Sunday, December 28, 2008

Take Me Home, Country Road

So I've spent some Christmas break in sweet South Carolina, and back in 'ol Danville, Virginia.

On these journeys I've taken many pictures, and had many conversations.
These are things I've taken to heart.

Soon, I'll share them with you.

In the meantime, go see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Love recklessly.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The K1000

  • Pentax K1000
  • Lens: 50mm
  • Medium: 35mm
  • Unedited other than cropping from scanning.

Some of you might look at these and realize they have a very "I'm just learning." Feel to them.

That's ok.

Because it's true.

"The day will come.
The sun will rise,
And we'll be fine."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Stay Alert.

Here's what my life has been as of late.

Some of the picture's from that to come post developing.

Like Duh

Super 8 that has be processed asap.
Editing that has to be done.


One of the best busy times I have ever had.

Give it all you've got.
Breathe hard.
Breathe deep.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

This Beautiful Life

I'm on Pandora.
Listening to the Explosions In The Sky channel.

I love it.

Today I:
woke up
had an apple
Read the word
Wrote a bit
rode my bike to chik-fil-a
worked on shot lists with Mike Lloyd
Walked over to Barnes and Noble
Finished the shot list

Writing dialogue makes me analyze life.

It's chilly out.
I love it.

I'm learning that speaking your mind is easy when it makes you seem strong.
But when it makes you vulnerable, opens you up to hurt.
That's when it makes something of you.
That's when you learn about yourself.
That's when it matters.

I feel so inspired.
Chomping at the bit to create.

This is going to look like many words:
But you should read it.

From G.K Chesterton's "Orthodoxy"
The thing I mean can be seen, for instance, in children, when they find some game or joke that they specially enjoy. A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore. Heaven may encore the bird who laid an egg. If the human being conceives and brings forth a human child instead of bringing forth a fish, or a bat, or a griffin, the reason may not be that we are fixed in an animal fate without life or purpose. It may be that our little tragedy has touched the gods, that they admire it from their starry galleries, and that at the end of every human drama man is called again and again before the curtain.

almost done with firefly
about to make cornbread
the new proud owner of a Pentax K1000
way stoked on With Honor's "Heart Means Everything"

In other news...
How awesome is this?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Can't Stop. Won't Stop.

I've been working on a few projects.
One of which I have to wait for someone else to get me final versions of the files so that I can export my parts of the projects and be done with it.
You'll see those soon enough.

I just finished this for Bryan and Jenna Hamel.
I hope they're stoked on it.
You can click the link to watch in good 'ol HD.

Hamel Wedding from Michael Dalton on Vimeo.
music by The Six Parts Seven

In other news.
Start watching Firefly.
Because it's freaking epic.