Ways to pack your #pelican number 76. Pictured: 5dmk2, 7D, zacuto EVF, zacuto zfinder, various lenses, various tools, chargers and @rodemic video mic pro and NTG1.
Morning all, welcome to Wednesday.
Transit - Skipping Stone
Check out one from last year I directed for Transit. The guys are about to hit up a small tour of the UK so head out and show some support for some friends who do what they do so well.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream, and not make dreams your master;
If you can think, and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—-nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And, which is more, you’ll be a Man, my son!
I Don't Feel Welcome Here or Anywhere
As most of the internet has probably heard tonight, Defeater are releasing their new record ‘Letters Home’ on July 16th of this year. Over the course of a couple of their recent European tours I’ve been shooting my next documentary piece with them. The feature is now in its very final stages and I’ve been working on it over the last month to finish it all off. The guys in the band have turned into great friends and I feel excited for our collaborative work to be put out there into the world. This post more so though is to promote one of their side projects, Alcoa.
Derek Archambault (vocalist of Defeater) is the man behind the band from Portsmouth, USA, which comes from folky blues roots mixed with country influences. I listened for the first time a few weeks back, and without being bias, I was immediately sold. It’s the sort of music you can listen to before you hit the sack (which is coincidently what I’m doing now). I think diversity in any sort of creativity is key to keeping a lot of things fresh; this musical outlet is a great example of that when compared with the sound which Defeater are so known for.
If you’re interested in knowing more about Alcoa then please check out these links below!
Playing guitar with Goodtime Boys. An afternoon of fun in Cornwall where the ceiling got smashed in (see photo 3). Extreme fun.
In Brighton this Friday, come see some rich Welsh people play at Concorde 2 for The Great Escape (Rocksound Stage). I was £5 short from this video so I’m there collecting what’s owed from Sean.