Thursday, March 23, 2006

WHOA! I'm Back From The Dead!

Okay, so I know I haven't posted in a while... but I'm hoping to get back in the habit. At least to help me stay connected to those around me.

I don't want to make this post a laundry list of all the crap that I am doing that is stressing me out, so instead I'll just share an interesting anecdote.

I was directing my Nightly News show, and as director I am calling the shots on the show. So I'm watching the monitors, telling the technical director to change the cameras, etc. It got a little loud in the studio, and I asked everyone to keep it down because I was having trouble concentrating.

Here at Emerson, there are perpetual campus tours. Emerson is a marketing machine, bringing in 7th and 8th graders on occasion to hook 'em early. So I guess the normality of seeing a tour group coupled with the fact that I was focusing on directing a show made me miss it.

I found out what "it" was after the show.

Tim Robbins.

Yeah, That Tim Robbins. The academy award winner.

He was on a tour of Emerson College, and he was in the studio while I was directing a show. Funny thing about it is that I never saw him. So I can't even tell the story as "I saw Tim Robbins". I can only say "Apparently Tim Robbins was behind me on Tuesday". Strange.

Most later.


Anonymous said...

Who's Tim Robbins? Glad your back. :~}

Voyageur Poetique said...

Atleast you had professionalism when Tim Robbins was in the studio and you weren't the dumbfounded fan "Oh Mr. Robbins I loved you in Shawshank..." and bring up some strange thing you think you have in common with him like "Shawshank prison was in Maine Mr. Robbins and I am from Maine too." That would have wierded him out for sure. I bet he was impressed that you kept working despite the distractions.

Anonymous said...

Oh TIM ROBBINS from Shawshank Redemtion. Oh fool am I. I thought it must be someone from the otherside of the camera. I never even thought about actors! how dumb am I. And I agree with Voyager P. He must have thought you were professional not to get up and gush. Keep up your cool style.

katier said...

Wow. That is really weird and cool.