Ukulele player in the Springfield Uketopians, the Lei*Abouts, and Bandleader of B.B. Ross and the Happy Accidents. RC model gliders and electrics. RC sailing in 1-meter class. Sailing my full-size 1977 Barnett Butterfly Scow. Hard-core Science fiction (Niven, Asimov, Clarke type stuff) and a writer of Traveller Sci Fi RPG adventures. Tiki culture, authentic Polynesian as well as haole/fake hawaiiana. 80's Music. Lounge and Exotica type music a la Arthur Lyman, Martin Denny, Esquivel, etc. Slack-key guitar and ukulele music. Animation in 2 and 3-D. Flight simming with x-plane. Aerospace in general, spacecraft, home-builts, and sailplanes in particular. Sailing, repairing and building full scale sailboats.
|Areas of Expertise||
Generalist problem-solver. Advertising Creative. Specialist writing and editing "Explainer" videos, PSA's Commercials, short-form. NASA contractor for 3 years, writing scripts for a daily Podcast called; "Innovation NOW!" Excellent and fast writer. Specialist in cost-effective/low-budget projects that only *look* expensive. Able to one-man-band it or join a crew, from grip to director. Resourceful, good at technical improvisations in the field to get the job done.
Too many to list. I love hard sci-fi though.
|Favorite Bands / Musician||
Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney/Beatles, Brian Wilson, Brudda Iz, Bob Marley, and about 200 more… I like singer-songwriters and tight harmonies plus killer lyrics.
Too many to list, but Sci-Fi genre is always a major choice. Any Orson Welles, any Hitchcock, Gilliam, Gondry, Frankenheimer, Scorsese, Spielberg, the typical heavyweights, and I have a warm spot for the creative cheapskate, Roger Corman.
|Favorite TV Shows||
The next one I'm working on!
|Comments and Things Worth Noting||
"You know you're either pretty old… or very eclectic, when more than half the artists on your iPod are dead people."-Mark Suszko
FCPX, Premiere Pro, Apple Motion.
I shoot in DVCPro on my day job. But I don’t fetishize the camera; it is only a tool. Nice to own, but I’m happy to rent one for a specific project, as long as it gets me the image I need to tell the story effectvely. That could be a Red Epic or a knockoff GoPro. Whatever the budget and the needs call for.
Theater? I see some come every major holiday when the relatives gather
|Home Studio Musical Gear||
Yamaha DX7 IIFD, with the add-on Grey Matter sequencer/controller baby! The 80’s live on! I also belong to the Springfield Uketopians ukulele club. Latest uke is a Fender Fullerton Jazzmaster. You can see me smack it around on YouTube.