Finished up a quick music video for Berthold City. We shot it over the course of about 6 hours in a studio space in the valley. Why do traditionally trained Editors make for great Directors? They can move quickly from shot to shot editing the piece in their brain. They can see what they'll need. What sync issues might come up, and best of all. The know when they've got it. Which is why we were able to shoot this under such time constraints in a limited amount of space with a bare bones crew. Enjoy.
Over the last couple of months this Father has been doing the things Fathers and Mother's do for their children. Making sure they provide their kids with all of the resources they can so that they become successful in life. Most recently that has meant taking our oldest into Santa Monica twice a week to attend speech class. Typically this is about a three hour event. Takes about 35-45 minutes to get there. It's an hour long class, and then takes about 90 minutes to get home.
Because of the appointment's close proximity to the Metro station I decided one Spring break afternoon to give the train a try. We love it. First off, it's fast. Fast as hell, and I don't have to worry about driving on highway 405. Second, it's reasonably priced. $3.50 roundtrip for the adult passenger. Lastly, I find it super important for my boys to get exposed to public transportation. As a child I rode Bart frequently with my parents and I strongly believe that much of my outlook on life has to do with experiencing all that comes with public transportation.
The boys and I take the Metro into Santa Monica once a week. While we haven't yet convinced Gaelyn of it's benefits. We are working on her to step out of her comfort zone and take the train with the boys to class. Let's give her some positive affirmation! You can do it G!
(Scroll to the bottom for a little family video I did on the trip).
This has been the longest we've spent out of the tiny beach town just south of Santa Barbara. As the days grow longer and warmer, we usually start making trips up the coast once or twice a month. However, due to an awfully long Winter coupled with the natural disasters that hit the area. We've been sort of stuck in a holding pattern as Summer approaches.
Here's a little fatherhood post for you that may have been missing that from me over the past, oh I dunno. Year maybe?
A while back I picked up these replica Swiss Army Blankets from Amazon. I liked the wool vibe and gave the room a bit of an outdoorsy feel. The best part is these were not super expensive. Which isn't always the case when talking about wool blankets.
Over the past few years our family has been collecting these iron-on-patches from different trips, friends or occasions. We hadn't really come up with a great idea for how to display them or in a way in which we'd have the opportunity to enjoy them for years and years.
I'd come up with the idea of putting them on the wool blankets. Naturally my wife wasn't super sold on the idea, so I had to take matters into my own hands and iron them on myself.
I liked the offset vibe of the patches giving it a bit of an off-center vibe and channeling a militaristic or Boy Scout style aesthetic.
Now here's to hoping they don't rip off during the night.