I never try anything...I just do it!
I love to read, and I have a passion to write stories and create videos and films. Over the years I have expressed that through designing and creating landscapes and various small carpentry projects. I also love ... [more]
I never try anything...I just do it!
I love to read, and I have a passion to write stories and create videos and films. Over the years I have expressed that through designing and creating landscapes and various small carpentry projects. I also love to draw and just enjoy art work of all kinds. On top of all this, I have spent a lifetime dedicated and committed to weight training, boxing, and mixed martial arts. I also use myself as a character, acting out and depicting my story through my pictures and videos.
Everybody has a story to tell...this is mine.
Learning everything on my own through trial and error, persistence prevails. I was challenged... I love being challenged, to me it represents yet another opportunity to take the negatives and turn them into something positive and beautiful!
I continued moving forward, taking small steps, creeping an inch at a time, always flowing with movement, breaking down my goals into small stepping stones. Progress creates joy, and there are two things more important than your money. Your energy and your time...Small Steps Matter.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...
I would love to share with you that when I was a young teenager, I was very excited and thrilled that my parents allowed me to use there old 8mm silent movie camera. I was fascinated that I was able to create several short videos with my friends. And though they may have been silly to others, I thought they were Awesome! I was then able to take my undeveloped film to the local K-Mart and use my hard earned paper route money to get them developed. Which usually took several days or so. Wow! Amazing how technology has advanced...Welcome to the future! We were then able to watch my films on an old reel to reel projector that my parents had as well. We even had the pop up and roll out screen to view them on! Something happened to that old 8mm... and as time slowly passed, my vision and child hood dream of pursuing a career in film slowly faded away...but never forgotten.
Be willing to dream alone sometimes.
In January of 2009 I was able to rekindle my long lost passion writing and creating videos through this internet that I never would have imagined...If you would have told me just a few years ago that I would be so productive on the internet, I would have literally laughed, and would say, the internet is a waste of my time. Boy, I see now just how wrong I really was!
I have learned to use my adversities and struggles and turn them into positive examples, to help inspire and encourage others.
Life is full of valuable lessons...if we open our hearts to see them.
Creating videos using my gravity boots won me the chance to appear in a Lionsgate, Grindstone, associated with Movieset.com MMA action movie BEATDOWN: www.movieset.com/beatdown/overview
Kevin's performance while hitting the heavy bag upside down in gravity boots won this tattooed and (cut) grandpa the role in the MMA-powered action film Beatdown: blog.movieset.com/contests/mma-video-contest-winner-is-heading-for-beatdown-in-texas
Movieset: Interview with "Locked Down" director Daniel Zirilli... and we picked unknown Kevin Mattson for a cameo in the film. When I saw his audition, I went to bat for him because he is a diehard MMA fan...read more:
As distance tests a horses strength, so time reveals a persons heart.
Watch your thoughts...they become words. Watch your words...they become actions. Watch your actions... they become habits. Watch your habits... they become character. Watch your character...it becomes your destiny.
Inspired by my experience, I was compelled to write my PAPA BEAR story, and combined it with some of my video films. They went together well, creating five chapters, they just seemed to me that they were meant to be. My story is...
The Story and Struggles of PAPA BEAR: www.facebook.com/pages/PAPA-BEAR/144144712291616
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you overcome hardships...that is strength.
I know I have made a wise decision by coming to Specs Howard to further enhance my talents and develop the skills needed to further pursue my passion and fulfill my dream making it a vivid reality...a dream come true!
Excellence is not a destination...it is a continuous journey that never ends.
...its your decision.
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