Monday, May 16, 2011

Reality! Really?

Methodical Madness
CONNECTION : Reverse Camera Angle

During video prep, big moments are created.  Through the process, an epiphany occurred.  No amount of planning could have revealed live happenstance.  However, recognizing and capturing it requires an open mind and quick thinking. Take advantage of good natural sunshine or the imagery of life.  Audio like B-role video, capture real samples and add a layer of meaning...when sampling, it is best to use your camera mic and let it role, point at a stable object; you can detach audio track for later use.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Deadlines & Failures: Or How To Not To Graduate Again Gracefully

I love deadlines.  I like the whooshing sound when they fly by.
Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
Governors Island, Eleuthera
Better Days

If there was a handmade devil available just for thanks, I already got him and his buddy...To prepare for the final CLAM projects.  I made some elaborate plans involving weather and a popsicle stick bridge...but, it was just a no go.  I have some amazing photos and video...but no story or spin could be found.  

Then it occurred to me...While I had reached out to meet the sustainability community, I lost touch with my own sustainability community.  In a way, I have been telling my story, evolving into a more conscious human being. I talked the talk, now I walk the walk...yes, literally I have been writing the word.  

It will put you to the test, but 21 days later you will have a new habit or have broken an old one.  

Just Add Chickens

Thursday, May 12, 2011

CLAM: Leigh Morgan Connection with CU Sustainability Community

Clemson Sustainability Community + Leigh Morgan  = Connection

Seed Bomb Location
Watch in the coming weeks and months!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Own Private ...Sustainability-o

One for the road...

Look forward to the story behind the story...
Just give me a few hours zzzzzz...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

CLAM: Landscape Architecture and Sustainability Community

Which Came First.....
Landscape Architecture or Sustainability?
This video may not answer the question.
It will give you a good idea who should be next!

Look for upcoming posts discussion topics:
creative process and insite on video production
CLAM Personal Statement Video

Final Project : Student Activist & Action

For your viewing enjoyment!

 The Clemson University Student Sustainability Community has a variety of identifying characteristics.  Like all communities, each has a common thread. 


The common among the uncommon. 

It deserves it's own post.

CLAM Issue Project: CU Student Activist & Action

CLAM Tech Advisory : Warning this information may help you!

Video media has always intimidated me.  I was in fear of my voice and movements.  My hypercritical eye, technical fears and workflow insecurities aside this is by far the most incredible communications tool available.

A word or two about the process; the class lectures, technical advice were a good starting point.  I wish I had skipped ahead (like I always do).  Craving a less-stress (think internal vs. external) induced semester.  As I finish a rather rigorous graduate level architecture degree, my project deadlines, advisor co-ordination issues plus the conflicts of having a top level athlete child- really pushed the limits.