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Goodbye, Newsletter

Posted in general on February 12th, 2016 by admin

A¬†little over a year has passed since I started the Movies For the Blind Newsletter along with starting from Episode 001 again. It’s been fun to dig into more info about the movies and about other podcasts/radio shows/etc. related to them and audio description. And I also really appreciate the listeners who have signed on and have said nice things about what I’ve been doing. But I have to come to the conclusion that the demand for it has not been worth the time I’ve been putting into it, especially considering that other work has been taking up my schedule more than ever (which caused me to pause original podcast production at Episode 300 in the first place). So I’m stopping the MFTB Newsletter now and for the forseeable future, effective immediately. If you subscribe, you can un-subscribe, but nothing will be sent out to you regardless, unless I announce I’ll be starting up again – which I’m not planning to do anytime soon.

Again, thanks so much to the listeners who have supported the newsletter. You’ve been awesome! I’ll be more active on the Twitter account and probably the Facebook page (despite its limitations – make a point to specify getting notifications and posts in your news feed when you like, so you have a better chance of getting posts!). It’s possible I may have more associated posts like this on the blog; we’ll see how it goes. And who knows what else will come along in this wacky world of social media. Thanks everybody for listening!

Episode 298a – The Future

Posted in general on January 1st, 2015 by admin

A preview of the next movie (one of the best ever!) and what happens after that.

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Episode 293 Preview

Posted in general on November 5th, 2014 by admin

Far from the studio, we look ahead to a powerful film made in spite of the U.S. government and the Hollywood system.

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Episode 286 Preview!

Posted in general on August 31st, 2014 by admin

We’re back! But don’t expect any pomp and circumstance for the big return next week – get ready for tropical tv silliness with everyone’s favourite pre-Survivor castaways.

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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 258a – Episode 259 Preview

Posted in general on August 4th, 2013 by admin

Recovering from more work, we give a reminder of the next film and the powerhouse star at the front of it.

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