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Made at pummelvision.com
seems a bit out of order.... but mostly right... only seems to go back to approx June 2010...
hm.... couple minutes of Tesla Tech
fourth of July
Burning Man 2010 shoot
Las Vegas adventure
very similar to the picturevideos I make. Here's the SXSW one from 2008 vimeo.com/797750Cast: mikehedge
Made at pummelvision.comCast: mike ambs, Larry McKurtis, amanda walker, erica hampton, Mandy Ambs, Nick Ambs, Tim Ambs, Deborah Mommers, Bonnie Gale, Justin Adams, Angela Sauceda, Zadi Diaz, Bonny Pierzina, Lan Bui, Vu Bui, mikehedge, annie tsai, Terren Lin, Mickipedia, paul dateh, Steve Woolf, the black sheep, tim shey, Mollye Knox, Arin Crumley, jami carlson, Karen Abad loves Dinosaurs. and Timothy DuBuc
November so far has been an interesting month. Lots of projects being finished. A bunch of neat projects from friends being finished, announced, or launched.
My friend Tom Lowe has been out shooting a great film all over the southwest. He recently launched the teaser for the film:
My friend LYNX, has launched her new album! Here’s a track from the record:
Ayz’s new teaser for Dan Gaud’s new film project DAYLIGHT launched!!! Here’s the Quiet Earth post about it. (They shot on RED998 with anamorphic lenses.)
While Macgregor was in LA, we did a pick up shoot for a project we shot while on the crazy CA roadtrip adventure last year. Shooting in downtown LA is always beautiful. Especially with people like Ayz, Ruairi, and Macgregor.
November was the theatrical release of Lucy Walker’s great documentary, Waste Land. I got to attend the LA premiere where Lucy did a great Q&A.
Speaking of Waste Land, it along with another one of my favorite IDA documentaries This Way of Life, were named on the short list for the 2011 Oscars!!!
November also marked the release of the new teaser for Ruairi Robinson’s film BLINKY. This is a film that I was the 2nd AD on, as well as still photographer. The film stars Max Records.
During November we had tons of great news for our film UYUNI.
We got into another dozen or so film festivals!!! Including: Región de Murcia, Arona, Cineclub Soria, IKUSKA. We won second prize at Orotava, and we won 1st Prize at Eibar.
The last few days of November I got to visit the Hoover Dam and the new Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. It was quite a site to see. We got to walk out on the bridge and look back on the Hoover Dam, then we did the walk along the Hoover Dam and got to see the new bridge from there. It was beautiful =) While in the Vegas area I got to jump off the Stratosphere and visit Red Rock Canyon. Hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving.
Lots of great plans and ideas for the upcoming months.
Cast: Macgregor, Ruairi Robinson and mikehedge
"SOON EVERY HOME WILL HAVE A ROBOT HELPER.
DON'T WORRY, YOUR KIDS ARE PERFECTLY SAFE."
Written & Directed by Ruairi Robinson.
Starring Max Records
Produced by Nick Ryan and Marshall Rawlings
Music by Ólafur Arnalds
Cinematography by Macgregor
twitter.com/ruairirobinsonCast: Ruairi Robinson, Macgregor, Nick Ryan, mikehedge, ECHOLAB and Erased Tapes
I arrived back in Los Angeles, after a crazy couple weeks filming at Burning Man 2010, for a great documentary project, then I flew to Toronto, to help shoot some pick-up scenes for a feature called Skeleton Lake. While there I attended the Toronto International Film Festival, and saw a great indie film directed by Charlotte Sachs Bostrup called Karla and Jonas. Then I visited friends, went to a great farmer’s market, helped can a bunch of tomatoes, visited my friend, Paul Cormack, to shoot some great jumpshots for my Jumping Book, then flew back to Los Angeles.
While in LA, I had a beautiful moment with a great double rainbow in my backyard, posted some VFX updates on our SIMILO project. Saw Sara Ziff’s awesome documentary Picture Me, and Mike Dion and Hunter Week’s genius documentary Ride The Divide got released!! (and is now on youtube for rent.) Got an awesome mention about my Jumping Book on a site called Visual News.
I then flew to Detroit, helped shoot some scenes for my friend Ruairi Robinson for his awesome next sci-fi short film, starring Kett Turton, and got to work with people like producer Nick Ryan, DP Macgregor, and friends Judd Tilyard and Ayz Waraich. I briefly saw Jerry Paffendorf before I flew back to LA. I had a gorgeous sunrise at 30,000 feet before I returned some gear on the WB lot.
Grateful for the last few weeks of shooting, traveling, and visiting with great people. Very exciting to share some of the video I shot, as well as some of the great projects I have been lucky enough to be part of.
Near the end of October, I got to join the great people from the IDA for a great discussion with Lucy Walker (director of such great documentaries like Devil’s Playground and Waste Land. It was so great hearing from Lucy about the documentary process. She is quite inspiring. Her documentary Waste Land is in theatres now, check it out. I first saw Waste Land out at Sundance this year and blogged about it here.
The past few weeks have been great for our short film UYUNI. We got into several more film festivals, and we just found out that we won another two festivals. First prize at the Festival de Cortometraje Jerez 2010, and second prize at the Festival de Cortos de Orotava. I’m very proud of all the success with the film.
The new awesome remix album from Codes in the Clouds was released recently! Check out the center spread background of the CD jacket, which RED998 shot during our shoot in the UK with Codes in the Clouds. I also recently got Halcyon’s new book! I can’t wait to read it.
We are slowly getting the VFX work finished for SIMILO! I hope to have more updates soon!
My twitter post from Oct 24th:
“your experience is solely based on what your expectations are.”
This year’s Burning Man was absolutely beautiful. Thank you for everyone making it such a great year! This year I joined a film team to work on an ambitious multiple-year documentary created by my friend Tomas Loewy. Shooting on RED998 MX was such a pleasure. The footage from this year is like nothing anyone has ever captured at any Burning Man event ever. Hopefully soon, I can share some of the breathtaking footage.
With two tickets, (designed by my friend Arin Fishkin) my dad and I headed out to the playa. This year upon arriving at Black Rock City, 50,000 other people and I were blessed with a beautiful double rainbow. I shot the whole week for the documentary project, so have very few photos, but I did manage to shoot some stills. I had a great time, and managed to meet up with a bunch of friends.
After several years of being jealous of people who have gotten to shoot Black Rock City from the air, I got my chance! I was lucky enough to shoot some RED footage from the sky.
I managed to shoot a few jumpshots for my Jumping Book. Such fun shooting with great people including: Jess Bobier, Chris and Cherie from Technomadia, Tao Ruspoli, Halcyon, Tim Ferriss,
I also got to meet up with a bunch of friends including: Scott London, John Curley, Andie Grace, Yomi, Paul Caridad, Lauren Randolph, Caitlin Randolph, Dillon Morris, Lukas Fittl, Kati Bicknell and Will Sacks (who are launching a new company called Moonlyght), as well as many others. Here’s my set on flickr.
I was not able to attend the Tesla Tech Conference last year, so I really wanted to go this year. The event being all the way in Albuquerque, NM was a bit far, but several days before the conference, I got a call from Marko Rodin about joining the team to document the week. I drove out to Marko’s house, met up with a few other people on the Rodin team, and we started our roadtrip out to Albuquerque!
Over on Sterling Allan’s great wiki site PESwiki.com, Michael Riversong has a great recap of the conference. There were many great presentations by many truly great inventors. Check it out here. And here is a bunch of photos I shot.
It was a really adventurous week. Lots of information and video will be released soon, as well as several groundbreaking inventions. It was truly an honor getting to meet/see people like John Searl, Paul Pantone, Bob Boyce, Clayton Nolte, Jeff Cook, and all the great people on the Rodin team including: Randy Powell, Jamie Buturff, Jack Scholze, Tyler Thurmond, Gregor Arturo, Fried Khan, BJ White, and Peter Van Bakel
Alien Scientist did a quick recap of the event:
A portion of Jamie Buturff’s presentation:
Part of John Searl’s presentation:
Recently Randy Powell did this great TED talk at TEDxCharlotte
After many many weeks on the road for my epic Jumping Book tour, I returned to LA and continued rockin’ life. I met up with Peggy and Ondi Timoner at a great IDA Mixer. Always great seeing them. I saw Andrew Strugnell as he passed through Los Angeles on his whirlwind world travels. I met up with Rob Simonsen (who did the score on Mike Lynch’s BURDEN) to do a great jumpshot in Hollywood for my Jumping Book. I posted a few updates on our fundraiser for SIMILO. Our shortfilm UYUNI got into another dozen or so film festivals, including several in Spain and one more in France. We also got a special jury mention for the film at the Certamen de Cortos Universidad de Cantabria y Ciudad de Santander (shorts competition) and won a Platinum REMI Award at WorldFest – Houston International.
In late April we threw together a pick up day shoot for KOR3. It was great seeing it all come together. I had a blast working with the new RED Prime lenses, and several of my good friends Macgregor, Nathan Garofalos, Stephen Sullivan, Kevin Dorian, Luis Labrador, Ruairi Robinson, and Nathan Reid, (lead actor in my film Room 27) etc. The footage looks magic.
I was lucky enough to be in the LA area for the Newport Beach Film Festival, where Hunter Weeks and Mike Dion’s new documentary, Ride The Divide was having it’s Southern California premiere. It was great meeting up with Mike and a few of the cast from the film. I also got see Zaq (who joined Mike, Hunter, and I on the epic 50 States in 14 Days trip) and Jessica and Rima which was great.
