Showing Star Wars

   This is how I felt when I showed Star Wars to my kids. That is to say, when I tried to show it to my kids.  I was so excited. They were finally old enough to watch it with me. Maybe a little early still for the little one.  The wife was out with…

Screen Withdrawal – pt 2

It is slightly less than a month since I made my public declaration. One month without video games or TV. The fact that I am writing this less than a month on should give you a hint. No, I did not, in fact make it a month without. On the 15th I had what some…

Volcano Eruption in Sakurajima

My good friend, Christian Storms told me about a job he had down in Kagoshima. He’s doing a corporate about some research on volcanoes and ash. The research is related to the volcano eruption in Iceland  that grounded airplanes in Europe back in 2010. He invited me to do some drone shots for the project,…

Video I Shot Was On TV

At the end of last year, I was talking to a buddy of mine, Chris. He’s a really creative guy who writes screen plays, translates movies, coaches actors, shoots sports for the World Cup, and produces Documentaries (among other cool things). I was telling him it would be really fun to see what he does…

Building Time Lapse

In 2012, the empty land next to us finally got built out. It’s a rare thing in Japan to have undeveloped land. My neighborhood is pretty rare that way. The reason is simple though; it’s all reclaimed land. 20 years ago this was ocean, or harbor anyway. Originally, that land was supposed to be used…

Tokyo Bay Sunset

From my balcony, I can see Mt. Fuji. I can see fireworks from Tokyo Disney Land. I can see Tokyo Bay, and if I squint really hard, I can see the smoke stacks of industrial Kawasaki on the other side of the water, below and to the left of the mountain. When a typhoon sweeps…