Boat Safety begins not with oars, but with determination and courage. Each vessel, port and starboard, must be deemed seaworthy. Each sailor in aforementioned vessels employ must be judged by a court of the deep seas as being buoyant and intrepid. For every barnacle accounted, there must be a jib, pulley, and aft. When the nigh winds howl at ye wooden leg, a boat safety expert must welome them not with merely a grimace, but a defiant scowl, your good eye glistening with the grit of the anticipation of battle. To safely maneuver a boat from one channel to another strait, from these waters to those shores, from bay to bight to tomorrow’s evanescent anchorage, a true practitioner of boat safety must muster an unparalleled depth of knowledge of all things life preserver, choke, and mast. Unto each sail, may ye flap in safe waters, and unto each mooring may ye sway in safe harbor, for where the creed of boat safety travels, thereunto all men shall be safe boating.

Song and Review #3 // Thought About


Song and Review is a series of jazz guitar performances split into fourteen second segments inspired by the creative potential of the Instagram story format. Instagram stories were short enough, I felt, to engage with on a daily basis and do something extra. This is the compilation of consecutive Instagram stories 60-100, which were inspired by hand-drawn animation techniques and classic publishing layouts I have always loved. This series follows up and develops possibilities introduced by the studio look of a white backdrop and tuxedo wardrobe.

The third and concluding video in the first series of three Song and Review films, installment #3 succeeds in enabling 100 consecutive instagram videos to have been created and compiled daily. The main lesson learned from the exercise of the first consecutive 100 videos is this: despite all internal concerns to the contrary, creative possibilities in design, film, and animation are indeed boundless, and ultimately a matter of willpower to execute rather than a matter of divine inspiration. Sit. Focus. Do.

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