Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Monday, March 21, 2005

Technical Difficulties

For some reason my computer is mad at me and won't allow me on-line. While I cure this most vexing hex, consider the works of others:

The good folks at Eastern North Carolina DTV are unearthing disturbing images from the days of broadcasts past. Most notable is this frame of my former partner and occasional nemesis, Speight Williams. Buring his brief sojourn into television news, Speight and I worked together ALOT - protests, stand-offs, prolonged court cases, you name it, we turned it. Though our styles and approach differed greatly, we had many a twisted adventures in the name of news. Eventually Speight got smart and left broadcasting for real estate.

Another fellow I use to work with is still in the biz. In fact, his cubicle is a few desks down from mine at work. Not that Bob spends alot of time there. Instead you'll find this most erudite chap traversing the Piedmont Triad, dragging an exhausted photog behind him on a never ending quest for better television. From the ritzy enclaves of a Presidential stop to the most hunkered-down of hurricane encampments, Bob always holds me to a higher standard.

These days, Bob prefers esoteric issues over fuzzy scanner noise, whcih is a good thing since no one does smart TV news like Bob Buckley. But there was a time when he was BOB BUCKLEY BIG BOARD SPORTS! I used to see him on the sidelines of high school football games, jostling a camera and cracking wise. He doesn't jostle that many cameras anymore, but the wisecracking, I assure you, continues unabated.

Lastly, Mark Childrey over at Monday Night Live blog has posted a few thoughts about the TV news photogs he encountered in his time as Public Information Officer for the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department. I think he's being too kind, but I never argue with a man with a handgun.

We now rejoin our Technical Difficulties...

2 comments:

Weaver said...

Bob did get a chance to get his hands on one of our new XDcams about a month ago. We were scheduled for a shoot during that period that I was out with that nasty flu bug. Several others were absent that day as well and so Bob had a flash back and for a day became 'Bob Buckley Big Board Buckley Report One Man Band'. I made it back to work just in time to shoot another part of that story and I have to say, Bob did a damn fine job of filling in for a sick photog. It was a joy to edit.

alena said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!