BEHIND THE SCENES Episode 1A | The Post Show

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

I wanted to give people a chance to finish watching it and not feel like they’re missing out on something over here. Bam. We’re live 47 minutes late from our usual 7:00 AM time. Kenneth. The lap just finished watching the behind the Scenes episode one. A Cole Sager segment was Chef’s Kiss. I think these first two segments are prior to any individual events, right? Yeah. That’s why one A and one B, and then we get into the Games. Bam. Fire Shit, Mario. What’s up dude? Hey, thanks for all the people who are joining up now. All I have to do is behave and not rock the boat and maybe they’ll let me come to Dickies. No spoilers. Haven’t seen it yet. Alright, well, basically how this unfolded so well is thanks to Peptides who you guys, I talk about all the time, so make sure you, if you’re going to fuck around peptides, go over there first and two.


Brain business. Crazy, crazy. Chris Cooper in the gang. Mike Worthington, the posse over there have always been so crazy supportive, asking just little to nothing of me. I can’t even think of anything. I want to say nothing. And then was nice enough to launch the State of the Industry report on the podcast in November and always give tons of free advice, answers, questions whenever he comes on the show. Just a great asset to the affiliates. And then of course, all the people who came out there obviously to film. Mariah, Caleb, Susa, Rios, Bella Hiller, Branstetter, I’m sure. And there were a ton of people who just offered to help and were just there all the time. Like Gabe, of course, Jeremy E World people who were just like, yeah, fuck it. I’ll help. Jonathan Ortega. Jonathan Ortega. Yeah. I’m going to give you a list of, Hey guys, what’s up Will?


What’s up? I’m going to give a list of, these are the people I saw in there who had a larger than just passing role in it. These are the people I saw. Nicole Christensen, Dave Castro, bill Hegar, Katie Henneger, Mike Ray, Bethany Flores, that coach, the Asian girl coach from training. Think Tank. What’s her name? Purey. Perrin. Perrin. Shit. Sorry, Perrin. Close. It’s close. What’s the guy’s name? Who’s the Patrick Flanagan? What’s the guy’s name? Who’s the liaison between HQ and US Media guys? He hung out with us. Chris. Oh, Chris Flanagan. Mulligan. Mulligan, Chris. Is that right guys? Madigan. Chris Madigan. Madigan. Chris Madigan. Thank Cool dude.


Cool dude. I don’t even like those kind of people. He was cool as shit. I don’t like the liaison people, but he was awesome. He was great. He was always there for us. Dawn Fall, Michelle Bass, Abigail Dome, Emily Rolf, Paige Za, Bailey Rail, Alex ign, Luke Parker, Lazar ic, Lillian Fuentes who was works for hq, but she was like my homie back in the days. My filming homie. I loved working with her, but you get to see her. Interview someone, I can’t remember who you get to see the Master’s event begins. You get to see a bunch of masters’ athletes including some interviews with Brian Wilson. He’s a 60 plus masters’ athlete and a good interview with David. Hi and Steele. Greg Hammond from concept two is in it. Yellow, Hosty Hosta, David Sharun, Patrick Vellner, Justin Madero, just a little bit of Justin Noah. Great man. Fucking what a stud. Noah would be a great camera guy. He’s just there to make people feel good. Don Pepper, James Sprague, Jason Hopper, Sam Quant, Jake, Douglas, Borman, Carl Goodmanson, Cole, Sager, Annie, Thor’s daughter, Colton Merton, Spencer Panche, Roman and Rosa. Brent, OWS. Brent was great. Johnny Mack and Nick. Matthew. Just to name a few of the people who had notable, like you got to hear talk and shit and hang out, man, we worked our ass off there.


Holy shit. Hey, how much of all the footage that you had will not including B-roll? How much didn’t make it in?

Will Branstetter (04:30):

I don’t know, on those first episodes, but honestly not a ton. There was, well every interview, a lot of the interviews made it in, but a lot of times it was just a chunk of it. So the first time we went through all the footage, we’d mark out what chunk of the interview we wanted to use. So we looked through all the footage first, made the marks, and then went back in the timelines and started dropping in those segments in and then cut from there.

