I’m alive. I survived my first Sundance Film Festival and feel really good about the experience. Our team of 13 executed 80 beautiful events over 10 days, and yes – we’re all exhausted. It’s very rewarding to see months of hard work on display. I’ve always said producing events means there’s a very real, visible, representation of your work. Everything is on display and there’s no hiding the outcome of your efforts. Fortunately that’s generally a very positive experience for me. Here’s a collection of short clips from the festival. Enjoy a glimpse of my month.
Wow, it’s been a while. These last couple months have been busy – start of a new job, Brent’s film projects, photo and event freelance jobs, holidays. I have some catch up to do, and if the weather is less than perfect this weekend I plan to curl up by my Christmas tree, turn on Holiday Inn, and make some progress.
I’m always really proud of Brent’s work. He approaches each project with vision and creativity. His ability to find and tell a story, a narrative arch, in each piece he creates is one of his strongest assets. He recently shot a piece for the University of Utah’s School of Fine Art that played at an annual awards ceremony. In celebration of art the event featured performances from the dance departments, theatre troops, and orchestra. But how do you enjoy the process of painting, sculpture, design, photography in an auditorium? That’s where Brent came in. He followed the artistic process of several students and created this incredibly inspiring piece, which was played to close of the awards ceremony. It’s always fascinating to watch him execute what he see’s in his mind, collecting footage and piecing everything together just so. This makes me want to be an artist when I grow up.
A dear friend just started a company making custom fresh floral jewelry. It’s absolutely stunning. If you have a special occasion or wedding coming up, or just want something incredibly unique and lovely, look them up. I imagine Bracken is going to be very busy in the coming months. Congrats, Alyssa and Laura.
Image from here.
The last few years Halloween has fallen on the same week as the Ballet West Annual Gala. Naturally as the person producing the entire event I didn’t really have extra time to make Halloween a priority. We haven’t dressed up as a couple in 4 or 5 years, and I’m thinking this is the year to change that. These couples costumes are my top two picks and would be pretty fun if we could pull them off. Now the trick is to pick one and find the right pieces.