Many, MANY caffeine-fueled sleepless nights went into this video. I am extremely proud of it, and very thankful for the opportunity to run wild with it! I have an in-depth writeup behind some of the creative process behind this video en-route… so stay tuned!
We massively revamped our website over at Southern Reel. To celebrate… Cole, Kyle, and I each pulled our top 10 photos from the road last year. Boiling down thousands of photos to yield a top 10 was not an easy task in the slightest. I love each photo for different reasons. It was a struggle… but the process was immensely reflective and incredibly rewarding once the dust settled.
Head over to Southern Reel’s blog for the full write-up!
This video’s existence will make more sense if you head on over to Team Rowdy and read about the Hot Boy Car of the Year Contest (HBCOTY).
This video was planned, and the principal photography was executed in a matter of hours. As per the rules, it was shot entirely using iPhones (4s, 5, 5s). Unfortunately, all of those phones shoot at different frame rates (23.976, 24, 30, and 120fps)… and my 5s freaked out when trying to ingest all of the footage using iMovie for iPhone. So I had to edit this video with a computer this year… whereas last year’s entry never saw a computer once. It was shot/edited/uploaded directly on/from my phone (which still blows my mind).
This video was a BLAST to make. BIG BIG thanks goes out to Greg Thore and Byron Hill for helping me shoot this on a TOTAL whim, in the freezing rain until 4am. But like the cries of the opening line screams… “when it’s cold, and when it’s dark… the freezing moon can obsess you”. And that it did.