Posts Tagged ‘utah’

Tobie Beneli A Casket Maker For The People

I found out about Tobie Beneli’s story from a team member of my hockey team. Tobie was a great person to spend the day with. He has so much to offer in his views of the world. I shot this story with my GH2 with one of Driftwoods settings. At this point I forgot which one is done for this video. Also there are some shots from my old trusty HVX 200.


A reluctant rebellion in the Utah desert: A great story from the High Country News

The Sagebrush Rebellion from the late 70’s into the 80’s has been reborn out in Nevada and Utah. But there looks to be more protests from the anti federal land groups through out the western states. Here is a link to a great article by Jonathan Thompson from the High Country News about the latest Sagebrush Rebellion in Blanding, Utah. I have become very interested in this developing story. You all will probably see some story from Ouzel Motion Pictures about the Sagebrush Rebellion in the near future.

Lasso The Sun: Navajo Translation & Transcription Kickstarter project

We have launched our Kickstarter campaign today. Get involved, spread the word, watch the video and be apart of a great documentary.

200,000 plays on Vimeo for The American Who Quit Money To Live In A Cave

I am very excited to report that my story The American Who Quit Money To Live In A Cave has hit 200,000 plays from my Vimeo account today.

The American Who Quit Money To Live In A Cave

Another story I did for the BBC. Please share and support all those have contributed to this story.

Mark Sundeen, the author of book, ‘The Man Who Quit Money’ is a soulful journey into the spirit of Daniel Suelo. Suelo, gave up on money in 2000. He walked into a phone booth, pulled out 30 dollars and left it. Twelve years later, Suelo still does not have a personal i.d. bank accounts, a modern home, does not take money, or live off of federal welfare. Suelo, lives in caves in the canyon lands outside of Moab, UT. Suelo, harvests wild foods, eats roadkill, and dumpster dives. Suelo, is not an isolationist, he still is very active in the Moab community SE Utah politics and he is an active blogger.

Sundeen, knew Suelo from Moab, UT when they both worked together as cooks. But years later Sundeen came across Suelo in a market and payed him no attention. After Sundeen gave thought to the current economy and Suelo’s philosophy he was inspired to write about Suelo. Sundeen’s book focuses on one man, but the message of the book captures the American zeitgeist of a changing economy.

 Additional camera and photos Cedar Banks and Mark Sundeen.

Music: Alfa Kay not this track is a rough sketch of a tune that Mr Alfa Kay is writing for our feature documentary Lasso The Sun. I love this tune.

For further reading check out Daniel Suelo’s blog:

Edited on Fianl Cut Pro 7 with Apple Pro Res then down converted to H264. My Panasonic GH2 and HVX 200 were used for the shooting. I used Driftwood’s Mysterium setting on the GH2 in HBR mode.

Lasso The Sun… Documentary film shoot

Navajo Code Talkers from WWII

This past week, I was out on a film shoot for our documentary, Lasso The Sun. I was out filming in Tuba City, AZ and out near Monument Valley. I had the privilege to interview a WWII Navajo Code talker. After the warm he returned home and worked as a uranium mill worker. The exposure to uranium has critically effected his family. We also interviewed a few other exposed uranium workers and their families. I am going to be editing a quick video of some of the footage that I gathered. So stay posted.

Ismay a very short 16mm film

Ismay was shot on my old K3 (Krasnogorsk) 16mm camera. I used Fuji 125 T and some 800 D Kodak Vision stock. Ismay was done on two 100 foot rolls. Which is about five minutes of run time. I made Ismay in October of 2002. This film is old, but I still dig it.

The music was performed by myself, Amy and Matt.

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