Friday, August 25, 2006

IT'S A BOY!!!!?

Kamala, Kai and I are happy and excited to announce the arrival of our SON?!?! Ultrasound folks told our midwives it was a girl so we were "all helmets are GO!" for a baby girl. We were prepared to announce the arrival of Lola Sue Todd-Darrell but he tricked us all. We have no names for the little guy in mind as of yet and we have 30 days to find him a good one. When we were expecting a girl, we asked Kai for suggestions and his two choices were "Sponge Bob Idiot Pants" and "Muscleman." We laughed and said not very appropriate for a little girl. I guess we could now consider these really cool names. Thanks to Kai's grandma Loretta (Kookum) for helping prepare our home for the big event and to Kevin for looking after Kai and being a good friend during this event.

Kamala's water broke this morning at 8am but mild contractions didn't occur until about 3 o'clock. The contractions went into overdrive and by 4:45ish we called the midwife and told her to get over. She arrived at 5:30 and told Kamala to get into the pool (we inflated a kid's pool in our living room). She inspected her and found that she was fully dilated and could deliver any time. Kamala went into PRIMAL GIRL 3000 and pushed the sweet little guy out at 5:54.

He was a whopper! 10 pounds 2 ounces. 60 cm (23 inches) in length and BLUE. The midwives (Tracy and Linda) were stellar. Because of the speed and intensity of the labour, the boy found himself in a situation where the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. Tracy handled the situation perfectly and he is perfect. He was brought up onto Kamala's chest and we welcomed our girl. Moments later we saw the goods. He has a good strong latch and he and Kamala are doing really well.


minutes old - getting pinker

the boys

first latch!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


A while back Greg Richardson and I were asked to provide a small informal seminar to the employees of Mainframe Ent. about the role of editors and editing in the studio. We promptly went to work and created this industrial video.

click Greg for Quicktime (08:36 - 18.3 mb)

Friday, August 18, 2006


So there I was, eastbound on Broadway, stopped at a light on Burrard. I was sitting there grooving to an excellent song Toxic by Brittany Spears when suddenly, across the road I saw it! A ZOMBIE about to attack an unsuspecting pedestrian. In an adrenaline induced panic, I frantically got out my camera to film it but the light had just changed and the cars behind me were as unforgiving as zombies can be. I was just barely able to get any footage at all. Below is the unedited footage. ACHTUNG! Not for the squeamish!!!!

click image for quicktime (00:05 - 136 kb)

I sent the footage to the Scientist Dept. at Capilano College for further analysis. They took about a week to break the footage down and have it properly analyzed. Their results are startling to say the least!
click image for quicktime (00:22 - 604 kb)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Just finished editing a music video for Red1 (Vancouver hip-hop artist from The Rascalz). It's a HUGE battle between break-dancers and Krumpers! Who will be victorious? Watch the video and with your votes (comments) we'll all see just who wins this WAR! Please note the main difference between the two dance gangs. The break dancers seem to slide their spare quarters to keep their clothes clean whereas the krumpers drop mad quarters to keep their high scores...Whose side are youse on?!
click on image for video (03:40 - 8 mb)