Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

I’ll be drafting some proper blog posts for this month as I try to get back into the swing of things this year. For now, I wanted to leave you with a link to my first video of 2017, which I published on my YouTube channel at 11 a.m. Pacific.

I spent a few hours on New Years Eve snowshoeing at Mount Rainier National Park. It ended up being a sunny day with clear, blue skies and full visibility of the mountain and other peaks. It was between 15 and 20 degrees up there, but it was still nice.

I tried a few new things with this video. I used some new transitions that I downloaded for Premiere Pro, and I actually did some color grading on my cinematic shots. It didn’t turn out like I wanted it to, but I’m alright with it because it’s still better than the stuff I was publishing for much of last year.

Giving it a like would mean the world to me.

Until my next post, I hope you have a great New Years Day! What did you do to celebrate? Let me know in the comments.


Snow, snow, go away

It was a frosty morning January 3rd. I woke up rather early (for me) for some reason and headed downstairs for breakfast. Everything seemed like a normal winter day, except that the sky had that funny look. You know, the look where the sky is completely light gray and everything outside is silent. Yes, that.

It didn’t start until after I had showered. Itty bitty little flakes were falling in front of my bedroom window and I would have thought it was just the frost blowing off the roof if it weren’t for the sky.

Soon the snow began to fall and the streets were covered in a quarter inch of white, wet fluff. Not much you say? Well, in Washington that means the roads are covered in black ice.

 I went to Best Buy with my brother and my dad to buy an Elgato game capture card for our YouTube channel and our Twitch channel, and the snow had melted quite a bit in that time. I thought it was over.

YES! I screamed inside. I won’t have to drive in the snow for the first day of winter quarter at the college tomorrow.

I was wrong.

Just after 8 p.m. the snow picked up again, dumping much harder and faster than before. We probably have close to an inch now and it’s still falling as I write this at 10 p.m. The college still hasn’t notified us of anything so school will be in session, and that means driving in the snow and ice tomorrow morning.

Yay me.