Love the article Ryan. Just finishing up "The Four-Hour Work Week" and feel the same way. Looking into taking a 2 month trip to Central America starting Feb just to escape the cold months in Brooklyn. Thanks!
Not sure if you watched the video all the way through but I can always make things simpler and less confusing, true. The reason for the AE and photoshop is so that you can make "wrapper" that you can just place into FCPX above your content. That way you don't have re-do the edit every time in FCPX, saving time. Thanks for the feedback!