I took a trip down US-98 today after what feels like weeks at home. I am four months into remote work with no end in sight.
I haven’t been doing a great job lately of promoting my Minute Wild videos, but hey, you can always visit the channel on Youtube. Now with 17 minutes of enriching content! 😉
Maybe you would like to spend a minute alongside the lapping waters of the Gulf of Mexico? I’ve got you.
Need a minute in the woods to recenter? I’ve got you.
Maybe you’d like to visit the lake instead? I’ve got you, too.
I’m always adding more–if by always you mean, say, once or twice a month–so check back every now and then and you’ll probably find something new.
Hey, the weather can’t always be nice.
Recorded at Lake Talquin State Forest, March 29, 2020. It was exceptionally hot and difficult to see the screen down on the ground for this little scene. I moved the camera halfway through (before this scene starts) and didn’t notice until I got back off of the trail later that the hole was out-of-focus. What a disappointment! I nearly hiked back to this spot to try again, but on second thought, I began to like this shot. Individual ants take “center stage” here. Instead of thinking about the ants as part of an abstract collective, the viewer is encouraged to “know” the ants who venture into focus. This sheds new light on the individuals at work here and casts their little society in a different shade.
It’s easy to practice social distancing when you’re the only person on a 10-mile trail.
I’ve been putting these on Vimeo, but I decided to take the plunge tonight and create a whole branded YouTube thing. So, if you have approximately four minutes, check out my channel, Minute Wild. Thank you so much!
Here’s a new little project I’m working on: short, unedited videos for the nature-deprived. I’m calling these videos “Minute Wild” and have a few ready to go. Here’s the first one, recorded at Lake Jackson here in Tallahassee.
Not much happens here, and that’s kind of the point. “Nature” is hardly ever as exciting as it appears in documentaries. In reality, the natural world simply exists. We project onto nature our own ideas about ourselves. These little unedited shorts are the most sincere way I could think of to explore that idea.
If anyone wants to make anything out of these as I go along, let me know and I’ll be glad to share the files if you credit me.