The 4th of July is this weekend
Our nation’s freedom comes at a high price. The price of fellow Americans. This weekend, as the fireworks burn, take a moment to remember and thank the men (and women) who have contributed to our freedom.
Father’s Day is this Sunday
Celebrate the Dads in your world this weekend by watching Honor Project Documentary with them. The documentary features 20 diverse Los Angeles Dads who are overcoming every obstacle to give their kids what they never had.
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21
These past few months have been strange, to say the least, and we’re all going to have to get a bit creative to show Dad just how much he means to us.
Last year was an incredible year for Honor Project Documentary. In just a few short months, we’ve already been able to share the film with viewers around the world.
District Advocate Day with the Recording Academy (Los Angeles Chapter)
Today was a great day! We had the opportunity to partner with the Recording Academy (Grammys), meet up with California Congressman Brad Sherman at Larrabee Studios in Studio City, and talk about some really important changes we’d like to see for music creators.
Los Angeles Movie Premiere a Smashing Success!
We released Honor Project Documentary on Father’s Day in Los Angeles. It was our first public screening, and we couldn’t be more excited to finally share the father-positive film with the world. Red carpet photographer Mat Fretschel captured our “documentary Dads” walking the red carpet. Here are just a few… View all red carpet photos
Now available to download and on DVD
We recently released Honor Project Documentary on Father’s Day, and now the father-positive documentary is available for purchase in our Shop.
Honor Project Documentary – Official Trailer
Official Trailer – Honor Project Documentary
Errors & Omissions Insurance Policy for Honor Project Documentary
As we prepare to release our project into the world, there’s a few things we need to do first. One of them is to get Errors & Omissions Insurance (aka E&O insurance). This policy is a “CYA” for everybody involved – producers, directors, writers, production companies, agents, distributors, etc. If somebody has anything to lose, …
Just sent our files to Blackwater Digital Services for QC
Today we uploaded our 85GB file to Blackwater Digital Services via their Media Shuttle portal.
Richard Bravo of Rocky Mountaineer
Mix Session with Ryland Talamo
This week, we met up with editor Sarah LaSpisa, audiophile Ryland Talamo and producer Emily Hibard at Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio to mix the audio for Honor Project Documentary.
Color Correction with DaVinci Resolve
Colors play a vital role in videos and images, colors can define the time of day, what season it is, or how intense the emotions of the characters are. But waiting for the correct light and scenic conditions is expensive and may even be impossible. This is where video editing and color correction come in.
Recording the final voice over
Today was a great day! We finally ditched the scratch track we’ve been working with and recorded our final voice over. I’d end by saying “mic drop” but we recorded on a Vanguard Audio Labs V13, so no mic droppin’ here.
Welcome Jacob Martinez
As our team mined through the interviews, transcripts, footage, audio, etc., we were pretty bummed that so much ended up on the editing floor. “There’s gotta be something we can do with all of this,” we thought to ourselves.
Say Cheese! Photoshoot with Mat Fretschel
This past Saturday, nearly every guy featured in our documentary was able to make it to our photoshoot. Mat Fretschel, of Disney Animation Studios, is an amazing photographer and helped capture each Dad at their best.
Coming Soon: Honor Project Documentary Official Soundtrack
With a lot of support from our team of songwriters, singers, artists, musicians, and producers, we just received all of the Official Soundtrack masters!
Editing, Sound, Color Correction, and our Official Soundtrack
We recently screened our latest rough cut and asked a few friends in the industry to give us their raw thoughts. Their feedback was specific and we think it’ll only make our documentary more compelling.
Day 32: Men’s Breakfast at Desert Reign with Larry Rodriguez Sr.
