Recently I was asked by AOLs Autoblog if I'd be in a segment of their "1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die" I was referred to them by Todd Cooperider of Esoteric Auto Detailing.
After a few phone calls with the producers I was told that I was going to be featured on one of their episodes. I was flattered and super excited.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do or even how to prepare for the shoot. I did take with me some advice Mike Phillips gave me. He said for me to just be myself, and to slow down my speaking so I wouldn't studder or get tongue tied.
We filmed for over 5 hours. I went over nearly everything you would need to know on exterior detailing. It is understandable that so much got cut out but I think they did a pretty good job of "telling the story."
Seems like lots of people that watched it are actually expecting to see how to photograph your car and most of the video is about detailing it instead. The title doesn't represent the bulk of the video content. Maybe they should have recorded a separate episode just for detailing and name it, "How to create a Superior Shine."
You will notice Meguiars G110v2 and the DA Microfiber Paint Correction system in the video.
All in all it was super fun working with Jesse and Patrick and the entire filming crew. I'd do something like this again in a heart beat!
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Here I am going over the various polishers with Jesse.
In the pic we are filming and I am trying to keep from laughing. It felt weird being in front of the camera and all the fuss.
Of course very soon into the shoot I was relaxed and I had everybody laughing over one thing or another.