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American filmmaker and minimalist. Personal updates, topic discussions and interviews with creative people.
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Reading Digital Minimalism has helped me better understand why I’m a minimalist and how to use this philosophy in regards to social media usage.“Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World” by Cal Newport - https://geni.us/62uxaf
Alone but forward moving

Alone but forward moving

2019-06-0400:57:30

I recorded “Second Guessing Myself” over two months agoReceived a ton of personal messages and feedbackFirst Time in Bali - Two Weeks Traveling in Indonesia70,000 viewsSquarespace sponsorship for $1,000Recorded a podcast episode with Brett Conti after we were both back in NYCTalked about travel filmmaking, Gabe and BaliHe got an apartment and studio in the cityDoubling down on NYC content but can always travelHow I feel about digital nomad lifestyleRelationship with IndiaCambodia Tom Ford Shoot$10,000 job all expenses includedRented equipmentZhiyun Weebill Lab + Sony A7III Cinematic Review30,000 viewsSquarespace sponsorship for $1,000DJI Drone Cinematography Reel 201910,000 viewsExtreme Computer Minimalism20,000 viewsSquarespace sponsorship for $1,000Recorded a podcast interview with Cool Man Coffee Dan in BrooklynAttended his popup event at 368Peak Design Travel Tripod15,000 viewsSponsored by Peak Design for $2,000Able to test it in the field here in PeruSpent the past two weeks here in PeruInspired by Kurtis hiking the PCT I researched hikes all over the worldHiking allows me to get away from crowded tourist spots. It takes research, planning, skill and patience to backpack for multiple days.Went through the process of a hiker searching for treks and realized I can do this betterMake a hiking film, use that as a trailer for a blog post and then up sell a guide for anyone who wants to do it themselves.Just looked at the whole process from the perspective of the touristGoogle reviews, video and photo for promotion, trek sponsorshipsChoquequirao TrekInspire, inform and give a call to actionWhy should I care?The first minute of the film is a fast paced introduction to the hike and why you should go on it.What is it like?The main video is a full chronological account of what it was like to experience the trip myself.How can I do it?Spend the last minute convincing people to buy my PDF guide which explains everything they would need to know to go on their own including: packing list, cost breakdown and detailed schedule.Sponsored by B&H for #adventureweekStill planning but will probably do a live behind the scenes of the film in NYC in late JuneHiking films and guides on my websiteI’d like to make formal filmmaking guidesSony A7iii user guideFCPX video editing guideLife Update from PeruAusangate trek outside of CuscoSquarespace sponsorship for $1,000Book report projectMinimalist ExpressionQuality over quantityMinimalist consumptionI want to plan a hiking retreat for travel filmmakers in Upstate New YorkWhen I’m ready I’ll make a type form opening applications for an assistant filmmaker while travelingEmail list vs just using InstagramI hate email listsFlying back to NYC for a video project outside of the cityWith a Real estate company that I’ve worked for a few times beforeInspirationMatt D’AvellaWill DarbyshireChef’s TableThe BeatlesIndiaKurtisTim KellnerRenee Lusano
A sit down interview with Danny Casale.
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Second Guessing Myself

