Games Console Store

I have created a Games Console Store on amazon to support the Blindside Fresno program.

By purchasing items from the store you will provide me with some affiliate income from amazon.com.

The store is powered by amazon and I do not collect any of your details such as credit card information nor do I know anything about you such as your name or address. So purchasing an item is confidential and you also support a valuable resource for the blind and visually impaired community.

The Game Console store is at http://astore.amazon.com/blindsidefresno-20?tag=hodoiin-20

Sony Playstation 4
Sony PS4 1 Terabyte
xbox 1s 2tb
X-Box 1S 2Tb
Nintendo 3DS New Special Edition.
Nintendo NEW 3DS Special Edition

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at the store which contains a wide selection of game consoles, accessories and the latest game releases.

Follow the link below to see what’s popular RIGHT NOW on amazon.

 

Blindside Fresno: Blind Mom

This episode of Blindside Fresno takes a look at the world of a mom who is blind.

There are two guests Debbie Flowers and Sarah Harris.

Debbie grew up with a degenerative eye disease which meant she lost her vision over time. Sarah on the other hand was fully sighted until she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Six months later she learned she was pregnant.

In this program, the first of two half hour programs Debbie and Sarah  talk about family reactions to their having children, how they coped with the toddler years and many other daily problems faced by every parent.

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What Does a Television Producer do?

Have you seen in movies where the Director of a television show screams at the ‘producer’ to bring him a coffee or a host whines that they need more M&Ms in their trailer?

You  get the impression that the job of the Producer is to be the gopher for everyone  in the studio. Well actually the producer is no-ones gopher. By the time a program makes the studio a producer has done a lot of work. The gopher in the room in television is the production assistant, a very different job but still one which deserves respect.

Many people often do a double take with me when I say I produce a television show. “But you can’t see?” “You are blind …”

So being able to see has very little to do with television production from a producers point of view.

So What does a Television Producer Do?

A television producer is the lynch pin of any television production. They are the one who looks at a concept for a program, brings together a studio crew including director, host, sound, lighting, set design, camera crews, They approach the broadcaster to sell the concept and they bring in ancilliary people to create the program, editors, costume, hair and make-up. They also arrange the most important part of production feeding a crew.


Catering is very important to a television show. Crews can spend hours on set and working with an empty stomach will soon lead to crews abandoning their positions to find a local fast food palace.

Being blind does not make the production side easy. I still have to know what everyone else is doing, I still have deadlines and I have to be able to express my ideas and concepts about a show to others.

So maintaining a great working relationship based on respect is a must. All these people around me can be my eyes. They want to create a good product, a TV show that people will want to watch and a show which the TV studio will want to play again.

Personally I like to work with people who will talk to me. I want to be able to talk with any member  of the crew. Directors especially and have them express ideas. It is difficult for me to understand what is going on if there is no discussion, then I find the programn is not what I wanted and so much time and effort on other peoples parts  is wasted. Rarely has working with an uncommunicative director ended up in a better program for me.

But  for the most part I love my crews to have fun. They can have a laugh, joke, get to know guests and such. This provides a more relaxed atmosphere and having relaxed guests works better for my programs.

So I hope this post has given you some insight as to how a blind man can be a television producer. It can be hard work, there are parts I don’t enjoy but for the most part it is the best job I have ever had.