Behind the Scenes at Blindside Fresno


When we get to the studio on the day of recording there is still lots of work to do before we actually record a program.

Take a look at what is going on in the studio as we prepare to record an interview.

This behind the scenes look was recorded as we prepared to interview Lisa Presley-Thomas for the program looking at her experience as a sighted child raised by two visually impaired parents.



‘Members Only’ Appearance

On November 30. I was honored to appear on a regular feature program at Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) call ‘Members Only.’

Just one year ago in November 2015 I worked on the show as a camera operator completing my studio training class. Little did I know back then that just twelve months later I would appear on the show as a guest producer.

The show shares the experience of producers of all kinds of shows with new members and by watching the program regularly you can find inspiration for new ideas and also get to see that those niggly experiences, annoyances and iritations are common to most producers rather than the gods throwing a spanner into your work personally.

I appeared on this episode, Episode 21. I am the second guest on the show. To read about the experience see my blog “In the Studio: Members Only”

By clicking the link below you can see the complete episode of ‘Members Only’


‘Blind Date’

Have you ever been on a “Blind Date”?

Blind dates can be nerve wrecking. You don’t know anything about the other person, you don’t know what he or she looks like and you don’t know if he or she can actually see.

Well  a couple of my friends from Community Media Access Collaborative, Anita Fernandez and Alvin Arizaga act in this sketch calld “Mystery Date.”

Anita wrote, produced and performed in the piece about two people meeting on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. The result is funny and there is a really great performance from Alvin who shows his skill as a physical comedian.

So sit back and enjoy “Mystery Date” by Anita Fernandez.



As a visually impaired person myself, I have to say meeting people who perform all these antics is all too familiar. In this skit it is funny, inreal life, well not so. So if you meet someone who you think is blind  do us both a favor and just behave like a normal person. You don’t want me to think you are a complete idiot. Do you?