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@matt_cotov   Documentary Film Maker. Film Editor. Film Lover. Voice for the voiceless. Everyone has a story, share yours. Let’s share stories together! GEN 50:20

1 week ago

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. - Psalm 19:105 • • 2018 was an amazing year for me filled with joy, love, laughter, and growth. I have been so blessed to travel around the globe and meet and share stories of the people I came across along the way. I have been able to see the Lord use me and grow me in ways I never thought possible. Now being a little over a month into 2019, I am so excited to see what the Lord has planned for me going forward. I am constantly looking for stories to share and people to grow with. I hope that my traveling is not done, and I am looking forward to continuing to meet others with captivating stories of His glory. • • Let’s make 2019 the best year yet! If you have a story you want to share contact me, and let’s change the world together! 🌎 • • #sys #shareyourstory #psalm #psalm19 #travel #reflection #airplane #wherethelightshinesthrough #bigdreams #travelingvideographer #stories #storyteller #passion #lighttomypath #getoutthere #liveitwell #throwback #work #seetheworld #videographer #filmmaker #letssharestories #airplanewindow #views #readyfor2019 #bringit #bestyearyet #letsdothisthing #trust

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2 weeks ago

Ever since I was a kid, gorillas always have been my favorite animal. Rwandan mountain gorillas are majestic creatures, and while I was in Rwanda I had the awesome opportunity to go see them in their natural habitat. Here is a short documentary about our journey through the Rwandan jungle to not only see the amazing creatures, but also learn about how they live and survive. 🦍 • Help save the Rwandan mountain gorillas! To donate and for more info visit: gorillafund.org • • To watch the full documentary visit my website in the description. You can find the video under the documentaries tab named “Gorillas in the Mist” • • #gorillasinthemist #gorillas #rwanda #rwandaful 🇷🇼 #rwandanmountaingorillas #apes #babygorilla #sys #shareyourstory #shortdoc #shortdocumentary #naturedocumentary #getoutthere #explore #jungle #wildgorilla #wildgorillas #nature #naturevideography #animaldocumentary #animals #wildanimals #🦍 #videography #film #travelingfilmmaker #travelingvideographer #gorillatrekking #gorillatrek

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4 weeks ago

A year ago, I had the amazing opportunity to live and serve in Africa for two months. Because I was able to meet so many incredible people during my stay, I decided to film video portraits of the native people, allowing them to simply be themselves in front of the camera. This gave me the unique opportunity to see the true beauty inside of each of them. Every trial and tribulation... every pain and heartache... every success and joy...plays an important role in writing the story of our lives, and this was never more evident to me than during this precious time in Africa. As I edited this video and reminisced about the past year, I was reminded of the stories of both struggle and triumph behind the faces. The Lord tells us that we are made in His image, and that we are perfect in His eyes (Gen 1:27). As I scanned through these video portraits, I was able to see Him in every smile, every frown, every laugh, and even behind every blank stare. I was able to truly see that even thought we are each vastly different from one another in so many ways, at our core, we are much the same. Our faces may be what the world sees at first glance, but they certainly don’t define us. Each of these faces, even the ones that appear on the screen for just a brief second, is a son, a daughter, a mother, an uncle... each of these faces connects us to the whole of humanity... each of these faces represents the love of Christ. Africa was a magical place that opened the door to the beauty of God’s creation. No, I will never forget these faces... the faces and stories that may one day change the world. • • • #facesofafrica #sys #shareyourstory #faces #videoportrait #portrait #africa #ethiopia #rwanda #africanskies #getoutthere #liveitwell #smiles #changetheworld #together #seethestory #video #africavideography #africanvideo #africanfaces #love #innerbeauty #hashtags #travelingvideographer #worldtraveler #travelingfilmmaker #beautifulfaces #laughter #seehim #expressions

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6 months ago

“My lighthouse, my lighthouse I will trust the promise you will carry me safe to shore!” - @rendcollective 🌄 All of my tattoos have a special meaning to me, but this new tattoo means a boatload. The song above “My Lighthouse” was a song that I listened to over and over while I was struggling to overcome a physically and emotionally abusive relationship that I was in for over two years. This song talks about how the Lord is our lighthouse and how He is the one who guides us through rough storms that life throws our way (Isaiah 43:2, 2 Samuel 22:29). While listening to this song it reminded me that no matter how tough my situation was the Lord would guide my way and lead me “safe to shore”. The stained glass theme of the tattoo is a reference to a blog I wrote while on the World Race. In the blog I talk about how... “As the sun shone through from behind the stained glass, the image was just so beautiful...crystal clear, in full color with every little detail visible. But once the sun disappeared, the image became dull and flat, making it difficult to even see at all. An analogy immediately popped into my head. I thought of how, as human beings, we are “stained” with sin from birth, in much the same way that the glass is “stained” with an image”... We have to let the Lord’s light shine through our mess, our “stained” glass. Whenever I see this tattoo I will be constantly reminded how the Lord is my Lighthouse and how I need to let His light shine through in my life!! • ▪️ Design By: @jakecotov 💜 (Best Brother Award) Tattoo Artist: @hunter_graves (Thanks man, you killed it!) • ▪️ #shareyourstory #sys #lighthouse #lighthousetattoo #stainedglass #stainedglasstattoo #forearmtattoo #tattoo #tattoos #l4l #hashtags #isaiah43 #2samuel22 #colortattoo #colortattoos #artsy #artsytattoo #tat #safetoshore #mylighthouse #promise #relationships #tattootestimony #after11n11 #wrtattoo #light #shinninginthedark #bealight #rendcollective #meaningfultattoos

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