Take Hold - Kati Hetrick
The first offering from the Take Hold series delves into the life of Kati Hetrick. We want to go beyond the material and discover what makes her tick.
A few words from our friend Daniel Wilson, producer of the Take Hold series for So iLL.
Although this is only my second project with So iLL, I’ve been friends with Daniel Chancellor for over 10 years. Earlier this year he asked to meet with me specifically about producing a documentary series highlighting inspiring people. His goal was to publish individuals that would counterbalance all of the negativity that’s on the Internet. Fast-forward to a few months later, and we’re releasing our first piece from the Take Hold series.
The video highlights Kati Hetrick, an athletic manager located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We spent two days shooting in the area. I’ve wanted to shoot a video at Red Rocks for the last 5 years, so this has been the opportunity of a lifetime.
I worked together with Darren Streibig on this project, another filmmaker from St. Louis, MO. We met this summer and had similar interests and goals when it came to video production. For this series we wanted a run and gun approach at the highest quality. We accomplished this by shooting with a Red Epic on a DJI Ronin Steadicam. So iLL gave us complete creative control in developing this project for them, and I feel like that translates on screen.
We will continue to encourage people to take hold and be active in staying positive. More videos are coming.