On the eve of our departure, there is so much to do that it feels overwhelming. Tomorrow, Jacob and I fly out for Las Vegas to spend the next several days there.
As we are faced with this adventure, it’s hard to believe how far we have come in the last 7 years.
I started my video production journey doing some simple wedding projects. I then picked up a job shooting high school football. Six months of consistent shooting and editing. Did I know what I was doing? I thought I did. I look back and wonder how I actually got it all done. It was a lot of fun and a lot of hard work and I was in way over my head.
At a very fundamental level, that has always been a cornerstone for the way I attack objectives. Jump in without knowing how to swim and figure out how to stay alive. I look to some of my mentors and that seems to be a common approach.
Jacob and I saw Andrew Kramer keynote in Seattle, three years ago, and the message was “do the work that scares the hell out of you.”
It was around the same time that Jacob and I met another hero/mentor, Shane Hurlbut, ASC, and not only did he blow our minds, he commended us, two brothers out in the middle of video-nowhere, on what we were accomplishing with so few resources available. Shane has repeatedly impressed upon us the importance of constantly pushing our boundaries and believing that anything we put our minds to is possible, even when there seems to be no way to do it.
Tomorrow, we leave for Las Vegas. These past years have been an incredible journey and tomorrow we embark on what we will make the launch pad for where we will go in the future. We’re terrified and exhilarated and we will come out on top.