I'm Joe Miller (I know... I'm working on a stage name) I'm a filmmaker, web designer/developer, entrepreneur and actor, in no particular order, from Wisconsin, a la San Francisco. I've built Drupal sites for grand institutions like UC-Berkeley, Stanford, UCSF and the Bay Bridge. I'm co-founder of Energy-Models.com, a place for engineers to learn energy modeling. During my acting career I was in a scene directed by George Lucas (name drop, boom goes the dynamite!) and a lot of other random stuff I don't want to talk about. Right now I'm stepping behind the camera and developing a few film projects that will see the light of day in the next year.
I always wanted to be an actor. During high school I had an unfortunate running problem and spent most of my time training for cross country or track, so I never got a chance to appear on stage with the drama club. After graduating from UW I decided to stick around Madison, WI for a bit and work as a production assistant on a feature film, which ended up being a very weird/enlightening experience. It involved the first ABC Bachelortette contestant and a lot of blood, I'll try to do a blog about it sometime if that peaks your interest. I enjoyed the production side, but it still left me with the desire to actually get in front of the camera or on stage. So after I moved to San Francisco I took a few classes and just started going to auditions and was able to rack up a sizable list of random performances which is now my resume. I haven't done much lately, but hope to move behind the camera on a project I'm developing this fall.
I've been living in San Francisco four long years now. It's kind of scary how fast time races by. I took these pictures in Potrero Hill looking north toward downtown during a crisp and clear spring evening. I'll post the rest of the series when I stop working so damn much. Take with my baby, the Canon 7D.
I was going into my last year of college at good ole UW-Madison and thought, "How the hell can I go through college and not study abroad". So I threw up the hail mary and ended up in Freiburg, Deutschland. Seriously, when else was I ever going to use my 8 years of German language study.... (For any aspiring linguists out there, I HIGHLY recommend Spanish or Mandarin.) While I was there I witnessed a pretty awesome sunset. Basically the perfect convergance of a summer thunderstorm releasing itself from the horizon just as the sun started to descend. This was the result. Taken with a point and shoot Sony, proves you don't need a bad ass camera to get a bad ass shot.
Hey, I thought I should finally get my blog going. I envision it to be a place where I ramble on about my various interests. Therefore it will probably be heavy on the technology, film making, photography, and some random kiteboarding stuff.