3 of 3 videos Reelife Produced for Rochester, NY's American Diabetes Association. I'm always proud to be involved in projects that take Reelife's slogan to heart: "Using technology to educate, entertain & enlighten"
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I love the way this video came out. Summarizes the fun we all had. My kids are both a little older than all the kids that were running around like crazy little bumble bees that day. But it was very nice to be a part of it and see all the families happily joining in with all the great musicians that played... always nice to be reminded of the spirit of the young child. To find out more about Many Hands and the benefit work that is still being done for the people of Haiti, please click HERE
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
What kind of world are we living in, where I feel the need to make a blog post about my new facebook profile pic?!
Am I a narcissistic freak for having such a burning desire to post something of this nature? Why o why do I feel compelled to fill my time with such wastefulness. I am truly perplexed but what drives me, and the thousands of the rest of you people out there in the digital stratosphere, and yes, especially YOU... to spend the vital seconds of our very lives... connecting in such an unconnected and obtuse fashion.
Oh, I feel as I must stop now, for the guilt of every punch of the keyboard key is a wasted moment... a moment that I could and should be spending working on videos that need editing (for work: www.reelifeproductions.com) riding my mountain bike through the glorious hills of western Massachusetts, or tinkering around the chicken coop or working on the tree fort or countless other more enriching activities.
And yes, I know I am blessed to be living in a work/life situation that allows me such a flexible schedule. It is not that I don't work hard. I work hard and many hours but they are of the untraditional nature. I have not worked a nine-to-five job in over ten years...and dammit, I'm real proud of that & forever grateful that it has worked out so well, for so long. I'm blessed with an awesome wife and awesome kids and awesome pets and all that stuff. Life is good and I've gotta' remind myself that I've worked hard to make it this way.
So, I shall go ... I shall go now... far away from my computer.
Of course, it won't be a long time until I return, again, to this fantastically smooth & comforting keyboard... however, my soul will be filled with the heartiness of the tangible, real, world.
good bye for about three hours :)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
the following is an excerpt from an email that I recently wrote to an associate ... in regards to her continually asking me to make adjustments and changes to her nonprofit's youtube page. I think it's helpful for others to know that this is a billable service and just like anything else in life...if you happen to know more about the subject matter than someone else and they would like you to do work on it ....you're perfectly in-the-right if you ask them to pay for it ...especially if it's in your line of work...here's the edited content of my email:
"There are many, many things you can do to improve the visibility of a youtube video and improve your youtube channel in general. And there's no question that it is like a maze, trying to figure out the ins and outs of youtube. As a media professional, I would need to charge for my time to continue helping you with this stuff. Please don't misunderstand...I would love to go on and on and help you figure it all out...but all his stuff - the digital world - is indeed my livelihood.
Like I mentioned in my last email, I would be glad to continue as your "social media consultant" as this is one of the new services that Reelife is offering. I understand that you're a non-profit and volunteering is a vital part of the operation, etc. and I mean no disrespect to all the fantastic work you're doing....I'm just not in a position to volunteer more of my time...I hope you understand & would consider hiring me to improve your online presence. I'm really affordable and easy to work with - ask any of my other clients :)
It's such a tangled web-we weave :) Feel free to call to talk more about it if you'd like...
*a recent facebook post at www.facebook.com/reelife:
Reelife is proud to announce the new service of social media coordinator • Your business or organization NEEDS to enter the global sphere of communication and you need to do it NOW! • Let Reelife develop and maintain a comprehensive social online existence ... Because you've got more important things to do ... Like run your business! Email Tom@reelifeproductions.com now - operators are standing by...
Thursday, September 9, 2010
So, proud to be associated with such a fine recording artist. I hope the work that I do with him will help to propel him even further along in his career...