Eight hour drive and ferry boat to Shaw Island, WA condensed into two minutes.
Song: Chinese Blues
Artist: George Gershwin
This is a motion graphics / video project I recently completed for SCAFCO Steel Stud Company. Perfect Curve™ Products are a perfect solution for curved walls, circles, soffits, domes, and arched ceilings.
Song: Our Ego [Feat. Different Visitor]
Artist: Broke For Free
Album: Slam Funk
This is the Perfect Curve™ Products brochure we put together, which was the basis for the video.
We like to take our son and dog for hikes in a nice 27 acre natural area, near our house, called Wyakin Park. Our little boy loves running and exploring, so I had to act quickly to set up these shots before he would run off.
Song: San Blas
Artist: Holy Coast
Album: Self Titled
Night time-lapse of wilderness camping in Montana at Cliff Lake. Rock Peak is the main mountain in the background. I took a 20 second exposure at a 30 second interval for three hours (11pm-2am) with an 18mm lens at f/3.5 and 2,000 ISO.
Song: Something Elated
Artist: Broke For Free
Album: Something EP
Other than the precarious drive up the mountain, Cliff Lake is far too easy to get to. Easy, nearly flat, 1+ mile hike. The Northwest had a very low snow pack this year but there was still a little snow up there when we went. About half of the hike was over snow. The weather was perfect and we caught an amazing sunset. Once it got dark we lit up the campfire and I set up the camera to take the time-lapse above. Although it looks like the sunrise in the video, it’s actually the moonrise.
I had some cute iPhone footage of my son playing with his toy lawn mower but then I got this idea for a vintage commercial, so I shot some more footage with a GoPro and a Nikon D7100. The audio comes from an old 1957 commercial that lies in the public domain. Edited with Adobe Premier Pro. Vintage effects were created in Adobe After Effects.
I was fortunate enough to get a free weekend off as an early Father’s Day present, so into the wild I went. James and Nathan were able to go which was great, since the last time the three of us backpacked together was about six years ago at Glacier National Park.
After a little discussion we decided to try out Little Spar Lake in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, with a solid plan B in case there was too much snow at Little Spar. On the drive over we became a little concerned by the amount of snow in the surrounding peaks, but decided that there is really only one way to find out just how much snow is up there – by hiking right to it.
The drive to the trailhead was cut short by a 1/4 of a mile because of a washout. This washout became our first of many creek crossings. Most of the creeks were simple but a couple were knee deep and one was way too dangerous to ford, but luckily we found some fallen tree bridges downriver that we were able to use.
As we got closer to the lake we began seeing more and more snow. Soon we were hiking up through the forest over several feet of snow with no bare ground to be seen. We were prepared to camp on snow, but it’s just not that fun hanging around with cold wet feet and I’ve never had good luck with backcountry campfires on top of snow. Fortunately, right as we got to the lake there was just enough bare ground for our tents and a few huge flat boulders jutting out into the water that we could hang out on and enjoy the glorious view. It was heaven.