Grove of the Patriarchs

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.

Some photos from the trip:

Among the Fish

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!

Here’s what I look like while doing my dive show in the Seattle Aquarium Underwater Dome tank.

Spring Projects 2015


Here are two projects I’m working on this spring:

Tuts+ GoPro Course:

I’m working on a comprehensive course on GoPro cameras for Tuts+! While you wait for mine, check out all the other interesting lessons and courses they have on the site:

Live Stream Experiments:

With the recent popularity of Periscope and Meerkat, I’ve been exploring live streaming. Instead of either of those platforms, I have been playing around with It’s been lots of fun chatting with people about all sorts of tech and media production topics, and yesterday I did my first ever live drone stream. Yes, I streamed video live from a drone over the web. This is a big first for me, and is an exciting indicator of the developments to come in both of these technologies.

Here’s a screenshot from the stream:


The developers of were pretty excited about this, and the footage might be used for something cool in the future!

30 Kilometer Balloon Launch

The launch of a balloon carrying scientific payloads as one of my last classes at the University of Washington. It managed to attain an altitude in excess of 30 kilometers! I filmed the entire trip, so expect a full video in the future! This video was only lightly edited as a result.