Friday, July 30, 2010

The Lights! Camera! Action! Project: CFI at BEA New York.

My instructions for this video were "make it fun". Sheralyn Pratt was my camera woman as she and others at CFI embarked on a fantastic trip to New York City to take our books to the world! So, as inspiration, I turned to one of my favorite movies "Stick It" and created a video with Fall Out Boy as the "fun" element. What better way to put the fun into a convention than Fall Out Boy's Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year?!

If you aren't rocking out by now, my goodness you are hopeless!

The Lights! Camera! Action! Project: Dizzy Fantastic

This second video I made was for the "Dizzy Fantastic and Her Flying Bicycle" by Andy Hueller. Admittedly, this isn't my most proud moment in video making, but it is a work in progress and we are working on a new script.

This book is cute and deserves a video that really portrays the story the way it deserves. This isn't it yet, but it is a start.

The Lights! Camera! Action! Project

This entry is dedicated to videos and the magic they possess. This video was made for the incredible and delectable cookbook "Table for One" by Camille Funk. This woman is a genius. I couldn't get my hands on this book fast enough and it seemed the perfect book for a first video project.

Here is a little background information on me when it comes to making videos. I am a Broadcasting major at SUU and was an anchorperson for SUTV news for 2 semesters. While doing this I planned, shot and edited my own news packages. Nothing fancy, nothing special, strictly news. So, making fun and exciting videos is mostly out of my area of expertise, but with incredible support from Sheralyn Pratt and my unconquerable desire to own the publishing market, I have started the "Light! Camera! Action!" project. The desired outcome? Videos that you want to watch over and over again.
Your comments are especially welcome and your critics priceless. So enjoy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


So, I tried getting into the last book I was working on reading, but honestly, I just couldn't. Sorry if you were holding your breath while I attempted to finish it. It didn't keep my attention at all. Maybe it's just not my style or maybe there are so many other INCREDIBLE books out there to read!

Example: The Diet Rebel's Cookbook: Eating Clean and Green.

At first glance, I thought "oh great, another book to tell me I can eat whatever I want and never gain an inch because of blah blah blah". However, this clever, witty and all-around fabulous cook book is so much more! I have always wanted to find that perfect book to teach me how to eat healthy and the added benefits of doing so without turning me into a rabbit or a tofu-only-girl.
The Diet Rebel's Cookbook gives you facts, tried and true techniques and the research made user-friendly. The recipes are good for a student/intern like me with a limited budget (not limited imagination) who wants to make something incredible and not just hit up Taco-Bell every night. While in all honesty, the lack of pictures is disappointing for a visual learner like me, the content more than makes up for it! So far, I adore this book and get excited to look for organic products and start feeling even more fantastic.

So, if you are wanting to get back on track soul, body and diet or are just looking for some added elements to make your already healthy life-style a little more exciting, this is the perfect book for you.