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VIDEO: So, what CAN you do with a bag of carrots in rural West Virginia?
NOTES: This video was featured in the 2016 national 100-Second Festival, showcasing short films and videos from around the world and was screened in Somerville, MA., at an Exhibition of International Super Short Films.
SOUNDTRACK: An excerpt of  “Centerall” by Lucas the Flow, featuring N8. Check out the full version at soundcloud.com/the-flow

VIDEO: An ornamental operation
NOTES: At The Bear Wood Company, they specialize in hand-hewn wooden images in the shape of  West Virginia, often made from reclaimed wood. Three years ago, they began making ornaments in the shape of the state. They sold a few dozen. Now, they sell thousands.
LENGTH: 59 seconds

VIDEO: A “100 Seconds” installment that shows how to put up a Christmas tree in 100 seconds flat.
NOTES: Part of the mission of the “100 Seconds” video series is to showcase videos shot using only smartphones to showcase  “lo-fi media” capabilities. (Not that smartphones are all that lo-fi, these days, as they pack more computing power than the NASA computer that landed Neil Armstrong on the moon.)

 

VIDEO: Bill takes on the West Virginia Symphony
NOTES: Charleston Gazette-Mail staffer Bill Lynch takes on a new challenge for his “One Month at a Time” series, preparing to perform with the West Virginia Symphony. Only one problem: he’d not played an instrument since he was 15 years old. He’s a lot older than that now.

VIDEO: Bill gets ready for stand-up
NOTES: Each month, Bill Lynch tries something new for his “One Month at a Time” series for the Charleston Gazette-Mail.  For June 2017, he was schooling (and steeling) himself for a 5-minute stand-up comedy routine. Go for the goat joke, a colleague suggests.
LENGTH: 1 min 36 sec

VIDEO: Who makes the art?
NOTES: This was a promotional video for Third Eye Cabaret, a listening room performance space I founded in Charleston, W.Va. The current incarnation of the Cabaret takes place at The Fireside Lounge above the Little India restaurant on the West Side of Charleston, W.Va.
SOUNDTRACK: Vocals by Kathleen Coffee from a late-night jam at The Room Upstairs in Princeton, W.Va.
LENGTH: 1 min 10 sec