At the very last minute IndieGoGo invited me to join them on May 3rd, to do a quick pitch at the 2010 Digital Hollywood Content Summit for As The Dust Settles. I was joined by fellow ATDS collaborators Lauren Randolph and Matt Scott. Panelists included: Danae Ringelmann Co-Founder, IndieGoGo, Moderator Angela Shelton, Director, Searching For Angela Shelton, Adam Chapnick, Vice-President IDA, Distribber, and Steve Reich, Writer, PBS Nova. Everyone there loved the project, and several of the panelists had some great feedback about our pitch. There were some fellow Burners in the audience who had some great ideas for the project as well. I also had a great discussion with fellow documentary filmmaker, Adrian Belic about As The Dust Settles.
In addition to the feature length documentary As The Dust Settles, I am also making a great soundtrack for the film, as well as a collaborative photobook. I am working with some truly accomplished photographers including Scott London, John Curley, Tomas Loewy, Tristan Savatier, Lauren Randolph, and Ryan Jesena, it was great meeting up with some of them and discussing plans for the photobook. We even did a jumpshot =)
I attended the Cinefist screening where Gary King’s film What’s Up Lovely screened. It was a great evening that included a neat discussion about crowdfunding with Gregory Bayne as well. I had a really special Mother’s Day, where my whole family went out for a hike to the Bridge to Nowhere (it’s been on the list of hikes to do for many many years.)
Towards the end of June, as the teaser for KOR3 was coming together, Macgregor decided we needed another pick up shoot. Super super last minute everyone came together, Nathan Garofalos flew in with RED998, we got an awesome downtown LA location, and a 40 foot greenscreen. =) It was a great day of indie filmmaking. I got to work with a bunch of really talented people on this shoot. Super grateful! Thanks to Stephen Sullivan, Luis Labrador, Tim Hyten, Mathew Lorenceau, Kimmy Ngyen, Mia, Tiffani Bearup, Jack Daniel Stanley (main actor in UYUNI) and all the other great cast and crew for making this such a successful shoot! The footage is beautiful. I can’t wait to share the teaser!
After missing Lightning in a Bottle in 2008, I decided that I wouldn’t miss the event this year. Lightning in a Bottle is a great event in the Los Angeles area put on by the The Do Lab. Many people part of Los Angeles Burning Man community attend. I shot the whole event with RED998, so have very few photos. Hopefully soon I will be able to export some of the great footage I shot. I got to see some of my favorite bands/friends perform including Lynx and Janover, DJ Wolfie, Glitch Mob, and The Album Leaf. I also got to meet up with friends like Liz and Scott from Evil Twin Booking and fellow documentary filmmaker Chris Paine. Here’s some great links with other people’s photos and videos and reviews on the Do Lab site.
This genius recap video by Matthew Smith is a great example of what I experienced. Love it!
When you get the call to fly to Toronto, do you drop everything and go? I did! It was awesome. My friends Judd Tilyard and Ayz Waraich were in Toronto shooting a feature called Skeleton Lake, which Neil Mackay was directing. I was up on set with them for a week, and got to shoot some great behind the scenes shots. They have just released a new teaser for the film, which is a fine example of what you get when you shoot with RED998 MX and LOMO anamorphics. The film also recently got a neat write-up on Twitch Film
Mid-June I got to attend my brother’s commencement ceremonies. He graduated magna cum laude with honors from Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering. We had a huge pool party afterward to celebrate, and Mia and Braden stopped by=)
Near the end of June, I got to attend the the NPA Conference at Cal State Long Beach. It was great meeting some genius inventors and getting to meet people like Greg Volk and Marko Rodin. They have some videos and photos online from the conference, and here’s some photos I took.
A couple at odds, tries to find some hope in one another out in the desert.
Download the original 1080p file at the bottom right (sign-in required) while its available.
AYZ OFFICIAL SITE: dimeworth.com
AYZ TWITTER: twitter.com/ayz
starring STEPHEN L. SULLIVAN + JESSICA JAMES
written + directed AYZ WARAICH
produced JUDD L. TILYARD
cinematography DREW SUPPA
sound-design GAVIN LITTLE @ ECHO-LAB.COM
score CASEY "3PM" CLARK
make up JESSICA ROSENFIELD
SHOT ON RED + LOMO ANAMORPHICS
WARNING: an overtly heart-on-sleeve note follows.
This film was conceived and shot in LA over a period of 3-4 days, with the help of some passionate people, while I was there prepping "The Divine River" last year.
Basically I was given the opportunity to shoot a little project of my choosing, with a small skeleton crew, and a couple of actors. The catch?
I only had a couple of hours to come up with something.
So I buckled down and just began writing. I had no idea what I was going for, but I started typing anyway, and something began to pour out of me. Feelings of anger, love, and frustration just found their way on to the page. When I was done, I only knew that I was very proud of it on a personal level, but not really aware what exactly it would mean to me in the months to come...
A couple of days later I drove out to Death Valley, Nevada, with my friend/producer Judd Tilyard, and we shot what I had written. A small little intimate short, meant for me more than anyone else. I managed to make some (hopefully) life-long friends out there and was beyond proud of the work I saw Stephen and Jessica contribute as actors -- which is why they are billed first in the credits.
We shot a small intimate little personal short, which was more for me than anybody else. Then weeks later, I returned to Toronto...
...only to find out my marriage was ending and that my father was dying of cancer. Needless to say, I felt the wind knocked out of me...
A few months later, I finally forced myself to sit down and start editing the film with the help of my co-editor Mike Burton. The goal was just to busy myself -- but then something happened. As I watched the screen, it hit me...
I had subconsciously made a film about the end of my marriage.
Or at least about knowing it was on that edge, where a couple either survives or doesn't. Even back then, out in LA, I had sensed we were in trouble, and had somehow subconsciously written down what I was feeling. It's all there... our anxiety, our frustrations, the love and the hope... from both our sides I think. Even though we are not these characters, the feelings are all there. Not all marriages end because of cheating, lying, and pettiness... Some just end.
It's not what the film is literally about, as it was designed to be open to interpretation, and hopefully means different things to different people as I had intended...
However, to me... this is a film about listening to one another before its too late.
Also it's dedicated to my father. May he rest in peace.
Aug 2010.Cast: Ayz Waraich, Judd L. Tilyard, jessica James, Casey 3PM Clark, Drew Suppa, ECHOLAB, mikehedge and Stephen Leonhard
This adventure I’m on never seems to die down. Couldn’t be more grateful. A short film I produced named UYUNI played a few more film festivals in places like Columbia and Iceland (totally wish I could have gone!) My friend Nirvan got his awesome new website for The 1 Second Film launched! My friend Ondi launched her new documentary We Live in Public, which is now on DVD! And I got a nod on Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools blog ! PS, Kevin has his new book out now! My friends Rich and John from The American Dollar released another genius album! ”Atlas” http://theamericandollar.info/
Sometimes life feels like what I’m doing while I am living, but a lot of the time, life is what happens while I’m making plans. The idea is from a John Lennon quote. For me, I very rarely get to see the people that are the most important in my life. I live at such a fast pace some years, that an entire year goes by without the proper communication or hugs with the people that inspire me that most. As my main mission here is to inspire others, I don’t often spend the time I should finding people or things that inspire me. I am infinitely grateful for those people who inspire me. You truly make my life more fulfilling. I got to briefly see Alison and Bryn in March. Two people I love dearly.
For the month of March, I knew I was gonna be out in Austin for this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) and I also knew that I wanted to attend the US premiere of UYUNI at the Cleveland International Film Festival, and I knew I wanted to visit some friends in Toronto. I also knew that it was time for my Jumping Book to get made. So I crafted a super fantastic Jumping Book Tour!!!!
I set up a new website for the book at www.jumpingbook.com, created a flickr group for people to add their own jumpshots to the collage in the back of the book, a facebook fanpage for the book so I could keep people up to date with the project, and launched a fundraiser on IndieGoGo. I quickly created a video for the project and jumped in my car.
I sent out a quick announcement that went something like this:
In order to make this book happen, I will be traveling all over America to get some of the remaining needed photos for the book. If you would like to help with getting the book made check out: www.jumpingbook.com
Here’s the video:
In order to really do justice to my epic Jumping Book tour, I really need to get some of the great photos and videos I shot edited together. I hopefully will be able to do that at some point, but for now a quick blog recap of the journey will have to do. Here’s a taste of my epic journey:
The epic roadtrip led me first to Phoenix to do some jumpshots with Clintus, and the guys at Gangplank. Then I headed to Austin where I met up with my friend Rachel and her Austin friends and went hiking around Hamilton Pool which was so super awesome.
I then headed to SXSW!!! I have written a whole blog about it here. SXSW blog
After the crazy awesome week at SXSW, including some great jumpshots with Brian Shaler!!! and meeting up with Matt Brown and Anna-Lynne Williams of Trespassers William, I headed south and met up with Sara Janssen and her awesome family, then down to Houston to visit with my grandma and family there. It was great seeing them! We went to the Houston Rodeo at Reliant Stadium and saw the Eli Young Band.
Leaving Texas, I stopped by for a quick jumpshot with April from Rocket Science Shorts, then up through Arkansas, where I got to visit with my friends Tona and Landon and their beautiful daughter Daisy! Then on to Nashville for a few days with Ashleigh and the Nashville friends. Then on to Indiana to meet up with Erin and her lovely family. Then I met up with my grandma’s brother, who is also a photographer. So we out for a day of shooting. Then I met up with fellow inventor Jeff Cook.
