Abandon – an infraRED Rough Cut

A few days ago I got home from a month-long road trip along the coast of California, Grand Canyon, Zion, and Moab. Two days later I had to be in Vegas for NAB. I really wanted to show some people some of the stuff I had captured during my road trip, so I put together a very quick cut of it.

I wasn’t planning on showing this to a lot of people since both the video and this website is still a work in-progress. I also didn’t have a write up ready, however, the video has been getting such great feedback, and some people have been asking me to talk about it, so here we are. Eventually, I will make a more polished version of the video, and the website will look better by then. In the meantime I’ll leave you with some tech-specs and some behind-the-scenes info.



  • Grand Canyon
  • Big Sur
  • Half-Moon Bay
  • Yosemite
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Zion
  • Joshua Tree
  • Canyonlands
  • Arches
  • Colorado

Video Gear:

Note: I didn’t spend more than 2 hours editing and color correcting. Eventually I will improve the edit and grade for my final cut, but I was incredibly happy with the results given the time I spent.

When I started this road trip I really wasn’t planning on making a proper video out of it. This trip was what I like to call a “prototype trip.” As you can see, the website as of the date this blog post was written, is very empty, and my Vimeo profile only has this one video. The goal was to see what it would take to do what I’m looking to share with all my readers, let me tell you a bit about that.

I’m looking to tell the stories of my travels, and the stories of others who I get to meet on the road. I also like to jot down every bit of information on my journal and share it with others. I realize how all of this information could serve as a I guide of sorts. Imagine seeing a guide with all of the information about a location, telling you a few tips on how to take advantage of the place, and even where and how exactly I took a photo by sharing all the data and GPS location so you can too take incredible photos or video of your own!

My journal will also include reviews of locations, photo & video gear, camping & outdoors gear. Artful videos and photos I get to shoot of different locations around the world to encourage you for your next trip, or even simpler things such as recipes you can cook during your next trip, or reviews of restaurants nearby. At the end of the day, what I would love is for you to make the most of your next trip, and if you can’t take a trip at the moment, then I would love to share the beauty of the places around us, near or far.

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