Crunch Time

Getting the Intramural band back together, this time it’s a 6 part series, produced by Rooster Teeth. Great cast, fun crew, we knocked out 167 pages over 33 days. I had Patrick Wylie and Oksana Smetanyuk as my boom and utility. Greg Armstrong covered the boom the last two weeks.

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Nubian Queen Lola

Spent a couple days via Tyson Foods, who commissioned a piece about a very recognizable woman in East Austin, Lola Stephens. While running her restaurant, she also delivers meals to the less fortunate via the ‘Cool Bus’.

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Transpecos

At long last, my friends Greg Kwedar and Clint Bently finally got to pull the trigger on their passion project. Using the badlands outside of Deming, NM as a backdrop, we told the tale of three Border Patrol officers having a very bad day. Regular temps over a 100 degrees daily.

http://www.transpecosmovie.com/

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Pura Vida!

First time to visit Costa Rica for the documentary Dealt. What a beautiful place! Pura Vida (pure life) is their national motto. We followed Richard and his family playing in the surf, boat safaris and stomach-rolling deep sea fishing.

My trusty 633, SRbs, full Rycote, and lots of sunblock got me through this.

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Dakota

Back to my beloved West Texas to shoot a short with friends called ‘Dakota’. It’s a slice of a larger project called ‘Trans-Pecos’. Cold and windy windy windy.

 

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Beer Mile

The Beer Mile took place out at Circuit of the Americas and it’s a four-lap race where participants must chug an entire 12oz beer at the start of each lap. As you can imagine, there was puking galore. I haven’t been this artistically fulfilled since I was filming a Capybara take a dump in a bowl of water years back.

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Jump Shot

Spent a REALLY cold few days in Laramie, WY, getting more interviews for the doc currently titled Jump Shot. It’s about the life of Kenny Sailors, a 94 year old man who is credited by some as the inventor of the jump shot in modern basketball. He has a life resume that reads like a Dos Equis spot. It was -18 at one point.

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TXTag

A candy apple red convertible and bilingual Santas made for a rowdy couple of days. Was happy to have Mike Swanner along for the ride. Got to use my new 8050 as a plant mic in a couple of interesting ways.  Really happy with how it sounds, as I had heard it was a little tubby.

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