[AiRV] Dr. Sheldon Johnson | Master and Mentor

 

Join us as we kick off a new series entitled Arts in the Roanoke Valley (AiRV) 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

Trucker’s Hitch – Best Knot in the GARDEN (in the WORLD)

How to tie any line against itself tightly with the Trucker’s Hitch slipknot. Whether tying down a roof load, bow/stern lines for canoes and kayaks, securing rain shrouds on pallets of material or even simple raised bed layout string – the Trucker’s Hitch is your friend when it comes to cinching a tight fit with a single line.

Here’s how to do it..

 

Master this knot and your tie-down troubles are over. Thanks for visiting. Hope you find it helpful.

Questions? Leave them in the comments or drop me a line at marksmorrow@gmail.com.

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