Projects

Working Smarter, Not Harder – My Documentary on Life Hacking

My final year in college I took on an additional project that wasn't required. During college I got immersed in life hacks and GTD and productivity pr0n. I had always been about finding the most efficient way to do something, and I always had a lot of projects I...

On the road to Texas

On August 8 we hit the road from Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, to Plano, Texas, to shoot the short documentary Strike (www.strikethemovie.com). Here’s a recap of some of the stops we made along the way.

STRIKE – CCP’s New Film

Less than two months ago I was sitting on the couch, going through the weekly Longreads newsletter, when the first article just grabbed me and pulled me in. The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever. As a kid I bowled a lot, so when a story about bowling comes across my...

5 Ways to Use Still Photos in Movies That Are Not the Ken Burns Effect

While not usually a problem for fiction films (unless it's a stylistic choice), most documentaries find the only visual media available for some parts of the film are still photos. The most common method that comes to mind to add movement to still photos is the Ken...

Return to the Island (Not the Cork, Hispanola)

I'm gearing up for an early Monday morning flight to Port-au-Prince, finally returning to Haiti. It's been a year and a half since the earthquake and nearly two and a half years since I was there for the first time. This time I'm returning (along with two awesome...

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