Video: Telling ‘Living a Lie’ on Zoom

Then there was the time I said to Brent, “I’ll meet you on the street as soon as I grab my fanny pack,” and the Kiwis on our crew all laughed and snickered and guffawed.

In case you missed the live event, here’s the video of my story, “New Zealand: Living a Lie at Mrs. O’Brien’s,” as told during the public showcase of my Storytelling class with Joel ben Izzy last Wednesday.

Storytelling in the oral tradition. This was my first time telling on Zoom to a virtual audience, except for previous class exercises.

Closed captions available. Just click on CC near the bottom of the player below.

The written version of this story was originally published in Film/Tape World, then included in my memoir, Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil, which is available in both paperback and Kindle editions.

Related Posts on ROVING CAMERA

  • My First Paid Writing GigMy First Paid Writing Gig To kick off the new year, I recently came upon this joke I wrote years ago, originally published in Boys' Life Magazine in 1961. As payment, I received a Boy Scout Handbook, making this my […]
  • Eerie Times at USPEerie Times at USP In Brazil, our story was based in Ribeirão Preto, (pronounced something like “HEE-bay-roan PRAY-toe,” though all Brazilians laughed at our attempts to say it) a city of a half million, […]
  • ‘Wrecks and Pissers’ Wins Travel Writing Award‘Wrecks and Pissers’ Wins Travel Writing Award Winners of the Fifth Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year were announced February 28 on BestTravelWriting.com, by the editors of Travelers' Tales. I'm pleased that my […]
  • Writing Projects for Varney’s PlaceWriting Projects for Varney’s Place Recently completed pieces for The Kenwood Group, for their Varney's Place blog: Giants Stadium: In the Shadow of Kenwood Starting Friday afternoon and 81 times in the next six […]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top