Tripod Camera Plate Keychain

You’re about to secure your camera to your tripod base plate and realize you forgot a flathead screwdriver and don’t have any coins in your pocket. Don’t you wish you had something handy on your keychain?

1/4"-20 baseplate screw on camera base plate

After days of Googling things like “flathead keychain”, “base plate tool” and “filmmaker keychain” I finally stumbled upon this perfect little tool made by Miller Tripods. Probably one of the most useful pieces of schwag out there!  It’s not listed on their website but a friendly email to them might get you one of these gems and you’ll be on your way to becoming a more efficient filmmaker 🙂

Miller Tripod Camera Plate Flathead Screw Keychain

BarkBox Part 2

I’m working on a new pooch video with my friends at BarkBox/BarkPost. A few years ago I directed a few short spots featuring some of my best friends – Have a look here!

Here’s a behind the scenes shot of Audrey and I. Stay tuned for the final video 🙂


Keith Hopkin

This is what happens when a GoPro flies off a car wheel at 50mph

I was attempting to shoot video with a GoPro Hero3+ mounted to a car wheel. A few folks have made some interesting dizzying videos with this technique. Unfortunately mine wasn’t fastened tight enough and flew off at high speed. I wouldn’t recommend doing this.

Smashed GoPro Hero3+

Unfortunately I couldn’t find the Micro SD card. If you’re interested in what my video might have looked like if the camera didn’t get destroyed in the process check out these:

“A Camera on a Car Wheel, The Time Tunnel, Boris Blank – Avant Garden; Yello”
Januray 14, 2014
by Dirk Koy

“Sketch Three: Avant-Garde (R.P.M. 2)”
July 21, 2014
by Ryan Fox

“GoPro Go Dizzy On Car Wheel!”
August 8, 2014
by Mitch Bergsma

On a lighter note I made a silly vine showing the GoPro damage. Click here.

“Savour Every Moment” Film Premiere

I’m excited to show everyone what I’ve been working on for the past few months. It is a short film featuring some really adorable dogs and cats doing what they do best. Thanks to an artistic grant from Petcurean I was able to pool together some really talented friends.

I spent a few weeks in New York and California shooting cats and dogs with C.J. Gardella and Dave McGrath. I also had a great opportunity to spend a day with “Underwater Dogs” photographer Seth Casteel who helped make some of the underwater shots a reality. It was a blast. My friend Carly Comando wrote an amazing piano piece for this as well. I’m really excited to share the end result!

The project will premiere at the Petcurean tent during the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair which will take place on Greenwich Street between Chambers and Hubert St on Saturday April 27, 2013. We will be showing the film all day in their tent so come on by! Some of the stars will be available for pawtographs as well.

If you can’t make it to the event it will be online soon enough! I hope to see you there!

Click here for the facebook event