Crossfit Games Regionals 2018 - Chestee Promo

Working with Nicole Biscuiti from The Chestee is always fun. I get to cover her and her high energy team, as they connect with hundreds of people in a day. Their booth is always slammed and fun. The energy of these Crossfit events are always high, but The Chestee's products and culture only add to it. 

Hope you like the finished piece. 

Wodapalooza 2018

Said to Client 1: “Sure, I’ll shoot sick photos and video of our own athletes!”

Said to Client 2: “Sure, I’ll shoot video of your product and athletes, plus deliver a film daily!”

This was me accepting two jobs to be produced simultaneously. I was accepting to shoot the Wodapalooza Fitness Festival for both CrossFit Delray Beach (CFDRB) and The Chestee. This took place January 12 - 13 from dawn till way past dusk. For CFDRB there was no immediate deadline but for The Chestee there was a daily delivery expectation. I love a challenge but damn, that was exhausting. 

My wife / assistant / manager / life-organizer, and I got there at 7 am that Saturday. We started shooting CFDRB athletes thinking we would ease into the day. Not so much. We flipped from athlete event to Chestee product booth, then back again. This repeated for about ten hours with breaks only for sustenance. Mind you the venue, Bayfront Miami, was over an hour south of our place. Saturday night I got home, ingested tons of footage, showered then edited until my eyes were bleary. I sent off the video and crawled my tired ass to bed. (Wife and cat were already long gone). 

Day two was about the same, but worse. Sunday’s goal was to capture a ton more athletes in action wearing The Chestee and less vendor booth while still getting the CFDRB athletes. This meant my wife was constantly checking changing online schedules and directing me where to go. We would change locations every 20-30 minutes while hunting athletes and brand ambassadors on the routes in between. Sunday was much longer as we needed to stay for the awards ceremony. That night, my eyes wouldn’t stay open long enough to edit a full length video. I was only able to knock out half of the video before dozing off on my keyboard. So I slept, woke up super early and crushed it first thing. 

I am super happy with the results! Even though those days were long and exhausting, I will probably be back next year. Hopefully next time I will have a true press pass, so my footage is even better! 😏
 

Road to the 2017 CrossFit Games with Mayra Brandt

Going to the CrossFit Games is a big deal. Don’t let Mayra downplay it for you. The CrossFit Games is like the Olympics of the sport. CrossFit Delray Beach and all its members were ecstatic for Mayra, their coach and fellow CrossFitter, to qualify for the Games. Those that couldn’t travel with her to Madison, Wisconsin were watching her workouts live at work, home, and even in the midst of their own workout at the box. I am honored to have been able to capture her prepping for the Games. Mayra allowed me a behind the scenes view of her family, training and businesses. Mayra is an incredible athlete and human being. Anyone can obviously see her love of life and being active. Mayra is officially the 5th fittest woman in the world in her age category. Everyone looks forward to seeing her dominate the CrossFit Games again in 2018! Congrats Mayra, and cheers!  

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CrossFit Saves Lives

“We have to show people how I saved a woman’s life because of CrossFit.”

These were the words Phil approached me with one afternoon along with a string of photos from the accident he witnessed.
The photos spoke for themselves about the severity of the accident and Phil wanted to share his story of how he used his CrossFit training and coaching to help flip a car to save a woman trapped inside.
Here is Phil’s encounter taking us through the immediate post-accident scene and the effects of his life-changing CrossFit training.

CrossFit Delray Beach Grand Re-Opening

As you've probably already guessed, CrossFit Delray Beach is my local box. They recently went through some very exciting changes which included two head coaches becoming co-owners. I was bummed to miss participating in this fun workout but I had a blast capturing the Grand Re-Opening celebration. In CrossFit, celebration = a workout of some kind. Throw in a raffle and some food and we were all set!

CrossFit Delray Beach Charity WOD

It's always beautiful to see a local community band together to provide aid to those in need. After the devastating hurricane in Haiti, we got together to provide much-needed items like water, diapers, and batteries (just to name a few) for shipment to Haiti. This Charity WOD had a great energy that I loved capturing.