What is Seppi doing in London?

Phew, not gonna lie - blogging on a daily (ok, more or less) basis will be quite a challenge. But since I love challenges - here we go again! Day 2 on the blog, October 03rd, 2017. Let's do this! :)

Today was hectic, to say the least. But yea, before I go into detail, I should probably explain what I am actually doing here in London since a lot of people are asking. Very simple short answer: I am currently working freelance for The Yacht Week and The Ski Week as a filmmaker/editor since three months. In detail: I am working on a lot of backend organization like sorting and archiving material from the entire year. But of course also editing advertisements / social media assets / etc. Basically trying to help wherever I can. It's amazing! :) I am learning a ton of new things with every single video we are creating in here. From organization thru content creation to marketing and distribution. Just glad to be surrounded by all those incredible talents and to learn from them! Just stoked! :)

Ok, cool Seppi, but "What is The Yacht Week?" someone might ask! Since you are not the only one who asked this question, the digital team decided to create a video to answer exactly that question! One of my first videos about a year ago for The Yacht Week - click HERE! In case you are lazy, just watch this one below. Pretty much sums up everything we are working on all day, every day!

To me, this is the dream for every content creator. Seriously! Both events, The Yacht and Ski Week are just out of this world. But not only from a filmmakers perspective. As a guest, you are escaping reality for one entire week. It's impossible to describe. The people on site. The event. The organization - vibes - day parties - food - EVERYTHING! Just insane! Beginning of the year I've been working on this year's Ski Week trailer which gives you a little more insight on what we've been up to during our time in Obertauern, Austria.

2.8 million views speak for itself I guess. Just stoked. Everybody involved did a fucking greeeat job!

And yea, to link up to what I started with. It's been one of those days you just spend in the office being stressed about a loooot of emails and edits at the same time! It's fun, but nothing really exciting to show from today. Time for me to sleep. Wakeup call at five, as always. I hope this gave you a little bit of an insight on what I'm doing right now in London. It's a lot more stuff in the making which I'm veeery very excited about! So crazy just thinking about it, only a few weeks left until I have to move on and get serious on all my upcoming projects! Just incredible!

Hope everyone had a kick ass day! Talk to you tomorrow! /Seppi


Turning 25

25? Haha, today’s the day. I am old now. Since I am 21 I keep saying that I am twenty one whenever someone asks me - until I realize I am 24. Shit. No - 25 now!

It doesn't feel any kind of bad though. I've been looking forward to turning 25 over the past two years. The reason for that, idk. Every year when it’s about time to prepare for my birthday I start thinking a lot. Where in life am I right now? Did I learn and progress within the past 12 months? What am I unhappy about? What do I need / want to change? Where do I wanna be in 5, 10, 20 years? How in the world will I ever find a place to settle? All these kind of questions.

This years thoughts are interesting to me. I feel like the first time in my life I found something like a „solution" to deal with all the stress and negativity that is in everyday life. I have a much clearer understanding of my own visions and with that a lot more structure in every day to day life as I can break the „vision" down into realistic „milestones". At the same, I realize more and more how important it is to build a team around yourself that you are happy to be working with rather than being a one-man army for the rest of your/my life.

Learnings of the past year:

  • Nothing in this world is more important than your own routines! Stick to them!
  • Always go with the choice that scares you the most
  • Don’t give a fuck about what other people think
  • Surround yourself with role models
  • Be a role model
  • Always go to bed with zero emails left in your inbox
  • Meditation helps for real if you practice it
  • After 2 weeks without alcohol, you live differently
  • Nothing can stop you as long as you are willing to give it all!

I guess I could continue with this list for another 15 minutes, but that pretty much sums it up I think.

My plans for the upcoming year are huge, and with that all the learnings from the past years will be even more important than ever before. I will get back into all my routines I introduced into my life the past 4 months from now on - to really make this one stand out.

Looking at the last year it’s taken an incredible amount of discipline, routines and hard work to make all the things happen that I want to do - that’s why I’m even more excited for the next one. One year from now, I wanna be in the exact same position again, proud about what happened throughout the past 12 months. But that will be quite a challenge!

To start off this Monday with loads of motivation, watch the latest Vlog of my biggest inspiration out there. This kid is just insane!

Time to get back into a hyper-disciplined life! Have a kick-ass start into the week ya'll!
/Seppi


Who wants to join me on all my adventures?

So, I need support with everything I’m doing. Most important - organization, filming, editing, etc. - So, the question is, who wants to join me on all my adventures, starting October/November 2017. After the past months and a bunch of meetings in Munich its time to step it all up and get to the next level. I am in search of a young up and coming filmmaker that wants to work with me. Paid!

