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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

my YouTube Channel

Having a ton of fun with my YouTube channel The Talking Fly. Hard work and creatively satisfying. I tell people I am doing it to figure out who I am as a person and an artist.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ice Hole Swimming

Check out the new video from the Talking Fly video project. This is very very refreshing and it is good for the brain, a serious reboot! Enjoy!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ice Swimming

I love swimming but swimming in ice is like getting a full body reboot or a brain massage. cheers

Thursday, February 21, 2013

for Horsey People

Here is a documentary I directed about about a horse stable in Newcastle, England the helps unprivileged kids. A part of the Turning Point series. Enjoy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Funny thing about the World Wide Web, someone like YouTube SuperStar Devin Super Tramp says one thing about you and your channel goes crazy. Devin is a talented kid with a good eye and oh yeah, he works very hard---nice guy too, thanks for the shout out Devin.

The Talking Fly, explained

Here is this week's video explaining a little about my YouTube channel. (I kind suck at being in front of the camera- so uncomfortable%$#@) Enjoy and Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bike Stamp

Things are picking up and it is all good. Working on my Youtube channel is steady work and several other projects are keeping me busy. This photo: From my stamp collection as a kid, cool bike design from 1964. Happy Tuesday

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Talking Fly, explained

I spent all day doing a few minute update for my YouTube channel The Talking Fly. Big thanks to my boy and his friends for helping. It is just an update, hope to move on to more exciting stuff next week, THANKS for looking. I did draw this Fly but I do want to work on it a draw a better fly.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Baby Steps

I am feeling good about how this YouTube channel I started is going. Happy to have 100 subscribers and 5,000 views, Thank you all for the support and comments. Check out The Talking Fly Here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Random Wright

A random Wright because I dig artist/surfer/musician Ozzie Wright. happy weekend.

Design Mom mention...

Super stoked to be featured on Super Mommy blogger Gabrielle Blair's site Design Mom.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Our Hood

This is our hood, you can see our house if you know where to look, this why we moved here, love that lake for swimming, great bike trails and in the ugly building is some fine mexican food (there is snow on the ground now, this was a summer snapshot) Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So. Cal.

Spent a few days in So. Cal. shooting a story for Outside (magazine) TV. Good to see old friends, eat tacos - not good to drive on LA freeways and see endless strip malls. Life is good and I got to hang our with Sean Ziebarth, I love talking with Sean, we like a lot of the same art and culture stuff. Peace.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Wheels 4 Life

Just got word from Outside TV that I get do a mini-doc on Han Rey's Charity called Wheels 4 Life, I will be heading so Southern California in few days to do interviews and eat at my favorite Mexican restaurant in Laguna Beach, where Hans lives.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Costa Rica here she comes!!!

I am so proud of my kid. Last night we put her on a plane by herself to fly to Costa Rica to be a foreign exchange student for 6 month. That kid rules.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Andy Jenkins is Rad

I am a big fan of artist Andy Jenkins. His stuff is rad and he has done so much in Skateboarding and BMX. He also was involved in a film I made about skateboarding called FREEDOM OF SPACE. Check it out. Andy is at 18 minutes.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Jeff Decker / Robert Williams DODO piece online now

Check it out. Here is this week's video from The Talking Fly video project. Jeff is an amazing artist, historian, collector and first class wise guy. Enjoy

Monday, February 04, 2013

Balls of Your Feet Filmmaking

While at The Sundance Film Festival this year I ran into old filmmaking friend David Leitner. We saw a film together and did a fair amount of chit chat. He is a great guy and an important guy in independent filmmaking. Last year he wrote an article in Filmmaker Magazine about video formats and the Canon 5d and mentioned me but I did not know about it till this year. Anyway it was an honor to be mentioned in a David Leitner article. Check it out here. I called this post "Balls of your feet filmmaking" because that is how I feel about shooting with a Canon 5D and that is one of the things David quotes me on.

The DODO Piece part 1

This is a work-in-progress by artist Jeff Decker. Check out my YouTube channel THE TALKING FLY tomorrow for short doc on Jeff and this Dodo Bird piece. This piece is a collaboration with Jeff and artist Robert Williams. Happy Monday.

Friday, February 01, 2013


This is a DODO bird. Remember to watch a new video every Tuesday on my YouTube Channel The Talking Fly. Next Tuesday you will understand why I posted the DODO bird.


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