To prepare for my first tour with ETID, I spent a few days in Buffalo, NY. It snowed basically the whole time, snowed a lot. Was strange to realize that it felt pretty normal, since I've gotten quite accustomed to constant snow having lived in Chicago now for two winters.
On Valentines Day we were scheduled to fly to Paris to start our tour with Architects, but the flight was cancelled due to a snowstorm. We ended up with an extra day in town. I decided to wander around a few blocks of downtown, and break in my new GoPro. I stayed out until I could no longer feel my hands. The next morning me and two of the guys ended up having to drive to Newark to catch our flight to Paris, since our flight couldn't get out of Buffalo.
I edited together the Buffalo footage on the flight to Paris, not getting a wink of sleep. It actually felt like the shortest flight ever, I guess because I was so into editing this stuff. You can see the final product of the footage here: "Until it blots out the sun and the warm bodies bite". After Keith and Steve tweeted about it, lots of folks and a few social media outlets in Buffalo have shown the piece some love, which is really cool. One post can be seen here: The Public. I've only spent a few days in Buffalo so far, on two different trips to jam with ETID, and so far I've really found the city to be very welcoming and inspiring. Nice people, amazing architecture, and good food.
We are now 4 shows into our EU/UK tour with Architects. We've played Paris, Frankfurt, Prague, and Vienna so far. I'm writing this post from Munich. I couldn't have asked for a better first tour, getting to play and explore so many fantastic cities and hang with such a solid group of people for a month. During the tour I'll be updating my VSCO grid and photos section with photos from every day of the tour.
Greetings and salutations! I'm really happy to finally have a new site up and running! And very soon I'll have a new video reel up. It has been 2 years since I've had the time to edit a new one. Over the last two years, there were so many projects that I was extremely grateful to work on. I got to collaborate with so many talented people. My wife and I also made a move from Philadelphia to Chicago a little over a year ago, which has been fantastic. We're living in Pilsen on the lower west side of Chicago. The neighborhood is so inspiring, and Chicago as a whole has been such a gem! Couldn't love this city more.
I plan to keep up with this blog more and make more consistent posts, video, travel, music and everything else related. 2015 is going to be an extremely busy year, and I'm very much looking forward to it! I'm really excited to create more, to be playing music again, and to dig deeper into the world of motion graphics!
Stay inspired, take risks, and keep creating!