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Murder at Avedon Hill Video Promo

Hello folks. Sorry I’ve been away for a while. I’ve been battling computer viruses, conducting a job search, and dealing with family stuff over the last few weeks and episode 39 was moved lower on the priority list for a time. I am back at editing now, so expect another audio episode soon.

One thing I finished recently that I’ve been working on here and there for over a year is a video promo. I can do a few things in Flash but nothing I was putting together for MaAH was appealing to me. Enter the website With animoto you upload your photos, drawings, etc., add text, add music, and then it spits out a video for you. The only drawback is you have no real control over the transitions used, so your only recourse if you don’t like how something looks is to re-render the whole thing and see if it turns out the way you want it.

After a lot of tries I came up with the video you see here.  If you like it, please embed it, promote it, put the file on your site or in your podcast feed, etc. I’d be honored.

If you want to embed it, please let me know and I’ll send you the code. If you don’t want to email me, I have a version of the video on youtube that you can grab, but the video doesn’t look as good on youtube (you can make the video look better when embedding though by changing the resolution of the video).

This is the first time I’m placing a video in my feed. Hopefully no one will have issues.


Most of the art in this video and information on those artists can be found on the Art page of the site, including work by Ron Holyfield, Natalie Metzger, Jeff Himmelman, and Devin Night. One image of wolves seen in the video courtesy of Eggybird through a creative commons license associated with the image on Flickr. The music in the promo is Oj Jabuko by Stellamara, courtesy of More information on this artist can be found on the Music page of the site.

Tales of the Children Announcement

I’ve got a ten minute audio update for you this evening, focusing on what’s been going on for the last six weeks.

But more importantly, we talk about the next fiction podcast project I’ll be working on, called Tales of the Children.

It’s going to be a lot of fun… with a lot of great friends coming along for the ride!

  • Call the Caern Line! – 704-315-5884
  • If you haven’t reviewed MaAH on iTunes, please do!
  • Balticon Rocks!
  • I’m still on the Dead Robots’ Society podcast (not every week, but often!)
  • Flinchy is coming… really it is!
  • I’ll be podcasting some interviews/discussions with my editor Gabrielle Harbowy
  • the promo for Tales of the Children
  • closing thoughts
  • Bloopers from the past :-)

Video Content… Coming Soon

I just got a new Kodak HD video camera (the Zi8).

I love it, and look forward to capturing more of Dragon*Con this year.

Here’s my first attempt at recording video. Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to look at the camera more next time.

What I say is important, though :-) I need your help. Any suggestions around what video content I should create in preparation for Murder at Avedon Hill’s print release would be awesome!

Scott Sigler – The Rookie Hardback

In preparation for the upcoming video content for the Murder at Avedon Hill podcast, I wanted to film an important event in podcasting… my studio! No, that’s not it. I wanted to talk a little about Scott Sigler’s hardback edition of The Rookie… more notes later.

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Music – David Beard – Jack’s Anger

Video from Wednesday’s Live Show

We had a lot of fun Wednesday night. So much fun, in fact, that we couldn’t fit it all onto one video. :)

The first video has some news, a quick Dragon*Con report, and a song from Kim Fortuner and Patrick McLean, recorded at D*C, with Tim Dodge on guitar.

This second video is the reading of “Swimming Lessons,” by Gabrielle Harbowy, followed by a Q&A led by Chooch.

If you attended, continue being part of the live show by calling the Caern Line. (704) 315-5884. I’ll be playing questions and comments on the next live show.

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