Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

VIDEO: Scenes from the Star Wars Celebration floor (4/24/2017) Droids, cosplay and LEGO creations were everywhere at Star Wars Celebration, April 13-16, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.

Star Wars Rebels’ Vanessa Marshall and Dave Filoni on Hera’s journey, Rogue One and general issues

(5/6/2017) Vanessa Marshall describes discovering her Star Wars Rebels character Hera Syndulla was name-checked on the big screen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Rex returns in Star Wars Rebels Season 4: ‘Now he can be something greater’

(5/6/2017) “Rex is like, in a very real way, the common man, the common soldier.”

Star Wars Rebels: Thrawn triumphant going into Season 4

(5/6/2017) Grand Admiral Thrawn stands to be more dangerous than ever in Star Wars Rebels’ fourth and final season.

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Award-winning videos from 2016

A video I shot and co-produced with Pueblo Chieftain reporter Peter Roper won second place in the multimedia category of the annual Better Newspaper Contest at the 2017 Colorado Press Association convention. “Remembering Hiroshima’s Empty Streets” featured World War II U.S. Army veteran Bruce Elson recounting his experiences in the Japanese city of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb explosion that helped end the war. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere CC.

I also edited “Columbus Day: Pride & protest in Pueblo,” which won second place in the breaking news video category and was shot by reporter Jon Pompia. The video was edited in iMovie for Mac.

I’m also proud to add that The Pueblo Chieftain was named Best Website-Daily in its category!

Next stop: wherever you say …

What can we in the print sphere learn from public radio’s ‘internet’ moment?

Recently it was fascinating — and, I’ll admit, a bit entertaining — to watch public radio news insiders publicly struggling over the same digital media dilemmas those of us in the newspaper industry have faced for so long. Continue reading “Next stop: wherever you say …”

STAR POWER: Fanatics make midnight run for ‘Phantom’ toys

The Tribune

Sunday morning, Dan and April Wendt and their two sons were at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, braving wet and windy 30-degree weather to feel the Force at the Star Wars Celebration.

By that night, they had joined about 300 other fans of George Lucas’ saga in line at Toys “R” Us at 1617 W. Southern Ave. in Mesa, hoping to be among the first in the Valley to get their hands on the new line of toys based on ‘Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.’

“I want figures,” Dan Wendt said. “Figures, ships, Legos. Anything I can find.”

He wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading STAR POWER: Fanatics make midnight run for ‘Phantom’ toys