The Summer Grind
I’m very into videography (now photography as well). So much so that this summer I bought myself a spanking new expensive camera so I can start creating my own videos (I’m a big fan and proponent of original content). In fact, the purchase of this camera was how I stumbled upon my new affinity for photography; the camera I bought takes some bomb photographs as well (See Team Nigeria post, and Houston Pro Am post).
As far videography, this was my first time actually seeing a project through from inception through creation. Something different about this video compared to the others I've done is that it wasn’t one long recording (like a game tape). It was broken up into different looks, angles, distances, and they all show different actions. It was up to me to get the pieces to fit well together and bring to life what the vision of the project was.
As well as working on my videography skills, this video also served another purpose...to show what I do with my offseason/summer time. During the basketball season, it’s pretty clear what I do with my time. I play basketball (lol...insert crying laughing emoji). That entails long bus rides, long practices, and a bunch of down time that I use to create my monthly highlights from the games we played that month (yea I know I didn’t quite create a video every month this season, but I caught up by the time the summer started and that’s what counts).
However, not a lot of people are clear on what I do with my summers. Besides the having fun, exploring my hobbies and other passions, playing basketball for fun, summer hang outs, and other fun activities...there is something I do pretty much every day all summer long and that is...WORKOUT/TRAIN. Every summer day for me consists of some sort of workout, whether it be on the court, in the weight room, on the track/field, in the sand, something. I try to do something to help me get better at basketball every day during the summer.
My most common workout over the course of the summer is of course on the court. This is where I try to perfect some of the skills and talents I already have, as well as improving the ones I’m shaky on. One of my favorite things about these summer workouts, is that I get to develop and get comfortable doing new things on the court as well. Add something new to my game so when the season starts, I’m even better prepared than the previous season.
Afterall … “they say the biggest threat to your future success is your current success, that’s why I go hard.”
All in all, the summer grind consists mostly of my workouts, and then supplemented with my work on my other hobbies and passions (blogging, videography, photography, etc).
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