Welcome to Michael's blog. Michael Andrew, (aka Michael The Maven) is a freelance producer, photography instructor, tech innovator, and when needed, disaster aid specialist. Disclaimer: Michael is a participant in Bhphoto & Amazon affiliate programs that provides an advertising commission if you purchase through links on this website.
I really needed a movie break this weekend and decided to give it a shot. It was terrible. So many elements and ideas taken from other movies. What a waste of some tremendous screen talent. I would say dont bother at all.
Took a Wim Hof class today at @makenacrossfit - if you don’t know who Wim Hof is, he’s nicked named the Ice Man & holds many world records for endurance and extreme low temperature feats. He’s refined a breathing technique that is just a trip, suffice it to say you take 30-35 deep breaths & then exhaling without breathing for as long as you a comfortable x3 rounds. (Don’t do it driving or in water) Its definitely worth checking out as it’s an incredible natural stress reducer & relaxer. I also use it to clear as much CO2 as possible before an intense workout. I use it all the time to destress. There’s another part of this getting into ice baths after, which is also incredible. We used to do this at BYU after practice, but it’s been a while and boy is it painful at first! It’s an incredible mind over matter experience- great mental tool. Highly highly recommend researching Wim and the technique as a tool to improve your life. #wimhofmethod
As many of you know I have my own line of paracord camera straps. They can unravel to give you 60’ of 550lb paracord rope, and I’ve done this twice in the disaster field (once was for a clothes line, the other was to tie cargo down). We got the new colors in recently including Desert Camo, Olive and Orange. But if you are reading this, here is a secret: I’m going to be giving away a few hundred of these (if you are ok to cover shipping and handling) on one of my upcoming podcasts. I’ll likely not mention it anywhere else, so if you are interested be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel (link in profile) or “the maven nation” on your favorite podcast app. We also have black, red, blue and purple (Black and Blue can be ordered on Amazon) — which color would you want? (Tell me in the comments, even new colors) #paracord #mavenstrap
Problem solving is a great skill set to develop, and problems are opportunities for that muscle. Example: I’ve been using the G3 microphones for my whole videography career. They are great value, but they seem to always break eventually, like it did this morning. The sets are $600 each to replace. This little button wouldn’t pop up anymore (this is very common with these mic packs). I felt like I had nothing to lose. Replacement buttons are $2, or can by pulled from other sets in a pinch. It took about 4 minutes to fix, and a bunch of money saved :). #problemsolving #good #sennheiserg3 #videography