Glenn Campbell's Master Index
A Guide to All of his Creative Works in Many Media


Sections Below:  Highlights, Book, Photos, Social Media Overview, Twitter Accounts, Facebook, Videos, Blogs & Newsletters, The Case Against Marriage, Songs, Acting, Virtual Film Studio,
Also browse the menu at the top of this page for easy access to my work!

I am Glenn Campbell . For the past few years I have been spewing creativity almost continuously. Hardly a day goes by when I don't produce something new (usually announced on my Twitter feed and Facebook page). I've generated over 600 online photo albums, two published books, least three long-term newsletters, a dozen songs, a few movie and TV series proposals, hundreds of philosophical essays, at a half-dozen blogs, a half-dozen unfinished books, dozens of treatments for short films, a half-dozen blogs and at least 20000 high-quality tweets. Most of my work has yet to find a significant audience, but that doesn't stop me from cranking it out. If nothing else, constant creativity improves my skills for future projects.

This page is intended to keep track of it all! While most of my work from the last ten years is available on the internet, much of it is hidden away in places where even I have trouble finding it. This page is supposed to put everything in one place, organized by medium. I don't try to duplicate indexes I have elsewhere, but at least I'll tell you how to find those lists. I may also include material that I have never made public, just to note its existence. (This work may be available from me upon request.)

Highlights

Here are some key links that might otherwise be hard to find....

Documents I Produced

Media Appearances


Book: The Case Against Marriage

Book Description





Not just a critique of marriage but one of the best books EVER on romantic relationships and how they really work. What do people want from love? How do they think marriage will help them, and what does it really give them?

Marriage is all about love, right? Actually, it’s more about money. Behind the romantic language, marriage is primarily a financial agreement merging the assets and liabilities of two individuals into a single corporate entity. After your wedding, the money you earn and debts you incur are no longer legally yours; they belong to the marital “community”—a common pot that both of you contribute to and draw from. It’s a lot like Communism: an idealistic sharing of resources and risks supposedly for the common good.

What could go wrong with this plan? Pretty much the same things that brought down political Communism in the late 20th Century: It slows growth, suppresses initiative, dilutes responsibility and mires decisions in bureaucracy. Healthy relationships need clear boundaries, and marriage erases too many of them at once.

Marriage was designed for medieval times. Back then, life was hard and short; most marriages were arranged, and a woman was essentially the property of her husband. Marriage was a sort of licensing system for sex and childbirth. Once the relationship was officially approved and the religious ceremony concluded, the couple's overriding goal was to produce as many children as possible, knowing that many would die.

Times have changed. Birth control, longer lifespans, sexual freedom and women’s rights have rewritten the rules of matrimony. Under the laws of most Western countries, marriage is no longer a sex license or child-rearing contract, only a contract to merge financial resources. “It’s only money,” couples may say, but Glenn Campbell argues that love and money are separate issues that should be kept that way.

In modern Western society, unmarried people can legally have sex, live together, raise children, buy property together and do nearly everything else associated with a committed relationship, so why do they need to marry at all? What are you really getting when you walk down the aisle? Is marriage merely a public announcement to make your relationship “official,” or does it fundamentally change the relationship?

With simple, powerful and accessible arguments, The Case Against Marriage explains why, if you truly love someone, marriage may not be the wisest way to show it.

For more information, see CaseAgainstMarriage.com

Photos


I travel continuously and generate new photos almost every day. Most of these are uploaded immediately to my public Facebook Page where I have over 600 albums from around the world (covering my travels since 2007). All of my public albums are indexed on this geographical index.

Click on this link for a random photo album from my collection. (Click as often as you like. You'll get a different album every time.)

I post some of my best photos to Twitter, but these are usually duplicates of ones I post to Facebook. See my photo history at the bottom of the geographical page for info on my equipment and my websites before Facebook.

To the right is my Travel Map. I have photos on Facebook from most of these places.

Social Media Overview

My main social media channels for original work are
Facebook (see below) and @BadDalaiLama on Twitter (see below). Unless I am dead or trapped somewhere similar, I post to these accounts every day. I also upload occasional videos to YouTube (see below) and photographic panoramas to PhotoSynth, but I usually record these uploads on Facebook and Twitter.

