Vacation trip visiting friends in San Diego for 4th of July week.

I got to meet their new dog Banshee, who after her initial barking, calmed down and excepted us as new friends. She’s a really sweet, chill and surprisingly dainty dog for a German Shepherd.

2017 Daily Montage Video   February 27th, 2018

I finally caught up with video editing. Here’s the 2017 Daily Montage Video in all it’s glory, complete with extra pets and card-playing filler, oh and a surprise 4th-quarter knee injury to add to the drama. I took a spill down some porch stairs at my family’s house in the dark and tore a tendon in October.

2017-08-17 Eclipse Trip Video   August 29th, 2017

Road trip vacation with friends from San Diego to Oregon and back again, to see the 2017 solar eclipse. Lots of driving and random silliness and shenanigans.

So back in college and a couple of years after, when I had more time to be silly and creative, I had a group of friends I made really goofy movies with. What started as a project for a film course, turned into a series of spoofs of action/horror movies, all involving killer dustbunnies, which basically amounted to throwing cotton balls at people while they pretended to die horribly.

Our last film was inspired by the genetic engineering in Jurassic Park and a parody of another well-known and reviled dinosaur in the popular media at the time.

We never actually got to finish this magnum opus due to technological problems and diminishing motivation. Editing a feature-length video manually on VCRs is a lot of work!

However, my friend Matt made this excellent trailer which is likely much better than the film actually could’ve been.

The wonderful T1 Second Everyday app added a feature to create freestyle montages that weren’t restricted to 1 clip a day. That made a good tool to capture all the fun clips of friends, family and pets this past year.

This was also very precious as we lost Dad to Alzheimer’s last fall, and this montage has some videos of our last times with him.