Daniel “Frito” Freitas is one of the most prolific content creators on the AVP Tour. Ever wonder where many of those videos come from that so many players – Molly Turner, Tri Bourne, Zana Muno, Trevor Crabb, David Schweiner, Kelly Cheng, Ondrej Perusic, you name it – post with virality on their social media accounts? A large percentage of those are shot, edited, and produced by Frito, the man behind the camera for all of our World Champs coverage and for Tri Bourne’s Bourne on the Beach vlogs. He is, frankly, the man. We had him on SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter to chat about his increasingly vital role in a sport dependent on content, including:
- How he made the jump from 9-5 to “doing fun” for a living
- How a chance meeting with NBA player Sasha Vujacic in 2014 snowballed into a career with the Los Angeles Clippers, AVP, LA Galaxy, and even the NFL Draft
- How Mpu Dinani, one the AVP’s most beloved photographers, hooked him up with a gig touring with Conor McGregor
- Why saying yes to virtually everything is so valuable in the early stages of a freelancing career
And so much more. Bit of an off-beat episode but such a fun one! Videographers and photographers are the lifeblood of this sport, which is based primarily on content and aesthetics. We need more Fritos (and Mpus) in the world!