Whomp In The Water
Aspen is notorious for a lot of things. Cougars are one of them, parties are another.
Somewhere along the way I got involved with the party starters of Aspen. I had heard folklore myth and legend of a party last winter called Whomp In The Water, a conception that came out of nowhere and snowballed into one of the biggest parties of the year without question. As it happened, the party itself was the brainchild of my now good friend James Fogerty (party starter). He explained the brief premise of the event, at which point there was no looking back. The Jack Wills Seasonnaires were in, and ready to take the party to the next level. It took 600 pairs of party pants being overnighted from Boston, but snail mail prevailed. 7 DJs, 8 kegs, a bunch of lasers and a huge indoor pool. Sounds like our kind of party.
I was particularly excited about this project because it provided the perfect opportunity to try out my brand new camera rig. Inspired my friend the adventurer Max Rantz McDonald, I have the GoPro Hero 2 system, monopod and LED video lamp setup, rock solid and ready for the most action packed versatile situations. Just how I like it. Miraculously nobody got electrocuted by my 160 LED personal floodlight, but I’ll be damned if I wasn’t going to get those underwater shots. Essential. Doubly excited because this was also my first venture into editing using Final Cut Pro X. The learning process was a blast and I actually chose to stay in the booth and work on the project over my 22nd birthday, that’s how great an experience it was/how sad I am. Of course I wasn’t really alone, thanks to numerous online guides and limitless inspiration from trailblazers like Abe Kislevitz and my friends over at Orillo Productions, the project came out just fine. And just like that, IAMRED was born.