Welcome back! Yes new home for the blog, and yes it’s been far too long. Let’s get past that and get on to the treats! No not brownies, but sweet sweet film making! One of the highlights of the summer was the new Brena video I shot, directed, and cut. Take a moment and check that out real quick!
Also this summer I got serious about doing something with my Parkour team “Motion Militia”. We started a facebook page, added 2 more guys and started training a lot harder. Over the summer we put out 4 videos that got great reactions which is very inspiring to us! Over the weekend we launched our new website http://www.MotionMilitiaPK.com You c.an see all our videos and pictures from there as well as team member bios and a link to like our fan page. Last week a producer from Fox 17 approached me to get the team on a live interview which aired last night on the 5pm news! Check that interview out here!
So many links so much info! Yes this is what happens when I neglect to update everyone for so long. Stay tuned, I just might be blogging more these days as the cold weather foces me to stay inside =(. Big things are stirring in this crazy life of mine, and I am very ready for them! I also wanted to thank all of you for supporting me and taking the time to read this, you inspire me to push on!
Good morning friends!
Busy day ahead, lots of errands to run getting ready for tomorrows shoot. Biggest obastacle today: Figuring out what is wrong with my car and how much it will be to fix it. Last night I was doing some research on what car I want to get when I sell/trade in my current car. I think i’ve settled in a 03 Accord coupe. I really like the styling, I’ve always loved the quality and reliability with my other Hondas, and it gets 30+ mpg freeway!
Anyways, back to the blog topic. Progress! This is sometimes often hard to see when we are in the thick of things. It is key to keep your eyes on positivity, always look for your progress and how far you have come. Play your strengths but know your weakness. I was having a conversation about this with a friend of mine over lunch yesterday. We talked about our strengths and weaknesses, and how important it is to play your strengths instead of living life bound by your weaknesses. Look into your life, do you limit yourself by your weaknesses? Or do you embrace life with your strengths?
Last night I was going through some old videos I have made and I thought it would be fun to show you guys my progression. Here is a demo reel for every year I have been a film maker. The first one starts in 2007 when I was in film school. The second in 2008 when I was beginning to get some professional opportunities. The third in 2009 when I started doing work as Radiant Pictures with a friend. Then finally my 2010 reel when I went solo with Radiant Pictures. Hope you enjoy!
Im sure none of you noticed that my blog was getting the back burner as you went through all the previous posts scouring every brilliant word totally oblivious to the fact that I haven’t posted in two weeks! Well, a guy can dream can’t he?
What a crazy month so far. I have been learning I only have so much creative energies. In my work I wear many hats. The shooter, the director, the grip and AC, the editor, the marketer, the secretary, and the accountant. Very rewarding yet exhausting. I am also trying to balance work and my personal life better. Unfortunately all of this has led to my blog being neglected, but hey at least I still have my sanity! That’s got to count for something right? ...right?
Let’s do a wrap up of what you have missed in the last 13 days 10 hours and 39 minutes. Finished two edits of music videos. Still editing one more. Had another shoot with Crisis Care Network, they are amazing people by the way! Drove to lansing and back a few times to pick up a teleprompter. Looked for houses to move into at the end of this month. Drove to Chicago for a shoot, had car trouble an hour after getting there, drove home before we got stuck there (Anyone know a cliff I can push my car off of?) Just kidding! ...or am I? Last week I had a meeting with Locus Development about a coffee shop idea Josh Walker and I have been putting a business plan together for. Last night I took Emerald to see Tangled, we were the only ones in the entire theater, it was so awesome. I think those are all the major events I can think of at this point. Time has a funny way of rushing by me if I let it.
My birthday is coming up in 8 days! I will then be 25% old. Cheaper car insurance and renting cars! Woohoo! The 21st and 22nd I will be in Chicago shooting a techno video that will be a spin off of the 73 film “Enter the Dragon” with Bruce Lee. Instead of a fight tournament it will be about a DJ battle. Pretty sweet! I really need to start doing more music videos where I actually live haha. Anyone know of any artists around here in Michigan? It’s a sunny morning, there is coffee on my desk, fingers at the keyboard, and a chihuahua on my lap. What more can I ask for?
Well, enough about me and my life. According to traffic there is about 40-60 of you visiting this blog everyday so leave me a comment and tell me one exciting thing in your life that has happened this month or will be happening. Don’t be shy!
A still shot from the “LOUDER” music video releasing March 8th.