Then after a long 20 hour drive, I finally made it to Cleveland for the US premiere of the short I produced called UYUNI at the Cleveland International Film Fest! At the last minute I saved the day, and with the awesome staff of CIFF, I got the film to play correctly. It was super awesome to see the film with an audience. Got some great feedback (all compliments =) Then I headed to Toronto, and stopped along the way at Niagara for a jumpshot with Eric! While in Toronto, I hung out with Ayz and his family, met up with Gayle, met up with Kyron, and also met up with the Mugglesam family! Sam made a super nice video of the visit =)
I left Toronto, sad to be leaving so many awesome people. On my way to NYC, I stopped for lunch with Delaine Dacko, the lovely sister of Ryan Dacko, the team behind the documentary Plan 9 From Syracuse (which I helped shoot the final day of.)
I finally made it to CT to shoot some jumpshots with Hannah and Nathan (the two younger siblings of ATDS collaborator Jamie Dee) I then spent a few days meeting with a bunch of the ATDS team.
Then I headed down to New York City, stopping by to visit more family on the way. I made it to NYC just in time for the NYC gallery opening of Philippe Halsman’s JUMP book. I even got to do my own jumpshot surrounded by Halsman’s jumpshots on the walls of the gallery. I also got to meet Philippe’s daughter Irene Halsman, which was a complete honor. While in NYC, I met for dinner with my old uncle Tar, then I got to meet up with my friend and fellow youtuber Caitlin Hill, met up with my friend Erik Paulsen (who did some music for the original SIMILO,) and did an awesome tour of WABC, met up with a few of the NY based ATDS collaborators, Tarynn, Clay, and Katheryn, and I also got to spend a couple days with my Italian family, Simona, Max, and Viola.
I then headed to DIY DAYS where I met up with various people in new media. Ted Hope gave the keynote introduction. There were many great speakers talking about social media, and storytelling etc. I tried to twitter “@” a bunch of the people I met up with that day: … Now at @diydays #diydays w/ @tedhope @lanceweiler @bnewman01@getstoried @1basil1 @noahharlan fun day! #diydays many friends: @bchirls @karlj @girlgamy @anitaondine @paulrachman @saskiawb @GoGoSlava & @fhta alumni!: @zekezelker @zaffi. While there, I met up with several ATDS Board of Advisors as well. I also got to meet up with my friend Hannah Bailey (who was in the awesome documentary American Teen) to do a jumpshot!
On April 5th, I posted this twitter:
My 93 Honda Accord just crossed the 200,000 mile mark! bam! http://flic.kr/p/7QYZzT
After leaving NY, I was on a pretty crazy schedule trying to make it all the way back to LA to shoot a wedding, but I had a few people to visit along the way =) First stop was in Illinois to visit fellow photographer Ben Geyer and his awesome family. Then I headed to Chicago to meet up with friends Tiff Tate and Wendy Alas. Then on my way to Minnesota, I got to shoot jumpshots with Ashley, Leslie, and then Ross Heintzkill.
After a bizarrely long drive, I finally made it to Minneapolis, Minnesota!!!! Michelle and Jeremiah have been friends of mine for many years, but I rarely find myself in Minnesota, so it was so great seeing them. I then headed south to Sioux Falls, SD to meet up with Angela and her awesome Electric Pulp team. It was a blast shooting with them. We even got ice cream =) Angela and Stefan have a new iphone/ipad ap out now as well.
I then traveled through Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada, visiting my friend Jess, my friends and inspirations Trevor and Austin, two of the guys from from Mammoth Media, my friend Sascha, more family, fellow jumpshot photographer Rick Smith, and friend Kacey Cash, before making it back to LA for Krissie and Mike Lynch’s wedding.
The final jumpshot of the tour I shot at Mike Lynch’s wedding!!!
So after about 35 days on the road, I met up with hundreds and hundreds of people along my tour. I shot 11,700 photos total, and a bunch of video. I have posted 2400 photos here.
I decided very last minute to head to Austin, Texas for SXSW, because a couple friends were premiering their films there. I also wanted to visit with my grandma and family in Texas after the festival. I decided to make a huge roadtrip out of it, and I actually headed out to the east coast afterward. I wrote a huge blog about the whole trip here: March/April/Jumping Book Tour
Once in Austin, I had a great adventure with my Austin friends around Hamilton Pool. It was great seeing everyone! I then headed into the Austin Convention Center and got my SXSW Gold badge. This badge allowed me to see any of the films as well as attend any of the interactive events and seminars.
While at SXSW I saw many great documentaries:
I was at the premiere of Jeff’s film 11/4/08 which was made from a ton of footage shot on that day (Election Day) it was shot by 15 people, and Jeff edited it all together. It has some super low-resolution footage, bad sound, and bad camera work. But what was great to see, was that the story of that day in history, and the stories of the people, were able to still get across to the audience. They had subtitles when the audio was bad. So it proves the “content is king” or the “story story story” idea. If the story is compelling enough, then the audience is still involved. Jeff calls it a participatory documentary, and is letting people add their own footage from that day. I believe Jeff plans on making the film available for remix, like how Brett’s film did. The film is now released in theatres! http://11-4-08.com/
A great film called Pelada was one of my favorites. It’s shot all over the world and follows the game of soccer. They shot the film over 3 years. I cried. Genius film. I got to hang out with the filmmakers. http://www.pelada-movie.com
I saw Dirty Pictures which is a film about the chemist/scientist Dr. Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin who invented MDMA (Ecstasy.) It was a very well-edited film, and very interesting. They showed both the science/lab research, a bunch of stuff about his actual life, and also the people that use the drug, and why/how. They had a couple shots of Burning Man in it, but focused on the people who are fans of the scientist’s work, and books, and drug. The film was sold out. http://dirtypicturesthefilm.com/
I got to see Hood to Coast, which was shot in Oregon in 2008. They had a pretty nice budget, and the film followed 4 teams competing in the race. It was great to watch and I loved the various filmmaking styles. They continually cut between the 4 teams. Since it was a race, you always had that feeling like the finish line was just ahead. The film was entertaining and inspiring to watch. http://www.hoodtocoastdocumentary.com/
I also got to see Gondry’s film, The Thorn in the Heart. It was a great personal doc about Gondry’s family. He followed his aunt, and got to find out about her family, who she was, and also a bit of who Gondry was growing up. The film has a few great animations and reenactments. Here’s the trailer.
I got to attend a great panel with Scott Kirsner and Gary Hustwit (documentary director of great films like Helvetica, and Objectified.) I loved the discussion, and the various ideas and tips that Gary shared about making documentary films. I also got to see Gary Vaynerchuk speak as the keynote speaker for the interactive part of SXSW. Always great to see him speak. Inspiring guy.
I met up with several of the great people on the Burning Man media team. Marian Goodell was part of a neat discussion about the similarities between SXSW and Burning Man. She was interviewed by Daniel Terdiman from CNET. It was great seeing her, Heather Gallagher, and Andie Grace. Proud to be working with them for my documentary As The Dust Settles.
I saw a bunch of short films including a film which premiered at SXSW called Depth of Phil, which was directed by my friend Jack Daniel Stanley (one of the actors in UYUNI) It’s always fun to see short films. An amazing amount of time and money goes into making them.
SXSW this year I got to meet up with a bunch of friends including: Micki Krimmel, Brian Chirls, Brian Shaler, Slava and Danae from IndieGoGo, Paul Stamatiou, Liz and Scott from Evil Twin Booking, and many many others. Great seeing everyone!
At SXSW, part of the week is focused on music. Many bands from all over the world come to Austin to perform as part of the SXSW lineup. Every night there are also many venues with live bands playing. I got to see Todd Sapio perform with his band Language Room. I also got to see the lovely Jenny Owen Youngs, as well as the lovely Matt and Anna-Lynne from Trespassers William. It was so great seeing them perform.
During the week, I also met up with a bunch of film festival programmers, including ones from Sundance, SilverDocs, and True/False. I talked with a couple about other documentary fests like CPH Dox, HotDocs, Sheffield, IFDA and several others. I also met up with several Board of Advisors for ATDS. It was great talking about ideas and the progress of the documentary. After watching all the documentaries at Sundance and SXSW, I am still certain that we really do have something that will truly inspire people. Deeply grateful for the privilege that we have to craft a documentary. Exciting times ahead!
Here’s my whole flickr set from SXSW including a bunch of jumpshots I did for my Jumping Book. Here’s an average evening in Austin at SXSW:
soon, all of you,
the faithless and the blind,
will bear your eyes and your hearts wide open,
to the one undeniable truth in this universe.
i have seen it and soon,
so will you...
THE DIVINE RIVER AWAITS YOU ALL...
A few new glimpses in this teaser in to the divine river world, as we work on the post-production. A proper trailer will follow once VFX are complete.
A SHORT SCI-FI THRILLER ABOUT A FEMALE TIME-CONTINUUM AGENT ON THE HUNT FOR A DANGEROUS TIME TERRORIST KNOWN AS THE FISH.
written + directed AYZ WARAICH
produced JUDD L. TILYARD
starring JEANNIE BOLÉT + STEPHEN L. SULLIVAN
and BRADY ROMBERG (PROLOGUE CHAPTER)
cinematography CHAYSE IRVIN (DIVINE RIVER)
cinematography MACGREGOR (PROLOGUE CHAPTER)
musical score CASEY '3PM' CLARK
conceptual designs DAVID LÖHR + DANIEL PRUESSLER [WMYW]
SHOT ON RED + LOMO ANAMORPHICS
DIVINE R. FACEBOOK: facebook.com/divineriver
AYZ OFFICIAL SITE: dimeworth.com
AYZ TWITTER: twitter.com/ayz
========Cast: Ayz Waraich, Judd L. Tilyard, Chayse Irvin, Macgregor, Casey 3PM Clark, Karen Abad ♥s Dinosaurs., angie amaro, mikehedge and ECHOLAB
Jumping Book Tour March 2010
■Jumping Book Tour ■ ■ My goal is to make a jumping book containing several hundred of my best jumpshots. With your support, this dream will be achieved! ■ I plan on posting updates as I go through my shots, gather needed releases, and design the pages. ■ I plan on pursuing a publisher, but ultimately will self-publish if need be. ■ ■ As the number one jumpshot photographer in the entire world, I think it will be a rewarding experience creating my own jumpshot photobook! Some of my shots! ■ www.jumpingbook.com
Travel & Events
Right after I returned from the epic Park City trip, I launched a huge crowdfunding fundraiser to get the final VFX shots finished for Zac&Mac’s genius shortfilm SIMILO.
