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Paul was asked if he could possibly video some opening words (2 minutes or less) for a permaculture convergence in a far away land.

We talked about it around the table and Paul started thinking, "hey, you know what would be cool?"

His idea is a trailer, or a fun and funky highlight reel of his 72 bricks to build a better world presentation that was the keynote for the S. California Permaculture Convergence. You see, Paul abhors the idea of saying something akin to "<imagine Paul doing a nasal, annoying hippie voice here> you should support permaculture because permaculture is awesome." He would much rather share more tangible knowledge. So he's thinking that not only would this trailer be perfect for the far away land request, but it could be very useful for other things, too (stacking functions).

Paul thought that Bart would be the perfect editor for the job, but Bart is on an intercontinental trip right now and the convergence is coming up very soon. Paul imagined how Bart would zoom through each of the 72 bricks, with fun music, and the cartoon puppet-like images, making what could be a boring montage, something zippy and fun. (Bart's videos for the latest two kickstarters are excellent examples: wood stoves 2.0 and the world domination gardening.)

So we are now wondering if there might be another talented video editor who might want to do something like this in the next two weeks. Here is the 72 bricks presentation:

 
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My note to bart:

The idea is to take my keynote and clip out the 72 bricks to be just the parts where I name the 72 things. And then speed it it up (while making sure the actual words are on there). Add in the paul puppet. We can take some pictures of me doing different dance moves with my giant purple hat. Add in lots of fast, fun music. Add in lots of clown stuff (you). At the very end I say "I'm not wearing pants!" (and a message can point to me and say "overalls").



One of the guys suggested that my puppet should have a cape and fly at some point.

So - a lot of crazy thoughts. But who knows, it could turn into something cool?



Then we got the info that the event would start before Bart got back to his computer.
 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
So we are now wondering if there might be another talented video editor w is on an intercontinental trip right now and the convergence is coming up very soon. Paul imagined how Bart would zoom through each of the 72 bricks, with fun music, and the cartoon puppet-like images...



I might take a crack at this but not starting till Monday.
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I have some pictures that I took from Sepp's place. (and some video, which I was told is looked down upon)
 
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Daniel Kern wrote:I have some pictures that I took from Sepp's place. (and some video, which I was told is looked down upon)



Upload them to threads all over permies! Let's see them now!

 
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Chad Sentman sent me something and it looks like a beginning! We're shooting some emails back and forth over the weekend.

Will Fisher sent something this morning that has some cool ideas too!

Will, can I put you in touch with Chad?

Also, anybody have the contact info for the formidable vegetable folks?


 
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I did 12 bricks in 1:19.
More like a quick zip thru pp than a zip thru with you talking. It's about as fast as it can go and make sense. The music is just a place holder but I think like what you're looking for.

Let me know how I should send it if you're interested. It's 16 mgs.
 
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Off topic from the trailer, but I recently implemented brick 16, which was a pretty funny story in itself, but I'm happy to report it worked like a charm. If you want to hear the story, read on, otherwise, just know that it works, and it's awesome.

So a bit of backstory: Many of the things that I try to experiment with end up getting tampered with or destroyed by my landlord's daughters. Maybe they are just curious, I don't know. For example, once I tried to install something like a Hugelkultur bed in my small front yard. Instead of building upward, I dug a small trench and buried wood inside. Within a day or so of finishing the bed and planting seeds, I come home one day, and the entire area has been removed and paved over with sand, for no apparent reason.

Well anyway, I wanted to try this chicken feeder technique ever since I first saw this video, and especially since I got my first chickens in April of this year, I had it in the back of my mind to try it. So I built the bucket, threw in some straw and added some small amount of meat to attract flies. Sure enough, within a week, somebody had dumped it out. I tried to explain what I was trying to do, but shortly after, the landlord confronted me saying, "My daughter told me you're trying to raise FLIES?!" and I said, "No, I'm not currently. I WAS trying something, but it was actually a fly trap, to REDUCE the floy population. Anyway, someone threw it out, so you've got nothing to get upset about." So that was the end of it. However, I left the bucket hanging so the novelty of it would wear off and people would stop investigating. This was probably in July, maybe August.

More recently, I was walking across the parking lot of one of my corporate clients, and I just happened across a dead rabbit. I had this strange moment where I just KNEW I had to take it with me. So I bagged it up, ended up having to carry it with me to a couple different meetings, and when I came home, I stealthily put it in the bucket and put the lid back on.

After a few days, I didn't notice any changes, but I covered it with a bit of straw and left the lid off for a few hours while I was home alone, then I put the lid back on and left it alone.

A couple days later, there was a faint whiff of something foul, not too incredibly strong, but noticeable depending on where you were standing and which direction the wind was blowing. I'd give it a repulsion factor of 2. I thought I probably just needed more straw. However, before I could add any, my landlord came again and said, "I think something died in the front yard. I didn't let on that I knew what it was, but I asked him if he thought that whatever it was would attract predators that might harm the chickens, and he said he didn't know but that probably it would be taken care of by maggots.

So I walked away thinking, "Busted. Experiment failed. Smell is too strong, and attracts unwanted attention from the neighbors." And I started making plans to dump the bucket into the compost heap and forget it.

The next day, I went out to do just that, and there was no smell at all. Then I grabbed the bucket and it was incredibly light, not nearly as heavy as the rabbit had been. I took off the lid, and….no rabbit.

Panic. Who found the rabbit, and when is the shoe going to drop? I casually asked my wife, "Did you do anything with the bucket in with the chickens?" "No, I have no idea."

So I went back to the bucket and then I noticed it: a huge crater scratched up directly underneath the bucket. I figured out that the rabbit hadn't been taken out, just transformed. I got a box, dumped the bucket inside, and my chickens ate happily ever after.
 
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This is some of the raw material from the Renaturing workshop in Austria. More to come.
 
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Any update on this?

It looks like I might be meeting up with a few of the organisers on Friday. My hermit status is fading...
 
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