From the Archive: Commute Another Way

Sometimes it’s helpful, when you’re trying to see where you’re going, to look back into the past. Sometimes, it’s just fun.

There have been some changes here at Life’s Fast. We’re diving into scripting short films (and maybe some feature-length films, in the future.) While this seems like a departure for me from documentary-style filmmaking, it’s actually taking me back full-circle.

My first video was inspired by the “Commute Another Way Week” challenge to inspire alternative ways of getting to work. If you’re already a cycle / pedestrian commuter, there’s really only one truly alternative way to go.

Of course, I didn’t walk backwards all week. I did make a fictional account of my backwards walking experience.

And, if I can ignore the voice of my inner-editor, the video still makes me smile. It was fun to make, and it’s still pretty amusing to people when they see it.

2013 Demo Reel

New Demo Reel is up!

Footage is from projects that I have both filmed or edited. At least one of these projects hasn’t been released, yet. Keep checking in at Matador Network for the documentary series about the Future Patagonia National Park, and the dams that threaten it. The series should start rolling out early this spring.

Looking back, 2012 was a great year of interesting projects. We’re really looking forward to 2013, and all the projects in the works, as well as some that we haven’t even dreamed of, yet.

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

Animated Map of Paulie & Me Brewery Tour

This is the animated Map I built to show the progression of “Paulie and Me” on their microbrewery tour of the US.

I built this using photoshop and Final Cut, rather than a dedicated graphics or animation program. The results are pretty good for never having done anything like this before.

This map is embedded in the official Paulie and Me TV show teaser.