It was a huge effort. Together with the large indie film community, all the fans of the original short, and a bunch of my closest friends and connections, I managed to raise over $14,000 for the project. It was truly a great experience. I almost wish I was fundraising every month. It’s exciting to gain support of like-minded people. It’s exciting to post updates on the progress, it’s exciting every time someone donates, even if it’s only a dollar. And yes it’s very exciting during the final few minutes before the cut-off time. These funds have allowed Zac&Mac and I to continue getting the VFX done on SIMILO. During the fundraiser we were mentioned on all sorts of blogs, and even highlighted by Kickstarter.
Here’s a few mentions: Fresh DV, No Fat Clips, Colorcubic, and an interview on IndyMogul. During all the buzz regarding the SIMILO fundraiser, we also hit the front page of both Slashfilm and Twitchfilm as well as Filmonic regarding our epic sci-fi feature project KOR3. So that was exciting! Our other short, UYUNI played it’s eighteenth film festival during February as well.
February 12-14th I got to attend this year’s BIL Conference! It was great meeting up with various friends, several ATDS Board of Advisors, and several people who are working on innovative projects or ideas. Here’s a bunch of photos from the event.
In February, it was the first Cinefist event screening. Zak Forsman and the team at Sabi Pictures have created a great quarterly screening series at the Downtown Indie theatre. They screened Tom Quinn’s film The New Year Parade, which is now out on DVD on Ashley’s Carnavalesque Films label. The screening was great. Before the film was played, the entire audience got to vote for the film that would play in the next quarterly screening. photos link
February 13th I got to go inside the brand new RED Studios Hollywood. Jim and his team have set up an incredibly impressive grading suite with the latest and greatset SONY 4K projectors and real time 4K playback systems. We all got to hang out with the RED team and learn about the new EPIC camera, and watch some of the new RED MX footage from the new RED MX sensors that RED is now installing into the RED ONEs. Always fun getting to play with the RED team, and various fellow RED owners. Twitter recap:
Was @ @bilconf #bil10 now @ new RED Studios Hollywood w/ 200 other owners. Jim, Cioni, Kelly, Rob, @Gnattress, Lukas & everyone is here#R3D
Through my friend Frank Da Silva I got to work with Jacqueline Genie for her project on Positivetv.tv at the Consciousness Life Expo. While there, I got to shoot interviews with some great people including; John Hogue and Mike Bara. I also got to meet Richard C. Hoagland, David Wilcock, as well as Kerry Cassidy from Project Camelot. It was an incredible event, and I learned some pretty amazing things, much of which you can learn if you read David Wilcock’s blog. Fun times ahead! Here’s my twitter recap:
Filming w/ friend here @ Consciousness Life Expo. Just met Howe, Hogue, Brinkley, Maxwell, Sitchin, @mikebara33, Hoagland, & @david_wilcock
On Feb 15th, LA Film School got to host a WGA meeting of the Oscar nominations for screenwriting, and I got to shoot the event. Amongst those nominated was Jason Reitman. Always fun being at my school and seeing fellow alumni and Media Center Manager, Iris again. Here’s the LAFS blog about it.
In late February, after many months of shenanigans, one of my awesome ATDS collaborators, Jamie Dee flew out to LA to help with the massive ATDS todo list. It was great finally getting things going with the various post production things for the film. She also inspired several of the other ATDS collaborators to have a few conference calls and a couple skype video chats. Communication is vital on a project of this scope, especially with various collaborators being based in various cities all over the US and world.
For the soundtrack for As The Dust Settles, I’m working with so many great bands. I was very excited to get Alex Rich’s new The Soul’s Release album out on Dynophone Records, as well as David’s new Relmic Statute album out on Hibernate Records.
On Feb 28th, I was issued my World Record on the Universal Record Database for my jumping photos. I am the number one jumpshot photographer in the entire world. It’s official now!
Other exciting news for February included the acceptance into the Cleveland International Film Festival!!! Here’s my twitter about it:
We got into @CIFF! http://www.UYUNI.eu Anyone in Cleveland, OH on Mar 27th? We play in Columbia next week! then Iceland first week of March!
Back from Sundance 2010! It was a truly amazing experience.
This year, I decided last minute to drive out to Park City for Slamdance and Sundance. The drive out was a pretty rough experience. At times it was 10mph through thick snow storms. I ended up making it without driving off the road and without needing to put on my chains!
I made it just in time for the Filmmaker Summit that was being put on by Slamdance, Saskia Wilson-Brown, and Lance Weiler’s Workbook Project. It was great being part of the Summit. Bomb It director, Jon Reiss was there doing a special workshop for Hunter Weeks and Mike Dion’s mountain bike adventure documentary Ride the Divide.
Every year Dan Mirvish and the other Slamdance people challenge Sundance to a sledding competition. It’s always fun to join in. The group out on the slopes this year was great!
After the sledding, Slamdance hosts a hottub discussion about indie film. Some really great conversations this year. Filmmaking stories and distribution stories are always great to listen to and learn from when they are being told by people with some incredible expereinces like American Hardcore director, Paul Rachman.
I got to attend the huge Indieflix/IndieGoGo party, which was way fun. So many great people there including Burden director Mike Lynch, Scilla from Indieflix, Slava and Danae from IindieGoGo, Lance Weiler, and Zak Forsman and the whole Sabi team!
Since both Lauren Randolph and I (the two greatest jumposhot photographers ever) were both up in Park City at the same time, our flickr friend, Rick decided to make the drive up from Salt Lake and join us for some jumpshots! it was such a huge blast! Rick rocks! Rick has given me a run for the number one jumpshot phtographer in the world status, I better keep shooting!!!
I got to see many films while in Park City. Some I had tickets for, some I had to hike for hours in the snow to get to the wait list in time to get a ticket, and one film changed my life. Here are some of the films I saw:
Lucky, a documentary about people winning the lottery.
A great documentary called Teenage Paparazzo which follows 13-year old paparazzi named Austin Visschedyk made by Adrian Grenier
Runaways which is about the 1970′s rock and Joan Jett starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart.
Grown Up Movie Star, which is about two young teenagers growing up, shot in Canada.
I really wanted to see Katie Aselton’s film The Freebie. I had heard great things about the film, so made sure I had tickets. The film is great! Loved it! A truly great example of an indie film, great story telling, great look, very small budget. Passion project.
Cane Toads 3D!!!! A great documentary about one of Australia’s greatest environmental problems; cane toads.
Gasland Josh Fox’s very important documentary about the hydraulic drilling process called “fracking” check out the trailer
Countdown to Zero a doc about the world’s near nuclear disasters.
and last but lot least,
my most favorite documentary film I have ever seen:
Lucy Walker’s Waste Land
The main experience I had at Sundance (which was worth the entire cost and time of going) was the film Waste Land. It was directed by a women named Lucy Walker, and it followed a NY artist photographer named Vik Muniz, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as he did an art project in the world’s largest landfill/garbage dump. The story follows him as he takes photos of some of the people living in the garbage dump. These characters become the main focus of the doc, we learn about who these people are, what their backgrounds are and what they feel about life and about their work.
Vik ends up shooting some portraits of these people. He then brings in a ton of garbage into an art studio, and arranged the garbage as if it was pixels of the photo. He ends up shooting photos of the garbage looking straight down on it from 50 feet up. He takes these photos and makes giant 60 inch prints from them. He then takes some of the people from the garbage dump and heads to a super famous art auction in UK and NY. These prints of garbage end up selling for tens and tens and tens of thousands of dollars. We see the main people crying and transforming, as they realize that their garbage is actually art. Worth a lot of money. They basically have life-changing experiences as they tour world famous museums with the prints, and are doing interviews for major press and media. The money goes back to them and the landfill association. The film ends with a beautiful epilogue telling us what has happened to each of the main characters.
Waste Land is an incredibly powerful doc, it touches people, it makes people cry and it makes people think. It’s not the trash or the money, it’s the emotional experience that the people go through as they transform into a whole new reality about their lives. This is exactly what ATDS has, and is the higher level stuff I talk about in my internal ATDS blog posts.
While watching the film I cried many times. Truly beautiful crying. One because of how the story developed and two because the main message of the doc, is identical to the main message I plan on reaching by the end of ATDS.
Here is the trailer for Waste Land:
I was lucky enough to be able to join up with Matt Scott and several of his friends. We all stayed together in a condo, saw movies together all week, hung out photowalking, it was really nice getting to know weveryone and I truly enjoyed the adventure, thanks guys!
Here’s a twitter to recap the good times:
Thx for the good times @laurenlemon @dzevans @ddarcyana @mattscott711 @nattie27 You guys made my week super awesome! http://flic.kr/p/7yGzMW 4:08 PM Jan 28th 2010 via web
While in Park City, I got to meetup with several As The Dust Settles Board of Advisors, including Jeffrey Abramson and Scilla Andreen. Many ideas were shared. I also had great conversations with Chris Paine and with Adrian Belic, about Burning Man and ATDS.
