?? Several lifetimes ago, I produced a five-part documentary TV series on a program at a Kansas state penitentiary where inmates try to convince juvenile delinquents to go straight before they end up in prison too. When I look back on my long career, this project stands out as a favorite. In part, that’s  because

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“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”  Thomas Jefferson When he uttered those famous words, Thomas Jefferson knew if the brand new, innovative idea of a government run by “We the People”

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WHY IS THE NEWS MEDIA SO DESTRUCTIVE AND HOW CAN WE FIX IT? When I contemplate the full repercussions of the 24-hour, anything-in-the-world-goes information cycle, it scares me a bit.  In my observation, as well as shown scientifically, humans are alarmingly susceptible to succumbing their will to authoritarian information and directives.  It seems to be

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I’m a proud, middle-aged Okie who grew up with a solid foundation of science and politics.  Recombinant DNA was dinnertime conversation at our house when I was a kid.  So was politics.   I enjoyed a lengthy career as a journalist and video maker. I filmed a live birth.  I filmed an autopsy.  I filmed just

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Make gorgeous candles in your kitchen. Homemade candle crafting is a fun hobby. This post shows you how it’s done! Pretty homemade candles.

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? FIREFIGHTERS HELP US ALL! Does anyone doubt that? Apparently so. An apartment complex next to mine caught fire the other day. I was relieved and grateful when the fire department quickly showed up and extinguished the blaze. I shot the video above and added some commentary. WHY I SUPPORT A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST APPROACH TO

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Videos are bigger than ever. Video has grown by leaps and bounds in importance for online marketing and they’ve always been important in offline marketing. If you’re not making videos yet, you should be.  There are plenty of people out there offering free video production tips. Unfortunately, some of these “experts” offering courses are often

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Here at VPT, we want to help you learn to make professional-quality video as quickly and easily as possible. A lot goes into video production as far as scripting, sound, lighting, editing, and even knowing what equipment is the best for your project. The do’s and don’ts of producing quality video can get overwhelming fairly

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Of Course You Could! Online video is the most effective communication tool ever invented.  It’s so far beyond anything dreamt of by geniuses like Johannes Gutenberg, Guglielmo Marconi or Thomas Edison it boggles the mind. Let me help you take advantage of it, will you? How about increasing your sales, traffic and conversions with a

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If you’re like most people, you’re eager to take advantage of all the incredible opportunities offered by online video.  This blog will help you do just that! Readers from all over the world have discovered the art and science of video production by viewing the hundreds of video tutorials on this site.  Our tutorials cover

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