Lisa Kassner’s Videos

Sunday, February 24, 2013 is paint the tower day!


In April of 2013 I shot video for my Union:

Please enjoy NABET @ NAB 2013


I recently had the house re-piped with “L” grade copper

by John Nelson Plumbing.

I liked the work so much I made a video for them!


 What I recorded on Earth Day 2013 at UC Santa Barbara CA



These are recordings I made for people in the 1990s when I was Producing Media FOCUS Radio…


lisa at Grand Canyon

Here is a video I consider more  engineering tests…

I shot this video interlaced with my dear friend Sally Payne in April of 2012. We drove to the Grand Canyon right after attending  NAB leaving Wednesday from Las Vegas.

I had recently purchased the GH2 camera and had installed the 44Mbs firmware upgrade. All footage shot with the 14 -140 mm Kit lens I bought with the camera. I also used the Monfotto Monopod.

Music:: “Odyssey” by The Music Bakery

Edited with Sony Vegas Pro 11


My Aunt Norma’s 80th Birthday and Family Reunion…

This project was shot with two Pansonic GH2’s @ 44Mbs “Sanity Patch” … One camera hand held…

I can not believe the liberties I took while videoing this day…



Klausesbees is a re-cut from The La Cañada California Farmers Market Composite shot on Saturday, April 25, 2009. This is one of my weekend projects to expand my shooting, editing and interviewing skills. I liked this interview so much that I thought it should stand alone as it is very informative about the subject of honey bees.


Relax At The Beach Project

I recorded this sound in 1991 at Sycamore Cove Beach, California. The original intent was to have library beach sounds for various audio and video projects.

I have produced a CD that has been given to many people to play for relaxation purposes in their homes and offices. Because this audio recording has been so popular, I thought I would share these beach sounds with you all.

See if you too find this environmental recording relaxing to listen to.

Sony Audio Cassette field recorder, type IV metal tape used for mastering

Microphones are two Sony 730s placed about 25 feet apart at a height of 8 inches above sand.

Edited in CreamW@re.




The Wildrose School Project

This is a true story of how and why the Wildrose School closed due to lack of children to attend. Theresa Marie Lynch interviews School Administrator Marlyn Vatne as he takes us on a tour of the Wildrose School, K – 12 that he gave his working 36 year career to.

Wildrose, North Dakota will celebrate its 100 year centennial in July of 2010.

Please enjoy this very interesting true story of how this little town of 135 people in Wildrose, North Dakota struggles to keep this school functional for the community and surrounding area of rural North West North Dakota.


Hollywood Cooks

This is a project shot on May 5, 2009 in my kitchen to further my producing, directing and editing skills. Theresa Marie Lynch, a friend who works as an actress, and I decided to show everyone how to make pizza. We finished editing this project today on my birthday May 5, 2010 while I am on vacation.



What I recorded on February, 26, 2011

Executive Secretary -Treasurer
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Wisconsin’s fight is our fight. It is a national attack on workers’ rights and our American democracy.

Saturday, February 26, at noon, there was a rally in front of every statehouse and in every major city to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin!


The Thomas Paine Society, The Headstrong Evening Club’s 274TH Thomas Paine Birthday Celebration held at Castle Green, Pasadena, California, January 29, 2011, 7:00PM PST

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital ELPH 14.1 MP Digital Camera

Costs about $175.00

This video was shot with the Canon

The topic for the evening’s discussion was, “Wikileaks: Freedom of speech or treason”

Thomas Paine was played by Ian Ruskin, founder of the Harry Bridges Project and leading role performer in the PBS Special, “From Warf Rats to Lords of the Docks” directed by Haskell Wexler about Harry Bridges’ union leadership in the creation of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU):

Ian Ruskin has been awarded a COLA (City of Los Angeles) Fellowship to write his new one-man play about the one truly radical American Founding Father, Thomas Paine, “To Begin the World Over Again:the Life and Times of Thomas Paine”. The first full-length public performances will take place in late spring and early summer 2011 in Seattle and Los Angeles respectively.

Photograpy by Lisa J. Kassner taken with the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital ELPH 14.1 MP Digital Camera

Video edited by Lisa J. Kassner & Jennifer R. Muir



Many thanks to “The Harry Bridges Project”!



I came across this wonderful tune by David Mora – “Harry Bridges Mambo.” I thought it might make an interesting slide show.

