Organizing the 24-Hour Film Royal is one of the few things I'm proud of and look forward to every year, and making the accompanying documentary is a huge part of that. Spending the day driving around town with my co-organizers is a blast, and visiting the teams and watching them work is inspiring. This year's documentary perfectly encapsulates everything this event was made for: bringing together filmmakers of all skill levels and backgrounds under the same goal of doing what we all love. I'm incredibly proud to be a part of this community of driven and talented storytellers and artists, and I look forward to continue growing it together.
This week I'll be hosting the I Love Anchorage Instagram account, one of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation's initiatives to make Anchorage the #1 city in America to live, work, and play by 2015. Follow along at instagram.com/iloveanchorage or click on the photo for the link.
Here's another success story about the iPhone's filmmaking capabilities. This one describes how actress Olivia Wilde directed a music video for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes using an iPhone 6s. Click on the photo to read the story on The Verge.
Check out my latest humor piece for the Anchorage Press about spending Valentine's Day alone. Click on the picture for the article.
Here's the new promo announcing the dates for the 2016 24-Hour Film Royal, as seen last night at Open Projector Night 14.
I'm not really a fan of the whole film festival process, but this one was too perfect to pass up. I'm proud to announce that The Girl I Should've Ended Up With will be screening at the 9th annual Love Actually Film Showcase in New York City on Valentine's Day! Click on the photo for the festival website.
I wrote a humor piece for the Anchorage Press about making better New Year's resolutions. Click on the picture for a link to the article.
I was lucky enough to team up with my 24-Hour Film Royal co-organizers to run this year's Quick Freeze Film Competition for the Anchorage International Film Festival. Like the Royal, we visited most of the teams during the various stages of production and filmed a behind-the-scenes documentary to play during the screening event. Again, putting together another successful filmmaking competition and making the documentary was another wonderful reminder of how great this community is.
Here's the newest video I produced, filmed, and edited for Alaska USA Federal Credit Union featuring Body Renew. This is the fourth in a series profiling their various business clients. Other than the addition of having access to lavalier microphone for this one, the equipment and software used was largely the same as the previous video. Continuing the tradition of having one aspect that bothers me, the purple lighting in the room we conducted the interview made the subject look a little discolored - something I thought I solved during setup, but didn't notice until I started editing.
Your Alaska Link was kind enough to stop by the kickoff event to interview me about the Quick Freeze Film Competition. I tried to sound like I knew what I was talking about.