Marathon (Texas Music Documentary, Episode 11)

Kirk Thurmond delivers the truth about why he left Abilene Christian College and never looked back. Nicolette Goode hauntingly performs "Marathon," another one of my favorite performances from the five years I worked on the show. 

The Texas music landscape has produced some of the most inspiring singers and songwriters ever. Legends we've all heard of. Now there's a new breed of talent out there on the same journey. Working the same roads, clicking off the same miles in a car, a van, if they're lucky, a plane. Musical poets living the troubadour life. The good gigs, the bad gigs, the all-night diners. Taking their music to any audience who's willing to listen. 

We want to take you on a journey - a journey into the lives of some of those singers and songwriters working today where the drive to perform never ends. Where passions live and die and rise again. 

And you can answer for yourself: What does it take to be a real troubadour? 

This is part of a documentary series that I worked on as a photographer, videographer and social media strategist. On the show we went behind the scenes & follow Texas-based singer-songwriters living the Troubadour life.

While I was part of the production team for the entire run of the show, I was just one of a half dozen or so videographers who contributed. A note to my fellow internet content creators: one particularly interesting element of this documentary is the gear I used as one of the videographers on the show. For all the content I currently shoot, I use a variety of enthusiast level cameras from GoPros to Canon Point & Shoots to Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. You can see all the current gear I use here.

The primary cameras I used on this shoot were Canon 7D DSLRs. Look at this episode and leave a comment about what you think about the overall production quality of this piece with the 7D and GoPros mixed into shots from the other videographers using professional cinema cameras.