- 8:49 PM,
Wednesday, August 30th, 2023:
- This is one of
those write as fast as you can entries the day of so
you can capture that magic thing you will always gloss
over in years to come...
- Been in a lot of
rooms like that. A lot of moments like that. They
don't go like that. The closest thing I can compare
this to is "Hey, it's your agent. Call me." from 2006.
Today's was "Well there's your money." Both complete
2x4s to your head.
- We get to the NFL,
start setting up and I'm finally able to meet my
friend's NFL contact. Why am I not saying his
name here? I'm still in protect-mode I guess.
Well anonymity now means this entry is unlocked and
until the check clears I guess that's a good
thing. Oh, and there's gonna be a check so that kinda
spoils the story. LOL.
- ANYWAY. Show that
dude (I shall call him THOR!) the reel, he
immediately says the swimsuit part can't be shown.
They can't even show cheerleaders anymore, so we have
to come up with a workaround which ended up being
showing each person the first part, taking it off and
skipping ahead, and then showing the rest. It worked
out fine and honestly made it seem like we had so much
content that we needed to skip ahead to save time.
Annoying to me because I wanted to show this to
him on Monday which would've solved this, but the
three of us got past it and everyone reacted...
perfectly. I mean - everyone was excited,
everyone saw just how different this technology is and
during a break I just had to talk to my
- Of course this was
before the big one: the guy who actually holds the
purse strings. And what happened next was sort of
surreal. The dude was so unassuming and just watched
the reel and then went right to talking about how to
make it work that I didn't realize THAT was it.
He walks out a few minutes later and Thor
says "Well, there's your money.". At which point
he told me to invoice him for a test shoot with a
single camera as soon as possible.
- And that's it.
It's just... happening. I had actually asked for
a single-camera test because there's still some
question in my mind what can and can't be captured in
terms of the NFL. Remember, this medium relies on
foreground being like 2-3 feet away. Even if the
action is 50 feet away, you need something close to
give you bearings or it turns into some big blurry
mess. This will not be an easy thing to pull off...
although I absolutely know that if anyone can thread
that needle it's me thanks to a year's worth of
testing and shooting. No matter what I know
there's content that would be insanely valuable to
fans even if actual gameplay isn't feasible to produce
right now. 10 years from now, sure. Today? There's
simply not enough avenues for income to make it
happen. Yet. The NFL could literally create them.
That's why this is so huge and why the test needs to
- Looks like that
test will be October 16th, as it takes a few weeks to
get into their system and I leave for New Zealand a
month from today. Because of COURSE that's my life
right now and OF COURSE this is what I
should expect after struggling all year to even get
Meta or DeoVR to respond to me. You just jump all of
them? Uhm. Ok. I'm here for it.
- So I rest,
try and get up tomorrow and catch up on some Journey
videos and of course, make that invoice to get in the