Archive for 2017

Tropical Islands Resort | Krausnick, Germany

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

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In Germany… just about a hour south of Berlin is this gem.  This building is the fifth largest usable space by volume and it was established in 2004.  After Casey made a little video about it has become popular with North American’s coming across the ocean to check it out.

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It’s open at 6am and it doesn’t really close.  People swim in the pools all night long.  At 1am if you are still inside you are charged for another day.  There is accommodations all around on the inside and the outside of the park in the summer time with trailers and cabins to rent.  Inside is bunkie’s and tents.  The Sauna area is by gender and it’s a protected nude area.  You can wear a towel if you want.

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Two balloons you can tour the park in.  One of them is walked as you circle the resort and one of them will drift around.  The place is massive.  Price for a tent that sleeps 4 is 157 euros and that includes the cost of the water park for the two days.  That’s the cost for Chantal, Noah and myself when you stay a Sunday or 200 euros for another day.  Tents are lockable and you also can store valuables in lockers in the change rooms.  You can take a train from Berlin and it’s a 7min walk from the train station or you can take the shuttle.

Can’t wait to hit this waterpark with the kids.  You can view Casey’s video of him and Owen checking out the waterpark here.

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Bon Iver | Live in Cork | Sweet Jesus

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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Yes… I like Bon Iver.  They are relaxing. (old BI) and the new one is different.  Once it sinks into your skin… it moves you.  maybe i’m weird.  yes… i’m weird.  But for the people that get it…  we are on the same team.

So this is my present to you.  Download ear juice here.

Twenty Eight Feet | Explore | Find Yourself | Life On A Wooden Boat

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

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Love watching great photography and great little shorts.  David Welsford let go of most of his belongings, bought a sailboat and started living in it adventurously while traveling the world with it. “For me more important than having a big house is having a space that makes me feel good,” says David.

He basically stumbled upon a old boat and talked to the owner about restoring it and bringing it back to life.

It’s a 28′ sailboat that’s around 50 years old that he restored himself. He takes soap showers on the boat and jumps into the salt water to rinse off.  Lizzy Belle is an H28 class Ketch rigged sailboat designed by L. Francis Herreshoff.  H28’s were first built in 1942 and have since become one of the most circumnavigated sailboats in their class.  Lizzy Belle was built in Chester, Nova Scotia by Chester Boatwork’s in 1968 and named after the wife of the original owner Elizabeth Belle.  In the winter of 2012 the first chapter of his adventure became a reality as Lizzy Belle and her crew sailed the blue waters of the Caribbean.

Lie With Me: Live w/ Ry X

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

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hands down.  ry x is the playlist that is just simply sexy as hell.

afternoons, evenings, candles, a shower, massage, nap, kissing, spooning.

with someone or just to let your mind wander.

stay healthy.

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click on the image below to download two mp3’s you can import into Spotify or iTunes

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(click here to download two concerts)

Explore | The Trophy Club presents ‘Summer Champ’ | Bike

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

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The Trophy Club presents ‘Summer Champ’ from The Sleepers on Vimeo.

1,300 miles of
climbing mountains,
swimming in rivers,
talking to strangers,
keeping journals,
camping in forests,
and getting lost;
this is Summer Champ.

Soundtrack by: Secret Path
Shot and Edited by The Sleepers

Casey In Toronto

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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photo: alex gayoso

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Casey did the keynote at BufferFestival in Toronto on the weekend so I picked up some tickets to see the short films after Casey’s talk.

( I loved Melanie Murphy’s short film about abortion and the struggle women in Ireland face  BTW at Buffer Festival)

The kids went downtown Toronto since we were going to hit the all night art fest.  I’m a Casey fan on how he documents things and his storytelling.  This past July… he did a keynote and I wanted to post it below if you ever wanted to listen to him a little more.

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Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, developer, and creator of popular YouTube videos. Neistat attained commercial success with the HBO series The Neistat Brothers and indie film Daddy Longlegs. With ten years of experience in creating TV commercials, Neistat took his story-telling ability and married it with his commercial experience to re-define branded content on the internet with companies such as Mercedes and Nike. Most recently, Neistat’s technology company, Beme, was acquired by CNN.

Two videos.  Above is the storytelling on how he jumps around to tell a story that is shot by just him.  How he moves the camera around to get a different POV and help with focus on different parts.  How he uses music and old footage of him.

Below:  Yes a quick trip but just how he films traveling which is tough and he tries to capture it a different way by counting down the hours.  His cuts and how he moves the camera around to capture from a different POV.