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Super Bowl LII Trip Recap

February 7, 2018

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I’ve recently returned from a trip to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, MN. It was freezing! I’ve experienced the cold before but never below zero. Luckily, I came prepared and survived the weather. There were various events, and interviews I captured throughout the week. One of the events covered was the Brain Health Summit, you can watch their live stream of the event here. Another memorable moment was getting a follow up interview with Brett Favre for the documentary I’m currently in post-production on. Read more at http://rayromanmedia.com/blog/2018/2/7/super-bowl-lii-recap

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Drone Test at Super Bowl LII (Higher We Go)

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Roy Woods “Instinct” (Music Visualization)

January 15, 2018

This is an experimental music visualization I edited, some of the drone footage I shot as well.

Roman Family Christmas (2017)

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Every film I’ve watched in 2017

January 5, 2018

For the past 8 years I’ve been keeping a list of film titles I watched throughout the year. If you’re interested in the previous years you can click on these links: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.

Every film I’ve watched in 2017: Daddy’s Home, Identity Thief, Cool Hand Luke, Insomnia, Scarface, Bad Asses on the Bayou, Bonnie and Clyde, One-Eyed Jacks, Doctor Strange, Fences, The 100 Years Show, Hell or High Water, Gleason, Savages, The Departed, The Hangover, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, The Hurt Business, Improving Your Intuition, Cameraperson, I’m Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes – the Man and His Work, Boyhood, Riding in Vans with Boys, A Grand Night In: The Story or Aardman, Being George Clooney, La La Land, Mother’s Day, David Lynch (One), The Delivery Man, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Break Up, LA 92, Baywatch, The Jungle Book, The Godfather, The Godfather II, Get Out, Going in Style, Open Water, Wonder Woman, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story, Baby Driver, S Is for Stanley, The Defiant Ones, Kubrick Remembered, Will The Real Mr. Sellers Please Stand Up, The Paranormal Peter Sellers, My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, The Founder, Searching for Orson, Magician: Orson Welles, Icarus, Becoming Mike Nichols, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Kardashian: The Man Who Saved O.J. Simpson, White Chicks, I’ll Push You, 30 For 30: This Was The XFL, Requiem For A Dream, Gaga: Five Foot Two, Chips, The Finest Hours, The Room, Collateral Beauty, Sinatra: To Be Frank, Nocturnal Animals, Generation Iron 2, CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession, Spielberg, Any Given Sunday, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), OtherLife, Kingdom of Us, “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast”, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Brigsby Bear, 30 for 30: ‘Nature Boy’, Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge, mother!, El Camino Christmas, Suburbicon, Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, American Made, Freeway: Crack in the System, Masterminds, Gold. (Count 86)

Obviously this year I haven’t watched as much as previous years as I’ve been busy creating my own work but I do find it interesting to keep track of the films I’ve watched over the years as a way to figure out an average amount of films watched per year, and even get an estimate on how much one could watch within a lifetime. Also, it’s a way for me to go back and search if I’ve watched a movie. I may consider adding series within these lists such as The Night Of, Master of None, and Black Mirror — all which I’ve watched over the years, including other shows as well. What would be considered a TV-Series not too many years ago, have now joined along the ranks of film because I believe a story can be much deeper, instead of compacted in a 90 or 120 minute film. I may have added a few series in previous lists (I don’t remember), but moving forward I think that’s what I’ll do. Another thought is that although this list count is not as high as previous years, content is being viewed much more digitally than in recent years through YouTube videos, podcasts, etc. I think the consumption rate of content may actually be greater than the movie lists I’ve created over the years, that it eventually gets to the point where it’s impossible, and possibly pointless to keep track of everything. Movies have inspired me over the years, and even some that most would consider not so good, I still learn from them as well. And so moving ahead, I’ll still keep track of the films I watch — Here’s to a New Year!

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