This blog started as a photo-a-day blog in 2006, October 2009 it become an official WHAT-NOT blog and/or random thoughts from a Filmmaker blog.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jose Parla

Jose Parla: The Concord Project from inkblot media on Vimeo.

Jose Parla is an artist that I have been following for a while. I like the world he has made for himself through art- a street artist and now doing art in a studio and big commission work. This is a nice video and the art is very cool. (I had nothing to do with this video, I am just inspired by it) ***got the link from the brilliant Andy Jenkins. top photo by allen aka.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I am going to the Circus!

I am very happy to be going back to Portland, Oregon this weekend to film the Circus Project. Working with Jenn Cohen and the performers of the Circus Project is amazing. This will be some powerful TV. I like the places that my documentary career is taking these days. I am director/director of photography on this segment of the series "Turning Point." Thanks Cosmic and all.

Monday, November 28, 2011

"Get out of my Grill!"

This was a fun job.

Sketchbook Scribbles

Last year spend 2 months in Australia vacationing and working, I love that place, such an easy comfortable place to travel.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Jørgen Leth Interview

Brendt Barbur of the Bicycle Film Festival and I did this interview with Jørgen at the Sundance Film Festival for an intro to "A Sunday in Hell" screening at the Bicycle Film Festival in New York City. I love hearing Jørgen's ideas and stories.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING (from *** Casey Neistat and me)

About to get this Thanksgiving party started.
OK check this out Casey Neistat, he is one my favorite filmmakers right now, I can't get enough of this guy and his goof-ball style.
***(I had nothing to do with this video, I just love it)
Happy Thanksgiving!
I have much to be thankful for:
A brilliant family---wow these kids are cool.
And a very tough and intelligent wife that is sporty and fun too.
And I am very thankful that I get be a full-time nonfiction filmmaker and that means I get to know and film cool passionate people everyday.
God Bless!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jeff Decker: Harley-Davidson Artist

I little quick video I did about my old neighbor, Jeff Decker.

Kevin Crowe and his Tye River Pottery

I got my start in documentary films by making a film about a potter, lately I have been filming potters and ceramic artists again. Here are a few pots for a brilliant potter from Virginia. I filmed Kevin years ago, I love his pots and even more I love his ideas. He is one deep thinking peaceful soul. Check more of his stuff here.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Magnetic Fridge Letters" X-Dance/Fuel TV Promo

Being a nonfiction filmmaker requires so much travel, sometimes it cool to do a project in your kitchen with your 5 year old kid.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bike Watching in Amsterdam

A few snaps from our family trip to Europe in 2007. I love bikes and could just watch them all day in Amsterdam.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Nina Simone

The artwork of the day is by Nina Simone. I love so much about this clip. Enjoy and have a good weekend, PEACE!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"The Potter's Meal" official selection Sundance Film Festival 1993

O.K. many years ago I did this film about potter Joe Bennion, it launched my documentary career really and last night someone mentioned it again, so I thought I would post this short clip. I am still proud of this "student" film and I still learn from it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Savion Glover last night...

Last night took my daughters to see Savion Glover tap. Good show, loud show, lots of energy and talent. It is so good to see live art. I loved that at the end he tapped as he sang "You've got a Friend" the song written by Carole King and made famous by James Taylor.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jon Hanson/Sabrosa Bikes

I did this mini documentary for KSL-TV's show "We R Utah" about handmade bike builder Jon Hanson from St. George, Utah. Check out Jon's Bikes here.

Paris 2011

Just finished a mini doc for TV today and I need to move into post on my artist series. I found these photos on a hard drive from a brilliant filming trip with my kid to Paris, we also went to Prague and Budapest.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Relaxing Weekend

Chill weekend, cutting a mini documentary, hung some art. Noelle hung the 3 original pieces (left to right: Rene Almanza from Oaxaca, Mexico, Ximitrius also from Oaxaca I think, and a bicycle painting from New York Artist Taliah Lempert) and I hung a few old photos from our "Nothing to Say" art show a few years ago.

Friday, November 11, 2011

1955 Chevy Nomad

Mr. C and me have been working on the this model for a while. It is good to hang out with this guy, he is super cool.
Peace and have a good weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Art Group

I use to have an art group that didn't work out in the end. I got the idea from one of Doug Snow's buddies that talked at Doug's funeral. Now that I am in Midway I would love to start one here. This is a little sketchbook mess around from one of those sessions.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Blow Glass

Another day on the art series that I am director/DP on. Today glass blowing with Camila, Brain and Noah. Thanks.

Justin Taylor

I am like this Utah guy's art. Check out more of his stuff here.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Tom Sachs

I have become a fan of artist Tom Sachs. He has a show up right now in New York. Check this piece with a cycle truck, from an older show.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Filmed Dance Today

I filmed dance today, folk dancers getting ready for their famous Christmas show. (I didn't take this photo or does if have anything to do with what I shot today, I just love the photo, and I think it shows what a celebration dance can be.)

Friday, November 04, 2011

Friday Night at Home

A peaceful night at home, it has been a good week. Thanks to all the artists that shared with me this week. A life in the arts is good.

"First Descents" on "Turning Point"

OK check this out, this is my proudest TV moment. I was director/director of photography on this episode of "Turning Point." I had so much fun working on this TV show and it changed my life creatively and how at I look at everything. Humans can be good and I love what Brad Ludden has done for young adults with cancer. This show worth a look. PEACE

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Mike Whiting

I am super stoked to work with Michael Whiting on a documentary project. I love his work. He was also a student of mine when I taught documentary classes.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Brian Christiansen

Working with sculptor Brian Christiansen on a project, he does some very interesting art.


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