See my Lite™ Page on Facebook for a low-volume feed of just my major work (starting Dec. 20, 2012). The trouble with my Twitter account and personal Facebook page is they are "content rich"—meaning I post a lot of stuff to these streams, so my most important work can get lost. Recognizing this, I have always tried to maintain a "Best of" feed to highlight my major work. My Lite™ feed on Facebook is the latest reboot of my Facebook Fan page started by a friend in 2009. In 2011 and 2012, I used Google+ as my "best of" feed, but this was too time-consuming to maintain. In 2010, I experimented with a Tumblr to serve the same role. (Both my Tumblr and Google+ are still available for browsing.)

I still post my new blog entries to Google+ because Blogger makes it easy and painless to do so, but I no longer post photos, albums or YouTube videos there.

I am also active on FourSquare, but only as a convenient way to post photos to both Twitter and Facebook at the same time. I don't check in at every place I visit, only at places where I have an interesting photo or something clever to say. I don't keep track of other users on FourSquare or read any comments posted there.

I may have nominal accounts on a few other forms of social media (like LinkedIn), but I don't actively maintain them, and I don't post any original material there. I may not look at these websites for months, and I'm not so keen on people "connecting" with me there.

I do not use Instagram, Vimeo or any photo sites other than those above.

Here is my Social Media Policy as of 2012, but it may not be up to date. This is a guide to how my various social media accounts fit together.

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Unless I am dead or trapped in a similar internet-free zone, I post to
Facebook every day. Facebook is my primary display medium for the thousands of photos I have taken around the world. (See geographical index.) At last count I had over 30,000 photos in over 600 public albums.

My best work is highlighted in my separate Lite™ Feed on Facebook (formerly my Facebook Fan page). This is a low-volume version of my personal Facebook page, sharing only my most important posts. Go here for the most significant things I have produced lately without the noise of daily photo uploads. (This page supercedes my Google+ page used for the same purpose until Dec. 2012.)

Most of my personal Facebook page is public! You don't need to be a friend or subscriber to view the vast majority of my postings. (But you need to be logged into Facebook to see the content on my main feed.) Facebook is my primary forum for photography. I usually post my new photos here within a few hours of taking them. I also use it to announce most of my other creative work, like videos and blog entries, usually by posting each new item as a photo. (For example, here are some of my 2012 YouTube videos and recent blog entries in Facebook albums.)

Any Facebook user can subscribe to my public updates, but friending is selective, See my Facebook Overview for additional information including my friending policy and guidelines on photo comments.

Twitter Accounts

I tweet philosophical wisdom, photos and links to interesting things I have found. I try to be "timeless" and rarely comment on politics or current events. Use the menu above to access my Twitter accounts and archives. These are my main accounts...


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Since my first uploaded video in May 2010, I have produced over two hundred of them! Most have been uploaded to my YouTube page (and on Feb. 28, I uploaded my first video to Vimeo). My videos on YouTube are organized into playlists, and each of my public videos should appear in at least one of these lists. Here is direct access to each of the lists....

The first 45 of my videos were uploaded to Facebook, including my very first uploaded video, A Rooster Eats My Ice Cream, shot on my Blackberry in May 6, 2010. (Most of the significant Facebook videos were later re-uploaded to YouTube, but a few short ones can be found there only.) My first upload to YouTube was The L.L. Bean Boot. About 13 of my early travel cellphone videos were uploaded to TwitVid (now Telly.com). For a while, I tried to maintain an Index Page of all of my videos, but it became too much to maintain and I abandoned it. (Retained for whatever use it may be.) I still try to index all my geographical videos on my Photo Page, but I have fallen way behind.

I usually announce new videos on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, in addition to adding them to my Photo Page and the Facebook album they are most closely related to. Here is an archive of my Twitter announcements of new videos. On Facebook, I try to index my videos in photo albums by year: 2010, 2011, 2012, but these albums are currently incomplete.

