A few weeks back I was able to reconnect and work with friends whom I've known since childhood. The interesting piece of working with my old friends is that the majority of them are Latvian and we all speak the language. While I don't often have Latvian language speakers in my daily life, for a week, I did. In order to be inclusive of the entire crew, we limited the Latvian during shooting, but bantering with each other is more fun in Latvian. The project was a TV pilot. I took on the role of Field Producer. In the past year, this has been a role I have stepped into more and more. When shooting adventure focused content I feel really comfortable guiding folks around and managing the situation. Combine that with an eye for details and camera angles and voila I'm field producing. I was also able to step into camera work as we were shooting a lot of varied Go Pro and Osmo X5 angles. Having a couple of exclusive product sponsors gave me the opportunity to shoot still photographs as well. Lastly, I was finally able to bring the new Mercedes 4x4 Sprinter on the road in a production capacity. Being able to have a camera truck provided a great working space. We were dragging around a lot of gear and two big camera packages. The 75lb Arri system mounted well into the rig to be able to shoot car to car shots. The van is now rentable for production. I will always come with the van as a driver at the very least and more if you need.