Monday, June 18, 2007

From My-Army-Guy on June 16

The Pentagon news brief was a resounding success and I am, indeed, the big stud on base. But that will last only as long as I keep succeeding and I'm definitely keeping busy.

It was a multi-media type presentation with the Col. giving an introduction (I wrote it using his East Texas vernacular including a couple of y'alls thrown in), then presenting some Apache gun camera footage (I edited it and sterilized it for general public release by taking out all the symbology that shows on the heads up display), then some slides with general info on the aircraft and the unit, and finally a little "final word" outro.

It worked out well except the satellite kept cutting out because of a wind storm we were having. But it came across as a very slick production.

Today, though, I have to get some video that I arranged to be shot last night and it's all locked up in a cabinet at one of the infantry brigades. So everyone's in a panic because I have to edit it ASAP. It's going to have to wait, though, until they find the kid who shot the video and that won't happen until this afternoon because, like I said, it's one of the infantry brigades and they aren't the ones in a panic. Good stuff.

I do all this video editing, by the way, without any kind of editor except for Windows Movie Maker. It's a pain in the butt.

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