Oh what a fun trip! It was exhausting, expensive, and on my
last day, surely not-at-all what I expected from craft
Firstly, let me send out a HUGE thanks to everyone who we
interviewed during the GABF for Beer Pioneers!
were fantastic stories for sure. And the hospitality of the
Brewers Association was first-class! The plethora of media
and the ample access to the festival made not only for a
time, but made for a wealth of story content. I am most
to you all.
Secondly, my hat's off to the Boulder Beer Company
allowing me to come in on a very busy afternoon and take over
brewery to film its founders, David Hummer and Stick Ware!
The two beer pioneers had some very revealing stories
of the earliest days of the brewery. Thanks to everyone
The other side of my Denver trip story was a bit
disappointing. Actually, I'm somewhat bitter about this. I
blown off by almost a dozen-and-a-half confirmed interviewees
on Saturday, the "big" studio day. It truly sucks to have been
stood-up by so many friends. This, compounded with the fact
I shelled out thousands of dollars to rent extra motion
picture gear, and I rented a conference room from morning to
afternoon in the uber-historic Brown Palace Hotel,
specifically to craft those 20 world-class interviews.
Yeah, it's quite disappointing. Just gotta move on, I guess.
Happily, I managed to get a total of four studio interviews-
and they look fantastic-- and a handful of ENG-style interviews
from the festival that also look great. Glad, I am, for that.
The best part of all was making it home safely after the
seventeen hour truck drive back to Los Angeles. Cameraman
and I were both able to make it back in time for "real" work
two different feature films. And hey, thanks for the great
looking footage Matt! Well done.