Second Guessing Myself

2019-03-2500:39:092

AnnouncementsI need to be quieter on social media and even quieter about being quiet. Ha. I need to stay confident and consistent with my new nomad life. Stop making grand announcements and starting projects I don’t complete. I think there’s a balance to find.DebtIt’s an incredibly long story that started about two years agoPart of the reason why I started cutting expenses and going minimalistMinimalism was a method to cure my problemsI’m working as hard as I can to fix the situation but it’s still hard to sleep at nightPatreonI’m tired of waiting for the YouTube Membership feature so I’m officially announcing my Patreon pageI’m going to be posting all of my old videos and uploading editing breakdown videos.Doing Q&As live on thereAny help is insanely appreciatedRelationshipsI love India and want strengthen our relationshipIf you support her and her work, I see it and really appreciate thatThat’s all I want to share on the topicWork and outreachFor anyone paying attention, it has been pretty apparent that things have been tough for me these past two yearsI’m done waiting for things to get better, I need to get up and make changes happen myselfInstagram post by Drock - https://www.instagram.com/p/BvB6DuyHYan/Making the effort to reach out to friendsSitting down with people and talking is so helpful for mePlanning shoots and projectsDoing more to send emails to brands I want to work with and re-connecting with those I already didTravel film productionsDo I want to schedule formal travel film trips?Hire someone to travel with me like Brett Conti?Sponsor-based or on my ownSeems like a great fit for travel couples similar to shooting wedding filmsTraveling aloneI need to be okay with being alone. I need to maintain a calmness and intentionality. Tim Kellner is my biggest inspiration. He travels around but is quiet about where he is or going. He seems to be alone and able to work/travel solo but still has friends. He barely posts to Instagram, YouTube and Twitter but when he does they are always high quality and intentional posts.Spontaneous trips vs plannedI’m having a lot of trouble going on spontaneous trips. I never have a plan when I visit a place and that might be what’s wrong with my process. Something is wrong at the moment.I’m starting to think that living out a backpack is stupid. I should just be able to live minimally in LA or NYC or Colorado and have a light filmmaking gear kit for when I do travel.Travel communityAsk for travel advice abroad and from localsMeet up with anyone local or visitingInvite any filmmakers to come visit and collaborate on projectsVisionWhat future am I promising members if they follow me and join my community?A life with intentionControl your pathFreedomSupportSecurityIdentityPurposeTravel the worldBe your own bossMake moneyGrow your businessMake friendsGrow as an individualMinimalistFilmmakerDigital nomadEntrepreneurGrowth processCreate contentSet clear expectations to audienceShare your creative processPromote those who inspire youStarted a businessPromote that businessGet rid of anything you don’t needEliminate distractions and expensesSimplify your creation processI don’t have the answers but I’m willing to share my journey to make this a realityI would like to help other people do what I’m doingMembersFollow my journeyAdd value to the communityAnswer questionsContribute to discussionsShare helpful adviceShare your experiences
Highlight leadersLeaders inspire, teach and share opportunitiesEmpower leaders within the communityIdentify their expertise and celebrate their leadershipGive them value in the form of recognition and status among the communityTrip to BaliSingle Travel Film on YouTubeA few photo postsDaily Instagram photo and video storiesDidn’t have many expectations for the tripMood changeI’m starting to get different feelings about travel filmmaking.The more I get into something the less interesting it is to do it but more interesting to share howThis is exactly what happened with Weddings and why I stoppedVirtual assistantsShould I hire someone online to reach out to companies for me?Advice from Tim Ferris 4 hour work weekIs this just for travel filmmaking or can I implement this in other areas?Content densityThe same story delivered in different ways and in different sizesDifferent sized version of media do different things and attract different peopleAmount of filming compressed into packagesYouTube, Instagram, Twitter and podcastRunningEvery major city has an amazing spot to run. It’s tough to shoot a video about running though. As I travel I want to always go for runs to feel like a local and stay fit. Eventually I’d like it to become an even bigger part of my travels. Ever since reading the “Why I Run” book I have dreamt of living in different places and just running, eating, drinking and doing something creative.PodcastsPodcast interviews with other creatorsWhat is the best way to interview creators?Make tutorials for other peopleWant to put them on YouTubeGearZhiyun Weebill LabWarm vs cold locationsClothing switch upCamping gearGet motorcycle licenseGet FAA 107 certification$18 Cup of Coffee vs $2 Batch Brew - Best Coffee in BrooklynBrooklyn Coffee TourHow can I make it interesting?Drone shots of locationsShot in a hosted kind of way?Need someone to assist filming the entire dayTest the extraction lab’s $18 coffeeExtraction LabDevocionParlour Coffee RoastersCity of SaintsZhiyun Weebill Lab Gimbal ReviewGet the base plate and setup perfectedGet someone to spend the day going around New York City testing footageInsta360 Camera ReviewPossibly go on a motorbike, water ski or Colorado ski trip?Digital Nomad MinimalismRead digital minimalist bookDo some good research on the topicWhat do I want to say with this video?Bali Travel FilmTwo weeks of traveling around Bali into one single travel vlogJust a chronological account of what I’ve been up toWedding Film SchoolBehind the scenes of other filmmakersBooking my own weddings to slowly get back into the gameWant to take things slow and give it the effort it deserves
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Leaving NYC

Leaving NYC

2019-01-1800:34:31

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Helping Travel Creators

Helping Travel Creators

2018-12-1100:45:06

Solo update podcast where I recap the past month, share my thoughts and tease future projects.
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