A few snaps from this year\’s Warrior Dash. I ran this event with my parents, and had WAY more fun! Running for time last year was fun, but running with people is just more enjoyable all-around. It was super-rad that the whole family did it this year. I wound up with an entire mouth-full of mud-water at the end of the race. It was gross… but awesome!
Back in February, I followed my father (David), my brother (Jon), and family friend (Joel) into the warzone of the Tough Mudder to document their battles with the obstacles. Little did I know, I would also basically be running the event to ensure I got to the obstacles before they did. Only in substitution for the obstacles, I was running around the woods all day with massive amounts of camera gear on my back.
This was easily the most difficult day of shooting I have ever been subjected to. Freezing temperatures, doubled with intense winds hospitalized dozens with hypothermia. I had on two pairs of full long-johns coupled with a leather jacket and I was still freezing. I have no idea how anyone could have finished this event. The conditions were THAT brutal.
Regardless, I am SUPER proud of my Dad, Jon, and Joel for running in this… AND FINISHING!
Where do I even start? This is a project that I have been wanting to do for years. On the surface, it is merely a 3-year montage of footage I have shot using my Canon 7D since diving head-first into the realm of DSLR videography. But I feel strongly, that it is impossible to view this video from the surface. In fact, this video pulls you into the very depths of my heart and soul in ways I never thought possible. I stand strong in my conviction that I have never created anything in my life up to this point that harnesses and exposes that very same unfiltered heart and soul.
Simply stated… this is the most powerful work I have ever created.