The Tarot Connection

12:28 pm August 6th, 2011





Episode 106: (Video) Modifying Tarot Decks

7:46 am August 6th, 2011

That came together faster than expected, 18 hour from first record button to upload. (and I worked an 8 hour day and slept some). I’m still trying to figure out if I want to make this part of the iTunes stream and what resolution to release it out.

You can visit my new YouTube channel by clicking the logo below.

Supply List:

  • 12″ Portable Paper Trimmer by Fiskars – These are available every where. I also have the 9″ which is annoyingly small if you want to trim an 8×11 page.
  • 1/8″ radius Corner Rounding tool from Oregon Lamination
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Elmer’s Painters Gold Metallic Pen [Edges]
  • Sakura Pen-Touch 1.0 mm in Gold and Silver [Writing on Cards]
  • Acrylic Paint (Liquitex Basics Acrylics in Gold and Silver, Liquitex Iridescent Medium) [Decoration]
This is what I’m trying out for distribution of Video, HD for YouTube and you can subscribe to the channel. And a lower res for mobile devices on the iTunes feed. Love to hear your thoughts on this and to see your decks if you modify them.

First Video Coming Soon

6:47 pm August 5th, 2011


I honestly didn’t know how I was going to overcome the inertia. I have 3 audio podcasts that need to be edited. That part became drudgery, I had played around with the idea of doing something live, like Blogtalk, but couldn’t stand the quality down grade, they release lower quality mp3′s than I like and everything sounds better edited.

When I started up the Tarot Connection, distribution Mp3 was a big deal. Not everyone could get them, I even had people wanted me to accommodate dial-up internet at the time.  Times have changed!When I thought about video I felt the same thrill of adventure that I felt six years ago when I released my first podcast. What a welcome feeling and a long time coming. Last time I looked at non-tape camcorders there were only two on the market and they didn’t look very good.  Times have changed!!!!!!

To chase the thrill, I bought a rocking VIXIA HF M32 Camcorder, which arrived Tuesday. On Friday, I set it up and tried recording for the first time. I went with modifying tarot decks to start with, not because its ground breaking, the last time I blogged about it was 2007, but because I think there was something to be shown visually and I needed to face the learning curve of recording, processing, mixing, and uploading.

I hope you enjoy the first video and plan on making more and am excited to look at other mixed media presentations.

Oh, and I appreciate sound editing much more right now.