In Process: Endurance Athlete Highlight

A few weeks ago I shot a bunch of footage with my longtime friend Freddy. Freddy is an endurance athlete and is exceptional by anyone's definition. 

I asked him if I could come along during one of his training sessions. He agreed and I got some video that I'm super happy with. After his training we came back to my house and I did an impromptu interview with him. 

The feel I'm trying to go for with this video is motivational. I want the person who was thinking about getting a workout in today to immediately feel the need to put on their running shoes. I want the person who needs a push to overcome a challenge to see this and be inspired in a way they weren't before. It's a little different from what I've done before but ultimately the direction I'd like to take with video.

That being said, my interview skills need to be tightened up a bit. I'm planning to reshoot the interview with him soon. Then have a complete product to display and hopefully something Freddy and I can both be proud of.

Below is a quick clip I posted to my Instagram page a week or so ago. It's a teaser. 

P.S. I also shot a behind-the-scenes video while getting the footage for the film. I'm hoping to release it soon after the original. Check back for it!

New Orleans Photos on Instagram

Traveling Through The Big Easy

I have a long list of places I'd like to visit. New Orleans was never one of the first places I wanted to check off that list. I don't know why - I just hadn't put much thought into the city itself.

Well - I've now been. Krystal and I were invited by some friends of ours who already had it booked. We had a great time! We ate a bunch, saw the Garden District, took an airboat tour where we saw and held alligators, watched a bunch of live music, and walked a ton (one day my Fitbit told me I got 27k steps!).

Below is a video I threw together with a bunch of footage from our 4-day trip. A big thank you to Marie and Ryan for inviting us and having some awesome stuff planned.

My (Unusual) Morning Coffee Ritual

People always seem a bit concerned when they learn about the process I take to get a cup of coffee in the morning. I think the extra effort makes them a bit uncomfortable - they're used to getting the drip coffee maker set the night before so the coffee is ready as they leave for work in the mornings.

For me, coffee making is my first win for the day. I have the process down to a science, so it takes little brain power to get complete, but when it's done I'm proud of it and have a great cup of joe! Likely for some of the same reasons people drive manual cars, I enjoy the "handmade" coffee. Grinding the coffee, pouring water over the grounds with a kettle full of hot water - it's meditative to me. 

Anyways, check out the short (1:30) video I made below. This entire process generally takes 10-15 minutes in real time. For those impatient ones (the ones who set a drip coffee maker the night before, haha), you'll be glad I only left the highlights in here.