Tucker's story is a bit more complicated to work with than Mike and Zack's. This is just the first portion, and it is without the true end to this sequence where Tucker talks about winning. I can already see a couple of places I can shave down, but I think it's pretty watchable and all came together in a burst yesterday and today.
There's a tone shift with Tucker, and I hope the way I edited it does justice to the send off "It's not about the money, it's about the competition." This definitely wouldn't have worked without the music. It sails us through the middle of the rodeo and helps a lot with the more difficult segments to edit. Competition is not only aesthetically difficult to piece together, but just simply getting the information across to the audience is a lot harder than the previous stories.
How does it feel? I'd like to know your thoughts. I know it's not as directly emotionally engaging as Mike and Zack, but as Tucker's various segments come together I think there will be a nice balance between his story and the other's featured so far.
From here, we'll do a loop backwards in time. Tucker's going to talk about his switch from cowboy to english jumper, then we'll get his back story, and then his story will continue forward. From there (I think) we'll go into Mule Days itself.
We leave on Thursday morning. I'll wait to post a comprehensive version until closer to this year's Mule Days, since I have a few days to do some touch up work. The next thing I post will be the version that we'll bring to Bishop this year to show various town and rodeo leaders.