Happy Valentine’s Day!

happy valentine's day couple 1870sIt is about this time of year when we begin to sense that spring is coming. We’ve forgotten July’s heat. Black oaks are still hanging on to a few remaining leaves. Most trees are stark and bare, and there’s little movement on the ground, save the plastic shopping bags that no one has had the heart to pluck from the brittle limbs. Ah, what a lovely time for Valentine’s Day.

I began to wonder whether the timing of the holiday was devised specifically for this heartless, cold, bare time of year or was simply the work of the Hallmark Company.

According to Wikimedia, Valentine’s Day was once a pagan festival named after two Christian martyrs named Valentine. In fact, there were so many religious martyrs named Valentine that, until 1969, the Catholic Church recognized 11 different Valentine’s Days. (more…)

Video 101: Offline and online editing

Video Wisconsin studio 2007 circa 2007

Video Wisconsin’s online editing studio circa 2007

If anyone is still trying to sell you offline and online editing prices for video editing, please sell THEM a bottle of snake oil.

What I’m telling you is really old news … I hope no one has been selling either of these since 2004 or so. HOWEVER, the reason why I’m writing this is that I just ran into two fairly recent (Bright Hub and Creative Cow) mentions of offline and online editing and want to make sure we quash any stragglers. (more…)

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