Sevan Matossian (04:55):

Do you cut off half their head because you’re short? Just a shitty cameraman. Just a shitty camera guy. He’s letting me know he’s engaged long as a fucking ride. Just obsessed with chests. You know what’s funny? It’s so cool that you say that though, because in the early years people would be like, Hey dude, that’s so disrespectful the way you focus on chick’s, tits. I’m like, shut the fuck up. I don’t even know what I’m doing. I’m talking to people and trying to fucking hold a camera back the fuck off. So I appreciate you Heidi saying, recognizing it’s because I suck and not, I’m never looking at anyone’s T while I’m filming. It’s fucking insane. Whatcha whatcha talking about? But thank you Heidi. I appreciate you. Yeah, it’s just shitty camera work. I think Will said it in the comments the other day. He’s all man, he’s all, we’ve got a lot of chest in here.

Will Branstetter (05:44):

He’s just letting you know who’s tall.

Sevan Matossian (05:46):

Yeah. It’s like damn

Will Branstetter (05:48):

Perspective. You

Caleb Beaver (05:49):

Probably focus better on Shrunk and yellow hosted than anybody else, which is actually kind of hilarious.

Sevan Matossian (05:54):

The irony that they’re the two tallest guys. Hey, is Rios coming in?

Will Branstetter (05:59):


Sevan Matossian (06:04):

When we filmed this originally, we didn’t have a plan to edit, right? That came along. You and Rios came along. We knew we were going to get the footage and come home. What was kind of funny, right? People were like, Hey, when is this going to be done? And I was thinking to myself, holy shit, maybe it’s never going to be done. Maybe never. Who knows? Look. Oh, there he is. There’s Rios.

Will Branstetter (06:23):


Sevan Matossian (06:24):

What’s up, dude? No,

Patrick Rios (06:26):

What’s up?

Sevan Matossian (06:27):

Hey, Rios, when did you know that you and Will were going to be doing the edit? That was after we came back, right?

Patrick Rios (06:33):

Yeah, just when I realized that I needed help,

Sevan Matossian (06:36):

But no, but I mean even before when we were at the games had already been Had we already talked and you were going to edit?

Patrick Rios (06:44):


Sevan Matossian (06:44):

Oh, okay.

Patrick Rios (06:46):

I just asked who was doing it. You said, I don’t know yet. I said, can I do it?

Sevan Matossian (06:49):

Yeah. And we had that conversation at the games.

Patrick Rios (06:52):


Sevan Matossian (06:53):

Okay, good. Yeah, I felt like it was very, everything just came together between two brain business helping and peptides helping and CrossFit giving us the access and then all of a sudden we got there we’re like, we need someone to edit. And then Patrick offered up to edit and Mariah was going to offer it up to edit too, but she got crazy busy. And then at some point, Patrick, didn’t you say, Hey, can I get Will to help me? Yeah, for sure. And then Will came in.

Patrick Rios (07:24):

That was probably halfway through maybe.

Will Branstetter (07:26):

Yeah, October maybe.

Sevan Matossian (07:29):

And Will, is this the first thing you’ve ever project is this, you’re just all self-taught and the first thing you’ve ever done?

Will Branstetter (07:38):

I’ve done all the self-made training, YouTube stuff that I filmed myself, but it’s the first thing I’ve ever worked on that I didn’t do it. Every single piece of everything I’ve ever done. I filmed, I edited, I colored, I did everything

Sevan Matossian (07:52):

At any point. Were either of you guys overwhelmed? I mean, 15 episodes is a lot.

Will Branstetter (07:57):

Yeah, I think there’s a lot to learn from a collaboration perspective that makes the process really hard whenever you’re trying to, because we’re both working on projects at the same time, having to share tons of files back and forth. In the first episode, you see all the Instagram pictures and stuff. I’m the one that’s publishing and exporting the video. So Patrick has to transfer every single Instagram screenshot to me, so then I can link the project file to my version of all those images, every file, every lower third graphic, all the intro L one open video. So we definitely had a lot to learn on the collaboration of how does that work on the team projects. I think most of what Patrick and I have done is mainly we have shot and edited our own stuff,

Sevan Matossian (08:47):

And then next time if we get another shot at this next time it’ll be faster.

Will Branstetter (08:52):


Sevan Matossian (08:52):

Would you guys do it again? Would you guys want to do it again?

