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  • Concepting and Scriptwriting Tips for Family Video Productions

    Flickr photo: Meg Part 2 of a series about capturing the joy of family events on video Last week I introduced this series about creating videos to capture the joy of family events and special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and holiday get-t...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 11th, 2009



  • Filming a Tribute Testimonial

    Last week I spent two days filming 13 people giving testimonials for 13 other people for an event in early December. This event is an annual social event that honors local Houstonians for their charitable and philanthropic commitments.I am not going to name ...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, October 16th, 2012



  • Let’s Say Thanks

    I just found out about a website, http://www.letssaythanks.com, where you can send postcards of thanks to our U.S. troops stationed overseas thanks to the Xerox corporation. You pick the card you want from a large selection of designs submitted by children acro...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, November 20th, 2007



  • Matt Langdon – Founder, The Hero Workshop

    he•ro |’hi(ə)rõ| noun ( pl. -roes) A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. What is a hero? Most of us recognize the superheroes that we’ve grow up celebrating. Characters such as Superman ...

    Read more  ●  Sunday, November 30th, 2008



  • Muhammad Yunus and his Legacy on Poverty

    Flickr photo:U2005.com This past week I had the privilege of seeing Muhammad Yunus speak at a World Affairs Council of Houston luncheon. Yunus, of Bangladesh, is a 2006 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and a 1999 recipient of the Indira Gandhi prize for peac...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, January 17th, 2008



  • PBS’s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Launches “Campaign ’08” Multimedia Website for THE PRESIDENTS Biography Collection

    BOSTON, MARCH 3 — PBS’ AMERICAN EXPERIENCE today launched The Presidents, the online component of an unprecedented public television initiative that, for the first time, will make available more than 25 hours of presidential programming online, on ...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, March 4th, 2008



  • Pre-Production and Planning Tips for Making Better Family Videos

    Flickr photo:Vanessa van Dyck Part 3 of a series about capturing the joy of family events on video Last week we covered the first of four phases used in creating multimedia productions to capture the joy of family events – concepting / scriptwriting. Th...

    Read more  ●  Monday, March 30th, 2009



  • Rodeo Uncorked! Wine Show

    I have been working as a volunteer with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo over the past year. If you are not familiar with the HLSR, it’s a huge volunteer operation that puts on the Rodeo as well as several other related events each year and raises mi...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, February 10th, 2009



  • Texas Governor’s Mansion Damaged by Fire

    (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck) This weekend, the historic Texas Governor’s Mansion caught fire and much of the 152 year old structure was seriously damaged. Arson is suspected and an investigation is under way. Fortunately, at the time, the mansion was underg...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, June 10th, 2008



  • The Houston Oral History Project- Houston Voices Its Past

    Yesterday Mayor Bill White and Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson, director of the Houston Public Library, launched the Houston Oral History Project (HOHP), a web-based archive that celebrates the many voices of Houston’s past. Last summer Mayor White commissioned 100...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, September 30th, 2009