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.

8 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.

Teresa said...

This is really good. Hope you have enjoyed the trip. You can use back support cushion to have a good and relaxing time while driving across.