Three attempts were made by Petersen and myself to put How to SEE to video. The above is the 1993 version recently recovered from VHS.
The first was put together on a shoestring with borrowed equipment on a farm up Rat Creek Road outside Cottage Grove OR. The quality of equipment, acting, and illustration was low, and too much materiel was covered too quickly. We called it a rehersal production, but it played a few times on a local cable channel, and about 100 VHS copies were dubbed. It ran approx. 27 minutes, was shot and cut on Sony 8mm equipment. This may well turn up.
The script was revised and became "Frog Woman" and a second attempt was made to produce it, this time beginning with rehearsals halfway up the mountain beside Fort Collins, Co. Production moved to the high desert of Oregon, but ceased on the third day due to creative differences between the lead actress and Mr. Petersen. It was sad. She was so perfect for the role, but they both packed up and drove away.
The third attempt began less than an hour later when half-Irish half-native Robert Owens came rolling out of the desert, eager to begin his acting career, right at the moment we were ready to abandon the effort. The tricksters were out in force for that effort which completed in 1993, and released as Medicine Taxi. This was shot on Hi8 and edited directly to a Sony D2 in 1993. The betacam dub master has recently surfaced and I expect to have transfers soon.
The book is a better presentation, if a bit drier.
2. Updated technical presentation video. A video transfer from VHS was obtained, and here it is bumped up to HD.
The Betacam Xfer is yet to pan out. I'll talk about that very strange production in the blog at one point.
Print Edition H2C
In progress to work out publication via 3rd party on-demand printing. The problem is that in no way can I use this information for personal gain, and to that I ask what about personal survival? At any rate it will be made available at printing & postage cost by a 3rd party such as Blurb.com
Still haven't worked out if the printing and postage costs that 'personal gain' line. A print run would still have to be free, somehow.
Book of Visions