Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Games Vlog Intro

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This was originally conceived as the intro bit for a new videoblog on board games and card games, titled "Batteries not Required." While I'd still love to do the show, I've come to terms with the fact that I don't currently have the bandwidth in my life to do so.

The stop-motion animation took approximately 4 hours to film, and maybe another 2 or 3 to do the music for. Yes, that's about 7 hours of work for 8 seconds of footage. On the other hand, it was actually kind of soothing, and I listened to an audiobook while I worked.

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Toastmasters Speech 7

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I did this speech a couple of months ago, but only now have gotten around to editing and posting it. To be honest, I was more than a little embarassed by this one. Not only is it not very good, and badly rehearsed, but I'm sure my high school friend who periodically lives there and has devoted most of his professional life to studying Indonesian culture and history will laugh his head off at my inaccuracies and foolishness. For which I can only apologize and point out that, well, this was a researched speech, not a thesis. ;)

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