Watched “Take.” That’s some pretty heavy storytelling. The acting was amazing, though, especially the little boy! And I loved the very harsh, stark colors and the straightforward camera work.
I recommend it! But not if you need to be cheered up.
So this is me ( and my tattoo, and one of my necklaces… )
Right now I’m in the Navy, working on a warship. I’ve been overseas, it won’t be long until I’m deployed again. But in the meantime, I live in San Diego. It’s where I’ve always lived, more or less. And it’s where, on Dec 27th, 2010, my brother died. So a part of me will always be here.
Working for the Navy is a great thing. I think everyone should serve their country somehow, at least for a little while. It’s an important job and it requires a great deal of fortitude and sacrifice. I signed up for five years and I’m well into my third.
Trouble is, about two months ago I had one of those lightning-bolt realizations. I suppose it should have been obvious: I love stories, and I love seeing stories. I get more excited for movies and television shows than I do about most stuff, I follow an actor’s body of work very closely once I’ve discovered I like them. I thought I enjoyed writing ( and I do ). but for me it’s always been the images that have been most powerful.
So, at 26 and with nearly two years of my life still contracted to the Navy, I decided I want to try getting behind the camera and filming some stories of my own. There are some problems with that, the first being that I have absolutely no equipment or training. But these are temporary problems. And I have plenty of time and lots of rock and roll to help me through, even if I am starting out a little later.
So here I am. Starting one of these and boring you with the reasons why. Maybe you’ll stick around, maybe you won’t…either way, I hope you carry on in peace. If you do stick around, there will be lots of pictures and maybe ( eventually ) some videos too, and plenty of commentary ( obviously ) from the peanut gallery ( that’s me ).