Here’s a twitter that summed up the Sundance part of my trip:
Fun times at @sundancefest @slamdance jumping, photos, parties, films, crying, ideas, people, sledding, parties, long walks in snow, so fun.
5:53 PM Jan 26th 2010 via web
The drive back from Sundance took me through Reno with Lauren. We stopped off at the Bonneville Salt Flats. (same place that I shot UYUNI.)
Lauren was part of a Reno art show where she got to display some of her great photo work. At the show, I got to see @caitran @dirtydiana @audreyobscura as well as some other neat Reno Burners
I stopped by Tahoe for a great day of skiing at Heavenly with Nathan then headed to the SF area to go photowalking with fellow photographer and inspiration of mine Jill Carmel. I then headed over to meet up for dinner with Primal Quest friend and fellow adventurer, Aja Cook
and that is the end of this adventure =)
CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION: facebook.com/divineriver
A SHORT SCI-FI THRILLER ABOUT A FEMALE TIME-CONTINUUM AGENT ON THE HUNT FOR A DANGEROUS TIME TERRORIST KNOWN AS THE FISH.
written + directed AYZ WARAICH
produced JUDD L. TILYARD
starring JEANNIE BOLÉT + STEPHEN L. SULLIVAN
cinematography CHAYSE IRVIN
conceptual designs DAVID LÖHR + DANIEL PRUESSLER [WMYW]
SHOT ON RED + LOMO ANAMORPHICS
DIVINE R. FACEBOOK: facebook.com/divineriver
AYZ OFFICIAL SITE: dimeworth.com
AYZ TWITTER: twitter.com/ayz
Cast: Ayz Waraich, Chayse Irvin, Karen Abad ♥s Dinosaurs. and mikehedge
December was an intense month. Remembering that every problem is actually an opportunity, I was gifted several great opportunities for ATDS. The ATDS soundtrack project continues to be created. So many great bands!
Dec 11th I got to go to the annual Warren Miller screening! It was great seeing another film. Loved it. On Dec14th, I got to screen a bunch of my recent projects at the LA Film School screening. it was great.
Dec 15th marked one of the greatest moments in the entire history of man! Well done Sean and the Steorn team!!! They went live with their Orbo technology, and have the technology on display in Ireland. www.steorn.com
I got to celebrate xmas with some close family friends.
made for New Breed/Workbook Project
Video for Filmmaker Summit 2010
this should be on our poster
Let art speak for itself.
Instead of trying to summarise all these wonderful moments we've had since I officially founded Erased Tapes on February 5, 2007, I decided to simply throw it all onto the table and film it. These aren't just things to me. They are dreams we dreamt. They are marks we leave behind. They are mountain peaks we've climbed. These things might not mean much to anyone who hasn't been part of this trip. But it awakes a lot of memories for me and the Erased Tapes family. So let's travel back in time and remember some of these moments we've had together.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010 everybody!
I want to give something back to everyone who has supported us and our artists ever since they discovered us. So let's celebrate our 3rd anniversary with a FREE Digital Download compilation entitled 'Erased Tapes Collection II'. Visit ddc.erasedtapes.com and type in the following DDC: MY-FREE-ERATP020. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
If you want to help, then all we ask of you is to tell your friends about us and our artists' music. You can also support us and the artists even more by purchasing the HIGH QUALITY DOWNLOAD of 'Erased Tapes Collection II' or any other records on store.erasedtapes.com
I finally found the time to design some Erased Tapes T-Shirts as well as a few band tees for Rival Consoles and Codes In The Clouds. And the best thing is they all get custom made so you can choose your favourite motive, colour, size and fit. You can check them out here:
Music: Ljósið by Ólafur Arnalds.
Video on the screen by Esteban Diácono.
Cast: Erased Tapes, Esteban Diácono, Neon Productions, Gussi - Sleepless In Reykjavik, nicomuhly, Macgregor and mikehedge
Original Icelandic title: Himininn er að hrynja...en stjörnurnar fara þér vel.
A documentary following the young Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds from Iceland Airwaves straight to a full scale UK tour in October 2008.
'The documentary focuses on getting to know "Óli" as his friends call him, and his music'
- director Gunnar B. Guðbjörnsson (Sleepless In Reykjavík Productions)
olafurarnalds.com | erasedtapes.com | sir.is
Music available on CD/Vinyl/Download at store.erasedtapes.com
Cast: Erased Tapes, Sleepless In Reykjavik and mikehedge
It’s difficult enough trying to put into words some of my experiences, but cramming an entire year into one post, especially this year has been quite an ordeal…
Welcome to 1127 2009! Hope this year has been outstanding and successful for everyone. This is my 7th year sending out these 1127 emails. Each year I give a quick recap of my past 12 months. Hopefully people will keep me up to date with what they are up to. This year’s 1127 blog will follow a slightly different style than last year’s. Last year, was my first year adding photos to my 1127 blog. After posting that post, I continued to post blogs with lots of photos and descriptions of all my adventures. If I were to include everything that happened since my last 1127 post, It would be 10 times longer than my last year’s post. If you want to check out what that looks like, it’s crazy!!!
I left off on my crazy 1127 blog last year, on a plane flying to China. It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed. Do I feel that I have accomplished what I set out to accomplish in the past 12 months? This is something that I continue to think about. What is it that I accomplished? What am I comparing my accomplishments to? What makes life fulfilling? What is the goal I have this life? My goal has been: “To inspire others.” I’m sure I have inspired people this year, I’m sure I continue to inspire people. Has it been rewarding?
I did manage to fill my year up with many film shoots, many film festivals, many trips, and shot another few hundred thousand photos. I was published in many magazines, and even received an award for a short film I edited. Did I finish the things on my todo list from 2008? No. Did I finish some of them? Yes indeed!
The largest project of my life, which I started back in 2008, continues to be worked on. I hope that 2010 will be a year of finishing many of the incomplete projects I have done over that past few years. In many ways, I feel like I have been writing pages in my “book of life” so fast, but have never bothered to go back, fix the spelling errors, bind the pages, and publish the book!
I am incredibly grateful for the people who choose to surround me with their support. A huge thank you to all the people who continue to inspire me.
So last year, after an amazing shoot out at Burning Man, and several months traveling all over Europe, I ended up in Madrid where my friends, Macgregor, Zac, Pedro, and I talked about doing a trip out to Asia to shoot some tests and location scout for a film project. We left from Madrid on Nov 27th 2008 and flew to Shanghai, China. then to Thailand, including Phi Phi Islands) then to Mumbai, India. Here’s a quick clip from India including a shot of India’s largest slum, Dharavi. India Dec 09-2008 Please read the blog here.
In mid-December, we flew from India, back to Madrid. Once Macgregor and I landed in Madrid, we quickly repacked and flew to London to shoot some footage for a teaser for the Erased Tapes’ band, Codes In The Clouds.
While is London, I got to hang with Erased Tapes Records owner, Robert Raths for a couple days. It was really awesome to see the day-to-day operations of Erased Tapes. Before leaving the UK, I got to meet several other inspirations of mine: Bill Erickson, one of the founders of the BIL Conference, Richard Moross, founder of Moo.com, Frank Da Silva of DMTlabs, and Matt Biddulph, one of the founders of Dopplr.com. I also got to hang out with Anita Ondine of Seize The Media and Lukas Fittl co-founder of Soup.io. Check out the adventures in the UK blog.
After finally returning to the US in December, I flew to Tennessee to spend Christmas with Jackie’s family. Check out the blog here.
Connecticut became home base for the month of January. Roger Ingraham was nice enough to let the As The Dust Settles team set up shop at Highland Terrace.Team ATDS edited all month. Check out the photos, and the blog.
In February, I finally returned back to LA. It had been months and months since I was last in LA. I left in October and continued traveling. I ended up going to 12 countries. The amount of media I created on that trip was crazy! terabytes and terabytes. Please read the blog here.
Days after returning to LA, I found that my hillside was on fire! A pretty large brush fire had erupted very near my house. Lucky for us, the wind was blowing west! We joined many neighborhood people and watched as helicopter after helicopter full of water put out the fires.
Feb 3rd, was Nathan Reid’s comic book release party for his new film Prey: The Beginning. Feb 7th and 8th I got to attend the BIL Conference! Lots of passionate people brainstormed about innovative ideas about what’s going on today and ideas for the future. It’s sorta a sister project of the hugely inspiring conference called TED. While at BIL, I got to meet up again with Bill Erickson, Todd Huffman, EFF Chairman, Brad Templeton, and Lukas Fittl who was in town.
Later in February, I got to join the New Media West: Office Hours meeting, where everyone joined up to discuss new forms of online media projects. It was awesome to see a bunch of people that I hadn’t seen in a while! Shout out to: Mike Ambs, Rudy Jahchan, Casey McKinnon, Ric Rey, Meg McGarry, Brigitte Dale, Cristian Olave, and I also got to meet the co-founder of the Streamy Awards, Marc Hustvedt. February also marked the first time big screen screening of America’s Phoneless. We had many of the cast and crew there at LAFS, it was great!
Macgregor and I shot this teaser for the Erased Tapes band, Codes In The Clouds. Their new album came out in June. Macgregor also finished the ad we shot for Nissan out in Death Valley last year = genius! Codes teaser. Nissan spec.
In March, Arin flew out to LA to do a couple presentations. One was at Cal Arts for Jon Reiss’ new media class, and the other was Film Independent’s Directors Close Up event with Sleepdealer Director, Alex Rivera. I got to shoot photos and video for Arin, and it was neat to be part of the events and be around like-minded people, thinking about ideas for the future of how we are changing the film industry and distribution.
