Easter Birds

On Easter morning (March 31, 2013) my wife and I were enjoying breakfast when we noticed a couple of birds hanging out in a small pine tree just outside the dining room window. This is about a minute’s worth of video I assembled, including a couple of shots today of the birds building their nest. Focus and aperture were better last week. I don’t know what kind of birds they are, either. I’m assuming that the more colorful of the two is the male.


Teaching ESL

I’ve recently started teaching ESL to Spanish-speaking seniors participating in Foster Grandparent program sponsored by Providence’s Federal Hill House (well-known community/social service organization).  I’m having blast doing it.  I’ll take a couple of photos and post later this evening.

End of April, 2012

Today is the last day of April.  April was good, but I’m looking forward to the rest of the year.

I haven’t posted in a while, but feel inspired today.  I’m posting today for a couple of reasons: 1) As an example for my friends on the McHi Class of  ’71  Yahoo mailing list and 2) I’m preparing for a training session this evening at the Pleasant View Elementary School in Providence.  I will be delivering the first of four Digital Literacy modules to parents of school children.  I’ll be doing the same tomorrow evening at a local charter school (Times Squared Academy).

Mr. Rhody Video

For the past several months, I’ve been trying to develop a portfolio to demonstrate my evolving video production capabilities.  I’ve uploaded numerous videos to YouTube.  One of my favorites is Mr. Rhody.  I shot it on the spur of the moment, so it’s a little rough.  Last October, I attended Homecoming festivities at Rhode Island College, in Providence.  I didn’t realize that Charlie Hall’s Ocean State Follies would be performing that day. The Ocean State Follies performed several skits that poke fun of Rhode Island — it’s people, culture and local politics. Charlie Hall saw that I had a camera in my hands (my Canon T3i) and asked if I would capture their live performance.  So I did.  My favorite is Mr. Rhody, which pokes fun of the local dialect (Cranston Rhode Island-ese, in particular).  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

My Training Side

Okay… gotta get posting… this is a tough week.  I’m working on a training project.  I’ve been a technical/applications trainer for many years — it’s what pays the bills.  This week I’ve been getting trained myself on a web-based application that is being rolled out to a New England state agency. Continue reading

Ramon’s First Post

Hello and welcome to the Small Time Video website.  My name is Ramon and this is my first post. Expect to see many changes in the “look & feel” of the website over time as I learn more about WordPress. The intent of  this site is to showcase my web videos and offer my services as a web video producer. My immediate next step is to map my registered domain ( I have already posted many of my videos on Vimeo ( and YouTube ( and I continue to build my portfolio.