Sunday, June 26, 2011

One Man’s Perspective is another’s Aspect Ratio

Hello and welcome to the Aspect Ratio! I am Ruben Rascon, born, but not necessarily raised here in El Paso. On Saturday, January 30, 2010, I would embark on a journey, not to Las Cruces to cover an anime convention behind a table in the artist’s alley, but to produce shows, showcasing events in the El Paso/Las Cruces area and show the world over what our events are like. Since the beginning of the Captain M Show, working with Mike Cervantes has been a wonderful, exciting experience.

Despite the delightful experiences I’ve had working with Mike, I have seen a lot, during my year-and-a-half’s worth, producing the show, ranging from witnessing an exciting interview unfold, with a group of local comic book publishers at a local comic book store, last summer, to producing a pure, black video in a dark alley in Downtown El Paso, to going on a wild goose chase, looking for a disorganized, misfit group of gamers in Las Cruces, only to come home, frustrated, tired, disappointed, and angry at the series of events that took place during our stay in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

But, just what is it like producing an episode of the Captain M Show?? Producing an episode doesn’t start with me, mounting my camcorder on my tripod, powering it up, pointing and shooting Mike, as he conversed with con-goers, local artists, comic book publishers or convention founders. Covering an event usually begins with contacting the event’s organizers, informing them that we are interested in promoting their event for a better turnout. Sometimes this was successful, while other times, it was a failure. No matter what the circumstances were, we did our absolute best to cover these events in a positive light. While some praised us for our efforts, others were more critical about our approach. Although the Captain M Show has come to a close, I will continue to produce videos, ranging from simple reviews, to rants, to local event coverage. I’ll be there every step of the way, but not to say “come check us out, this is the best event to go to in town!” and sound sugary sweet, but to say exactly how events hosted in the El Paso/Las Cruces area are like, and what to expect from them because even though they might not always be the best event to go to, you’ll know just what to expect.

((note from Akia: "Ruben is talking about his video show which is as much a part of Augmented Reality as anything anyone in this project create. It's his way of labeling what he is doing. Think about it as his video log, comic, etc ^_^"))

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