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My New Found Travel Plan

It would only take you a few seconds on my Instagram page to get the idea-I hate modern tourism. What do you mean by modern tourism though, Ty? Thanks for asking, let me first start with a story from the hostel in Firenze last night. Your question was important it...

A night with five Catalans and an Englishman

Inspiration for my next next creative project was given to me in Barcelona. It will be a worldwide art installation. There’s an ignorance to Americans that isn’t necessarily our fault. The system we are raised in, the one our parents were as well, shapes us to believe...

A Response to Being Mugged in Brussels

I’m looking at the dried blood on my hand and reflecting on the first time I had to use self-defense in my life. I am quite sure I will never forget the look in the boy’s eye as he flagrantly threw punches at me-untrained. He was scared. Yesterday I was mugged in a...

Guardian Angel

She was much younger than you’d think, I remember being in high school and people saying they must be putting steroids in the chicken-dangerous thing hookup culture can be. Her eyes, large black pupils with a hazel brown rim around them. I had walked into the Marwood...

Family Sense

It’s hard writing these pieces because I have this idea, inspiration in my head, so defined and beautiful. Then I start typing and am reminded I’m not a writer. I had never seen a wild donkey before. To be honest, I don’t think I knew that was a thing. I had heard...

I’m Privileged

As I type this I’m holding back tears, but not well enough, my eyes are filled with water waiting to pour out. I wonder how many people have noticed. I’m sitting in Coffee #1 Portswood. The blue flashing lights caught my attention while I was staring out the window...

A look at February (it’s March and I’m still in UK)

­I’m in a half living room half kitchen at the table, alone, sipping on tea that is still, after five minutes, too hot for my tongue. The harsh, beautiful light from the bay window is filling the kitchen counter and a portion of the empty wicker chair in front of me....

Weather the cold: Tell the story

A good friend of mine loves to tell stories from his world travels. It always puts a smile on my face when I hear him deliver the script to a new ear. I've heard most multiple times and in no way is that a bad thing, but I didn't truly understand the concept until I...

Couchsurfing: The lucky lottery

It wasn't hard to find the street, Google Maps has this "offline" feature where you can download full cities over wifi to later be able to direct around without data (somewhat genius and lifesaving? Maybe not so much lifesaving as millennial comfort aka lifesaving)....

Good Idea, Bad Timing

Some people still can’t believe I’m leaving the country. I’ve said I wanted to run away from America for years now. But, I’m actually doing it and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little freaked out about traveling alone in Europe for four and a half months. That’s...

Interviews: A Self Refresher

I can't believe it, but it's been ten months since I've sat someone down, having myself prepared, for a video interview. Part of this is because of run-n-gun projects recently and the other part is having to pay the bills-shooting things like weddings, mitzvahs, and...

Leaving your Camera at Home

Not even a year ago I was "that guy." You know him, the guy that would ALWAYS have his camera-always. No one seemed to mind though because I would get pretty lovely candids of them since my camera child was never left to be babysat. Enter Mysteryland, a music festival...

Can you Fire a Client?

I've read an article like this from NoFilmSchool awhile back but I wanted to give my own personal experience on the subject. I had to fire my first client the other day. I didn't feel especially bad about it but it will definitely ruin any working relationship I had...

LA with a First-Timer

An old Disney friend of mine was on her way back to the States from Australia, which gave me a great opportunity to visit the Golden Coast again. The interesting thing was, she had only been upper North and deep Southern California. She had never seen LA ever, which...

Night Fog – My Sony A7s Moonlight Test

What really helped me create this video was one I had mentioned in an earlier post. Carbon Studios had made a short called Moonlight and it blew my mind. It also got me very excited because I owned the very same camera they used to create it. I went out one morning...