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Yesterday was a windy day, but wanted to go out and do some filming. I headed down to Algonac State Park and parked by the river looking for Bald Eagles. I filmed one thinking it was a hawk when I first got there then that was it for while. I was going to head down the river more to check out other spots, so I packed up and got in my truck. Once I sat in the truck I glanced out to the river, and two bald eagles sit on the ice river. I rush grabbing my camera, no time to set up my tripod, and I got some of the worst shots ever doing handheld with my 18-200mm set at 200mm and the wind blowing. Though, I was still excited because after 2 years of searching for them, I finally saw them and captured them on my camera.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKtIyQGzvkE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Become a PRODUCER!
I think it is going to be hard trying to raise money for a Documentary Film about Michigan because it could be limited to just Michigan residents, but I hope people who enjoy nature film may find some qualities of the film, and others who may just want to learn more about Michigan’s nature.
There are perks available if your interested in helping making this happen. There are “Producer Packages” available, and hope to add the film to imdb if I am able to, so if that happens I will be adding the producers names on there as well. Everyone who donates will get a thank you credit in the credits of the film. Also, posters, and stickers are available, and possibly shirts later on down the line. If I add shirts whoever donated previously to that perk will get one no matter if you donated before hand.
If you want to help support my Nature Film then please check out my site
If you have any tips, or want to chat then feel free to hit me up. Follow me on Facebook : Kyle Coggins or follow me on twitter: @Kcoggins17
I went on fiverr to see if I can get someone to design my cover for my documentary film “Finding Michigan” and it came out pretty good. It is definitely better then what I had. I do wish the text was done a little better, or maybe added a drop shadow to it, but other than that it came out pretty sweet.
I knew I wanted to incorporate the Northern Lights, and a Bald Eagle if he could do it in a way that would look good, and love how he added the silhouette of the bird so it didn’t stand out to much. I wanted the cover to show a bit what the film is about. I guess I could just say its a nature film since being outside is being out in the nature, but my mind keeps wanting to say its more than that.
I recently launched my crowd funding site on my web page, and if your interested in helping by sharing, or choosing a package I would appreciate all the help. I also have some videos on there, and just added a recent video I made called “Slow Birds,” so please go check it out. http://www.kylecoggins.com
Thanks, and hope you enjoy!
“Even know your eyes are open, you must use your mind to see the beauty in something.”
Finding Michigan is a Documentary Film that has been in pre-production for a while now, and am looking to start crowd funding for in January 2014. I created a page on Facebook called Finding Michigan where you can learn more about it. Though there isn’t much there yet, I am just looking to get people interested in it.
Its been rough trying to get this project going specially when I am working on starting production for my final project for school. I want to put full effort into making my Documentary, but school should come first. I must do both to be happy.
It was a nice trip up to Mackinac, Michigan though the weather was horrible for what we were hoping to shoot. We were hoping to spend 3 nights shooting at the International Dark Park in The Headlands of Emmet County, Michigan. The three nights of shooting were a bust as the clouds, and fog made for long days sitting in the hotel room. The last day, it stopped raining but was still cloudy, but we were able to get some photos, and video of the Mackinac Bridge.
We arrived yesterday, and checked into are hotel then went to the international dark park. Unfortunately, it was cloudy all night, but we did see a few mins of the wonderful sky. Heard lots of cyotes as well. Today there is rain, and it is looking cloudy all day. Figured I would add some photos of the headlands.
Whether you Give a child colored pencils, crayons, or paint. Whether they hold a pencil properly between their two fingers, or clenched in a fist. Whether they draw one colored scribbles, or shatter the tip my pressing to hard. What we see is young talent, but what they see is the world they have yet become to know.
– Kyle Coggins
Have you downloaded Viggle yet on the app market? This app is really great for earning points that you can redeem for gift cards, and other cool stuff.
I use a few different apps for earning cash on my phone. One app is called App Trailers which allows you to watch videos, download games, and complete special offers to earn points. I have been using this to build up some cash for when I start making a film. It won’t make you rich, but it can put a few bucks in your pocket.
I also use a app called Taparoo which isn’t that great, and doesn’t offer a whole lot. VIGGLE is a great app though, but wish they had a paypal reward, so you could convert your points to cash. I have a little over 96, 000 points, and 62, 500 point is equal to $25 in cash.