Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mariel Mentink: Bike For Your Rights Benefit

This is a video I shot & edited at the Bike For Your Rights fundraiser, an event benefiting Mariel Mentink, an Austin cyclist who was hit while riding her bike on New Years Eve. Mariel sustained several life threatening injuries and the fundraiser was organized by several of her friends to help offset her medical bills.



I have personally never met Mariel, but couldn't turn down the opportunity to document this event in her absence. Several local businesses and talent, not to mention the hundreds of people in attendance, helped make the event a huge success and although Mariel could not be there in person, hopefully this video shows her how much love and support she has from her community. Get well soon Mariel!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding

I haven't had the chance to upload more photos from this wedding, but here are a few selects from a friend's wedding that I shot back in May. I just finished a photo slideshow from all their wedding photos, so I'll be uploading that soon. Congratulations again to Gabriel & Joanne!

Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding
Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding
Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding
Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding
Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding

Friday, June 4, 2010

Texas 4000 Documentary

During the summer of 2008, I cycled from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska with Texas 4000 for Cancer, an organization at the University of Texas dedicated to raising money for cancer research and awareness. I brought my video camera along the way to document this amazing journey and came home with over 30 hours of footage from the 70 day ride. For months, I've been working on putting all that video together, and have finally completed a 3 hour documentary-summer video from our ride, which I will be uploading this summer in weekly installments!























Over 40 cyclists biked in what was the 5th year of the ride, dedicated to raising money for cancer research and awareness while spreading hope, knowledge and charity along the way. Our team was split up into two routes to maximize the aforementioned three fold mission of the organization. I was on the Coastal route, traveling 4,569.2 miles across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, into Canada, British Columbia, Yukon Territory and into Alaska. For more information or to donate please visit Texas 4000.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Burning Flipside

This past weekend, I attended Burning Flipside, a regional "Burner" event held in Central Texas every year during Memorial Day weekend. The 5 day campout is filled with art, themed camps, lots of costumes, and radical self-expression. As is custom in the Burner community, on the last night, a large effigy is set on fire, while thousands of people watch and celebrate. This year's effigy, designed by the DaFT team, was called Texas Tango and posted below are some photos of the effigy before and during the burn, including some other shots of Flipside happenings. Check out more photos here!

Burning Flipside 2010
Burning Flipside 2010
Burning Flipside 2010
Burning Flipside 2010
Burning Flipside 2010