Introducing @socialcolorclub!!!!! I’ve been working on this for a few months and I’m finally pumped to let it into the wild. SCC is a membership program that puts new color grading tools in your hands every month. LUTs for color grading video - and matching Lightroom Profiles for photos. Now your photo and video vibes can match! $11/mo for unlimited access.
New Glasses! I’ve worn glasses since I was 12 years old and my brother @michaelsteingardphotography and I used to guess what model of car was coming down the street. He would always beat me even though I was SURE I knew cars better than him. Hahaha. Sure enough- I needed glasses, and I still do. Do they make me look like a hipster Harry Potter? Ha! •
@michaelsteingardphotography - you and I need a rematch! •
Thanks @lenscrafters @rayban for making awesome glasses that are cool - but not so cool that I’ll hate them next year. •
2019 my year fo sho! // Guys I’ve been gearing up to launch something I’m so excited about. Just a few short weeks and I’ll be ready to announce it. // I’m stunned that 22 thousand people follow me here on Instagram - I know that you all follow me for different reasons. Some of you know me personally - some of you follow me because of @hawknelson - some of you follow me because of my videography and photography work. Whatever the reason - I’m grateful you are interested in what I have to say - and in 2019 I’m going to be saying a LOT more. ;) #socialcolorclub#scctitan1
Suuuper obsessed with these shots from my collab with @modernn.milliee yesterday! Color graded with some tools I’m developing and I’m suuuuper stoked about. I’d love to know - who are some of your favorite instagrammers? Who inspires you? Also - can you guess what photographer inspired this vibe?
When I was 21, my Nokia 252 cellphone rang (probably interrupting a game of snake) - it was a call from @danbiro - and it would turn out to be one of the most significant phone calls of my life - an invitation to join a band called @hawknelson.
So many of the most wonderful things in my life might not have happened if it weren’t for that call. When I think about it, that call is kind of a semicolon separating the story of me as a child and me as a man.
If I hadn’t joined hawk as a guitarist in 2004, would I have come to the USA? Would I have met any of the people I now count as my closest friends? Would I have my beautiful wife @jesssteingard and my kids? Would I have become a singer and frontman? Would I have ever picked up a camera? Would I have learned everything I’ve learned?
Who knows what might have been - but here’s what I know.
I am incredibly grateful for that call. It led to 15 years of good times and hard times. High highs and low lows. Euphoria and grief. Both mattered. Both were needed to make me who I am. So I am grateful for both.
As we closed out our last show of 2018 I am reminded how much I love these guys. @danbiro @mkuiper10 @davidniacaris @ryrett - we’ve been through so much together. Some of us for just a few years, some of us for huge chunks of our lives.
Right now life feels fresh and new. Exciting and scary. Beautiful and challenging.
So I will continue to be grateful for both.
One of my favorite drone shots from Bali - doing some aggressive color grading on this project for a stylized look! // All you filmmakers - don’t be afraid to push it in the grade. Here I pushed the greens bluer and more desaturates, and then pushed whole image warmer. Softened the contrast and lifted the blacks a touch for that “film look”. // Got any color grading questions? I’m down to answer!
A universal language - football always brings people together. (Aka soccer 🤪🤪🤪) •
Also - on a related note - did u know that American football is called football because the ball is a foot long?! Someone told me that recently and my mind was blown!!!!