A man’s life, in 45 seconds. {video}

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 1, 2012
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Life is short. Focus on the things that matter. Carpe Diem! (In video form).

“The first and the last clip were the most powerful. Your parents looking down into your crib after you’re born. Your children looking down at you while dying on a hospital bed. Heart in throat. Powerful. ”


“Not shown: A couple of decades working just to put a roof over the head of you & your loved ones.

Now go back to playing in the pile of leaves with your children.”

{comments above via Reddit}

“Last Day Dream”
a man watches his life pass before him

Quicktime version

Produced for the 42 Second Dream Film Festival
Beijing China 2009

Written and Directed by Chris Milk
Produced by Samantha Storr
Associate Producer Brad O’Connor
Music Chris Milk
Photography Chris Milk
Editor Livio Sanchez
Production Designer Matthew Holt
Wardrobe Stylist Lydia Paddon
Makeup & Wardrobe Molly Paddon
Production Assistance Jason Baum
Production Assistance Clint Caluory
Telecine Dave Hussey
Sound Design Eddie Kim

Shot entirely on Lensbaby Lenses and Canon 5D Mark II SLR Camera


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “A man’s life, in 45 seconds. {video}”

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