Creation date: 2/3/96
Eighteen Years of Video with Walter S. and wife, Karen
Productions began around Christmas 1986, when we bought our first video
camera.. Since then, we have done many original productions, as well as a few
Want to see
some of our videos, or buy our DVDs? Click here!
Contrary to what
the name might imply (it's our initials), our videos are all
"G" rated, even though some of them are pretty strange. Our first
video camera and editing recorders were Panasonic VHS industrial grade gear,
complete with an editing controller. For graphics and special effects, we used
an Amiga 2000 computer. In 1988 we published an article about our video editing
system in Radio-Electronics magazine, which was featured on the
cover. Currently, we use an all digital system centered around our dedicated
Productions now has a dedicated Yahoo Group! If you live in the Baton Rouge,
Louisiana area, and are interested in original video production, check us out
We also have an
Audio and Video Conversion Service to convert your old VHS
tapes and photos to DVD, and audio cassettes and LPs to audio CD.
We also run the
Cajun Clicker's Digital Video
Special Interest Group
This is our analog editing system, built
around an Amiga 2000 computer. We originally set this up in Knoxville in 1987.
In 1988 we moved everything to Baton Rouge.
This is our current, all digital, editing system.
Everything is built around our editing computer, Captain Video. We built
this P4, 2.4 GHz machine in June, 2003 with the help of ACOM of Louisiana
This is our latest arrival, the only video camera
with a built in warp core!
The Canon GL2
In all of our
productions, Walter serves as technical director and primary videographer, and
Karen as secondary videographer, original music composer, and video editor.
Karen directs most of our work.
(Shown in reverse
chronological order). All are directed by Karen, except for "Star
Makers," which was directed jointly by Karen and Victor L, and "The
Encounter" which was directed jointly by Karen and Ashley M. If you want
to see some of these videos, Click here!
Saw Elvis in a UFO" (2004) A music video starring members of local
science fiction club club Star One Delta
"What The Heck Is
A special fan edition of an old classic
- "Bad Afternoon" (2004) What happens when
a reality TV show goes really BAD.
- "Adventures of the Foon Sisters"
(2004, 8 mins.) Our first original all-digital project. A trailer for a
non existent movie about a team of female detectives.
- "The Encounter"
(2000, 16 mins.) A short "Blair Witch-esqe" project with a
science fiction twist made in conjunction with Ashley XF and members of local
Science Fiction club Star One Delta.
- "Super Suckomatic" (1993, 2
mins.) -- Yes, it's a commercial! The product is the ultimate study aid...
You'll improve your grades instantly, assuming it doesn't suck your brain
dry first! Stars Alan Smithee as a frustrated engineering student, and
features an unnamed LSU Electrical Engineering professor in a candid
- "Day 142" (1991, 30 mins.) -- When
Jack's (Jeffrey T) car breaks down in a deserted building's parking lot in
Baton Rouge, he winds up homeless for 141 days. On the 142nd day, he finds
a box that leads to the strangest adventure in his life! Screenplay
written by Karen M. Also stars Victor L. (as Earl), Joyce T. (as Pearl), Sharon
K. (as Miss America), and David D. (as the Fat Man). Cameo by Dal D. as a
frustrated home owner. Videographed on location, mostly a parking lot.
Includes a commercial for Duff Beer, starring Walter S.
- "A PSA Against Psi's" (1990, 1
min.) -- A public service announcement asks, "Do we really want to
read other people's minds?" Screenplay by Karen M. Stars Victor L.
and Meredith G. C.
- "Jennifer" (1989, 25 mins.) --
S&M's only attempt to work with the LSU theatre department. Graham D.
stars as a video producer with a problem... His wealthy wife Jennifer
(Bonnie A.) won't stand aside while he carries on with production
assistant Sharon K. An eccentric actress (Karen M.) owns a magic mask that
just might make his problem go away, if he can remember the incantation!
Screenplay by Karen M. Also stars Frank E. as the Hitman and Jeffrey T. as
- "Star Makers" (1989, 8 mins.)
-- A long commercial for S&M Video Productions (sort of). You send in
a 5"x7" photograph, and they'll make you a star! Screenplay by
Victor L. Stars Victor as the Announcer, Bonnie A. as a frustrated
actress, Joyce T. as the main course, Michael S. as her side dish, and
Jeffery T. as S&M's most satisfied customer. Look for cameos of Karen
M. and Sharon K. as a pair of bimbos.
- "The Artifact" (1989, 8 mins.)
