DIY, Games, Life, Outreach, Streaming, Videos, Voiceover

New Beam Channel!

9 Mar , 2017   Video

Big News everyone! We are introducing lots of new things…starting NOW. The video will explain it all. But if you prefer to read, here’s the rundown.

We have a new livestreaming channel here: where we do three weekly More…


Audio Production, DIY, Narrative, Tech & Gear, Videography, Videos

#MyRodeReel – “Save Our Self”

11 Apr , 2016   Video

Before I forget, if you enjoyed my little short film, I hope you’ll take a moment to visit and vote for it! More…

Audio Production, DIY, Tech & Gear, Videos, Voiceover

Last Week’s Video – DIY Portable Audio Box

29 Dec , 2015   Video

Holiday plans foiled my own plans for a publication schedule. Excuses, excuses. Those of you who have subscribed to my YouTube channel will have seen this already. My plan for the new year is to release a video on Monday and follow it up with a blog on Wednesday. More…

DIY, Tech & Gear, Videography, Videos

New Video! DIY Backdrop Fly System

21 Dec , 2015   Video

I’ve been doing a few things to improve the quality of my videography freelancing service, and to brush up on my stage craft, composting skills, etc. It presented an excellent opportunity to produce a few short DIY videos, like the Audio Panels from a few weeks ago. More…

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Audio Production, DIY, Tech & Gear, Videography

DIY Boom Pole With Acoustic Considerations

16 Nov , 2015  

Warning: really long post. If you’re in a rush, see the pictures at the end. More…

Audio Production, DIY, Tech & Gear, Videography

Audio Shopping List

26 Apr , 2015  

If you haven’t seen the post “Audio Crisis Averted”, it explains why I’m looking at audio gear when I don’t have the most stable revenue stream ever. That said, had I not received the Tascam DP-02, I was settled on one of four major purchases: More…

Audio Production, DIY, Tech & Gear

Audio Crisis Averted!

20 Apr , 2015  

Several months ago, production issues halted my work with the Audiobook Creation Exchange, given their Submission Requirements. My noise floor was too loud in raw recordings, and fixing it in post hurt audio quality. More…

DIY, Tech & Gear, Videography

I Made a Thing.

16 Apr , 2015  

Last week at Funny Monkey I was hurriedly jerking the camera this way and that trying to follow the various comedians, wishing for two things. First, that the couple sitting behind us hadn’t taken up the back corner of the room so I wouldn’t be so close to the action with a 50mm lens. Second, that I had a shoulder mount so I could follow the action naturally. More…

Audio Production, DIY, Life, Outreach

Let Me Whisper Sweet Nothings in Your Ear

28 Mar , 2015  

Here’s a subject I haven’t talked about since I launched this blog:

I am a professional voice actor. More…

DIY, Tech & Gear, Videography, Videos

New Video! Animated Matte, Take 2

27 Feb , 2015   Video

If you haven’t seen the initial test of an animated matte, let me refresh your memory. As can be seen, the animation worked just fine, but the keying of the matte presented problems. Note, specifically, the white halo which is no longer present. More…