Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The Strong Black Woman

The Myth of the Strong Black Woman is hand in hand with the Reality of the woman who proclaims the title.Be You. Never overwhelm yourself with stress in an attempt to conquer all. It doesn't work that way. It's all expectation based on a perception you created for yourself. The truth is, you are strong. We all cry sometimes.We all hurt sometimes, but we can't be everything for everybody. We're only Human. It's a Complex.

These are my thoughts based on a video I saw via facebook. (below)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Digital Overload: I'm featured on Mozilla's IRL Podcast!

Today my story airs on Mozilla's IRL Podcast hosted by Veronica Belmont.

Digital Overload: A hurricane Katrina survivor recalls how a post-disaster internet binge helped him recover.

This is episode 2 of the podcast: You can listen to it at the link below

More about this episode: 
  • Meighan, Melissa, Marg, and Tariq take our No Smartphone Challenge. Who wins? Who fails? Who gets almost killed playing Fruit Ninja while crossing the street?
  • Max checks into a clinic to deal with his Internet Addiction
  • Nir Eyal explains how our apps are designed to be irresistible
  • Slate's Heather Schwedel has had it with sanctimonious celebrity internet sabbaticals.

I'm happy about it. I hope all my readers check it out. I'll be honest. I was nervous. Though I love to talk, I tend to freeze up when answering questions.

- Book 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Audio Upgraded!

Although I'm still unsure if my camera is the issue. I was able to purchase the  Zoom H4n Pro as well as a lapel mic. I'll likely invest in other audio equipment soon, but it can wait because I don't need it now. My fundraiser has gained $85 so far. I believe I'll be able to attain most of the funds needed for my production. I'm not so much a filmmaker, as I am just a guy that records what I see.

The H4n is boss. Learning how to use it was simple. The hard part will be synching the audio to the video. More work for me!

Here's the link to my fundraiser

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hopefully Upgrading The Audio Equipment

This year I plan on using an external Audio recorder, rather than using my DSLR for Audio. I should have stepped up the game years ago. With the upcoming marching season, I think it’s the perfect time to start the upgrading process.

I should have made this purchase long ago but hopefully I will do so after the the 5th of January. I have been looking into different audio devices for years and I know which one brand I want. but still ad odds about which model is right for me.

H4nPro_Front[1]I’ve been looking at the Zoom H4n Pro. This device will allow me to effectively record audio for without all the trouble I'm currently having with my condenser mike.

There’s also the Zoom H5, It’s the latest model.
(Not Pictured)  Both would do me will but I can only afford 1.  It’s basically $200.00  I’ve been looking into a bundle which comes with a Wind Muff and a hot shoe. The only problem Is, It doesn’t come with a memory card. That’s what I really need.

This Bundle at Amazon Costs $270 at Amazon and it’s everything I Need.Unfortunately I can’t afford it. Technically I need about $100 More Dollars to secure that purchase by January 12th (The Start of Parade season). I have lots of recording to do and it’s a necessity for what I do. 

If anybody wants donate some funds to assist me in my purchase, I’ll be ever so grateful

PayPal Me! (Here)