Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pan Ams, part three-- even more footage....

I am a little overstimulated, having been processing and rendering all the footage from the Pan. I am still not finished, in fact, and have a couple more clips to do. It's a nice problem to have. I did take a break for an hour to dig weeds in the garden-- at least it didn't rain while I was out there though I am somewhat muddy nonetheless.

If the footage on the last post wasn't enough, you have more here. First, I am so sorry I didn't get more complete matches! Here's a look-around for context. The first match you see is a glimpse of Nyjah Easton fighting Michelle Nicolini for the light featherweight women's gold. Then you see the corner where the Alliance people are cheering (who, I don't know.) Then I pan around a little so you can see some of how coaches, friends etc are reacting.

Ryan Hall, who recently got his blackbelt from Felipe Costa, v. Henrique, a top Marcelo Garcia blackbelt, in their division match-- the battle of the 50/50. You'll notice I wasn't actively filming-- just set the camera on a table and turned it on.. as a result you can't always see perfectly. Sorry!

Otavio Souza defeats Andre de Frietas in their middle-heavyweight finals match.

Gabrielle Garcia (Alliance) defeats Tammy Griego (Gracie Barra) in the heavyweight brown/black women's finals. I had to pause filming briefly in the middle so missed some of the action; finish is in part two.

Part one:

Part two:

Lightweight brown/black women's final match-- Luanna Alzuguir v. Cristiane Souza. Unfortunately I had to stop filming briefly in the middle of the match.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Kayron Gracie v. Abmar Barbosa in the men's middleweight finals... I had to move while filming, fortunately during a brief timeout while the guys adjusted their gis, so I deleted the motion-sickness-inducing-Blair Witch Project-moment, hence a brief blank spot in the middle.

Let me know what you think.


A.D. McClish said...

Wow, such great footage!! I am super jealous that you got to witness all that awesome BJJ!! Maybe next year I'll save up enough money to go!

Georgette said...

Pssh posh... do like I do. Seriously-- if you work the tournament, they let you leave early enough to get rest the night before; they obviously don't make you work right up till your match... it's a sweet deal. $100/day as ring coordinator; $80/day as scorer (which I liked because I watched matches start to finish.) Work two days as RC and your entry fee is comped. You can work 1 day, 1/2 day, 3 days, whatever.

Shaaaa, it's not like I was saving up enough money for plane tickets and whatnot! :)

About Me said...

Great footage!

Stephanie said...

That is awesome they comp you like that. If I went I would love to work the tournament... I'd want to do as much and watch as much as possible... get more bang for my buck.

The major driving force behind my wanting to go to the Pan Ams is to experience it. I love to compete too, but that would just be icing on the cake.