Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dry and dusty at the USPA Nationals

We arrived here in Eloy, AZ last Saturday - me and 2 of my good coworkers.  Armed with a camera and an hour-long session in editing, we set about publishing a news show from the 2008 Skydiving Nationals.   The first event was 4-way with guest competitors from as far as Russia and France!  4-way is sort of a big deal, so we were immediately thrown into the deep end of the pool, sink or swim.  We published several sort news clips and a couple of full on news shows, topped off with a Late Nite show too. 
The best part is that none of us had any previous experience in editing or shooting video, let alone any knowledge about what it took to film, edit and publish one. 
What we did have was a healthy dose of undying optimism along with a generous helping of "wing-it".
And we did it. We battled spotty internet connection, hectic schedules, technical difficulties and 18-20 hr days.   We had a blast.  We did it.  If you want to check it out, you can see it here.
Today we are taking the afternoon off.  We are going to actually have dinner more substantial than popcorn and we are going to be in bed by 8:30.
Needless to say, training is nonexcistent at the moment. That Ragnar Relay and the November time trials will be interesting :/


Kolbrun DeLux said...

Ætli við getum fylgst með þér og Ragnari life á internetinu í nóvember? Það gæti orðið gaman!

Mikey... said...
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Mikey... said...

Note: Reposted, because you can't freakin' edit comments for bad grammar. You can only delete and repost.

I didn't watch all the segments, but for winging it, you guys did a great job. That Albert needs a raise, as he may begin considering a career as a journalist.

Whether you all feel as if it were a smash or a complete failure, I can tell you this: It looks like it was a lot of fun and was certainly better than sitting in a tent all day long only taking notes for the website and blog.

Now, for the 'reality show' segments, you could film the meetings with your athletes begging for more free gear and catch their reaction when you say, "No!... what have you done for ME lately?"