As a freelance camera operator, it seems to me that every year is beginning to look like every other year. I always seem to be shooting the same events year after year after year.
In some ways, it kind of comforting, knowing that you have work each year, but in other ways it can start to feel very… humdrum.
Here are a “few” of the events that I have shot so far in 2014.
High School sports both football and basketball,
are always events that I shoot every year.
This was the first time that I have shot Tennis.
It was an ESPN shoot at the University of Illinois.
I shoot Conventions every year in the Hotels and Conventions in the area.
Big and Small. It’s kind of your Bread & Butter.
At these conventions you sometimes get to meet Mayors, Governors, Police Chiefs,
Community Leaders, and the occasional celebrity or sport figure,
like Deion Sanders.
Occasionally I get to shoot something out of the ordinary,
like the opening of the China Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibition
at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Then, there are the bigger ticket shoots like Big Ten football
at Purdue University Ross-Ade Stadium
or ESPN shoots at North Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois.
or Miami of Ohio University in Oxford, OH.
But then, you always have to come back to your stand-bys.
Like studio work on a nationally syndicated TV show.
Yeah… the same thing year in and year out.
But who’s complaining.