Pam Cole, Editor
Nov. 8, 2005, 10:25 a.m.
Is it just me or is it impossible to go anywhere in this city without
running into people in the film/video business? Saturday, I was
at a neighborhood groundbreaking ceremony, shooting a little video
for my neighborhood website. I live in the great neighborhood of
LaVista Park and occasionally
help out with such things. Imagine my surprise to be squeezed in
between two news videographers (me and my little PD-150), who turned
out to be the nicest guys in the world. When my much-used mini-DV
tape jammed right at the start of the ceremony, Clinton Jones, to
my left and shooting for the mayor's office, quickly whipped out
a spare DVCAM tape from his bag and offered it to me. Just thinking
about it still brings tears to my eyes. Such kindness deserves mention.
That's Clinton Jones of Magic Eye Productions in Atlanta, GA.
After the ceremony, which the Mayor ditched for some reason, something
to do with an upcoming election, the cute guy to my right from channel
46 interviewed me. If you didn't blink during the evening news on
Saturday, you might have seen me, standing behind my PD-150 and
touting my neighborhood.
The weather has been impossibly warm and beautiful in Atlanta,
a fact of which, producers now forced from Canada by winter, should
take note. Hollywood can't touch the weather we've been having in
Atlanta for the last month. I'm certain that the production crews
of The Last Adam and The Gym, both shooting locally,
would testify to that.
I'm busy putting together the next edition of Southern Screen Report
with my band of worthy volunteers. It's going to have some really
nice surprises. I'm disappointed by the lack of advertising support,
but hopefully that will change. After all, I'm still breaking ground
with my little newsletter. Georgia filmmakers just aren't used to
having more than one print advertising resource.
They'll get used to it.