Posts Tagged ‘Bill Rolland Inc’

Suggestion Boxed In

February 6, 2018

Oh. Well then. Never mind.

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ACTION ITEM: As Mr. Rogers would say, look for the helpers

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Coffee Service at My Hotel This Week

January 22, 2018

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Now just waiting for the dispenser to be filled.

Weary

January 19, 2018

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One of our vacation destinations this past week was Death Valley. We stopped at Father Crowley Overlook to drink in the view. A nearby Park Service ranger told us the Navy practiced flying jets through the narrow canyon, bordering the Overlook, called Rainbow Canyon. We waited. And waited. And waited. Nothing. This young feller next to us grew as tired of waiting as we did.

ACTION ITEM: One more minute, I promise

Pretzel Logic

January 17, 2018

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I know my family agreed to limit gift-giving this year (instead we spent holidays on an adventure tour of the California deserts), but this was under the tree tagged with my name – the bag of pretzels the in-laws got on the plane from Phoenix.

ACTION ITEM: Mmmmmm. Nom nom crunch crunch

Just Brew It

January 15, 2018

Joined friends for beer and burgers at Moonraker Brewing Company this weekend in Auburn, CA.

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Foodtruck catering was provided by The Dive (a small family restaurant just down the road from us). We’re pretty amazed at the number and variety of breweries here in town, plus they all seem equally buzzing with hipsters, kidsters, and friendly pupsters. Reminds me of pubs in the UK.

ACTION ITEM: Tip your brewmaster

My Bob Ross Moment

December 18, 2017

 

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Captured this image of the North Yuba River while on my way to a site survey near Downieville, CA. Not inventive or unique, but pretty nevertheless.

ACTION ITEM: Enjoy

The Amtico Co., Ltd: Craft Services Wizards

December 11, 2017

While on a recent shoot in the UK, the customer arranged craft services (catering) duties with skill and aplomb. Delivered from a nearby restaurant, everything was delicious and attractively displayed; a well-balanced variety to suit any taste; plus lots of it for our crew of three. The choices were really practical, too, as much of it didn’t require plates, tableware, or messy condiments.

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ACTION ITEM: Whomever is in charge of craft services, be sure 1. it’s delivered to your shoot location (so you’re not wasting time traveling), 2. It’s fresh and flavorful, 3. It’s simple, and 4. It respects anyone’s dietary restrictions (Not sure? Ask!)

This Sounds New: Sennheiser® MKH 416

December 1, 2017

Picked this up a few months ago, and despite the cost (name brands like Sennheiser generally command a premium, but are even sometimes worth it. In the trade, we call it the “Sony Tax”), have loved working with it.

ACTION ITEM: Pay for the best equipment you can afford and you’ll only have to buy it once

Super Happy Funtimes: Video Capture Setup Time-lapse

December 1, 2017

Ever wonder what it takes to set up for a video interview? Wonder no longer – here’s the entire setup, from start to finish, in a 30-second time-lapse video shot with a GoPro camera from about 2009.

ACTION ITEM: Look at it. Look. At. It.

Phillips 66’s Aimee Lohr On The Ease Of Working With Bill Rolland

November 29, 2017

One of my favorite clients (very professional but also funny and thoughtful), Aimee always appreciates that I look out for her interests, mostly by attending to every detail.

ACTION ITEM: I try to keep notes on every project, while it’s in progress, on what I may have missed or could do better. I find it keeps me on the track to steady improvement. Now you try it 😉


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