I always loves me some good behinds the scenes footage. Here we have the creator/director of that work-sponsored video project I’m tangentially associated with talking about how it all came together.
OF SOULS + WATER: THE WARRIOR
The fourth episode of that work-sponsored video project I’m tangentially associated with launched yesterday, and it’s by far the best of the series (and a seriously cool piece of storytelling).
OF SOULS + WATER: THE SHAPESHIFTER
The third episode of that work-sponsored video project I’m tangentially associated with launched the other day, and it’s going bonkers in terms of view counts. Unlike the first two, this episode is more about eye candy and being tongue-in-cheek, and less about storytelling.
But my kids thought he was paddling in lava, so there’s that.
OF SOULS + WATER: THE MOTHER
The second episode of that work-sponsored video project I’m tangentially associated with launched over the weekend. This one feels more…authentic than the first. And it’s a bit more accessible to us normal humans who don’t spend their days dropping waterfalls or circumnavigating arctic islands.
Quick story: There was a library director I used to have to deal with—let’s call her “Brenda”—who was supremely capricious. She’d order one thing on a Monday, and then totally contradict herself on Tuesday. When called on it, she’d reply, “You have to understand, I’m old and I forget things.” My direct boss—we’ll call her “Merle”—is a good decade Brenda’s senior. When Merle heard that Brenda was attempting to use age as justification for being a terrible manager, Merle’s immediate reaction was, “Well, then she should quit! She has no business being in charge of anything if she’s going to claim her age is an issue.” (I’m paraphrasing a bit, as there’s a good chance there was some farmyard coloring to the original quote.)
Is this story a total non sequitur? Maybe.
This is a well done little video about a World Class Academy-sponsored service event (they call it a “Service Learning Project”) on China’s Salween River.
I mean, they totally had me at “french fries and donuts.”
OF SOULS + WATER: THE NOMAD
The first episode of that work-sponsored video project I’m tangentially associated with launched over the weekend. The aim was to produce a paddling video that wasn’t your average paddling video. I think they succeeded. There’ll be four more, and having seen The Mother (due out in late May), I think you’ll like that one even more.
That said, after seeing this, all I can think of is this: Erik Boomer — He’s so hot right now!
I’m not going to say I got a little misty-eyed there towards the end, but I’m not not going to say it, either.
Also, all my home movies suck.
(Note to self: hire this narrator for something. Anything.)