-- Two friends find an unusual object that promises to make their dreams
come true. All they have to do is kill the person closest to them... Each
other! Screenplay by Karen M. Stars Sharon K. and Victor L., with Jeffery
T. as an alien and Karen K. as the artifact's next test candidate.
- "Twilight Zone" (1988, 10
mins.) -- S&M goes "MTV" with the lip sync act that wowed
'em at MOC 3: Raw Surloin, performing Rush' s "Twilight Zone."
Concept and Choreography by Karen. Stars Karen, Joyce L., Nathan V. and
Greg E. as Raw Surloin, with Chris A. (three-eyed man) and Jason D. (giant
- "The Dream" (1987, 5 mins.) --
Performed to "The Dream" by Mannheim Steamroller. A young woman
finds an unusual stone that takes her to a fantasy land. Concept by Karen.
Stars Karen and David C. as the Masked Man. Won Honorable Mention at Kubla
Con's Video Kahntest in 1987.
- "The Trouble with the TARDIS" (1987,
40 mins.) -- S&M's first production! Meet Anamor (David C.), a
Timelord who steals a TARDIS then gets stranded in Knoxville. Heather H.
is Kim, his ever-frustrated companion, and John H. is the Professor, whose
good intentions cause great chromatic havoc. Screenplay by Karen. Also
stars Michael C., Chris A., Nathan V., Greg E., Walter and Karen.
Professional Video Productions
In addition to
recording special events, Karen and Walter have also made training videos and
documentaries. What follows is a catalog of their professional projects, listed
in reverse chronological order.
- "Building A Multimedia PC"
instructional DVD produced for Cajun Clickers Computer Club, currently on sale.
- Star One Delta at Crescent City Con, 2002, 2003 (S&Ms
first all digital project!)
- Mark and Karen L's Wedding (2003)
- Ken and Georgia T's Wedding (1997)
- Star One Delta Remembers Star Trek
(Dual Anniversary Special, 1996)
- Craig D and Jennifer T-Ds' Wedding
- Star One Delta's Mock Trial of Kirk and
- Barnard & Burk Instrumentation
Instruction series (1991 - 1992)
- Springfest '90
- Magnum Opus Convention (MOC) 5 (1990)
- Springfest '89
- Swampcon 8 (1989)
- MOC 4 (1989)
- Chattacon XIV (1989)
- Star One Delta invades the Spanish Town
Mardi Gras Parade (1989)
- Star One Delta's Third Annual Babel
- NOLA Con II's costume contest (1988)
- Extraneo Realidad's "Quest for
- MOC 3 (1988)
- Chattacon XIII (1988)
- Extraneo Realidad's New Year's Eve Party
starring Hero the Robot (1987/1988)
SF TV! -- Karen sharpens her
editing skills while creating labors of love with SF TV shows, movies and
music! Sometimes, she incorporates original and/or unusual footage into these
videos. She has made over 25 music videos to date. The best ones are listed
- "Batman, Starring Adam West" is Caped
Club's parody song combined with the 1966 "Batman" movie.
Thanks, Allyson D., for the song.
- "Cars," to what else but Gerry &
Sylvia Anderson's Supercar?
- "Destination Unknown" to Babylon 5
episodes concerning the fate of Babylon 4. (NOTE: This was made before
"War Without End" aired. Karen is contemplating a re-cut of this
video. Stay tuned for more details!)
- "Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?"
Yes, it is Doctor Who (number 4 to be precise), a natural for the classic
- "Elvira." Just what the title
implies: A combination of the Oak Ridge Boys and "Elvira, Mistress of
- "Fire With Fire" is Kirk vs.
Kahn... To Kansas. If you don't know which Star Trek movie Karen
used, you have been out of touch for more than a decade!
- "I'm Too Sexy" -- "Batman
Returns" gets a well deserved send-up with Right Said Fred's most
- "No More Tears," an overview
of Babylon 5 seasons 1 & 2, with Karen's somewhat twisted spin.
(Yes, Virginia, it's the Ozzie Osborne song!)
Useful Digital Video Links
Amateur Video Editing Group on
Canopus ADVC-100 External Analog
to Firewire Converter
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