Well, it seems like it anyway. I've been at this for 20 years!
Images from the past            click thumbnail for larger size version
LildannyThumb.JPG (8323 bytes) I was an early adopter of video technology.
My first camera: a Brownie purchased from our milkman who lived a few blocks away when he had a garage sale. Fortunately for me my dad had a good supply of the old style flashbulbs that I had great fun burning through.
For more old camera stuff, click to: Misc Pix
The editing room at Unusual Films, Bob Jones University, where I learned to edit on the feature film "Sheffey" in the late 70's.
A very "focused" film student. I and my buddies basically lived in this film studio throughout college and grad school emerging occassionally only to eat and chase girls. I learned how to edit sitting in this exact chair (and sitting at the 8-plate Steenbeck in the next room). Thank you Dr. Katherine Stenholm and Tim Rogers for teaching me how to cut.
And thank you to this man, Wade K. Ramsey, Jr., for teaching me camera. The old blimped Mitchell wasn't quite as nimble to get from location to location as a VX-1000, but what a heritage of quality. (on a soundstage set of "Sheffey.")
Shooting a promo for Bethel College in Minnessota, 1981. Camera is an Eclair NPR 16mm that I owned at the time with friend Dave Peters.
How we used to cut film in the "old days." But I must say that the only real system problem we ever had was when the light bulb in the viewer burned out.
Interlocking two 6-plate Moviola flatbeds together to get 2 pictures and 4 audio tracks at the same time. This was hot stuff! On right is college pal Dave Peters who is now an assistant pastor in Pennsylvania after many years of involvement in production in California.
A computerized "Rubik's Cube" set I designed for an industrial show when the puzzle toy was all the rage. This was before the days of the PC. We made the colored facets blink on and off in different patterns using an assembly line process computer our secretary's husband "borrowed" for a few days from the Caddilac plant where he was an engineer.
Shooting a spot for Ford on an Arriflex 16SR, which soon became my (and everyone else's) favorite 16mm camera.
With a client and our wives at the International Film and Television Festival of New York.
Lowering the boom on Bill Bright. I worked with a Hollywood crew in LA shooting a series called "Reaching Your World" with Dr. Bright. I was the boom guy and picked up many great techniques from veteran sound man and all-around nice guy, Ish Garcia.
How we used to edit in the not-so-distant past. The Betacam linear editing suite at Arrowhead Productions International, where many hundreds of hours of my youth were spent. (It has since been upgraded substantially)
And one more memory - my kids when they were tykes. Weren't they just so cute? My daughter never forgave me for selling the bike, a Yamaha XT-600. I believe it was an '86 or '87. To see the bike that finally replaced it after 10 years, click here and scroll to the bottom.
    For a repair manual and/or complete parts microfiche for your bike, CLICK HERE

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