In the summer of 2003 I’d left the nest of my home in Dryden, NY and drove my VW golf out to Jackson, WY to begin an internship with Teton Gravity Research. I’d lived in Jackson for about a decade and worked on a ton of fun projects with TGR and Brain Farm, but eventually went freelance and relocated to Cardiff By The Sea, CA.
While living here, I fell in love with sunny weather, surfing and the art of shaping surfboards. It’s been more than ten years since I worked on a TGR project and it was an amazing honor to get the call from Jeremy Jones to work on Life Of Glide! Especially because the project involved blending some of my favorite things in life with some of my SD friends like Chris Christenson. After the project was finished I even treated myself to a new 5’6″ Christenson Fish with glass on fins!
Helping edit this film was definitely a highlight of my year and the finished product is a nice reminder that we all need to enjoy living in the moment.
Lately, I’ve been getting back into shooting film, but when I left for Colorado to attend The Fourth Phase Premiere in Denver, I looked at the cameras on my desk and decided they wouldn’t come with me. Most of the evening would be in low light situations and none of my old cameras have very reliable flashes. Once I arrived at the hotel I started feeling the itch to shoot 35mm, so I went to the drug store and got a Kodak disposable Funsaver.
I didn’t realize until I was shooting it that it’s the perfect party camera. Unlike shooting with your iPhone, the flash is instant and the shutter is quick. Not to mention, people seem a little more comfortable around a camera that won’t instantly upload to the internet.
I’m one of the first people to be interviewed for the new Signal Podcast! Such an honor to have one of my favorite clients interview me.
The Signal_Life Podcast is live so make sure that you subscribe! I can’t wait to see who Dave interviews in the upcoming episodes…
Super excited about this months EXTRA Every Third Thursday episode. (surprise, it’s not a 3rd Thursday!)
This idea had been suggested a few times in the comments and discussed in several production meetings. It actually seemed like quite the challenge. Which is amazing when you think about the crazy boards they’ve created.