Getting Caught Up

Good evening one and all. It has been a while since I have been on here. Getting my first job in retail to pay the bills has been more tiring than i thought. But a paycheck is a paycheck these days. I am sure I do not have to say anything about the Jets season so far. Rex Ryan said they were a 4-5 team right now on the Michael Kay show on 1050 ESPN Radio this week. The Jets in my opinion have been the same old Jets. All hype and no bite. This roller coaster seems to have more valleys that hills to climb. Guess it is just a little to hard to get over the hill right now. Sanchez needs to step up his game and sharpen his game. Too many interceptions and blown chances. Even with Edwards, the receiving line is hurting. No one is stepping up their game. Let us all hope at some point they can make us all proud to be Jets fans.

Filming at the games has been limited this year due to rain. Anthony and I finally got to our first game this past weekend. Good stuff and as always we were at Sal and Carmine’s. They set up for Thanksgiving dinner at the tailgate. All the trimmings plus some of the usual tailgate food. The fried bananas were great! Received an e mail from the Jets yesterday extending an invitation to take a tour of the new stadium. They have been setting up tours for those interested in getting seats in the new stadium. I am using this as a chance to not just see it, but to film it. They also promised 2 tickets to a game this season. If they can not sell them, why not give them away. Great opportunity at a great time.

Going to be sitting down with Sal and Carmine in the next few weeks. Will also have updates from people I sat down with last year. Have to get into post production mode on a few things and get some others started. Will also be working on some new projects soon.


I Had To Go Back

Well, I sit here, relaxing on the couch in front of what is left of David Hasselhoff.  Do not get me wrong, I love the show. Some good talent on America’s Got Talent.  Just “The Hoff” thinks young but is getting a lil old.  We are not in Germany.  Was on vacation last week, got away for a week.  The second stop of the tour was Long Beach Island.  Great weather in LBI as most of the state got soaked on.  Got to love it.  Went bike riding every day.  Did about 30 miles over two days, not too bad if I must say so.  Videos and pictures to come soon.  Beach was great, waves were very choppy though.  But soooo glad our motel was right across the street.  Just a walk across the street into the pool for a bit so it worked out well.

Since I started this I do not think I have really told the main reason why I did this.  I am at a point in my life where it is time to do what I have always wanted to do, all the way back to being a kid.  For all I can remember I have felt comfortable either in front of a camera or behind it.  I also have enjoyed writing going back to grade school.  I always wrote small things but never really showed anyone.  The first moment I really did, my teacher Mr. Elias made me show him.  He then had me read it to the class & the class was silent.  What can you say, it was only 8th grade.  My writing, along  with others from 6-8th grade were picked for a school collection.  Mine was chosen best overall.  Since then in classes I got high grades on creative writing.

For some reason, I enjoy the creativity and storytelling aspect of both sides of it.  I took a basic TV production class my freshman year of high school and loved it.  The AV department had a VHS on the shoulder video camera (circa 1988) that was allowed to be signed out.  I must have signed it out over 100 times during high school.  Also, since my vision problem sidelined me with wrestling, I shot the video of the teams matches.  I shot all matches my Junior and Senior year.  I also did small films for extra credit in a bunch of classes.  I also took it out for non school uses.  Come on, wouldn’t you?

But even doing all that never stuck in my head as something to do.  For some reason, I did not see myself going in a creative direction.  I mean I wanted to get into Marketing but I was naive I just was not prepared for what I really wanted to do with life.  In college I stuck with Marketing.  I did do some college radio on William Paterson University’s (then college) campus radio WCRN.  The one not on FM radio.  I enjoyed doing it too.  I also got involved with some students small films both behind the camera and as talent.  It was staring me in the face the whole time and I never saw it.  In wrestling I eventually went behind the scenes and as much as I hate to say it like this, I wrote the angles and behind the scenes stuff.  I am a wrestling purist and just hate to say things even though people already know them.    It took me to age 33 to realize what I should have done.

So the documentary and other things have brought me to this point with LBProd.  As a tribute to my grandparent’s bakery they had in Belmar, NJ, Levy’s Bakery.  I know, no duh!  I will be writing more about my backstory later.   I just felt the need to get that out.  After all this time I know a career path for me that makes sense.  But as towhat part and in what direction, there lies the fun part.  Finding my place in where I want to be.  I will be 35 in October and realize the road less traveled is the one I need to choose.  But for now, telemarketing to pay the bills will have to do.  In this economy, finding a job is like finding a needle in a stack of needles.  Be back soon.