Side Trip To Lanai Part 1

I’m getting ready for a “business” trip to the island of Lana‘i tomorrow. Truth is, I’m tasked with gathering footage of the island’s highlights for a client. Yes, sometimes I feel like the luckiest person in the world. And this particular gig even has an added twist; nobody’s supposed to know that I’m there. More […]

Island-Style iPhone & iPad Cases

Hey everybody. I’ve taken a break from my beach videos (for now) to try something new. I’ve started selling iPhone and iPad cases with island-style designs printed on each case. Right now I have several sample designs posted at They range from rasta polynesian iPhone and iPad cases to more feminine color combinations and […]

Christmas in Hawaii 2010

Even though it doesn’t feel like winter, Christmas is in full swing here on Maui. About half of our neighborhood’s 18 homes have lights and decorations, and all of the kids in the ‘hood are getting crazy with anticipation. We just got our tree after Thanksgiving. Of course it will be uber-flammable within a week, […]

Family Day at the Beach

, originally uploaded by Hawaiian OBrien. My baby daughter had her first day at the beach today. She got her toes wet, felt the sand, and had a great time watching all the excitement from the shore. That’s the great thing about Hawaii. Yes, things are expensive here (like food, gas, clothes, electricity, water, etc). […]

EA Sports Maui Invitational

I was lucky enough to get a press pass for this year’s EA Sports Maui Invitational basketball tourney in Lahaina this year. The company I produce for (Maui’s Visitor Channel) already had footage from several years ago, but we needed some updated shots in HD. So I grabbed the camera and spent Monday surrounded by […]

Analog Robot

This is my new t-shirt. I’ve worn it for 3 days straight. I call it my analog robot tee. I got it from Some interesting designs and photos on there from the community of users. I uploaded a few photos I’ve taken, but not much else. I’m more of a buyer than a contributor. […]

Baby C

This is my little Baby C at about 12 weeks. It’s awesome right now because she’s in the giggly phase, so she’s laughing at everything – makes me feel like an amazing entertainer. And she’s being so good. Just like our first daughter, she has no problem going out and having fun. We had a […]

Rise and Shine

Have you ever heard this one: Why should I pay you to make a video when I can do it myself? It’s a DIY world now more than ever. Nowhere else is this more obvious than in the field of video production. With equipment costs going down and need for content going up, realtors, small […]

Kam 3 Beach

I recently went to one of my favorite beaches. I hadn’t been there in a while, almost a year, so it was great to get back. It’s Kamaole Beach Park 3, or Kam 3 for short. It’s right across the street from the vacation condo we used to stay in before we moved here. It’s […]

Polo Beach

Here are a few photos from my scout of Polo Beach in Wailea. It’s an excellent beach park that has amenities, showers, and the best part – you can use the Fairmont Kea Lani’s beach chairs even if you’re not a guest! Also, take my advice and go exploring around this beach. Go for a […]

Cove Park Sunset

These are pictures of a brilliant sunset I saw at Cove Park in Central Kihei. Maui has some great sunsets, but this one was the best I’ve ever seen. It came at the end of a long, rainy day as me and a friend were on our way to Da Kitchen for some local grinds. […]

Unknown Olowalu Beach

Some of the best beaches are the ones you just stumble upon. This is a perfect example. It’s a beach that I can’t find the name of, near the tiny town of Olowalu on Maui’s west side. So for lack of an official name, let’s honor Olowolu by naming this one Chez’s Beach. And if […]