10 Secrets of a Video Producer

10 Secrets of a Video Producer

10 Secrets of a Video Producer – How to Conduct the Perfect Interview As a Producer for 30 years I have gained a lot of experience in interviewing people of all kinds, from Little League Baseball Coaches (world-champion Chula Vista coaches) to college Presidents...
Dogs, Dogs and More Dogs

Dogs, Dogs and More Dogs

Three Camera Ops and one Sound Op traveled to Palm Springs this past weekend to shoot and audio-mix the live-streamed 4-1/2 hour American Kennel 2019 Dog Show.  I manned Camera #2. It was quite a fascinating experience.  This was my first dog show. The number of...
The Video Production Industry

The Video Production Industry

The Video Production Industry Is It Really a Man’s World? I have been contemplating what it’s like to be a woman in a man’s industry – and more specifically, the video production industry. What inspired me to think about this was a recent...
Cue the Grizzly. Action!

Cue the Grizzly. Action!

Here’s a glimpse into what was happening in the year 2000 in the San Diego video production world of Crystal Pyramid Productions: San Diego Magazine featured this article about video producers Mark Schulze and Patty Mooney, principals of Crystal Pyramid...
The Taylor Guitars Story

The Taylor Guitars Story

Taylor Guitars, San Diego Home Grown Taylor Guitar are some of the most beautiful guitars made. Many years ago, our video production crew videotaped an interview with Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug. They are the creators and proprietors of Taylor Guitars.  And their...
Mono Brow in a Green Down Vest

Mono Brow in a Green Down Vest

Mono Brow in a Green Down Vest Men are incorrigible teasers. But that’s what I like about them. That’s why for the last three decades, I have ridden mostly with men who love to tear it up on their mountain bikes. And who don’t mind me tagging along.There’s this green...
Japanese Business Card Ceremony

Japanese Business Card Ceremony

Japanese Business Card Ceremony Universal Lessons I have admired the Japanese culture’s affinity for beauty ever since I was a young girl. They bequeathed much to us. The first thing that comes to mind is Sushi, my favorite cuisine. And then I think...
Caribou, Me and You

Caribou, Me and You

Caribou, Me and You Gypsies in a Camper It was 1986 when my lover, Mark Schulze (now my husband), and I decided to sell or give away all our earthly possessions and travel around the United States and Canada for the next nine months in a small camper. We bestowed our...