I returned last week from Iceland, where I attended the Trasatlantic Talent Lab at the Reykjavik International Film Festival. It was an incredible experience that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
I met so many talented, beautiful and unique people from all across North America and Europe. In addition, I made many new friends and had a ton of adventures.
In sharing time with fellow filmmakers, I came to realize that while we all come from different places, we all share a desire to tell stories and express ourselves to the world.
I would like to thank our hosts from RIFF and wish the best of luck to my new filmmaking brothers and sisters. I would also like to thank my GoFundMe sponsors for their support. Below are pictures I took from my trip. Enjoy!
I was taking pictures this week and snapped this one of the famous Griffith Observatory. It was quite far away and my telephoto lens isn't the greatest, so I was pleased to get this clear shot around sunset. I have yet to go there, but hope to soon.
Tonight, my short film "The Red Dress" will be screening at Mears Park in Downtown Saint Paul as part of the 'Music in Mears' series. The weekly summer series features some of the best music and art in the state, and draws hundreds of people at each event. It's an honor to have a screening in my home city of Saint Paul. Over the past few years, Mears Park has become the new hotspot of the Twin Cities. It has drawn in high-profile restaurants, lush gardens, and a lightrail station. I hope some of my friends and family can report back to about the screening as I will be unable to attend.
I cruised over to the LA Neo Noir II Film Fest's website and saw this cool graphic promoting the event. My short film "The Red Dress" will screen tomorrow at the festival. I wish good luck to all my fellow filmmakers and artists this weekend at both the LA Neo Noir II Film Fest and the Gen Con Film Fest in Indianapolis.
I so rarely get to use my DSLR these days. I have been spending so much time to my writing efforts that my passion for photography has fallen a bit by the wayside. I do have an Instagram account and use my mobile phone's camera, but it's a poor substitute for the real deal. On Monday night of this week, I saw the 'super moon' in the sky. I rushed out to take a picture of it, but by the time I got all set up, it was a little too late.
Last night I decided to plan ahead. I got the camera all ready, and waited. And waited. Then waited some more. The moon never came. So I called it a night and went inside. While I was waiting, I enjoyed the blueness of the sky, so I snapped a few pictures for fun. Blue is my favorite color, so I couldn't resist. When I was reviewing the images later, I liked how this one turned out.
It was good feeling to have exercised my photography muscle the past two nights. With results like this, I may do it more often. I've never really done landscapes, but I'd like to get more practice.