Give Heart Cells A Beat Exhibit

Woman Using Heart Cells Machine in Exploratorium Exhibit

We spend a lot of time in research labs, which is great fun, but we often don’t see the results of that work in the real world. When our friends at Gladstone Institutes called about producing a video for the Give Heart Cells A Beat exhibit at the Exploratorium, a San Francisco landmark, that changed. […]

Mapping Creativity

I’ve always loved maps. Anytime a book has a map I spend hours pouring over it, imagining the world that is represented from that idealized bird’s eye view, seeing relationships between places that enhance and deepen my understanding of the story being told. When I travel I always study maps of the place I’m visiting […]

The Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo Was Different This Year…VERY Different

Mixed Bag Media has been producing promotional videos for Georgia Tech’s Capstone Design Expo for nearly a decade, and we’ve always loved the energy, excitement and enthusiasm of student teams coming together from across campus, new ideas in the air, and the promise of groundbreaking technology. This year Amit Jariwala, the Director of Design & […]

The Case of the Russian Book Trailer

Lenin Promised Bread, Land and Peace

When I first started at Mixed Bag Media I had just spent over 15 years in the world of animation and motion graphics (“Broadcast Design,” as it was known in the 90s and early 2000s). The world of documentary-style promo production was new to me, and while it was exciting to learn about a new […]

Earth Day at 50: Everything’s Different – Nothing’s Changed

Mixed Bag Media / Stay Curious: Earth Day @ 50

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day I put together this short video, and it got me to thinking about the many differences between 1970 and today. In many ways things are better now – the tolerance for trash and other environmental degradation is so much lower than it was (I remember a […]

When The Sex Pistols Came to Town, Part 1: Atlanta

On January 5th 1978 the Sex Pistols played their first show in the US, in Atlanta. And on Jan 14th they played their last show at San Francisco, California’s Winterland Ballroom. It just so happens that the first and last shows of that brief and meteoric tour are the two locations of Mixed Bag Media, […]

The Mixed Bag Media Mind

Every morning around 9:00am I sit down at my computer and type something along the lines of “Howdy!” or “Morning!” into the standing Gchat window that connects me to a person living three time zones away. It’s not long before a reply pops up in my window, and with that the workday begins in earnest. […]

Curiosity Does Not Necessarily Lead to the Death of Felines

I love to learn new things – you could even say that I’m a naturally curious person (if you’re given to making those kinds of statements). And believe me when I tell you, that trait comes in handy as a video producer, especially making the kinds of videos we make at Mixed Bag Media. Curiosity […]

Total Eclipse at the Guidestones

As the first total solar eclipse to be seen coast to coast in the U.S. since 1918 approached, I was excited to learn that the “Great American Eclipse” path of totality would be within driving distance of Atlanta. Talk about an opportunity to produce a cool video – this was it! But where to go? […]

The DR is in the House

Life in the Digital Revolution It is the medium that shapes and controls the scale and form of human association and action. The “message” of any medium or technology is the change of scale or pace or pattern that it introduces into human affairs. – Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media (1964)   In my lifetime there […]