Justin Hall's personal site growing & breaking down since 1994

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a Painfull Storie

I am on an extended leave of absence from routine employment. So I create my own deadlines to keep me moving through my creative goals. My goal now: a new video posted each week, by Wednesday. More videos per week if I can manage!

Two things are slowing down my video production nowadays:

1: my 2008-era MacBook Pro. I will upgrade when Apple releases their next models, which I pray will be October 2013.

2: my sore back

My sore back is the topic of my video this week - experimenting with more technique in Final Cut Pro X to improve the looks and flow of my video.

A Painfull Storie, on YouTube:

Fortunately I find myself embarrassed by the videos I made just two weeks ago so that means I must be improving, right?

I found tons of free footage online - thanks to OrangeHD, Footage Island, Alex Free Stock Video, Phil Fried,, and BroBryce on YouTube. As usual, my music is free from the Internet Archive.

BTW - my back is getting better each day; I've got exercises from my doctor :-) Soon I hope I won't have a sore back to explain my recent slothful online oversharing!


Thanks Steve Rhodes - from @tigerbeat on Instagram
June 2012 dancing in the streets of San Francisco with Ilyse Magy, photo thanks Steve Rhodes on instagram!

Hi, I'm Justin Hall and this here is a personal web site I've used to chronicle my time on earth since 1994. The content on the front page is relatively recent; if you search through the archives, you'll find old pieces of Justin. Some folks have indexed my doings on Wikipedia.

Twitter: jah
Facebook: Justinreach

eBooks by Justin Hall

I've published books for sale, somewhere else online! Behold:

Now available for the Kindle: A Story of GameLayers. My experience being CEO of a tech company, 2007-2009:

"A tell-all story of a startup from the very beginning, with lots of info about real-world fundraising. A more intimate look than you'll find in other business reads." says Irene Polnyi in a 5-star review on

A Story of GameLayers, for the Amazon Kindle.