FOREST, inc. - Founding President, Senior
THE SHAMAN WITHIN: Awakening the Science of the Ancient Brain, a story about the human neurosystem and the future of imagination. Covers neurofeedback training for creativity enhancement and the discovery of the Peniston Protocol for treating PTSD and combating addiction. Documentary and companion book- Writer-Director. Currently in production.
A BREAD CRUMB TRAIL THROUGH THE PBS JUNGLE: The Producer's Survival Guide- Book length investigative report for producers about navigating the public television system, including a structural overview and guidance for production, distribution and contracting.
SOFTFORCE - Immersion Virtual Reality theatrical production; Director, Writer, Systems Integrator. "Academy Awards of Interactive Media" Digital World Multimedia Festival Award winner. Sponsored by Motorola, American Film Institute, Ziff-Davis Publishing. Exploring learning-based synergy between electronic networks and the human brain. Combining innovative interfaces with nature, play and the power of ancient knowledge to accelerate learning and enhance creativity.Natural immersion environments enhanced with transparent technology. Serving museums, LBE's, corporate trainers, creative projects and special event installations.
Museum of Creativity - Guest Curator; designer of original interactive immersion exhibits to explore myth, magic, nature and creativity. Milken Family Foundation.
Cybershaman - Interactive performance with multimedia; Writer, Performer, with skybridge between Aboriginal storytellers in Australia and Native American computer artists in rural Montana. The Performance Space, Sydney, Australia.
Videohenge - 120-screen innovative videowall installation featuring Michael Jordan and André Agassi; Post Production Coordinator and Supervisor of Environmental Music design. Nike Super Show, Dennis E. Moore Productions.
Express Yourself - The Official Website of Charles Wright and the 103rd Street Rhythm Band, a funkster's paradise, complete with MP3 files and streaming RealAudio.
Seed a short film produced by Sorella Productions about
genetically modified foods and Who
Needs Hollywood, a
one hour film by Nina Rota currently in production about John
Dorr, father of EZTV.
PEA COMMUNICATIONS - Partner, Producer
Monuments to Freedom- Arts & Entertainment/ History Channel- Associate Producer; five one-hour segments for A&E's History Channel. Supervised visual story development, research, postproduction and special effects. Hearst-Jaffe Productions.
Trauma Center - Fox Television /20th Century- Segment Producer. Scripted, directed & coordinated stories from field crew through post production. Internationally syndicated 26-part series.
Wavelength - Nationally syndicated TV magazine for teens; Field Producer/Writer of ten shows from Chicago including celebrity interviews and features on House Music, Hip Hop, Naughty by Nature, American Nazis, Second City Comedy, Judy Tenuta, Drug Parks; Chicago Cubs and the Bleacher Bums. Rysher Entertainment.
The Computers, Freedom & Privacy Video Library Project -Co-Producer, Director, 1991-99; 48-part video series for universities, government & business about promise & dangers of the networked world. Sponsors: Apple Computer, ACM, Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Toolkit for Democracy- With Ralph Nader and Inside Edition. Director, Writer. About Term Limits initiative movement throughout U.S.; The Network Project.
Rundgren Speaks--history of the first fully
digital MTV music video created with desktop computer animation
VIDEO & FREELANCE - Producer/
/ Burbank Video -Writer,
Director. Seven 60-minute documentary titles. Cheap and fast docs
on historical themes using miles of public domain footage, for
home video markets somewhere between here and Singapore. Titles
include:The Beatles; The American Cowboy; General Patton; Rommel:
The Desert Fox; Abbot & Costello; The History of Hollywood; The
Homeland; Glasnost Boogie; Capra: The War Years; Hollywood Goes to War- Field Producer, Camera; Aired on Discovery Channel and released theatrically in Europe. Field Producer for co-productions in Russia, Ukraine, Berlin and Washington. Assistant Director for Capra/Hollywood series.
The Vision Quest Wagon Train: Whoever Thought Kids Could Do A Thing Like This? Co-Producer, Camera. PBS national; European distribution. Alternative treatment program for delinquent youth. Nominated for Emmy award.
Twilight Zone: Children & the Law- Director, Co-Producer, Co-Writer. NBC, CBS, ABC affiliates collaborated in simulcast interactive gameshow to encourage family discussion of pressures on kids and provide community understanding of effort to de-institutionalize status offenders. Won national awards and received over 5,000 letters from public.
