Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gravehunting With Steve

This is a post I've been anticipating for some time. Back in October of 2007 I shot a ton of video with my brother, Steve, the celebrity grave hunter (whose book, LA's Graveside Companion: Where the V.I.P.s R.I.P. has just been released).

He gave me (and my camera) a tour of Hollywood Forever, Hillside Memorial Park, and Holly Cross Cemetery in Los Angeles, telling tales of the famous, the infamous, and the just plain dead, and how he got into the hobby of grave hunting and turned it into a side business of giving tours, maintaining a web site, and writing books.

Shortly after, I posted a three minute rough "preview" from that footage on YouTube (the video included below). Through a variety of incidents, editing the full project kept getting put off and put off, but in the last couple of months has finally been completed.

The full video is just under 24 minutes long, and came out pretty darn good, if I say so myself. We're shopping it around to a few different film festivals and have made it available on DVD. This morning, the listing on Amazon.com went live, which is something of a landmark, as well as a listing on IMDb, which I still don't quite believe.

Here are the links for Gravehunting With Steve: A Journey Beneath Los Angeles:

Friday, April 10, 2009

Vlogging about vlogging again

It's officially "Video Blogging Week 2009" so it's about time I do another basic vlog about the state of vlogging. In here I give my opinion about the upcoming changes to the YouTube site design, and whether the future of vlogging exists on mass market sites, like YouTube, or on smaller, niche sites, like Vloggerheads. I also drink a lot of coffee in this one.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Back to Wine Country

Okay, last week you saw the two videos that I made during the day in Sonoma wine country with Anakin1814 and MusoSF (and our significant, but camera-shy, others). Now that Gary (Anakin1814) has safely returned to Wisconsin, he' editing the photos and videos he shot while here. This is his video of that day:

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