I didn’t make it out to SXSW this year, but congrats to the Ross Brothers who won the Jury Award for their doc 45365 and congrats to Brett Gaylor whose film, RIP: A Remix got lots of great press.
March also marked the completion of the UYUNI project! Thanks everyone for making the REDuser.net thread the second most viewed thread in the “Shot on Red” section in the history of the forum. Here is a quick slideshow of production and post: And here is the first 2 minutes.
Live life to the fullest! right? Check out the blog from April. April was a crazy month of projects and travel! Nathan Garofalos flew in to LA to shoot a quick scene with Nathan Reid and I.
We then picked up Jackie at the OC airport and started the most epic PCH road trip ever. I have never done the PCH, so I figured I would take the opportunity to head up the coast on my way to the Sacramento Film Fest and the Ashland Film Fest for the premiere of Wake Up You’re Sleeping.
We headed north and visited with Randy Carranza, and his daughter Alexis, then stayed at Markus Sandy’s house, the Digital Dojo. The next morning we met up with Scott London and his daughter Gabriela in Santa Barbara and visited with them. We then met up with Trevor Carpenter and camped on the beach at Pismo Beach.
In the morning we had breakfast with Steve Gibby, then headed to Cal Poly SLO to visit with Katharina, then to Bubble Gum Alley, past the seals, up through Big Sur, past the Bixby Bridge, to meet up with Miles and Elise, then stayed with my friend Robin Beck and her daughter Allison. The next morning we had breakfast with Jessica Zylker who I hadn’t seen for 20 years, then drove out to Lake Tahoe, NV to drop Nathan off. We stayed that night with my Primal Quest friend, Aja Cook. The next morning, we got to shoot with Lauren Rosenbaum, Karen Strolia, and Diyosa, all super inspiring flickr friends. That same day, while we were doing the epic road trip, the film I edited, America’s Phoneless, screened at the Lake Havasu Film Fest and won the Final Cut Award!!!
We then headed to SF and went photowalking with Thomas Hawk at the SF MOMA, then met up with Tristan Savatier and talked about Burning Man and photography. We then headed to Startup Weekend (which was created by my friend, Andrew Hyde.) Tyler Willis and Jeremy Tanner organized the SF Weekend which went really well! Many of the startups won’t end up sticking, but some do, like my friend Paul Stamatiou’s project from Atlanta Startup Weekend 2007, Skribit.com. Anyways, I had a fun time shooting photos and video I hope to edit some day. I also finally got to meet Daniel Brusilovsky, one of my inspiring internet friends.
We stayed that night with my friend Jerry Paffendorf at The Dragon Drop and headed to the Burning Man BBQ where we met up with fellow Burners and met with Marian Goodell, Heather Gallagher (Camera girl), and Andie Grace (Actiongrl) !!! And I finally got to meet Michael Michael (Danger Ranger), one of the original Burning Man co-founders and a huge inspiration for my documentary As The Dust Settles.
We then headed to the Sacramento Film Fest screening 11am on Sunday April 5th. It was fun to see the team all together. Brette Way, who plays Emma in the film, and her husband Evan (both in an awesome LA band called The Parson Red Heads) came up for the film fest.
After the fest, we headed north to Redding and hung out with Tracy Evans and her family, then up to Ashland, OR for the premiere of Wake Up You’re Sleeping! It was a sold out screening of over 200 people! Nathanial Bennett, the director, gave a great Q&A. Many people were excited to get the DVD or find out where they could see the film again.
We then headed down to Redding to hang out with team SOAR which is one of the adventure race teams I met while shooting Primal Quest in Montana. We went snow shoeing for the day in Lassen National Forest with Betty and Tom Thomas. Crazy fun!!! I also got to shoot some RED footage of the team bike riding.
We then traveled south to Alex Rich’s house. Alex is the genius musician who did the music for the SXSW video I did last year. He has several projects going, including his new project Tonight’s the Night. We then headed to Reno, NV with out hitting any deer!!! or getting cought in the snow storm, and met up with Lauren Randolph!!!!! (jumpshot photographer extraordinaire, and member of the ATDS team) We got to hang out with her for the day and shot some jumpshots. Yes this photo hit Flickr Explore!!!!!
Here’s a recap of April and May. The blog has a ton of photos. April 15th, I went to the DVD Party for the film The Art of Travel which Chris Masterson starred in. The film was directed by Thomas Whelan and produced by my filmmaking friend Brian LaBelle. Erased Tapes launched a great series called Found Songs, where Olafur Arnalds did one song per day for a whole week. All the songs were free and never before released! It was awesome! On April 19th, my two best friends from high school, Kellyn and Nikki got married. Wow. Happy for them. Wish them all the success in their marriage. Here’s the wedding set.
Isis and Titus were in LA with the band they were tour managing, The Whip from the UK!!! It was a blast seeing them and shooting for the band. Here’s my set from the two nights of shooting in LA.
Did Jury Service for a few days which sucked…. Then Alex’s new EP for his side project, Tonight’s The Night launched on itunes! I then went to the Evolver Los Angeles launch where Daniel Pinchbeck ran a gathering of minds. A few days later my friend Leah Meyerhoff cast the main actors for her film Unicorns. She was written up in Variety. congrats!
During the months of October and November I shared a ton of things on my facebook wall. I shared links to things that inspired me, I asked questions and got feedback, I also shared some things that people should be aware of. I have not been very vocal with all the information I have. Maybe I will decide to be more vocal at some point. But really what needs to happen, is that people need to wake up. There are things that have happened in our country and on our planet that have been kept secret for many many decades. Recently, with the power and freedom of the internet, people have decided to go public by becoming whistleblowers, people have decided to speak out about things. Please do research. All information is now available online. Find out the truth.
Here’s a quick collection of thoughts/links/updates I posted on facebook. I invite you to read on:
Sept 25: I hope people can read between the lines. This doesn’t sound good to me.
Sept 26th: wow. what a day. Ron Paul out there doing his best. Did you guys watch the videos of the HR1207 hearings? and at the same time the totally crazy videos coming back from the G20 meetings….. kinda crazy that both are happening at the same time.
Oct 9: October led me to many things. Many truly inspiring ideas. Run as fast as you can in direction of your dreams. seriously. How more clearly can I put it? The list has countless things on it…… but this morning at around 3 am I became enlightened. It’s a feeling I have never had. and I feel that it will never go away. I will be finishing my current slate of actions and I will be moving on to another place and time. Nassim Haramein is genius!. well done my friend! if you want to understand everything. Here is a simple video explaining everything and the pdf. Unified Field theory! Bam! Um…… Cybersecurity Act of 2009 seriously? Spike’s film that he made with Max, called Where The Wild Things Are came out! Here’s a great BTS of the film.
Oct 10: An epically genius list of some of the most important documentaries ever made. have fun with this one….truth. know it. Wow. Marko Rodin is genius! Vortex-based Math video Wonderful words from Esther: “You get to choose. How you feel indicates how you have chosen.” For many years I have learned an incredible amount from Esther and the Teachings of Abraham. I got the scans back from the disposable cameras we shot at Burning Man!!!! Can’t wait to upload them. Oct 11: Wow. How do bills like this get created? H.R. 256 and H.R. 3017
Oct 15: I feel blessed to be surrounded by so many people who love me. thank you for all your energy and support. You are not the costumes you wear. you are not your fears. you are not your body. you are not what others thnk. relax. Remember. The DNA in your 100 trillion cells in your body, if stretched end to end, will wrap around planet Earth 5 million times….!! Oct 16: So many major things happening in DEC it is CRAZY! Once again feeling crazy inspired by this genius video. Ok… well um….. I….. just got to talk to Marko Rodin on the phone. wow.
Oct 17: My friend Johnny has some killer new tracks! loving them!!! Counterspark* rocks!
Oct 18: If someone else upsets you, it’s because they are hitting an issue that you have. If someone does something, and it no longer is your issue, you won’t be upset by them. Light and Love. Listening to Worried About Satan genius! (soundtrack for @asthedust)
Oct 21: Avoiding drowning in the sea of drives. #27 done, about 20 more! Now listening to Cheer (soundtrack for @asthedust) Alec’s work is genius!
Oct 22: Alex’s new film is out. Do your research. Find out what’s going on. Fall of the Republic. Another fascinating video. be fearless! Link. Oct 24: so sad… you have started a chain reaction that will be hard to stop. Hope everyone is well. Be smart. Be well. declaring a national emergency…. seriously?
Oct 26: I predict that enough people will be smart enough to study the truth about our history. and will be smart enough to avoid getting looped into the games that are playing on the stage right now… follow where the money has gone… Mercola. thank you. your information is much appreciated. be smart. do your research. All information is now available online. Ron Paul speaking about it. Shocking evidence about it being created and planned. Like the actual patents for the vaccine from the drug companies prior to the first report of the flu? Seems eerily similar to the Patriot Act being written before Sept 11… Seriously do some research. If you really are interested in knowing. start here 911
Oct 27: Ali rockin’ her US tour for her new album!!!!! Live video from Alabama!!! www.afinefrenzy.com Seriously getting close… another few days of crazy confusing copies and back ups… then Day 1 of editing begins! I dare you to be you. Remember to treat each life experience as a gain, it will always benefit you better. I was talking to some of my plants today… They brought up some neat ideas I had not thought of in a while. Plants don’t need to understand english. They understand our emotions. Love plants! or for the short version of one of the key parts. So beautiful! the clusters of galaxies are so epic. Hubble’s universe.
