Fauna’s Thread BOOK Published

Friends,

After years of writing, developing, pondering “Is this a book or screenplay,” I am thrilled to announce  Fauna’s Thread, the BOOK is available on Amazon as Paperback and Kindle.

Still, the darn thing is so visual – it should also be made into a motion picture too.

Every year, thousands of Sandhill cranes stop in an upper plains state of the USA, as they migrate north to their summer home. They arrive as early as Valentines Day and remain for five to six weeks. The river there is perfect for this majestic bird to rest, strengthen, and energize before they continue on their journey. This migration has taken place for millions of years.

While traveling across the country in opposite directions, Paul and Cara meet at an intersection of modern east-west interstate highway and ancient south-north migratory flyway, as the cranes arrive for their annual visit.

Paul and Cara experience the wonder of the birds, the stakeholders affected by the river, the beauty and silence of the prairie, shared pain and loss, and the local connection to the river in a ten-year young wildlife ambassador named Fauna.

Fauna’s Thread is a multi-layered, intertwined story of migration, coincidence, hurt and help, family guardianship, nature, redemption, wisdom of history, inspiration of youth—and how water connects us all. Set in a place which is a natural canvas to rediscover simple appreciations of life. Many metaphors are sprinkled within the flocks of cranes and their spirit and enchantment, the timepiece of seasons, the need of water, and the sunrises and sunsets in an infinite sky.   Asking questions brings awareness. Getting answers inspires hope.

For Representation inquiries and / or movie, streaming series options: Visit Engage form at FaunasThread.com

Jamie Vesay Images now Live

Hello Friends,

Finally, after all these years of snapping and sharing so many images, I have established a humble photo market online. Before you visit, know that I am not the greatest photographer on the internet and my images are not of highest resolution. Hence, while I have a few which could be purchased as large prints, most are moderate to low rez and best for printing small.

The site is presented in Galleries by recommended purchases. Photos in each gallery are recommended there because of the resolution thing. Simply put, the highest rez images are in Wall Art. Buy large prints or anything else there. In contrast, all other galleries; Keepsakes, Paper Prints / Smaller Stuff, iPhone photos – are medium to low rez. Don’t buy wall art from there. But do consider fun stuff like fridge magnets, coasters, puzzles, and mousepads!

I appreciate your support.  Thank you.             – Jamie

Jamie Vesay Work and Wanderings 2017

A great benefit of my job is to be working during sunrise and sunset. It’s a best-time to snap a photograph thing. Yes, I have been paid to watch the sun rise and set. The photo above is from mid summer 2017 while LOCATION SCOUTING large fields of corn for a commercial.

Turns out – 2017 ended up being much about chasing the sun.

In February and March I was my own client. WRITING, scouting, and making more connections for my project Fauna’s Thread. I am parallel-writing (a word I made up) a BOOK and SCREENPLAY (a process I do NOT recommend). The status of the project is in DEVELOPMENT but it’s awesome to see the cranes each year. The photo below is from a blind on the river—at sunset.

July was busy with more scouting the sun. A good one was for FX company Ring of Fire. ROF needed low-light landscapes for a Lyrica commercial. All action was shot months prior – elsewhere. I was the Scout / Production Manager. The crew was small and the shoot was positive. New professional relationships established. Great pros in John and Jerry.

Chasing the sun became literal with a career highlight in August; experiencing and working during the ECLIPSE. It was truly a remarkable and humbling event. I worked on a project for Volvo as a LOCATION SCOUT to start, then as a Production Assistant for the shoot. We shot 360 VR LIVE as Volvo sponsored CNN’s Eclipse coverage.

We were in Beatrice, Nebraska – one of four live set-ups under the path of totality. See it all via Facebook. Our clip is at about 52:00 (or – 44:00). Pan around – especially during totality; the only time you’ll ever see (what looks like) sunset all around you. A cool bonus was meeting writer Andy Weir (below w/me). Fancy eclipse glasses included.

The road trip of the year was a ride and relish through upper central/northwest/western NEBRASKA. Despite the fact that everywhere I go I am #alwayslocationscouting – this trip was a pleasure cruise with my better-half Sue

Hiding right under my big nose were floats trips on lazy rivers, lodging in a cowboy camp and an Asian vibe motel, crash courses in paleontology + geology + more unreported history of Native Americans getting the shaft. This trip was educational and inspirational.

In December I was in the polar opposite of wide-open landscapes; Los Angeles.

I was there reconnecting with colleagues and unofficially pimping the movie Downsizing, a movie I worked on with Director and friend Alexander Payne.

It was wonderful to see the movie at Paramount Pictures theater with many Nebraskans and others with connections to AP. 

2018 will bring new work and wanderings. Have projects on your plate? Reach out. Visit NebraskaLocation too.

Cheers, to your work and wanderings.