Friday, September 30, 2011

The Open Road

  This week I will begin the long drive to Atlanta to start my next show. It's the one I'm doing B Camera on and I'm actually looking forward to not having the responsibility of A camera. I'm also looking forward to the drive. I've made this trip probably half a dozen times over the last ten years and while it may seem like drudgery (and sometimes is), I see it as a little "me" time. I've got four days with nothing but my satellite radio and my cellphone which has GPS and Yelp, so I should never be lost. I'm going to treat it like a mini vacation and stop when I want to, and take a side road now and then if it looks interesting. I'll be taking Interstate 40 from Los Angeles to around Memphis, where I'll drop down into Atlanta. I did this a couple of years ago and enjoyed it a lot. If anyone has any ideas or good restaurants along that route, let me know.

  It's been a good week. I did two second units on two different television series that went really well and then filled in for a friend of mine on A camera on a pretty big movie  for one day and had a blast. I've been enjoying my two and three day a week schedule, but I'm ready for an actual job. It'll be good to get back home and see some familiar faces. I hope all of you are doing well. Drop me a line sometime.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

you may want to use the website www.roadfood.com
there are some great restaurants listed there. i recommend calling before visiting any of the places listed as the posts on the site are sometimes not up to date.

The Grip Works said...

Sounds like fun !
Have a safe trip

GHB said...

Drive safe. Say hi to Atlanta for me. I miss drinking in Little 5 points!

D said...

Thanks all. I'm looking forward to a few beers in little 5 myself.

Michael Taylor said...

Have a safe and fun trip, and a great job at the end of your journey.

And don't stop posting...

Abad said...

Can you use this? Motorized fisher?

http://youtu.be/r8ssxHpdEuU

D said...

Abad- Great invention! I can see where it would be useful for moco effects shots. Especially if it's repeatable.