Another passion of mine is being a filmmaker. There is something very comfortable about getting lost in a story of your own creation… It just fascinates me. I suppose its like all art, creating something from your imagination, to share with the world.
I started a company called, Newport Studio. So if you ever see this logo on a film, you can say, “hey, that’s that gold miner dude”.
(Or this one)
I’m particularly interested in writing, directing and editing throughout the film making process. Getting the story from your head to the screen is quite an accomplishment. I dig it.
When I get a block, I find it helpful to step away for a bit. I’ll edit another artists film, shoot some stock footage for Pond5, or see what cool time lapse I can create.
Being a filmmaker is a part of my life that is always an adventure; one that I wake up for every day.
GoPro HD Hero2 Timelapse ~ Boulevard to Downtown
I’ve had a lot of fun lately figuring out the limits of the GoPro’s timelapse feature. I wanted to see how it would do in a transition from day to night. I decided to place the camera at a small park above a boulevard towards downtown.
I realize now, that the oncoming traffic’s headlights play a big part in the automatic exposure of the HD Hero 2. It would have turned out better If I could have avoided the headlamps directly.
I took 1 photo every 2 seconds, and made a film at 30 fps, or 30 photo’s per second.
Messin around with 1,000 fps
Waiting for the river to open for dredging, I couldn’t help but see what I could do with some crappy footage.
GoPro’s timelapse feature
Time lapse video overlooking a park in the city with trees, mountains and clouds. I saw the clouds rolling in, thought it was a good opportunity to use the timelapse feature on the GoPro HD Hero 2
In pre-production (we can’t talk about it much)
“Tai Chi For The World”
Making this film was a lot of fun. Teaching others Tai Chi is one of life’s rewards. I have always felt, if I could change another’s life for the better, then it has been a life well spent.
“Rubble & Rubbish”
A feature documentary I made about September 11, 2001.
“No Rain” is a short film I made in 2006 to try and get the “feel” of film making. I learned cinematography, editing, location contracts, legal contracts, lighting, set design, the logistics can be overwhelming…phhheew. I’m glad I made this film; it opened the door for much better opportunities after this was completed.