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Filming for "11-8-16"

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Filming for "11-8-16"

I'm excited to be one of many filmmakers who will be documenting America this Election Day for a new documentary tentatively titled, "11-8-16." We're spread across the country filming in all corners with Americans from all walks of life. I will spend my day (starting at 4:30 am) with a coal miner named Eric. I'll go underground with him all day, then follow him to the voting booth and back home to see the results.

Check out the film's website and this article about it.

Also, we will be Periscoping during the day. So follow that here.

 

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Food at the Hütte: Helvetia, W.Va.

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Food at the Hütte: Helvetia, W.Va.

Last time we were back in West Virginia, we met up with our friends, Jonathan and Clara (Coat of Arms Post), to help film at the Swiss restaurant, the Hütte, in Helvetia. Jonathan and Clara have been working on a documentary project about Helvetia--Clara's hometown--for a while now. I'm excited to see what they come up with. Kerrin shot some sweet slow motion on the FS7 and flew his drone about...I collected audio and photos and explored the many books, photographs and artifacts in the tiny restaurant. If you haven't been to the Hütte to eat yet, go! It's delicious. Just imagine: homemade, fresh baked bread, mounds of swiss cheese and frothy hot chocolate. YUM.

Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV
Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia, WV

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last night- Miami Beach

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last night- Miami Beach

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It's Art Basel weekend here. Lots of people--and great art--has flood into our South Beach neighborhood.

Our neighborhood streets are swarming with tourists.

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Rodrigo Amarante at the Wolfsonian. An awesome collaboration with Eric Cade, who created an immersive performance installation.

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Before the show

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Sushi...naturally

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Fall & Architecture in Montreal

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Fall & Architecture in Montreal

Snapped some photos while wandering around drizzly Montreal--which, for the record, instantly became one of my favorite cities in North America. Are you looking for a super walkable city, with great food, awesome murals and alot of energy? Go to Montreal.

 

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9.9.14: Dispatches From Miami Beach

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9.9.14: Dispatches From Miami Beach

Last week, we moved to Miami through January. You can find us every evening on the beach. Get in touch! 

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Kudzu and Friends in McDowell County

We decided to take a Saturday drive through McDowell to visit with my second family. Ed got to meet baby August and Alan played us his new banjitar. Kudzu has covered nearly everything and more buildings have collapsed. I love that county and the people it holds. McDowell-12

 

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"This baby is made of lead," Ed exclaimed as he struggled to get a grip on August.

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Pit Of Dreams: Afton, Virginia

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Pit Of Dreams: Afton, Virginia

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After picking peaches nearby, we randomly stumbled on the "Pit of Dreams" mud bog event.

A look under the hood of a 1983 Ford F-150 after mud bogging.

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Alex Taylor,19, has been mud bogging for two years.

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Ramon Sigala and Megan Lovejoy.

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Day 2: Shkodër, Albania

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Day 2: Shkodër, Albania

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Today we made the beautiful drive from Tirana to Shkodër. We filmed at the castle this evening and are staying at Florian's Guesthouse, a lovely place that we are also featuring. Tomorrow we head to Theth to film with a mountain guide!

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Day 1: Tirana, Albania

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Day 1: Tirana, Albania

My first day in Tirana was fascinating. We were lucky enough to spend the morning with Iris Elezi, of the Albanian Cinema Project, who introduced us to Maks Velo, an artist who was punished and imprisoned for his work during the communist dictatorship. We were so fortunate to gain amazing insight into this country's history through Maks and Iris. The people we have met so far and very genuine and serious-mannered folk. There are still remnants of communism all around (including this pyramid, below), but the city is also searching for its new identity as a free market.

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Albania was the first country to be declared an atheist state (under the dictatorship) but since the collapse in 1991, Christian and Muslim practices have returned.

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We also spent time with the folks at Tirana Express and a cultural critic here. Tomorrow, we rent a car and head North to Shkodër for a few days.

Great news: food and drink is CHEAP!

Filming for Humanity.

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Isle of Skye #Scotland

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Isle of Skye #Scotland

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Early this morning we took the ferry from Tarbert to Uig. We had a "proper" Scottish breakfast on the ferry. I had eggs, beans, mushrooms, potatoes and toast, while Kerrin opted for the six types of meat (including black pudding, YUCK) that they offered. Last night we stayed at this place, that I would definitely recommend if you are traveling through the Isle of Harris. Today, we explored the Isle of Skye and filmed the gorgeous work of artist, Julie Brook for Humanity. Isle of Skye Coast

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