Going back to summer 2016, the Catskills, New York, I hadn’t had the camera long and my production service was still in its development stage. I filmed Ange running cross country in beautiful upstate woodland.
A longer edit of her running video has been dormant on my hard drive until this last week when Ange asked me to help her with a submission to Zensah, a manufacturer of compression socks.
Zensah had appealed on Instagram for their followers to provide a video which could be used for ‘Workout Wednesday’. Ange had been eager to promote herself more on social media so she can have the opportunity to promote brands.
The running video seemed like the perfect material, the only thing holding me back from releasing it was I hadn’t yet created the right soundtrack.
Nothing like a deadline – I got to work. I cut the video down to 1 minute and then within about half an hour knocked up a track from a guitar riff I had been trying out.
Sometimes the best stuff comes so quick and easy. Ange loves the edit and the soundtrack. So did many of our friends who commented how inspirational it was. Equally, Zensah said they were blown away by it and chose to feature it on their Instagram page as the first ‘Workout Wednesday’.
For me, I’m glad it made Ange happy most of all and I hope it is the beginning of things to come for her as she works so hard on her running. I’m also glad some of this early footage was put to good use. She got $150 out of it and some free stuff so happy days!