I began to write this blog in the airport in Seattle at 10 pm while waiting for a red eye. After I typed the last word and got ready to save and publish, My computer died (rip). I promised a blog post on my travels for a long time and now will follow through. (maybe)
Last weekend was HCS Seattle (Halo Championship Series) and the team I work for (Splyce) was in the running to win the whole thing. I packed my bags and equipment and went to Seattle. We got in Wednesday after going to New York City for a few days.
We had a few days to go grab b roll and explore the city before the event started. I have never been to Seattle but have talked to a few friends that grew up there. I had an idea what I was getting myself into. Thursday we went out and shot a ton of b roll of the venue, the space needle and a bunch of different places.
Friday was the day of the event and walking through the doors I knew this was going to be one of those 'Once in a lifetime moments'. You could just feel the excitement through the place as the Splyce Halo team won map after map. Going 9-0 in pool play is very awesome since they never dropped a map.
Over the next few days, we never stopped shooting for anything. I have a lot of footage to go through and edit (Can not wait for it). At the event, we focused on the story of the event and what there was to do there. The MLG staff put on one of the better Halo events I have been to. There was a lot to see and do.
Getting back to the actual filming side of things we filmed over 4 days of coverage and interviews with each of the players. The screenshots from the cameras were pretty magical. Below are some of my favorites from the event.
Sorry to keep this one short but I did have a pretty solid blog post before my computer died. Again pretty sad about that. I will leave you with that and as always, I'm a better filmmaker not a writer so there is probably grammar mistakes (My bad).