For more then a year now, I have been following the Real Life Superhero's of Seattle around, capturing their nightly activities. Here are a few projects my footage has been used for.
A blog dedicated to the events on the street. To read more click here.
In the Press
On October 10, 2011 I woke to news trucks in my lawn, countless missed calls from reporters, and hundreds of e-mails asking permission to use my video. Although took me a couple of minutes to figure out what was going on, I would have never expected that it was the beginning of one of the longest and most interesting weeks I have ever lived. Below are a few of the links for interviews I have done, or places this story can be seen.
Over the Summer of 2011, National Geographic came up to Seattle to patrol and talk with Phoenix Jones. Below is the trailer for the show that aired on January 3, 2012.
Some footage that I have shot over the past year was included in this episode.
OTHER Stories written about the incident under the viaduct:
The Journal - Dublin
Heroes in the Night
NY Daily news
John Curley Show
Recently my footage continues to be used:
The Capital Account (25 minutes in)
And many many more
If you are a member of the press or just someone who is interested, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Belltown NYE Shooting
On New Years Eve, Phoenix Jones and crew were patrolling in Belltown when shots rang out in the alley between Bell and Blanchard. SPD were extremely fast to respond and were able to apprehend the suspect within minutes.
Motor Mouth, a RLSH and the leader of a group called the Nor-Cal Protectorate, had come up from Oakland to join Phoenix Jones and the RCSM.
David Nelson wrote this about the incident on his blog associated with the SeattlePI. Click here for the STORY.
A Stabbing in Belltown
A month after the world turned to watch Phoenix break up a brawl under the viaduct, they turn their attention again to Seattle's Superhero. However, this time is drastically different. The police officer who arrested Phoenix arrested a man accused of stabbing someone in Belltown, and the police showed a lot of respect for Phoenix and the other superheroes on the scene. Below is the video that shows what happened that night.
For more information check out my Patrol Log.
Under the Viaduct
When I began filming Real Life Superheroes, I used a steady cam rig, had audio equipment, and took my time framing shots. Over these past eight months, equipment has been broken in altercations and I have realized that the weight of the rig slows me down. When Phoenix Jones takes off after a criminal, it takes a lot of power to try to keep up. The night of this event was one of my first nights with only a camera. Although so much more happened this night, only one video and one story has captured the world. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend checking it out.
WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES AND LANGUAGE
This video and my current involvement with superheroes is not part of any documentary film being made in Seattle or around the country.
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Ryan McNamee Productions (c)2011