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...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Three Men and a BabyCam

Okay, so we TV News Photogs may not take the most elaborate trips - but our vacation videos are OFF THE CHAIN! At least that's the case with this latest moving picture opus featuring our Vegas adventure. Minutes after landing back in Raleigh, Chris Weaver began whittling away at all the footage we'd brought back - on a brand new editing system, no less! (Final Cut Pro, if you must know. Did I mention there's a gleaming new Mac in Team Slinger's future?) Anyway, the resulting clip has EVERYTHING: Bad Acting, Simulated 3-D and enough shots of my thinning hair to make me finally blow some coin on that bottle of Rogaine. But enough about me - how about that Weaver? and Rick? And Adam? And the soon to be featured Amanda Emily? Without any of them, none of these indulgent videos would have ever seen the light of day and you'd have no real idea what a goober I am in person. Come to think of it - whose idea was this anyway? I just wanted a quiet few days in Vegas: play a few slots, maybe take in a show... Now I gotta defend myself to the Photog Nation just 'cause we broke an axis or three, ditched our light kit and stuffed a rather large Californian in a rented sub-compact! Pfft! Like you don't do any of that on YOUR vacation...



Anyhoo, that's the last you'll hear about NAB 2010 for a while. It was great fun hanging out under no deadline but our own and to anyone who appeared in our silly little videos, I'd just like to say: Don't sweat it. Dignity is way overrated. Now, go watch these bloopers and be thankful you're not in them. Kinda wish I wasn't.

3 comments:

turdpolisher said...

those guys need their own show on the DOH! network.

JL said...

Oh man. I miss going to NAB and seeing you guys. I'm totally going next year.

Love the posts and video.

Getawaymoments said...

well done, looks like you guys had a good time, Thanks for taking the time to put together the reports for those of us who never go to NAB.