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What I’m Doing On My Summer “Vacation”

Posted in general, video available on July 11th, 2014 by admin

When I started taking a break from MFTB to work on more paid description, I never expected to be away for more than two months, but here we are. I think it’s time to give you some idea of what I’ve been up to while you’ve hopefully been digging through the archives here.

Most of my work has been with the amazing folks at the DCMP (Described and Captioned Media Program), who have a huge library of accessible educational videos for schools and students. I’ve been writing and sometimes producing several dozens of films of all kinds. Here are a couple examples.

A clip from “Dinner For Two” via YouTube:

A clip from “The Hermitage Dwellers” via YouTube:

I’ve also been lucky to work with long-time friends ExtremeReach/Mijo on all kinds of shows for the Canadian tv network APTN, which is dedicated to programming by, for and about Aboriginal people throughout the country and around the world. Sorry there aren’t examples of description online, but the shows I’ve been writing and producing description for range from the really sweet show for pre-schoolers “Louis Says”, to the informative “Down2Earth” about Native work on maintaining the environment, to the second season of the American mystery series “Longmire”.

Usually I can keep MFTB going when I’m working on one of these two streams of projects. But since spring, I’ve been working on both of them – and more! Hopefully, you can understand why I had to step away for a while. But of course it also means I’m making a living providing more description of more kinds of programming for more people, and that can only be good! Still, it’s looking like the busiest time is starting to wind down for now, so sooner rather than later, I’ll be ready to get back to MFTB, and we can all look forward to great stuff as we move toward Episode 300. So stay tuned, and thanks!

Episode 237 – Great Expectations, part 1

Posted in drama, video available on January 16th, 2013 by admin

In this adaptation of the classic Dickens novel, young Pip helps a escaped convict after a terrifying encounter, starts visiting the strange Miss Havisham and falls under the sway of her ward, the lovely and cold Estella (Jean Simmons). 1946. Part 1 of 3.

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Original from Internet Archive
Movie info from IMDB
Great Expectations @ Wikipedia
Great Expectations as a free eBook (.txt available) @ Project Gutenberg
Jean Simmons Obituary @ New York Times

Described video @ YouTube!
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Episode 233 – Ozzie and Harriet: Busy Christmas

Posted in comedy, television, video available on December 17th, 2012 by admin

In this classic tv episode, Ozzie Nelson tries not to over-schedule himself over the holiday season, and fails miserably. Can his family pick up the slack? First aired 1956.

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Previous Ozzie episodes on MFTB
Tracy Nelson @ IMDB

Video version available from YouTube!
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Episode 224 – Teenage Wolfpack, part 1

Posted in crime, drama, video available on September 10th, 2012 by admin

In 1950′s West Germany, young John reunites with his brother Freddy, a charismatic gang leader with a taste for the finer things in life and schemes to get the money for them. 1956. Part 1 of 3.

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Full length described video on YouTube!

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Die Halbstarken @ Internet Archive
Halbstarke @ Wikipedia
Halbstarke style @ Not Just a Label

Episode 223 – Heldorado, part 2

Posted in crime, musical, video available, western on September 3rd, 2012 by admin

As his investigation broadens to include a murder, Roy (Roy Rogers) must keep navigating the different festival events – and the unwanted help of honorary deputy Carol (Dale Evans). Can she lead him to the villains and thousands in funny money before getting in too deep? Part 2 of 2.

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Associated links
Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days
Official Sons of the Pioneers Website

Episode 222 – Heldorado, part 1

Posted in crime, musical, video available, western on August 26th, 2012 by admin

Roy Rogers stars as a Ranger helping out with the Helldorado Days rodeo and festival in modern Las Vegas, but his work becomes more complicated when a socialite (Dale Evans) is named an honorary Deputy Sheriff. 1946. Part 1 of 2.

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Roy and Dale’s Marriage @ About.com
Dale Evans @ Wikipedia
Gabby Hayes in Roy Rogers Movies

Full-length described video version on YouTube!
And embedded below…