Aidan was brave. On the first (very) cold night that we experienced this fall we met Aidan down by the lake, gave him a pair of rubber boots and asked him to go in the water. And he did.
If you live in Toronto or visit frequently you may have seen Aidan around the city performing his variety of street theatre. Right now he is working on incorporating a fire whip into his book of tricks which already boasts contortions, master yo-yo-ing (is that a word?), squeezing himself through a flaming tennis racket, juggling a variety of items, and among other things balancing a lawnmower on his face in an attempt to find a unique way to shred lettuce. For the most part we focused this shoot on the fire whip and wanted to put Aidan in the water to get the reflection of the flames while he was preparing to crack the flame out – in the process creating a huge fireball. We should note that Aidan is a smart guy, not a lot of buskers or corporate entertainers have a degree in Astrophysics and Mathematics from the University of Toronto. Aidan does.
And he STILL went in the water on the first fall night that the temperature in Toronto dropped below zero. Aidan was brave.