Category Archives: Golf Videography
James Patterson is one of the most-published authors alive. About one in four of all hardcover novels in the suspense/thriller category were penned by Patterson, it was estimated in 2011. Author of the famous Alex Cross, Michael Bennett and Women’s Murder Club series, Patterson has written more best sellers than most authors could ever dream of. He’s been called the busiest man in publishing, so it was truly an honor that he gave Cy Cyr and I a few hours of his time to not only take his portrait, but also talk to us about his golf addiction.
Patterson has had multiple holes in one over the years, and he happened to get two in the month of June alone. Pretty remarkable for anyone, much less an amateur golfer and professional writer. Check out our quick interview in which Patterson elaborates on his recent golf exploits at Trump International Golf Club West Palm and Emerald Dunes Golf Club.
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I decided to make a quick Christmas card in video format for my business in 2012. CSK Creative had done quite a bit of work for Golf Digest, so it seemed fitting to make it a golf theme, and since I was heading up to Wisconsin to see my family, everything came together pretty well. The whole video was shot on the iPhone 4s, with post production graphics done in Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro. I used a pole saw on a cordless drill and a chisel to make the cup.
The other day a friend of mine from Winter Park, FL and I went to the historic Winter Park Country Club after work to get in a quick round of nine holes. This course is perfect because it’s about a half mile from my office and in summer it’s about $8 to play nine holes of golf. Whenever you can golf on a course that’s well-maintained and it’s just over $1 a hole, you know you’re getting a crazy deal.
Jason kept trying trick shots ala Bubba Watson at the 2012 Masters, but missing horribly. “Craig, you see that little slice of life in the middle of the clump of trees? I’m going straight through it with a light fade so I can get on the left side of the green and miss those four bunkers.” Whack! The ball slices off the toe of the club and hits the crook of a tree, almost killing an old lady and giving Jason the lie you see in the photo below. God bless him for trying.
Also, it’s important to note that there were fire ants at the base of the tree. No joke. I barely got the photo because Jason had to run in and swing as quick as possible so he didn’t die at the teeth of these giant rhino ants. Because I’m a golf videographer, I really should have had my camera; it would have been way easier and more entertaining to grab the video instead of the photo.
This tree is a Winter Park icon and every golfer lucky enough to get out after work sees it bathed in beautiful sunset light. I take a picture of it every round.