We're excited to let you know about our ever changing lives, and our expanding immediate family. We've got a long road of getting ready ahead of us, and most likely this will cause us to have to make the big step and move out of our wonderful home that has treated us so well over the last three and a half years, but we're in it now. Excited to see what tomorrow brings.
Really enjoyed this quick little article done by "The Music Bed" on Werner Herzog's guide to filmmaking. If you're not familiar with Werner, I think he's most recognized for his film "Grizzly Man". He has a unique very documentary style outlook on the process of filmmaking. If it's a story that needs to be told, you will tell it. You'll make that film. You'll rob a bank if you have to.
Enjoy the read, then proceed onto enjoying the licensable music provided by The Music Bed.
Was doing some browsing during a render today and came across this great body of work done for the The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. I remember him being a bit of a reckless kind of character, but not what is depicted in the images below. Regardless of what I knew about the guy, any suggestions on which book I should try and reserve at the library for my reading material over the holiday break? Drop some suggests in the comments will you?
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I got a chance to finally step foot into the Freeman Seattle store on my trip to the Pacific Northwest back in October. Spent some time talking with Scott and Brittany about Freeman Seattle, the store, their open house parties, and the products they sell at their beautifully built out store in Capitol Hill.
If you haven't had a chance to check out Freeman's product line. I think it's time you should. The rainy weather has started, it's time to bundle up and keep warm, and Freeman is just the jacket to do that. They do raincoats that breathe and that are fitted. So that instead of looking like you just rolled out of bed and put on whatever was closest that will keep the rain off your body. You can now look just as put together in the rainy weather as you do in the middle of spring.
Give them a shot, trust me.
With Thanksgiving behind us, and the long weekend of devouring like we were about to hibernate through April in our rearview. It' nice to get home and make a little snack that's light and full of vitamins. I'm looking forward to getting back into my routine... that is, until the next stuff your face holiday arrives.
I was on the peruse this morning checking out my friend Lorenzo's blog and he had posted up this great piece on Tim Fite for PF Flyers. I must admit, I wasn't well versed in Tim Fite's work or who he was as an Artist. I may have fell down the rabbit hole a bit in really learning about Tim and his work. I downloaded a bunch of records, and just started listening and checking out his art.
I must say I've really enjoyed myself. Even if I can't find this "Jobs" song anywhere. I need to grab it and have it on my iDevice for constant enjoyment.
When people ask me "What do you do?" I answer in a very confused fashion. I find it very difficult to explain who I am and what it is that satisfies my soul. I do it, constantly, but I'm not exactly sure how to explain it. Although I may feel as if Tim Fite is a million times more talented and more focused. I'm right there with him. I don't know how to explain myself.
Hope you enjoy.
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"What do we bring to this place? Is there any offering in anything we can add that isn't already here?"
I just came across this beautiful piece by my buddy Sinuhe Xavier who I worked with a few years back on some commercial projects he had shot.
The concept of wilderness has been very intriguing to me. No I haven't been able to get outdoors and do those things that I lust after in a very long time. Life has caught up to me, bringing me more and more indoors. Confining me more and more to a city of sprawl, a city of nowhere at all.
All I can think of is. "I hope by the time I get to go out there and live in the wilderness with my son. It hasn't been ruined."
The mama and I had a little fun this past weekend messing around with a new overhead setup. Still working out a few kinks in the system but hopefully we'll be able to create some beautiful stuff from this kind of setup in the future. It's tough because with different cameras it handles the white balance and exposure differently.
Took me a couple of days to find a music track suitable for this fun little piece. I love what I finally came upon. A great little "world/jazz" track that was Creative Commons license. Beautiful work by Imperial Tiger Orchestra on this track. Hopefully you'll do some more that is similar? I love the quirky, but moody vibe. Hope you guys enjoy it too.
Music by: "Djemeregne" by Imperial Tiger Orchestra (myspace.com/imperialtigerorchestra)
For a week or so I've been really feeling the stress and anxiety of where I am in my head right now. I've been feeling the weight of balancing work and life. Balancing creativity and a need to make a living. I've been struggling to figure out who I am and what I do around here. Then for some reason I clicked "play" on this piece. I found it oddly terrifying, and totally comforting at the same time. I'm so impressed by the piece from an editorial standpoint, but really during my first viewing. (that's right, my first). I only really watched for content, finding that it was feeling like Mac Premo was talking to me. Face to face, man to man. Hope you enjoy.
Came across this beautiful piece on the VSCO Journal site. A little write up on a wildfire firefighter who uses his iPhone to document his work and journey. I'm always in awe of this profession. It's such an important role in our society, however it seems so thankless. No one is saying "support our wildfire firefighters." Or are they and I am just out of touch?
Either way, a beautiful write up on the photographer after the jump. Let me be the first in my life to say "Thank you brave men and women. Support our wildfire firefighters."
