At the 2011 Affiliate Gathering in Big Sky, Mont., HQ Director of Training Dave Castro sat down with Sevan Matossian to find out more about the CrossFit HQ filmmaker.
Castro asked Matossian how he gets his subjects to leave their comfort zone.
“I make people feel comfortable. That allows me to ask uncomfortable questions,” Matossian said. “I thrive on sort of questions that I’m uncomfortable asking.”
Matossian described how he is one of CrossFit’s biggest fans.
“I love human beings,” he said. “With CrossFit, I really get to see human beings on their physical level ... really perform. And then, by the grace of the CrossFit executives, they allow me free rein to approach the top elite athletes and ask them questions and pursue their psyches.”
Matossian went on to talk about his CrossFit Games experiences and discussed his current interests and future projects, including his passion for photography.
“I pursue things relentlessly without knowing where they’re going,” Matossian said.
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 186 by Justin Judkins, published Aug. 24, 2011.