We're still wrapping up interviews and transitioning into post-production. For those who don't know -- a lot goes into the editing process before you actually begin the creative aspect. For example a quick breakdown includes: importing media, transcoding video files, syncing the audio and video together, playing back and logging notes on each interview (50+). I'll keep you posted but for now here's a couple photos from the last few interviews!
I've returned from a 21-day filmmaking trip across the country. The last venture was a 12-day filmmaking trip that I posted about 3 months ago. Some of the states this time around include California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. Checkout some of the set photos and other selfies below!
Here in Houston, TX gathering interviews and covering the events going on Super Bowl week. Checkout some of the photos below!
This week we interviewed for All Pro NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman. Checkout the video I shot below brought to you by MMA Now TV!
Today a video was posted of boxing coach Freddie Roach in a confrontation with the training camp of Brandon Rios, whom Manny Pacquiao will be fighting on Nov. 23rd.
Dean believes that nobody should make use of the N-Word in any form. He states that there is no difference between the word used racially or in slang, but he believes it’s a “double standard” depending on who uses it. Dean also comments on the racism controversy between the NFL Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito, and Jonathan Martin.
In the case of Freddie Roach, I believe the Rios camp is in the wrong from the beginning. It's not Manny Pacquiao or coach Freddie Roach's fault that the Rios camp spent their time doing interviews instead of training. If your time's up, then you've got to go. It began with Roach calling Robert Garcia a ‘piece of shit’, which lead to Alex Ariza mocking Roach's Parkinson’s disease, and then kicking him. Only after this point is where Roach said anything about race. I think everybody is in the wrong here in the way things were handled. However, in this video [posted below] the Rios camp is trying to justify their actions based on the ‘Mexican motherfucker’ comment made by Roach, again which occurred after he had been kicked. I've never seen a group of men get so sensitive over words. That's just my opinion, but who am I? I'm just another Mexican motherfucker!
I don’t believe the words Freddie Roach said were racist, but his intent may have come from a racial point of view. I can’t speak for him, so I couldn’t tell you why he chose those words.
All three of these situations were fueled by anger, but there seems to be a misunderstanding when it comes to racism. In a competitive environment racism presumably seems to be accepted more than it is socially, but whether it’s the NFL, boxing, or MMA; Racism should not be tolerated under any circumstance.
David Kano of The Hollywood MMA Show speaks with former TCU/UCLA running back Aundre Dean about racism in Sports. Aundre Dean gives his take on the altercation between MMA fighters Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Uriah Hall, and NFL players Richie Inocognito and Jonathan Martin of the Miami Dolphins. Watch the video I edited below.