Dreams and Visions; Seeing in the Spirit; Engaging the Angelic; Cloud of Witnesses; I reflect on the mystical nature of my relationship with Christ, through which I've begun to better understand my role as son, citizen and governmental administrator within God's marvelous Kingdom.
Go To: God's Kingdom Outside the Box
Zee Tucker's nightly dreams, sometimes are beyond ordinary and growing more intense. A kid who dreams of adventure, he can hardly believe it when finding himself in the middle of one better than any imagined. But that dream is about to turn into his nightmares.
An unknown enemy, Shifters, have cross jumped dimensions and attacked. When Zee woke up this morning, he didn't even know shifting was possible. Now he'll never forget. He can't. Too many lives are depending on him to remember, especially his father's.
Go To: SHIFTERS
Ever since I was a boy, I've had an interest in story telling. I remember my sister and I publishing a newspaper. We emptied out the closet in her room and set up a lamp and small table. That was our office. We then made up stories, often times crafted by our childlike take on real news events which we heard on the television, but didn't really understand. And of course there were always plenty of illustrations to go along with the news. Our greatly misguided content and pictures drew lots of laughter from my mom and grandmother.
As a young adult, my dad gave me a C-Format video camera. It revived another child hood dream of making movies. I had it with me on a trip to Nepal where a friend and I were working on a documentary. We interviewed Nepali people as well as captured lots of footage of various places around Kathmandu. One of the most interesting shots I got was at one of the Hindu temples. There were dead bodies being burned on pyres of logs alongside the holy river. I somehow managed to get within a foot of one of those bodies, filming the whole time.
What an impact my dad had on my life creatively. Like my first video camera, my dad gave me my first guitar. From the moment I learned how to really play it, I was writing songs. I eventually formed a band and we played our first concert in a church in San Antonio, Texas. Our set list was six songs. That was the start of a three year road trip and a growing list of original music, traveling all over the United States and around the world. We played in churches, parks, coffee clubs and music festivals. The picture above is us playing to a packed arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Story is a part of who we are as humans. It's reflected in our writing, in our films and in our music. It's who God has made us to be, whether we know him or not. My desire is to learn how to better construct story and use these platforms to inspire and help others. It's something God has woven into the fabric of who I am. I'm a creator by nature.
In 2014, for my birthday, my wife encouraged me to buy a new camera, which I did. Google became my university where most nights I studied about cameras and lenses, color grading and just about every topic you can imagine from both a technical and creative perspective. It's an incredible time to be an artist with the tools and information available to help make childhood dreams come true.
Here is a very small list of music I've written. I recorded (*), mixed and somewhat mastered the songs below at home. They're not studio quality nor spotless performances by any means, but recordings of my song writing process.
(*-Frenzy: Music composed and recorded by Brandon Daily) (Mixed and Mastered by me)
Links to recent short films and effects experiments I've created.