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I’ve posted this video already over a year ago but a friend just reminded me of it so I thought I would throw it out there again. Every time I see the photos and footage from California it makes me extremely nostalgic. What a great time in life, college days, living in L.A., when I first met Brian, sunshine, the beach, making movies …

The great thing is there are some new fun days coming up and I see this as a reminder to embrace the present. I propose taking a camera and shooting some photos and/or video of anything this weekend. Pick a random activity and just film it. I’d love to see what you come up with!  Feel free and post links below.

My Grandpa, Stanley Bernstein, said “We come into this Earth crying and everyone else is smiling, when we leave this Earth we should leave with a smile and everyone else is crying”.
California

Music: Devotchka

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Suess

Today is a special day for many reasons.  One is, it’s Brian’s birthday!  The other is a surprise…  For now I made this short video with footage I found starting in 2004 when we met in Los Angeles, California to September of 2010 in Colorado.  Happy Birthday Brian!  I love you infinity.

I love Brian Sweeney.

Photography Adventure

One of my best friends from growing up was visiting and of course we went on a photography adventure.  Elissa bought a one way ticket from Kabul to Denver, finding herself in the lovely mountain town of Golden taking random photos with me.  It was great.  It’s wonderful to have her close to home again.  She is an amazingly talented photographer/journalist/videographer & adventurer.  Definitely check out her work.

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!  It’s a great day, an excuse to hug and kiss the person you love.. even more.  Seven years ago today Brian and I were living in Los Angeles and after a long day at the beach we found ourselves in the West Hollywood Chipotle, this is where it all began.  Some sun, sand, a burrito, and love.

I made this super quick video above in honor of Valentine’s Day. “Have a big heart, it’s good for your pulse” – Owen Sweeney

This is a video I made last Valentines Day of Owen: Rules of Love.  You can also watch & subscribe to Owen’s Vimeo Channel.


Over five years ago Brian and I moved from Los Angeles to Denver.  It was a huge move and we decided to turn the move into an gigantic road trip which we documented and called Milk Run.  Once we officially moved, our road trip started in Denver and ended a month later traveling through 9 states and Canada.  We camped the majority of the time and saw gorgeous places such as Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Yosemite.  I thought it would be clever to stop at every state sign along the way wearing our American Apparel outfits and dance.  It seemed obvious of course.  The trip was a blast and I can’t believe how much time has passed since then.  It’s time for another road trip…

I was just reminded of this music video I made years ago featuring our bad dance moves when my brother recently posted it on reddit.com.  Thanks to Douglas my videos get more plays because he posts them to reddit, which is user-generated news links where votes promote stories to the front page.  Another site like this is Digg.  So take that as a marketing tip from my brother: a free way to try and get more views, post & share your work.  Just be prepared for positive and negative comments.  The public will always decide if it’s interesting.

Milk Run Music Video


Recently I posted a trailer I made on building bamboo fly rods.  The full version of the video is still on it’s way but for now here is the fly fishing video, Floaters, I made on our float trip down the Colorado River back in September, thanks to the renowned Shawn Bratt.  We were lucky to be able to fly fish with Shawn again and (left to right) Jenny, Kalli, Clint, me, & Brian.  Shawn is an incredibly smart & passionate flyfisherman, you can read more and even purchase a handmade bamboo rod here on Green Drake Bamboo.  Clint founded Freestone Aquatics which specializes in aquatic habitat restoration, enhancement, and creation.  Floaters, the video below, is simply a beautiful bright day out fly fishing the Colorado River by Gore Canyon.

Curious to see more?  Here is a video I made a few years ago for The Network DC with Shawn Bratt fishing Cheesman Canyon.

Floaters

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Ben Suchy | Hello Kavita | Harper Blynn

Random Adventures

I’m really in the mood for a mini adventure.  This is a short video I made a long time ago and includes random moments I filmed from Costa Rica, Hawaii, to road trips in the west.  Thought I would post it for fun.  This weekend is a good time for a new adventure!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I couldn’t help myself, had to make this video.  It’s a good reminder to be thankful for the little things.  What are you thankful for?


Valentines Day, 2004 Brian gave me a polaroid camera.  We were living in L.A. & took it to Zuma beach.  We took tons of photos while living in California (some polaroids above).  Since then polaroid film is hard to find and expensive.  We’ve really enjoyed using various polaroid and photography apps to give the same effect.  It’s obviously not the same, but still fun!  One of the downfalls is that the photos aren’t printed the same way polaroids are.  That instant gratification in your hand no longer exists.  A solution: make a book!  Polaroid Love is a book of random images we took with polaroid filters added.  Sneak peek below…  Your turn!


Polaroid Love by Sweencot
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