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The Secret to Immortality …

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The question is not ...

Whether a person has a soul ...

But rather, everyone is soul ...

We are all soul ...

Then the question comes ... "What kind of human experience will you, as soul, have?"

 

PASSING ...

My father recently passed away ...

The concept that we are souls and we are sharing a human experience, has made it easier to process his passing.

My father was an artist ...

Now that he is gone, his art means much more to our family ... than ever before.

 

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ART ...

The ability to share who we are ...

Or who we strive to become ...

Can be achieved through art.

This expression comes in all forms ...

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Singing
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Dancing
  • Skateboarding
  • And of course, filmmaking

 

FILMMAKING ...

One of the loves with filmmaking, is that giddiness we get when what is stuck in our heads ... comes to life.

If we are indeed souls ...

Then, what sort of human experience do we want to have ... which will enrich our soul?

How do the films we want to create add to this human experience?

 

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THE GIFT ...

One of the unforeseen benefits of creating Film Trooper is being able to meet so many amazing guests through the podcast series.

But there is one particular episode that has greater significance than any other ...

On the one-year anniversary of the Film Trooper podcast, I was invited to participate along with other fellow podcasters to feature a veteran for the Voices for Vets week.

I chose to interview my father ...

Although, the episode was to focus on veterans, I did my best to steer it towards filmmaking.

Looking back ...

The opportunity, unintentionally allowed me to record an hour long conversation with my father.

I can only recall having short conversations with him ... that were spread throughout my lifetime ...

But, I've never taken the time to sit down and listen to his stories in such detail before ...

Until now ...

 

IMMORTALITY ...

A few days after my father passed, I went back and listened to that episode.

To hear his voice again was tough, but therapeutic ...

And now ...

I have this gift of immortality.

Perhaps you've done this with your family already ...

If not?

Then maybe filming interviews of them can be a gift of immortality that is worth keeping ...

I'm certainly grateful to have this opportunity to capture this moment forever ...

Please enjoy this interview with my father, Kevin McMahon (click here for podcast episode) ...

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Immortality Through Art ...

Here are some of my father's paintings ...

They have been part of my family lives for as long as I can remember ...

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Through a Temple Window: The Sun and Moon World - Oil on Canvas 120"x40"

 

Film Trooper - Filmmaking Freedom for the Independent.

Temple of Light and Sound - Oil on Canvas 200"X50"

 

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Soul Flight - Oil on Canvas 120"x40"

 

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Japanese Garden - Oil on Canvas 50"x40"

 

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Waiting for the Blue Star Kachina - Oil on Canvas 30"x36"

 

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The Silent Flute - Oil on Canvas 40"x28"

 

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The Spirit Knower - Oil on Canvas 40"x30"

 

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EERRGGHH!!!

I finished my film ...

But now what?

You're in luck!

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Scott McMahon is a Fellow Film Trooper at Film Trooper, a website for helping filmmakers attain filmmaking freedom. Scott recently made a feature film for $500 with no crew called, The Cube. Want to know what equipment was used to make that film? Grab a FREE gift at www.FREEGEARGUIDE.com