I started this postcard section years ago when I traveled for various productions. I don’t travel as much as I used to but a shoot popped up last week so here’s a shot of the sunrise this morning from my room at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami. (Actually a shot of a shot of a sunrise.)
Should be an interesting week and I’m not sure how many posts I’ll get in, but later I’ll fill you in on how this client got national press for doing something a little different.
This morning I wish I could go back to Coral Gables in the early ’80s and visit my 20-year-old self when I was a film school student at the University of Miami. I’d tell him that things won’t work out exactly like he hopes they will, but there’s a pretty good adventure ahead. (I like Mike Rowe’s advice to “don’t follow your dreams, follow your opportunities.” Because in those opportunities are where dreams come true. More on that later.)
One thing I know that my 20-year-old self wouldn’t believe is that I could fit four HD cameras in one small backpack. Of course, my 20-year-old self wouldn’t even know what HD was. And since when I when I was 20 VHS was just growing in popularity (and I was still two years away from owning one), there’s no way I could process that someday people would not only be walking around talking and texting on cell phones, but that they’d be shooting high quality photos and and video as well.
Oh yeah, I’d try to explain to him about this thing called blogging…
P.S. If you’re a student or professor at the University of Miami—or any school actually—I’ve love to come in a share some of my production experiences in hopes of passing on some of what I’ve learned from over three decades working in production.