Equipment: Most of my videos are shot with my Canon Vixia HFM300 camcorder. I may also shoot some videos with my iPhone or my Canon/Nikon dSLR. I edit with Cyberlink Director on my generic laptop (cheapest one at Walmart). I may stabilize some shaky videos with the YouTube editor.

Blogs & Newsletters

I have been an addicted blogger for years, producing newsletters even before blogs exists. Most of the pre-internet ones I would like to forget, but most of the post-internet ones are still available for browsing.

There are only three blogs which I still post to. When I post anything new on one of them, I announce them on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. The active blogs are:

The following blogs are no longer active, but they may still make interesting reading. Here are my past newsletter still available online....
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I don't play an instrument, have little musical training and can hardly sing, but that hasn't prevented me from writing songs! Since Dec. 2008, I have written at least 15 three-minute songs. Each song goes as far as I can with my primitive skills—which is just a tune and lyrics. (Someone else would have to write the instrumentals and sing it for real.) Most of my songs include sheet music, an mp3 of the simple tune and a video or audio of me singing the song (badly). Here are the complete songs I have written so far. (I have many more song fragments and exercises that I have not published.) The songs below are also indexed in a Facebook Album. I also have countless songs in the development phase (and in my head) that I just haven't had the time to work on. Songwriting is not cheap! I can write a song anywhere, anytime about anything, but each song takes me about a week to construct (sort of like a giant jigsaw puzzle), which I don't always consider the best use of my time.

Acting

I have never seen myself as an actor, because the only role I am interested in playing is myself (which is challenging enough) but apparently acting is unavoidable in the modern world. In Sept. 2012, I discovered I had an entry on the
Internet Movie Database (IMDb), so I became a member and brought the entry up to date. This entry includes most of my "infotainment" appearances on TV regarding Area 51. In all cases, I am playing "himself", but that doesn't mean these shows are authentic. While I have never lied in an interview, infotainment shows are always going to edit my words to make it seem like I believe there are aliens at Area 51. (I believe aliens are no more likely to reside there than anywhere else on the planet. The fact that a military base is secret does not imply an alien presence. See my video explanation—my most popular and hated video on YouTube.)

Missing from my IMDb profile is a Montel Williams appearance, location fixing for Unsolved Mysteries, an unbroadcast segment of TV Nation and a couple of direct-to-video documentaries. (The Live Lunch entry is not me, but I have been unsuccessful in getting it removed.) Also not included on my IMDb profile are a far greater number of news appearances on radio and television. I have delivered soundbites about Area 51 and provided off-screen guide services for nearly every TV network with a news division (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc.), as well as countless local TV stations and overseas networks. These appearances (which are mostly lost to history) were a bit more authentic than my infotainment appearances and were more likely to talk about government accountability than aliens.

My only formal acting stint was on a found-footage movie Area 51, filmed in 2009 but not yet released. There, too, I was playing "himself". I have played characters other than myself only on my own YouTube videos. (See section above.) Check out my performances on these playlists: Glenn Campbell's Showcase, Suspense and Drama & Standup and Voice Samples

View on separate page Virtual Film Studio View on separate page

You may not peg me as a media mogul, but my virtual film studio has created dozens of films. We just haven't filmed any of them. Since 2008, I have written an assortment experimental treatments and proposals for short films, movies and television series. I usually write them quickly, put them online, then forget about them. I rarely try to sell them. Although all of these projects are filmable, the main purpose is to develop my own storytelling skills.

The index below is intended to keep track of all these projects, so at least I can remember them.

I have over 200 public videos on YouTube (See video overview), but none of them can be called complete dramas. The main thing I have learned from making videos for YouTube is that filmmaking is frightfully expensive! Even if you are working with no budget and available tools, as I do, the time it takes to shoot and edit a credible film is daunting. It takes little time, however, to write a film, so that is what I have concentrated on. Since the most important thing about a film is the story, I have worked to develop my storytelling skills in the most streamlined and compact format possible—the written word. The advantage of this medium is I can create a LOT of films in a very short time (often one per day), hopefully gain "filmmaking" experience quickly. (See my Dec. 2012 article How to Make Movies in Your Mind and my other film essays below.)

