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.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Thank You 2012, Hello 2013

Thank you 2012. It was a great years. Did my 11th "Turning Point" documentary, finished my art series "Art.Work" and a bunch of other odds and ends. We had a great holiday with lots of family time and skiing and tomorrow I start my TouTube channel with 1 video. Tuesday will be the day I release my weekly videos. See you next year. Photo: Snapshot in London during my summer Euro Trip.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

LoveYou2 dot org

My lady's old college roommate, Shannon Weber, has this cool art project called "Love You 2." She basically is spreading positive vibes around, I love it. Here are a few snaps shots and check out her website too.

Adam Cullen RIP

Just found out the an artist I was looking at in Australia died this summer, interesting artist.

Hort Christmas Card

A brilliant Christmas card from Hort via WO and WE. I dig Usain Bolt by the way.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SILVI from The Poetry Store (dot net)

I got this poem from my lady for Christmas, I love it. I have read it over and over, it feels great and some great advice for me. She got it from Silvi in San Francisco.
This is a snapshot of Silvi while she was writing my poem, photo by Noelle O.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas and so on...

Kids are out of school, there is snow, we are ready. Merry Christmas and so on... like Hanukkah and stuff.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Circus Project's "CircOdyssey"

Here is a video about the Circus Project's show "CircOdyssey." Rich Patch and I filmed this performance for the TV show Turning Point and later the Circus Project used this footage to make this video. The Circus project is an organization... (from their website) ...development of circus as an art form and funding outreach to homeless & at-risk youth in the Portland, Oregon metro area. I love these people and this is an amazing non-profit organization. Enjoy...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

If I ride

This a sweet little video about bikes put out by People for Bikes. Yes I love bikes too and for a lot of the same reasons. (I did not work on this video, I just LIKE it)

Color in Motion 5K - Dallas, Texas

Here is a video I shot, directed and edited for the Color in Motion 5K in Dallas, Texas a few weeks ago. These events are super fun, just a lot of people making up their minds that they are going to have a good time. Enjoy.

"No Domain" a clever company

STORY: from No-Domain on Vimeo.

Lullaby Crocodile from No-Domain on Vimeo.

Here are a few videos by a company in Barcelona called No-Domain. Super cool stuff, they shared this "Story" video with me this morning and I thought I would pass it on to you. (I had nothing to do with this stuff, I just love it)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Russell Wrankle Artist

This is my college friend Russ. We decided to go into art about the same day haha. He went into ceramics and I went into filmmaking. He now sculpts more than he pots and teaches college. Check out his blog here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pirate Hat and a Bed

Tonight before I went to bed I drew a pirate hat and a bed, not in that order. Goodnight.

My Lady

Random photo of the day. My lady, Noelle in Denmark.

Style Rookie

I stumbled into this girl a few days ago online, very interesting. I am always impressed when people make their passions happen online. She is a fashion blogger that started when she was 11 and is now 16, she now has several sites, a book and is on TV and goes to New York for fashion week and stuff like that. Unique kid that is making it happen. Check out her site Rookie Mag. Above photo from her blog. Also check out this video of her chit-chatting about fashion. (I did nothing with this video)

Tavi Gevinson Closet Interview for from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Australia Flag

Alway trying to get the kids to draw and write in sketchbooks. Here is our boy's version of the Aussie flag from our Australia camping trip from a few years ago.


After yesterday's events I spent a much time with my kids. I called it "Official Spend Time With Your Kids Night."

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Night of Art

Last night had a great night of art and chit-chat with old friends and new friends. I was digging this girl's art, my good friends Dan and Cass' kid. I guess with a name like Fiona Matisse Barney you just might have been exposed to art as a kid. Again this kid rocks and I love here work. Keep an eye out for a mini-documentary on Fiona in the new year.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Good Morning

This the view out my office window. It is the backside of Mt. Timpanogogs.

Røde NTG-3

This is a great documentary microphone. Mine went down and Røde from Australia shipped me a new one- good mic, good company. You have to power it, but not a problem, I just flip the 48V Phantom Power switch on my recorder and it is all good. I use it 3 ways: mounted on top of my Canon 5D, on a mic stand with an arm during talking head interviews, and if I have a sound person or extra person I put it on a boom pole.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Brian and Joe screengrab

A screen grab from the short documentary about Brain Keshisnik and Joseph Adam's ongoing art collaboration.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Artist Candy Chang... This got me thinking

I love this woman's art and ideas, this short TED talk is worth a listen.

The Circus Project

Turning Point: The Circus Project (opener) from Solpin Films on Vimeo.

Here is the opener to one of my favorite TV experiences ever, The Circus Project on Turning Point (I just put the opener on my vimeo channel for kicks.) I spend about a weeks with these guys and it was amazing. You can watch the whole show here.. Below is an iphone photo by the producer Rich Patch, now that is a great snapshot, Happy Monday.

Friday, December 07, 2012

my art

It is time for the weekend, here is one of my favorite paintings, a gift to Dan and Cass Barney. I need to do more of these house paint paintings, or maybe I should just be a filmmaker. Have a good weekend.

Random Friday

A good Friday, keeping busy with cool art and film projects.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Brain Kershisnik and Joseph Adams

Yesterday no blog because I was shooting Brian and Joe in Kanosh, Ut for a video of my upcoming YouTube Channel THE TALKING FLY. It was a simple cinema verite video snap shot of their ongoing creative collaboration, 15 plus years of doing art together. Joe was a lot of fun and here drew a picture of me, I will post it when I get my hands on it. Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Flick Trix TV Spot

Flick Trix TV spot from Solpin Films on Vimeo.

Every once and a while I get to be all Hollywood and direct a giant budget TV commercial, here is one I did for a toy company. It is strange to have 40 people on set as you direct, but I must tell you that I am just as comfortable to with that as my small documentary crews and flying solo- it is just another flavor of production. Happy Tuesday.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Midway Creche

Our town puts on some great parties throughout the year. Last night with family and friends we went to the Interfaith Creche exhibition at the Homestead Resort.


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