Venezuela–Before the World Collapsed

More than 40 people have died in the recent protests in Venezuela. The Government has jailed many more. Tensions are high. Inflation is rampant. Food shortages are common. Yet, just a few months ago, it would have been hard to recognize the growing seeds of discontent.

I spent an hour at a park in Caracas last August. I met a some wonderful people and made some great friends. When I pulled out my camera, a Venezuelan Military Policeman made my acquaintance immediately. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d heard rumors and had been warned about taking pictures or shooting video. However, when I told him what I was doing, he warmed right up and asked me to take his picture. As we talked, I could feel an underlying tension. Yet, I would not have guessed that just a few months later, the clash of discontent would echo so loudly or so painfully.

I can only hope that the warmth of an August morning may return to dispel the awful strife of violent disagreement and return a measure of peace to a beautiful and interesting land.

Executive Privilege Episode 6: Underground


Here is the script for the sixth  episode of Executive Privilege. This episode is titled, “Underground”.

While John West escapes from the President’s SpecOps search with two vigilante’s, his girlfriend, Jennifer, dines with the President, discovering that drones are targeting John for destruction.

Please read and make comments. We will try and incorporate your comments in the direction of the story. We’ll be launching our kickstarter campaign soon, and, we’re just about ready for cast and crew. Contact me if you’d like to help.

Episode 6: Executive Privilege_Ep6

Previous episodes:

Executive Privilige_Ep5

Executive Privilege: Abduction

Executive Privilege_Ep3.01

Executive Privilege Episode 2: Deception

Executive Privilege Episode 1

Sunset over Lake Mountains, Utah

As a film maker and photographer, I am constantly in search of light. I study light, the quality of light, the direction of light, the effects of light. I work diligently to capture the light, practically and metaphorically. Yet, I stand in awe of the Master of Heaven and Earth and Sky. I am continually inspired and surprised by the majesty of his ‘lighting design’. I realize that I have so much to learn. As we approach this Easter Season, I am led, as Moses of old to exclaim,

Now, for this cause I know that man is nothing, which thing I never had supposed. Moses 1:10

Yet, the Master knows each of us by name. The light which lighteth the world giveth light to our minds and comfort to our hearts. There is light in Heaven. Angels surround us. In the sky above and the earth beneath, the day of miracles has not ceased.

And, this sunset was incredible. 🙂

Lake Mountains, Utah
Sunset over Lake Mountains and Utah Valley, North Utah County.

El Arco–Lands End Los Cabos

If you need a getaway, Los Cabos may be just the place. Beyond El Arco, the Arch, the cool Pacific meets the warm Sea of Cortez at Lands End. Lovers beach, accessible only by boat, calls to romantic sun worshippers. Los Cabos expĂ©riences between 300 and 350 sunny days each year. It’s almost always warm and sometimes, it gets very hot.

When Sammy Hagar opened the Cabo Wabo Cantina in the ’90s, he helped turn Cabo San Lucas into party central. However, just a few miles north, San Jose del Cabo still clings to the sleepy fishing village vibe that symbolizes the relaxed kickback sensibilities of the Baja Peninsula.

When it gets cold up north, or you just can’t wait for spring, El Arco at Land’s End is just not that far away.

El Arco, Lands End
At Lands End, Los Cabos, the warm Sea of Cortez greats the cold Pacific Ocean.