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
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    Thanks! Yep, I’m still smiling!

  2. Anonymous
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    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
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    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, Hollisterhttp://www.PelicamProductions.com

  4. Shannon Grissom
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    Thanks Jeff! Yep, my ears are still ringing!:)S