I spent 87 days driving to alaska From El Paso and back. I had way too much time to myself.
87 days Is a long time. I woke up every morning and grinded out my photography skills all day. It was basically heaven.
I drove from El Paso to Alaska by way of Nashville. I was able to knock out bucket list stuff as well as discover worlds I had no idea existed. I met the most fantastic people who offered me everything from drinks to places to crash and I am eternally grateful.
I've traveled a lot in my life and I must say that this was one of the most fulfilling things I've ever done. I feel like I can die a happy man now.
1:17 - PENGUIN into dog head
2:00 - ghost riding the bonneville salt flats
3:40 - Hometown in Sign Post Forest
Basic premise was to use the middle third of the video for a Snapchat timeline and use the surrounding blanks for b-roll to either set the scene or accentuate the timeline some how.
I had been wanting to use Snapchat as a video vehicle for a while and actually tried to make the Trip About Nothing video primarily snapchat. I ended up settling for an intro. I had originally wanted to play around with the location based stickers in the app. That idea was quickly throw off as my first major stop, Memphis, didn't offer any. So I began relying on playing off my surroundings. Every day felt like a non-stop improv exercise as I was trying to bend everything into a joke.