[Noisebridge-discuss] Beyond Productions - looking for DIY types

jim jim at systemateka.com
Thu Jan 20 09:46:06 PST 2011



Hi, 
   I'm interested: I've got a lot of teaching experience 
and was successful in making the lectures fun (classes 
were full, the school, now defunct, liked me and brought 
prospective students into my classes). I've done talks 
for technical groups, even a short stint on television 
many years ago. 
   My skill areas include electronics as well as computer 
system administration and programming. In previous lives 
I've worked as an electrician as well as a house painter. 
   I believe my experience is both technical as well as 
practical, and my presentations are clear, generally in 
simple terms, accurate, and entertaining. 
   Let's get together face to face to see if I've got 
what you need, possibly as a partner for others who have 
developed projects and can use a foil. I can come to you, 
my schedule is pretty flexible these days. I'm at 
Noisebridge (2169 Mission Street in SF) for technical 
study groups and gatherings that you're welcome to 
attend (Tuesdays and Fridays from a little after noon 
to 6 PM as well as Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 PM). 
jim stockford 
415 823 4590 my cellphone, call anytime 



On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 12:05 -0500, Julie Haire wrote:
> Hi all,
> I work for the TV production company that makes MythBusters on Discovery
> Channel. We are always looking for new ³experts² to appear on camera for
> other shows that might be in the works (not for MythBusters, since they¹re
> all set). We¹re specifically looking for
> artists/engineers/designers/hackers/scientists/DIY types that basically:
> build projects, can explain things in a simple, engaging way, and have good
> personalities. 
> 
> If you or anyone you know is interested, we would love for people to send a
> 1-2 minute video clip to us. This could be an explanation of their favorite
> projects, a quick step-by-step of something they¹ve built, a tour of their
> studio/workspace, etc. It doesn¹t have to be formal or professional. (Also
> if people work as part of a duo with someone else, that¹s great too.)
> 
> A few people have asked for more specifics. Unfortunately I can¹t really
> give them as it¹s all under the big umbrella of ³development.² I guess I
> could say what works in TV (obviously) is personality, someone who is at
> ease in front of the camera, knowledgeable, quirky, fun, and of course funny
> is great. For the videos, the more creative the better ‹ i.e., what can you
> do with regular objects? When have you used your resourcefulness and
> creativity to solve problems?
> 
> Thanks!
> Julie



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