[AiRV Podcast] Mike Maycock

Roanoke area musician and guitar instructor, Mike Maycock joins me for a chat on his background and other random topics. A genuinely kind and laid-back guy, Mike and I go back many years. It’s a pleasure to share his skills and insights.

A seasoned veteran of the southwest Virginia band circuit, Mike has been directly affiliated with many bands including Presence, Blind Decadence, Full Tilt, Deja Voodoo, Nice Day for Something, Stone Groove, Laughing Sam’s Dice, Stickman, The Thrillbillyz, The Thomas Wilson Orchestra, The Mike Mitchell Band, Monkey Fuzz, Runaway Jones, The Jambusters, The Scrooge band and indirectly with the Lazy Man Dub Band.

In addition to his long-time teaching position as a guitar instructor with Kelley’s Music in Roanoke, Virginia, Mike holds a B.S. in Business & Economics and MBA degrees from Radford University and works by day with Goodwill Industries of Valleys. He resides with his wife and family in the Grandin area of Roanoke Valley.

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3M Headlight Restoration – 2001 Acura MDX

Restore your headlights to like-new condition in a few simple steps:

Step 1 – 500 Grain – Wet sand the old, yellow and hazy clear coat away
Step 2 – 800 Grain – Smooth out the 500 grain pattern
Step 3 – 3000 Grain – Smooth away the 800 grain pattern
Step 4 – Rubbing Compound – Polish all remaining sanding marks clean
Step 5 – Seal with a few layers of clear coat or wax polish

Say goodbye to the dingy yellow haze, enjoy a like-new finish.

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Questions or comments? Will do my best to help.

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Dr. Sheldon Johnson | Saxophone Intensive (SMI)

Kicking-off a new series entitled Arts in the Roanoke Valley (AiRV), join us for a glimpse into the lives and inspiration of everyday folks like you and me, people whose stories are yet to be told. The passion and high standard of professional saxophonist and Radford University instructor Dr. Sheldon Johnson is certainly no exception, and his outstanding effort in developing the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s Saxophone Intensive program with the annual RSO Summer Music Institute.

Mr. Johnson is currently the saxophone instructor at Radford University in Radford, Virginia, having previously taught at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University, a Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. His saxophone teachers include David Jacobsen, Frederick L. Hemke, John Sampen, Bryson Borgstedt, and Clifford Leaman. Read more

Next Level Video – DJI OSMO Accessory Review

If you’re interested in adding smooth motion, cinematic video production to your skill set, the newly-released DJI Osmo is a must-have piece for the gear bag. As excellent as this tool is for FPV and interview work, adding a few key accessories can help take your creative vision to the next level.

In this tutorial, we’ll jump in and take a hands-on look at a couple of game-changing add-ons.

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Bringing Still Images to Life with Stop-Motion

Over the winter break this year, the kids and I were looking for a fun creative project that we could work on indoors together through the colder months. After a little thought, we decided to enlist a few Lego figures and start working on a small stop-motion video project.

Several days, hundreds of frames and zillions of tedious movements later, we found ourselves with a few minutes of final footage..

Personal projects are an excellent way to stretch and develop useful skills we might never acquire in the normal shooting routine. Read more