Sunday, July 29, 2007

Cambodia to Vietnam

more momentshowing. this is how we take pictures. people tell us to upload our photos to flickr, but i never take photos, i guess momentshowing is just our version of photos. cambodia to vietnam. the shot of me frantically and obsessively trying to upload video to the web on an old PC in the internet cafe cracks me up. look at my face! i look crazed! it's true, i must upload or else! now we're in thailand. i'm liking it so far! bangkok is huge, it reminds me of LA.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cambodian Light Orphanage

We visited the Cambodian Light Children's Orphanage a few days ago. It was amazing to see how much can happen with so few resources and money in a place like the slums of Phnom Penh. A little bit of money for Westerners can go a really long way in a place like this. The children here just blew me away with their dancing and musical skills. The performance you'll see in the video was just so beautiful. Mr. Pat Noun, the founder of the orphanage, was so welcoming. All the improvements he wants create to help the kids be just a little bit more comfortable while trying to learn was super inspiring.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Lumiere 3: Metro Cafe Bathroom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

this is a fancy internet cafe in the touristy part of phnom penh. good food, free internet...color changing walls.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Cambodia: Days 2 and 3

yesterday we went to some pretty intense and amazing places. recorded mostly on the big camera so you'll get to see them later. 2 orphanages, one in a rural village and one in the urban slums. it feels weird bringing cameras in to those places, but it seemed that everyone there, children and adults, welcomed us. i really love hanging out with kids. they're so playful even under the worst circumstances. pretty amazing. thanks for watching, i'm so excited to be able to share this stuff with everyone almost instantly! and i'm glad people care to watch. i love videoblogging.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cambodia: Day 1

jay and i made it to cambodia! the first day was recovering from the long flight and checking the place out. damn internet is slow here. this 20mb file took two attempts, one canceled after an hour upload to blip. the second, i'm FTPing using internet explorer to my own server. nutty, but not impossible!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Lumiere 2: Sleeping

another lumiere. our old sony camera does timelapse. hell yeah. man, i move a lot in my sleep! does this count as a lumiere if it's timelapse?

Saturday, July 14, 2007

We're going to Thailand and Cambodia!

we're going to southeast asia to work with Prevent Human Trafficking Institute to help them document the work they're doing to, as their name implies, prevent human trafficking. we are super excited to be helping an organization like this share their stories on the web through video. we recorded this video using a Vcam Now 2.0 toy camera.
Book Coverwe're bringing 3 of these along with a heftier Canon Powershot that we'll be delivering to a school that Beth Kanter helps run in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. w00t! hopefully we can spark their interest in capturing moments of the students there!

Thanks to Nick Schmidt for sending me 20 Thai bucks!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Lumiere 1: Verdi Lines

hey verdi, we finished painting the brown lines. THERE IS NO AUDIO, btw.

make your own lumiere video- these are the rules: 60 seconds max, Fixed camera, No audio, No zoom, No edit, No effects. See others here. Send Andreas an email,, and get on that page too.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Cruise Hell

jay and i have been traveling a lot and posting like crazy over at RyanIsHungry. last weekend we went on a cruise to the bahamas for Jay's Sister's Wedding. i'm more of a working vacation kinda gal. i need my wifi and coffee. which, thank god, they did have on the boat but it was expensive!! now we're off to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam to do some video work for Project Hope International. more on that soon.