Wow. This is truly awesome! It is not only because this comes from my alma mater – it is truly great! I loved the inspirational speech they used from Ray Lewis – especially this part:

“If you aren’t pissed off for greatness, that means you’re capable of being mediocre.”

You too should be pissed off for greatness! Everyday! Loved, loved, loved this:

#leaveyourlegacy from Hooded Trees on Vimeo.

Music: Outro by M83
Speech: Ray Lewis to Stanford Men’s Basketball team, “Pissed off for Greatness”, recorded by Mike Johnstone (youtube.com/watch?v=07fhOVQ9wEA)

Garrett Gunther BS ’11, MS ’12 (@gwgunther), Kris Cheng BS ’11 MS ’12 (krischeng.com, @kris2740), Dominique Yahyavi BS ’11

We noticed that everyone always seems to be touting how pretty Stanford is, or how fun it is to go fountain hopping in our endless fountains. We won’t deny either, but there’s something much, much richer that thrives here. So we decided to capture Stanford behind the scenes– the endless hours of dedication that most people, even close friends, never see. This has been a long time coming, and we hope that we did justice in capturing how amazing Stanford is and everyone associated with this kickass university. It started as an idea three and a half months ago, and here we are. We can all agree that the best part about making this film was meeting all of the incredible people at Stanford – hearing their stories and seeing the work they put in behind the scenes was truly indescribable. It was incredible filming them and it’s inspiring to know that they do this everyday.

We chose Ray Lewis’ speech because it was given to the Stanford Men’s Basketball team before their victorious NIT Championship game earlier this year. We found it to be a truly special gem, and we felt it spoke to the core mentality of many a Stanford student. So thank you Stanford Men’s Basketball and thank you Ray Lewis.

Tremendous thanks to everyone who helped make this. There is absolutely no way we could have done this without your help.

Josh Owens, thanks for all the epic shots, and more importantly for never missing!
Max Bergen, let’s get weird! thanks for adjusting that workout to fit our needs
Kellen Kiilsgaard, thanks for coming out of retirement bro, you still got it
Ashley Morgan, stale bread, the best kind. thanks for fitting us in between Giants games
Adam Jahn, okay, one last time! …okay really one last time!
Stanford Crew (Craig Amerkhanian, Dave Evans), thanks for getting us on the water
Meg Hostage, you missed a spot…
Jaye Buchbinder, thank you for being so excited to get filmed!
Wilson Bowen, we’ll get that trick shot next time
Aishu Venkataraman, thanks for reppin the LBC!
Alli Rath, we owe you a canvas
Alyssa Baldocchi, feed ronnie an apple for us!
Susanna Sheehan, more resin please!
Derek Chang, yo, we accidentally deleted the files again… just kidding
Jon Kotzin, gloves on, one more time
Kiran Malladi, you light my fire. “welding… just kidding”
Lena Wolfe, thanks for the impromptu shoot!
Adam Selzer, our favorite musician thank you for putting in the work and all the support!

Earl Koberlein, my main man, thank you for the support from the beginning!
Johnathon, Thanks for the early morning hang outs man, have fun in Houston!
Jen Landers, Thank you for getting us access to the facilities!
Ralph Nguyen – thanks for getting us in touch for who we needed to
Colin Delehanty – you gave us inspiration and music help

Also, Kelsey, Michelle, Tira, Jairo, Tamer appreciated having you guys around along the way!

The film was shot primarily on a Canon 5dIII and 7d with 50mm f1.4 and 16-35mm f2.8 lenses, as well as a GoPro HD Hero for underwater scenes. Huge thanks to dynamic perception for making an awesome timelapse dolly. Full list of equipment potentially coming soon. Also big ups to the Radian rotating panhead that will soon be kickstartered.

P.S. We are most definitely available for work 

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