Plight of the Phoenix - part one

This time last year, I was caught up in a project that was strange even by my standards.  Hopped up on overhyped energy drink and a dash of mid life crisis fervor, a few friends and I entered a flying machine contest to see how badly we could endanger our dignity, bank accounts, and physical health.  One of the mini-challenges along the way was to produce a short comedic film about our team's efforts, which I am proud to say won the film competition.   The one minute film below took several hours to produce, was filmed on two separate days in two distant locations, and caused a certain amount of trauma to a family of local ducks.  On the upside, you get to watch me dress in trash and land on my face in a lake.