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Lily Belle’s 9th Birthday Questions

May 10th, 2013

Here they are. Lily’s 9th Birthday Questions. It’s weird to think that this all started with her 4th birthday. She’s really grown up so much. It kind of freaks me out. Anyway, check it out.



Violet Mae’s 2nd Birthday Questions

January 29th, 2013

I wasn’t sure how well she’d do with these. Turns out, she does pretty good. Well, entertaining at least.



Jackson Jet’s 7th Birthday Questions

January 28th, 2013

I know this is a little late (okay, a lot late) but I just got around to editing Jacksons 7th birthday questions. Enjoy.



Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: The Movie!

July 14th, 2012

Some of you may remember the short film that I shot with a couple friends last year. Well, we have been working with another team of filmmakers to develop that short, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, into a full length film. I’m happy to report that we’re in the final stretches of making that a reality. We’re working on completing the script and getting ready to begin shooting next month. Needless to say, it’s been a lot of work but we’re really excited about all that we’ve accomplished over the last 6+ months.


Even with all that we’ve accomplished, we’re not quite there yet. We’re shooting this thing on a shoestring budget and to avoid going broke, we’re trying to raise money via a Kickstarter campaign. For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a website that allows budding entrepreneurs to post a project and seek funding from the public. In return for their support, we’re offering them some really cool rewards that range from a digital download of the completed movie to a supporting role and much more. Please check it out (and feel free to back our project if you feel so inclined) here:

Here’s a video that we created for the Kickstarter campaign.

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Asher Sparks: 5th Birthday Questions

June 4th, 2012

Here are Asher’s 5th Birthday Questions. I’d like to point out that these are posted the VERY NEXT DAY after his birthday. No more 6 month-1 year delays. I’m on the ball.

Special bigemups go to Chad Perkins for lending me his 7D. It allowed me to finally set up a shoot that I’m pretty stoked about. I used dual 7D’s (one with an 50mm and one with an 85mm), my Tascam DR100 for audio and a couple shop lights. I even used a home made dolly for the opening dolly shot. It was pretty rickety so I had to stabilize it in post which is why it’s a little fluttery. All in all, I’m happy. Enjoy.


Lily Belle: 8th Birthday Questions

May 16th, 2012

I told you they were coming and I’m not a liar. So here they are, the 8th birthday questions as asked and recorded by me. Enjoy.


Lily Belle: 7th Birthday Questions

May 15th, 2012

So, Lily just turned 8 on May 10th. To celebrate, I finally got around to editing her birthday questions from last year (yes, I am a horrible father. I know this). The good news, however, is that I’m almost done editing her 8th birthday questions. I’ve significantly updated my gear so it should look a lot better (the Canon  7D is a SICK camera for shooting video). Anyway, enjoy our little princess.

P.S. – Ashers 4th birthday questions are forthcoming as well, just in time for his 5th birthday on June 3rd.


Short Film: Lights

November 6th, 2011

Here’s a short film that I recently finished for a church film festival. I did the bulk of the editing in 2 days and only finished rendering the movie about a half an hour before I had to go to the event. There’s a lot of things that I’d like to fix, but instead I think I’d rather just re-write and re-shoot it. Anway, here you go.



Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

October 26th, 2011

Brad Singley and I competed in the Renton Film Frenzy again this year, though this time we were able to add his mega-talented wife, Meg. This proved to be a wise choice on our part as she was instrumental in helping to create this latest masterpiece, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. If you’re curious, we won first place in the competition. Yay! There was also a best picture prize (which is technically the real first place). That went to a film called The Disconnect, which was AWESOME. We didn’t feel one little bit bad losing to those guys.

At the start of the competition, teams are given “curve balls” (items that they must include in their film). This year the three curve balls were:

1. Line of Dialogue: incorporate a line of dialogue about aerospace in Renton.

2. Location: include a scene filmed at the Renton Harvest Festival or Chamber Business Expo.

3. Object: Incorporate a piece of public art in Renton.

This version is the “director’s cut” in which we removed the scene at the harvest festival. We filmed that bit of dialogue in Brad’s garage as well and it just fit better, so we decided to re-cut it and show everyone that version. Anyway, enjoy!



and this is why the internet was invented

November 17th, 2010

that’s right, a cat that hiccups and farts at the SAME TIME (while sitting like a human, i might add). watch and glory in what we, as humanity, have created.