Kurly Tlapoyawa, Nudity

Busy and productive day today.

I got a great interview with a local Albquerque film incon – Kurly Tlapoyawa, who is the co-author of Direct Your Own Damn Movie!

Want some quick tips on making an indie horror, thiller, kung-fu or other no budget of cinematic genius? Watch this 10 minute clip and learn from Kurly, straight-up, no bullshit.


Kurly’s website is at BurningParadise.net and has links to his blog, Twitter, products and other stuff.

And here’s the book. It’s a fun read, very practical and a lot cheaper then film school.


Direct Your Own Damn Movie! (Your Own Damn Film School {Series})

And speaking of having directed my own damn movie, I also re-cut and uploaded a scene from my film Breathing Room – a five minute sequence that’s one long nude scene. But I like to think it’s a less exploitive and more subversive than the average film nude scene.


Breathing Room : The Nude Scene from Lee Stranahan on Vimeo.

Memorial Day Weekend Wrapup

  • Lots of socializing this weekend; went to a couple of different parties / BBQs thrown by people in the Albuquerque unschooling community. Saturday was at Ironwood Farms, which was really cool – the kids (and Lauren) got to hold piglets and baby chicks.
  • Speaking of unschooling, the interview with unschooled teen Holly Dodd pushed past 1,200 views this weekend and a fairly lively comment thread opened up, too – both on the YouTube page and on the Huffington Post piece I did about it.
  • I also posted the third segment of my interview with Holly’s mom, unschooling advocate Sandra Dodd.
  • My latest Kevin Smith video (#9) was made a Spotlight Video by YouTube, so it picked up over 15,000 views in about a day.


    Here’s what I’ve been reading – all highly recommended.
    Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling
    The Think Big Manifesto: Think You Can’t Change Your Life (and the World)? Think Again
    Direct Your Own Damn Movie! (Your Own Damn Film School {Series})

    Holly Dodd

    New video – an interview with 17-year-old unschooler Holly Dodd; it’s also featured in my new Huffington Post piece Who Needs School? Interview With A 17 Year Old "UnSchooler"

    Lots Of Stuff Roundup

    Here’s how I’ve been keeping myself busy in the past few days….

    • I wrote a comedy piece that’s featured at HuffPost…


    • Did a couple of local unschooling get togethers with Lauren and the kids. We really like the zoo / aquarium / botanical gardens here in Albuquerque. They have park areas on the grounds where you can bring a chair
    • Made a new video – my attempt at an Obama-like way to criticize President Obama…
    • ….
    • I’ve been reading two books on my Kindle for iPod. More on those later….
    • Postponed the UnConvention until the fall for reasons I discuss here.
    • I forgot to mention I made another comedy video a few days ago.
    • Finally, there’s a section of decent length about me in Eric Boehlert’s new book Bloggers On The Bus. Click on the link to go to Amazon and then scroll down and type Stranahan in the Search Inside This Book! section to read it. It’s very accurate and I can’t wait to read the whole book….