4:00 - After breaking nite, I took an early morning jaunt from the crib overlooking NYC...
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5:00 - Arrived and chillin' at the airport lounge until flight time.
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06:00 - 13:00 - Up in the air baby, something I'm used to, as I spend quite a bit of my time on
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10:00 PST - With the change in time zones, I actually landed in Portland at around 10 a.m.,
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11:00 PST - Portland is the home of adidas U.S., and also where the shoot with Jeremy Scott and Sky
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12:00 - Walking around the adidas "campus," I get greeted with a bunch of employees doing circuit
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13:00 - 15:00 - After a meal, jumped in the rental and headed back to the hotel for a much-needed
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3 p.m. - Arrival at the photoshoot. I've been in a few adidas ads before most notably the Star
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16 - These shoots are an all-day affair, so my manager Sky came along to make sure all was well,
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17:00 - Head to wardrobe. A plethora of kicks to choose from. And as for gear...
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18:00 - Naw I'm playin'. I can't get away with rockin' some tiger outfit ;) It was simple for me :
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20:00 - Just chillin'. At this point, it's a waiting game. The whole set was filmed under black
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21:00 - Watching as the party "scene" unfolds. The extras are in full effect taking direction...
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22:00 - Quick soundcheck of the equipment. To capture the "raw" energy of a party, we actually had
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23:00 - Time to do my part... Cameras rolling, music up...
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00:00 - More footage. I'm ready for my closeup...
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01:00 - I'm exhausted... It's getting blurry.
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02:00 - By the time all was said and done, it was about 2 a.m. in the morning the next day. That
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There you have it, a day in the life, behind-the-scenes of my adidas video shoot.
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Long before he was Jay-Z’s tour DJ for all of 2008 and 2009, or a Global Brand Ambassador for
Long before he was Jay-Z’s tour DJ for all of 2008 and 2009, or a Global Brand Ambassador for adidas,
Neil Armstrong was a humble fan of music and that’s never changed. Acknowledged as the founding father of the DJ Collective “5th Platoon,” Neil was born and bred in NYC, cutting his teeth in the early ’90s during the era of backpack hip-hop. In the first installment of our new A Day with… series, we catch up with globe-trotting DJ Neil Armstrong for a look into one of his many eventful days on the road.
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