I was recently asked by Mike Whitacre to be the guinea pig for a new video project he was working on. Mike normally produces kayak fishing videos that feature lots of hefty bass being caught by his friends, his family and, of course, by Mike himself. The videos are nicely produced, often tell a story, and are just plain fun to watch. He’s even let us share a couple of them here on LSC.
But Mike said that this time he wanted to try something different, a kind of “spotlight” interview about someone in the Texas kayak fishing scene. That’s where I come in. The plan was for me to respond to questions Mike provided, except that the interviewer would be edited out in the final cut, and the pieces would be stitched together to tell my story. Sounded interesting.
Mike told me it was an experiment and he wasn’t really sure know how it’d turn out, but it was something he’d been wanting to try his hand at. I’m not a big fan of being in front of the camera, but it did involve fishing with Texas Mike (as I’ve nicknamed him), and so I agreed to do it. The resulting video is the product of our work, shot over three days while kayak fishing and hanging out with Mike, talking about life, family and the great Texas outdoors. I will warn you that the video is a little long (10:37), but if you’ve ever wondered about who I am, and why I do this, then I hope you carve out some time to watch it. To see more of Mike’s videos, click here: TXWhitacre: YouTube
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