Larry Rodriguez Sr. recently hosted an all-men’s breakfast at Desert Reign Church in Downey, California. Multi-generational, multi-ethnic men, from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, gathered to drink coffee, put back a few pancakes and discuss one topic: fatherhood. Only five men raised their hand when Larry asked who was raised with a loving father. …
Day 31: Night Practice at Aquinas High School with Nick Karavedas
After we screened our first rough cut, we noticed Nick Karavedas shared how coaching high school football helps his players learn how to be men. To show some of these young men in action, we joined them on the football field for one of their weekly Wednesday night practices. Under the lights, we were able …
Caleb Henry is Navigating the Music Industry
Caleb Henry is a southern folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. “Caleb Henry and The Customs” is currently recording three original songs for our Official Soundtrack. We recently sat in on an interview with Caleb Henry at Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio and learned more about Caleb Henry’s songwriting process and discovered just where …
Screened our first rough cut
Since we finished filming in August, our editors have been working double time and, this morning, we all sat down at Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio to screen the film’s first rough cut. Senior video editor Sarah LaSpisa is doing an amazing job piecing together 30+ days of filming and we’re excited to have her on …
Adam Z Nelson: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
The Honor Project Documentary As you may know, The Honor Project Documentary is a film about modern men sharing their life stories. It features 15 southern Californian Dads from all sorts of backgrounds and ethnicities, varying from the baby boomers generation to millennial. Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio was able to interview Adam Nelson, one of …
After months of sorting through song submissions, we were finally able to select the songs we want to use. We’ve partnered with Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio and music producer Ryland Talamo, both here in Los Angeles, to produce the official soundtrack. To kick things off, we’ll be recording singer/songwriter Adam Z Nelson this weekend. After listening …
Meeting with the editors at the Hollywood Production Center
Our crew recently returned from our adventures in the Arctic Ocean with George Hibard, father of three. Now it’s time to jump into post-production. Today, we met editor Sarah LaSpisa at the Hollywood Production Center in the heart of Hollywood, California to discuss strategy. We have a great team and are excited to take this …
From Los Angeles to the Arctic Ocean with George Hibard
After two months of filming in Los Angeles, we headed north with George Hibard. We’re following him, in his expedition 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser, to the Arctic Ocean. It’s 3,500 miles one way, for a grand total of 7,000 miles round trip. We just left Dawson City, Yukon, Canada and, with multiple GoPros and a …
Zoom H6 field recorder
Today’s post is dedicated to our Zoom H6 field recorder. We’re beyond pleased to have chosen the Zoom H6 field recorder for our documentary. It’s small and compact, but packs a punch. In the studio, we’ve been running two channels: one channel for the Rode NTG3 boom mic and one channel for the Rode RodeLink …
Day 23: Peter Karavedas and family visit the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California
High school football coach and family man Peter Karavedas took his family to Dana Point’s Ocean Institute today. Our crew followed the Karavedas family around today as Peter and his wife handed their one year old son, Joey, back and forth, chased their three year old son, Nico, around the touch tanks, and chuckled as …
Day 22: Edwin Davila and sons service their 1960 Chevy Apache in Boyle Heights
Edwin Davila is a classic car guy. Today, our crew filmed Edwin Davila, along with his two teenage sons, tune up their classic 1960 Chevrolet Apache truck at their historic Boyle Heights (an east Los Angeles suburb) home. Beside some of Edwin’s other classics parked in his garage, we watched on as the trio changed …
Day 21: Bicep curls and Baby Bjorn. Meet Malik K Murray.
For anybody who thinks you can’t hit the gym because you have a baby, well, meet Malik Murray. Malik Murray is passionate about health and hits the gym with his soon-t0-be-one-year-old daughter in his Baby Bjorn baby carrier. While Daddy pumped iron, Addison, Malik’s daughter, thoroughly enjoyed looking at herself in the mirror.
Day 20: LA native Aaron White reveals it all
What’s it like growing up without a father, or much of any sort of male role model, and then, becoming a father? During today’s interview, Aaron White walked us through his journey of becoming one of Los Angeles’ most influential male role models, and a Dad. Here’s a video he and his team recently put …
Day 19: Venice Beach with the LA Dads Group
It’s been hot as a pistol in Los Angeles this summer, so spending the afternoon at Venice Beach with the LA Dads Group (a local chapter of City Dads Group) was a treat! Bi-weekly, LA Dads Group co-leaders Trevor Mulligan and Eli Lipmen invite local Dads to “hang ten” with their kids. Stay tuned to …
Day 18: Richard Bravo is “ConversationStarter”
What are the chances that one of the Dads participating in our documentary would get married while we’re filming? Well, turns out, pretty high, thanks to Richard Bravo, aka “ConversationStarter.”* Today we were fortunate to be able to film father of two, Richard Bravo, along with the new Mrs. Bravo, at their wedding reception in …
