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Recently, I was going through some old hard drives and stumbled upon several audio files from a radio show Read more

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel For TommyEdisonXP Extras


Working on The Tommy Edison Experience on YouTube each week, I shoot plenty of extra material and come up Read more

Guests of Honor at Penguicon 2017


Tommy Edison and I will be Guests of Honor at Penguicon 2017, an Open Source - Science Fiction convention, Read more

Live Q&A on YouTube | Tommy Edison XP


Tommy Edison and I hosted a live stream on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 1pm PST featuring a live Q&A, Read more

The Tommy Edison Experience | Aug, Sept, Oct 2016 Highlights


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Countdown To Golovkin vs. Brook | Undisputed Champion Network


Here's the most recent piece I produced and edited for the Undisputed Champion Network. It features Gennady "GGG" Golovkin Read more

How Our YouTube Videos Were Used For "Don't Breathe"


On August 9, 2016, "Don't Breathe" director Fede Alvarez sent out a tweet that said "We learned lots from Read more

Interview at VidCon with Tommy Edison


During our last trip to VidCon, Toaden K. interviewed me and Tommy Edison about our work on the Blind Read more

The Tommy Edison Experience | June & July 2016 Highlights


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Blind Film Critic Series Returns For Summer 2016


After a long hiatus, Tommy has returned to the “Blind Film Critic” series to review the latest theatrical film Read more

Media Appearances

Documentary Will Preserve Last Days of Video World | Article

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Jaimie Cura, from Voices The Newspaper, visited Video World during its final days and reported on the store’s 23 years in business and the crew filming the documentary.

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VIDEO-STORE-SIGN-250WWOODBURY – There is a difference between a movie and a film. “A movie is for entertainment,” said Ed Kaczynski, owner of Video World. “A film is forever.” Mr. Kaczynski has experienced the rise and fall of VHS, the rise and fall of DVDs and the rise of movies delivered straight to one’s television. His store is opening one last time on Wednesday, March 31. On that day, a party will take place from 11 a.m. when the store opens, to whenever everyone leaves, said Mr. Kaczynski. He encourages anyone to stop by: former and current customers and employees and anyone who wants to come over and talk about movies.

Mr. Kaczynski first began working in the video store business in Naugatuck, in 1979. He worked at Mountview Cinemas, renting movies to people out of the concession stand. “That’s when video first started to come about,” he said. “People would come in and say, ‘what is it’?” Video World, located at 10 Sherman Hill Rd., opened in November 1987.

It seems fitting that someone surrounded by movies and films for so long, would then find themselves the subject of a documentary. A former employee, Ben Churchill, is filming Video World, with the store as the star and backdrop of his documentary.

FAMILY-RACK-250WHe is a producer and director with Radio Trip Pictures and will be filming footage on the store’s last day. “The last three days will be pretty emotional,” said Mr. Churchill. Mr. Churchill was a Video World customer before he was an employee. An interest in film and radio was ever-present in his life and he said Mr. Kaczynski set him off on his career. “To work at the video store was my perfect job,” he said. “Ed is fantastic. He taught me how to respect my clients and my boss.”

Mr. Churchill said he wanted to do a documentary on the rise and fall of video stores, and when he found out Video World was closing, he decided to document that experience. “I’m going to tell the story of video stores in general, but show the audience what video stores are about, because future generations won’t know what these are,” said Mr. Churchill. “I’m going to show the evolution of how they started, why they started and what the costs were, because it was more expensive than anyone knew. I want to show the secrets of video stores that no one knew about and show the peak and the downfall.”

WE-RECOMMEND-RACK-250WWhen filming for the documentary, Mr. Churchill said he noticed two things that are the still the same from when he was an employee: the same people keep on coming to the store and a strong relationship existed between the community members and the employees. “That’s how it’s always been – recommending videos to customers,” said Mr. Churchill. “You have that personal connection with the clerk who recommends the movies. We’re going to lose that personal touch. That’s what the customers said they are going to miss.”

Click here to read the full article at VoicesNews.com.

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The article as it appeared in the print edition.

Video World | Republican American Newspaper Article

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REP-AM-LOGO-SMALLRobyn Adams of the Republican-American in Waterbury, CT stopped by Video World to report on the store’s closing and crew filming for the documentary.

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Woodbury's Last Movie Store to close its doors

ABC News Interviews Tommy Edison & Ben Churchill

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Blind Traffic Reporter Reviews Movies, Posts Photos on Instagram

Christina Lopez of ABC News interviewed me and blind film critic Tommy Edison about our YouTube channels, Tommy’s work as a radio traffic reporter, and how he takes photos on Instagram.

ARTICLE: Tommy Edison works as a traffic reporter for a radio station in Connecticut, critiques movies and takes photographs. He is also blind. “I’m doing a lot of things I’m not supposed to do,” said Edison. “I’m a traffic reporter. You hear that and you think, ‘That’s not right.’ Now I’m taking photos, and again, it’s not something I’m supposed to do.”

But Edison says he’s always enjoyed breaking the rules… Read the full interview here. Below are videos that are featured in the interview.

Why Is Braille On The Drive-Thru ATM?

Describing Colors To Blind People

How My Parents Told Me I’m Blind

DIE HARD review (no spoilers)

How Blind People Use The iPhone 4S