Dennis Spielman

The real and imaginative adventures of Dennis Spielman

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Lee Fithian

Pallas the Librarian interviewed architect, Lee Fithian, on this episode of Yes! Science! Lee and Pallas also make soap powered boats and discuss the book, “The New Mathematics of Architecture” by Jane Burry and Mark Burry.

Lee Fithian is an Architect and Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma. Lee’s research and teaching efforts focus on the application of biological and ecological models to architectural design. She is finishing her dissertation in Engineering which has led to a patented building facade system that removes air pollutants from urban streets. Lee builds connections through interdisciplinary research to enable buildings to conserve and regenerate air, water, and energy in urban and suburban environments. Each of the courses she teaches carries a strong focus on the technical development and integration of analytical visualizations in order to develop not only sustainable but beautiful buildings.

Lee has over 17 years of commercial and governmental architecture practice experience, including serving as former Director of Sustainable Design at the Benham Companies (now Leidos). Within the State of Oklahoma, she helped found the Oklahoma Sustainability Network and the State Chapter of the US Green Building Council. Lee currently serves on the Committee on the Environment for the American Institute of Architects.

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I Ate Oklahoma Promo Spot

I’m thrilled to share this video ad I made for I Ate Oklahoma. This promo spot turned out amazing. We spent a morning recording the video and I used some photos he sent me along with my b-roll archives from Uncovering Oklahoma to tell his story.

“Video wiz @UncoveringOklahoma created this amazing commercial for iateoklahoma.com and I couldn’t be more thrilled. If you’re looking for someone who can make a commercial, video press release, short movie, pretty much anything involving a camera, HIRE DENNIS SPIELMAN. He’s also literally one of the best people you’ll ever meet.”

Greg Elwell

Press & Plow

Growing from a passion for tea, coffee, meats, and other unique groceries, Press & Plow in Norman brings all those together. Anthony Compagni shares his story about what visitors can expect to find at Press & Plow.

I shot this interview yesterday evening and went back this morning to get more b-roll of various things. It’s a great coffee shop worth checking out. Another thing I like about them is they are away from the college, so it’s a little secluded.

Gun Izakaya Press Kit Unboxing

I got a rather unique press kit to promote the upcoming Japanese style pub, Gun Izakaya, and I unbox it for you in this video. From the team behind Goro Ramen and Empire Slice House, Gun Izakaya is Oklahoma City’s newest spin on a Japanese Izakaya.

I thought it was odd when their press coordinator from Konjo Concepts messaged about delivering a press kit in person. I was surprised to receive this awesome box.

I’ll be doing a story on Gun Izakaya for Uncovering Oklahoma later on, but enjoy this unboxing video for now.

Season 2 of Tales Unveiled Now In Production

Season Two of Tales Unveiled is now in production! Jeff and I traveled to Medicine Park to record the first episode. There’s still work to be done on this episode. There’s narration to be recorded and we have an interview with a Medicine Park hiker (who happens to live locally) to still do. We may release a prologue (or epilogue to season one) that will introduce a new character to the series.

Available to my Patreon supporters, there’s a behind-the-scenes vlog of us road tripping to Medicine Park. We recorded three interviews, with the one at Blue Eyed Coyote Guest House being the featured story. The other two interviews didn’t wish to be on camera, but we do have one uncut interview for you in the video

Since we’re traveling across the state of Oklahoma this season, our premiere will start later in the fall. We’re also planning more episodes and may even release them weekly. It’s still early. We very much go with the flow for this show.

I wanted to give you all an update on the show. Be sure to listen to the first season to catch up!

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