Will Branstetter (08:55):

A hundred percent.

Patrick Rios (08:57):

A hundred percent. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (08:58):

Yeah. Hey, go like this. Up and down like this, Patrick. Yeah, when you do that, it sounds like someone’s scratching something out. I like it. It’s a nice sound effect. No, no, it’s good. No, it’s good. I like the sound. It’s good.

Patrick Rios (09:09):

Probably the hood.

Sevan Matossian (09:12):

Fiona Holloway. I have her book, one of the only hair colored people that I like. No judgment. Oh, the exception to the rule judge. Safe space judgment. Freezing.

Will Branstetter (09:21):

That is a nice color. It’s subtle.

Sevan Matossian (09:23):

Yeah, she’s cool as shit. Cotton candy. She’s a texting buddy. Yeah. Why the EV at the boobs? What are the Oh yeah. Oh, that’s nice. Good. Fine. Quickly. Yeah, she’s cool as shit. She got a book out. I bought her book. It’s not in audio though, so I haven’t read it. Why the EV at the boobs? What’s ev?

Will Branstetter (09:46):

I don’t know. Remember there’s going to have to talk down to us.

Sevan Matossian (09:48):

I didn’t even, what’s crazy is when I’m watching it, I didn’t even see any boobs or chest. I just see, I didn’t even see

Will Branstetter (09:57):

Ramble. I asked about the slog three and that might be an interesting point. Is that in the first couple days? Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (10:03):

If you want to lose viewers and listeners, go ahead. This is

Will Branstetter (10:05):

A quick shout out to Mariah. Mariah colored the footage and in the first couple days there was probably four different color profiles going on to mix altogether to make it look like there was one. So shout out Mariah on that.

Sevan Matossian (10:18):

We’ll never be doing that again. We’re just shooting in whatever Sony says is there. Hey, the picture did look tremendous. The footage looks crazy. The FX three is just nuts. Well, actually what’s crazy is that’s the A seven S3, right? We haven’t even seen the FX three yet. And

Will Branstetter (10:35):

What’s crazy is that the original footage, I mean Mariah did a really good job of coloring it because there was a lot of exposure and stuff, issues that she fixed,

Sevan Matossian (10:43):

Which is cool. Oh yeah. I was all, because you know what happened? I was shooting flat and I didn’t even know what the fuck I was looking at. Good job, Mariah.

Will Branstetter (10:49):

That’s what Rios and I were talking. As soon as Mariah gets to the FX three footage, it’s going to be way easier because the S3 and all the color profiles were crazy.

Patrick Rios (10:59):

I had apologized to Mariah a couple times for having to fuck with so many different color profiles. We were all shooting in different ones for whatever reason. And she said she was used to your shooting style sivan, which she quoted as overexposed and out of focus

Sevan Matossian (11:17):

And just of chests. She can bring heads in. Yes, I get it. In focus and in exposure. That’s good. All right. That’s awesome. Magic God.

Will Branstetter (11:26):

And I guess on this episode, Mariah’s not even there yet. Something to note,

Sevan Matossian (11:32):

Right? Oh yeah. She didn’t get in until Thursday or

Will Branstetter (11:35):

Something. Yeah, so you guys will see the progress of when the team shows up.

Sevan Matossian (11:39):

Vittorio a color profile is very inclusive. Sev. Yeah. See this conversation transcends black,

Will Branstetter (11:45):

White, red, yellow.

Sevan Matossian (11:46):

Yeah. Hey, anything. Not make it anything. You guys were editing. You’re like, oh shit. If people heard seon that or Dave say that or Don say that, that shit’s their toast. Canceled. Ola any, you’d pull anything out yet?

Will Branstetter (12:03):

I think there’s definitely one section that is going to be interesting to see whenever Dave gets to that episode of what he approves.

Sevan Matossian (12:12):

What has Dave approved up to now? He’s approved up to five.

Will Branstetter (12:16):

Yeah, I think so.

Sevan Matossian (12:18):

And you sent me six and seven, so I sent him six and seven too. But those two aren’t approved

Will Branstetter (12:23):

Yet. He’s approved up to part five, which is six episodes because the one, the first one we split in half, but he approved the full thing.

