As The Dust Settles – Assembly Edit is Done!

Posted by mikehedge on February 20, 2012
24 hours

Since I posted in Novemeber, I have been editing solid 15-18 hours a day. No phone. No internet. I am happy to announce that the assembly edit is finally done. I posted this update on the Facebook page for the film: here.

Thank You 2011!

Posted by mikehedge on December 31, 2011

2011. Wow, another epic year to recap! I did lots of traveling this year, and lots of editing. A lot of things did not work out this year, maybe they were all waiting for 2012!!!! I’m looking forward to many projects finally being finished and released soon. Super grateful for all the support and inspiring […]

Recordsetter – World Record Book

Posted by mikehedge on December 10, 2011

I got a copy of the Recordsetter World Record book It is super neat to have my world record for my jumping photos published! I was even included on the cover of the book!

As The Dust – editing update

Posted by mikehedge on November 25, 2011

Since I returned from the awesome Robot Heart Stories road trip, I have successfully transitioned the editing of As The Dust from my laptop back to my desktop. I have turned off my phone, and have been nearly completely off the internet. I have been editing solid 15-18 hours a day. Since this project has consumed my […]

DIY DAYS Los Angeles – 2011

Posted by mikehedge on November 5, 2011

After several weeks of solid travel all over America and Canada, I finally returned to LA just in time for the DIYDAYS event we were having at the UCLA campus. It was a really great event, where we got to present the Robot Heart Stories project and photos. While there, I got to participate in […]

Robot Heart Stories – the journey

Posted by mikehedge on October 30, 2011
Our Site is Live!!!!!!!

After driving over 3000 miles to get to Montreal, I basically turned around and drove the whole thing back again, except this time I got to road trip with someone, which is always super fun. We got to go through many cities for the Robot Heart Stories project. First driving across Canada for a bit, from Montreal to Toronto, […]

Road Trip to Montreal – Oct 2011

Posted by mikehedge on October 18, 2011

Right after I returned from the unschooling conference in San Diego, after a solid 6 months on the road, mostly on the east coast getting the editing on As The Dust done, I decided to join a neat project that my friends Lance Weiler and Janine Saunders were doing called Robot Heart Stories. The trip started […]

Unschooling Conference San Diego 2011 – Wide Sky Days

Posted by mikehedge on September 24, 2011

As soon as I returned from Burning Man, I immediately joined Tiff, to head down to San Diego for Flo’s great unschooling conference, now called Wide Sky Days. I had a blast shooting the conference. I shot almost 5000 photos, over 4 solid days of shooting. There were so many super awesome kids, a bunch of […]

Burning Man 2011

Posted by mikehedge on September 15, 2011

This year I returned to Burning Man once again. This time, I was part of a special documentary team that my friend and fellow DP Terry Pratt put together. We were invited a week earlier than the event was opened. We shot some great footage of the various artists as they created their projects for […]

California Beaches

Posted by mikehedge on August 22, 2011

After the awesome time at the Black Mountain Ranch, I was excited to be back in California. Right when I got back I zoomed off to the beach to meet up with some awesome people. My Italian family was doing some travel in California, and were in Santa Monica. I hung out with them for […]

Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch – Colorado

Posted by mikehedge on August 18, 2011

While passing through Colorado, I headed out to Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch to meet up with my friend Andrew Hyde. I was only there for one night, but it’s a pretty exciting place. Below are some photos from a typical Colorado Dude Ranch vacation. While there, I did get a great jumpshot of Andrew for my Jumping Book […]

2011 Road Trip Back West

Posted by mikehedge on August 16, 2011

After being on the east coast for many many months editing with people involved with As The Dust, I needed to head back west. After we wrapped on Dan’s short, I left Quebec, and went through Montreal, then to Toronto, where I met up with Kiki and her family. We did some camping and canoeing which is always […]

Dan Gaud’s short film shoot Quebec

Posted by mikehedge on August 10, 2011

In August I finally headed out of the US, on my way back west. I decided to drive via Quebec where my friends Ayz and Judd were producing a short film that our friend Dan Gaud was directing. I was able to help out immensely and while there shot some great behind the scenes photos. It was […]

NH / Maine Unschooling Families

Posted by mikehedge on July 30, 2011

I have been blessed to have met some really neat people recently. I have gotten to hang out with a bunch of unschooling families. Thank you for the fun adventures! The OM Family- I was able to do a bunch of editing at Caitlin’s house in Maine. Hanging out with the kids was a super […]

NYC Jumpshots 2011

Posted by mikehedge on July 25, 2011
Alexis Goldstein - jumpshot NYC

In July I ventured down to NYC to shoot some jumpshots with some awesome people for my Jumping Book. NYC is a crazy place with a car, always trying to figure out where to park and dealing with traffic etc. Here’s my twitter from NYC from July 20th a whirlwind few days in NYC. shot […]

