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Sorry about the updates lately not having pictures, we've been posting from computers other than our own.
Anyway, yesterday started off full force with us getting up nice and early to get ready for our interview with Mr. Charlie Rosene, a sports producer at the local NBC affiliate. Although at this point in my life, I'm not particularly interested in that type of work, and I've never followed professional sports, it was still fascinating to talk to someone on the production side. He was impressively laid back with his California beachy sunglasses, California beachy haircut, and California beachy attitude. We met him at the (evidently) famous Bill's Pancake House, where we enjoyed a top-notch breakfast, and some even top-notchier muffins. We then strolled down to Manhattan Beach for the interview. I had my first experience behind the camera, which I was pretty awesome at... except for the part where I left the camera running after I put it away... whoops. So, uh... if anyone wants to watch a half hour of a camera inside a dark backpack in a van near Manhattan Beach, I'm your guy.
After the interview, we went on a frantic search for Wi-fi so we could get directions. We ended up dropping in to the local public library hoping to use a computer, but on finding that you needed to have a library card to access the internet, we consulted the librarian. I've often wondered how people ever found anything out before google, and this librarian showed me how. He sported a wispy white haircut, suspenders, a pink buttonup shirt, a masonic ring and necklace, and bugs clipped to his cuffs and suspenders. He was the perfect librarian. He quickly looked through a book of maps, suggested a route, and we were on our way to interview Greg Killingsworth, co-founder of Killingsworth Presentations.
We arrived at his place of business with no complications, and a bit early. After meeting with Nigel, one of the marketing gurus, we sat down in the lobby, and waited for Mr. Killingsworth to finish up a high-powered business conference call. Once he was done, we started the interview which was easily the longest so far. Mr. Killingsworth was interesting becusause he is the first of our interviewees who has focused on the business side as well as the artistic side.
At this point we must hop on the road, so I'll fill in the details later. Off to Disneyland!