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@matt_cotovย ย Documentary Film Maker. Film Editor. Film Lover. Voice for the voiceless. Everyone has a story, share yours. GEN 50:20

2 months ago

Check out my 2018 cinematography reel! All the footage was shot by me from my travels around the globe! ๐ŸŒŽ To see more of my work, or watch my whole reel visit my website in the bio! ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽž โ€ข #sys #shareyourstory #cinematography #cinematic #cinematographyreel #cinematographyreel2018 #reel #videoreel #website #checkitout #after11n11 #kids #travelingcinematographer #worldcinematography #4kvideo #footage #documentaries #newzealand #ethiopia #india #nepal #gorillas #gorillasinthemist #sunset #sunsetvideography #videography #videographer

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4 months ago

โ€œMy lighthouse, my lighthouse I will trust the promise you will carry me safe to shore!โ€ - @rendcollective ๐ŸŒ„ All of my tattoos have a special meaning to me, but this new tattoo means a boatload. The song above โ€œMy Lighthouseโ€ 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 โ€œsafe to shoreโ€. 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... โ€œAs 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 โ€œstainedโ€ with sin from birth, in much the same way that the glass is โ€œstainedโ€ with an imageโ€... We have to let the Lordโ€™s light shine through our mess, our โ€œstainedโ€ 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!! โ€ข โ–ช๏ธ Design By: @jakecotov ๐Ÿ’œ (Best Brother Award) Tattoo Artist: @hunter_graves (Thanks man, you killed it!) โ€ข โ–ช๏ธ #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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5 months ago

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1 ๐ŸŒŽ Wow, what a year it has been! I could not have done it without these 43 people by my side through it all (and the Lord, obviously). We together have been to 11 countries serving and spreading the word of God, and I could not have picked a better group. We've witnessed healings, churches being planted, and have heard amazing testimonies together. Sitting here almost a week later I cannot begin to express how much all these people have truly meant to me. I Thank you for the laughs, the fun times, the hard times and even the poop stories. We have been through a lot together, and grown so much together. Thanks for putting up with my obnoxious self, and listening to my sometimes unbearable "dad jokes". To my teams (in order) M5:5, Barely Co-Ed, Gospel Juice, and Six Seconds you have each been a true joy, and have made my Race one that has grown me but also let me be me. I cannot believe 11 months has gone by so fast, and now we've crossed the finish line. I'm so excited to see where the Lord takes each and everyone of you in your lives, and how our friendships grow. I love you and miss y'all! See you soon. WE DID IT! DUBS UP!!! Love Always, Matt ๐ŸŒŽ #worldrace #wr #11n11 #wsquad #wonderchurch #dubsup #colombia #missions #love #runtherace #family #llama #headstands #friendships #laughter #missyou #hebrews12 #explore #l4l #instagood #picoftheday #hashtag #squadgoals #journey #worldtravelers #globetrotters #wedidit #yall #finished #11monthsdown

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8 months ago

For I know the plans I have for you,โ€ declares the LORD, โ€œplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11 * * * My first written blog of the World Race is finally here, and this is not exactly how I planned for it to go... The reason I've written my first โ€œrealโ€ blog halfway through month nine is because the unthinkable happened: ALL of my camera equipment was stolen - * ALL. of. it. * To here more about this unthinkable experience click the link in my bio. With that being said, losing my all my camera equipment is still a huge blow, especially when I think of my future, post-race. I will have to find a way to re-buy everything that was stolen in order to find a job and continue my journey of filmmaking and storytelling back in the states. If you feel the Lord speaking to you, I would greatly appreciate any financial contributions you feel led to make to help me continue my journey (you can find my PayPal account information on the blog post). Truly, no contribution is too small and would help me get back on my feet, and really allow me to see the Lord at work! Thank you so much! God bless! #11n11 #theworldrace #wr #sys #shareyourstory #camera #stolen #gone #southamerica #peru #lima #limaperu #lima ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช #beach #sunset #l4l #hashtags #instagood #picoftheday #goodbyecamera #portrait #timelapse #getouthere #liveitwell #jeremiah #jeremiah2911 #lostbutfound #hehasaplan #lifesstillgood #praisethelord

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10 months ago

He will fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy! ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Job 8:21 ๐ŸŒ I have had the privilege to spend the past two months with these amazing women of God. The Lord has put our team together so perfectly. We laugh, share, and show joy to one another daily. I am so excited to see what is in store for us going forward. I love you all True North! ๐Ÿ—บ #theworldrace #11n11 #worldrace #myteam #ethiopia #truenorth #family #laughter #joy #job8 #barelycoed #beautiful #monthsix #africa #africanwinters #grouphug #smiles #onebighappyfamily #love #bigbeard #instagood #picoftheday #hashtags #l4l #lookingahead #byeethiopia #hugs #loveafrica #wr #happiness

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