Photo: A little Final Cut Express anyone?

Final Cut Express can get a little cluttered even if you are just working on a short 5 minute video.

This episode includes titles, B-Roll cutaways, overlay audio and still. Yikes! Watch this video and find more gardening information at A Gardener’s Notebook

Working on latest video for A Gardener's Notebook

This episode will be released soon on the Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast.

Photos: Reaching Across the Distance – Love Letters for Valentine’s Day 2012

Here is a collection of photos from today’s live reading — Reaching Across the Distance – Love Letters for Valentine’s Day 2012 – Sun, Feb 12 — produced by my friends , Keri and Michael.

We broadcast this live via Talkshoe, but an audio podcast will be coming soon.

View the Flickr slideshow if it does not appear above

Douglas moderating panel at Techmunch food blogger conference

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I had a great time moderating the panel “Tips on Creating and Distributing Mouthwatering Multimedia Content” and spending the entire day at Techmunch food blogger conference on Friday. We were talking about the technical aspects of creating multimedia content for food blogs. There were lots of great questions and some great answers from the panel.

Video of this panel will be coming soon, so watch this space!

Photo: WGA “Toot your own horn” Panel Discussion

WGA "Toot your own horn" panel discussion

Here is a picture from the panel discussion I was part of last night at the WGA. Here is the description from the WGA Web site…


In these challenging times, it is imperative that writers take control of their own careers. Be proactive, “do it yourself,” especially regarding publicity and marketing. Technology has swiftly changed, providing writers with new avenues to promote themselves and their work. Have you tapped in? Co-presented by the WGAW’s Writers Education and Publicity and Marketing committees, this DIY panel features publicist Henri Bollinger, president of the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society, discussing personal publicity vs. when to bring on a “professional”; screen and TV writer/author/award-winning columnist W. Bruce Cameron (8 Simple RulesA Dog’s Purpose); Zoanne Clack (Grey’s Anatomy, co-executive producer); Gregg Kilday, film editor at The Hollywood Reporter; psychotherapist Rebecca Roy ( to broach writers’ resistance to self-promotion; and independent new media consultant Douglas Welch addressing new media and social marketing platforms. Panel followed by smaller hands-on breakout sessions.”

I will post more photos and, hopefully, some video as soon as I receive it.