This video is the summary of that time, it’s raw, unprofessional and we’re really happy with it. There’s too much edited content online – time for something different.
With that being said, enjoy the video and the write up that Miles has prepared.
That time when I hanged out with Mystic7
I am in no way, shape or form a professional reporter and after I Brandon/Mystic7 somewhat agreed to do this interview a day before the event I did my best to prepare for this opportunity. I went through his backlog, took notes, went through the twitter questions and prepared 2 to 3 pages of content I wanted to go through with Brendan as I kinda/sorta expected some kind of sit down in a less crowded space.
After several direct messages and mails I managed to get ahold of him on the event floor and we did a few loops playing Pokèmon and just casually conversing. During the whole 2 to 4 hours I’ve spent with him he engaged with fans several times and was genuinely interested in each and every caught Pokèmon that was thrown at him. Additionally he stopped every so often to record a segment for his video.
And man does this guy know his stuff!
He would casually talk to fans and take pictures and all of a sudden, he would turn on his camera and just GO. No double takes. No frame checking. He just has the narrative of the video loosely in his mind and puts it together on the go. He knows where the lighting will be somewhat ok. He knows to raise his voice just the exact amount so he doesn’t get drowned out by the surrounding noise. And all that after only 5 hours of sleep in 48 hours. Also he had to be aware of security all the time as he was not allowed to film inside the mall without a press badge!
Having myself tried to shoot some sequences for the interview and my trip in general I can just say:
Mystic7 is a beast.
To everyone hating on him or other PokèmonGo Youtubers that provide content on our beloved game on a regular basis I have to say this:
Just take any available point-and-shoot camera and go outside to a crowded location and try to make a 2 minute video that is somewhat interesting and watchable.
And then do this a few times. It is hard. It is really hard! So please appreciate the guys and their work. They deserve it!
With that said, I got a little bit nervous after I realized that the expected sit down might eventually not come to fruition so without wanting to press Brandon for that interview I just improvised and started the interview on the go!
So, if the following video seems a little bit uncoordinated: I apologize, I had to work from the top of my head.