It is June 24, 2009 and I am uploading the trailer for my video called TEXAS CURSE.
The name comes from my friend Jason Reyna. One day while we were out skating, when this project first began, he explained why my video was doomed.
He reminded me that all the videos in Texas take forever, or don’t get finished, or the producer quits rollerblading. This is something he likes to call the Texas Curse.
I figured this couldn’t happen to me because I had plenty of motivation. At the time we had a few different ideas for what to call the video but one and a half years later, with two years worth of footage, we decided Texas Curse made sense.
For whatever reason God decided to slow down the making of this video. For starters, everyone in the video lived scattered across the DFW metroplex and at the time gas prices were up to four dollars.
Brady Johnston was actually going to have a section in this video until we realized it just wasn’t going to happen. He lived too far away, and when we started he had a hand injury.
Between his job and my schoolwork we never got too much filming done. Richard Jones lived an hour away depending on which city I was living in and he could only skate on Saturday and Sunday. To make things worse when we started filming I watched him get taken away to Denton County Jail over some dumb traffic tickets.
Keaton Newsom filmed plenty until he went to jail and had his license taken away. Then he sort-of fell off the map for a while. Dylan Voisard was getting some cllips done but after a series of injuries and aggravating sessions he decided to quit skating for a while to re-evaluate how much he likes rollerblading. I ended up going to jail over some not so serious vandalism. The stress of going to jail put the video on the side for a while.
There were too many things that got in the way of this video. During winter I almost gave up on the video, then when Spring came and I looked through my footage I thought I was almost done so we kept the video going.
Finally when the camera got lost in Austin I decided it was time to wrap it up. I realized Jason was right and it was time to start editing. So here is the trailer. I hope you like it.