Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat

Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat from kevinAfraser on Vimeo.

A beautiful short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.

Touch by Jean-Baptiste Chandelier

It's been too long since I've been paragliding, and I'm missing it.

Here is another great video from Jean-Baptiste Chandelier, enjoy:

A Short History of Photographic Camera

I love old cameras, and used to collect them. Here is a great infographic from Visually on the History of Photographic Cameras.


Hillman Curtis: remembered

It has been fifteen years since I first read his book, and a year after his passing, but I still find inspiration in the work of Hillman Curtis.

Hillman's pioneering work in Flash, was always a touchstone for me in my early career, and I still reference his books today, even though I rarely work in the medium. His books and his legacy will always be remembered.

Hillman was a strong advocate of re-inventing ones self, and in his own career(s), he moved from playing music to graphic design to web design to flash and motion design and finally to filmmaking.

I hope you find inspiration in his work as I do:

Moving Atoms: Making The World's Smallest Movie

A cool film from IBM on making the World's Smallest Movie:  A Boy And His Atom

Filmmaking at the atomic level is an novel idea, and I think the story behind the film is more interesting than the film itself.  Enjoy:

Hack Days: I love the culture Shopify is building

Internal Hack Days are great, not only for fostering ideas and developing new projects, but they are an excellent way to build an enrgised cohiesive team. I love the culture Shopify is building and the transparent nature of sharing by posting this video to YouTube.