Crossing the 180 #27: Jesse Rosten of iPad+Velcro Fame

Have you ever wondered about all the amazing things you could do with your iPad if you just put your mind to it? Well, so did today’s guest, and that wonderment garnered him online video fame, as well as, as far as I know, the only non-commissioned personal video on Apple’s website touting one of their products (since the release of iPad 2, Apple has taken down the video from their website. But it’s still on Vimeo and you can see it below). Today we have Jesse Rosten, creator of the famous iPad+Velcro video.

Jesse is a photographer and filmmaker out of Redding, CA doing the kind of work that just makes your mouth drool. In addition to the iPad+Velcro video, a couple of my favorites of his are “Growing is Forever“—an very meta look at CA redwoods set to a hauntingly beautiful poem—and “Cart“—a touching story about a shopping cart and the boy he’s trying to find. Those three videos alone have over 1.75 million views among them. I have no doubt you’ll be inspired after hearing this riveting interview. Oh, and of course, he share his take on the end of “Inception.”

*Show note: At one point in the episode I say “I had a wife that worked at Apple.” That was a total slip. I meant I have a wife who used to work at Apple. I’ve only been married once and I’m still happily married to her. 🙂

Bumper music for this show is “Tater City” by Glenn Shambroom, part of the TRUE ROMANCE collection, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music.

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Jesse Rosten’s iPad+Velcro

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