A few weeks ago I got a text message from Chase Jarvis. Yeah, Chase Jarvis. I was about to hop into the shower and the text read (from an unknown number) "Hey Mike - It's Chase, let me know when you have a minute to chat." I thought to myself "Who the hell is Chase?" "Chase Jarvis?" So I hit him back and said "Chase who?" It turned out it was the man himself and I had wiggled my way onto his radar with the help of T.A. McCann and several others. He wanted to know if I'd be interested in working with Creative LIVE on some promo video work. Of course I said yes and after one more phone call, I was on my way to L.A. with Rick Silvestrini to shoot a video for an upcoming workshop with Lewis Howes. Lewis greeted me with not just a hand shake but a "homey embrace" as I like to call it. I scoped his humble abode for a good spot to interview him and we got shooting. We shot for a total of 4 hours in and out. Set up, interview, b roll and breakdown. It was high energy and fast paced. Once we wrapped, I spent the night in my hotel editing until about 1am. Yeah, that was a 21 hour day... The next morning, Rick came over and helped trim some fat off the video and we were almost finished in less than 24 hours.
I truly enjoyed all the energy exhumed by the Creative LIVE team and can't thank Lewis enough for being such a good sport. It was a pleasure working with Chase and I look forward to many more projects!
If you're not hip to Creative LIVE yet, check out the site. It's an awesome way to learn photography and now business and entrepreneurship. Not only is it awesome, it's free when you watch it live! If you can't catch it live or you loved it so much and you want to buy it, it's only like $100 or so to buy a whole workshop. How much is a three day course in anything? Rarely less than $500...
Give the video a watch and let me know what you think. I thank each and every one of you who are reading this because you have helped me reach my goals. To work with Chase on something was a milestone and I can't wait to continue to set bigger goals and reach each and every one!