A few weeks back I shot some video for Chicago Startup Weekend at The Merchandise Mart. I've recently started doing some work for a company called Robotoaster. Robotoaster is a great company that does a lot of marketing and ad video work ranging from bands to promotional videos. It's growing very fast and I'm glad to be a part of it! Chicago Startup Weekend was something very new to me. Essentially, a bunch of designers, business management, and techies get together and pitch ideas. Those ideas will then form groups which in turn will hopefully become a successful company. On the last day of the weekend, Sunday, the companies will pitch again but this time their basic company outline to the selected judges. Those Judges will then pick a winner that goes to Global Startup Battle. All of it is a fascinating process involving people working day and night getting ready for their presentations. Just being there filming a lot of the event was very eye opening. It was crazy to see companies form out of nothing in a matter of a few days. Down below is the promo video I helped shoot on. Check it out! Also check out Robotoaster. Like the page and such. I'm going to try and post more often as i'm always trying to update my website. Thanks for reading!
This morning I had a difficult time waking up because it was so dark outside. I checked my Facebook feed when I woke up as I usually do and I saw a bunch of my friends posting pictures of the sky. I decided to get up on my roof and see what it was all about. We've been having very hot weather here in Chicago. Yesterday it was supposed to be 98 degrees and it ended up being around 108 degrees.. I stayed inside all day knowing this. Here are a few of the images I took this morning before it started to pour.
I often like to go out shooting on my own. I feel as if it clears my head and it's very relaxing. Sometimes I will bike down the Lake Shore path and bring my camera along with. I most often will find interesting things to shoot. Just last week I had a very interesting experience when riding. Here are a few of the pictures I took on that ride.
Me and my family have been venturing up to Pentwater, Michigan for sometime now. My family has built a lake house right on Lake Michigan. For years we have cherished it dearly. We go up every summer and it's like our own little getaway house. A mere 4 hour drive from Chicago and we're there soaking up the sun on the beautiful beach. One of the most memorable things about going up there is the sunset every night. It's a breathtaking experience seeing the sun set over Lake Michigan. This time I just happened to capture the moment just when the sun was setting.
It's known by many that in the world of Batman, Gotham City is modeled after Chicago, Illinois. It was awesome to see Christopher Nolan's first 2 Batman films be shot in my lovely city. Unfortunately, the 3rd, The Dark Knight Rises was shot in Pittsburgh. I don't exactly know why. Chicagoans were a little disappointed by this. Nonetheless here is an image I took that has the same dark tones as Nolan's Batman series. Enjoy.