Good Article About a Dumb Idea

I am a super-fan of 24fps filmmaking. For the life of me, I cannot understand why filmmakers such as Ang Lee and James Cameron keep trying to push higher frame rates on the viewing public. Or why high end television manufacturers sell screens with high frame rate turned on by default. (I don’t know how [...]

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A Change In Plans

It seems the cross-country #vanlife sojourn of 2022 was not meant to be. The van builder could not complete the van conversion in time and consequently the trip has been canceled for this year. Sam has found another van builder in Sarasota but that guy is booked until January so that is the earliest that [...]

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Start of the Adventure

I’ve traveled to Sarasota, Florida to begin a cross-country #vanlife trip with my friend Samantha. We’re waiting for the van to be finished (three weeks late and counting) so we are taking in some of the local attractions and scenery. I’ve created a new photo album to hold some of the photos I’m taking here [...]

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Santa Cruz

Earlier this summer, Aaron and I traveled to Santa Cruz to capture some drone shots at golden hour. I brought along my Sigma fp and gimbal to film some 4K footage. I was also eager to try out the stereo microphone that I own to add to the verisimilitude of the scene. I made a [...]

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I’m Certifiably Certified!

Well, it took about six months, many emails, and a lot of phone calls with my advisor but I’ve finally received the three certificates in filmmaking that I’ve earned at CCSF. I’m especially proud of the Directing and Cinematography certificates. I have one final required class which I’m taking in the upcoming semester and I’ll [...]

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My First Film Score!

For my friend Nicole McGuire, I created a film score for her thesis animation, “Into The Field”. I was super jazzed that Nicole asked me to score her film! She wrote an amazing story and her stop motion visuals combined with traditional animation methods are par excellence. Be sure to visit her Vimeo page and [...]

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(2022) Here is a short film I made to test the capabilities of my new Sigma fp camera. I took my camera and my 28mm and 85mm Pentax lenses down to the San Francisco waterfront for a walk. I filmed whatever looked interesting with an eye toward testing the Sigma fp’s ability to capture color [...]

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Photo Center

(2022) A profile of the film photographer Rey Cayetano Jr. and the Harvey Milk Photo Center in San Francisco, California. As a lifelong lover of film photography, I was eager to capture the process in my documentary. I am fortunate that San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department provides the Harvey Milk Photo Center for San [...]

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