Oh hey, Happy Fat Tuesday!! Have some beads!!! I'm so glad we got that bead thing out of the way because now I can show you some cool videos from around the internet and you won't have that incessant need for beads.

I find it does my creative soul good to get away from the mundane. I like to spend a few hours everyday immersing myself in someone else's creativity. Sometimes it helps spark new ideas in our videos and sometimes it just allows me to be a viewer of cool stuff. Constant learning and research is essential to creativity. And you have to feed the creative beast, otherwise you get to a point where you're scraping the bottom of the barrel and burning yourself out. It's like running your car's gas tank down to empty. It's not good for the car. Running your creativity down to the E isn't good for you.



Tarantino & Friends from Timor Barshtman on Vimeo.


Charlie Rose Oscars Special Opener from Al Boardman on Vimeo.


One Day at Fenway from DGA Productions on Vimeo.

1981-2001. from Teppei Koseki on Vimeo.


My Keynote Address from Mike Brookes on Vimeo.

Cinematics from Pier Paolo on Vimeo.

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.

Fortunately, it's not just in my MIND that I'm going to Carolina.  I'm actually going there.  I'm going there in my mind too.  I mean, my mind will be with me while I'm there.  But so will my body.  And my wife's body.  And her mind.  So just to recap, both the minds AND the bodies of Zac and Holli Logsdon are going to Carolina.

Now that we've established that, let's talk about why.  One thing I've learned in my time on this planet is that people in the Carolinas are more educated than anyone else in the country.  If you're not from this area, don't be insulted.  I'm not from North or South Carolina either.  And I've conducted no scientific study upon which to base this opinion.  This statement is based purely on the fact that there seem to be more major universities in this area than anywhere else in the country.  Again, ZERO research went into this but the fact is, I'm heading out to Charlotte, NC in a couple of weeks and I'm going to be able to visit 12 of our clients' campuses in a 7-span.

One of the great pleasures of having the job that I do is that I get to visit college campuses.  I absolutely love getting to meet the people we work with, see their campuses and facilities and also see the work we've done for them displayed around their offices.  It's rare that we actually get to see the billboards, posters, intro videos, etc. printed, hung and shown.  Over the past many years, Old Hat has just kept adding and adding clients from North and South Carolina.  With the latest additions of Clemson and ECU, my wife and I decided that it was time we get out there and see how many of them we could visit.

Here's the list of campuses we plan to hit during the trip, in the order we're going to visit them.  Make sure to follow me on twitter @zaclogsdon to see lots of photos from our #OHCarolina Tour.

1. UNC-Charlotte

2. Clemson

3. Presbyterian College

4. South Carolina

5. College of Charleston

6. UNC-Greensboro

7. Wake Forest

8. High Point

9. UNC

10. NC State

11. East Carolina

12. Duke

I was really hoping to be able to get up to App State as well but I don't think it's going to work out.  Still, 12 clients in 7 days is a lot.  Really looking forward to meeting the clients I've never met in person and seeing those that I've know for a long time.

Happy Friday folks. Hard to believe it's the last day of February already. That means one thing for us here at Old Hat... time to start talking about football again. Before you know it, everyone's infected with spring game fever and then the season will be upon us again. It's pretty crazy how much time is dedicated to a sport with less than 15 games in a season. And I have absolutely no problem with it.

So other than the Old Hat projects I have going on, I just recently finished a school project for my youngest daughter. At my girls' school, they have the same projects for each grade every year, so I pretty much know what to expect as each of them gets to each grade. Second grade is all about putting a timeline together and it's intended to be a parent project, so even though I like taking part in the school projects, this one is the one I spend quite a bit of time on. We hang on to these and have them laminated so it's not a total waste of time. Below is a little Vine recap of the process I worked on this past week, which was done with colored pencils (and photos).



Here's my daughter and wife presenting to the class. For anonymity's sake, I prefer not to release my daughter's name.

That's all for today. Enjoy your weekend!

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