So, last night, we finally got to premiere the Midland Christian Football Video. After 5 months of working on it, I would say that it was a success.
Being our first year in business, this was a challenge I was ill-prepared to take, but, one that I gladly welcomed.
There are a lot of things that you can’t really know to be prepared for in undertaking avideo this size. I would be amiss to neglect to mention that I had a lot of help along the way; from the tips and warnings from Coach McKinney, to the information and technical information provided by my cousin Andrew Patterson, to the extra video camera operators: my mother (Donna), my wife (Haley, my associate (Adam), one of my mother’s students (Silas), Coach McKinney, and those that ran a camera at football camp.
I learned some invaluable lessons in this process that I would not have learned had I not jumped in over my head. Now that it’s over, there’s no doubt that this was the right job to take.
I want to offer my special thanks to all the players, coaches, and parents for, not only the opportunity, but for the support and all the kind words.
I know that to a point they will understand the emotion of working on a project for 4 months for a single event, after all they did win the state championship. What they do not understand is the pressure I put myself under in understanding that I am responsible, in part, for how they remember their big day. The encouragement I received affirmed that I had done my job well.
Don’t misunderstand my saying this, I do not want to brag. I operate under the standard that “good enough is not good enough” and I have to deal with the anxiety that comes with that operation and knowing that those who viewed the video last night were more than satisfied has relieved me of the anxiety.
I know that this is a path that God has placed before me and I dearly hope His path leads me back here again this fall.
Much love to my Mustang Family.