I know a lot of our readers are interested in sports and music, so I wanted to point you to a great article on Sports on Earth. Written by Alan Siegel, it’s the story of how NFL Films got involved in the music business, first starting with Journey’s, rock documentary, Frontiers & Beyond.
“Written and directed by [Phil] Tuckett, Frontiers & Beyond has NFL Films’ fingerprints all over it,” Siegel wrote. “Facenda, in fine form, reminds the audience early in the film that it belongs not only to Journey, but also its crew. ‘This is their story, too,’ he says in his signature baritone. ‘Together they are 70 modern day troubadours and roustabouts, crisscrossing the country in seven tractor trailers and three buses, towing the portable pieces of state-of-the-art rock and roll theater.’ Fittingly, there’s also the use of slow motion, in this case not to showcase a balletic Lynn Swann catch, but to highlight lead singer Steve Perry’s facial expression during ‘Faithfully.'”
I didn’t even know there was a Journey documentary out there, much less produced in the same style as all those great pieces from NFL Films. You can watch the documentary above, but definitely read the article. It’s a great one.