Carrying on Aunt Erika's Tradition...
When I picked up my first video camera, I fell in love. I immediately wanted to tell a story. One of my first projects was "Turkeycam", the story of Thanksgiving from the turkey's point of view. I then moved on to producing "The California Connection". This was a news program featuring highlights of our home videos to send back to the family. Because of my enthusiasm for videotaping, my girlfriend, Natalee, sent me a gift...a one year subscription to a video trade magazine. This was just what I needed to move from amateur, someone who just loved to videotape her family, to professional videographer.
Now, I know how Aunt Erika felt about filming. It is just something we love to do.
What I LOVE about MY JOB.
Knowing how much those home movies meant to me, both as a child, and as an adult, has made me LOVE MY JOB even more. I LOVE to videotape families, just like my Aunt Erika did for her whole life. Unlike me, though, she was never paid a single penny for her work. She did it out of the love of her heart. She was affectionately known as the "woman behind the lens". I'll never forget the time I was videotaping HER for the FIRST TIME. She immediately screamed, "DON'T PAN SO FAST!"