Struggling to stay young

For all us old goobers who we’re lucky enough to find our girl when we were young and stupid, who are now all caught up in the insanity of life, but still young enough to remember all those years ago.

Say goodbye to the halls and the classes
Say hello to a job and the taxes
The weekends with old friends spilling into 9 to 5 routine
Tell me how you feel over and done with Like your life is a map with no compass to guide,
At the bar drinkin’ way too much
We sing along to “Forever Young”.

So here we go again
Wishin’ we could start again

Wendy run away with me
I know I sound crazy
Don’t you see what you do to me?
I wanna be your lost boy
Your last chance, a better reality

Wendy we can get away
I promise if you’re with me, say the word and we’ll find a way
I can be your lost boy, your last chance
Your “everything better” plan
Oh, somewhere in Neverland

We’ll start a life of the plain and the simple
Of great times with far better people
And weekends with our friends
Laughing about the wine that stains their teeth
We’ll talk about how your parents separated and
How you don’t wanna make the same mistakes as them
I’ll say it’s all about stickin’ it out
And trying to feel forever young

So here we go again
Wishin’ we could start again

Wendy run away with me
I know I sound crazy
Don’t you see what you do to me?
I want to be your lost boy
Your last chance, a better reality

Wendy we can get away
I promise if you’re with me, say the word and we’ll find a way
I can be your lost boy, your last chance
Your “everything better” plan
Oh, somewhere in Neverland

So here we go again
Wishin’ we could start again

Wendy run away with me
I know I sound crazy
Don’t you see what you do to me?
I want to be your lost boy
Your last chance, a better reality

Wendy we can get away
I promise if you’re with me, say the word and we’ll find a way
I can be your lost boy, your last chance
Your “everything better” plan
Oh, somewhere in Neverland…

Somewhere in Neverland – All Time Low – circa 2012

2013 Jays Baseball Highlight Video

Some seasons seemed to go on forever, while others vanished in the blink of an eye.  And suddenly, it’s over… What started so many years ago comes to an end, which in turn, gives birth to another beginning. It’s been a ride with a group of people and kids that I wouldn’t trade for anything. And it’s been an absolute privilege to watch these kids grow and develop from a very different perspective than most – my camera.

The camera allowed me to watch intently and closely as these boys played the game.  I could see their excitement, their disappointments and their accomplishments through those long lenses and slow motion captures.  At times their expressions were obvious, occasionally quite subtle, but always honest.  What an amazing way to watch your kids grow up!

Congratulations to the 2013 team and your amazing run.  I’m so proud and thrilled for all you guys have accomplished.

Making of a music video

Chase Jarvis shows us some behind the scenes action in making a music video. As a bit of a hobbyist, both video and stills, I’ve wondered about these scene panning moves (5:01), you see them a lot these days. I figured they were a bit of CGI and perhaps some are, but it seemed overly complicated to layer that together to me. I never really thought of simply building a bunch of sets and panning and pushing through. I say “simply” given you have the skills and resources (gear and space). Found it fascinating.

You can view the final product on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GKykZ5zmqU

Good Times Video

This year we opted for something a little different than the dramatic and tried to capture a bit of the softball vibe in Jefferson City.  The girls as always we’re a blast to work with. And it’s been an amazing four years full of “Good Times”.

2011 Lady Jays Softball

Just finished another video project. Pretty simple edit, but lots of fun never-the-less. Shot on the Canon 7d and Sony Nxcam, assembled with Adobe Premiere. Huge thanks to the coaches and girls for allowing me into their world for a bit. I had a blast with you all. All the best and GO LADY JAYS!

Kirk Cousins Keynote

Kirk Cousins give a great and inspirational speech to those of “privilege”.  Having a couple of budding athletes, this is something Sheri and I have worked hard to instill in our kids.  Truth told, everyone is at some level of privilege and has a debt to pay no matter your income level or experience.  Absolutely everyone is capable of serving one another in some fashion.

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