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Pali High Grad Tragically Died, Remembered in Video

Pacific Palisades High School senior Brandon Newman talks to Patch about his tribute video to Max Tinglof, a recent Pali High graduate who was killed in a car crash on Sunset Boulevard in November.

Brandon Newman, a Pali High senior and videographer for the lacrosse team, shares with Patch his reasons for paying tribute to Max Tinglof, a recent Pali High graduate who was killed in November when .

Patch: How well did you know Max?

Newman: I didn't know him extremely well. I was the videographer for the lacrosse team this past season, so I did spend quite a bit of time with the team. Max definitely showed his leadership both on the field and off the field in the clubhouse with his teammates.

Patch: Why did you put this tribute video together?

Newman: His death was the first passing of a person who I knew well enough to call a friend, which really hit home for me. I wanted to do something for his family and friends who I saw were having an extremely rough time coping with his death. I made a documentary on the lacrosse team in the Spring so I had a lot of footage of him and the rest of the team I knew I could use. I thought that any images or videos his family could see of him that they had not already would be appreciated. I didn't want to just throw away footage that could mean so much to them.

Patch: What significance does the song ("Fix You" by Cold Play, Boyce Avenue feat. Tyler Ward acoustic cover) that you chose for the video hold?

Newman: I picked the song because it is about healing and I hope that this video will aid in that process for both his family and friends. While I know it will not make everything better again, if it helps even one person to overcome their sadness, I feel like I've succeeded. I chose the acoustic cover by Boyce Avenue because it comes across as more reflective and sincere than the original by Coldplay.

Do you have a memory of Max Tinglof you'd like to share on Patch? Email jared.morgan@patch.com or leave a comment below.

Amanda Salem February 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Coaches for the Pali High varsity boys lacrosse team also shared another video in memory of Max Tinglof. It was Laxratz.com, the folks who film the games. To watch the video, click here: http://www.laxratz.com/2012/02/palisades-dolphins-demo-reel-2011-season/

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