My virtual film projects fall into three categories:
  1. Short films — Stories between 1 and 15 minutes. These stories are usually presented as "treatments"—not formal screenplays but more like literary short stories containing the main dialog and events. I write each story quickly, usually on the same day I think of the idea. Most of these stories are available online in their entirely.
  2. Television Series Proposals — Proposals for hypothetical televisions series, based on my experience working with TV crews at Area 51. Each proposal consists of a one-sheet pitch for the series, with possible additional documentation. (My most elaborate TV pitch, Operation Weekend, includes a half-dozen supporting documents and videos.) I usually do NOT put these documents online, because my TV proposals contain unique proprietary features that could easily be purloined by others. However, the listing below will at least note the existence of the proposal and give you a TV Guide synopsis. Interested parties can contact me directly for the rest of the proposal.
  3. Movie Proposals — Similar to TV series proposals, consisting at least of a one-sheet pitch and perhaps additional supporting documents. With both my movie and TV proposals, the full intended package includes a one-sheet pitch, a 20+ page proposal, and a treatment for the movie or pilot. If I haven't actually written the proposal or treatment yet, it is in my head and I can write it quickly.
The Best
My most popular screen story (based on number of hits) is The Confession. (After rereading it, I can see why.)
My most professional script—and perhaps my best short film—is 11:59 from Prescott. (In proper script format and everything! I rarely do that because it is too much work!)
My most complete TV proposal is Operation Weekend.

Below are my virtual film projects from the most recent to the oldest. (Screen stories in 2008 and 2009 were numbered, but I have since dispensed with the numbering system.) All of these stories consist entirely of my own original work, and all are copyright (c) Glenn Campbell. You are welcome link to these works (using the link used for each project below), but please don't copy them.
May 23, 2013: Phobia (short film) — A businessman seeks an experimental treatment for his panic attacks.

Dec. 20, 2012: The Panhandler (short film) — A homeless alcoholic experiments with marketing methods.

Dec. 14, 2012: Psychotherapy (short film) — In the 1950s, a troubled young woman seeks help from a Freudian psychotherapist. ← My first lesbian film!

Dec. 12, 2012: Inventacon–The Movie (movie) — A con artist starts his own television ministry.

Dec. 10, 2012: Inventacon (short film) — An inventor offers his idea to a big corporation.

Sept. 2012: Harper Junction (movie) — Harper Junction is a typical American small town. A very small one! It is an idealized hamlet on a model train set in the basement of a retired hobbiest. This is the story of the inch-tall people who live there and one young man who tries to escape. ← One-sheet and treatment available.

Oct. 2012: The Defiant (movie) — A pseudo-documentary records the ill-fated journey of an aging non-nuclear Navy research submarine, the Defiant. In the early 1970s, at the height of the Cold War, ← One-page description available.

Aug. 2012: Interceptors (movie & TV series) — A comedy “mockumentary” that follows a dysfunctional group of UFO researchers with their own reality TV show. ← One-sheet and treatment available. Based on my own experiences with the media at Area 51.

2011: Operation Weekend (TV travel series) — "If you could go anywhere in the world this weekend, where would it be?" ← My most elaborate TV proposal, based on my years of airline free travel and my experience with TV crews at Area 51.

2010: Passing Through (novel) — A young woman must deal with her extraordinary power and her dangerous father. ← completed 18 chapters of an unfinished novel, intended for filming.

Still working to fill in about a dozen projects between Apr. 2009 and Dec. 2012.

