Ironman Triathlon 2017

I got the opportunity to work at several Ironman Triathlon events in 2017. Hired by BCC Live out of Boulder, I went to Couer d’Alene, Wisconsin, Chattanooga, Maryland, Louisville, and Florida. Working run and gun style I shot on some nice Sony gear. Race days start with a call time at 4:00am and we usually finish striking around 2:00am. BCC runs power and audio for the whole event as well as producing race day video. It’s up to our 6 man crew to strike all of BCC’s gear. It’s hard work but very fun to be out there with the Ironman athletes. The stories I’ve heard are unbelievably inspiring. For the bike, I am the solo shooter out on the course operating out of rental car. I work stay in close communication with the driver to make sure we stay safely clear of bikers while managing to get as many shots as I can. Above are highlight reels of everything I shot. Below are a few photos and all the race day videos we produced. For all of the race day videos Marcus from BCC would edit throughout the day to have them ready for a showing at breakfast the morning following.
Thanks BCC for bringing me on the crew.

Running a Sony FS7ii handheld at the finish line of Ironman Florida.
Running a Sony FS7ii handheld at the finish line of Ironman Florida.

Ironman Louisville 2017 finishing chute moments before the winners crossed. Shot on Sony A7Sii
Ironman Louisville 2017 finishing chute moments before the winners crossed. Shot on Sony A7Sii.

Sunset in Panama City Beach, FL. Fences are positioned for the start of the race. Shot on a Sony A7Sii.
Sunset in Panama City Beach, FL. Fences are positioned for the start of the race. Shot on a Sony A7Sii.

Ironman Louisville interview set-up. Iphone pic.
Ironman Louisville interview set-up. Iphone pic.

Ironman Maryland out capturing the bike course. Shot on Sony A7Sii.
Ironman Maryland out capturing the bike course. Shot on Sony A7Sii.

Ironman Chattanooga following an athlete cross the finish line.
Ironman Chattanooga following an athlete cross the finish line.

I shot this interview with Erich that was one of the most amazing things to witness a blind man finish the 140.6 mile race, setting a visually impaired Ironman record.

Below are all the race day videos I worked on as a shooter.

Hilmer Larson: A WWII Story

I shot this interview with Ray Larson in 2015 while working for the City of Edina. We interviewed several families of Military service members lost in the line of duty that are dedicated on the Edina Veterans Memorial in Minnesota. Ray is a US Army Veteran who lost his brother, Hilmer “Sunny” Larson, in WWII. This is his brother Hilmer’s story.

Shot & Edited by Matt Koskinen
Additional video by Scott Thiry
Music – WWII Songs & Sounds

2017 Demo Reel

Projects featured
Terracross Championships – Go Pro Assistant 2014, Handheld Camera Operator 2015, 2016
X-Games Aspen 2017 – Handheld Camera Operator Halfpipe and Slopestyle
TEDxEdina 2015 – Producer, Camera Operator
Concept3D – Direct, Produce, Shoot, Edit for an internal corporate video
Nature Video – Crows featured on HLN
Volleyball National Championships – Camera Operator Handheld/Sticks
Edina TV – Produce, Script, Shoot, Edit news packages for local government channel Edina TV
Music
“Enthusiast” by Tours
freemusicarchive.org/music/Tours/Enthusiast/Tours_-_Enthusiast

Camera Operator – Terracross Hay Days

In September 2016, I worked as a Camera Operator for an Echo Entertainment production in association with CBS Sports of Terracross . I was positioned next to the ‘Mystik Mangler’ feature which challenged the stock Polaris RZR 1000’s to climb a nearly vertical wall. There were a couple close calls where I jumped out of the way to be safe. Several 1-hour shows were created from the event. Here are a few of the shows in their entirety. Wouldn’t it be fun to mash around in one of these ripping machines?!

Event Web Show – 2016 US Freestyle Selections Moguls

In December 2016 I went to Winter Park Resort, Colorado to cover the 2016 US Freestyle Selections Moguls competition. My goal was to show the event from different angles including; athletes, coaches, judges, officials, and fans. I shot the event on a Wednesday and had the final video edited the following day. Delivering the final video within 24 hours of the event gained maximum exposure by capturing peoples attention while they were still thinking about the event.