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And now for something completely different…

Deb Dave on IceI still work for a living. Really! But during the holidays I had so much fun with JibJab. Upload the photo of a loved one and “poof,” you’re ready to make your own wild JibJab video. Believe it or not I find these crazy escapes from reality a great source for fueling my creative engines (either that it’s a tendency to be easily distracted!). But anyway, I hope you get a kick out of my wife and I starring in… Deb and Dave on Ice!Dizzy On Ice





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Taking a side trip with photography

With this business of books and book design, like many other businesses, there’s much hurry up and wait. In other words, “We need ideas now but it will be a while until we’re ready for you for the next stage.” That seems to be the nature of things for me.

So in my “side” time I follow another passion with photography. Here are a couple of things I’ve recently been working on that I thought I’d share.

First, a few stills taken in Providence, Rhode Island. Such a beautiful city that has gone through a renaissance of its own. I enjoyed using Photoshop to create an illustration feel for these. If you click on the images it will bring you to my Flickr site and from there you can view them at a larger size if you wish.

Providence River Panorama

Providence River/Canal

South Water and Memorial - Providence

And a short movie I created from stills and video, compiled with a music track in iMovie. I had way too much fun.



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Having fun with video and still photography


Taking a video clip and lots of still photos that I’ve taken, I created this fun little piece in Apple’s iMovie. The program allows you to do a pan and zoom, called the “Ken Burns effect” after the famous documentary producer. There’s a couple of water scenes here that you’d swear it was moving video, but this effect causes the on-screen pixels to give the impression of water movement (Either that or it’s magic).


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