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An AMAZING story 20+ years in the making…

November 9, 2018 Leave a comment

I recently had the privilege of capturing the story of the Rolands. They are residents at God’s Resort in Joplin (which will be the subject of a future post). I don’t want to give too much away, but I do want to encourage you to watch this video. So push play and watch a few minutes, or if you’re feeling inspired go for the whole 10 minutes! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. It is truly AMAZING how God can change individuals and even entire families! Watch the video…

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48 hours filming with my son and his buddies…

October 30, 2018 Leave a comment

What did you do last weekend? I made a film with my son and his buddies from high school. I’ve never done a 48 hour film before, and it was a lot of fun but a whole lot of work! I’m still recovering from sleep deprivation. We created something we’re proud of. The rules said to include a location or something about Joplin, the phrase “only human”, and some religious icon of some sort. The cool thing is out of the 4 judges, one was a longtime producer from Hollywood, and he gave us very high marks. Out of 480 possible points, we were only 5 away from winning best picture.

The main rule, as is common with these events, is that no creative work or even logistics can be done before the clock starts ticking. How could you even, since you don’t know the them until the clock starts. It didn’t help matters that there was a playoff football game the first night after the 48 hours began. Then, for me, Sunday morning from 6:30 to noon is pretty much gone with church stuff. So in all reality is was basically Saturday that we had to do everything.

Here’s the result!

Music Video – Cover Song

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I recently went to Mexico to visit our team and their studio. On the last full day of my visit, we decided to do a little project. So I thought of a Spanish worship song that I wanted to cover, and we went for it. It was a lot of fun to record and film the video. My friend, David, did an amazing job on the electric guitar and synth sounds and the video editing. All I had to do was play and sing! Enjoy…

Before Summer is Over!

Gotta enjoy the sun before summer is over! So we got a boat for 4 hours and had a blast. Even Emily, who has legit thalassophobia (intense and persistent fear of open water) even got on the tube. It was only for about 30 seconds, but that’s an historic occasion! And I was there to capture it on GoPro. It was a great time with family. I got swimmer’s ear pretty bad after that first cliff jump, but essential oils came to the rescue that night.

That’s about it. Enjoy the video and enjoy the sun before it’s gone…

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More Fun in the Sun (GoPro + iPhone 8 Plus Video)

We found a beautiful new swimming hole close to us. Lindenlure is in the Rogersville, MO area. It’s a free place to swim, play under the falls, and jump into a deep area (I found out it’s not very deep, though!). Most of the family on my wife’s side went with us, so I captured the day on GoPro and iPhone. Check it out!

A Dream Come True

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed on a podcast. It’s actually a podcast I follow and listen to. When they contacted me about interviewing me, I replied saying that feel a bit out of my league with the caliber of people being interviewed (I mean an After Effects legend who worked on Star Wars will be an upcoming guest!). But the folks at Ukramedia wanted to share my story about my journey from doing video as a hobby to making an award-winning documentary. The twin brothers who run Ukramedia have an awesome story themselves. I think I’ll share their story in a future blog post. But for now, here’s my interview entitled “A Dream Come True.”

When you’re a filmmaker, home movies get edited.

What’s worse then watching home movies in real-time? OK, so it’s not THAT bad, but who has time for it these days? As a filmmaker, I’d much rather see an edited version of events! The other day was the first day of Summer break, so I took the day off to go to the lake. I took my GoPro and iPhone, and the next day took a few hours to put this video together. We all had a lot of fun, and the video shows it. Well, all except for my oldest son, who got a nice nap in! I’m still sore from the kids jumping off my shoulders, but memories were created, so that’s worth it! Enjoy our little summer days video:

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