On May 1, 2007, I, Lisa J. Kassner photographed the “March and Rally for the Rights of Immigrant Workers” on the local “National Day of Action.” Victor Narrow, UCLA Labor Center, organized the rally with local Los Angeles Labor volunteers providing security. The Labor security volunteers are seen wearing bright colored yellow arm bands for the march to MacArthur Park.

The march began at 2:00 PM when Cardinal Mahoney arrived in his gold colored SUV. The media mobbed Cardinal Mahoney for an interview and shortly there after, the march began. Many Los Angeles Police Officers on bicycles and in police cars provided escort for the march.

At MacArthur Park, it was a lovely warm spring day with blues skies and sun. Many mothers with strollers were in the park with their families. Telemundo was there with remote trucks and a covered canopy signing autographs for Telemundo’s fans and viewers. A short while later the rally marchers arrived entering the park hot, but enthusiastic.

About 5:30 pm I went up to Alavarado Blvd. There I took digital still photos of Aztec Indians dancing in costume surrounded by families watching the activities.

While I was there at the Immigrant Labor Rally, it was a lovely peaceful demonstration. I left the rally shortly before arrival of Los Angeles Police Department officers. Altogether I took over 1,100 high quality digital still images.

Special Thanks to:

The Harry Bridges Project

Music by David Mora – “Harry Bridges Mambo”

Jennifer R. Muir for The Harry Bridges Project coordination.

Still images taken with the Nikon D200

Edited with Sony Vegas Pro 9.0e


I have been researching the future of what will happen following the current “Digital Information Age” as we move towards the “Conceptual Age”. To meet that challenge I am proposing the creation of a Labor Channel. I have copyrighted a treatment for a union reality series.  Please also read my research in development: “Synergy verses Permaculture, Information Age moving towards the Conceptual Age”.  All this information and more is available here at this website.



I am including my idea for The Labor Channel.

Please email me at to comment on the content of this site.

“The Missing Piece”


Dr. Ed Lammano, PhD Private Practice

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did producing it.

I shot  this video for my Local Union, NABET CWA – Local 53, CWA Members Assistance Program, and the Labor Assistance Professionals Conference.

I am uploading The first idea cut for The Labor Assistance Professionals Conference I shot video of on Sunday, July 25, 2011.  This video is incomplete,  missing two mid breaks and the credits close.  This is a ruff cut idea video for selected individuals to see…  I had hoped to be putting this video on line for preview by New Years Eve… I am on schedule!

Kindest and sincerest warm regards,

Lisa Jayne Kassner

Music By: The Music Bakery, December 1994,  Inspiration


Grievance Handling Skills With Lou Zigman

This is the first ruff cut with the A camera… lots more to edit adding  graphics, titling and B-Roll…

This is part  1 of  6 … just amazing content coming I think…


Counseling Without Walls Foundation


Communications: Listening and Talking

Do you sometimes feel frustrated when you talk to your family and friends?

Do you ever have difficulty when sharing your ideas with your boss or your employees?

Do your conversations ever turn into fights or arguments?

If you have ever faced any of these situations, you certainly are not alone.

This program will focus on how you can be a more effective communicator for talking, for listening. It isn’t always so simple.

Host Donna Hibbits talks with Mediator-Lawyer Joel Edelman of The Neighborhood Justice Center, Santa Monica, California.

Counseling Without Walls Foundation Copyright 1983



The Bill Thomas Story Parts 1 & 2

The inspiring true story of Bill Thomas’s triumphant nine-year fight for survival in a state hospital for the criminally insane. Bill Thomas talks with Counseling Without Walls host Todd Whithorne sharing in an incredible two part 30 minute interview.

The Bill Thomas Story won an Emmy Nomination for Best Cable Public Access Television Program. A must see for all who want to understand the inner workings of mental institutions.

The Bill Thomas Story Part 1

Click to see part 2

The Bill Thomas Story Part 2


Survive! I Dare You!



J.E. Ted Wright

Where will you be when the big earthquake hits? At work, shopping, school or at home? This video tells you exactly how to prepare for survival at home or out and about. A must for every person who lives in Earthquake Country to watch.

Ted Wright was born in London, England. After the bombing of his city in World War II, he survived in his family’s back yard for almost a year.

He joined the Eight Army “Desert Rats” and traveled from Tobruk to Rome, where an encounter with a tank ended his career as a “grunt”.

Ted received his degree in London as a physical therapist and worked with the R.A.F. Rehabilitation Center. He studied sports medicine and became the “Honorable Team Attendant” to Great Britain’s 1948 Olympic Team

In 1984, Ted formed EARTHQAUKE SURVIVAL SERVICES to develop products strictly for survival. He worked with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department as a volunteer doing lectures and seminars on Earthquake survival. His homespun style and British accent makes him a popular speaker.

