How to Start a Bike Shop

Check out our new video for Matador Network.

Special thanks to Dave and Kevin of Hellgate Cyclery in Missoula, Montana for making this happen!

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Life’s Fast is Back Under the Big Sky!

It’s official, Life’s Fast Productions has moved its headquarters to beautiful Big Sky Country! While this won’t affect our video projects throughout the country, we are excited to begin working our video magic in Montana.

"Pictograph Caves State Park" Photo by Jeff Handlin. See more at: http://jeffhandlinblog.wordpress.com/

We are hoping to be Billings, Montana’s premiere video production company, telling stories about the local people, places, and organizations that make Montana such a unique place to be.

"Prairie Winds Near Molt, Montana" Photo by Jeff Handlin. See more at: http://jeffhandlinblog.wordpress.com/

Moving back to Montana is a homecoming for the team. We are excited to get back here and apply what we’ve learned to this amazing place. We have plans to partner up with some of the local talent on some of our newest projects. The photographs shown here are from local photographer and timelapse artist Jeff Handlin.

"Sacrifice Cliff" Photo by Jeff Handlin. See more at: http://jeffhandlinblog.wordpress.com/

As far as new projects, we have some new stuff that will be working its way to the surface in the coming months, so keep an eye open for those.

Photography provided by Jeff Handlin Photography. Check out his latest adventures HERE. Also, check out his very-reasonably-priced fine-art prints.

Where has this been all my life?!

It’s always a little disquieting to stumble upon something that you should have been a part of all along. It’s like wandering into a room  and you find all of your friends having a party. It’s not that you were intentionally not-invited, it’s that you somehow missed all of the signs taped to every wall in your house.

Sure, it sucks that you weren’t at the party from the beginning, but now that you’re here, you might as well join in.

That’s how I felt when I fell into “The Dirtbag Diaries,” produced by Fitz Cahall. The worst part is that the signs for the party were basically taped to my forehead, and I still missed them! I’ve been following Fitz Cahall through his amazing collaboration with Bryan Smith on “The Season,” a web TV series following climbers, mountain bikers, snowboarders, etc through a season of trying to live the adventures they set out to complete.

Using the word ‘enamored’ to describe my feelings for both “The Season” and “The Dirtbag Diaries” would be drastic understatements. I’ve downloaded every podcast of “The Dirtbag Diaries” available and pretty much have it on an IV drip. You may think that it would be impossible to edit video footage of interviews while listening to Fitz telling amazing stories of adventurers, but somehow I manage.

Search itunes for “The Dirtbag Diaries” or check them out HERE.

Also, check out the beautifully narrated and filmed “The Love Letter.” You’ll be so glad you did.

Roadtripping Acadia National Park!

This has been one of my favorite projects, yet. Acadia is beautiful and all of the activities we filmed were fun. It didn’t hurt that the conditions were about as good as they could be during the shoot. This series is part of the Trip Films National Parks films and can also be seen HERE.

Update: Here’s the full episode.

Driving Park Loop Road

Climbing the Beehive

Cycling Acadia’s Carriage Roads

High Tea at Jordan Pond House

A Day in Bar Harbor

Summer update: sunny Acadia and Georgia’s brewmasters

beehive cliff trail hike climb grip travel acadia national parkIt’s been a busy summer with a bunch of projects flying off the shelves. One of my favorite has been filming an episode of Arteries of America’s new video series that will be showing on Trip Films over the next few weeks. Arteries of America, hosted by Ashley Johnson, visits Acadia National Park. She is a natural travel host and Acadia, as always is a gorgeous backdrop for such a beautiful woman.

We got all of the footage for a five-part episode/series in one fast-paced day, hitting most of the usual stops. Ice Cream and shopping in Bar Harbor, Park Loop Road, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House, the carriage roads by bike and sunset on Cadillac Mountain. Ashley seemed to have as much fun hosting as I did shooting. Her talent in front of the lens meant I could really focus on work behind the camera, capturing some great footage.

As these videos air, I’ll be posting them here.

 

jailhouse brewing brewery paulie and me georgia craft brewers guild o'dempsey's

Left to right: Paul (Paulie) Warshauer, Glenn Golden (Jailhouse Brewing), Randy Dempsey (O'Dempsey's), Mark Broe

Paulie & Me has also been ramping up, with a trip to Atlanta to film a teaser episode. It was a trip of waffles, southern craft beers (of which there are VERY few) and southern hospitality.

As with all trips, this one seemed to spiral out to the edge of control. Mark Broe, the new brewmaster led us on a trip to Jailhouse Brewing, where the universe’s strange sense of convenience also placed two of the founding members of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. Contacts were made, beers drank, ideas planted.