SUAMICO, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Madison student says he spent 600 hours during the coronavirus quarantine creating a documentary on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that Ethan Bacon, a UW-Madison senior who works as a video editor for Badgers athletics, returned to his family home in Suamico after the university closed in March. He decided to spend his idle time making a Rodgers documentary. The result: a seven-part series entitled “Twelve.” The first part is set to debut Saturday on Bacon’s YouTube channel, EHBACON.
“There really wasn’t anything like this for Rodgers out there so I kind of figured, I love the Packers and I love Rodgers, so why not make it myself?” Bacon said. “I definitely knew I wanted to go in-depth with it. Did I know that it was going to be this long and this big of a project? I don’t think so.”
Bacon didn’t conduct any first-hand interviews or research, instead assembling pieces of existing videos and interviews.
“Some days I spent eight hours trying to find things and maybe found five seconds of footage, and other days I would spend 20 minutes and find an hour,” he said.
The series begins with Rodgers’s days at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, California and won’t end until he retires from the NFL, when Bacon plans to add the final installment.