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Saturday, November 15, 2008

I don’t know.

Okay, I’ll confess. I think this is a site redesign issue. I realize that many of you have followed me over to flickr or are reading my work (IT/metadata) blog and that is fine, too. I’ll email out an update when I start this up again. and sorry.

Posted by robin on 11/15 at 02:39 PM
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Thursday, January 03, 2008

migating soon.

Just a heads up that I’m testing new blog & cms both, textpattern and also wordpress. Although I have enjoyed using ee and I kind of hate to leave it, I think it’s probably time for me to finally part ways with the ee community. I need something which is more supportive of the life of an artist, because you know what, I hope that one day I’m rich and famous, but I’m not counting on it.... which means that I don’t have extra $ for upgrades or to buy the commercial version. Honestly, it’s silly that big & little companies pay the same price.

Anyhow. stay tuned. I will post the new url, when I’ve moved everything.

Posted by robin on 01/03 at 05:04 AM
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Saturday, December 29, 2007

seeking new video editor

I am looking for a new video editing software and I’m wondering if anyone has tried the latest version of jahshaka (v2 rc3) and if so, how does it compare to ulead videostudio 11? Any other suggestions?

I have cable modem (100M transfer, which is the highest offered in my hood), 2G processor and 233G external harddrive (which is where all of my images/video stuff goes); only 64G harddrive (I know… but I’m trying to make do until I can buy a new desktop). I also don’t want to spend a ton of money on software, either.

I’m primarily working with mov, avi, mpg video files; jpg or png image files; mp3 audio files; occasionally dvd files (willing to go look for a converter for those, if needed).

I’m looking for:
*something that will run well on my computer
*relatively low learning curve (I’m a graphics person; well versed in most of those kind of apps; but don’t want to spend a loong time learning something new).
*file format support for the above
*at least a few basic effects, as I’m mostly putting together tutorials or short movies for personal or youtube use, shot with either a digital cam with video output = mov file on sd card, or a digital video camera with video output = avi on dv tape—in short, not pro.
*output in a variety of formats & compression, so that I can youtube the ones that go there, burn CDs/DVDs, or upload to my own websites.

I’ve used windows moviemaker (ok, but limited and kind of um… not so great), imovie (no longer access to mac), sony vegas (not sure I liked), adobe premiere (ok, no longer access), nero (bleech), and I’m looking for something better—ulead sounds good as does jahshaka.

Posted by robin on 12/29 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

new art, new writings

The latest issue of moonshine, a magazine of the southern arts is available online (& free) at

Need to chill out from holiday stress? Take a moment to enjoy the work of Southern writers & artists.

Novelist James McCallister joins us with “Gravy Skin”; Part 1 of Jasmine Rizer’s serial; thoughtful poetry from Brenda L Basham and Gilbert Head; and Lisa Taylor’s “How I taught my Grandmother to Curse”.

Leigh Butler explores the work of Florida painter, Morgan Samuel Price, while Drék Davis muses on moving to Louisiana, being an arts educator and more.  Amber Moore explores graphic art in her own backyard in Alabama, reflecting on the overlooked.

Robin Fay interviews Atlanta gallery owner and artist, Elliot Boswell, about his Painting du Jour videos. Part II of the Artist Interviews: Series on Creativity, explores the question of What is creativity?

Check in with studio views from artists, a Short Girl comix, and more. Work from the new Southerncreativity gallery (@ Flickr), art announcements & calls for entries, and a holiday music video of Pam Blanchard & the Sunnyside Band, captured live!

Sandra Babb, Studio Notes: The Back of Beyond and the Front of Wherever
Brenda L Basham, Original Art: Imagination, Infinite Bliss, Recovery, Unconventional Literature, Waterfalls
Leigh B. Butler, Studio Notes: Morgan Samuel Price: Journey through Art
Gilbert Head: Original Art: Six Years Down
Drék Davis, Studio Notes: From Red & Black, to Black & Gold (AKA The Interruption of it All)
Robin Fay: Creative Soul: What is Creativity (w/video); Arts & Technology: Identity: What’s Yours? ; Video du Jour: An interview with Elliot Boswell (w/video)
James D. McCallister, Original Art: Gravy Skin
Amber Moore, Culture of Art: Art and Advertising (A Marriage)
Jasmine Odessa Rizer: Original Art: Short Girl Comix, Role Model; Book reviews
Lisa Taylor, How I Taught my Grandmother to Curse
Moonshine arts magazine,
Find the sublime by the light of the moon

Posted by robin on 12/11 at 05:12 AM
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Friday, November 30, 2007

Photo Friday: Dead of Night

Posted by robin on 11/30 at 01:30 PM
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