Totally Tubular!

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Someone once asked me, “What do you do for fun?” I was stumped. That’s a really tough question. My work is fun and my fun is work. It all blends together like paint on my palette. Painting was never a hobby for me. In fact, I don’t like the “h” word. Neither does any other serious artist I know. But I digress.

I like music, and antiques, and decorating but I’d have to say working on other people’s television productions is my favorite past time. You might even call it a hobby! Sometimes, I’ll help out in the CMAP studio and other times, I’m out in the field. Friday night, I got a chance to be a part of the video crew shooting The Tubes in concert at the Hollister Independence Rally. Now that was pure fun!

The producer, Jeff Byler with Pelicam Productions, gave me a camera let me have at it. I was worried about being such a novice videographer. He said not to worry he would be taking only clips of my footage. Accordingly, there was not a lot of pressure about my performance. Good thing because fail I did! Half way through the first song I hit the power button and shut the camera down in the middle of the shoot. I quickly restarted the camera, hoping I didn’t lose too much footage and kept going. There I was, right next to the speaker, shaking with the vibrations and grinning from ear to ear the entire time. I hope I captured something that was usable.

I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to learn and permission to mistakes along the way. May I always be that gracious with my crew. The experience was totally tubular!

4 Responses

  1. Shannon Grissom

    Thanks! Yep, I’m still smiling!

  2. Anonymous

    Isn’t it nice when people realize that making mistakes is the only way we grow? Good for you to try something new and laugh at yourself when you made mistakes. I bet that smile is still on your face. 🙂

  3. Anonymous

    Actually, as the forementioned Producer of that Hollister Rally video shoot with The Tubes, I was very grateful to have Shannon’s participation. As a fine-artist, Shannon’s “eye” is very good, so I felt confident in handing her a camera and letting her have some fun, painting pictures on an electronic “canvas”, if you will. Thanks again, Shannon, for your help! (Are your ears still ringing like mine are?!) ;)– Jeff BylerPelicam Productions LLC, Hollister

  4. Shannon Grissom

    Thanks Jeff! Yep, my ears are still ringing!:)S