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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 23, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
http://www.hardknocks.tv/?p=483

He's not just a Dick who posts while drunk! Heh.
I've known Scott for a long time. His behavior on the forum can be Passionate, opinionated, ... Gruff.

Check out this 50 min. stunt industry podcast interview to see him at his best.

Nothing revelatory here: just a candid talk with Coz.
Definitely On Topic climbing related for the most part.
I'd say he's actually matured into a fine young man!

Way to go Scott, well done. A very down to earth piece.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Mar 23, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
Cool interview, really enjoyed it. ...good job to the interviewers as well... they seemed a bit more informed on the subject than some, they asked good questions...
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 23, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
I remember somebody on here was still PISSED about the Muir drilling debacle, but how can you fault being completely sold-out to hard rock climbing? His list of FAs is more than enough bonafides.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 24, 2013 - 03:37am PT
Cool stuff! Way closer to on topic than usual.
Scott, what was the academy award for?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 08:15am PT
Cozzy: what are your four published book titles?
coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:02am PT
Roy,

Not sure, if I should feel faltered or insulted? LOL.

Anyhow, Oh yes... Hard Knocks, called me to do a live radio broadcast, their theme was people who took it to the edge, in extreme sports and most importantly lived to talk about it. We sat down, he grabbed my resume, and started firing away questions.

I was lucky enough to spend a year rigging in 2002 with Mark Chapman and working for Jimmy R (owner), and Alex (our computer software designer and camera controller) of CableCam. We spent a very cold winter in Prague, building a three dimensional camera flying rig, the size and ability, possibly never seen before. We received a lot of praise and went on to build four more (at that time unique, 3 dimensional systems) in Canada, Malta, and San Francisco's, Candlestick Park, attempting and winning the contract to shoot pro football.

We applied for and won a Academy Award for technical achievement for our innovations in: combining computerized winches; with complex rigging; creating a large, fast, flying camera system.

A good example of some of our work would be, the POV of the Bat Brides, on Van Helsing and an almost 2000 foot, three D rig, covering the set of Troy, and the Trojan Horse attack and sacking of the city. We flew from high to low over 1400 actors, stuntman, and extras, creating about a (unheard off) four-second continuous shoot in the movie.

Mark, Alex and Jimmy were named only on the award, and my resumes only states,"I was part of a team that won an Academy Award.

As far as the books, my resume states, published writer, four books and magazine, something like that, to lazy to look at it.

I have written for many books, close to seven I think, I have no clue off hand, but if you do an Amazon search some should pop up.

Check out John Longs, Valley Climbers, and a recent issue of Alpinist, a couple years back for some stuff.

I was nervous, being on live radio, but it was a good time, and Rich Avery had done a fair amount of climbing and loved Yosemite, so he knew what to ask, and I really felt, as if I was talking to a climber, not someone trying to understand climbing.

Bottom Line... I felt very honored to be on such a legendary, Stunt families, radio show. The guy before me was Mario Andretti, LOL.



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Just gave it a listen,,well done Coz! It was especially good that the interviewer had expirience to relate with.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Not sure, if I should feel faltered or insulted? LOL.

Ha!
Certainly no faltering going on here as your delivery was rocksolid and the pacing was crisp. Structured to be equally informative to the layman and the aficionado. Yes, basically a walk through your resume; I see that now. It's a good listen.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 24, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Ya done good!!
Jacemullen

Trad climber
Oceanside
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
This guy is awesome. One of the most generous guys that I've met in a long time. Turns out he's a badass climber as well.

Damn.
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
this was awesome...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
Bump for the Coz!
Listen to his interview and put a voice to a face. Here's the pictures to go with:

 Hanging out with his buddies during 2008 Stonemaster reunion look for the ball cap.
(Photos, Ron Gomez)


Coz with Banny, Mike Graham, and Bachar:




Scanning for UFOs with Will Oxx, Banny Root, Joe Hedge:




Tarbuster, Coz and Kate:

Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 25, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
Scott you sounded like a nice guy on the radio. If you were nervous it wasn't obvious. If I do an interview I am usually nervous until it starts, then I relax and am in my element. Sort of like Dean Potter.
WBraun

climber
Mar 25, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Tarbuster showing Kate how big Coz's balls are.



Kate looks, and thinks, "are they really that big ...... ?"

:-)
jghedge

climber
Mar 25, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Wow, that was 5 years ago...!

Paul Parker in that top photo as well
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
WB: hahahahahahaaaha.
Touch! I mean, what else in the whole wide world could it possibly be?

Kate: "Yeah, wow, ... I mean ... ewe ... uh ... Awesome!"
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Mar 25, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
Coz is awesome




Send from my I Phone 5

:)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 07:29am PT
If you haven't listened to this radio interview, do so, as journalists rarely get the climbing thing so right and it is refreshing to see Cosgrove handle it so well overall.

In service of showcasing some of Scott's writing mentioned in the interview:
Coz Muir Wall/Shaft Article Climbing Magazine, May 1, 1998

From Mike Boltes scan on this terrific Supertopo thread:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/755069/muir-wall





















donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 26, 2013 - 08:07am PT
Nice pics of Coz in action....bravo!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 26, 2013 - 09:26am PT
I was in the valley in 93-94 and remember the drilling incident. Also probably jugged your lines up to mammoth a couple times.
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