It happened 3 weeks ago!
I know what you’re thinking… “aren’t you of that age where walking down the aisle once again with hope and opportunity in front of you… isn’t that a concept for the youth?” It’s not exclusive and although I have a bit of the Joni Mitchell school of relationships in me… do you really need a piece of paper from the upstairs choir keeping us tied and true… there is something to be said about standing up to testify in front of family and friends that seals the deal and causes you to cast aside your old kit bag and start anew. It’s revived a feeling of optimism that life is in front of me instead of behind me.
Don’t despair, it won’t affect my opinions and rants, however, in the last month time constraints have taken a toll on the number of blog posts. The wedding, a road trip to Laughlin and working the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual trade show — not necessarily in that order – meant little keyboard time. And if you haven’t been to NAB, it’s worth a visit. Unlike your typical consumer electronics show, content takes center stage.
And speaking of content, I had an opportunity to sit in on a session (short video clip HERE) called “Sons of Anarchy: Grit and Texture in Small Town America” where Kurt Sutter, along with the “Sons” director of photography Paul Maibaum and production designer Anthony Medina shared information about their creative vision and techniques as to how they capture the gritty stories of the outlaw club. It was an interesting session that illuminated real-world examples of filmmaking and television production.
Then it was buckle up as our small posse rode to Laughlin, Nevada for the 29th “River Run.” Yes, you read that correct. In April, we decided on a whim to ride the 1200+ miles to the rally and it was an utterly fascinating experience. On the day of departure snow levels were down around 1500 feet and rainfall was the 3rd highest in 71 years. Average temperature in April was 47.8 degrees. Needless to say there wasn’t much chance of t-shirt weather as we headed south to the drier and warmer desert.
I’m working on a trip summary and will post it shortly so that anyone interested can re-live the experience.
Photo courtesy of NAB.
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