For the fourth year running I returned to The TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world’s leading convention for the sports event industry. After two stints in Vegas and last year in Atlantic City we all met up in Orlando, Florida.
I was again part of the former Schneider Publishing team, now all NorthStar employees. I worked alongside good friends, Javier Mosquera and Jared Wickerham. Octavian Cantilli was added to the mix this year as a local photographer. Highlights were a golf tournament at the Ritz. TEAMS rented out the Harry Potter Hogsmeade section of Universal on Halloween. We filmed at Hogwarts and also rode some rides! Also of note, I met and interviewed the world record holder for the 100 meter dash for centenarian women. She had some spunk!
TEAMS is fun because we make daily recaps that are immediately seen by a room full of dining convention attendees before special speakers present. The below videos are mostly my footage. The first one I edited of the golf tournament and the others were cut by the NorthStar full time videographer/editor, Javier.
Rafael Nadal the golfer? With our PR director I took a small crew to the famed Indian Wells Golf Resort. The tournament had negotiated for a gaggle of photographers to tag along with Rafa while he played nine holes. Rafa was a good sport to let it happen. GoPros in holes, a GoPro mounted to the golf cart. It’s nice to get an opportunity to use the action cams. We shot in slow motion, used a 400mm lens, plus a 16-35mm on a MOVI M5 with an Easy Rig. The drone was out too. It was quite an operation scrambling from hole to hole and setting up gear while monitoring audio on Rafa the entire time. It stands out as probably the hardest shoot in 2016. Minimal time to plan and no PAs running around to carry gear. With that said I like the deliverable a lot. Matthew Hill did a great job second shooting with his Panasonic Varicam. Nadal shared it from his personal Facebook account too.