Behind the Games: Part 1

By Sevan Matossian

In CrossFit Games, HD Videos

August 01, 2010

Video Article

The 2010 CrossFit Games are in the books, and all the event footage is available in the archives. That footage showcases all the action of the events but doesn’t take you behind the scenes to see “the rest of the Games.”

In this hi-resolution presentation, Sevan Matossian takes his camera into the production truck, the athletes’ warm-up area and the crowd to present commentary from CrossFit celebrities, reactions from fans, and intimate conversations between athletes as they prepared for or recovered from the events.

This is the side of the 2010 CrossFit Games you haven’t seen.

Part 1: 43min 25sec

HD file size: 1.46 GB
SD wmv file size: 507 MB
SD mov file size: 455 MB

Please note: These files are very large. They are long and even the SD versions are higher quality than the normal Journal videos. They are not meant to be watched streamed. Please download the entire file to your hard drive before watching it (right-click and choose Save Link As...).

Additional reading: Final Results: Individual Competition.

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42 Comments on “Behind the Games: Part 1”

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Haven't even watched this yet, but thanks in advance Sevan!!! Based on all your previous work, I'm sure I will be thoroughly entertained for the following 40+ minutes...

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this alone was worth the annual fee, awesome work, looking forward to part 2,3,4,5 and however many others.

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WOW

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This is just incredible!! Sevan you are THE MAN!!!

I watched 'Pulling John' the other night too. great work

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Unreal...... so good. If that doesn't motivate you I don't know what will.

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Web Smith wrote …

Ahhhh, I miss it! Can't wait to go back!!

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Love seeing all the athletes smile... Beautiful work Sevan!

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Great WORK!!!

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Wow I am amazed at the quality of these videos every year. I love seeing that from behind the scenes beautiful work I want to go out and let "Amanda" crush me tomorrow.

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Inspiring. Thank you.

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Am I the only one who dislikes large video format? It sucks being on a slower connection and streaming video is choppy. I miss the smaller, and poorer quality videos.

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Did anybody elses finish with Jason trying to talk at the end?

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Out. Fucking. Standing!

This is just the beginning. Hold onto your asses, cuz it's gonna get exciting from here on out!

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Wow! You guys inspire me man... someday I hope to be in the Games.

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Awesome. Is it 2011 yet

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Amazing work by Sevan as usual.

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this is some seriously special filmmaking. amazing.

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Dan Mielke wrote …

Sevan is bad ass

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It's nice to see the humanity that evades the hype. Great work. It brings everything back down to earth.

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Michael Schaal wrote …

AWESOME! I've been waiting for something like this for the last two weeks after not being able to make it to the Games myself. Well worth the wait. Fantastically real.

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replied to comment from Jesus Nunez

I did it just stopped all of the sudden as he was about to say something. I don't know if it was a bad download or what, but I don't think it was supposed to end like that.

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My HD video freezes at 40:44.

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Wow, Sevan, that was incredible! Great work!

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From Helzy,

Just beautiful Sevan.

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Loved it! Thanks Sevan!

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Mine did not freeze. It made it all the way to the end. Finishes with a shot of the 2010 Crossfit Games emblem, and a short piano melody. They could have had a problem with it that was fixed this morning because I didn't try and watch it until now. Great video, can't wait to see the rest.

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Sevan,

Can't wait to see more of these. The video really captures the atmosphere in the loading dock and provides a real glimpse into athlete's personalities. Terrific job!

Matt

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Bill Ellsworth wrote …

Sevan Matossian is the Chris Spealler of film making. Awesome, reliably awesome and fast as hell.

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Mine stops at 40:44 as well.

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Sevan,

Great job man! Honestly, your stuff keeps getting better and better. Keep the drive alive man!

Chad

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I reopened the file on windows media and it was able to play until the end for those that froze up at around 40:44.
Awesome work Sevan! More of Nicole Carroll!!!

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Same problem
Mine stops at 40:44 as well.

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Sevan you're my hero.

and Carey too.

Great job. Great hair. Looking forward to the rest.

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You're the man Sevan!

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Awesome....

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priceless. great filmmaking Sevan- you would be a great talkent in any film you chose to do- glad your skills are being applied to Crossfit ! Keep 'em comin'...
B

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Thanks for all the work Sevan. It's always cool to run into you.

SS

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Thanks for all your great work Sevan and Carey...love it!

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How is every athlete so damn cool?

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great vid. seeing the human side of the elites. i love it!

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btw, spealler looks like a beast upon exiting for the first WOD. his eyes are on fire! that guy really is the man.

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My HD doesnt play well even after saving to hard drive. Anyone else?

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