It’s hard to believe my team and I finished producing the third season of The SLICE, a behind-the-scenes mini-documentary style series on the Houston Dynamo’s MLS preseason. I am proud to see this series grow and push the boundaries of sports storytelling since day one.
The behind-the-scenes mini-documentary series covers the Houston Dynamo’s historic playoff run. It was an exciting, unique approach to the established preseason series that told comprehensive and emotional storylines.
Just a few days after the residual storms of Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Texas, and the Third Coast, I sat down with Dynamo and Dash athletes to reflect on their experiences during the storm. This was an incredibly emotional piece from interview to post-production, but the players’ heartfelt bytes successfully emoted the mood of being in Houston during this natural disaster.
After producing the first-of-its-kind video series behind MLS preseason last year, The SLICE Season 2 is finally here. The tone will be different as we attempt to authentically showcase the storylines of the 2017 Houston Dynamo squad, but I am confident the behind-the-scenes value will remain.
The SLICE Season 2 Episode 1
This five-part mini-documentary series takes viewers on a unique, behind-the-scenes journey during the Houston Dynamo 2016 preseason.
The idea to create this series developed over the off-season and became my pride and joy as I led the charge as the executive producer. Myself and one other videographer conceptualized, shot, edited and produced the project under tight deadlines, publishing one episode each week of preseason leading into the 2016 home opener.
I am extremely proud of this project. The athletes opened up to us throughout the filming process and created a great rapport, enabling them to further develop their media skills, and thus allowing the video team to better showcase their personalities and eventually pose the more sensitive questions. We gained their trust – and that took the storylines to a great new level.