Tag Archives: Videos

Video About Controlled Burns

This is a nice (short) educational video, which apparently made it to TV news in Florida. The source is the Wonderopolis Blog, which is a fun blog to poke around: Are All Forest Fires Bad?.

Controlled Burn from Mark Leeps on Vimeo.

PBS airs “After Newtown” series

These are mountain time listings for Albuquerque. You can find more information on the series at PBS, here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/after-newtown/. A couple of the full-episode videos are available online already, as well.

Received via e-mail:

KNME-TV (PBS) in response to the tragic shootings in Connecticut is broadcastings a series of special programs the week of February 18-22 Channel, day and time below:

Guns in America

Tuesday 2/19 8 p.m.

Frontline: Raising Adam Lanza

Tuesday  2/19  9 p.m.

Nova:  Mind of a Rampage Killer

Wednesday, 2/20  8 p.m.

The Path to Violence

Wednesday, 2/20  9 p.m.

Saturday,  2/23  7 p.m.

Best Train Safety Video Ever

Oh, you crazy Aussies. Metro Trains posted this adorable rail safety video. I hope the safety reminder sticks in your head as well as the images of the litte creatures. Thanks for the ear worm.

Catchy tunes are great but if you want to learn more about rail safety, here are some tips from Operation Lifesaver:

  1. Freight trains don’t travel at fixed times, and schedules for passenger trains change. Always expect a train at each highway-rail intersection.
  2. All train tracks are private property. Never walk on tracks; it’s illegal trespass and highly dangerous. By the time a locomotive engineer sees a trespasser or vehicle on the tracks it’s too late. It takes the average freight train traveling at 55 mph more than a mile—the length of 18 football fields—to stop. Trains cannot stop quickly enough to avoid a collision.
  3. The average locomotive weighs about 400,000 pounds or 200 tons; it can weigh up to 6,000 tons. This makes the weight ratio of a car to a train proportional to that of a soda can to a car. We all know what happens to a soda can hit by a car.
  4. Trains have the right of way 100% of the time over emergency vehicles, cars, the police and pedestrians.
  5. A train can extend three feet or more beyond the steel rail, putting the safety zone for pedestrians well beyond the three foot mark. If there are rails on the railroad ties always assume the track is in use, even if there are weeds or the track looks unused.
  6. Trains can move in either direction at any time. Sometimes their cars are pushed by locomotives instead of being pulled, which is especially true in commuter and light rail passenger service.
  7. Today’s trains are quieter than ever, producing no telltale “clackety-clack.” Any approaching train is always closer, moving faster, than you think.
  8. Remember to cross train tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings, and obey all warning signs and signals posted there.
  9. Stay alert around railroad tracks. No texting, headphones or other distractions that would prevent you from hearing an approaching train; never mix rails and recreation.

Other valuable consumer resources include:

Shootout at the NM Corral

Wyatt Earp and Friends

…and the fun never ends at The Legal Tender in Lamy, NM. When we last left our indefatigable heroes, they were debuting a Clay Walker video in the dance hall, to the delight of the regular Thursday crowd (and a few others, I’m sure).

This week, Thadd organized a reenactment of the Shootout at the OK Corral, out in front of the restaurant. Please excuse the mini van in the background; the transformer building; and the Southwest Chief Amtrak line that appears in the background of some the stills. It was still a superb performance, by actors with heart! We may yet manage to edit the video to a more polished version but we decided sharing sooner was the social and neighborly thing to do.

You can see the rest of the stills by visiting The Red Elm on Google Plus here: OK Corral Reenactment.

Here’s the raw version of the shootout:

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Clay Walker shoots video in Lamy and Madrid, NM

Those of you who have worked virtual ops with me this summer know that one of my guilty pleasures is heading out for a couple of hours for a nice dinner and some great music by Buffalo Nickel at The Legal Tender in Lamy.

If you haven’t been to The Legal Tender, it’s really quite the piece of history. It’s the original hotel by the rail station, that has reincarnated into a railroad museum, restaurant, and a charity bookstore (though, as much of a biblioholic as I am, I’ve yet to figure out where the store is). With the exception of the kitchen staff, everyone who works there is a volunteer, though, they do get tips – so be generous when you go, please. They are awesome folks. Every Thursday night, Tina Carr, who owns Eldorado Country Pet, teaches either two-step, waltz, or line dancing.

Another cool thing that happens is the occasional historical reenactment. I’m pretty sure many of these are reenactments of things that didn’t happen there but call me on it if I’m wrong. For instance, the Pony Express didn’t go through New Mexico, to my knowledge. Wild Bill Hickok was shot in a saloon in Deadwood, not Lamy. That said, it’s entertaining to have folks do stuff like that. But, Mar, what about Clay Walker? I’m getting there.

Wild Bill Hickok in Lamy

So, the Wild Bill shooting happened a couple of months ago. That there dude with the big mustache is Wild Bill, played by Thadd Turner. Thadd, who had the terrible misfortune of getting shot in the head just moments later, is also the Producer and Co-Founder of Turnstone Entertainment in Santa Fe and he directed and produced Clay Walker’s Jesse James video. Betcha ya thought I’d never get there, huh?

Last night, after awesome music and the waltz lessons for the night, Brian McLane fired up a laptop and projector and Thadd showed us the new video, as well as a making-of video that he had produced. It was a real treat to see the Lamy Church used in the video and the insides of the Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid. If you can’t place Madrid, it’s also where Wild Hogs was filmed. I’ll leave any value judgements to you on that event. It is also the case that Thadd, once again, got shot to death.  He seems to do that a lot. I’m not sure if that means that secretly he’s a zombie or something. I guess we’ll wait for Halloween to see what he does.

So, without further adieu, here are the videos. Enjoy but remember you can buy the song on iTunes too!  http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jesse-james/id371231120?i=371231161

Clay Walker – “Jesse James” (Official Video)

Clay Walker – Behind The Scenes – Jesse James Video Shoot

BBC Nature – ‘Criminal’ penguin caught on film

The soundtrack and narration are really kind of cute here.

A “criminal” stone-stealing Adelie penguin has been captured on camera by a BBC film crew.

The team, filming for the documentary Frozen Planet, spent four months with the penguin colony on Ross Island, Antarctica.

The footage they captured shows a male penguin stealing stones from its neighbour’s nest.

Read the accompanying article at bbc.co.uk

A lesson in physics: Schrödinger’s Cat via @sciencebase #MeowMonday

Hope your work day is better for you than it was for this little guy

The Daily Show on how brick and mortar bookstores can compete with the internet

via TechCrunch

Behind the Glass – An Intro to Lenses #photography

Behind the Glass Part 1: An Intro to Lenses from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo.