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Growing Up Tyler

  Unreturned Love Hurts When You’re Only 12-Years-Old   **Award-Winning Short VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget. However much you wanted someone to want you, there was nothing you could do to make it happen. Whatever you did for them, whatever you gave [...]

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

  Putting a Short Life Into Perspective   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s an incredible reminder of how short life really is. Camille Marotte’s video offers a seamless interplay of beautiful images shot in locations such as Morocco, India, Senegal, and Vietnam, while narrator Tom O’Bedlam reads When Tomorrow Starts Without Me, a poem believed [...]

I Can See Clearly Now…

  …The Rain Is Gone:    Johnny and Jimmy’s Versions   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     1972 was a good year for Texas singer/songwriter Johnny Nash. Nash, who recorded Reggae-influenced music, had gone to Jamaica and recorded his song Hold Me Tight and a cover of Sam Cooke’s Cupid with a [...]

Genesis

  The Creation of Life   A Short and Stellar Award-Winning Sci-Fi Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Dawn of light lying between a silence and sold sources, Chased amid fusions of wonder in moments hardly seen forgotten Colored in pastures of chance dancing leaves cast spells of challenge Amused but real in [...]

The Flying Squirrel

  The Remarkable 6-Year-Old Surf & Skate Wonder   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   At the tender age of six, Quincy Symonds is already tipped as a future Layne Beachley or Stephanie Gilmore. She may well be the best six-year-old surfer and skater on the planet. They call her The Flying Squirrel.  The [...]

Choppers

  American Freedom **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Choppers, and building them, are big. A chopper is a motorcycle either modified from an original motorcycle design– “chopped”– or built from scratch to have a unique hand-crafted appearance.  Relieved of weight by removing excess parts making them lighter and faster, choppers have a [...]

Black Lightning Moto Envy Show and Bike Raffle Today

16 August 2014

  Be There & Show the Love:   Saturday, August 16, 12-7 pm   440 F Street, Eureka   Trina Black Lightning Motorcycle Café   This project started 7 months ago after I got a wild idea in my head. I had been working at the Black Lightning Moto Cafe in downtown Eureka, which meant I [...]

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Float Plane Barefoot Skiing Madness

15 August 2014

  Skating on Thin Ice & Thick Skin   ** VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     What an insane way to beat the summer heat. Can you imagine surfing over water barefoot while getting pulled by an airplane? Three veteran barefoot water-skiers from the World Barefoot Center in Winter Haven, Florida, joined stunt [...]

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The Most Wanted Man in the World

15 August 2014

  Edward Snowden’s Untold Story   **VIDEO**   James Bamford Wired Magazine   The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my contact says.  “Be in the lobby of the Hotel X by 1 pm.  Bring a book and wait for ES to [...]

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30 Gifts for 30 Strangers

14 August 2014

  Better to Give Than to Receive **VIDEO**   Lucas Jatoba Filmmaker     Hello! My name is Lucas and I’m Brazilian.   Since I arrived in Australia a lot of beautiful things happened in my life.  On the day I turned 30 I decided to celebrate in a special way, being grateful to the [...]

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A Love Letter for Trail Runners

12 August 2014

  …Or Trail Walkers   Staff Pick **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   For The Love is a beautiful cinematic poem on trail running in the Marin headlands by Luis Peña. It reminds us that while running is good, it’s not the only thing going.  You don’t have to run, you can just simply… walk. [...]

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Robin Williams Crosses Over

12 August 2014

  Severe Depression Likely Led to Suicide   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   “The loneliest people are the kindest   The saddest people smile the brightest   All because they do not wish to see   Anyone suffer the way they do”     ~Unknown   The Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died [...]

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My Life After Manson

11 August 2014

  Patricia Krenwinkel’s Story Award-Winning Documentary   Olivia Klaus Filmmaker     Forty-five years ago, Patricia Krenwinkel killed for Charles Manson.   I vividly remember entering the California Institution for Women for the first time in 2001. As the prison guard slammed the gate behind me, I wondered if I had made the right decision to [...]

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Ebola: A Painful, Dreadful, Merciless Virus

11 August 2014

  West African Outbreak Spreading   **VICE VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international crisis, killing more than 900 people and spreading beyond borders. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) is calling it a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.”  [...]

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Lookin’ Out My Backdoor

09 August 2014

  Tambourines & Elephants  Playing in the Band    Old School **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     I love being here, looking out my back door. Seeing mountains and green trees and beautiful skies every day.  Feeling the cool coastal breeze pass on through on a fine summer’s day.  The birds and dragonflies humming about, [...]

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The World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight

09 August 2014

  Christian Peeps Battle for Glory   VIRAL MUSIC VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Time out for a little fun and sun from an otherwise typical college day. Thousands of young Mormons gathered on the field of battle in Provo, Utah, armed with nothing more than a few thousand water balloons and [...]

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The Closeness of Summer

08 August 2014

  Cherish It While It Lasts Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     I almost wish we were butterflies and lived but three summer days– three such days with you and I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”      ~John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems [...]

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The Billionaires’ Tea Party

08 August 2014

  How Koch-Headed Billionaires Plan to “Save” America   **VIDEO**   Jim Hightower Jim Hightower.com   The Tea Party movement, bankrolled by the Koch Brothers, has taken American politics by storm. But is this truly a populist uprising– or one of the greatest feats of propaganda ever seen?  In the above video, Australian filmmaker Taki [...]

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The Band and Ball Brawl

07 August 2014

  Basketball Streetball Bonding: ‘We’re All in this Together’   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The Rigsketball tournament takes place every summer all around Portland. Here’s how it works:  The Rigsketball van is parked in front of strip clubs, skate parks, cul-de-sacs, alleyways—wherever you can brown bag it and hit the hoop. Two [...]

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Love, Humboldt

07 August 2014

  Humboldt-Made   A Staff Pick *Hum-VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We love Humboldt.  Everyone does.  It’s our people and community; our place and our home. Head north along the coast to where most people think California ends. Then keep going.  You’ll eventually reach the redwood forests, pristine beaches, and the six [...]

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Life, Death, and Happiness

06 August 2014

  Reflections By Philip Seymour Hoffman   Staff Pick Animated Flick   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Sigh. The greatest interview ever recorded won’t get as many hits on YouTube as a cat giving a high five. The people behind Blank on Blank want to change that.  They take the audio gems falling on the [...]

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John Oliver Takes On Native Advertising

06 August 2014

  The Raisins in the Cookie No One Wants   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It was an unusual, yet timely, subject to take on. HBO comedian John Oliver took a hatchet to native advertising, arguing that the trendy marketing practice is a threat to the editorial independence of newsrooms, misleads readers [...]

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The Last of the Neon Sign Makers

05 August 2014

  Todd Sanders and his Glowing Craft   Award-Winning *VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   “When I went to buy the run-down fruit stand that is now Roadhouse Relics, I was offered $15,000 by an Austin investor to walk away from the deal.  My friends told me I was crazy not to take the [...]

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The Hunt for Shane Miller is Over

04 August 2014

    Murderer’s Remains Found in Petrolia   *VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   From the Times-Standard news this morning: The hunt for Shane Miller is over. The Humboldt County’s Coroner’s Office confirmed Sunday the human remains recovered near Petrolia on Friday night belong to Humboldt County native Shane Miller, who was wanted in [...]

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An Engravers Art

03 August 2014

  The Beauty is in the Detail   Vimeo Staff Pick *VIDEO*   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   From Kessler Productions: We recently traveled to Austin, Texas to collaborate on a shoot with Joe Simon, Owner and Creative Director of The Delivery Men. The subject of the mini-doc we filmed was engraver, Gerry Beathard.  Our [...]

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Run Jose, Run

02 August 2014

  Fleeing Africa’s Violence and Killing Fields Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   After being abducted from a marketplace as a child and forced to kill, Jose Maria Joao had a vision one night in a dream. Risking death, he acted on his conscience.  The decision that came to him in his dream was [...]

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The Angst of Being Cyborg

01 August 2014

  A Sci-Fi Android’s Bonnie & Clyde Tale   **Award-Winning SHORT**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Consider this the prequel to the coming blockbuster.  Sometimes the end is just the beginning. An android receives notice that he will be shut down the next day, effectively ending his dreary droidian life.  But an unexpected encounter of [...]

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Going the Distance

01 August 2014

  Ronnie Goodman’s Long Run Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Ronnie Goodman may well be San Francisco’s most unexpected half-marathoner.  He might not have a comfortable place to rest his aching feet at night, but that didn’t keep the homeless artist from running 13.1 miles in San Francisco’s half marathon for [...]

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The Church of Type

31 July 2014

  Letterpress Font and Beauty Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s been a long and archaic journey. For 15 years Kevin Bradley lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, as co-founder of the design studio and letterpress giant Yee-Haw Industries, churning out fine-art prints, commemorative and promotional concert posters, album art and even wedding [...]

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On With the Show

31 July 2014

  This is It– The Night of Nights   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s a silver screen, silent film sacred sort of place, and it’s something out of time. The Old Town Music Hall began in the 1960′s when two musicians, Bill Coffman and Bill Field, purchased the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater [...]

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Where Are Your Teens Tonight?

30 July 2014

  Studying at the Library?  Yeah, Right.   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and they love chatter in place of exercise. They no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents [...]

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Rubble and Broken Lives

30 July 2014

  The Human Cost of War Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     She is a courageous, remarkable woman– and an outstanding photo journalist. Immediately after the September 11 attacks, 24-year-old photographer Kate Brooks set out to document the impact of war on civilians. Since then, she has covered major conflicts throughout the [...]

