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Ghosts of Gary: Interview with WTHR NBC 13 Indianapolis

In the fall of 2014, I was contacted by WTHR Indianapolis reporters Jeremy Brilliant and Steve Rhodes about a segment that they were doing about the abandoned buildings in Gary, Indiana. They asked if I would come along and if I wouldn’t mind being interviewed. The segment aired March 18th at 5:30pm EST in Indianapolis.

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Aerial Video of 2014 Crown Point Corn Roast

Aerial Video of 2014 Crown Point Corn Roast

Aerial video taken over the 2014 Crown Point Corn Roast in Northwest Indiana.

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Traverse City Sunset Timelapse

Traverse City Sunset Timelapse

Traverse City, Michigan is a beautiful place in both the summer and the winter. During the summer, Traverse City offers miles of beaches along the Grand Traverse Bay and is a popular destination for tourists. View this time lapse video of a Traverse City, Michigan sunset over the Grand Traverse Bay.

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Chicago and Northwest Indiana Severe Storm on August 4, 2012

Chicago and Northwest Indiana Severe Storm on August 4, 2012

 Severe storms move through Chicago and Northwest Indiana on August 4, 2012. This video was taken around 4:15pm in Schererville, IN facing west towards Dyer and the Indiana/Illinois stateline, just twenty miles south of Chicago. This is the same storm that tore through Lollapalooza, which sent concert goers running for cover. The storm brought heavy[…]

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Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza and Grille in Door County

Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza and Grille in Door County

Door County has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Whether you are looking for fine dining or casual bars and pubs, Door County truly has it all, but I assure you; there is no place in Door County with more natural flavor, with such a warm and inviting atmosphere, and with staff so[…]

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Northwest Indiana Hail Storm, June 28, 2012

Northwest Indiana Hail Storm, June 28, 2012

Northwest Indiana hail storm on the evening of June 28, 2012. This photo was taken in Schererville, Indiana. The hail stone is held up against a dime for comparison. This storm passed through Schererville at around 7:30pm. Click on the photo to see the full resolution version (approx: 5600×3700). View more of my weather photography![…]

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Joey and Rose visit Mackinac Island

Joey and Rose visit Mackinac Island

In June 2012, my girlfriend Rose and I took a week long vacation traveling around Lake Michigan. On one of the days of our trip, we spent the day at Mackinac Island. We both love the movie Somewhere in Time, which was filmed on the island in 1979 and I’ve been playing the This is[…]

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My First Real College Video Production

My First Real College Video Production

Once upon a time, long long ago, I was a college student with dreams of making it to Hollywood. I went to Indiana University in Bloomington and earned a B.A. in Telecommunications with a concentration in video production. My grand idea was to make videos and films and write screenplays. Today, I still make videos,[…]

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Mother Robin feeds Baby Robin, Teaches to Hunt (VIDEO)

Mother Robin feeds Baby Robin, Teaches to Hunt (VIDEO)

In this video, the mother robin tries to teach her baby robin how to hunt for worms in the grass. The baby follows right by the mothers side and watches as the mother robin digs in the grass for worms. The baby then gets the benefit of eating a mouthful of worms that the mother[…]

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Storm Cell over Schererville heading towards Chicago 3/23/2012

Storm Cell over Schererville heading towards Chicago 3/23/2012

Storms developing across the Midwest on Friday, March 23, 2012 (click for full version image). This storm cell is approaching Schererville, IN heading north towards Chicago. The shot was taken facing southwest as the storm moved almost directly north along the Indiana / Illinois border. I give permission for any news or weather agency to[…]

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Sandhill Crane Migration in Northwest Indiana (Video) – March 2012

Sandhill Crane Migration in Northwest Indiana (Video) – March 2012

I was sitting in the living room with the windows open this afternoon when I heard one of the strangest noises that I had never heard coming from outside. I went and looked outside on my balcony and saw swarms of Sandhill Cranes migrating through Northwest Indiana, thousands of them passing through while flying in[…]

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Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Secret Hidden Pizza Place and Va Bene Caffè

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Secret Hidden Pizza Place and Va Bene Caffè

On the third floor of The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, there is a little hidden pizza place that many don’t even know exists. In fact, this place is so well hidden that it doesn’t even have a name. I found it by chance when Rose and I stayed at The Cosmopolitan in November[…]

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Beautiful Victorian Old Searsport Maine House Falling Apart Along US Route 1

Beautiful Victorian Old Searsport Maine House Falling Apart Along US Route 1

I spotted this house as Rose and I were driving north on US Route 1 in Searsport, Maine towards Acadia National Park. I wish that I knew more about the history of this once beautiful home. It appears to be Victorian and probably built around the turn of the 20th century, or just before. It[…]

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Candlelite Chicago Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar in Historic Rogers Park Neighborhood

Candlelite Chicago Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar in Historic Rogers Park Neighborhood

Candlelite restaurant and sports bar is a restaurant in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago on the far north side near Evanston. Candlelite has been in business since 1950 and is known for their signature thin crust pizza recipe made with homemade dough and sauce. They are also well known for their garlic herb fries[…]

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Sun Aero Helicopters Chicago Aerial Photography Tour (Video)

Sun Aero Helicopters Chicago Aerial Photography Tour (Video)

In August 2011, Rose and I took a helicopter tour of Chicago through Sun Aero Helicopters in Lansing, IL. From Lansing, our flight flew directly north to the lakefront at around 95th St. We flew over the lakefront and past the Museum of Science and Industry and further north past the University of Chicago campus.[…]

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Historical Tribeca Buildings in New York City on Church St with D. Rich Co building

Historical Tribeca Buildings in New York City on Church St with D. Rich Co building

I lucked out with this photo opportunity. On the second day of our east coast May 2011 road trip, Rose and I stayed at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City. We checked in around 2:00pm and shortly after we got checked in, we peaked out the window and saw these old buildings. These[…]

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