When I first envisioned The Itinerant Printer project, I knew that I’d have the opportunity to meet so many new people and see so many new places, but one thing that I didn’t envision is that it would bring me closer to old friends. I’ve been working for the past month and a half on a pitch video with my friend Nate Peracciny, who I’ve known for almost 20 years. We’re the kind of friends that don’t need to talk much (although Nate rarely stops talking) to understand one another, and it’s that kind of tacit trust that’s required when you give someone the creative license to manifest your vision visually. At times we bickered, but in the end, Nate put together a solid video that really expresses the motive, the goal, and the essence of the project, and for that, I’m really grateful.
Here’s to shooting the same skate sequence twenty times in a row; here’s to driving around country roads listening to Radar Love ten times in a row; here’s to repeating myself six ways to Sunday but saying it slightly different every time; here’s to the hours of footage left on the cutting room floor; and finally, here’s to laughing and joking our way through most of it.