This video was produced by Kassner Enterprises in 1991. Now thanks to Google Video, everyone can watch this very informational two hour presentation.


Linda Chavez-Thompson

Vice President, AFL-CIO


Keynote Speaker:

Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO Vice President delivers an inspiring message before the Assembly of the Pride At Work 6th Triennial Convention held at The San Diego Hilton Resort, San Diego CA, September 9, 2006.


Pride At WorkPresents:

“Chunky Sanchez Band”

Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez was a teenager when he traded his farm tools for a college education at San Diego State University in the early 1970s.

The Chicano singer and activist never forgot his roots.

The late farm labor leader César E. Chávez so loved Sanchez’s music that he often invited him and his band to play farm labor songs at United Farm Workers union rallies and marches.“Chunky and other musicians often were called upon to keep spirits high and empower people,” Chávez’s granddaughter Barbara Ybarra said. “Now is our turn to give back to the musicians of the movement and honor their legacy.

Chávez family members and supporters in San Diego honored Sanchez at the first César Chávez music festival. The event is among scores of celebrations to be held to observe Chávez’s birthday, a state holiday in California. Chávez, who died in 1993.

Sanchez, was considered a natural choice to be the first recipient of the music award because of his commitment to the farm labor movement – first with the band La Rondalla Amerindia, and later with Los Alacranes, the band he co-founded with his brother, Ricardo. This home video shot by Lisa Kassner at the Pride At Work 6th Triennial Convention 9-9-06.

Amjad Aljawhary

Pride At Work Convention 9-9-06

Keynote Speaker:

Representative of Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq (FCWUI) and Unemployed Union in Iraq (UUI) for North America.

Amjad Aljawhary was born in Baghdad in 1966. He earned his degree in biology at Mosul University in 1989. Because of his political views, and organizing among sewing workers, he was blacklisted by the regime and unable to find employment in any state enterprise.With his family, he fled to Turkey in 1995 and was active among Iraqi refugees there. Since 1966 he has lived in Toronto, Canada where he has spoken widely on Iraqi issues and has been active in the anti-sanctions and anti-war movements.

He is currently the FWCUI official representative in North America. Amjad is a member of the Iraqi Freedom Congress, a mass, secular organization. He participated in US Labor against the War’s (USLAW) June 2005 US tour of Iraqi trade unionists, and then in July 2005 attended the AFL-CIO Convention, helping in efforts to pass the historic resolution calling for rapid withdrawal of troops from Iraq.In 2006 he attended the Labor Notes Conference in Detroit and spoke at a USLAW workshop.


Leslie Cagan

Pride At Work Convention 9-9-06

Keynote Speaker:

Leslie Cagan For more than 40 years Leslie Cagan has worked in a wide range of peace and social justice movements locally and nationally in the U.S.: from the Vietnam war to racism at home, from nuclear disarmament to lesbian/gay liberation, from fighting sexism to working against U.S. military intervention.

Her coalition-building and organizing skills have mobilized hundreds of thousands of people in many ways of the nation’s largest demonstrations and countless other public events and activities including: the million person June 12, 1982 Nuclear Disarmament demonstration in NYC; the historic lesbian /gay rights march on Washington on October, 1987; the march on Washington against the Gulf War in January, 1991; and the largest mobilization against the war in Iraq (Feb. 15 and March 22, 2003; August 29, 2004; Sept. 24, 2005; and most recently, April 26, 2006).

Since the early 1990’s, Leslie’s major organizing projects included: work against Operation Desert Storm and the first War against Iraq, normalization of U.S./Cuba relations, the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, work in New York City against police brutality and for budget equity, and serving in the leadership of United for Peace and Justice.

Leslie has worked on several progressive electoral campaigns, including serving as field director for the successful David Dinkins Mayoral campaign in 1989 in NYC. Her writings appear in 8 anthologies, and in scores of journals, newspapers and on-line outlets. She played a major role in winning back the U.S.’s first listener-sponsored media network and was chair of the Interim Pacifica Radio National Board.

Leslie was one of the founders of the United for Peace and Justice – the largest antiwar coalition in the U.S. with more than 1,400 local and national organizations – and since Feb. 2003 has served as it National Coordinator.


I edited this video… I co-wrote this video…I am the Associate Producer… The shooting script is in my hand… This is a video archive… We had all of the needed documentation and permissions… We won the Golden Halo Award for this project.

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