Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 – A year in review!

 
Hard to believe 2013 is just about over. Although people say that every year and it may sound a bit cliché` it is true nonetheless! As an adult, especially as parents running a business, the years seem to fly by faster and faster. Of course in our case, they probably go by so quickly because we seem to do everything in “sports seasons”!

2013 was one of the busiest years to date and brought Nkognito into a new era. The True HD Era!! We started off our filming season in True Hi Definition and haven’t looked back!! We invested in new True HD cameras and new iMac’s to go with them!! No more PC’s and no more tapes for filming!! For anyone who doesn’t think that there is a big difference between standard and hi-def, please give us a call and we will gladly show you the remarkable difference. Especially in sports, filming our sports in HD made this year even more fun. To be able to freeze frame and see the coin in mid air from the coin toss….yeah that is priceless film footage!!

Spring 2013 found us filming five different schools for lacrosse. That was a record for us and we had a blast!! So many athletes and so many games, we can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store. Ending our spring sports season at the state championship for a history making three-peat was pretty stellar!

Summer 2013 was filled with lots of studio time editing film from the spring. Not to mention filming Lake Forest’s Graduation for the 3rd straight year, filming a 3 day lacrosse tournament and traveling to Aston, PA to film an ice hockey tournament.

Fall 2013 had us all over the place. It was a season full of new events or should we say new adventures. We dropped a school for football season and booked only two this year. Those two schools kept us on our toes all season long. From training camp, traveling out of state, filming in monsoon like rain, to the state tournament, we filmed it all and it made for a fantastic football season. A fantastic season capped off by a state championship win by one of our schools, Salesianum! It doesn’t get much better than that!

This fall was not just about football though. Fall 2013 was a season for everything. Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse! Guess it’s a good thing high school football games are typically only Friday or Saturdays.

How we found the time to unwind for a week in Strathmere, NJ….. I have no idea. Thankfully we made time. It was much needed family time! Unplugged and all, it was an awesome week with our kids!

This year we produced 5 banquet films, CR Lax, “Strength thru Others” (Salesianum Lacrosse), the All State Football highlight, “Seahawk Nation 2” (Delaware Military Academy Football) and “The Regime” (Salesianum Football).

Our year in quick review: 56 regular season games, 8 volleyball games, 7 playoff games, 5 banquet films, 4 team season highlight films, 3 days of softball skills, 3 field hockey games, 2 state championships, 1 graduation, 1 ice hockey tournament, 1 lacrosse tournament, some promos, lots of recruitment films and several cinematic individual highlights. Plus lots more!!

As the year winds down, we are still working on recruitment films and cinematic personal highlights. The finishing touches will be added to “The Regime” and it will be shipped in January 2014.

2013 also brought us new friends and colleagues that helped make this year one for the books. Thanks to our friends and the fantastic group at TITUS Sports! You guys rock and it’s been great getting to know you all this year. Thanks for always being such gracious hosts when we come to film the athletes training. The atmosphere and the staff always make our visits easy!! The group at TITUS does so much for everyone they train. They are definitely an elite outfit!! Thank you for all you do and your commitment to all the athletes you work with from young to old! Looking forward to seeing you all in 2014!!

2014 is wide open and the possibilities are endless. Thank you to everyone who made this year such a success. We truly appreciate your business and loyalty. From all of us at Nkognito Productions, we would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy New Year!!

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Football over??? What? Already!!!

The 2013 football season came and went too fast. One day we were filming training camp in 90 degree weather, the next we had banquet films due. We must admit this was one of the best football seasons we have been a part of to date. What a great season to watch and capture on film.

Our friends at Delaware Military Academy had us back for a second season. With no home field to call their own which caused them to have to look for fields and caused a couple schedule changes, they rose past the adversity and finished the season 6-4. This year they said goodbye to some great seniors and debuted the talents of some fantastic underclassmen. These underclassmen have us anxious to see what 2014 will hold for this football program.

As always Salesianum took us on a whirlwind ride this season. From training camp, to the overtime season opener, to New York, Ohio, dominating Middletown twice, the Holy War, an overtime semi-final game and to the State Championship!! WOW!!! What a season is all we can say!! This years senior class at Sallies was not leaving without the ring and they had the support of an entire team to make this season legendary. Watch for more on their stellar season as we get closer to the release of their season film. “The Regime” due out in home theatres January 2014.

As always, we try to keep it interesting and try new things. This season, we dabbled in game week posters for DMA and Salesianum. We also put together a few promos for some notable games including a couple for the local high school our children attend. Caesar Rodney fell in the semi-finals to Middletown, but had several highlights during their season including a huge win over cross town rival Dover High School.

While everyone else has moved onto wrestling and basketball, we are still on football!! Between recruitments, personal cinematic highlights and team highlight films, we have plenty of football to keep us busy going into 2014.

Thank you to all of the coaches, players and parents for another successful and eventful football season!! We look forward to seeing you all in 2014!!

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