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Where I find inspiration, wisdom and knowledge when I'm not on the trail.
by Trish & Chris Meyer
This was my textbook in college. It is absolutely out-of-date and for a much older version of After Effects (CS5). But I still pull it off the shelf (almost a decade later) to help with techniques that I may not use on a day-to-day basis. Even though the program may have changed, the concepts and techniques have not. Extremely valuable - great if you can find a used copy!
In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition
by Walter Murch
The only book that every video editor should absolutely read more than once. I usually revisit this book every couple of years. There is no better book for learning the art of editing. Period.
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals - and Other Forgotten Skills
by Tristan Gooley
Amazing resource for learning why things are the way they are, and the practical application of these observations.
Red Rock Canyon Visitor Guide
by Tom Moulin
Incredible resource for Red Rock Canyon and southern Nevada. Combines history, field guide and activities to fully understand this magnificent landscape located near Las Vegas, NV.
Animation: From Script to Screen
by Shamus Culhane
Shamus Culhane is the animator who made the dwarfs in Disney's Snow White come to life. In this book, he provides an incredible amount of clear and concise information to teach the art of animation. Written with traditional animation in mind, the techniques, methodology and terminology are still applicable to modern animation programs, such as After Effects.
by Jim Boone, Ph.D., Ecology
Not a book, but THE BEST RESOURCE for finding outdoor activities near Las Vegas. I always check here first before heading out to a new area. If Jim hasn't been there, it's probably not worth seeing!
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
by Dave Canterbury
Good field guide if you've ever wanted to know how to survive the elements on your own. Always remember to practice #leavenotrace principles, even when bushcrafting and "living off of the land". No one wants to see your lean-to when hiking. Please, take a picture and knock it down when you're finished.
The Essential Mcluhan
by Eric McLuhan
This book isn't for everyone, but should be read by everyone. Never heard of McLuhan? Read his Playboy Interview in this collection or pick up a copy of The Medium is the Massage to get started. He's the man who predicted the internet before it was invented, and is considered the guru of modern media. Heavy stuff but will provide invaluable perspective for those interested in media theory.
These aren't sponsors (a guy can dream) but brands that I support and like.
In the middle of March 2020, KEEN had a promotion to nominate someone for a free pair of shoes in order to "help get through this COVID-19 crisis." A longtime friend of mine, knowing that I would be affected by the coming storm, nominated me for a free pair through their Together We Can Help campaign. I then paid it forward, and nominated someone else for a free pair. I had never owned a pair of KEENs before this, but they earned a customer for life. They gave away 100,000 pairs through this campaign alone. Great company. Great shoes too!
I won a giveaway during the pandemic that was sponsored by Greenbelly Meals. I'm not a fan of power bars or ready-made meals and typically find them pretty gross. Also, I'm not a huge fan of fruit. These are actually really good and kind of gooey. I really liked the spiced apple ones. Once I run out of the free ones, you better believe I'll be stocking up on more to take with me. I like that they come in a resealable pouch - they actually stay fresh for quite some time.
Although I currently use a GoPro Hero 8, I hope to one day upgrade my camera equipment to a more professional setup. Until then, I strive to achieve a cinematic look by dialing in the manual settings and using an ND filter. These stick-on lenses are the best solution available for the GoPro Hero 8 on the market. Here's a referral link for those that still need a solution for this older model. This is an affiliate link, and I earn a small commission in order to support the channel if you make a purchase after clicking it.