Screen Story #29: The Smartest Chimp in the World (screenplay) — A precocious primate has to deal with some typical human trauma. (4/23/09, 18 pages)

Screen Story #28: The Problem with Paradise (treatment) — An office worker imagines the perfect tropical paradise, then goes there, but he doesn't find the bliss he expected. (12/9/08, 3 pages)

Screen Story #27: My Mom the Witch (screenplay, pdf) — A young girl introduces her playmate to her unusual family. (11/9/08, 15 pages, blog)

Screen Story #26: The Confession (treatment) — A man confesses to his wife's murder, a bit prematurely. (10/25/08, 4 pages)

Screen Story #25: Shady Acres (treatment) — A woman in England seeks support for God's innocent creatures. (10/21/08, 2 pages)

Screen Story #24: The Waiting Room (screenplay, pdf) — A woman waits patiently for revenge. (10/18/08, 14 pages, blog)

Screen Story #23: Home on the Range (treatment) — Seated around a campfire, two cowboys reveal their true feelings. (10/10/08, 2 pages)

Screen Story #22: 11:59 from Prescott (screenplay, pdf) — Peaceful residents of a Old West town are menaced by three well-dressed strangers who offer "protection", but at a price. (10/5/08, 11 pages, blog entry)

Screen Story #21: The Dangers of Modeling (treatment) — High school students are warned about a destructive addiction. (9/27/08, 2 pages, re-posted 9/30 on Miss Model Behavior)

Screen Story #20: Refuge (treatment) — A hillbilly family in Appalachia has at least one functional member. (9/24/08, 4 pages)

Screen Story #19: Chicken Man (treatment) — A man thinks he's a chicken. (9/23/08, 3 pages)

Screen Story #18: X-Ray Vision (screenplay, pdf) — A teenage boy with less-than-pure motivations orders a pair of x-ray glasses. (9/12/08, 10 pages, blog entry)

Screen Story #17: Dream Home (treatment, pdf) — A man building a house in the woods is assisted by a woodland creature. (9/10/08, 10 pages, blog entry)

Screen Story #16: Hoodlums (treatment) — Some London Hoodlums put their skills to good use. (9/9/08, 4 pages)

Screen Story #15: Department Store Santa (treatment) — A fake Santa in a shopping mall receives a special request. (9/8/08, 2 pages)

Screen Story #14: The Man on the Television (treatment) — A woman talks to her television set but ignores its advice. (9/7/08, 2 pages)

Screen Story #13: The Candidate (movie treatment) — A Senator seeks his party's nomination for president but then remembers where his power comes from. (9/4/08, 2 pages)

Screen Story #12: Photo Op (treatment) — A politician faces his toughest audience in a first grade classroom. (9/1/08, 2 pages)

Screen Story #11: Titanic Gentlemen's Club (treatment) — Engineers aboard the Titanic try to decide whether it is sinking. (8/25/08, 2 pages)

Screen Story #10: It's Now or Never (treatment) — A bride at a Las Vegas wedding chapel has second thoughts. (8/23/08, 1 page)

Screen Story #9: Flexmaster 2000 (treatment) — A consumer orders an exercise machine but gets a different product than he expected. (8/20/08, 1 page)

Screen Story #8: Strawberry Fields (treatment) — A drug addict has to get his act together and get to work. (8/19/08, 1 page)

Screen Story #7: The Ambassador is Recalled (scene from a movie) — An alien ambassador in Nevada is recalled to his home planet. (8/6/08, 8 pages, pdf).

Screen Story #6: The Abductee (treatment) — A woman's horrifying story of alien abduction leads to an earthly connection. (8/3/08, pdf)

Screen Story #5: Plane Spotters (treatment) — Aviation buffs outside a military base happily collect date until they they receive an "alien visitation" they don't know how to deal with. (8/1/08, pdf)

Screen Story #4: Over There!A tragedy in 1917 leads to a revelation in the 1990s. (7/29/08, pdf)

Screen Story #3: NatashaThe first few minutes of a hypothetical movie about a soviet superheroine. (7/5/08)

Screen Story #2: Soul AscensionTwo missionaries prowl a suburban neighborhood for converts, only to become prey themselves. (6/29/08)

Screen Story #1: Gunderson Road A vulture in the Mojave Desert encounters a curious sight. There is a bit of an Area 51 connection to this one. See photo of protagonist. (6/25/08) ← My first screen story!
















Also see these essays of mine related to filmmaking and creativity... Also search my Twitter archive for "film", "movie", "hero" and "story".







UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Other sections coming. 12/16/12