I now offer a projector, screen and MacBook Pro computer for presentations. See the Rate Sheet for details.
I'm updating the design of the "Videos" page, starting today. Now it has 5 columns, listing all videos I've produced and uploaded, whether to YouTube, Vimeo, or both, in chronological order. The 5th column contains keywords so that you can use your browser's search function to find any video by either keyword or title.
I've just started, but eventually, I hope to have every video I've ever produced listed here, with the most recent ones at the top.
I've recently been working on publishing new videos on my Energy Stories web site. I'm doing this because I think it's the #1 issue to work on, at least for me, is the health of the planet. This goes beyond the atmospheric greenhouse effect, to include pollution of the oceans, depletion and damage to the soils, and the destruction of habitat for wildlife.
Yes, we must work on compassion for each other as humans, and learn to live in a world of diversity, but if your house burns to the ground, or is wiped away by floods or storms, and your crops are destroyed because there are no pollinators to pollinate the plants, then the fine points of political discussion pale in comparison.
I believe that although action by government, industry, and other organizations is worthwhile, action by individuals, families, neighborhood groups, and so on, are essential as well. That is, we need to throw everything we can at this problem, especially when it comes to conservation of critical resources and learning to live more lightly on the planet in general.
I know a few video segments on my web site might not seem like much, but the point of this is networking. Publish for public viewing and then tell everyone who might be interested to have a look and perhaps take action as a result. I look forward to your comments and thoughts as a result of watching these videos, reading the essays on that and other pages I am hosting.
Thank you for your interest!
After moving, unpacking (some), I have finally gotten into gear and started production again. It's been a tumultuous time, of course, as the pandemic has begun. Then, with the death of George Floyd, racism became front and center in our culture, here in the USA.
To me, this is all part of a very long range pattern, coming to fruition. We are in the midst of changing everything. That is, all institutions (including government, military, education, medicine, the church, businesses, non-profits, etc.) are all evolving from a hierarchical, male dominated structure to a diverse, decentralized, individualized, collaboratively network organized one.
So, after months of neglect, I have finally gotten around to updating my "Videos" page here on this web site. There is more to do, of course (there always is), but at least I've gotten some of the text out of the way and started to add some pictures (which were badly needed!). Please enjoy! And there is more to come soon.
Since my last entry here, over a year ago, I've relocated from Arlington to Maynard, Massachusetts. The move took all my energy and attention from around June 2019, through January 2020. Even now (April 2020), there is still work to do to completely wrap up the move.
As I lived and worked as Arlington for over 40 years, this was a profound transition in my life!
Now, after publishing two books and creating two workshops, I'm renewing my focus on video production. But more than just any production, I'm focusing on the original mission of Open Eyes Video - a mission I came up with in 1980 when I started (back in the days of videotape recording and production - thank goodness tape is finally over with!).
That mission is for me to use video to produce program content to "go into the future with our eyes open" based on what I saw as the advent of a rapidly changing world. Indeed, it's now become evident that we are all undergoing rapid and significant change, world wide. Everything is affected - our own attitudes, our relationships with each other (including institutions of government, economics, etc.), and our relationship to all of nature.
As far as I'm concerned, the current pandemic is just the first of many events that will have a profound impact on us all; there will be much more to come. This is all part of a world struggling to get to a new place. And I'm convinced that we're going to get to that place over time. But it's going to take fortitude, centering, and a committment to see these things through. I want to use Open Eyes Video to help with that.
I plan to produce a series of videos that lay out my philosophy regarding the underlying theme of this transformation. Stay tuned!
As I've begun making new videos recently, I realized that I don't have the time, expertise, or resources to make a video about every topic I find important. Of course, some topics have been adequately or even expertly covered by others!
So I have added a separate column on the right side of my "Videos to Watch" page with a few links to videos made by other people, and comments to go along with them, to provide some context. I hope you find them valuable, and, as always, I'd appreciate your feedback.
I attended the Boston Women's March yesterday, took photos, recorded video, and interviewed others who were there. I just created a page on this site, so please enjoy!
After completing my latest video, Beyond Hate, I reviewed this entire web site and made some substantial changes. Essentially, I'm shifting from a focus on video production as a service to clients (which I still do, part time), to a focus on new videos I've started creating recently.
I rewrote various pages, and re-organized the "Videos to Watch" page to highlight my more recent work. So, please, take a look around and let me know if you have any comments or suggestions (click the Contact Us Button to send an e-mail directly to me).
For weeks by now, I've been thinking of creating and posting some new videos. I had plenty of ideas, but nothing clicked. Then, yesterday afternoon, I got this one idea that was simple enough to produce right away. And within 24 hours of concept it's done! It's here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUxc_TjAHl8 and on Vimeo if you prefer that site (somewhat less cluttered) https://vimeo.com/274735817.