Day 17: Parenting and podcasting with Matt Barnes
We met up with Matt Barnes, his wife, and not-quite-1-year-old-twins today in Orange County, California. After the twins woke from their morning naps, off to the park we went. After a leisurely walk around the playground, and lots of time at the swings, we headed back to Matt’s house to watch him record his hit …
Shout out to our amazing interns
Nolan Andrew – you’re a natural leader, full of life, teachable, and work with excellence. Mirian Perez Colindres – you’re an energetic team player and help wherever, and whenever, needed. Scott Graves – you’re a passionate storyteller, are excellent with the details, and super patient. Tanner Londo – you have a natural eye for photography, …
Day 16: Youth camp with pastor, poet, and motivational speaker Aaron White
Three youth vans pulled up and parked. Game on. We were with pastor, poet and motivational speaker Aaron White today. Full of energy, he played water balloon games, had his face painted, hiked to a waterfall, and created music with his youth group. Aaron White is a man who leads from the front, and we’re …
Day 15: At Martin & Carter with carpenter Edwin Davila
Edwin Davila, father of two teen boys, is a master carpenter. Today, we met up with him at Martin & Carter to watch as he designed and fabricated something near and dear to his heart. Joiners, saws, sanders, chisels, protractors, rulers, hammers, and vacuums…everything was in full swing today! The crew did a fantastic job …
Day 14: In the recording studio with Dennis Lamar
This morning our crew invaded Dale Becker’s recording studio. We’ve been following around Dennis Lamar, preacher, gospel singer and father of three. Dennis Lamar and Dale Becker have been working on a song together, so today was a great opportunity to capture those real-life recording studio moments. Boy can Dennis sing! We were joined in …
Day 13: Summertime at the park
This morning around 10 AM, the Lamar family pulled into the YMCA Sierra Madre Park parking lot. One by one, Dennis, and his wife Mia, set each of their three little ones free from their car seats. With the playground within sight, off ran his oldest son. We captured life’s simple moments today – Dennis …
Day 12: Birthday BBQ with Dennis Lamar and Friends
This evening we were in Pasadena, California with singer, and Texas native, Dennis Lamar. We had the opportunity to join a birthday BBQ Dennis was hosting for one of his friends. All the guys were great and we appreciate them welcoming our crew to the birthday party. They even shared the food!
Day 11: Sunny Hills High School with Peter Karavedas
At only 33 years old, Peter Karavedas is Sunny Hills High School’s head football coach. Located in Fullerton, California, our crew followed Peter and his team into their weight room for a testosterone packed pre-practice workout, then out onto the field in the 100 degree summer sun. Peter is busy teaching his players two things: …
Day 10: El Dorado Park Golf Course with Michael Nguyen
Tee time: 5:30 AM There’s something about the early morning. Being up before most everybody else just feels good. This morning, we had the opportunity to meet up with Michael Nguyen and his buddies (an old college friend and a retired LAPD officer) at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach, California. We …
Day 9: In the back of a “paddy wagon” with Michael Nguyen
We met up with father of two, Michael Nguyen, in Anaheim, California today. Michael Nguyen (pronounced “win”) is a sexual assault investigator with the Anaheim Police Department. We started the morning off touring his building, learning more about what he does, and meeting some of his incredible co-workers. The day ended with our crew getting …
Day 8: Flying with Matt Barnes of Rogue Aviation
What a day! Today we were in the sky with father of twin 9-month olds, Matt Barnes…owner of Rogue Aviation in Orange County, California. Wanting to learn more about this new Dad, Matt generously flew our team along the California coast as we chatted it up. Special thanks to our interns Nolan Andrew, Francisco Carmona, and …
Day 7: Brock Thoene at the Mission San Luis Obispo
Today was such a treat for us! Not only did we get to sit down and talk with bestselling author Brock Thoene (pronounced “tay-nee”), but, we got to do it inside a building that is 246 years old! The Mission San Luis Obispo was founded on September 1, 1772 by Father Junipero Serra. Brock Thoene is …
Day 6: In the studio with Dennis Lamar, Michael Nguyen, and Edwin Davila
This morning we were joined by Texas native Dennis Lamar, father of three. We talked about growing up in Texas, race, family, and one of his favorite activities: singing. Michael Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American, works in law enforcement, loves to golf and is the father of two boys. Our last interview of the day was …
Day 5: Celebrating the 4th of July with Michael Nguyen
Michael Nguyen, father of two, knows how to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Friends, family, BBQ, games for the kiddos, toys and fireworks were in full effect this 4th of July. Stay tuned and get to know this all-American Dad.
Day 4: Heat wave for Richard Bravo
Despite the heat wave rolling through Los Angeles this week, Richard Bravo, father of two, and his dedicated friends tackled an outdoor landscaping challenge. Shovels, rakes, hammers, rotary saws, drills, dirt, sod and sweat were on today’s menu. Stay tuned and see how it turns out.