Crocker's Multimedia Background
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|This page was written before Crocker Media Expressions was started and is in desperate need of being updated. Among other significant revisions needed is the fact that I have put Black Cats and Dumbos back into print (2002). I have also produced additional Celebration Videos, including (ironically) a 30th anniversary video for the church in which I am now a member (Bethany Bible Fellowship). I have received a certificate in Multimedia through Wolden Multimedia Institute. There's more, including web stuff, but if I spend much more time with this explanation I might as well make all the changes. Feel free to pester me to get them made. That way I'll know that someone is actually reading this.
Editing (Celebration Videos)
slide shows for projection at two wedding receptions. These were
fast paced shows incorporating more than 200 images each. One
included two brief video segments. Used zooming and panning to
provide movement in otherwise still images. With the Ulead Media
Studio Pro software, was able to precisely time transitions with
beats of the music. Captured the video segments, clipped them
to fit, and added an animated transition between them. Set up
the video projectors and screen, tapped into the DJ's systems
for audio amplification, and ran the finished shows without complications.
Created a video slide
show rehearsing the growth of my eldest son and his bride. Received
raw tape from the paid videographer and edited it down, incorporating
cuts from amateur video as appropriate. The finished work on
SVHS and VHS started with the video slide show and transitioned
into the edited video footage.
Grad Party Videos
slide shows including transitions and special effects to celebrate
the graduation of the high school seniors in our church's youth
group. For this, I received photos from each grad's parents,
scanned, sequenced, added transitions, transferred to videotape
and added musical background.
Part of a team
that assembled and showed a twelve-minute video presentation
recapping the 30 year history of our church. My responsibilities
included working with the photographs. This involved, scanning,
cleanup, compositing, and sequencing into the show with appropriate
transitions and then transfer to video tape (SVHS). I was also
responsible for final editing of the narrator's script and timing
for synchronization with the images on screen.
The Ballad of John
Digitized and modified an old audio tape of a song that my Dad
and Uncle had written after John Glenn's flight in Friendship
7. The tape was that of a rehearsal and had only two cuts. One
had a very bad ending and the other was much too slow. I was able
to copy a portion from earlier in the song and paste it in place
of the bad ending, repeating it several times as it faded out.
Burned a CD of the
results and sent it to Senator Glenn, on behalf of my uncle, just
after his recent return to space. My Uncle received a thank you
letter from the Senator.
CD-ROM: The Novelaires
-- AKA the Crocker Boys
Created an audio CD of the Novelaires quartet of the 1950's/60's.
Used cassette copies of reel-to-reel practice tapes and vinyl
records to digitize. Enhanced and cleaned the files in Sonic Foundry's
Sound Forge to remove noise and adjust sound levels. Arranged
and burned to CD. Created labeling for the CD and its jewel case.
(This CD includes the song mentioned above.)
series of interviews with my uncle about the Novelaires, a popular
barbershop quartet in which he and my dad sang during the 1950s
& early 1960s. Transcribed and edited the tapes into an article
for Southern Oregon Heritage, 1997 (The Magazine of the
Southern Oregon Historical Society).
Cats and Dumbos: WWII's Fighting PBYs
Assisted my father with the preparation of his book about the
PBY Catalina in World War II. Prepared all its photographs by
making inter-negatives and prints for use by the publisher (TAB
As a junior high teacher
in a private elementary school I was assigned the responsibility
for the yearbook. Performed most of the photography of sports
and school activities, including darkroom work.
more than 200 weddings professionally.