Sevan Matossian (12:30):

I like how we did that. That’s going to make it really confusing when people talk about it. People are going to be like, did you see episode three? And they’ll be like, well, do you mean episode four or two or which one? That’s cool. I like it. How one has an A and B. It makes us seem like we’re sophisticated.

Will Branstetter (12:43):

It’s provocative. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (12:44):


Will Branstetter (12:46):

It actually worked out really nice, and I don’t know if you planned this, but part one A has a big focus on Dave and the one that’s coming Wednesday has a lot of interviews with Boz, so you can look forward to that, but it actually worked out really cool. You don’t see Boz at all in this first one, I don’t think. And then the second one is what Boz was doing on the same day. So it’s actually really cool.

Sevan Matossian (13:10):

I watched all the episodes on 80 or 85 inch TV and it played so fucking well. I don’t know how it plays on a phone or on a small screen, but it played so good big. It played so good.

Will Branstetter (13:23):

It plays great on a phone. I watched, I reviewed it for maybe the seventh time last night after I did the final export again at 1:00 AM and I watched it on my phone. I was like before bed to make sure it was good.

Sevan Matossian (13:38):

Eventually the shows start to get some montages in them too, right? There ends up being some, you start seeing some of the actually athletic performances in between the interviews. We’ll see the guys moving in slow motion with cheap royalty-free music and shit.

Patrick Rios (13:53):

I’ve watched every single behind the scenes from past years. Wow. There’s never been this much B-roll coverage.

Sevan Matossian (14:00):

Oh, awesome. Okay.

Patrick Rios (14:01):

Three minute montages of the events, but then I’d say all but maybe two interviews per episode to have B roll layered over the interviews. Slowmo one 20.

Sevan Matossian (14:16):

Oh, that’s going to be awesome. Even the B roll you had of just the masters women pulling on the rower was pretty cool. Just that slow-mo shot. Just a static slow-mo of them pulling on the rower is cool to see. At that bike event was where for those of you over the years have watched my relationship with Karin? I had been, even before I knew I was going to do the behind the scenes, I wanted to bury the hatchet with Karin. So I had reached out to Matt O’Keefe and I said, Hey, do you think maybe she could come on the podcast for 10 or 15 minutes? I’ll keep it super chill. I’ll keep it very superficial. Tell her congratulations for making the games, whatever. I just didn’t want the negativity in my life. And he said, absolutely. And he talked to her and he said, yeah, she’ll do it.


Blah, blah, blah. And then as the behind the scenes came, I reached out to him again and I was like, Hey dude, it looks like I’m going to do the behind the scenes. I want to make sure that I’m not in no way fucking with her being there. So if she has some sort of boundaries or rules she wants me to follow, let me know. I don’t want to fuck with her performance. He’s like, Nope, all good. She says she’s going to come on the podcast. Her and I had started texting back and forth a little bit and we didn’t ever schedule a time with Susa, but right there at that bike event was the first time I saw her and I had to make a decision to pull her aside and talk to her or leave her alone, but kind of step into the awkward space and see if everything’s cool, move forward.


And so I waited until she was with Annie so that there would be two of them together. So we had a witness and then her best friend was there, so maybe she would feel even safer so that I would be in the lesser position. And as they walked away from that biking event, I approached them and I didn’t have the camera on. I couldn’t remember if I had the camera on or not, but we had a good talk there. That was the first time I talked to her. I talked to her for probably a good 10 minutes there and it was good. It was just right away. We were both present for the conversation and it was good.

Matthew Souza (16:15):

What was your approach when you came up to her? Did she embrace you right away or did she give you the half turn and make you make the first move? Or was there eye contact? No,

Sevan Matossian (16:21):

She was good. It was was like we docked, you know what I mean? Two ships came and docked together. We locked in. There was no, she showed no fear. She showed no apprehensiveness. It was like, Hey, let’s get at it. And we just got at it. Maybe we even hugged, you know what I mean? But it was just like two humans and we just got at it still. Wait, what’s this? Nice, but you still owe us an apology. What did I do to you? I don’t really apologize.

Will Branstetter (16:55):

Selective reading. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (16:59):

What do you mean? What did, did I miss?

Matthew Souza (17:02):

I dunno. But apparently you owe Judy a

Sevan Matossian (17:04):

Apologies. No, no. Judy or Jody, I’ll apologize to you. I’ll send you some toothpaste when it comes out.

