Friends of The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz

Diego Valles (master Mata Ortiz potter)
RAEchel Running (awesome photographer)
Bobby Furst (awesome photographer & artist)
Hector Gallegos, Jr. & Laura Bugarini (talented husband-and-wife potters)
Patrick Kirst (composer extraordinaire)
Bobby Garza, Jr. (sound editor/audio whiz)
Spencer MacCallum (anthropologist who brought Juan Quezada’s work to the world)
Diana Acosta/Agave Lindo Tours (need a bilingual tour guide in the Mata Ortiz area?)
Modern Mata Ortiz (Mata Ortiz pottery dealer)
DeSilva Imports (folk art and jewelry from around the Americas, including Mata Ortiz pottery)
VideoToolShed (SubBits subtitling software)
Chihuahua Frontier (news about Chihuahua)
Bowers Museum (Santa Ana, CA)
San Diego Museum of Man
Tubac Center of the Arts (Tubac, AZ)
Harwood Museum of Art (Taos, NM)
Find a Mata Ortiz potter (Agave Lindo Tours)
San José Mexican Heritage & Mariachi Festival
Sedona Arts Festival
Silver City Clay Festival (New Mexico)

Filmmaking, Documentaries, Entertainment Industry, Media

indieWIRE (news from the indie filmmaking world)
Filmmaker Magazine (cool magazine about indie filmmaking)
Independent Feature Project (not-for-profit indie filmmaking organization)
Doculink (doc filmmaking listserv and community)
International Documentary Association (nonprofit doc organization)
The D-Word (doc film site)
imdb (info about any and every movie)
Hollywood Reporter (entertainment industry trade mag)
Variety (entertainment industry trade mag)
Artbeats (stock footage house)
Aljazeera Documentary Film Festival
Sedona International Film Festival
Durango Independent Film Festival
Archaeology Channel International Film Festival
DOCUTAH: Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Selected Documentaries

Spellbound (spelling bee competition)
The King of Kong (dorky Donkey Kong players)
Iraq in Fragments (three stories from Iraq)
War/Dance (musical kids in Uganda war zone)
Dogtown and Z-Boys (skateboarders in 70s Venice)
Murderball (wheelchair rugby)
JUMP! (kids jump roping)
Abel Raises Cain (funny media prankster)
Errol Morris (doc filmmaker)
Werner Herzog (doc/narrative filmmaker)

Final Cut Pro/Photoshop

Ken Stone (FCP discussion, reviews, help)
Los Angeles FCP User Group
Apple's FCP Support
You Suck at Photoshop (hilarious Photoshop tutorials)


Scrabylon (my documentary on the cutthroat world of tournament Scrabble)
Scrabylon clip on YouTube
Jim Geary (expert Scrabble player and professional poker player)
National Scrabble Association

Great Food in Los Angeles

Border Grill (upscale Mexican)
Paru's (Indian)
Akbar Cuisine of India


Macfaqulty (for all your Mac consulting needs)
GRAMMYs (more than just awards)
The Onion (funny mock newspaper)
Joshua Tree National Park
Death Valley National Park