Two thoughts on achieving execellence

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

– Aristotle

 

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

– Colin Powell

How to paint a pair of rad shoes

A few weeks ago I came across this blog post by Amy Ratcliffe, all about the nerdy shoe crafting party she threw with some friends. The shoes they created had me drooling with shoe envy. I knew I had to try my hand at making something nifty for the many miles of walking at Comic Con.

Want to paint your own pair of geektastic shoes? The list of links I used to research and draw inspiration are at the bottom of this post.

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Philip Bloom on becoming successful in video

9: You don’t need a Red. You don’t need an Alexa, you don’t need a C300. Any camera will do, to a degree. Don’t listen to the chattering masses on the internet who say you MUST film on X camera as your Y camera is shit. X camera has .5 stops more dynamic range and Y camera has more noise than camera X, using camera Y would be INSANE!  That is nonsense. Yes, some cameras will make your life easier and some will make your life harder. I don’t subscribe to the idea of using the shittiest camera you have because you are an artist and you can make anything shine. Nonsense. Use the best camera you have access to. The camera is NOT the most important thing. You and your ideas are. But don’t be a camera martyr and say “my work is what is important hence, not the camera, I shall film this on my iPad!” Don’t be silly now!!

10+ steps to becoming mega successful in video production and probably winning many awards whilst becoming super rich!!

(emphasis mine)

Detroit to Los Angeles

Two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be pay a brief visit to North Carolina to assist STAA with the One Day Ticket to Sportscasting Success seminar. On the way home, I had a layover in Detroit and made the unfortunate discovery that Detroit Metro wanted money in exchange for wifi access. Not happening! So I explored my little section of the airport with my iPad and edited the video with the Avid app on the flight home.

Did you know that Detroit Metro has a monorail?!