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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Sound engineer, music composer and filmmaker
  • College
  • From Gatineau, Québec, Canada
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About Me

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Hello friend :) Before I go any further, I'd like to share something with you : I'd like to share my opinion about this site and how it should not be used. Couchsurfing is a wonderful place, but it is not a dating site to find a f*** buddy. Sadly, too many people join us in this community for the wrong reasons, giving it a bad reputation. I am not part of them. That being said, I am now officially done whining :P

WHY I'M HERE

To meet new people and learn about their culture. To travel and see the world from a different perspective.

ABOUT ME

I believe people are all very interesting and knowledgeable in their own way about life. I enjoy hearing their stories and I like to share mine. In this process of sharing, I am able to better understand who I am and grow from it. Getting the chance to do that with couchsurfing.com is simply amazing.

I'm a filmmaker, photographer, music composer and sound engineer from Canada, Québec. I run a recording studio for living and I shoot various types of promotional videos and stills for artists and businesses around the world. I'm a type of person who enjoys anything related to arts.

Traveling is my passion : I made it a personal goal to go on an adventure each year and shoot a cool video. I want to go everywhere in the world, mostly in places where I can see nature, wildlife, and meet interesting people that are open-minded and respectful.

Are you curious about what I do ? If so, here's a cool 2 minutes video I shot while couchsurfing in Kauai. I made the music for it too : )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLf1rD3Yyo1rIeYT5DslAqXpLvtSvYRTGq&v=eDqyvWNdgmU

Another nice one for Blackbeard's Cruises in The Bahamas :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6igV6iBxcY&list=PLf1rD3Yyo1rIeYT5DslAqXpLvtSvYRTGq

I am a clean, polite and respectful person. If you wish to be hosted here, you must also be clean, polite and respectful. I work from home, so please let me know well in advance if you plan to stop by. I will always do my best to accommodate you. If you ever let me sleep on your couch or your floor while I travel, I would really appreciate it and would not cause any trouble. I can make myself quiet or hang out with you, depending on your expectations as a host or guest (would definitely love to hang out with you !). If one day you host me, I'll be happy to help with anything you want like cleaning, cooking, repairing, building.. anything I can do would be a pleasure. When I travel I only have a backpack, so I won't pack your place with luggage. If you wish to be hosted here, you must send me a private message with the title : Host me Francis ! If I don't see this in your title, I will not host you because you didn't take the time to read my profile.

MY PHILOSOPHY

Live and let live, be open minded and be happy no matter what it takes. Don't focus on money or material, for they will not bring you happiness. Be kind and respectful to others, be willing to help. Give love, always.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love this site. I like the fact that it helps people with tight budgets to travel the world. I like the way it reunites all human beings by re-establishing a sense a community all across the globe.

As I said : I love to shoot videos. I'm always open to project ideas and collaborations.

CONNECT WITH ME :

→ Telephone : 1-819-800-0996
→ Email : francis_hehle@o-zone-productions.com
→ Website : http://o-zone-productions.com/
→ YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/fhehle
→ Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FrancisHehleOZoneProductions
→ Twitter : https://twitter.com/francishehle
→ Instagram : https://instagram.com/francishehle/
→ Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+fhehle/posts
→ Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/francis-hehle-910b42101

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I don't have much experience yet, but I stayed at someone's place for 3 days in Kauai and I LOVED IT ! :)

Interests

  • wildlife
  • arts
  • writing
  • photography
  • reading
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • filmmaking
  • travelling
  • nature
  • laughing
  • meeting people
  • kids and family

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies : The Lord of the Rings and Avatar : I like. Sci-Fi, fantasy, comedy, adventure, even horror.. I'm actually not the picky type.

Music : I love artists like Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars. I like music in general. After all, this is what I do for living :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'll give you three :)

~ Hiking the Kalalau trail in Kauai, in and out, in 2 days. If you do this and survive (lol), please tell me your story !!

~ Deep diving in tropical waters. It's a great experience. Diving is definitely one of my passions.

~ My 12 yr old daughter Mélodie. She's the most important person in my life. I am a single dad, so we have a lot of time to hang out. She likes to sing too. Here's a cute song she recorded in my studio :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjomTh7Icwc

Teach, Learn, Share

~ I can certainly teach you how to manipulate sound and pictures !

~ I'm good with electricity, electronics and technology in general.

~ I can help you learn to speak english and french.

~ Would really like to learn about you and your culture.

~ One day, I would love to learn to speak Mandarin.. at least a little ! :)

~ I'm good at being kind and respectful to others.. one thing humanity lacks in my opinion. This quite often makes me feel really sad. lf you need help with this, we should definitely have a talk (lol).

~ Would love to learn how to be happier.. I don't know why I've been striving for this all my live. No worries, I'm always happy when I travel :p

What I Can Share with Hosts

My life experience. My story. My philosophy. Maybe a beer too ? :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada

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