Posts filed under documentary

Abe and Isaac 1 year video

Megan and Nate Kantor (Cedar and Pines) started this photo shoot with a breathing exercise. I think they always do that; but it's just one of the many reasons this was a special time in the mountains. Abe and  Isaac hired me to come shoot some documentary style video content for their 1 year anniversary; my favorite type of work. This is the mini-montage from their photo shoot with Megan and Nate. Abe and Isaac read each other letters around the fire towards the end. Isaac later recorded the audio from his and sent it my way so I could use it in the video. Check out the BTS shots from the day below (shot by Megan and Nate).  

Abe and Isaac's photography company:
thefortco.com

Personal websites:
isaacbowen.com 
abelopez.com

Vimeo Thumbnail photo by:
cedarandpines.com

 

 

 

Posted on November 19, 2017 and filed under documentary, nature, personal, travel, video.

Looking Back on Some Love

A year ago I had the honor of filming everyday moments of Abe and Isaac before they got hitched. They wanted to have a video that played at the reception for their 400 guests (it was a legit-love-party type-of-wedding)! It is still one of the favorite projects I have worked on because I really got to lean on my documentary style. They're also a really inspiring couple to be around because of their intention, focus on growth, and passion for what they're building together. 

This blog post is a part of a thing I'm doing called #intentionaltbt. Just a thoughtful throwback to parts, pieces, and moments of my life. All are welcome to participate.  

Also, here is the highlight video from their actual wedding day if you'd like to see that too!

Posted on October 19, 2017 and filed under documentary, video, travel.

Desert Inspired Album Kickstarter

Rebekah Pahl (mi esposa) is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to record her first studio EP. She directed the feels for the Kickstarter video and I helped bring her vision to life. If you have 3 minutes to spare, give it a view and consider pitching in a few bucks to help her make some art!

Everyday life / Nostalgia / Looking back

I am editing a few videos for Team World Vision right now and have had to review footage from my trip w/ them to Kenya in April, 2014.

In some ways, I am a raw-video hoarder. For the past 8 years or so I've filmed many-many moments with no end product in mind. I could spend hours going through old photos, videos, and mementos. It all means something. It all happened. It's all connected. 

Just thought I'd share one of those moments with you.

Hope you're finding meaning in those everyday mundane moments - knowing that they're worth something; worth everything. 


 
Posted on September 3, 2015 and filed under documentary, video, travel.

Employment is Important

A few friends launched a Kickstarter today for a new clothing company called Victor Athletics that is going to create work in a rural Tennessee town. You should check it out. 

I got to help film for their Kickstarter video at the factory where Victor Athletics clothing will be made. There were over 100 work stations, but only a few of them were filled. It felt both hollow and hopeful.  So much had once been --- but thanks to Victor Athletics, so much was yet come.


All this to say, employment and work is important. At 25 years old, I'm still forming and figuring my ethic and approach to work, but what I've learned recently is that having work is a gift.

I recently polished up a documentary on a clock factory in Chicago that employs people who are legally blind.  I learned some profound things while there and I hope you can too. Regardless, I hope you are working and know that having work is a meaningful thing. If you're unemployed or in-between jobs, whatever you're doing, I hope you are pouring your whole being into it. 

You can learn more about all the programs at the Chicago Lighthouse at chicagolighthouse.org

Posted on March 17, 2015 and filed under personal, documentary, shout out.