500 Words Story: Too Many Roommates

They scared the be-jeebers out of me the first time I saw them. It was late at night as I was getting up to pee. Slowly stumbling down the hall to the bathroom, everything was dark with only enough light from the windows to allow me to make out the outlines of the doorways and

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500 Words Story: Why I'm Not a Father

The screams of terror filled the night shocking him out of his bed. High pitched nightmare screams that could only come from a 6 year old child’s lungs. The word “Daddy” was screamed repeatedly as one long word “daddydaddydaddy” at decibels that almost had the neighbors dialing 911.

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500 Words Story: Retired at 24

…and he told me this mid-drink which I almost spit up. This was when I began to realize, I was in the middle of a professional-drinker-bar-room-whopper. This was going to be the “fishing” story of a lifetime. The one that got away. I hoped and prayed that he was a good story-teller because I liked what I heard so far. Yes, I was in the mood for a seriously good yarn. Fasten your seat belts ladies and gentlemen and keep you hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times.

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One Day in the Bozone

Digging through old files I stumbled across this golden oldie…and I just needed to post it here for safe keeping.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxbexrdyzD4

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Biff Fest XX

Floating around Smith Mountain Lake in the heart of Virginia. A wonderful weekend with good friends, good food, good weather and a GoPro Hero camera. A special thanks to our gracious hosts, The Cooper Family. Thanks isn’t even enough for what they’ve given us over the last 20 years. We are truly blessed.

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Silo Tree

Seriously…somebody built a silo around a tree. This just goes to show the dumbing down of America (or is it just the dumbing down of me…derp).

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20th IFC Reunion

So, this seems to be the “Year of the Reunion”. Family, High School, Work…and the 20th IFC Reunion. I got a chance to meet up with some of the past presidents of the Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition last night at our old stomping ground, Harlings (a shit hole of a bar). It was really fun to see what

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Plaza Fountain Timelapse Test

Here are some test shots I did of the Plaza Fountain. I like the 2nd and 3 shot…the 4th isn’t bad, but it pans too fast. I’m learning what are good speed and distance combos while doing time lapses.

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Kansas City Plaza Indian

Went out tonight to catch the evening sun but I forgot about the last few days of winter…my finger tips were numb. But the shot is kinda cool. I’ll do it better when the days warm up later this spring.

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Way Too Early…

I’m up way too early getting packed and heading to the airport. Why? Because it’s on again…and this time it’s bigger and better. I’m heading out to Atlanta today for the new revised IPPE trade show. I don’t have any idea what that stands for, but I know it’s a combination of the Poultry Show

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My Cat Was Undercover KGB

After many years of sworn silence the files can now be opened and the untold story…told. My cat was an undercover KGB agent that was surgical altered to fit into a Siamese Cat suit and sent to the USA to spy on us. Why our family, you might ask? It seems that my father was

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Have you ever kept a New Year Resolution?

Have I ever made and kept a New Year’s Resolution? Yeah…a long time ago I made a resolution to never make New Year’s Resolutions. I can honestly report back that after 20+ years I have successfully kept that resolution. Be happy in your skin. And if you aren’t willing and ready to do whatever you

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Trade Show Update

This is me from last year’s IPE trade show in Atlanta…and it was only the first day of setup. It was rather boring for me the first day since the union guys were moving unusually slow, so I thought I’d make use of a shipping blanket and our portable stage (having a hang-over also helped

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The Untold Story

Due to a time travel accident, and with the aid of some organic lubricants, I am personally responsible for the genetic mutation of the jack rabbit and the antelope.

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Segway Stupidity

The Segway is the perfect example of American genius pissed away. I’m sure the guy that invented this thing must think he’s pretty cool…and I can give him that. The technology behind this thing is pretty amazing, but I gotta tell you that the other guy that talked him into marketing this thing as a

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Light Saber Piñata

This is how you try and impress your nieces and nephews…use your digital skills to turn their piñata bat into a Light Saber. Oh, the fun you can have with After Effects, a lot of patience and some cool plug-in scripts.

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Landing in Iceland

This is my first trip to Iceland. Long night’s travel and a bit cold, but it’s October…and the country is called Iceland, so that should have been a clue to the cold. Also, keep in mind that I just flew overnight…and I don’t sleep well on planes.

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