Archive for June 29, 2013

The best explanation on Aspect Ratios I’ve likely seen

First a big thank you for everyone who helped fund Seed&Spark’s campaign this morning!    Thanks to the 198 supporters along with Alex Buono, Philip Bloom,  Chase Jarvis,  Zack Arias, Tamara Lackey, The Diamond Brothers, & Shane Hurlbut helped them meet their goal!   I appreciate them not only helping get the word out – but also to take the time to …

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Let’s Have Dinner & Talk About Death [Kickstarter of the Week]

I didn’t talk about it much, but over the past month I lost two close family members in 48 hours. My grandmother passed away on Mother’s Day and my wife Kate’s grandmother passed away 2 days later. Neither was expected. As you might imagine, it was a crushing week (and following month) for our family. And now not a day …

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How to Make Money Selling Drugs — A Public Service Announcement


Just a personal note to YOU from my homie, actor Adrian Grenier [Entourage]… He is stoked to announce the LA, NY, Seattle, Portland & Atlanta theatrical opening for his latest documentary film How to Make Money Selling Drugs.

If you’ve ever wondered about the failed, resource-sucking drug war (or you thought we were “doing the right thing”), do yourself …

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Buckle down and Knuckle down: Turn off the noise, crank up the productivity


We’ve covered how to take breaks from our work to keep our productivity high, but what about those actual work blocks? How can we can maximize output during those stretches when fingers are to the keys and nose is to the grindstone.

It’s all about the little things…

It’s crazy how quickly the little stuff in life can gang up …

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Is Hollywood really BROKEN? Help Spark some change…

 If Spielberg and Lucas are to be believed – Hollywood is indeed imploding!     Or perhaps you might want a contrarian opinion to assuage your fears and the ripples of panic that are hitting the industry as the fake sky above the film set is indeed falling… 

This is something I think about, breathe, and discuss just about every …

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What I’ve Learned in The Trenches– MY 5 Step Guide to Street + Snapshot Photography

A couple years ago, you may recall, during a month-long artist-in-residency at the Ace Hotel in NYC I took the opportunity to celebrate the snapshot — quintessential street photography — and I called the exhibit Dasein: Invitation to Hang. [‘Dasein’ is a German word used by philosophers to refer to raw human experience or the fundamental mode of “being …

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On Friendship, Managing, Respect and the Director/Actor dynamic.

Recently I just witnessed something on a TV show that reminded me of one of the most important series of lessons I’ve learned over the past decade, and I think it’s a great opportunity to highlight those difficult lessons on this blog.   The TV show involved a bar owner who was running his bar with a bunch of his friends…

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A commercial with a little twist…

As the Miami Heat have just cliched the NBA Finals in Game 7 at home, I thought it would be a good time to share a promo spot you might have seen in between time outs on TV.   Here’s a little promo spot I shot for a good friend and wonderful director Loni Peristere of Bandito Brothers for a …

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Win a VIP Trip To Hang with Me + Some of The World’s Best Minds In San Francisco — “Secrets of Silicon Valley” with creativeLIVE

chasejarvis_secretsofsiliconvalleyThis is another one of those gigs where I pinch myself – getting to work alongside some of the best creative entrepreneurs in the world – AND… Here’s a kicker: I want you and a friend to join me for FREE.

I’ll pick up airfare, 2 nights of accommodations and VIP ticket to attend the entire 2 day event below… …

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What Sustains Creativity? [Plus a 24-hour Photo Marathon]


My friends at the Photo Center NW are always showcasing new work and ideas that help progress the craft of photography. I’m a huge fan (and an honorary board member) of PCNW and this is a cool event they are putting on that I wanted y’all to know about… and it’s happening THIS WEEK. A 24-hour photo marathon going …

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