Tuesday, June 2, 2009


We have an incredibly visual sport. I’m not sure that I fully appreciated how visual until picking up a video camera this year and attempting to create video shorts from each event. We need more cameras to capture all the action. This has been a lot of fun putting these clips together for these first four events. I marvel at the technology that allows you to do on a laptop computer what used to take a $250k editing suite. We’re employing some very talented videographers and will continue to improve the quality and interest of each of the postings. We’re spending a lot of effort on this project because we believe that there’s an audience for what you do. Speaking of which, the opening remarks by Chief Rich Collins of the Osceola County Fire Department were the most inspiring ever. He’s now on YouTube and will be incorporated into our newly launched TV website: FFCC.TV. Everyone needs to hear Chief Collins and we’ll do our part.

Our next step is to begin the daunting task of capturing and cataloging all of the Firefighter Combat Challenge video at one location. We invite all of you very creative amateur video producers to put a short feature together and bring it to the rest of the Challenge competitors. Watch the Hot News for details on how you can add value to our sport.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the videos!

Unknown said...

I saw the blogs on your website dated Feb 2 and June 2, 2009, and a patial quote from them, “said another way, while our Challenge competitors may have the fitness of world-class athletes, there are insufficient numbers of people in the general market to command an entrance fee. If you saw the first Firefighter Combat Challenge appearance on ESPN, I doubt that you would have been impressed. We’d like to think that we’ve come a long way. But, the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is not in a category where the viewing public will pay to attend or even pay to watch it on VOD. So how can we change that?
Also, “. . . . the daunting task of capturing and cataloging all of the Firefighter Combat Challenge video at one location.”
Well I believe we have an answer to both issues.
First I would ask you to visit our website to see how we do business. Second, since we are nearly neighbors, I live in Silver Spring and my partner lives in Laurel, we would like to sit down with you and discuss how we can provide a solution to your concerns.
Please check out our web page www.ClearSkyWebcasting.com for the details. Then call or email me to see how else we can help.

Jim Kelly

bombero said...

Why isn't the challenge in California this year? We started our team last year, but now it's really difficult to raise money for regionals and then Worlds in Florida. Hope we can make it!