Monday, April 30, 2007

In Case You are Waiting with Baited Breath

I'm working on a project for someone else at the moment, and I'm only 3/4 of the way done editing Episode 6 of the Liberation Commission. I don't think that I'm going to have it posted until about midnight. I'm sorry that I'm running late. It's going to be a good one though, I promise!

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Liberation Commission Episode 5

Austin and Anton travel to Curtis' office to see him at work. We post a video online, that gets over 4,000 views and some fun responses. Curtis explains his role on The Great Commission TV show. Thanks for watching!

Displace Me - Invisible Children - Austin, April 28th 2007

Friends, please come to Austin this weekend and participate in "Displace Me." For more information click on any of the pictures below (they all go the same place):

Friday, April 20, 2007

This American Life Completes - By The Onion

Let me just state on record that I don't really get any enjoyment from reading The Onion. I just don't really find fake news that interesting. But in this particular article documenting the closure of my favorite radio documentary series in the world, This American Life, The Onion hits on something slightly poignant.

This American Life Completes Documentation Of Liberal, Upper-Middle-Class Existence

CHICAGO—Producers of the long-running Chicago Public Radio program This American Life announced Monday that they have completed their comprehensive 12-year survey of life as a modern upper-middle-class American.


I don't really think that This American Life, the radio show is ending. But then again, I don't really get "The Onion" in the first place. While I don't really find this kind of irony all that funny, it should be known that one of my favorite books is actually Voltaire's Candide. But there is something different about fake-history as a personal narrative, as opposed to fake-history as objective story-telling. For example, I think I will really like the book A Million Little Pieces by James Frey.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Subscribe to the Liberation Commission Via Itunes

If you would like to easily subscribe to the Liberation Commission video blog, you can now do it through Itunes, so that each new episode will be automatically downloaded to your Itunes, where it is easily viewable in it's highest quality (much better than Youtube). All you have to do is click this button:

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Liberation Commission, Episode 4

The Liberation Commission crew travels to Austin, Texas to watch an improv comedy show, Anton rides a train, and Kyle honors us with a guest appearance.

This is the fourth installment in our 12 part series, The Liberation Commission. A new episode will premier each Monday here and on Youtube, until July 16th, when the show will end with episode 12. Thank you for watching!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Will Ferrell in "The Landlord"

While you are patiently awaiting the upload of Episode 4 of The Liberation Commission, please feast your eyes on the funny:

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Rest In Peace, Sir.

You fought the absurdity of it all, and you taught us well despite all odds being against you. Your words lit a fire in me that will not go out. I'm going to miss you Kurt Vonnegut, I'm sorry I never wrote you that letter.

Yet Another Reason to Loathe Nickelback

No not the hideousness of the lead singer's haircut (although it is an eyesore), but the fact that they are just rerecording the same exact song each year and still getting continuous top 40 radio play. Here is the proof that Nickelback's hit songs are actually the same exact songs.

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Liberation Commission, Episode 3


The newest episode is finally up on Youtube. I'm not even going to tell you how much time it took to edit this one, because as simple as it is, it's just embarrassing that I poured so much into this little video. I'm working on making upcoming episodes follow more of a dramatic thread, so stay tuned for a better videoblog.

We have some exciting events coming up, filming for Invisible Children's "Displace Me" in Austin on April 28th, a shoot in Boston in May, and then of course London, Northern Africa and Greece when we depart on June 7th. Thanks for watching!

Friday, April 06, 2007

A Post About Posting

I sincerely desire to make this blog something more. I wish I knew how to put up a masthead, and that's the first new thing I want to learn. If you want to know what a masthead is, here are some examples:



I think that a good masthead on a blog is what separates the men from the boys.

I've also started video blogging. There is a whole so-called "community" of people on Youtube who sit in front of their webcam and drone on about other Youtube users and celebrity gossip and other non-important things, with the end-goal of gaining 15-minutes of fame, and I FEAR that I will become one of those people. But that is not what my video blog, called The Liberation Commission is all about. It is going to be 12 episodes in all and I've already posted 2, so there are only 10 more to go. It is going to follow our crew as we travel to London to film a TV pilot, and as I continue to travel through Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Northern Africa and the Greek Isles. It is going to be informative and fun to watch. If you are interested in keeping up with it, the easiest way is to go to my Youtube page and subscribe. It's really easy, just follow this link to my Youtube page and click on the button that looks like this:
If you know how to use an RSS feed, I will also be posting each of the new episodes on another blog which I have creatively called, http://liberationcommission.blogspot.com

I hope they are enjoyable. Please comment and let me know if you like what I am doing, or if the camera is too close to my face.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

My Shooter's Reel

This is a fun reel that I have put together of some of my camera work on the TV show Project Myworld. We filmed 9 episodes starting in L.A. and traveling through 7 countries and 10 great European cities. The song is by a band we filmed called Twelve Dolls out of Valencia Spain. http://www.myspace.com/twelveband

Monday, April 02, 2007

The Liberation Commission, Episode 2


The Liberation Commission Website can be found here. Our RSS feed will be up soon. First I've got to figure out what exactly an RSS feed is, and how to use it. Then, I'll post a tutorial on how to subscribe to a video blog.