Posts Tagged ‘summer cage wars’

Summer Cage Wars

September 11, 2009

On August 22nd I had the pleasure of shooting another Round 1 Fight Night with my wife. I always enjoy the shows that Shihan Jeff DeVore puts on, but this one was by far my favorite. Not only was it my first time seeing a cage fight, it was my first time seeing live MMA fighting. And being ringside made it ten times better. Being ringside also ups your chances of being hit with blood. Alida and I both got a little shower during one of the bouts. Take a look.

His blood was on our faces!

His blood was on our faces!

You can't see it very well, it's a tiny dot near my nose

You can't see it very well, it's a tiny dot near my nose

Alida was thrilled!

Alida was thrilled!

That was a ton of fun, and Alida and I were laughing pretty hard when we realized what had just happened. By the way, to see some of the photos from that night, along with her other amazing work, check out Alida Duff Sullivan Photography on Facebook!

So a couple of days after the fight I posted a teaser of the video I was making, and got some really great feedback. Shihan DeVore had tons of people asking when they’d be able to see the entire thing. Well I finally have it finished, so sit back and enjoy Round 1 Fight Night’s Summer Cage Wars!

Summer Cage Wars… and more!

August 24, 2009

Saturday night was Round 1 Fight Night’s Summer Cage Wars! It was an intense mixture of kickboxing, Muay Thai, and MMA fights, and Alida and I were sitting cage-side to do the photos and video! I love shooting these events, and can’t say enough about how awesome Shihan Jeff DeVore is.

I will be working on the video very soon, and will post it as soon as it’s done. Until then, I have a little teaser. During one of the fights Alida and I were both splattered with some blood from a fighter. We took photos of each other with the blood on our faces. I don’t have those right now, so I’ll have to post those when I post the finished video. What I do have ready now is a clip from the fighter that bled on us. Enjoy!

Aside from that, here’s what else is going on:

  • Found out we didn’t place in the LLCU video contest. Bummer, but I had fun making it, and if I made a few people laugh, that’s cool with me.
  • The iris ring on my new XHA1 is faulty, and I have to send it in for repairs. At least it’s under warranty, so it wont cost anything.
  • I’m finishing up the dog video for the contest I alluded to in a previous post. I’ll be sharing more on that later.
  • Alida shot senior portraits for Shavon, and I tagged along again, this time with a real camera instead of my Xenon.
  • Alida and I shot a wedding a week ago. We had a ton of fun in Champaign, even when we got stormed on in the park!
  • A few weeks ago I tagged along with Alida for a huge family portrait session at Nelson Park. Got some nice behind-the-scenes footage for that.
  • And, as always, I’ve been shooting lots with Troupe Dynamic. My newest assignment: blooper reels!

So that’s what I’m up to now. I have lots to edit, and that means lots to post!