 You should be/have:

  • shooting experience
  • proper knowledge in working with Adobe CC (most important Premiere & After Effects)
  • speak and write proper English
  • super motivated
  • willing to travel
  • a early bird
  • a drivers license
  • at least 18 y/o
  • based in Germany (bonus)

Basically you will be part of everything. From meetings, a bunch of coffee’s, organization, workouts, pre production, concept development, shooting / content creation, editing to distribution on social media. The role will be focused on assisting as well as working for other clients in terms of content creation. Sometimes we will travel together. Sometimes not! I am looking for a super hungry and motivated brother who will kill this next step with me!

If you are my man, send me an email at hello@seppmorrison.com and tell me why you are the person for this job! Please send one link to "best work“ plus a link to your Instagram / Youtube / Vimeo.

Super stoked for the upcoming months. Lets do this! Time to have a killer end for 2017 and get it all on video!

/Seppi

Picture: Louis Agace

Longing for Creation

Looking at this picture from the British Virgin Islands, I’m incredibly proud and sad at the same time. Today, 9 weeks ago, I hurt my knee and had to cancel all upcoming trips within the next four months. As complicated and frustrating as it sometimes is these days, it’s been probably one of the best things that could have happened. With myself being injured I had a lot of time to reflect, spend less time consuming social media and fully concentrate on self-development for the first weeks. Nowadays, fully working on my editing and organizational skills. It truly feels amazing, and I’m super happy being able to make the most out of life right now!

The most amazing thing I've realized is, that I truly miss creating new video content. I've doubted a lot within the past years, if I'm really doing the right thing or whatever. Now I know. YES. Freaking yalala yes to every single EPIC part of my life! :)

Knee status. It's getting MUUUUCH better. Literally every day.
But it's not good enough yet, that I can do a lot of fun things and post on a regular basis here. But I'm working on it. I did my first workout yesterday after more than two months. It's crazy how time flies by. But I can't tell anyone how good I felt yesterday, after working out. I can't do any exercises with my leg or a lot of weight, but since I basically lost all my muscles my bodyweight is more than enough for now.

So yep. LIFE IS EPIC! Within the past months, I introduced amazing routines into my life which basically allow me to play even harder these days. Well, looking realistically at what's possible. Anyhow, just wanted to give you guys and update on how great it feels to make the most out of a shit situation! I have super interersting meetings these days. Once a few plans are locked down 100%, you know where to get the latest info on what I'm doing!

Hasta luego, enjoy the sun!
/Seppi


Simply Start

8 weeks later. It finally happened. For some reason I woke up this morning and, whoop? Where did all that energy come from? 😃 I finally had time and the energy to catch up on ALL my emails, feels amazing! I simply started without forcing myself to do so. I still can’t sit longer than 90mins in a row in front of the computer, as my knee starts hurting so badly - but at least I can!
Having that said - I’m far away from working mode, but it’s such a good feel starting off again. Anyhow, biggest news right now: I’m walking again. Slow, but I’m walking. Also on that note. After 30 mins I’m done, buuuut I can see progress on EVERY single front! :)
And since my day basically consists of me reading books right now and getting inspired almost all day, here's a little bit of motivation I found the other day on Youtube. Love that guy! Martin Garrix is such a personality.
Time to kick it! Happy weekend my friends, hope everyone’s feeling just as good as I do!
/Seppi

Knee surgery

Time to check in again on my little diary about my journey. About seven days ago I left the hospital and figured its about time to write about my personal MPFL surgery experience. In case you have a knee surgery around the corner - relax! It's all gonna be good! :)

But first things first. It took me quite a while to find the right doc, where I felt comfortable enough to say: Yes, let's do it! In total, three appointments, three times super highly recommended knee specialists. The diagnose has always been the same (more or less), but for some reason, I wasn't satisfied with the first two doc's I've been visiting. As always, I didn't stop there and tried my best finding the best possible option for my problem. When I got to Hessingparc Clinic in Augsburg, Germany, for the first time I felt right away in good hands, 110%. Not only the fact that the general service is just A++, everything has been super mega organised, clean and on time. Just the way I love to work, and basically the way I live life!

Six weeks after my injury, it's been about time for surgery. I wasn't nervous at all in the first place when we were talking about surgery for the first time. But the closer we got to surgery, the more nervous I got. I guess that's normal since that was my first ever experience where I've been under general anaesthetic. With a prosaic stomach, I arrived around 8 am in Augsburg at the Clinic. Everything's been perfect, just as expected. When I checked into my "room" (haha) I got a small little pill, had to change my clothes for surgery and basically got done my last preparations. Had to wait maybe 30 mins - went by super fast, thanks to the pill that made me very very sleepy haha.

The only thing I remember was the guy, responsible for anaesthesia, telling me I should decide on a dream. Maybe three seconds. Boom. Sleeping.

