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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

My day with Decker

Spent the day with Jeff Decker: Sculptor, Historian, Collector, Designer, Comedian, Wise Guy, and oh yeah Artist specializing in early American Motorcycles. We filmed his newest piece that might have been a departure from his regular stuff and might have something to do with a DODO bird.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Public Spaces, I love the idea

I love this idea of Public Space, This is a great article in Guernica Mag about Public Space. Photo: my kids in 2007 playing in the streets and public spaces of Amsterdam.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Juggling tomorrow on my Youtube Channel

Tomorrow's video on The Talking Fly YouTube Channel is a very short movie about a guy that used juggling to get spare change rather than a cardboard sign.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Best Documentary Sundance 2013 (in my opinion)

OK I did not see them all, not even close, in fact I only saw a few, but this film "Who is Dayani Cristal?" was lovely. It put such a wonderful touch on the idea of immigration and being a human. I won't say much, but if you get a chance see it. Had a good week at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Good to see old friends and new films.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Bread (baked by Dan)

I am doing a documentary about a performance artist that deals with bread. This is my friend Dan (not the artist that does the bread-performance art) I interviewed Dan for the bread/art documentary, he was great. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


For my Lady's birthday I took to a screening of the Jerusha Hess film AUSTENLAND at the Sundance Film Festival. It was a very funny and an amazing piece of work. This is the first film Jerusha directed and of course she has written a ton. The Hess' are amazing folks. It is great to see what Jerusha come up with from the director's chair. Jerusha was co-writer on Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Bronco and this piece of course. Check out the video (below) that I shot during Gentlemen Broncos. Happy Thursday.

Gentlemen Broncos B.T.S. with Jerusha Hess and Sam Rockwell "Creative Process" from Solpin Films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Filmed Ushio Shinohara today

Filmed Ushio Shinohara today at the Central Utah Art Center for my YouTube channel "The Talking Fly" (that is a photo of me)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sundance Film Festival 2013

Let the madness begin. Sundance has taken over Park City. It is so handy to live so close. I won't see a ton of films but will be see old friends, check out a few films and be filming for The Talking Fly video project-- it will be a good one. Today plan on seeing Jerusha Hess' Austenland.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Scandinavia Flags

Just brushing up on my Scandinavia Flags. My lady sells Swiss flag banners and they sell like crazy, I thing she should do a banner with a bunch of Scandinavia flags.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cities and Monsters, a mini doc on Artist Andrew Ballstaedt

Video #3 in The Talking Fly video project, a short one take / no cuts documentary about artist Andrew Ballstaedt. Enjoy the wacky art of Andrew.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Artist Andrew Ballstaedt on The Talking Fly

Tomorrow I will release my short film on Andrew Ballstaedt on my YouTube channel The Talking Fly. I am calling the film type a "Cutt*Less Supreme", a short movie in 1 cut, no edits-- you know a nonfiction experiment if you will. The film is titled "CITIES and MONSTERS" Happy Monday!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

the art of Andrew Ballstaedt

This is a MONSTER flying over a City that might have something to do with next Tuesday's nonfiction experiment video from The Talking Fly short online documentary project. Happy Stripe Thursday.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Ushio Shinohara is coming to town

Ushio Shinohara will be at Central Utah Art Center and a film about him will be at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Park City Sailing video

Here it is video # 2 from my YouTube channel The Talking Fly.The Talking Fly. My YouTube channel is a place for me to celebrate and/or promote stuff I like, or stuff that I think is good for your mind, body or spirt. It is also a place for me to learn about others and myself. Park City Sailing Association is good organization for me and my family.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Tomorrow's Video on The Talking Fly

Tomorrow I will release the second video on my YouTube channel The Talking Fly. It is more a promo than a documentary but promotes a cool organization that is a part of my life and my family's life. Sailing is a big part of our summer here and this video is quick 2 minute video that shows all aspects of the fleet like racing and JR. sailing camp. Peace and happy Monday.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

First Descents Turning Point

The first Turning Point show that I directed is now available online and here it is. It is the story of Brad Ludden and his nonprofit First Descents. First Descents is free outdoor adventure camps for young adult cancer fighters and survivors, ages 18-39. This guy is a rad dude and he was Cosmo magazine bachelor of the year a few years back so he is a big deal with the ladies haha! He is a total goof ball too, I call him a hunky boy goof with a giant heart. PEACE.

Friday, January 04, 2013

56 up

This one of my favorite films or ongoing films of all time, The Up Series my Michael Apted. He started this in 1964 and it it unbelievable. It has inspired me in many ways. I like the idea of "Taking the Long View" (a book title of a book about longitudinal documentary by Richard Kilborn). I hope to release several of my unfinished films on my YouTube channel over time. It also reminds me of the photographer Art Rogers, he takes these amazing photos of his neighbors over years and years. Life moves fast, enjoy it as much as you can now. Peace and have a good weekend.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Andrew Ballstaedt Artist

Snaps from today's Talking Fly shoot, Artist Andrew Ballstaedt. I did a nonfiction experiment with him, a one clip not cuts documentary, I will call these things "CUTT*LESS SUPREMES" I will release it in a few Tuesdays. Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Joe and Brian still

A still from my first video of “The Talking Fly” project. Joseph Adams and artist Brian Kershisnik at Brian’s studio in Kanosh, Utah. Every Tuesday I will post a new video. Happy Wednesday and Happy 2013.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The Talking Fly Video #1 "JOE AND BRIAN"

Here it is video number one of my YouTube channel called The Talking Fly. I will be posting something every Tuesday. The videos will be about art, sport, ideas, whatever interests me. Enjoy and subscribe to my channel if you want PEACE and happy 2013!!!


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