A large standing oak tree provides a living environment for many animals and plants.  Our virtual media tree does the same.  Check out some of the creative side projects that are finding their home in the branches of this digital oak tree. 

Back in the late 1980's some of the students I was working with at Southern Maine Community College put together a highlight reel featuring the live TV series we were producing during the Summer months called "The Beach Reports".  The series featured beautiful Willard Beach which was literaly feet from the studio, Spring Point Media Center.  Spectacular views of the Portland Headlight and South Portland's Willard Beach.  The show was hosted by my friend, colleague and SMCC English professor, Kevin Sweeney. This 12 min. video features the two of us (and his son Luke !) looking at some of the highlights from this live TV series, including our fun attempt to spoof on another popular TV series that took place on an Atlantic Ocean beach, just a little South of SMCC, in Miami, FL.  Enjoy this bit of throw-back community media.  

Fun with ornamental grass.  You'll want to turn up the volume, go full screen, and let the gentle breeze carry you away. 

Iphone documentary fun with friends as we celebrate the first run of the maple-tree sap.  

In the Summer of 2010 I was part of a team of people who participated in an historic oceanigraphic trip aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.  The ship is outfitted with a deep-water ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle).  The ROV was outfitted with a series of special HD cameras.  We worked with the Indonesian government to dive througout the famous "Ring of Fire" and simply explore the ocean.  The dive video images/sound were transmitted live to special viewing centers throughout the world and people could actually talk to the crew directly from these locations.  I worked as one of the video engineers who operated the cameras on the ROV and prepared edited versions of the video dives for archiving.  Check out this beautiful video compolation of these amazing deep water dives. 

A couple of ole Blues dogs playin for change on the streets of the 

2016 Maine Blues Festival in Naples, ME.  Video shot by a passing

amateur I-phone.  Matt Foster is no longer with us...but his spirit continues

to live on in the music and love he brought to this world.