Canyon Lake

Last year, I started a YouTube series called the Camera Roll Vlog where I take photos and video clips from my camera roll and turn them into a montage. I started the series as a way to stay creatively active and put my massive 100,000 photo library to good use.

I’m always taking pictures. I take photos of everything, but my photos from Canyon Lake I particularly love. It was a gorgeous day; blue skies, placid water, stillness in the air, and perfect weather.

My friend Charles had a day off from work and we decided to take a day trip. We hopped into his Jeep and took off to an unknown destination. After driving for awhile I asked Charles where we were going, he said that he had intended Enchanted Rock, but forgot they were closed. We came to Canyon Lake and made the impromptu decision to spend the day there.

It was a great decision. I took lots of photos and video clips of the waves breaking along the shoreline. When I look at these pictures, I feel happy. There’s something about nature that relieves stress. I probably shouldn’t spend so much time on the computer.

I should post these photos on a stock photo site someday and earn a few cents toward more camera gear. Speaking of which, I have posted some stock video clips and photos in case you’re interested in supporting my work.

RCHQ San Antonio

Took my camera out to RCHQ San Antonio to record my friend’s Traxxas Revo 3.3  run some laps around a dirt track. Unfortunately, Paul’s Revo was experiencing some issues. So, I filmed other RC cars race around the track.

I really enjoyed filming RC cars race round and round, so much so that I filmed almost an hour of footage. I included 20 minutes of it in the final video. Enjoy!

Camera Roll Vlog: Episode 16

Welcome to Episode 16 of the Camera Roll Vlog. This is a Deserted Texas special. 3 years ago, 4 friends and I embarked on a journey to the ghost town of Helena, TX. We spent 2 days filming what at the time was the biggest production we had ever worked on together. Our cameras were just a few weeks old. Got them under the tree for Christmas… and we were going to make a full-length documentary on Texas ghost towns. Despite our hard work, some footage got lost and we never got to editing our first and only Deserted Texas episode. With a little love and creativity, I’ve saved our episode so it can now be shared with the world. Learn more about Deserted Texas at https://www.desertedtexas.org

Camera Roll Vlog: Episode 15

Never released video from college and hangouts with friends; circa 2011. Stumbled upon a trove of clips while looking through old hard drives. There are so many clips that I’ll have enough content for several episodes. To those who appear in this video, thanks for being a part of my life. It’s memories like these that make you appreciate the finite time we have on this earth.

Camera Roll Vlog: Episode 14

Never released footage of Bonaparte Gulls up close on the beach. Originally filmed on June 5, 2011, I had intended to use this in future video projects while attending the University of the Incarnate Word. The stockpile was never used. When I purchased my first High Definition camera (an iPod Touch); my footage stockpile looked dated and was abandoned.

Camera Roll Vlog: Episode 10

In an attempt to simulate an authentic dream. Episode 10 mixes clips from my camera roll with an excerpt from the 2010 short film: A Night Before the Final Tomorrow. With no opening titles, disorienting sudden beginning and abrupt end; Episode 10 will incite that bewildered feeling you get after a strange dream. Let me know what you think! Leave a voicemail. The phone number is in the video.

Original Version: A Night Before the Final Tomorrow (2010)