Friday, February 27, 2009

First Blog Post

splash!! diving into my first post on Blogger ~

What a funny word, BLOG.. Haha, sounds like blob to me. Anyone know where this word comes from?

I'd like to start off this blog by posting a link to my great friend's blog who's inspired me to start my own blog. This blog is called Exuberant Pantaphobia. He hasn't been posting for a little while now because of too many projects. His livejournal (same thing as a blog?) is timeless though and makes for a great read anytime.

He and I co-produced a documentary video entitled "The Earth Changes" from 96-98. It is a video about climate change and what people are doing to alleviate climate change. The idea was to focus on all the positive change that is happening in the world. In 98 it won second prize at the EarthVision Environmental Film Festival in Santa Cruz, California. The film lasts about 1 1/2 hours, if you'd like to take the plunge and watch it, here's the link

I'm really interested in feedback. The style we used was scratch video, which consists of using many different sources to bring across our message. We traveled the world to interview people and also had videotapes sent to us. We also used footage from t.v. and other documentary videos. Because in Canada our film was recognized as an educational video, it was allowed for us to do this.
Here's an article that was written about the video at the time in a local newspaper.

We also were a vj (videojockey) team at that time in various local events. We gave workshops on scratch video as a tool for expressing yourself and were hired by local events to make scratch videos for them.
Wheww!! that was quite a blast to the past for me~~
Back to now..
I'm highly pregnant, my due date was 2 days ago..My first son was born 2 weeks late with provocation by myself. I guess they're comfortable in there ; ) I know my second baby is a boy as well and we've decided to name him Raphael. My first is named Mateo,he's 13 months now and here's a pic of him a couple of weeks ago:
Good night all!! xoxo


  1. sorry, first post...had issues with my links..they're there but didn't change colours so you can easily click them...I'll try again in my second post..

  2. Hi, Thanks for following my blog. The word "Blog" came from "weblog".