Today I officially started a new film/video project

It’s not official unless I posted it somewhere, right? So if I post it here then it means I have started it and therefore must continue it. That’s just the way it goes.

So what is the project? Over the course of the next few months I will be interviewing Oklahoma climbers about their experiences with climbing in Oklahoma. Most notably will be those who established Oklahoma climbing for what it is today. This is going to be sort of an historical look at the development of climbing in the state but more than that it is meant to examine the people, the personalities, and their stories.

This is not a “climbing video,” this is a documentary. Of course, I want to feature the places, the routes, and the people together, but the point is more about the people and the unique community of climbers that has developed here.

At this time it’s too early to call this documentary anything other than an Oklahoma Climbers/Climbing documentary – but I’m sure I’ll come up with something over time.

I did my first interview (profile) today – with Russell Hooper – that’s what kicked it off. I look forward to many more interviews and a rewarding learning experience.

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