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.
When I was working in Seattle it was quite common for me to be working on commercials with 30 or 40 people. This one was different. Rather than being at a fixed location we had our talent out interacting with people on the streets of Seattle. This was a super fun shoot and it just shows that you don't need to be on the most ellaborate shoots to have fun.
Last Summer I spent a few days working with Assembly Films from New York. During my time freelancing in Seattle this was easily one of the smallest productions that I had worked on in a very long time. In many circumstances it takes a lot of people to make a film come to life. I know that there are times where I'm thinking about all of the equipment that is needed to make my ideas come to life.
However, I was very impressed at the hard work and the quality of the work that was produced. This is another reminder that I should be working with what I have available instead of waiting for circumstances where I will have everything that I could possibly ask for.
There will never be that perfect situation where I'm going to get what I want. I truly believe that the best work comes from circumstances where you have creative pressures that you have to work through.
Time to get back to work.