When you’re preparing for an online interview (Zoom, Skype), there are a few things you can do to really help it be a truly professional shoot. These tips are for both the interviewer and the interviewee. And they are the tips I suggest to interviewees on the Exploring Leadership podcast.
A Sonic Indulgence
Indulgence is a 20-minute indie film by producer Leo Maselli. It’s one of the segments of a compilation film CA Shorts, all of which are being shot in 2019, and it will be released in 2020.
The team completed the shooting of Indulgence early in 2019 (after postponement due to too much smoke in the air late in 2018). This week I saw the first rough cut of the film. I already wrote most of the music for Indulgence, and the next task is to cut-to-fit and add incidental music for this segment.
As part of the promotion and documentation of how we made the film, Erik Parker interviewed me about the creation of the music for Indulgence. Without comment, here’s that interview that he and cameraman Jason Fassler captured.
A Sonic Indulgence from Erik C. Parker on Vimeo.
Revisiting Blue Moon 2004
That super blue moon the other night (January 31, 2018) reminded me of a summer Blue Moon (‘roun’bout July 2004, podner) when I hiked to the top of Mt. Hoffman, in the middle of Yosemite National Park, in the middle of the night, by moonlight. With Aaron and Jason. Around 9pm we started up, at first with flashlights because we were in the middle of boulder fields and trees, but within a mile we were out in the open with nothing but exposed granite and sandy trails around us, completely illuminated by moonlight. From there we ascended to the top of the peak entirely by moonlight. [Read more…]
May Lake High Sierra Camp
The May Lake High Sierra Camp is one of a series of six within Yosemite National Park. They’re a great way to get a wilderness experience without having to pack in food and tents. The camps provide sleeping in canvas tents, and food in a tent dining hall. We’ve gone through the May Lake camp many times in our 30 years of wilderness experiences.
Brian Shoor, who has managed the camp every summer for 14 years, gave me this interview in the summer of 2015. You can find information about the chain of camps, and application information, online. [Read more…]
“Max/MSP” is a computer app that implements an on-screen visual programming environment in which you can “wire” together components that make and process sound or logic. You could think of it as programming, but it’s unlike the old procedural programming you probably just thought of. It’s object-oriented, but more than that it includes many components that are paced by a clock. And the “programming” is carried out visually by creating and moving objects on the screen and patching (you might say “wiring”) them together. You might have a metronome beating four times a second, for example, and it could trigger sounds or actions that it’s wired to. [Read more…]