Monday, 25 February 2013

Everybody Loves A Man in Uniform

While I do try by best to create vivid, insightful, timeless compositions to both entertain and educate an audience. When Daniel Carter calls you after you have neglected to listen to his earlier answer-phone message, you find yourself bending a variety of otherwise unbendable principles.

Over the phone DC mentioned that recently he had cleared out his 'costume room' in preparation for the new baby room. No doubt an inventory was mentally noted, and later called upon after watching the fever of 'Harlem Shake' online videos. "Red, can you bring a camera down to rugby park at 4(pm)?". Of course of course. I'll bring my Nikon, a bag of wide angle primes, and a couple of LCD lights. "Cool, I'll bring the props" said DC.

Later that night the Crusaders players, coaches, and all of their partners were celebrating the end of the Super Rugby pre-season. Canterbury Rugby had commissioned from Whero Films to cut variety of other entertaining videos showcasing the year so far. DC mentioned that he wanted to put the icing on the cake at the end of the evening by entertaing the room with a "Harlem Shake Crusaders edition".

We cut 3 different versions. Here is an unlisted link to the other edit that didn't make the cut.

From what I understand everybody at the fuction had a good laugh, and once the evening was rounding up DC dropped me a text asking to make the video public. Then it was on every local news channel spanning the next 4 days and almost had four times more hits than any of my other online work.

Hell, the one scene, one cut video showcasing rugby players off the field got more hits in one day then the adidas commissioned feature length film Inside the Black Jersey I spent 6 months editing!

But hey it was a bit of fun for the afternoon. I hope it didn't offend to many people in Harlem.

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