Will Branstetter (17:10):

Jody, I’m so sorry. Whatever he did to you, I apologize.

Matthew Souza (17:16):

We just want to take this time, make sure we apologize.

Sevan Matossian (17:19):

Is this Patrick Guy? Hi.

Matthew Souza (17:22):

He was in Colorado.

Sevan Matossian (17:24):

Slinky always Mike. Yes, yes. Alright, there you go.

Will Branstetter (17:29):

Seon. How early on in this first day or when did you feel like you were back on the saddle? Comfortable.

Sevan Matossian (17:36):

It was quick to be honest with you. So I never watched the podcast back and the whole time that I watched the behind the scenes, I can’t stand myself. I feel when I’m listening to myself ask the whole time, I think I’m just bugging the athletes when I’m there. I’m having a blast and I don’t think I’m bothering ’em at all and I feel no insecurity and I’m just high as a kite. I’m just so happy. But when I’m watching it in hindsight, I’m like, dude, go sit down. You know what I mean? I’m just, I don’t know that not comfortable. I have not gotten comfortable watching myself


At all. But when I’m there, it happened really quick. I knew it was bizarre. I didn’t expect, I didn’t expect for it to happen really quick. I was like, oh, this is going to be tough. It was always tough even before when I was a regular doing the behind the scenes, the first few days were always tough. I interviewed and I really was uncomfortable interviewing the females. They were more difficult for me to engage and I didn’t feel any of that this year. This year the boys and the girls were the same to me. The men and women were the same. It was cool. Hey, how much do you think

Matthew Souza (18:50):

The athlete interviews leading up to that helped with that or made it worse?

Sevan Matossian (18:53):

A ton. A ton. I didn’t even think about that until you just said that a ton. How many did we interview? 50 athletes before the games?

Matthew Souza (19:00):

Yeah. And it was funny because a couple of the athletes that I don’t think you would’ve had any interaction with Yellow Hoste and some of those guys that were coming over. Normally you wouldn’t have ever had to talk to ’em, but there’s already a warm embrace. You’ve already spent about an hour, 45 minutes with each of ’em on the podcast.

Sevan Matossian (19:15):

There’s some that I’m just crazy fond of too that I really like Paige Za when she was on the show. I’m really fond of her. Shelby Neil. When I see them, I’m just immediately comforted by their presence. Who else was kind of weird? Who I’m comforted by their presence. This is going to fucking so weird. He’s never been on the show and it is awkward between us. But Kowski, whenever he was so cool, whenever I was in his presence, he’s so fucking chill. He got great all those. He got great great chill

Patrick Rios (19:52):

Vibe. There’s a moment in one of the later episodes where he pulls you over.

Sevan Matossian (19:55):


Patrick Rios (19:56):

Talk to you like him and a bunch of other big dudes are all hanging out shirtless watching the event and he’s like, Hey, do you want to learn about sled poles or something or sled push?

Sevan Matossian (20:04):

And did I walk away

Patrick Rios (20:06):

Talking? No, no, you walked up. It was probably like a 20 minute clip that I had to cut down, but he just chatted about everything he knew about sled pushes

Sevan Matossian (20:15):

For when I was four minutes on the last day. He was by himself and I was under the coliseum and he saw me and he did this really nice gesture like, Hey, it’s okay to enter my space. He was by himself. It was after the games. It shit’s tense. And at the same time I had to go somewhere else and I was so fucking bummed. I kept second guessing myself that I made the wrong decision not to hang out with him. Then not only to get the footage with him, but to sort of build a relationship with him so me and him could sort of understand each other better. How we’re both, yeah, I fucked that up. But that’s good. Okay, good. So you saw us getting along under there. You saw us getting along on the show.

Patrick Rios (20:59):

Yeah, for sure. And then a lot of the newer people, I guess you can’t yet, you haven’t seen it, but you can feel them become more comfortable with you over the weekend.

Sevan Matossian (21:09):


Patrick Rios (21:09):

That’s cool. They hang out and they chat for longer. They are more excited when you walk up for sure.

