The ability to capture time and replay it on screens is a very special thing often taken for granted. Film has always been one of my biggest passions, the Oscars in my family are as religious a holiday as any other, the whole family will watch every film nominated, compare notes and celebrate with the rest of the industry. At a young age, by the time I could hold my father’s Panasonic VHS camcorder (it had a half sized VHS deck backpack you had to carry with it to shoot) I began recording everything. From my pre-teen years until now I’ve logged thousands upon thousands of hours of film and video and love experimenting with 8 and 16mm cameras. There wasn’t a thrift store within 50 mlles of where I grew up that hadn’t been plundered for old cameras, film splicers or strange trinkets that I could cannibalize to make something new. I owned a production company for a while, and have had some minor success with my ventures including selling a full feature project to Fox and a successful YouTube channel that was taken offline in 2015 for 4 years, then revived in 2019 and is closing in on one-million total views.
Inside the universe of cinema nothing is impossible. It’s that magic that draws us away from our lives and into that silver screen. I intended to show you all those things with a reel of my abilities here at some point, but the truth is I probably wont, being on the road it just isn’t in the cards. I will say, that with a bit of luck, I may make a short film to document some of my last adventures of my decade of adventure and tattooing around the world. I love the entire process of shooting, editing, doing simple effects while working on small passion projects. The video above is me facing off with myself. I’m quite proud of the way my head explodes.
In the meantime you can check out my YouTube channel and witness some of my adventures in travel called “Yorkatron vs World.” Traveling and working full-time plus filming and editing is no small feat, I was able to lug around enough equipment to put an episode together every few weeks. It’s far from my best work, it was typically a rushed attempt to just document what was happening while on the road in as close to real time as i could. Below is a dated trailer and probably the best example I have of editing to music.
I have plans to relaunch the channel in its entirity as of September 2019.