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Which Marketing Campaign Works Best?

A new customer called yesterday to inquire about transferring her videos. And when the conversation turned to how she found me, she said she saw my newspaper ad. I had not advertised in the paper in about three months. Then she said she also found me online. This kind of answer is becoming more common. […]... Keep reading >

May 26, 2020 | drone, Uncategorized | | Comments

Hummingbird Drone Films Monarch Butterflies

A video from the PBS Show “Nature”, shows a very clever drone which looks like a Hummingbird. This is how it can get so close to the Monarch Butterfly swarm. The butterflies do not see a Hummingbird as a threat. The Hummingbird Drone is designed so moving parts are shielded. This keeps the butterflies safe. […]... Keep reading >

April 14, 2020 | Uncategorized | Comments

The Gift of Family Video For A Quarantined Parent

Mary is a very nice old lady who lives in a condo. She doesn’t drive much anymore. Several years ago she called me to transfer some of her VHS tapes to DVDs. I offered to pick them up and deliver. She was happy with the DVDs I made for her, but I did not hear […]... Keep reading >

March 31, 2020 | Uncategorized | Comments

Zoom Party

A Zoom Party is the perfect way to connect with isolated family and friends. Much easier than Skype or any other conference software I've seen.... Keep reading >

March 12, 2020 | Uncategorized | Comments

Filming in Cuba

I was cleaning my desk the other day and stumbled on some old film negatives that I had never printed. Since I had just written an article about Transferring Negatives and Transparencies, I wanted to scan these long lost negatives right away and see what I was missing. Many were B&W art shots of the […]... Keep reading >

August 6, 2019 | Uncategorized | Comments

Costco Video Transfers vs Mine

Here’s what Mimi Stevens wrote in a Google review of my service, “Recently received a couple of reels from my aunt, of my dad as a baby. I took those to Costco. They use an outside service called Yes Video. I was not happy with the transfer. In some parts the top half of the […]... Keep reading >

April 2, 2019 | drone, Uncategorized | | Comments

Drone Killer: A Drone That Shoots Drones

Mount a shotgun on a drone. What could possibly go wrong? A Russian defense contractor has patented a 50 pound drone that uses an automatic shotgun to shoot other drones out of the sky. The shotgun has a 10-round magazine. Fortunately the drone is not autonomous. It requires an operator who wears a video visor. […]... Keep reading >

October 10, 2018 | Jobs, Uncategorized | | Comments

Internships in Video Production, Social Media and Investigative Reporting

By Madison Dudley Student Press Law Center. Originally published at The following has been edited by for timeliness and appropriateness. October 12 The Washington Post Summer Internship Program – The Washington Post offers opportunities for interns across multiple departments within the organization. Interns will be placed in all beats and work closely with […]... Keep reading >

An Affordable Skycam

You’ve seen Skycam in operation in NFL games and in feature films for those remarkable shots that seem to follow the ball in the air. Skycam is a computer-controlled, stabilized, cable-suspended aerial camera system. It maneuvers the camera through three dimensions often over a football field or arena. The camera package weighs over 30 lbs. […]... Keep reading >

May 29, 2018 | Uncategorized | Comments

Clever Branding

I was stopped behind an oil truck at a red light and could not help seeing the back of the truck. And then I noticed the phone number. Clever branding!... Keep reading >

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