Tributes & Video Biographies
Sharing Life Stories, Connecting Generations, Preserving Legacies

Multimedia Storytelling



  • “Just Use This Mind” – Venerable Zen Master Miao Tsan

    We recently completed a video that we were hired to do by Bright Sky Press, a Houston-based publisher of fine books for national and international trade distribution. The video explores the message of Venerable Master Miao Tsan, abbot at Vairocana Zen Monastery...

    Read more  ●  Friday, October 8th, 2010



  • 2012 World Storytelling Day – March 20

    Flickr photo:wirwuen Who are we? Besides living organisms, we are a story, the details (sub-stories) are connected to other people’s stories and they are part of community stories, family stories, national stories…. you get where I’m going here....

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, February 15th, 2012



  • Calling All Texas Filmmakers – 2011 “Where I’m From” Film Contest

    This is the second year that Texas Monthly has hosted a short film contest during the annual Austin Film Festival. The contest provides a platform for Texans to share their Texas pride by making a film 10 minutes or less about Texas, your experiences in Texas ...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, May 4th, 2011



  • Cultural Tradition of Passing on Oral History – Voices of The Elders Conference – APH

    I recently returned from the 2010 Association of Personal Historians Conference held in Victoria, British Columbia. The theme of this conference was “Voices of the Elders” and was named as such to “honor the First Nations, the first peoples o...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, November 16th, 2010



  • Epiphanies, Ira Glass, and Why I Tell Stories

    Flickr photo:nathangibbs Since 1995, Ira Glass, one of the greatest storytellers of our time, has been the host of the radio show “This American Life,”a weekly hour-long show that is primarily journalistic non-fiction but also features essays, short fictio...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, October 13th, 2010



  • I Am An Interpreter

    I was recently telling someone about the work I do and I got some interesting feedback. He said, “you’re an interpreter.” I have been spending some time with that statement and find it very intriguing. I guess I have always collapsed an inter...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, April 7th, 2011



  • Keeping Your Memory Alive With Personal History

    Flickr Photo: Eric Lafforgue Yesterday, on the Association of Personal Historians Listserve, someone posted a question asking if anyone remembered an African proverb that was told to us by James Walsh. Walsh, a history professor at the University of Colorado a...

    Read more  ●  Friday, June 4th, 2010



  • Memorial Tribute for Dan Duncan

    A few weeks ago one of my clients, Dan Duncan, a well known businessman and philanthropist, passed away. His passing was unexpected and we were just days away from shooting new footage for a another tribute video on the Duncans. Both Dan and his wife Jan were ...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, May 4th, 2010



  • Multimedia Storytelling Reaches Technological Heights with Brian Storm

    At the end of March I attended an all-day workshop on Multimedia Storytelling led by Brian Storm of MediaStorm, an award-winning company based in New York and focused on creating cinematic narratives for distribution across a variety of platforms. The workshop...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, April 27th, 2010



  • Photographer Rachel Phillips; Field Notes

    Sometimes you see something visual and it just resonates with you on such a deep level that it starts the beginnings of an interest, an obsession, or even a love affair. I was in the Catherine Couturier Gallery a couple months ago and came across a few pieces b...

    Read more  ●  Sunday, September 8th, 2013