My good friend and local musician Gregory Cox, is working on his new album. We managed to get our schedules lined up and I did some promo photos for him*.  
- Samuel Rossi

* These were all taken in my home with a 430ex II, 35mm and 21mm ZF Zeiss. 
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My good friend and local musician Gregory Cox, is working on his new album. We managed to get our schedules lined up and I did some promo photos for him*.  
- Samuel Rossi

* These were all taken in my home with a 430ex II, 35mm and 21mm ZF Zeiss. 
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My good friend and local musician Gregory Cox, is working on his new album. We managed to get our schedules lined up and I did some promo photos for him*.  
- Samuel Rossi

* These were all taken in my home with a 430ex II, 35mm and 21mm ZF Zeiss. 
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My good friend and local musician Gregory Cox, is working on his new album. We managed to get our schedules lined up and I did some promo photos for him*.  
- Samuel Rossi

* These were all taken in my home with a 430ex II, 35mm and 21mm ZF Zeiss. 
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My good friend and local musician Gregory Cox, is working on his new album. We managed to get our schedules lined up and I did some promo photos for him*.  

- Samuel Rossi

These were all taken in my home with a 430ex II, 35mm and 21mm ZF Zeiss. 

These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
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These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
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These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
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These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
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These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
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These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
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These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
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These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
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These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
ZoomInfo
These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them
All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.
Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com
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These are behind the scenes photos of Undeveloped. A short film that Zach and I put together very quickly. I love these photos and I have the very talented Lacey Hall to thank for them

All photos were taken by Lacey Hall.

Check out laceyshoots.tumblr.com

Scope - Madness 

        I met Josh about 24 hours before filming this. I was told he was a dancer. It didn’t take much persuading to get him to perform and I was glad that I had the opportunity to capture it. We did a total of 4 videos that same night but only one other will make the final cut. I’ll be uploading that one sometime soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this one.

Subscribe to his youtube channel here 

-Sam

Sharp Darts is singer/songwriter Nathan Sellers. He is also the guitarist for Paper Castle

I had a chance to hang out with Nate and some old friends back in February and being a fan of his music, I asked him if I could film him playing some new songs off of his upcoming solo album. He said “sure”. 

He played this song and then we took the corgi’s for a walk.  When we got back, he played a second song and I’ll be posting that in the next couple of weeks. It was great to see him play again and I hope that someday soon he’ll go on tour so I can have a legitimate reason to travel up and down the East Coast.

This was edited entirely in FCPX. I will be editing the second song entirely in Premiere CS6. I might even do a post about which editing software was easier to use and why. 

-Sam

Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach
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Much like how I long for Christmas, I look forward to that magical time of the year when Raleigh closes down Fayetteville street and opens it up to the 4 day fun-filled event known as SPARKcon! The chalk art in the streets is probably what I look forward to most every year. But I don’t just go to SPARKcon for what I expect to see, rather it’s the unexpected that draws me out into the crowd. Anything from larger than life Rock’em Sock’em Robots, to hoards of people storming the streets with giant inflatable bananas, to the every-so-often dog with a pink mohawk. - Zach

I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.
When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam
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I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.
When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam
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I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.
When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam
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I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.
When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam
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I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.
When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam
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I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.
When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam
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I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.
When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam
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I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.
When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam
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I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.
When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam
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I was downtown for the majority of the Saturday of SPARKcon. I had recently read a very compelling article on black and white street photography that you can check out here. With that on my mind I decided to shoot only black and white photos all day on Saturday. Most of which I’m very happy with, not just because B&W looks so cool but because I discovered how much I enjoyed street photography that day.

When I went to put the photos on my pc to edit them a very strange thing happened. They all turned into color photos! It was a bit disappointing and bewildering at first but it turned out to be a great thing because some of these photos look even better in color. There was quite a few gems from that day and it was hard to pic just ten to post but here they are. I hope you like them :) - Sam

Zach and I entered the FilmSPARK 48film challenge. Zach wrote quite a bit about the experience under the video’s description on our vimeo page.

We got the packet with our instructions on friday night at 8:00pm. On the car ride home I pitched to the concept to him for what would eventually evolve into “Down Town”. When we got back to Zach’s house he began storyboarding as I wrote. I would write the scene, read it off to him and he’d sketch it up. We were up till about 2am that night preparing and trying to see who we could get last minute to help us. The next day shooting started around 11am. At about 12:30pm we came to a stop and seriously considered giving up. It was a very rough start and it looked to get more and more difficult. After a short break and a deep breath we recommitted ourselves. We knew we’d have to ditch most of what we planned and with that freedom, everything became easy. We stayed downtown shooting until we absolutely had to leave in order to get ready to go to a gig we had that night shooting pictures for a bachelorette party. There was a couple of scenes we did at the house before leaving but the light was so low due to some poorly timed weather they just weren’t usable. On the way back from shooting the bachelorette party we realized how amazing it looked downtown with all the reflections from it raining earlier and decided to go back out and shoot some more scenes. We were up until about 2am again and we knew that we still weren’t done so we agreed that we should wake up super earlier and finish it all up at dawn. I of course overslept, but we still managed to wrap up shooting by 12pm on Sunday. Plenty of time to edit and render and hand in by 8pm right? Unfortunately, it wasn’t and we just barely missed the deadline.

We were exhausted and not being able to hand in the film we made was demoralizing. The next day, we were contacted by FilmSPARK and they told us we could submit our short film but it would not be judged since it did not make it in by the deadline. We were thrilled and a little confused because we didn’t even know they were going to be judged.

We didn’t take home any awards and I didn’t get a chance to give the speech I didn’t prepare but we got to show our film and I’m pretty sure some of the people thought it was pretty alright.

So here it is for you to enjoy, I hope you think it’s pretty alright too. As always, if you like it, share it.

-Samuel

Music by and special thanks to - Paper Castle and Nick Driver Band