Here is the spot we did with Nigel Sylvester at the Bonneville Salt Flats for Fuel TV.

OK, just did a shoot in Solvang, California with this cat, Tim Staton. A Wisconsin guy, a fresh thinker, a funky hippie that loves bikes, fishing and hunting. He says hunting keeps him connected with the food he eats. After a few days I said, “What’s up Tim? You are kind of a hippy, gun loving, Obama lovin’ dude with a unique point of view.”
He said I do have a bit of redneck in me but I am a fairly green guy, I call myself a GREEN-NECK!
Wow, that is brilliant, I love that, a lot.
It was great working with you Tim, Peace.


It's always good to get back to work with Nasty. Nasty is the second guy in a series of spots we are doing for Fuel. We spent about an hour or so with him on Melrose getting shots of him giving advice on topics ranging from loving your mother to personal hygiene.


We drove out to socal for a couple gigs. First up was a Fuel Spot with Ronnie Faisst. Ronnie was super rad to work with and got the concept instantly. Ronnie is a no-nonsense dude with a super positive vibe. Thanks Ronnie.


We rarely get to work in Utah, but this last weekend we got to film a snowboard contest called Intelligent Design at Park City. It was good fun and I brought my son Fish. He watched the contest and snowboarded the jumps and rails. It was great to have him around. Shawn White won by maybe a million points, he really is amazing. (this photo: an accidental snap shot on my digital point and shoot, overexposed and late but I love the feel of this random photo. It is Sage Kotsenburg hitting jump #2 on the course)


Needed a little break and went to a Wendell Berry Lecture in Salt Lake City. I read a fair amount of Wendell after I made the documentary about artist Joe Bennion. Wendell is a soil hippie. He is a good soul, he talked about the economy, consumption and stuff like clean air and water.


I just got back from Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, Canada. I was shooting snowboarding and it was very cold. I was prepared for the cold, but sometimes 20 to 30 degrees celsius below zero can be tough. One piece of great news was that the camera, a Panasonic HVX200, performed amazing. It was so cold I just left it outside all day long even during lunch. If you bring it into a warm building ever for a few seconds it will get wet with condensation, and it takes while to dry out. I never used more than 2 batteries a day. The only thing that gets crazy with the camera is the screen, it starts to freeze up and has a ghost image following the action, but no worries the image on the cards was always solid. The HVX 200 is a super documentary tool. It reminds me of what Albert Maysles said about the Sony PD150 a great camera we used a while back. I guess I am officially over being a film snob especially with documentary.

Tim and an HVX 200.