I Love Cliff Swallows!

What started out as curiosity about why the swallows no longer returned to Mission San Juan Capistrano ended up launching my video production company.

Here’s the full 30 minute documentary.

I also cut three video montages set to Sajama’s music tracks. Just cliff swallows and music.  Welcome Home, Raising a Family, and The Season.

My “Swallows of Capistrano” page contains more information about the project and the swallows

And there is an “All About Cliff Swallows” that links to a downloadable pdf.

Love these little guys!!!




Watch “Wild Dogs” – The Mayors of Idyllwild

This project was so much fun! I started with the Mayors’ iPhone videos and put together a little 9 minute movie honoring them on their first birthday.

The premiered at the Mayors’ first birthday party on Saturday, June 7 at the Idyllwild Nature Center! What fun!

Go to the Mayor Max page to see the Welcome Mayor Max slideshow that premiered at the puppy shower in 2013. What a difference a year makes!

New Website!

SCP-LOGO-BLACK-BGAfter doing so many websites for others, it was time for me to update my Swallow Creek Productions website!

Switching from iWeb to WordPress is the way to go, so here it is in the Twenty Fourteen theme, modified a bunch. And a successful workaround for an image “outdent” bug.

My challenge is to go back to all my videos, designed for delivery on SD TV (interlaced 720×480), and massage them to HD progressive format and then compress for YouTube delivery. Whew! (YouTube has only been around since 2006. Who knew that we would be at HD – 1080p progressive – in less than 10 years!) Still not 1080p, but better!