My wife had this piece sent to her by our good friend Rob Alexander this morning. I was so pleasantly comforted when watching it. I'm staring down two straight fourteen hour days right now and I'm trying to do my best to stay calm, relaxed and power through. This was a great way to ease into the chair this morning. I hope it finds you the same way.
Side note: I asked my wife the other day if I was truly experiencing life, when all I want to do is document it. I couldn't help but think when watching this. This is the way I viewed Paris. Of course occasionally I'd look up, have an espresso and truly take in my surroundings, but really I had my face through a view finder for a lot of the trip. If you feel so inclined, let me know what you think about an "experience" when all you want to do is create something so you can share that experience with others. Am I living life when I feel like I'm "taking in this world from a window."? - David x Wood.
A while back for my wife gave me a pound of this blend created via partnership between Iron and Resin, and Beacon Coffee Company. I've always loved what Iron and Resin have been doing over the past few years. They've created a brand, aesthetic and foundation in a relatively unlikely place. It's not in a major metropolitan area. They've created this in Ventura California, a place with it's own special blend of perfection. I was happy to be able to try a new roaster in Beacon Coffee company, and this delighted as expected. I've talked a lot about Iron and Resin on the blog here, but unfortunately I haven't yet been by the shop in Ventura. Everytime we're up visiting my mom we plan on making a side trip to stop in and see the shop, but for one reason or another we get held back well past their closing time. Hopefully one of these day's we'll get in there, and hopefully also stop in at Beacon and have a brew. Enjoyed it.
As a filmmaker / editor, I spend an extraordinary amount of time on the visual aspect of my chosen medium. I make sure the image is lined up and beautiful. I make sure the story is told in a clear and concise fashion, and to be completely honest. I get exhausted by the time I'm to the audio and color portion of my process. I came across this beautiful piece done on a sound designer and even though in my heart, I know I should NEVER skimp on the audio portion of any of my projects, it's really inspired me to step up my sound design game in more way's than one. There is so much hard work and energy that goes into every story you watch, this one, or any of my films are no exception. Sometimes it takes some reminding just how important each part of the process is. There is no room for skimping on time, energy or your budge with regards to these parts of the process. They just make your product/project even more perfect.
A while back my wife took me down to San Diego for a little getaway weekend over my birthday. While down there we tried to stay somewhere fancy, eat some good food, and drink some great coffee. I had heard of Dark Horse Coffee roasters from some friends. It was a great location, and the tiny little shop had a really special feel. Not to mention that they roast a pretty solid dark decaf Kenyan. If in San Diego, make sure you stop in an have a sip.
This is a great trailer a film. Feels like a commercial. I'll bet that the creator of this thing works, or has worked in the broadcast commercial world. I'll bet someone can tell me if they have/do. Honestly, I love it, I love stuff that feels like this and includes the imagery to back it up. A beautiful, refreshing take to the "surf film trailer".
Beautiful piece for one of my favorite clothing lines out of the motherland. Way up there where it's cold, foggy, and wonderful. Hopefully you're having a good week and not cooking your butt off in the heat and humidity. Let this thing whisk you away to somewhere with some moisture in the air.
Came across this Single Fin Sludge at a local Bristol Farms. I love being able to get these different cold brew coffee's a try. For the most part their relatively similar and really you judge everything against the greatest in Stumptown. How does this Seaworth Coffee Companies "Single Fin Sludge" hold up? It's wonderful and best of all, it is brewed here in California. Based out of Costa Mesa you know that it's not traveling too far to get into your hands. The bottle says you're able to get about 8 drinks out of each bottle of sludge, however with the way I prepare it and the amount I like to drink (a lot), I get about 4. I cut it with a little water, some half and half and pour it over ice. Seaworth also makes a Coconut Simple Syrup that you can purchase to add to your drink. It's excellent, and if the price is right for you, it's something you'll want to keep on hand. Over all, solid bottle of brew.
Seaworth Coffee Co.
Took a short drive up the coast to visit with Ollie's Grandma Jenkins over Labor Day weekend. We spent the whole three days soaking up the sun, swimming in the surf, and playing in (and/or eating) the sand. Enjoy the visual escape.
Came across this beautiful little piece. All the vehicle shots from Wes Anderson films over the last few years. Pretty fun idea, well executed, and clearly anything that incorporates Wes Anderson's work is going to be great. Fun to see how this filmmaker see's vehicular movement, and how he chooses to portray it in film.
Enjoy the rest of your short week.
Was having a minute on the couch this morning and decided to click through a few thumbnails on Vimeo to see if there was any great content that I had been missing out on because I hadn't just browsed in a while.
I don't know what caught my eye about this. Maybe the title, it allures to legacy, parenthood, and the relationship between generations. Immediately I was struck with the quality of work, the dialog and the writing. This is what I always want my short pieces to feel like. I think it's just great when you're able to find an artist that you're on the same trajectory as. Someone who you can look at their work, and love it because you know they're in the same space as you.
So enjoyable. Hope you feel the same.