This is a weekly installment where I share a few standout frames from a beautifully shot film, and how they will influence my own camera work as a small/no-budget solo professional videographer.Read More
Had a fantastic summer vacation. Here is a 3-part video series and some photography from all the fun.
I have a fun and exciting opportunity to shoot some beautiful beachside scenery while on vacation. I'm really excited about being creative with my camera and just having fun doing what I love. I watched a few minutes of, "The Tree of Life", and screen grabbed inspiring visuals. Beauty is everywhere when you work hard to find it.
It was a Summer Sunday morning, Diane had gone out to pick up coffee and I was in charge of cooking breakfast and watching Logan. I decided to teach him how to help me cook breakfast, and that idea was immediately followed by the notion, "this would make a cute video". I ran off to grab my camera and when I came back, Logan was already spilling pancake batter on the floor. I won't lie, my first thought was, "of course? you can't shoot a video and teach a toddler how to cook at the same time All by myself".
For me, that moment of doubt, is what I love about being an artist, the barrier separating what's easy and what's worthwhile. The value can be a lesson of abject failure, practice with handling obstacles or sometimes it can actually be the ingredient toward the quality of a piece that really works.
This was a special moment, one that I feel like was captured accurately, and one that I personally will cherish as both a parent and an artist.