- 12:01 AM, Monday,
November 6th, 2023:
- And in the
- And there it is...
the final footage from New Zealand. What a bizarre
odyssey. I need to go back in the winter for
snowboarding. That'd be fun.
- So this was indeed
shot on my final day. A few hours later I was off to
the airport where I happily went back in time and
lived another Saturday here in the states. Cannot
believe it took nearly a month to get all of this out.
Hell, the video links are so far behind (I like to
space out the uploads there) this won't be public for
another week or so. But ya know what? That's good.
I need a break from the computer.
- Now I get to spend
a weekend playing games with the kids and on Monday
I'll start work on Cam's clean room/bedroom in the
attic. Which will probably also be a video - LOL.
That's the life I chose, man...
- So final thoughts
on the whole New Zealand trip are completely split
down the middle. Personally, spec-fucking-tacular.
Bonding with someone on the other side of the planet
with such a DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT background is
one of those feelings I hope everyone experiences at
least once in their lives. It makes the world smaller
and makes you truly understand that we all tend to
fall in a handful of personality types... and even
those have more commonalities than we think.
I mean I have a fucking TATTOO now because of Ihi
and this experience, the footage is wonderful and
goodness I can only imagine the reels I could do
to promote the fact that I shoot sports stories,
now. WOW. It's a goal now for me to get my family to
New Zealand and I'm sure Ihi and I will find a
way to make that possible. He certainly knows how to
get shit done...
- ...and then
there's the flip side of this coin which is all things
business and, well, it's a whole lot of question
marks. The thing about working with the NFL on this
content is that you see first-hand all the roadblocks
- AND THAT'S THE NFL. I haven't the
slightest idea how you turn the experimental New
Zealand footage into a pitch that garners real, actual
money for a fully budgeted shoot... but thankfully,
that's not up to me. They have the contacts and they
believe... it just feels awful to do all this work,
throw it into the air and then "hope" other people
have it together. The one thing I know for
certain however is this: it will not be for a lack of
compelling footage. I've showcased this format in so
many different ways - that aspect is just undeniable.
- Come onnnnnnnnnnn,
Apple. Knock this release out of the park. Announce
amazing shit at the launch of your headset and change
the world please.