I was invited to Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont last month to speak about the dancing video and how I made it. I rambled on for 90 minutes and then took everyone outside to shoot a dancing clip.
I’ve edited the talk down to 75 minutes, yanking some of the more boring bits and the parts where I said stupid stuff I’d rather not have said. Oh, were it only possible to do that in real life…
There are also a few scattered moments where I’m cut off in mid-sentence. Nothing is being hidden there, it’s just the result of the shoddy technique I used to convert the videotape recording into a YouTube-friendly form. Apologies for any annoyance it causes.
The talk is broken into three parts. It addresses a lot of the stuff I get asked all the time, so I thought it might be interesting for anyone who wants to know more.
I’d like to thank Tom Myers, a professor at Champlain, who contacted me, invited me out, and took a gamble on me not choking horribly and embarassing both of us. I’d not done anything like this before and I still don’t know what made him think I could do it, but I am grateful for the opportunity.
I really enjoyed doing this and would like to keep doing it. Feel free to contact me if you’d like me to come to your school, university, office, cult compound, secret society headquarters — whatever. I rely heavily on the Q&A for what I talk about, so it’s different every time. What you see here isn’t necessarily what you’ll get.