DIY Steadicam

diystedicam by Roger Hart
Here is the DIY Stedicam that I
showed in class made from off
the shelf parts for about $60. I
have found some demo footage
shot with it here.
The demo of the assembly is here


Envision Solar International, Inc. has developed a way to make a solar array into covered parking/shelter areas. They call it a Solar Grove, and some pretty cool pictures are available here. They’ve also got some ideas about creating a community planned around solar power and using solar arrays to create shade in your back yard.


We are drugging the fish …

From the Associated Press:

“Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder and depression, researchers reported Wednesday.”

The full story can be found here.

This study was funded by the EPA with a $150,000 grant to the researchers. I personally believe we are over medicating our society and focus entirely too little on prevention.


Upcoming possible Pulitzer winner.

Melissa Lyttle, staff photographer from the St. Petersburg Times did a multimedia story titled A Feral Child. Heartwrenching in itself. A great example of display of an indepth story. Rumor has it she will get a pulizer for it.

girl-type-300_32627aLane Christiansen

Gas guzzling superferry out of business


A defense contractor builds a superferry, chooses Hawaii to use a passenger/vehicle ferry right through the breeding grounds of the endangered humpback whale. Authors of new book allege that the superferry is actually a prototype of a Littoral Combat Ship that the company intends on selling to the military.  Republican Governor threatens to treat protestors as terrorists ultimately losing battle with the Hawaii Supreme Court. Story can be found here.


The 3rd Tier In The Alternative Energy Triangle

This article talks about using wave power as alternative energy.  It focuses different underwater apparatus’s that harness wave energy used to power large populations.

Steve V.


This weekend I went out with the intention of finding some horseback riders. Finding none, and not wanting to take video of static objects, I started shooting some stills. Now that I kind of have a grasp on the video editing, I would be interested in learning how to incorporate my stills into final cut.


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