CT Editing Reality

Posted by mikehedge on July 20, 2011

After Nova Scotia, I continued editing in Connecticut for several more weeks in June and July. I got to enjoy yummy food that we made, fun adventures to nearby places like the lake, as well as exploring the forest more. Here’s a twitter I posted from June 4th: today = dreaming gardening cleaning creating ATDSing […]

trying to figure it out

Posted by mikehedge on July 11, 2011
this is me trying to figure it out

Trying to figure out the overwhelming technical problems with ATDS sometimes are so mindboggling, sometimes I feel like I will never be able to get it finished. It has been hard. Very hard. Dealing with all the people involved, as well as the massive amount of media we have. Sometimes I go for a walk, […]

Red Fire Farm Strawberry Soiree 2011

Posted by mikehedge on June 20, 2011

I did the long drive from Nova Scotia back to Connecticut to continue editing on As The Dust. While in the Connecticut area, I got to attend the Annual Strawberry Soiree at Red Fire Farm. It’s a grand celebration, with lots of guests, and lots of strawberries! We had so many flavors, it was great. […]

Nova Scotia

Posted by mikehedge on June 2, 2011

I left the CT area and headed up to Nova Scotia to meet up with some great Burning Man friends, Spitfyre and Shimmer. Every year they are part of the Kidsville Villiage at Burning Man. It was a great adventure. Here’s the photos link. I celebrated by birthday while up there. We celebrated by making […]

Editing Away in Connecticut

Posted by mikehedge on May 10, 2011

After leaving Dayna’s awesome Life Rocks Unschooling Conference, I headed up to the Connecticut area to get some editing done. For weeks and weeks I edited and edited. Surpassing most technical problems. The weeks were filled with adventures in the woods, great food-making, lovely meals, some trips to Red Fire Farm, and some good solid editing time […]

Life Rocks Unschooling Conference 2011

Posted by mikehedge on April 25, 2011

Wow! What can I say. I am so blessed to have gotten to opportunity to shoot Dayna’s conference. It was a total blast. Here’s a twitter I posted about it.: I’m in a place called Magical, surrounded by magicians. #unschooling 11 Apr via web Here’s a bunch of the photos I shot: link. Also check […]

Luna’s Living Kitchen

Posted by mikehedge on April 15, 2011

Luna’s Living Kitchen is a magical place. I have been lucky enough to get to visit there a few times recently. It’s basically an awesome raw vegan cafe. They make everything in the kitchen. Their creations are beautiful and delicious. If you are ever in Charlotte, NC, make sure to visit them, and say hi […]

2011 Trip

Posted by mikehedge on April 10, 2011

As I said in February, In March I get to adventure out to SXSW then out East on a journey to get As The Dust Settles edited. I have never switched so many things around, canceled so many of my plans, and put so many things on hold for any project I have ever done. […]

SXSW 2011

Posted by mikehedge on March 26, 2011

On my way out East, I went to SXSW in Austin. It pretty much felt like a dejavu from last year, but differnet people, different films, different photos. =) I saw a ton of movies. Here are my photos from this year: link At SXSW, my friends Cherie and Chris from Technomadia, and Tynan were giving talks about […]

Dust & Illusions – Burning Man – Screening LA

Posted by mikehedge on March 9, 2011

For several years I have been filmmaker friends with Olivier, but had yet to see his documentary about Burning Man. I loved his other short form videos he made about the Flaming Lotus Girls and have been promoting his screenings of his feature length documentary Dust & Illusions. On March 6th, I got to finally […]

Feb 2011

Posted by mikehedge on March 6, 2011

February was fun. I got to join some friends on an epic photowalk at El Matador State Beach. We had another update on SIMILO. A couple of the truck rigs were completed. Another step towards getting the VFX finished! I had several friends who were nominated for the Oscars this year. They didn’t win, but […]

Life Tips

Posted by mikehedge on February 20, 2011

I have had a few tabs open for several weeks with a few blog posts that I think are just great. Here they are: Look at this one, find the opposites: and lastly a great post about perfectionism. Even though I don’t agree with every point, it’s been eye opening. Here […]

Sundance/Slamdance 2011

Posted by mikehedge on February 10, 2011

On my way out to Park City this year, I got to meet up with Marsha and Rick, which was great =) Always great seeing them again… I also got to meet up with Sterling Allan and his beautriful family for some jumpshots!!! I made it to Park City just in time for the Slamdance/Sundance […]

December/January Split 2011

Posted by mikehedge on January 20, 2011

December and January were intense months. When reality is ripping apart your understanding or how you think things are, you hold on. You try to preserve the understanding you have. The restructuring of a huge project I’m working on was tough. My solution was and still is: patience. If Karma is listening, I hope she […]

1127 2010

Posted by mikehedge on November 27, 2010

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 […]