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A Twilight Zone Groundhog Day Love Story of Infinite Possibilities

29 July 2014

  Need We Say More? Staff Pick **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The Universe is infinite– and so are the options. A Truncated Story Of Infinity is Director Paul Trillo’s look at the infinite possibilities within our everyday existence. It’s a bizarre and trippy flick.  As we follow a day in the life of Vincent– [...]

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Caught in the Conflict of Gaza

28 July 2014

  It Can Be Done: Negotiate an End to the Siege **VIDEO**   Joseph A. Palermo Huffington Post     The gutless American political class has abdicated its responsibility for the actions of the Israel Defense Forces. Few people living in the Middle East or anywhere else make the distinction between the United States and [...]

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The Humble Origin of Computer Graphics

26 July 2014

  The Big Bang: The Adobe Illustrator Story   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We’ve come a long ways since the days of Pong and Mario Brothers. Even if you have never used a computer illustration program in your life, Terry Hemphill’s informative video above shows us the humble beginnings and [...]

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Finding Your Unclaimed Property

25 July 2014

  You Better Get It BeforeThe State Does   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Everyday people lose their stuff.  In a big way. They don’t mean to.  They move, forwarding addresses aren’t kept current, sometimes the folks pass away or beneficiaries aren’t named.  These assets range from uncashed dividend checks to safe deposit [...]

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Your Mind is Not Your Own

24 July 2014

  Anywhere the Eye Can See Lies an Iconic Consumer Image   Award-Winning Short Video     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s not yours and your mind is not your own. Guy Trefler set out to flex his graphic design muscles and convey the message that nothing is original. In Not Mine, a creative [...]

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The Unusual Journey of Robina Asti

23 July 2014

  ‘Flying Solo’   A Staff Pick Award-Winning Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Everyone has an interesting story to tell. Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination, is a short documentary by the Lambda Legal organization relating the unusual and touching struggle of 92-year-old transgender widow and war veteran Robina Asti. Robina Asti was denied the [...]

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Prisons and Muppets

22 July 2014

  John Oliver’s Detailed Take   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   How bad is the mass incarceration problem in the US? So bad that Sesame Street featured a muppet with a father in prison to help the 2.7 million American children with an incarcerated parent understand what just happened. Incarcerated people, parents or [...]

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It’s Nappy-Poo Time!

20 July 2014

  Many Children Were Harmed in the Making of This Video   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Chris Capel is a writer/director who describes himself as passionate, creative and pine-scented. He used to animate talking animals at DreamWorks Feature Animation for a living, but says he strives to one day be a big [...]

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Bringing Water and Life to Others

19 July 2014

    World Vision’s Zambia Water Project Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Greed is not good.  Humanity, distribution, and the delivering of resources are good. More children die from diseases caused by unsafe water than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.  1,600 children die every day from diarrhea because they lack something as simple [...]

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What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

17 July 2014

  Self-Judgment and Worth: A Woman’s Perspective   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   63 women were asked what they see when they look in the mirror.    Their answers were surprising. When I Look in the Mirror is a powerful behind-the-scenes exploration of each woman’s thoughts and insights as they take a [...]

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Overturning Citizens United

17 July 2014

  Corporations Aren’t People –And Elections Shouldn’t be for Sale   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     80% of Americans are fed up. Polls indicate the majority of Americans believe corporations have too much power, money, and undue influence in America’s democratic process, so a constitutional amendment is afoot to reverse two important [...]

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Drought, Water, and California

16 July 2014

  Precious, Precious Water **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   We’re in a drought of historic proportions. Forecasters are now saying the El Niño effect that was predicted to at least bring some relief to California may not happen at all.  As of June, nearly 80% of California is considered to be under “extreme” [...]

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Jon Stewart: The Kidsplosion Invasion

16 July 2014

     Politicizing Kids for the Far Right’s Cause   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Don’t mess with the kids. Opening The Daily Show yesterday, Jon Stewart tore into the lawmakers and protesters scapegoating the thousands of young immigrants coming to the U.S. and asking why they can’t be deported back to Central America. “First of [...]

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Delivery

15 July 2014

  Life Goes On Against the Odds  Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Bill is fifty-two years old. Sporting an unruly mountain man beard and chain smoking Camel straights, he delivers pizza on a bike in Brooklyn. Over the course of several shifts, filmmakers Christopher K. Walker and Michael Beach Nichol’s Delivery unveils an [...]

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It’s a Plastic World

15 July 2014

  In its Varied Forms Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Andreas Tanner Andix Productions   It’s everywhere. We need and we want it.  We find it in places we wouldn’t expect. A world without plastic is inconceivable.  But do we know the consequences of our self-indulgent plastic consumption? With two excellent speakers and nice music by Alexander Rösch, [...]

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Too Big to Jail?

15 July 2014

  Sweetheart DOJ Deals with Corrupt Corporations and Banks Soar   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Are Big Banks involved in crimes too big to jail?  Seems to be that way. A dramatic spike in Justice Department cases ending in settlements instead of criminal charges against corporate bad actors in the financial sector raises [...]

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