Hey guys if you haven’t already figured it out I am Patrick Wieland. My passion is video and my love is water. I have been lucky enough to combine the 2 into a career. I have been shooting wake since August 2008 but video has always been my passion. I started dabbling in video when I wasn’t even old enough to drive. My friends and I would make videos at our houses or skateboard videos. It only progressed through high school where I also studied TV production. Out of high school I basically dropped the camera and went to work in construction. I was so miserable working construction for almost 3 years.
I started making online videos in 2008 of my friends wakeskating and posting them online on wakeskating.com. After posting a bunch of videos online and making a total fool of myself I talked to Brooke Geery at alliancewakeskate.com. I would send her videos every once and while and before I knew I was sending her videos every week. Covering any wakeskate event I could and trying to film as much as possible. Combined with my efforts at Alliance I was able to stop working a real job and pursue my dream of being a full time filmier. Im still going strong and learning more everyday. Now you can see my wakeboard videos on Alliancewake and on grindtv.com.
Now is only the beginning of something so much larger. I am excited for the future and look forward to all the people I will meet along the way.