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Camelina: Seed to Oil – Minneapolis Film Festival Selection


I’m proud to announce my most exciting project to date! Camelina: Seed to Oil is a short documentary that I shot over the course of the summer of 2012 and the film was accepted at the 2013 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. The film premiered on April 22nd, 2013 at the St. Anthony Theater [...]



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St John Circle of Care – Storytelling Opportunity


After the success of the Lifetime Eyecare video, I was approached by another local business, St. John Circle of Care, to showcase their campus. As a retirement home and senior community, St. John’s is doing some really interesting and exciting things that make them stand out from the competition and really benefit the senior community. [...]



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Live Music Event – The Parlour Suite


On 12-12-12, I was invited by The Parlour Suite, to a show they were playing in downtown Minneapolis. They’re a surf-pop band based out of Minneapolis which I met while filming the Ping Pong video back in October. Their music is full of vintage guitar surf tones and soulful vocals. To me, many of their [...]



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Lifetime Eyecare – Functional Business Video


I was approached by a local optometrist to create a series of videos that highlighted his facility and practice. The idea for the video was pretty standard in the sense I knew I wanted to show a glimpse of each section of his business: the exterior of the building, the optical gallery, employees working with [...]



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Local Filmmaking – Ping Pong Event


Last week, I randomly stumbled on a tweet about a neighbor ping pong tournament being held at Forage Modern Workshop in Minneapolis; a newly opened store featuring furniture and home goods made by local artists. I was excited to find out that the ping pong event would include the She Royal food truck, Dogwood Coffee [...]



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Three Legged Kickball – Glidecam HD 2000 Test


At the tail head of September my friends had a crazy idea to host a game of 3-legged kickball. To be honest, it was actually the second annual game but things this time around were gearing up to be rather competitive. So much so that most of my friends had t-shirts made in honor of [...]



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Westward Photo Trip: Missoula, MT


Our instructor was Tony Rizzuto, a great photographer himself and a wonderful teacher. His lighthearted approach to teaching makes complex subject matter fun, engaging and easy to understand. It was my second class with Tony, the first being a short weekend course held in Minneapolis. RMSP offers a range of courses, that match both budget and time commitment if you’re interested in [...]



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Welcome to the new Estariol.com!


I’m happy to announce that estariol.com is officially re-launched! If you’re wondering what happened to the old site, well….it was compromised because of a security issue with a version of WordPress (the service used to run the site from behind the scenes) we were running. We had to close it down and start over, which seems to be for the best. I’m really enjoying the [...]



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