Right wing extremists need not report for jury duty is my understanding:
I was scheduled for jury duty again on October 31, 2011.
Shortly after blurbing a few things about jury duty I got this email:
(This just in) YOUR JURY SERVICE HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE COURT.YOU
SHOULD NOT REPORT TO zzzzzzzz Superior Courthouse FOR SERVICE ON
We appreciate your willingness to serve, but due to
the changing needs of the court, your service is no longer required.We
apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.
This cancellation does not affect your qualification to serve the next
time you receive a summons, whenever that may be.Only those who appear
at the courthouse for service are disqualified for three years.
Please contact the Office of Jury Commissioner at 1-800-xxxxxx (1-800-xxxx) if you have any questions.
Dr. Murray, tsk tsk tsk. If reasonable doubt prevails, will he be the first: "Deprivan Dapper Dan?" As a potential jurist on Halloween this year, I was originally siding with prosecution, however, I find the defendant not guilty due to reasonable doubt.
Yesterday, the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
sent me a survey for clinical trial info. Gads that was annoying to fill out. It kept going on and on and on about the same questions basically. Oddly, there were 2 spots that wanted to know if i just want to sing or play a nintendo Wii. I wonder what those 2 questions were about.
Oddly my symptoms seem to mostly disapear when I turn on a camera. Perhaps they ought to do a co-related study of videoing and symptom relief.
One day, my daughter and I were doing some pruning and when we returned to put the tools away she said: "Look, there's a snake."
I am sorry, I was looking for the regular back yard denizen around here, the garter snake or the milk snake or perhaps the rareish ribbon snake. All of those I have seen in our yard before. However, I was looking right where she was pointing and didn't see any of them.
She said, "It's right there, its black."
Oh my goodness, I wasn't focusing on anything that small, it was a 6" ringneck snake. Last time I saw one of them was about 35 years ago when I was a kid.
I caught it and we put it in a plastic container so I could show her the snake closer up. We discussed it and looked at it, and I took some pictures of it. Then we released it back where she found it. I did a slide show here from the images I took. These snakes are so pretty. We haven't seen it since.
Federal Court Judges in a panel forum for
the Martha's Vineyard Center for Dispute Resolution. A mediation group
for informing the public via MVTV with this show about how Judges
perform their duties.
I Shot and edited this video for the MVCDR.
Its a panel forum of Federal Court Judges discussing what they do on the bench.
Great video, very educational about the Judicial branch of the United States Government.
I burned 2 DVDs for the group. After about a year, they are still sitting on my computer. I see the contact on a very regular basis and I am just so busy I never have the time to test the DVDs and finish them for her.
Deborah, if you find this, please keep reminding me, I am such a procrastinator on this end of things. I figured if I threw it on YouTube it may be closer to you.
I really enjoyed this shoot, The Edgartown Whaling Church is such a major challenge for me. Getting the audio and lighting is extremely tricky. The orignal raw footage is very yellow. I applied a color correction effect to bring it back to near normal. Odd, since I white balance every time I shoot, but these indoor things have a tendancy to change since most of my shoots are at about dusk and transitioning into night.
I have other ways of compensating for that though. The audio in this building is very difficult. Getting questions from the audience is such a hit or miss. In addition to using a Sony wireless on the audience microphone piggyback I always have a long audiotechnica shotgun pointed at the audience to boost it if needed.
Typically, on these type of shoots I use 2 crown tabletop microphones for the panel, a dedicated left channel wireless on the moderator/speaker podium, a second wireless in the sound mixer for the audience. 2 crown tabletop microphones aimed at the audience and an audio-technica shotgun on a swivel mic stand that I can swing around for anyone not hearable.
I use a Mackie 1402 mixer and tons of XLR cables.
AUDIO IS INCREDIBLY CRUCIAL to me and I spend most of my setup time making sure I have adequate audio in place as well as backups if any part fails.
I do take feeds from available mixer systems, if offered, but I always have my setup separately ready for use. I have seen feeds fail or go black and I still have my setup completely available if so.
These are Drue-cam webcam captured stills from 1998 of Virgil the sheep from the second encounter I had with him. The odd thing about Virgil and my old webcam was that "Internet Tonight" did a blurb on my webcam and they wanted to know what was up with the sheep on my webcam. It was purely random.
I would never have known about this piece on my webcam except an ICQ friend in Trinidad saw it and was chatting with me when she saw it. She was shocked and told me about it. I emailed the producer and they sent me a copy of the show.
Blasted Hi-8 tapes, that is another tape that split while trying to capture it recently. I really need that splicing block.
Here are the stills, I have this captured and will do a video when I can piece them together:
Ambient screaming ride. We went into "It's a small world" ride at Disneyland. I figured I could shut my camera off and take a break. Then, my wife says: "This is probably the most important ride here, why is your camera off?" On it went. I missed the beginning of the ride. I thought it would go well with some screaming ambient music.
Looks like they are getting ready to leave so I did some video on our hummingbirds. Also went on a mushroom hunt in the backyard with the kids, decided to include a few stills of that. I have more for another video though.
Re-edited version ready for cable station. I re-edited my earlier work (5 hour re-edit time) Added new pictures and fixed some other stuff. This is the version I will be running on MVTV shortly. Hummingbirds, Mushrooms and other backyard bugs, plants, et al.
I rescored this version and muted the previous track of Bach that I had chosen.
Ever want to ride a float in the Edgartown July 4 parade? This is your
chance. Mostly raw unedited footage of the entire parade from July 4,
2010. If you were there and see yourself in the crowd, leave a comment
with the time from the video in the comment
A quirky video I did to experiment with some of the offbeat special effects that I am normally afraid to touch for my regular work. I shot some video of the inside of a lighted cup at the Rainforest cafe at the MGM grand hotel where we had lunch.
I decided to throw really weird effects on it and then added a cinematic score to the whole thing, figured I would experiment with velocity envelopes as well.