Happy New Year! This is what I've been working on For the last year and change, when I haven't been finding stories for the Diaries I've been working on a new project -- one that I've kept pretty quiet about. Yesterday, The Season kicked off. It's a 22-episode web television series shot in HD. It begins in earnest the last week of January. The idea, or maybe the question, behind the series is this:  Could we take compelling stories from our community, combine it with tightly crafted footage and create small installments that reveal a bigger story?  I teamed up with Bryan Smith, who you may remember from the New Conservationists, and we set off with this goal in mind. We followed five athletes -- men and women a lot like you -- through the course of a single season in the Northwest. These athletes aren't setting out on their seasons goals because there is monetary reward or they expect to get famous. They chased these goals because they are deeply passionate about their pursuits.  I'm thrilled to introduce them to you.  

The Season won't replace the Diaries; we've got great season of episodes planned for you.  The Season is merely a sister to what you have helped me create here. In April, the Season will run its course. The Diaries will continue. In the meantime, I hope you like what you see and that you continue to support independent media by subscribing, telling your friends about The Season (if you like it) and spreading the words. You are and have been my greatest allies in trying to bring stories back to outdoor media. I hope you enjoy.

Direct download: The_Season_TrailerSD.mov
Category:Vidcast -- posted at: 6:52am PDT

  • Love it

    posted by: Nichol on 2010-01-06 01:22:00

  • Love it. Looking forward to it.

    posted by: Harini on 2010-01-12 16:15:00

  • Awesome Fitz! We can\\\'t wait to see this! See you soon.

    posted by: Skimohr on 2010-01-17 12:31:00

  • When you first started the Dirtbag Diaries, I thought, how awesome would this be if it were fleshed out into something bigger, an ongoing story with photography and video. I was inspired to start something very similar to what you\\\'re working on now. While it may be a while before my own work sees any sort of presentation I am so glad that this sort of media exists. Thanks for continueing to inspire. Also, if you can, force Nick Waggoner to do some of the filming.

    posted by: Eli on 2010-01-19 15:30:00

  • Fitz, Just saw the trailer for the Season. Awesome. I\\\'m really stoked to check these out. I will anxiously await the end of January like I await the next dump in the Sierra. Steve

    posted by: Steve Byrne on 2010-01-03 22:42:00

  • I love this! Everything from the idea to what seems will come (based on the trailer). I can\\\'t wait! Thanks for doing this. I hope that everything you have started here will continue.

    posted by: sarah on 2010-01-04 11:38:00

  • i just watched the trailer for this, it looks SO good! i\'ve been a huge fan of the diaries, and no doubt will be a huge fan of the seasons. Can it be the end of January please?

    posted by: Ben on 2009-12-31 11:13:00

  • Thank you again for stepping out and doing something different. Inspirational.....

    posted by: Jon on 2009-12-31 19:43:00

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