Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Panda Blues

Filmed at the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center in Chengdu, China. The research center, located in Sichuan province, covers 92 acres, 96% of which is verdure - imitating the pandas' natural habitat in order that they might have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. Giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred there throughout the year.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tide Pool Mishap

Filmed in Hawaii along the Banzai Pipeline, an unexpected wave almost carries me and the camera out to sea... The ocean waves in Hawaii can be very deceiving and this one was no exception.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Streets Of Benares

Varanasi has always been an incredibly personal place for me - it's unlike any other city. The culture of Varanasi is deeply connected to the holy Ganges (Ganga) that flows through it.

Varanasi is also referred as "Benares", "Banaras", "the city of temples", "the holy city of India", "the religious capital of India", "the city of lights", "the city of learning" and the "culture capital of India".

Mark Twain wrote, "Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together." I think he was onto something...

Friday, August 08, 2008

An afternoon at Bonham's

"Elizabeth Taylor doesn't make as much as Marilyn Monroe because she's still alive. Auctions do much better if the person dies young..." Was at Bonham's & Butterfields to help appraise some belongings of a dearly departed friend of mine.

If there was ever a place to experience the deep end of collector's with OCD, it would be here. I enter the room with my friend's belongings and there, sitting on the shelves, are some of Steve McQueen's personal artifacts.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dr. Ho

This is an excerpt from a short documentary that I did on the amazing Dr. Ho. When I went to visit & spend time with him in a remote village outside of Lijiang, I had no idea what was in store. At 85 years old, Dr. Ho is a remarkable institution and a brilliant doctor. Filmed in the scenic backdrop of Yunnan Province, China in the fall of 2007.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

This is only a test...

Made an excursion into HD web video and created a Vimeo page. Uploaded a copy of my short film, "Delhi", to dip my toe into those waters...

"Delhi" is a mini travelogue shot entirely in New Delhi, India in 2007. Using a collage of HD video & still images -- the result is a 5 minute encapsulated journey... a video travel journal/meditation on Delhi so to speak.

Friday, December 07, 2007

India Impressions #3

The third in a series of short films depicting everyday life in India. In this clip, a couple of friendly folks pose for video portraits in the chaotic streets of New Delhi.