A couple weeks ago, as some of you probably already know, Mark and I were at the Northeast Wisconsin Omnium, AKA, "NEWO" in the Fox Valley. You also may have seen a dude with a fancy camera and some lights and stuff. That was our friend Jed, who lives in the Twin Cities and recently started his own production company, A/P Productions.
Jed and I grew up in Appleton together and made lots of action movies that were, as you can imagine, awesome. We mostly did all our own stunts, but every now and then we'd have to construct a stunt dummy to throw off of things like silos, or to run over with cars. Jed and I would spend hours editing the footage by hooking a VHS video camera up to a VCR. We figured out how to cut up the video to make the action scenes look like our favorite Jean Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan, or Steven Segal movies. Then we'd add music, somehow. How did we do that? I can't even remember but it was, as you can imagine, awesome.
Anyway, Jed has always had an intense love for movies of all kinds, and of course for making his own movies. So a few months ago, he quit his job and started A/P Productions, so it made perfect sense for us to work together since Mark and I had been dabbling in video for a while. The footage from this video was captured over the course of the NEWO and edited together by A/P Productions and it is, as you will see, awesome.
We really didn't have a plan for what we wanted in a video, but we thought it might be a good thing to have to show people who are interested in having us at a race. Luckily for us, Jed is very talented and has a great vision. For most of the event, we hardly even knew he was there as he captured video of the doings that transpired throughout the weekend. We sat down for an interview and tried our hardest not to look like dolts. (We failed...) And then we said goodbye Sunday morning, finished NEWO, and waited.
We couldn't be happier with what Jed came up with. It's a little over the top, but then again, so are we.
Thanks for reading,
-Mark and Sean