Wow... 2010 was a great year, I don't really know where to start. I always get kinda nervous at the beginning of each year, because I never really know what to expect. Luckily, I went into 2010 with goals I wanted to accomplish. I knew I wanted to meet people, create cool shit, learn, and have amazing adventures. Throughout the year I was able to go down the list and check those goals off...
Golden reel awards 2/20/10
My first highlight of 2010 was doing work for MPSE(Motion Picture Sound Editors) awards for my 2nd time. I was the one who digitized and edited the nominees for the show. It was amazing, because I had people like Steven Spielberg (who's awesome, btw!) watching my stuff!
It was a lot of work, but I had a grand time with it all.
Shooting with bob 3/11/10
I love doing work with new people. When my filmschool buddy, Tracy, contacted me to assist with Hell's Angel's main photographer, Bob Grigg, for a shoot. I was more than ready to get down with setting up his workflow and the scene.
Thanks Tracy and Bob!
This is me prepped and ready for an epic weekend at Coachella. At the time, I didn't know what that weekend was going to bring me, but I did know that I had my hands full with tons of tasks.
Melissa (right) was kind enough to trek me out to Coachella that weekend. I was doing coverage for her company Zodiac USA.
Besides doing work for Zodiac USA at Coachella, I also was the one in charge of Jason Bentley's visuals for his set in the Sahara tent. I had about 2 days to create multiple clips for his set. It was awesome seeing my work up on huge displays in front of tons of people.
Once Coachella was over, we still had a shoot to wrap in Palm Springs. We were all incredibly exhausted. I was filming and Rony was shooting. It was good/tiring times in scorching desert.
Right after Coachella, I was booked to film Fergie for her footwear line.
I was shooting at Milk Studios for the first time. The place was huge and I was definitely nervous to shoot Fergie-Ferg. It was an incredible shoot, Fergie was a lot of fun to work with.
I received this image in a email from Jason not too long after Coachella. Believe or not, I may have kinda teared up a bit. Not only is it a great picture of my visuals, but this moment was also captured by LIFE, which is crazy!
Until next summer
I also collabed with Alexander Spit for his mixtape, Until Next Summer. It was fun working with him on the trailer while he was finishing up his project.
Mobile flicks – EDC
It's kinda funny how things worked in 2010. I was working with the film crew at EDC (Electric Daisy Festival)as the crew assistant. Once word went around that I've done camera work, I was immediately promoted to work as 1st AC on the crane at the main stage.
It was a lot of fun working EDC... And kinda a bit weird since I was actually working the event instead of attending it.
Jason Bentley invited me over to contribute clips at the Tron installation during Comic Con. I drove all the way out to SD just so I could get my stuff up there. It was so worth it... I mean.. It's Tron.
Attending SIGGRAPH opened my eyes to my passion towards technology and CGI. I'm pretty sure I had a geekattack there.
Doing visuals with D Block and Tek at Nocturnal was incredibly fun. It was awesome working with those guys.
I even worked on my first commercial this year. I was incredibly stoked to work on a commercial for them.
I will definitely miss 2010, so many great memories that will never be forgotten. I'm incredibly grateful for all the opportunities that came my way. Being only 20 and being able to experience the stuff I have has been crazy! Super thanks to friends and family
The craziness has yet to come to a halt, tons of great stuff is coming in 2011. Thanks, if you been reading this blog since my highschool days (or even now!), a lot has changed since then, so stay tuned-in for much adventures to come.