Sevan Matossian (21:15):

Daniel Arnon Seon. You broke my heart for making me wait so long. But good for you for charging the art you charging for. Thank you. Am I high? But good for you for charging for the art you create. Yeah. I mean, here’s the thing. This is just an experiment like, hey, let’s see if we can get 5,000 subscribers and make a hundred grand a month and make tons of content and build it and invest in real estate and get rich. Stop doing this shit.

Will Branstetter (21:48):

Buy houses.

Sevan Matossian (21:49):

Wait, did I say that last part? Noah was great. You guys saw entry with him was fantastic. That’s how he’s always been to me. I really wish he would come on the show more. Great guy. Oh, this Instagram thing. Are we going to start putting out clips for, I was thinking about giving Instagram clips to these people in the audience too. We did last time. Send them a Google Drive. Are we going to do that or are we giving clips to CrossFit? I mean, I don’t know if they want to promote it, I don’t care. I would like them to promote it, but no pressure to them. But are we giving them a Google Drive? What are we doing with other people to let other people help us promote this if they want?

Matthew Souza (22:39):

Yeah, I’ve been chugging the cock of CrossFit for the last three weeks. You’ve called me out every time. We better get,

Sevan Matossian (22:44):

I noticed a little.

Speaker 6 (22:46):

Yeah, little schmutz.

Matthew Souza (22:49):

Well hopefully we get the same treatment as the buttery dudes doers and the other man bun because that would be awesome. I do believe they all got emails sent out to everybody saying that their behind the scenes was up, didn’t they?

Sevan Matossian (23:03):

Oh, that’s cool. They did. Hey.

Will Branstetter (23:07):

And I think too, we’ll build for sure throughout this and then make sure we’re building up promotional content for when it goes public as well.

Sevan Matossian (23:15):

Yeah, CrossFit can also wait to promote it until it’s free, right? Yeah. So vindicate, they might do that.

Will Branstetter (23:22):

That would be my guess.

Sevan Matossian (23:23):

But what about Cliffs now? Are we going to start on Wednesday? Maybe? Will we have during this show, will we have an IG reel we can share with people that they can be the first to post?

Patrick Rios (23:36):

For sure.

Sevan Matossian (23:37):

Yeah. What are you laughing at? Will

Will Branstetter (23:41):

I just waiting to see if Rios is going to respond.

Sevan Matossian (23:45):

Yeah. Given Rios Sam Maritime

Speaker 6 (23:48):

Was that

Sevan Matossian (23:53):

Pretty much as I’m watching all of that, I remember everything, but there was one thing that happened in there that I cannot fucking remember for the life of me. And when I gave Nick Matthew that bar.

Matthew Souza (24:05):


Sevan Matossian (24:06):

I do not remember doing that at all.

Patrick Rios (24:09):

I cut some of that out.

Sevan Matossian (24:10):

You did cut some of that out.

Patrick Rios (24:12):

Yeah. He said he was hungry and he didn’t have anything on him. So you gave him one of those Quest bars and then he turns to you and he’s like, I’m surprised you even have this. He said something along the lines of quick in a pinch, he kept throwing it back at you. He couldn’t believe that you would even touch that.

Sevan Matossian (24:29):

I would eat one of those plastic bars. They’re so good. It’s like my favorite thing about going to events like that is taking shitty bar food and these Listerine strips. So I don’t remember giving that to him, but when I was watching that, I was thinking, I wonder if that’s, you’re not supposed to feed the seagulls at the beach. I wonder if that’s like, you’re not supposed to feed the athletes

Matthew Souza (24:53):

Like three more athletes come up after that and you’re like, oh shit, get away guys.

Sevan Matossian (24:57):

Or if there was something like unethical, it was like cheating. I gave one, it had

Patrick Rios (25:01):

Steroids in it.

Sevan Matossian (25:03):

I wasn’t even thinking wasn’t edible steroids wasn’t that, but just I gave one of those bars to Ben Smith also.

Patrick Rios (25:11):

Is that why he hurt his knee?

Sevan Matossian (25:13):

No diarrhea. He hurt his knee and they were taking him away in a cart. And I was like, oh dude, are you hungry or something? And he goes, actually I

Patrick Rios (25:20):

Am gave to it to rehab.

Sevan Matossian (25:22):

So I gave one. Yeah.