Oct 29: ya so crazy excited!!!!!! I have been dealing with Hard drives now for WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait to edit! Oct 30: down to the last few Terabytes!!!!! on another note….. everyone ready for full disclosure? it’s coming soon! Oct 31: Check out Roger’s genius feature film Moonshine. So I was talking with someone yesterday. The chat ended up with us talking about the Pentagon. Then she mentioned something about a plane that hit the Pentagon… I gave her a curious look. Then asked her why she thought a plane had ever hit the Pentagon… she fumbled a bit… and I said “You should do some research.”
Nov 1: We are now in the month of November! I’ve never been more excited in my entire life. Nov 4: when we become young enough to understand, there will no longer be any questions. Nov 5: so… can someone please write a super neat script using some of the things on this wonderful list!!!! love it!!!! Or maybe a series of shorts!!! Here’s page 5. Nov 6: some of the greatest stars of my life: My mom, grandma, and aunt.
Nov 7: be careful with your smiles, they are contagious. I am interested in your success. I love the beat and the message of this Hip-Hop video by Matisyahu. Each of us assigns the meaning to things we focus on. what we focus on is what we feel. Wow. Genius video showing The Decade in 7 Minutes Been doing a lot of reading about my favorite author, Ayn Rand. Her ideas are really valid. Be selfish. Recently a bunch of videos have been placed on youtube. Some really great interviews. Dear timeline, I hear that you and I have a date. It makes me happy that I will see you soon. Hopefully we can get to know eachother well.
Nov 9: On Flickr, I recently hit 110,000 view counts on my stream! and someone bought me an extra year of Flickr Pro!!!! thank you!!! Nov 13: be careful who you listen to. Just because before, you may have believed the lies of certain people, doesn’t mean that you can’t do some research for yourself and learn what the truth really is. Be fearless, it’s magic. Nov 14: Sending love to those being killed by Baxter in Kiev. sadly I believe the ripple effect has started. I was just in Kiev a few years ago. beautiful place… Be fully aware with everything that is happening. Dec and January mark the beginning of many many plans. While you are at it, research Codex.
Nov 16: Do you believe everything people say? hm… I tend to do research and come to my own conclusions. What is sad, is how all this has been planned for years and years… It’s so weird how dumb it looks when they try to bury the truth about it. Nov 17: “He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.” -Ben Franklin I am steering this ship. If it’s gonna crash, it will be my fault. Secret: “Be the bigger person… I enjoy every day… It’s the game I love… Massive appreciation!! Don’t listen! It’s all about Hunger! So many people are 99% of the way there.” -Gary Vaynerchuk. The video rocks!
Nov 18: All information is now available. yes. all of it. Be clear with your intentions. people are speaking. secrets are no longer secrets. things are gonna get crazy!… Fearless!!!! pass along the good news!!! thinking some awesome thoughts about some people!!!! aaaaah!!!!
Nov 21: everyone ready???? fun times ahead! the Hadron Collider has restarted! Genius musician, Nils Frahm has signed with Erased Tapes!!!! Nov 22: my home team, LA Galaxy didn’t win the MLS Cup.
Nov 23: So, the emails were leaked. Nothing new, the lies have been told for years and years. Instead of trying to figure out who will make more money, can we focus on some solutions now? I’m increasingly interested in nothing. The fullness and completeness of nothing… simple. clean. unattached. Nov 24: Each of us assigns the meaning to things we focus on. What we focus on is what we feel.
So, I’m almost on to bigger and better things, but all the organizing needs to be done first…
Back on October 9th I posted an update on my facebook wall. It stated:
“The list has countless things on it…… but this morning at around 3 am I became enlightened. It’s a feeling I have never had. and I feel that it will never go away. I will be finishing my current slate of actions and I will be moving on to another place and time.”
Being grateful. Light and Love, Mike
Without a moment to relax, my adventures continued. After getting back from the epic CA road trip, I got busy doing taxes and eating pizza… DejaVu? I joined Arin Crumley at the FIND Filmmaker Forum after party. He was part of a disscusion with Lizzie Gillett, one of the producers of The Age of Stupid, and one of the people involved with http://www.indiescreenings.net/ I also got to hang out with Ondi Timoner and chatted about ATDS.
A couple days later I got to meet up with Rob Hindle. He is the genius filmmaker behind The Lone Filmmaker series. For many years he has been making a feature film by himself. I showed him a couple teasers for As The Dust Settles that I was working on, and we talked about filmmaking.
Late in October was the launch of Workbook Project’s RADAR Season 2!! Oct 30 was the RED announcement, for the new cameras Scarlet and Epic. We had over 12,000 people on REDuser for the announcement. Crazy excited about the new cameras.
For several days in the beginning of November, I got to shoot some BTS stills for my friend Ayz’s sci-fi short, The Devine River. It was awesome being on set, and having solely the focus of shooting great BTS stills. Normally I’m multi-tasking, or producing or running around as an AD. So it was neat to be able to shoot for him. The film should turn out really nicely. They shot on RED with some anamorphic lenses. I also got to meet Karen Abad, who was also helping out with the shoot. She’s a fellow Project Pedal fan and supporter.
My friend Michael Perry, who started LiveforFame.com highlighted me and my photography work on LiveforFame Check out the Video: http://vimeo.com/7429949
The month of November continued. After countless hours of importing/labeling/organizing/yelling at miniDV tapes, and countless terabytes of copying/indexing/formatting, night after night after night, I end up heading to bed just catching our nearest star rising over the horizon. The sunrises are epically beautiful.
Noah Kadner’s book got published on Peachpit!!! I have a bunch of photos is the book including a photo on page 1 of us shooting As The Dust Settles. His book, RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera, covers a bunch of info about the RED camera and working with the workflow. You can get the book at Amazon.com
Amongst all the crazy projects I have been doing, I did get to watch Jason Calacanis’s show, This Week In Startups a couple times. He did one with Matt Mullenweg and another one with Gary Vaynerchuk. (whose genius book, CRUSH IT! just came out) These are amongst my favorite #TWIST shows yet.
November 19th I went to DIY DAYS LA. It was neat seeing Lance and a bunch of people. Jon Reiss’s new book Think Outside The Box Office is out now. Here is Jon Reiss’s talk from that day:
In the last couple weeks I have been dealing with a lot of media manage type stuff. I also have been working on a project, getting several thousand slides sorted and mailed out to ScanCafe and DigMyPics. These photos are from the 60’s and 70’s mostly, so getting them scanned and organized is important. I am finding some truly beautiful moments captured by my mom and dad.
TX1 720p footage
My friends over at Panacea have put together probably one of the most important collections ever. Free energy technology is real and has been real for a very long time. I have been doing extensive research in this field ever since I read Atlas Shrugged. There are countless people who have developed all sorts of inventions that use the energy that we have at our finger tips. Can you imagine if we gathered some of the greatest inventors and offered them some of the funds that we just spent in the middle east?
Check out the YouTube playlist Part 1 here and Part 2 playlist here.
Right after I returned all the gear from Ruairi’s shoot, Ozan flew in from Vancouver. A few days later, Macgregor, Ozan, RED998, and I took off for a crazy road trip adventure! Neither Macgregor or Ozan had seen the sites of California. And even though I had just been on a crazy neat trip up to Yosemite, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with them on a few projects.
Day 1 of the trip took us out past the Salton Sea, to Imperial Sand Dunes. I had never been there before, so that was super neat. We then headed up to Red Rock Canyon outside of Vegas. We stayed in Vegas, and Ozan and I did XScream on top of the Stratosphere, On our way to meet up with Ayz, we stopped at a gas station in Indian Springs NV. They were playing a song from my friend Ali’s new album!
We then met up with Ayz Waraich and his team. We shot for a day on a project he was working on with a few actors. For parts of the day we had 20mph winds. Fun times were had!
We then headed up to shoot around Tioga Pass and cross over through Yosemite, but several hours before we got there, they had closed the Tioga Pass because of too much snow! No worries! We headed up through Tahoe, and stopped by Nathan’s house. From there we went straight across to San Francisco, and ended up staying with Jerry at the Drgaon Drop. Huge shout out to Jerry! Check out his new project called Loveland where you can invest in inches of Detroit.
We shot in the SF area for a couple days and briefly met up with Aaron Marshall. Aaron did the music for UYUNI!!! He is also a genius filmmaker. We then headed up to Marin County. Such a beautiful place!!! Then we headed down to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The Redwood trees are so beautiful and green!
Along the long drive back to LA, we stopped in Bakersfield area to shoot near the old oil fields there. Our last stop on the crazy adventure before Ozan and Macgregor flew out, was shooting on the beach in the Malibu/Point Dume area… at Sunset of course!
The trip can be summarized with “go go go. stop stop stop. go go go. stop go! GO! stop! one more time!” I look forward to the footage, I’m sure the results will be genius! Along this whole adventure I was a runner, in one of the projects we shot, so every day I got a ton of exercise.
Right after arriving back from Burning Man, I got to be part of a really great short film directed by Ruairi Robinson (Academy Award nominee in 2002). Ruairi has been a huge a inspiration of mine for many years. He has done many successful short films and commercials. I saw The Silent City, and I said, wow. genius! So I was grateful and excited to be able to work with him. Macgregor flew in to be the cinematographer on the project, and Nathan Garofalos flew in to be the 2nd AC. I ended up being the 2nd AD and on set still photographer. I delt with everyone’s paper work and made sure everything on set was running smoothly. It was a fun-filled week with an awesome cast and crew!
Can’t wait to work with Ruairi again. One of the producers was Nick Ryan. He did an awesome film called A Lonely Sky and has also been one of my inspirations.
