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Models and Couture Dresses at the Mandalay Palace

Another Day At The Office: Models, Palaces & Couture

My friends back home and I like to joke that everyday on set is, “just another day at the office.” Since we regularly film in unique locations and work with incredible talent, the spectacular almost becomes routine. So far, this trip has been nothing short of incredible. The people and places of Myanmar are like none [...]

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Myanmar Weather Forecast: Hot and Humid

I’ve always enjoyed a little hot and humid weather and it’s a good thing too, that’s all they have in Mandalay, Myanmar during monsoon season. Yesterday, Ketty, my VisionFund rep, and I landed in Myanmar. We were picked up by Saw John and Saw Sah Lae Bwe, our VFI contacts in country. Once we were [...]

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Can I post an entry before my computer dies

I just finished my first part of the journey…a nearly 12 hour flight from Los Angeles, CA to Tokyo, Japan. Thanks to the fine men and women of Delta Airlines for getting us here safely. In about an hour I will board my next flight to Bangkok, Thailand where I will spend the night, then [...]

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MicroFlicks Malawi Final Thoughts

As MicroFlicks Malawi concludes it’s amazing trip I wanted to take a moment to highlight the team that made this all possible. First off, our Malawi team was incredible! David Ng’ambi from VisionFund Malawi and Limbani Nsapato from World Vision Malawi were really the ones that made all of this possible.   Limbani, also known [...]

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GoPro Hero3 Camera Test HD

Cowboys, Camera Tests, and Kids Making Films

I hope that by now you have seen the video about my dad, that I posted earlier. I would like to introduce you to the other side of my support team: my wife’s family. My father-in-law, John Thomson, is an honest-to-goodness cowboy. My mother-in-law and he have a small ranch on the west side of [...]

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Hello…

Hello Blogosphere:   Wow, what can I say about this opportunity except a HUGE thank you to WorldVision and VisionFund. I am incredibly excited to be one of the five MicroFlicks finalists and am looking forward to competing against some truly great filmmakers from across the globe.   Here’s a picture of my mind being [...]

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MicroFlicks is Underway

MicroFlicks MicroFlicks is an initiative of VisionFund and World Vision to locate and promote talented filmmakers around the globe and their films focusing on microfinance. These filmmakers will use their skills and travel to interesting and unique locations while bringing microfinance into focus through captivating film. The Finalists Are: Tara from Australia Michael from New [...]

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And The Finalists Are…

VisionFund and World Vision’s MicroFlicks is excited to announce the five finalists for the first annual MicroFlicks, Global Film Challenge. And The Finalists Are… Tara from Australia Michael from New Zealand Muchiri from Kenya Chris from California, USA Reggie from Illinois, USA Hailing from across the globe, these five talented filmmakers were chosen from over [...]

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Let’s Hear it for Hollywood!

Movies inspire all of us. Some of them we love and some of them we hate. Some of them leave us in tears while others leave us indifferent. But the reality is that films impact all of us. The five finalists at MicroFlicks shared with us their five favorite films and what has inspired them. [...]

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