Surgery went great. Roughly 45 mins. Other than that I don't know anything. But I found this video online, which shows what they've been doing (not sure tbh if this is exactly what they did, but it looks kinda similar):

Waking up afterwards was amazing, haha. I've been still on drugs, so nothing hurt and I felt maybe happier than ever before haha. Luckily couldn't feel anything as my complete right leg 's been numbed for the following 2 days.

Hospitality has been insane!

Just look at these iPhone pictures. I guess that says a lot about what the hospitality looked like. Extraordinary care by the docs, amazing food, super happy helping hands everywhere. All in all, just amazing, and luckily no pain.

But, even though this sometimes felt more like being on vacation, it still is a hospital and I felt very veery happy being able to leave after 3 nights. 7 more days on crutches before I can throw them into the garden and get a normal life again! :) Motivation is bigger than ever before.

Time for a chill Saturday night. Have fun out there! :)


Knee injury

Whats up my friends? ;) I just got back home from physiotherapy which is kind of like my most exciting part every day since it's one of the only things that I can do. As you might have read already in the past few blog posts - I'm home right now trying to fix my knee problems asap!

To give a little bit of background: On 30th of March, while packing up my bag - going from squad position to normal, my patella (knee) popped out and ripped off the bend that keeps it in place. Nothing tragic. But really painful and recovery will take about 3-8 months including surgery. I have to build up my knee without operation for the next few more weeks and let the bend grow together. Once it's "fine" it's about time to get the surgery done after about 2 months. In the beginning I've been on crutches for a little more than 3 weeks and afterwards, I got a knee orthesis which basically allows me to walk halfway normal these days. Not gonna be able to do any kind of shooting for at least another two months.

The current status: life is great! I'm able to walk. Yey! - Means: I can finally go out again and simply enjoy life just a little more. :) My next appointment is on Friday where my docs will hopefully tell when I will get my surgery.

Overall it's, of course, a bit annoying as I have been booked for so many amazing jobs/trips to Aspen, LA / Coachella, San Francisco, Hawaii, Cuba, London, Monaco and a few more. Unfortunately, I had to cancel all of them. Health goes first and it's 200% highest priority right now!

Anyhow, today I want to end this post with a little quote. I found this sentence somewhere a few years back and put it into my computers notes.

„Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.“ - Neale Donald Walsch

Never give up!

/Seppi


ABSOLUTELY

Absolutely, back on track! With EVERY single part in my life. Now I know, why it's so important to be honest with everything. I've been lacking a bit since Norway to really be focused all the time again, but since Monday I am working with realistic (not used to have reasonable daily goals haha) todo lists. And I realized I that I work so much more effectively that I am 100% back on track with emails, personal things, meetings and literally everything. Even a bit of sport got squeezed into my tight schedule today! Just soooo stoked to be so happy all the time while working even though these are the things I refused to do properly haha. So today has been another full day at the office, started out sunny, turned out to be rainy in the late afternoon but it didn't really matter to me today as I've been just back in my 'gogogo' mode all day. It simply feels great, even started out digging into kick ass color grading stuff today, another thing on my list since about a year! So yea, work smart and effective. Even have time to catch up with a bunch of friends today - feels INSANE! Time to call it a day after a solid 10 hour day with mails, proposals, meetings and a ton of other things at the office!

Ah, btw as I didn't do any pictures today, this shot is from Tromsø, Norway, I did a couple of weeks ago! Simply looooove Norther Lights!

Talk to you tomorrow! /Seppi


Over A Year Of Blogging

Sorry for the delay on this one, I've been just way too busy to get my brain into writing any texts. The past few days were quite crazy. My days consisted of shooting, copying material, meetings, planning, emails and preparing for the next day. All this, every day. Every here and there I met up with a bunch of friends to hang out and chill in my mind for a bit. But yea, things are coming together quite smoothly so I'm super super stoked! Only downside, massive lack of sleep, I'm far behind on my schedule and sport was almost impossible to get done since Friday morning. As I just jumped back into the office from another shooting day the next thing on my plan is definitely to do some sports asap! Will have to work another hour or so at the office now to clean up the basics, go to gym for two hours to blast out the stress and head back into the office to nail down things. Basically planned Monday to be a "day off", but this won't work out at all haha.. stupid me!

Facebook gave me a pretty nice reminder this morning, that exactly one year ago I've been in Morocco, where I started to work more outside the ski industry. So nice to see the pictures and videos from a year ago - so many things changed since that already again! This was also the trip where I properly started blogging - well at least I started to try on a every day routine, but this is sometimes quite hard to fulfill tbh. Trying my best though, it's amazing to scroll back and see what you've been doing in the past - just like a Instagram timeline haha. This blog became quite a important roll in my life as it really makes me think less and it's awesome to get comments, mails, etc. from readers hearing their thoughts! So please stay with me, I have amazing plans for the upcoming months and I'm so so stoked that I'm already working on all those things every day to get closer to what I want! :) Out for now, time to organize and do a ton of sports! /Seppi