We shot on a few RED cameras, the main one with ELITE anamorphic lenses, and RED998 with some Canon lenses for some cut-aways.
Macgregor finished the FX for this short teaser for the crazy epic short we plan on shooting hopefully in 2010. This footage we shot on RED998 while in China in December 2008.
Well…. do you publicly blog about things? or keep them private? Who cares? I tend to always speak positively about other people publicly. Anyways.
With a huge epic participatory documentary not yet complete, I headed back to Burning Man for my second time. Last year was crazy epic in every way possible. It was my first time, and I was producing a huge documentary. Last year’s blog after BM. We loaded the bikes and headed out.
Welcome to Burning man 2009! This year’s theme was “Evolution”
The experience at this year’s Burning Man was extremely different from last year. This year I found myself alone most of the time. I did end up hanging out with a bunch of the As The Dust Settles photobook team! So that was really neat. Huge shout out to Katie Lee, Scott London, Lauren Randolph, Tristan Savatier, Ryan Jesena, Tomas Loewy, John Curley, and Gary Cohen
They each continue to blow me away with their genius work. I’m super excited to put together an awesome photobook, that truly captures the 2008 Burning Man experience. It’s gonna be great. Check out some of their work from this year’s Burning Man: Tomas’s 2009 slideshow, Tristin’s 2009 set, Ryan’s 2009 set, Scott’s epic 2009 set, John’s 2009 set, John also was blogging around the clock for the official Burning Man Blog, and Lauren’s 2009 set. This year, Lauren and her friend Audrey, ran Camp Emoticon. It was an awesome photobooth on the playa.
I camped in Monkey Business Camp with several friends including Matt Scott and Star. We had a huge yellow banana above our camp and a bunch of little monkeys along the front of the camp. Lots of people commented on the yellow banana that Matt built.
A project that I have been following for years, was not at Burning Man 2008, but it was on the playa this year! Bigger and Better than ever!!! Mark Lotter’s Cubatron!
I ran into a bunch of people this year: I crossed paths with my friend Dillon Morris! I also found Laurent Le Gall, the director of a great Burning Man documentary called, Voyage in Utopia. It was awesome meeting another Burning Man documentary filmmaker, especially one who is such an inspiration. Here’s his trailer for Voyage in Utopia. I also randomly found Valerio! He is a really great person, a macro chef, and an expert on the Mayan calendar. Last year we met up at Kushi and had several lengthy conversations about the universe, we ended up discussing Burning Man quite a bit, and last year he joined our documentary project. He continues to be an inspiration.
This year I got to meet a few new people who have become huge inspirations. Here’s one of the unique stories: On Friday of BM this year I was wondering around. I ended up being led down a path to a tepee. Inside this tepee a bunch of people were listening to someone. I sat down and listened for hours. A truly genius discussion about life and the universe. I left totally inspired. I then headed to the Do Lab/El Circo Stage to shoot that night. I ended up there a bit early and got to listen to the genius musicians, Lynx and Jamie Janover. After the performance I got to talk to Lynx, and became a huge fan. I got a EP CD from her.
When I got home after BM, I followed up, adding her to my myspace friends and sending her a message about how much I loved her work. I also messaged Jamie and told him how much I loved his work. I was able to check email and sync up with a few blogs I follow, and in one of the blogs was a link to Nassim’s Unified Field Theory paper as well as a video that someone had made explaining it. This led me down the path of reseaching everything I could about Nassim’s work. This led me to a video of Jamie giving his talk about Nassim’s work. The man I had sat and listened to for hours in the tepee at Burning Man was Jamie. Crazy small world. Everything is so crazy connected. I would love to work with Lynx and Jamie. Hopefully soon.
I did manage to find some of the people who worked with me on the documentary we did last year. It was nice seeing them.
Brad Templeton continues to create breathtaking panoramas. Check out his work here. I also found Andie Grace’s daughter Juniper! amazing how fast kids grow =) And I also payed a visit to Todd Huffman and friends at the Playagon Village. Todd is one of the founders of the BIL Conference and continues to do a lot of interesting projects.
I can’t wait to process some of the footage I shot on RED998 this year. Here’s my flickr set. It was crazy crazy dusty and windy this year. Here’s an average mid-day moment.
And lastly, I did end up finding Larry Harvey. I even got to say thank you to him eye-to-eye.
light and love.
Cast: Macgregor, mikehedge
shot RED with 0-360 adapter. exported JPGs from redcine. imported into Adobe Bridge... cropped to squares.... used 0-360 Unwrapper software to make the panorama frames. imported into Adobe Premiere. hit render.
How does one take a moment to reflect? How does one put into words the experiences of life? Here’s a quick update.
My friend Robert Hogg and his company, Toy Kite Software launched a crazy genius iphone game called iSamurai. If you have an iphone, it’s a pretty genius app.
One of my major inspirations is a genius filmmaker named Ondi Timoner. Her latest documentary, We Live In Public, is out now!!! Lots of screenings everywhere. Since she won best documentary at this year’s Sundance, she has been touring all over the world for various film festivals. The film is now out! Check out the trailer here.
I was excited to receive a copy of Issue#81 of MovieMaker Magazine. This issue has a list of the Top Ten Indie Innovators. Arin Crumley is on the list, and my photo was used as the photo page for the article. It’s a shot from our 2008 shoot at Burning Man for As The Dust Settles. Here’s a link to the PDF http://tinyurl.com/ATDSmmag. I blogged about it on the ATDS blog here.
I went to RED’s REDucation Day. I got to briefly hang out with Mark from Off Hollywood & Ted from RED & Dino & Mike Cioni & Alexander from Octamas. It was awesome seeing a bunch of my original RED inspirations.
I finally got to see BURDEN!!!!!!!!!!! I have been a huge fan of this project for many many years. My friend Michael Lynch directed it out in chicago, and has been doing the post production and getting the SFX done for a quite a while. Congrats!!!! Here’s a blog with a bunch of photos from the premiere !!! Link
I also got to attend the DVXUSER screening, which was at the Downtown Indie Theatre this year. Zak did an awesome job running it. Some really great work. I also got to see Javier again! It was like a mini FHTA reunion!!!!
Jackie was out in LA for part of August doing an architecture program at UCLA, we went to the beach for a day! It was nice seeing her.
In August, Kieran Murphy (who I worked with back in the day on Eagle Eye) was shooting a TV show pilot for director Hadley Klein called Good Morning Rabbit. Nathan flew in to AC on the shoot, and RED998 with the Canon lenses was once again used to shoot some genius footage. Here’s some of Hadley’s BTS photos. Here’s some press links. Link Link Link Link.
If anyone was following the ATDS twitter, you would have known that As The Dust Settles was chosen to be part of the IndieGoGo Tease and Screen event at the Sausalito Film Fest. It was a super neat experience and the screening was sold out. We got to join several other IndieGoGo films including Zak Forsman’s Eloquent Graffiti. I got to screen a really unique interactive teaser. I blogged about it on the ATDS blog. IndieGoGo also blogged about the event here.
Late in August, my friend Terry Jones finally launched FluidDB. Crazy excited to see where this project will go!!!
A while ago, Ozan, Macgregor, and I shot a spec ad for the Aston Martin Vantage. Big thanks to Ted Prescott!!! RED998 and RED506 at it again!!!! Here’s the spec ad: http://vimeo.com/6255317 Macgregor also finished a nice montage of what we shot on RED998 while in India in December. It’s an epic video postcard! Here’s my Flickr set: http://bit.ly/MHindia
Anyone follow the LA fires? It seemed like my house was surrounded.
Working with such a large group of people can be a struggle. But in the end, I hope that everything works out. I posted a twitter on Aug 28th expressing how I felt about the situation.
“A round table (like the Knights of the Round Table) has no head. But someone did build the table. And someone did buy the chairs.”
Anyone heading to Burning Man?
Cast: Macgregor, ozan and mikehedge
Shot on RED ONE.
Canon EOS lenses.
Edited and graded in Sony Vegas 9.0
Special colour treatment developed by Mac.
Music by: Diatonis (diatonis.com/) - track: "A Moment Disappeared On Shadow's Field"
Cast: Macgregor, mikehedge
I got to be part of the DIYDAYS events in 2008 in LA and San Francisco. This year, I couldn’t join the DIYDAYS in Philly, so I made a video. Arin Crumley and Zak Forsman, among others are doing a neat panel called: Changes in Creative Collaboration. Here is the video I made which is part of the New Breed project from The Workbook Project.
music by: http://www.myspace.com/countersparkmusic
Ideas for DIYDAYS from Mike Hedge
Ideas for DIYDAYS from Mike Hedge www.DIYDAYS.com www.mikehedge.com music by: www.myspace.com
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Ideas for DIYDAYS from Mike Hedge
Awhile back, I started a collaboration project called Halves. The idea is that each person picks 5 things to shoot and we both shoot all 10.
I finished two of the Halves projects!!!!! One with Meghan Plowman, here’s the set: Link And another one with Tracey Mellinger. Here’s the set: Link
Each of these sets are awesome!!!! We hope to make some awesome prints at some point.
Anyone still missing what is happening? Well lots of things are happening. Lots of things have happened…
Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy have been working on a truly beautiful project that I hope everyone knows about. It’s called Project Camelot
Take an active part in making our future better by taking some time to find out the truth.
Here is a video of a seminar that Bill Deagle did at the Granada Forum. Bill gives a great summary of many things that are going on. I have done extensive research on many of the things that Bill talks about. I’d say about 90% of what Bill says is true. Project Camelot has done several interviews with Bill as well.
If you want to learn more about what is going on, get in touch.
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I love all the great people on flickr.
all my favorites: