Snapped in the USA ['Murica - July/September 2015 ] / by a zugunruhe

I spent 87 days driving to alaska From El Paso and back. I had way too much time to myself.

The Trip

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. 

Moments

1:17 - PENGUIN into dog head

 

 


2:00 - ghost riding the bonneville salt flats

 

 




3:40 - Hometown in Sign Post Forest

 

The Video

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. 

The Music

 The song used is "new direction" performed by the Black Lips from the perfection known as Arabia Mountain. Click here to access their website.  

The song used is "new direction" performed by the Black Lips from the perfection known as Arabia Mountain. Click here to access their website.