound! our camera was totally broken by the end of the trip. well at least it took images! barcelona was awesome. i'll have a wee bit more footage of this farm/squat/coop we visited too. ah europe, good times!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Eiffel Tower

the eiffel tower made my hands sweat. i'm not good with heights, esp open air heights. yikes! but it was definitely worth it.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008


good god, paris is beautiful. the only thing keeping me from wanting to move there is that i can't speak a lick of french. daniel liss was recently there as was raymond. check out their amazing videos too. our xacti broke right before we hit paris, so we were shooting blind, no LCD screen to guide us. hence some crookedness. i think we did pretty well considering!

people you might know in this video: loiez, jefferey, raymond.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Bruges, Belgium

bruges is an insanely old city in belgium. therefore lots of tourists, including us, go there. it was really beautiful, but also depressingly lonely. this side trip really made me realize that traveling to any city is really only cool if you know people and are doing cool things. i'm a terrible tourist, all i want to do is either sleep or work. see old buildings and museums? nah!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Amsterdam: Stuff We Saw

ahhhhhh. i love this city. i do, i do.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Amsterdam: People, Presentations

more amsterdam. jay and i taught a few workshops at video vortex and transmission vx meeting. jay also spoke in the big room at video vortex. it's been very exciting to be able to show off a bunch of projects including people have been pretty excited about the possiblities of wordpress for video. (ok people you might recognize in this video- zenuno, daniel salber, macdocman and bicycle mark.) hurray amsterdam!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Amsterdam at Michael Schaap's House

i love amsterdam. i love the people we know in amsterdam. i didn't want to leave. more to come. (oh yeah, people in this video you might know- michael schaap aka macdocman, bicycle mark)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Edinburgh: Days 6-8, Castles and Pounds

i always think the artwork on money is beautiful. European money tends to be a bit more colorful than US money. a friend of mine from the netherlands showed me dutch bills before they became the euro and they had mother goose flying by a windmill. how cool is that? the old school wood engraving look just kills me, i love it.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Brighton: Days 4 and 5, NaVloPoMo Screening

we trotted down south of london to brighton, where beth tilston (and rupert and robert croma) had put together a screening of a whole bunch of NaVloPoMo videos. it was so much fun! can you play spot the vlogger in this video? croma tries to hide, phil campbell makes a cameo...exciting UK stuff here!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

London: Day 1, Welcome Pie

we made it to london! we're staying with rupert and kate! they made us a beautiful welcome dinner! we rode a double decker bus! we saw big ben! it rained! we drank tea!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Semanal: Can We Do It?

rupert, the originator of NaVloPoMo, challenges us again with Semanal- post 1 video a week for 2008. 52 videos is not that many! we can do it! and it will get us all videoblogging again...join the ning group so we can all encourage one another!