02 Apr MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER
Oh baby it's a wild world
Since my last update from my February Newsletter, I was celebrating my return from an incredible month of filming in New Zealand. At that time, COVID-19 was a mere figment of our imaginations. Who would have known that in a matter of days the entire human species would be been brought to a halt. Although the “shelter in place” movement didn’t fully take effect until late March, I was able to get out and work on some cool projects before the world turned. Below I will share some highlights of the month and include some wisdom I’ve picked up along the way.
A new backcountry ski resort close to Steamboat called Bluebird Backcountry opened in Early March and I had the pleasure to work with them to create a fun marketing video for them. The first ski resort of its kind, this place exceeded my expectations. It is a wonderful place to ski without the hustle and bustle of lifts, crowds and chaos. Big thank you to these folks for allowing me to come to your property and film for you.
STARS MTN CHALLENGE
I had the pleasure of shooting/editing a project for STARS called the STARS Mtn Challenge. An action packed scavenger hunt of a day, the Stars Mtn Challenge raises money so this amazing organization can have opportunities to run amazing programs. The video we produced together will be used to promote this amazing event for this really great organization.
FINDING SOLACE IN BETWEEN PROJECTS
Being a filmmaker in a remote mountain town is incredibly challenging. The high cost of living, the long distance from paying work and the volatile inconsistency of jobs makes it interesting to say the least. Sometimes in the pits of slow seasons I even contemplate just moving to a city and making it much easier on myself… But I don’t. I don’t because every so often I am reminded that the moments of solitude I can achieve in a far away place in the middle of nowhere makes all the difference in my happiness and enthusiasm for life.
LESSONS LEARNED FROM COVID-19
Its spooky to say how much business I’ve lost due to this wild virus pandemic. Pretty much everything I had booked for April and May is canceled and June into July projects are fleeting. These uncertain times have allowed me to take a step back and realize how fragile our world is. Supporting small business, talking to my neighbors, engaging in constructive conversations with family and and feeling gratitude throughout the days has been more apart of my life than ever. I am certain that humanity will emerge from this pandemic a much stronger and more interconnected species. Life is a wild experience and we are only on this earth for such a short while. I’ve learned to make every breath a grateful one and hope you can too.
To all that read, watched and enjoyed… Thank you so much. See you next month.
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