Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mind Games, Flatout Buddy, Inspiration and an Aussie Giveaway


Alexandra from the Syndicate Media Group sent over a press release for Nike's recent release of Casey Neistat's new short movie 'Mind Games'. Written years ago when Casey first started running, this 2.5 minute short explores the mind games runners face and the ideas one focuses on while the body is giving it all it has to keep them running; or while being committed to any other sport. This film was commissioned to be made while he trained in NYC for the New York Marathon this year, to help celebrate the Nike way of showing creativity through sport. Casey carried a small HD video camera with him on runs for 3 weeks to shoot the movie and the music was done by Jordan Galland, a good friend and long time collaborator of Casey's. Syndicate also markets many upscale products, including Ferrari and Land Rover, which I offered to test drive and review. No response yet, but I have my fingers crossed!

 

Mind Games - directed by Casey Neistat from Nike Sportswear on Vimeo.

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In other news:
  • Jim at Flatout Buddy is hosting a giveaway for a Dara Torres book - enter here.
  • Patrick is still accepting submissions for his Inspiration Page. Apparently if you send him an inspirational tidbit, you get a free shirt. I say apparently because mine must have gotten lost in the mail, along with my arm warmers. I bet I get a t-shirt from Emily or a bumper sticker from Beth before I get anything from Patrick.
  • Barbie is doing an Aussie Giveaway, putting us "Americans" and "Canucks" to shame by offering to ship the items anywhere in the world.

16 comments:

  1. let me know and I'll come help you out with those test drives. ;)

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  2. Thanks for the shout out. I'll have to work on the Tee Shirt.

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  3. That's a great video. I like that test drive idea.

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  4. I liked the short movie. I did not like the quick puke scene. Haunts me all day. Sticker is on the way. Sorry, no tshirt. Not yet anyway.

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  5. I love that short. There is some meat on that bone for sure. Thanks for sharing that I saved it. And I actualy found the puking inspirational :-o

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  6. I love that movie. It inspires me to play the "get-out-of-the-house" game better, so that I can play the "while-I'm-running" games.

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  7. I'll have to look at that movie when I get home, Nazi work police block all that stuff - the nerve! Crossing my fingers for the Ferrari or LR for ya. And maybe Patrick is just waiting for some quality inspiration from ya?? ;)

    I missed out on everything - stickers, inspirational t-shirts....can I have 4 more hours in the day??? Will you do a giveaway for that? :)

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  8. treadmills.
    rock.

    That's all I got.

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  9. I saw that movie on another blog and loved it!!

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  10. didn't i just offer you to hel you jump on the EMZ bandwagon and do some design work for you. And yet you are badmouthing me?

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  11. uhh yeah. i'm still waiting on my tshirt too... maybe since we got a FREE YOURSELF tee we don't deserve a ROAD tee?

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  12. Loved the short, but it just left me with a longer list of excuses. What the...?!

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  13. great movie! Makes me almost want to get up and run early in the morning. ;)

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  14. Haha! This was sent to me too. But I didn't think of asking to test drive the Ferrari. Good idea! Any chance they'll sponsor a Ferrari giveaway? hehe ;p

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  15. what a great movie - i always wonder what is going through everyones minds when they are training. I find if i set my mind to focus on something at the beginning, it soon becomes lost in thought and i don't notice what my body is being put through!

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  16. Hmmm, interesting. How did you get hooked up with Syndicate Media Group?

    I always love these types of movies. The reality or documentary type that follows runners through their goal. I'll admit that I get choaked up a lot of times too

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