Will Branstetter (25:23):

And then you gave him a CI Peptides business card

Speaker 6 (25:28):


Sevan Matossian (25:28):

I shoulda have

Will Branstetter (25:30):

This could fix your knee.

Matthew Souza (25:31):

Hey, so when you’re walking up to these people, how does that work? Do you have the camera already rolling? Do you come up to them and first ask, Hey, could I ask you a couple questions as you’re walking up into the scene? Not once you’re there and the camera’s already rolling.

Patrick Rios (25:45):

I can answer that for you. The camera’s rolling the entire day.

Sevan Matossian (25:50):


Patrick Rios (25:50):


Sevan Matossian (25:52):

Rios has some pent up aggression. He wants to get out lifting up people.

Patrick Rios (25:57):

Hey, if everyone’s going to ask why it took so long to get it out, this is probably part of the reason every single clip starts not horizontal but vertical because the camera was hit record while it’s dangling on the ground. There’s like 30 seconds to a minute of just the ground and then it pulls up to their face.

Will Branstetter (26:18):

We hit the punch in numbers to the rotate setting lots of times to rotate it from vertical to horizontal.

Sevan Matossian (26:24):

Hey, so that’s something we need to learn, right? Next year we need to, or next, I guess if we go to Carson here in a couple months, we got to lock it off. So it’s always horizontal horizon. Horizontal. Yeah. There’s got to be a way to do that.

Will Branstetter (26:42):

Every starts like this and ends with thank you fist bump.

Sevan Matossian (26:47):

That’s awesome. When he says every clip,

Patrick Rios (26:49):

It was just the ones in the Savon folder for whatever reason.

Sevan Matossian (26:56):

Hey, that can be a good montage. Just a shitload of fist bumps. My memory of it is that I’m really cool and I just walk up to people and talk to people. But when I watch it, it’s just this dude with an awkward laugh who’s trying to get conversation going with people who don’t want to have conversation. I think that they’re in the same, here’s what I think about the athletes, and maybe I’m totally wrong and I know I’m totally wrong about people like Josh Bridges or people like that who just really want to engage, but I feel like they’re in the same position I’m in. They don’t want to do it, but they know this has to be done and so they do it. But after you get over that initial, those two thoughts, you can actually get into a flow with people and it becomes fun. But they’re focused on what they’re doing, so they don’t really want to talk. And that your job is, is to get them to talk, but you don’t want to interrupt them from what they’re focus. And yet both of you are going to do it anyway. But sometimes you can start over as the days go on, you can build a relationship with people. So then they start to learn how to use you. By use you, I mean use you to help themselves calm down. They start to feel more and more comfortable around you.


And I got that with a lot of the athletes and then other athletes. I didn’t get that with Justin Maderis. I didn’t get that with him at all. I don’t even know if I spoke to him at all. I did speak to him.

Patrick Rios (28:26):

Yeah, it was an interesting dynamic because I think a lot of the athletes felt like there was an abundance of media there, right? Yeah. So everyone wanted interviews, especially with the buddy Bros and Craig and us. It was like they would come off the floor and immediately three cameras would be on there probably asking the same questions. And there’s one interview that you did with Justin, it might be the only one where he was finishing and he’s walking off the floor and he’s like, you asked him, what do you think about all the media that’s around? And he said, it’s a lot. And he goes, I just wish people would ask better questions because it gets kind of boring to say the same thing over and over again.

Sevan Matossian (29:07):

And then I said, how big’s your junk?

Patrick Rios (29:09):


Sevan Matossian (29:09):

Yeah. Hey, the thing, here’s what Justin, something really weird happened before the games. I think he was on Pedro’s podcast, but he was on a podcast and someone said, Hey, what if Savon approaches you at the games? And he said basically like, Hey, if he asks me something weird, I’ll knock him out or something. And I think he was kind of joking, not joking. And at that point I was like, well, at the games I’m pretty fucking respectful and chill and I keep everything light and kind of let them dictate. But at that point I realized this guy doesn’t really want to be interviewed by me. Who are you talking about? Did you say Justin made Justin Maderis Before the games, Justin Madeira did an interview and someone asked him a question about me approaching him. And I got the vibe from him from watching that interview that he didn’t want to fuck with me at the game. So I just gave.

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