Yo. Got uber busy this week and a decent blog post didn't make the cut. In the meantime, here’s a shotgun blast of things from the last few days.
Not sure what the cool kids do to stash away visuals found via their phones, but I'm a fan of photos and screenshots – especially with filing away ideas I dig on Instagram. I try to clean up the rats nest of content I pack away on a regular basis by transferring the collected images to my computer and then organize them across my different devices via iCloud. Here's a few from this week:
And speaking of phoned in, part of the cinematographer's life is spent on the road and away from family. Anne the Wife and I try to be intentional about staying connecting via phone calls and FaceTime while we're apart. I for sure don't travel as much as some of the DPs and camera department pros I follow online, but there are seasons where I'm out. In 2013 I was overseas for over three months as a crew member on a big project plus some additional travel with other clients. My first kid was born at the end of 2012 so all that travel had me gone almost a third of his first year. I'm pretty sure he associated me with living in his mom's iPhone. Anne the Wife is the best part of my life and we've now got two little house fires – I'd be wise to not screw this up.
...and by the way, have you seen Boots Riley's "Sorry to Bother You" yet? EASILY one of the most interesting films I've seen in a good while. Do yourself and see it while it's still in theaters. We need more art like this in our lives.