Humblebrag

After my last post mentioned the existence of the Iowa Interstate Historical and Modeling Society, lovingly referred to as the IAIS Cosa Nostra, I received the following note. So if Joe A. is The Godfather, who are you? Answer... Joey Zasa. You know, the arrogant and flamboyant capo played by Joe Mantegna, and probably the … Continue reading Humblebrag

Behind the Lens

"If you want a happy ending, that depends ... on where you stop your story." -Orson Welles- With the conclusion of The Hills Line with James McNab on Kalmbach Media's Model Railroader Video Plus, I thought it might be of interest to learn some of the backstory behind the show, and how I went about … Continue reading Behind the Lens

Finding Focus

With the annus horribilis that was 2020 done, I'm hopeful that 2021 will be just a little bit better for everyone. As far as The Hills Line is concerned, the start of a new year gives me opportunity to define my goals for the layout over the next 365 days. Producing The Hills Line with … Continue reading Finding Focus

Persistence of Vision

"To make a film is easy; to make a good film is war. To make a very good film is a miracle." –Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu If you haven't figured it out by my less than subtle demeanor, I make my living as a video producer and editor. For the past 20 years I've created newscasts, … Continue reading Persistence of Vision