I met Bryan and Sean recently. They are in charge of audio and video for On Golden Pond, which is being put on by Appleseed Productions and which my son Jared and I are in together as Billy Ray, Jr. and Bill Ray. Continue reading
When you add “your story” to your Kickstarter project, the first thing it asks you to do is upload a project video. And it gives you this helpful advice:
The most important thing about project videos? Making one. Projects with a video have a much higher chance of success. It doesn’t need to be an Oscar contender, just be yourself and explain what you want to do.
But I have yet to find a funded project that didn’t have a pretty high quality video. Continue reading
Memorizing the state capitals is a right of passage for most middle schoolers. Often they use flashcards or some similar memorization technique to learn them. But it’s a bit of a meaningless exercise, isn’t it? Kids are generally pretty good at memorizing simple facts when they put their minds to it, but those minds can be like sieves – the data goes out as easily as it goes in. Continue reading