When I posted Mat Matters: The Failed Episode back in January, I thought that it would be the only "failed episode" of a video that I would ever post.
I was wrong.
On Monday, Ben and I spent about an hour attempting to tape, and eventually, taping a 15-minute episode of Malebox, in which I interviewed him about his recent career transition and the challenges that came along with pursuing his "dream job." It was a great interview, and I thought he offered some wonderful insights about making big career transitions within your current field (once we got through all of the messed up takes and figured out the logistics).
However, when I sat down at 8pm last night to edit the video and prepare it for posting today, I saw that somehow, the last 2 minutes of the video hadn't recorded. I had 13 minutes of a pretty solid interview, but the end was completely missing--it cut off right in the middle of a thought--and it was very abrupt.
Distraught, I began going through the outtakes and the messed up final video, trying to figure out what I could salvage to share with you today. As I did this, and as I watched take after take, I began to laugh.
I kept watching, and soon enough, I had tears running down my cheeks from some of the ridiculous footage that remained--primarily consisting of Ben acting like a fool simply because he wanted to and could. I also loved seeing how we started out chipper and cheery during the first few takes, and by the end, were downright frustrated and annoyed at each other. Isn't that the scenario so often in our lives?
Thus, today, we have ANOTHER "Failed Episode." Hopefully the last of it's kind, but realistically, probably not.
I hope that it makes you laugh, and that it's a good reminder that things don't always work out exactly as planned, but there's often a silver lining if you look close enough ;)