Peaked?

A writer had a rough go of getting a book published. Even after he’d written plenty of short stories for magazine publications, he started his hand at writing books. But nothing hit. His fourth attempt at a novel really gave him some fits. He finally finished[…]

About town

A few places Highrise has been spotted in the wild recently 🙂 Amy Schmittauer is killing it with teaching folks how to vlog, and she’s been a huge supporter of Highrise and my own vlog. It was awesome to see her showing the use of Highrise[…]

Do Your Worst

My daughter is taking swimming lessons. She’s three. It hasn’t been going well. Tears. Fear about putting her face in the water. Dread about going to the next class. I found myself telling her the age old wisdom of “Do Your Best”, but I’m curious[…]

Apps to make movies, workflow, and music for YouTube videos

body[data-twttr-rendered=”true”] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;} @natekontny loved this post! What app(s) are you using to trim and assemble the clips? Also, is that audio from your GoPro?  — @busse function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey &&[…]

Big Ask

Art from Roger Disney Every summer, Chicago is filled with outdoor art fests. We close off a big city street and artists pitch hundreds of tents selling their creations. My wife, Lynette, especially looks forward to the one in our neighborhood. This year she stumbled on[…]

Social Support

A few weeks ago my father was taken by ambulance to the emergency room with trouble breathing. After that 5 day hospital stay, he’s been doing really well! But one thing that stands out from the experience was how my own psychology fluctuated. During the initial[…]

Spread the word

Photo by lee Scott on Unsplash Recently a young actress had an audition for an important role. Problem was, she was up against ‘a far better actress’ competing for the part. Most of us find ourselves in that position. We want a chance. There’s just someone better. Back[…]

Writing style

Was there a source for my writing style or was it self discovered? body[data-twttr-rendered=”true”] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;} @natekontny as a follower of vlog, wanted to know, where did you pick up the style of writing from, was there any source, or self discovered[…]

Camera equipment suggestions

body[data-twttr-rendered=”true”] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;} @natekontny Q: What equipment are you using? Any suggestions?  — @corey_gwin function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement,[…]