2010 has been interesting. It has definitely been a transition year. Completing one chapter of my life and trying to start a new one, wrapping up projects, acknowledging that old friendships are over, associating with new people who are honest, as well as lots of travel, lots of shooting, lots of film festivals, and lots and lots of patience.
Attempting to summarize my year is difficult because I filled my year up with so many great adventures, each which deserves a mention. Here’s a few highlights:
January, I went out to Park City for Slamdance and Sundance. I met up with a bunch of great filmmakers and saw a bunch of great films. February, I ran a hugely successful crowdfunding effort for a great scifi short film, SIMILO. March I was out in Austin for the SXSW festival. While there, I saw many great documentaries and met up with many people. The rest of March and April I did a huge epic roadtrip through 27 states for my Jumping Book Tour. April/May I ran several pick-up shoots for an epic scifi project called KORE. May, I got to shoot some beautiful RED MX footage at Lightning in a Bottle. June, I was shooting in Toronto. July, I was part of the great Marko Rodin team out at the Tesla Tech conference in New Mexico. August/September I was shooting RED MX on a friend’s documentary project out at Burning Man 2010. September/October, I was in Toronto for the Toronto Film Fest and for a shoot, then out in Detroit shooting with my friend Ruairi. November, our short film, UYUNI got into a bunch more film festivals (now over 50 film festivals) and earned several more awards, and Ruairi’s teaser for BLINKY was released online! Progress continues to happen on getting my documentary As The Dust Settles finished. I never predicted the amount of patience I would need to get it finished, but I have several collaborators back on board, and together we will get the doc complete =)
I am super grateful for all the support, and all the people who continue to inspire me. I have high hopes for 2011, as several of my projects are nearly finished. Truly grateful for my parents’ continued support of my passions and dreams.
For the past few years, I have wanted to make a picturevideo of my whole year, for this year’s 1127 blog, I decided to do it! These are only the best photos that mostly were published to my flickr throughout the year. Music by my great friends: Counterspark, Rhian Sheehan, and East Forest. Please let it load, watch it in HD and fullscreen. Cheers! Here’s the super epic picturevideo called Every Day is Spectacular: the 2010 Mike Hedge picturevideo.
Below are just a few photo highlights from each blog I posted throughout the year. If you want, you can read each blog by clicking the individual blog titles. And if you want to read my entire year as a single post, here it is: 1127 2010 (please allow 10 minutes for all the text and photos to load)
Anyone gonna be out at SXSW 2011 in Austin?
All the photos I take: flickr.com/mikehedge (over 45,000 photos posted during the last 4 years)
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Lots of appreciation, freedom, and joy.
PS if you know of anyone still asleep, wake them up!
Light and Love, Mike Hedge