I’ve been scrambling to wrap up projects for work before the holidays and the end of the year. My apologies for the light posting here as a result.
Here’s one of the things I did: It’s a short promotional video I created as part of Butler Downtown, a revitalization effort for my town. Each month, we feature a downtown business, and this month our featured business is Worsley’s. Worsley’s is well-known for selling hardwood furniture, paints and wallcoverings, and other home items; but they also have an amazing collection of toys, dolls, and games. My niece loves it there, so we decided to take some photos and make a little video.
Are you ready for super-cuteness?
I figured I’d note which toys she liked and buy the one she loved most as her Christmas gift. She loved so many that it didn’t narrow down my choices much at all.
Also, did you note that Barbie is friends with Frankie Sinatra, the Star Trek crew, and Rhett Butler? That girl knows everyone.
We’ll resume the Kooky Christmas Countdown this weekend; prepare yourself for massive doses of strange and wonderful holiday music.
A Plurk conversation today:
Stevi Deter on KUOW, they actually said the forecast for today was “relentless rain”.
Cynthia says more media should offer emotional weather reports. The rain, the rain, my god! the rain.
plord says must now listen to Tom Waits: http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/tom_waits/emotional_weather_report.html
Excellent thought. But why just listen when you can also watch?
This looks interesting:
A Transom Special Feature with Art Outlet’s SELF Program & FLIK International Movie Festival
What is SELF?
SELF is a forum created by Art Outlet where artists explore self-portraiture in traditional and non-traditional media. It can be a memory, a vignette from life, an interesting dream that affected you, an experience of moving to a new culture, a story your mother once told you, an event that changed your notion of identity, a meditation on a certain theme in your life…
Transom, in association with Art Outlet and the FLIK International Movie Festival, is seeking multi-media self-portraits to be featured at the festival and on the site. We’ll offer honoraria to those we put on Transom. All stories must be non-fiction, under five minutes, and include both audio and visual components. The visual can literally reflect the story, or complement it – your choice. Along with your soundtrack, you can use photo slideshows, cut up old films and videos, animation, footage of locations or related imagery, or even a series of hand drawings. Whatever works for the story. (By the way, Transom is pleased to be working on this project with our original Web Director, Josh Barlow).
The video embedded above is a submission for the project, from Renee Shaw. It’s titled “My Best Friend Mark.”