Revolution; Dangerous Legacy; Forbidden - Co-Producer. Three series developed for Arts & Entertainment and Japanese Television in collaboration with Eastern European filmmakers about last days of the communist regimes, first hours of the new reach for freedom.
The New Candid Camera -NBC Specials; "Make it funny" editing specialist for Allen Funt's action gags.
The Future of American Cable Television - On-Camera Commentator and Resource Consultant for five-hour program by NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation); Multimedia World- Performer and interviewee for 1 hour NHK Special.
Tucson Special- Producer, Writer, Host. Interactive Broadcast Television Magazine with location and studio segments plus live viewer call-in. 8x60/ 8 part series; 60 min. shows;. Federal grant to catalyze multicultural dialogue in Southwest.
Wine: The Science of an Art- Interactive
kiosk. Offline Video Editor. Museum of Science and Industry, Los
Angeles. Palamar Productions.
Investigative Reporting and Print Publication
THE SHAMAN WITHIN: The End of Addiction, the Future of Imagination - BOOK, in press
BREAD CRUMB TRAIL THROUGH THE PBS JUNGLE: The Producer's Survival
Dendrite Forest Books
FreeFall in Cyberspace - Occupied Zones, Australia
Battle of the CyberArtist - High Performance
The Revolution Will Be Broadcast- High Performance
The People vs Dennis Williams: The Case Against Performance Art - High Performance
Parity Bits, Cyberspace Detective -Online Access
Computers, Freedom & Privacy - Online Access
Stone Soup -Video Toaster User
Blueprint for Successful Video: Building the DeskTop Video Studio- AmigaWorld
Postcard From The Homeland: US-USSR Co-Production- Aperture Northwest
The Flying Frenchman- Balloon Life
Logbook: Tucson (5th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival)- Balloon Life
Fighting AIDS at the Front Lines- Tucson Weekly
Secret Identity: Art On Trial - Tucson Weekly
Quantum Mechanics and the Harmonic Convergence (satire)- Arizona Daily Star
The Simple Story of a White Collar Criminal (published as: White Collar Thief)- City Magazine
Wild Pig Stories (published as: Javelina Heaven--Or Hell?)
- City Magazine
Next Door - monthly column on theater, media and culture for Arizona
Cobblestone Electronic Country Club--Contractor, Co-Designer and Manager of interactive cable television system for planned community including upstream-downstream analog-digital house-to-house video conferencing and security sensor networks linked to digital databases for each family's medical and security requirements; Nationally publicized by General Instruments as model for interactive systems design (Arizona).
AMPRO:- National Interactive Teleconference on American Productivity. Co-Producer; Endorsed by joint resolution of United States Congress and implemented as Presidentıs National Conference on Productivity, with National League for Innovation. Multi-node satelite conference with full motion video, audio and data.
Video NightCap-Producer, Co-Writer, Director; Innovative series of broadcast "micromagazines" test-marketed in southwest on all commercial broadcast networks.
Talent Search - Writer, Director. Interactive Videodisc prototype: Used actors in fun, story-based tutorial with customized training tracks to teach Data Base Management System (DBMS) skills. Prototype design for NEC.
Tucson Community Cable Corporation--Contractor; Awarded "Best Access Facility in USA" by NFLCP. Supervised contract engineering group for design and building of seven-channel facility for in-house production and community-wide interactive entertainment events.
Diagnostic Training and Education Center- Consultant
for creation of Video Data Base Management System; Trained staff
and integrated diagnostic video and text medical files into database
for video-conferencing between medical specialist teams designing
treatment programs for handicapped and brain-injured children.
Level Instructor: Pima College/ University of Arizona
DISTRICT VIDEO PRODUCER for four-campus Pima Community College in Arizona, while teaching at PCC and UA. Supervised production of 34 educational award-winning video series in three years and coordinated acclaimed student newsmagazine for cable.
PUBLIC SEMINAR DEVELOPMENT for Tucson Media Coalition;
Developed national seminar formats and workbooks for training
community organizations how to work effectively with broadcast
media to bring new voices and viewpoints into community dialogue.
Created Minority Broadcasting training events and structured production
training for Hispanic, Native American and African American communities
for "new voices, ancient stories" multicultural programming.
AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Enjoy scuba diving & marine ecology; stunt double for underwater film sequences; enjoy horseback riding, dancing, theater, and playing music with friends. Married and in great health; one son. Speak Spanish. Proficient with computer graphics, linear and nonlinear video editing & production systems.