I always say at a big media event – we the media are getting bored when we start interviewing each other.
Upon meeting up with Team Lenslinger this year at NAB, we almost immediately started interviewing each other. Suffices to say there was way to much going on to be bored.
It was the ultimate pleasure to run into Stewart, Chris, Anthony, Rick and Emily on the floor. The “team” worked their butts off on the floor of NAB and grabbed some great interviews and stories. Photos and videos continue to dribble out. I look forward to see what comes out of the editing room when Chris Weaver gets done with it.
In the meantime, here’s a raw (and rather long – I apologize for rambling) interview of Stewart Pittman interviewing me. We later reversed the roles and should have an interview of me interviewing Stewart. Stay tuned for that.
Ever since orb-hurling hothead Kenny “Not the Gambler” Rogers openly assailed a cameraman for reasons known only to himself, I’ve felt compelled to issue Schmuck Alerts. What can I say? Some folks were put on this Earth to cure Polio, refine space flight, or stop global warming. Me – I’m here to lambast those who manhandle fancycams. I’m cool with that. What I’m NOT cool with is my civic duty interfering with the meandering introspection and half-baked analysis highlighted here at Viewfinder BLUES. So, after a long weekend of being locked away in the Lenslinger Labs with the trusty Weave, I appear before you addled, odiferous and a more dedicated than ever to kicking my pixel-addiction. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:
Give it a click, won’t you? There you’ll find everything you ever wanted to know about those folks stupid enough to wrestle with a functional recording device. Cops! Criminals! City Leaders! Celebrities! Some guy with gravy on his shirt! NOBODY’ SAFE from the open disdain and trademark snark doled out at this, the latest subsidiary of Lenslinger Industries. Come for the mockery! Stay for the overblown prose! No — wait! Don’t Go! it ain’t just me runnin’ my mouth. Oh No! We got a cast of thousands! (Okay, Weaver said he would help…)
The Schmuck Alert Justice League aims to be you one-stop source for unwarranted fisticuffs with the Fourth Estate. Videos! Polls! Guest contributors and maybe even a Poetry Slam or two! When it comes to spotlighting the plight of camera crews and the buffoons who abuse them, schmuckalert.com is well worth the visit. Be one of the first hundred visitors and win a Viewfinder BLUES virtual t-shirt! Think how impressed your Facebook friends will be when you tell them you’re wearing that over your regular pajama top!
Seriously, if schmuckalert.com stops just ONE portly rent-a-cop, ONE shackled crackhead, ONE star-crossed trollop from laying hands on their friendly neighborhood lenslinger, then the three showers I skipped over the past few days will be more than worth it. Just ask my wife! Or better yet – leave us alone altogether! There’s plenty to keep you busy over there, so dive right and get your fill of silly linkage, sophomoric humor and more scary drifters than you can shake a restraining oder at. When you’re back in the mood for more adult fare, I’ll be RIGHT HERE … playing with my action-figure.