In between apartments I was staying with my in-laws and their amazing Shepherds – Boo and Mia (stars of “Dogs in Cars” and “Savour Every Moment“). When packing up my car with some essentials Mia really wanted to come with us. Even with the car completely full she was determined!
I recently had the problem of trying to find one of these things that screws on to a camera shoe-mount. I went into numerous camera stores, pointed to the part and asked what it was called and if I could just buy that part. Nobody could tell me what it was called and in all cases I would have to buy a $10 to $20 shoe so I can just get one or two of these pieces. I needed at least 5 of these. I couldn’t even figure out what to google.The only thing I knew for sure was that the thread 1/4″ – 20 (this refers to 1/4″ diameter and 20 threads per inch).
I found that searching with google images helped narrow down the search. I finally found a company called Drillspot that sells a “Check Nut, Knurled, 1/4-20, Steel“. Bingo. I would prefer them to be a bit wider but this will do. I also found another company that sells plastic versions in bulk. They are cheap but too small to really use in this context. I ordered a few of the steel nuts for my project. Yeah, shipping on these adds up but that’s how it goes. Buy them from Drillspot.com here. I’m sure you can find these elsewhere. Good luck!
Last year I got together with my friend Aidan Feldman to shoot an experimental piece with my GoPro camera. I wasn’t sure what we would end up with but I was pretty pleased with the outcome. Recently Aidan forwarded me an email he received from somebody who had stumbled upon the video. I’ve never received a reaction like this from any of my videos and I wanted to share this with you.
I have struggled with mental health issues my entire life. My first memories as a toddler, aside from fishing with my great-grandfather, were of banging my head on the floor and not being able to stop. The next ~42 years were a mix of depression, anxiety, and self-harming behavior. Recently, I was finally prescribed a medicine given to high-functioning autistics and a preliminary diagnosis to sit next to the bottle. I am now (thanks to the medicine) viewing a life around me that I am able to relate to and that translates into a language I comprehend. I am now engaging an existence I’d not known was there. It appears that I truly am autistic.
Part of autism is a feeling of not being in one’s body, of detachment from oneself. Two clicks into your company’s newsletter I was looking at a dance portrayal of something I have felt my whole life but have never had the words to convey.
I have been looping your “GoPro: Dance” with a playlist of two Gavin Greenaway songs for the past few days. I am not sure what you intended, but you succinctly danced what it feels like to be in my head. I will carry your dance with me for the rest of my life for when I need a reminder of where I originated. I want you to know that what you do has impact, far reaching. I want to thank you.