I started making short experimental movies in 1966 with a 16mm Bolex my mother gave me. As time and resources permitted, I continued to shoot film and made two professional documentaries, one on Antarctica that aired on PBS (1978). The advent of digital video allowed more freedom and I started shooting 8mm and then Hi-8 for INM CD-ROM content. Shooting short clip outtakes during travel enabled me to create extensive film/video archives. With HD digital video the process continues and I have shot thousands of short outtakes on HD cameras and my iPhone for use in the VideoTonePoems™.