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Visiting Haunts

As the veil thins and we approach the spooky season, I would like to announce Visiting Haunts. Visiting Haunts is a travel show hosted by writer and folklorist Jeff Provine as he visits haunted locations that you can visit too.

We’ve filmed our first episode, which features The Overholser Mansion and The Paramount Building in Oklahoma City. Today, the team is heading to Guthrie for the next episode. Jeff and I hosted Tales Unvieled for four years and wanted to take the storytelling in a new direction as a travel show of spooky places people can visit. While our first season will focus on Oklahoma, we have ambitions to travel out of state.

This show will be one of eight for The Show Starts Now Studios when my new streaming service debuts next month! I am working on launch party details and I’ll share those details we maters are confirmed.

Street Corner Waterfall at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City

In celebration of getting fiber internet, I’ve uploaded this 4K hour-long video of the Street Corner Waterfall at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City. This video took less than five minutes to upload when previously, such a large file would’ve taken a few hours.

This is part of a new series, Mesmerizing/Relaxation TV, which will feature videos of mesmerizing and/or relaxation scenes. My wife and I would put on similar videos during family brunch. This is more of a fun, artistic side project as I’ve done a few of these in the past, which people have enjoyed. 

Janice Yeary Photography at Project 3810

For September’s Project 3810 tenant profile story, I went to the Myriad Botanical Gardens, where Janice discussed two of her photographs on display in an art exhibition. See more of Janice Yeary’s photography at janiceyearyphotography.com.

Creative Burgers: Vol. 4

New episode of Creative Burgers with Justin Coleman and Undrell Maholmes! We visited BlueJ’s Rockin’ & Rollin’ Grill for a rockin’ spicy burger and a wow-worthy chicken Parmesan sandwich; Rice N Buns for burger buns made of rice and ramen; and Bar Arbolada, where Alton Brown said they “have the best double cheeseburger in America.”

You may notice that there are two camera operators with Lessa Keller-Kenton working with me as the wide camera operator. I’ve put what I’ve learned from past burger episodes and produced a great episode, improving audio quality, image style, and pacing from the previous installment. Lessa and I have also worked together on Take A Bite with Phi.

Thanks to my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, the Keller-Kenton Family, and my supporters on Patreon. If you love what I’m doing, please join me on Patreon for bonus content, including early access to new episodes and shows!

Looking to mix up your wardrobe? I have some great Oklahoma-themed merch at my online store, and your purchases help supports this show. 

SYNESTHESIA by Factory Obscura

Kelsey Karper took me on a tour of Factory Obscura’s new immersive art experience, Synesthesia, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art for Uncovering Oklahoma. Synesthesia is inspired by the prolific and exuberant work of Olinka Hrdy, an art student at the University of Oklahoma from 1923-1928. Synesthesia will ask participants to open their senses and explore what exists between the layers of a Hrdy painting, and what memories live in the spaces in between. What does lavender sound like? What does fuchsia smell like? Answers and exploration await you at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art, where admission is always FREE.

In related news, I plan to put together a special story about Factory Obscura’s origins. This documentary will include my previous Uncovering Oklahoma stories about Shift, Beyond, and Mix-Tape phases 1 and 2. This will also include new interviews to connect the stories together.

Thanks to my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, the Keller-Kenton Family, and all of my supporters on Patreon.

Stay tuned next week as I’ll release a new installment of Creative Burgers!

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