Monthly Archives: May 2017

New Videos In-Production

Update 7-25-17

Now Available on Amazon:

Update 7-7-17

Now Available

 Update 7-12-17

Video Trailer for “Visit the Zoo, Volume One” DVD is now available on YouTube


Project Summary

Visit the Zoo, Volume One


List Price: $12.95

38 minutes, NTSC

UPC: 191091457153

The “Visit the Zoo” DVD series gives children, young adults and adults an immediate appreciation for the animal world. There are little known facts about these animals that will astonish young and mature minds. The purpose of the series is to expose our young ones to the animals who share our planet. From all corners of our world zoos have collected these wondrous creatures from places on earth that most of these children and young adults will never visit.

Watching Volume One and all of the other DVD videos is like taking a walk through the zoo. Still Photographs, video, wild sound effects, & Music will make it feel like you are really at the zoo. It is like having your own personal docent.

This is DVD video Volume One in a 12-Volume Series presenting over 120 animals from around the world.

The print editions for the “Visit the Zoo” books have been reviewed and endorsed by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in Geneva, Switzerland. These DVD videos are a direct multimedia experience drawn from the “Visit the Zoo” 12-book series.


My first DVD has been uploaded to CreateSpace and Amazon.

I’ll get final approval in 10 days…then it’s on to volume 2-12.

No rest for the weary and wicked.


I am about half-way through production on video Number One of the first three videos I am producing, available in DVD format or available for download, from my 12-book “Visit the Zoo” series. All 12 books in this series are available now in print and ebook format on and The first three books will also be available shortly as audiobooks available on and on

Video One should be released in about 3 weeks with the other two available in June or July.

The narration tracks have been recorded. The film and still photography have been assembled. The wild sound, music, and animals sounds have been assembled so now it is time for editing. I am using my complete skill set in video production that I have learned and practiced my entire adult life beginning with my film school experience at Kansas University and following with my experience in broadcast television, most of that time spent with ABC-TV in Hollywood. So, these videos will be a multimedia experience as I explore the world and lives of over 120 animals through word, picture, film, video, still, sounds, and support graphics and animation.

But it is the Video and Audio editing that I am working on now that is the most challenging. I am using Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Stock, Adobe Audition, Adobe After Effects as well as numerous stock audio and video libraries. But most of what you see for picture and sound I have recorded, photographed, or shot video myself in HD 1080p.

I would like to describe the video and audio editing process as knowing where to drop, cut, slide and pull both image and sound. It is an aesthetic sense of knowing what looks and sounds right. It is knowing when to cut tight or loose and when to hang onto a shot or let it drop. But above all, it is fun and I can hardly wait to show you the results.

So, stand by, it is all coming soon. For more information on this “Visit the Zoo” 12-book series, you can go to

I’ll keep you informed as to my progress.

Frederick Fichman

AUDIOBOOK for “Noah, An Animal Adventure Fantasy” Just Published on Audible, Amazon, & iTunes


NOW ON iTunes:

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It took many hours recording the narration, editing the narration, and then finally uploading all of the narration tracks to ACX and Audible. But my first audiobook has now been published on, and on iTunes. “Noah, An Animal Adventure Fantasy” follows in the same foot steps as the children’s classic, “The Little Prince.” But with a difference. I have written and narrated “Noah, An Animal Adventure Fantasy” based on personal experience and tragedy. So, this book is very personal for me. There was no way I was going to hire a professional “voice” to narrate my book. I’ve done it on my own and I am thrilled with the results.

I hope you will have the opportunity to either read this, my latest novel, as an ebook or in print, or listen to the audiobook. For links to these three formats/versions of my book please click on this link to go to

Thank you


Fred Fichman