I've been making films for 12 years now. I've seen plenty of ups and downs along the way. However, the journey of being a filmmaker and practicing my craft has motivated me over the years even when I thought I couldn't go any further. Yesterday I launched my latest reel. It's been a long time coming, but it is finally here. It is a small sample of the various projects that I have been involved with over the years.
Great perspective on how we can approach the new year. 2017 can be great, but it's all a matter of perspective and how we approach it. It starts with you. Get after it.
Here are a few photos I took while visiting San Diego in December of 2016.
Growing up in Washington state I was lucky enough to experience all four seasons. Living in Los Angeles the seasons aren't as visible. I have often wondered what it would be like if it snowed in Los Angeles like it did in my hometown of Wenatchee, WA.
This is a video that has been in my head for over a year. However, I was concerned that I might not be capable of pulling this off like I imagined. For a year I dreamed of making this video but was crippled by my fear of making something that wasn't very believable.
At some point I made the decision to make it anyway. I would rather try something than do nothing at all. What is interesting is that I found this to be a liberating experience. Making this video has given the the ability to focus on other projects.
I hope you enjoy it and it brightens the holidays. Merry Christmas.
On today's episode of Tech Tuesday I talk about my new computer.
2015 MacBook Pros with Apple Care.
Beats Solo 2.
Total spent: $8.70
Sometimes having a 🍋 is worth it.
Beach weather in November never gets old. It's currently 53 degrees where I'm from in Washington state. I think I'll pass...
In the latest installment of Follow Friday I talk about the Chicago Cubs, Budweiser, and VaynerMedia. Watch the Budweiser Commercial here.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
I've been in LA over a year now and I've learned a thing or two while working in the business. Working in Hollywood it is easy to find yourself working on somebody else's project, especially when starting out. For many of us we didn't move to LA to work as a runner or production assistant. We have much bigger things that we want to accomplish.
I recently found this video where Jason Horton talks with Film Courage about how it is our responsibility to make things happen for ourselves. The world does not owe us anything.
Zero. Nada. Zilch.
Ultimately, it is on us to make things happen. We are the masters of our own success. The sooner we own this the sooner we can find where we are suppose to contribute in this world.
Be careful going in search of adventure - it's ridiculously easy to find.
William Least Heat-Moon
Big thanks to my friend Sardor for giving me the opportunity to be part of this shoot. It is moments and adventures like this that I live for.
This was one of the first projects that I worked on after moving to Los Angeles. It was a blast.