Devin and I explored the Grove of the Patriarchs near Mount Rainier as a last hurrah before the end of summer. I strapped a GoPro to my shoulder to record the whole experience. Afterward I threw the footage into the Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro preview as a test. I quite liked the end result (especially with some music over the top) so here it is for you to enjoy.
In early August I assisted Dr. James Murray Ph.D. in his search for Tritonia diomedea among the sea pen beds near Langley, WA. Although we didn’t find what we were looking for, the sea pens were wonderful. I made sure to bring along my GoPro dive rig to capture it and now you can see them too!
For close to six months now, I’ve been doing scuba diving shows at the Seattle Aquarium. This was one of my initial far-off goals when I started diving in the first place, and I feel incredibly lucky to have achieved it. I look forward to each and every show, and the interaction I’ve had with both children and adults has been incredible. This work has inspired me to pursue other opportunities in ocean education and I’m exploring even more ways to expand my diving horizons to that end. My first attempt at this was doing two shows for the UW Friday Harbor Labs facility during their open house. Dozens of children and their parents stopped by to watch the live feed and ask questions as I explored the water below. The technology to do this is not particularly new, but it is exciting nonetheless. Combined with a broadcast over the web, this could be a powerful tool in education.
If you’re interested in how this can be utilized, the Fish Eye Project is a recent but excellent example.
Ideally, I would like to find a way to make the beginning of this imaginative Future Vision from Microsoft a reality.
I have many more projects and adventures coming this summer, both underwater and in the air. I can’t wait to share more!
2015 marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in my life, and the fifth year that this website has been running. I launched Stu.Articulated before I started at the University of Washington as a way to document my experiences and to build my own little corner of the Internet. The site has changed dramatically since then, following my direction through university and now beyond.
In the past year my abilities as a photographer and my interest in media production grew immensely, mostly through some amazing experiences that I was lucky to be a part of:
I snowshoed halfway up Mount Rainier.
I traveled to Los Angeles and toured many studios, meeting key players along the way.
I was an Assistant Producer and production photographer for the NBC Sports/WFN television show “Season on the Edge.”
I made my first big splash in drone photography, getting my photo on the cover of the UW Visitors Guide (20,000 copies), and I estimate about one million views online.
I traveled to Friday Harbor Laboratories in the San Juan Islands and became a certified Rescue and Scientific scuba diver.
I helped shoot a wedding at the top of the Columbia Center in Seattle.
I traveled to Juneau, Alaska, and hiked around the Mendenhall Glacier.
I traveled to Minnesota and spent time hiking and taking photos on the North Shore of Lake Superior, where I took the above photo of the Split Rock Lighthouse.
These, along with many others, made 2014 an incredible year for me. I intend to make 2015 more of the same. I’m already halfway through training to become a diver for the Seattle Aquarium, which will no doubt open many new doors for me.
Thank you for visiting my little production blog, whether you’re here for the first time or you’ve been following along for the past five years. I hope to share many more adventures with you in 2015!
Exciting news! I’ll be traveling to the University of Washington‘s Friday Harbor Labs facility this Sunday for a two week stay! I’ll be learning (among other things), Rescue Diving, Scientific Diving, boat handling, and CPR/First Aid. After this trip, I’ll finally qualify to apply as a volunteer diver at the Seattle Aquarium!
Though the best photos and videos from the trip will be posted here, if you want the full stream of everything, head on over to my companion site here: