Back in the fall of 2013, I embarked on an impromptu day trip from Lancaster to Philadelphia with my good friend Seth Nenstiel. Seth is a brilliant photographer, and a good friend. We found we both needed some time to unwind and be creative.
The mission was to relax, capture beautiful images, break in my shiny new Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and converse deeply about life and God and such. It was an awesome day. Seth is a talented photographer and an all around great guy. You should check him out here: sethnenstiel.com.
The film itself is the result of wandering. We began the day at dawn, and traversed across the Lancaster farmscape. The terrain grew steadily more industrial, until we found ourselves in the heart of the city. The result was something more than just a camera test, or a day trip. It became a deeply personal mirror of the experience Seth and I had that day. I can only hope the film evokes a sense of wonder, wandering, and pensive reflection.
Sometimes when life gets busy, filmmaking can seem like a job, rather than a passion. It’s days like this one that help me personally to stay sharp creatively. This has become a common practice for me. If it starts to feel stale, I’ll try something new – something maybe I’ve never done before. I’ve found I’m never satisfied unless I’m stretching myself creatively. I’ve got lots of these little side projects just filling up my hard drive, and I’m sure you’ll see them from time to time here on the blog.
This is always the goal for us at LampHouse Films. The day we stop being creative, is the day we cease to be what we are. Every project is a unique challenge for us. Everything we do should push us to new creative heights. We never want to make just a video. We make films. Whether it’s a promotional video for a business, or a mood piece in Philadelphia. This is who we are. And we love what we do.
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