Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Eleventh hour

The sun is just rising and I'm already sitting in front of my computer, editing a video to be shown in front of an auditorium full of sales people tomorrow. I've got my Starbucks latte (sorry Brett) and croissant and a desk full of video tapes. My day begins...

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Updating my blog

I've updated my blog to enable the use of blogger's latest features, which adds a lot of functionality and makes posting much easier. I also revived my Nanni Moretti banner. Enjoy!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Have a good Memorial Day Weekend

Here's where we plan to spend our weekend. (Click on the picture for a closer look.)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Surfing Lake Superior

These guys are hardcore. Below zero wind temp and the water is around 33 degrees. A little north of Duluth, Minnesota this past winter.

Head knowledge vs. lived knowledge

"My observation is that knowledge is only useful insofar as it reshapes how we live. I love learning and love knowledge, but honestly, if it doesn’t reshape life then it isn’t worth a pinch of poop."

Andrew Hamilton
Backyard Missionary (on hiatus)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Seeing through the eye

This Life's dim windows of the soul
Distorts the Heavens from Pole to Pole,
And leads you to believe a lie,
When you see with, not through, the eye.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Fishing Opener

So this is the weekend in Minnesota where over a million people head to their favorite lake for the 2007 Fishing Opener. Scores of fish will be caught. And I can't land one simple video!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Can't land it

I'm not much of a fisherman, but I like the analogy of landing the big one. The last few weeks I've been editing a video for a large meeting with all the powers-that-be. But this program refuses to land. I've spent days trying to get the opening just right, and think I finally got it this morning after about a dozen revisions. That means I have 11 more minutes to finish, which doesn't sound like much, but it is. One of the most frustrating projects I've struggled with lately.

The key seems to be just to put something down and keep at it. Kind of like writing. It's the rewriting that makes it good.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Small moves, Ellie

In the film, Contact, there is a scene where Ellie, Jodi Foster's character, is a child and her father is teaching her how to dial in a Ham Radio signal. He tells her, "Small moves, Ellie. Small moves." as she slowly twists the knob. It's advice I need to take to heart as I "search for signals" that might point in one direction or another.

Right now I'm just getting static.