ET's Jamie, aka "Knocksberry Harm"
Earlier that morning, Brittany had directed the "Walk To Africa" event. Mark Steines's church put on this event to raise money to support "Miracle Medical Missions", mission trips to Africa. Mark has already been on one (with other friends, including Everybody Loves Raymond's Patricia Heaton), and he is a strong supporter.
It was really rewarding to be able to capture a nonprofit event with so many good people! All participants walked 8 miles, and the goal was that, with 1000 participants, their cumulative distance covered would equal the 8000-mile distance it is from here to Africa! Brittany was a charming interviewer, as she had built up experience from her past two semesters' participation in her college's TV course in California.
An extra plus!?? They had FREE COFFEE AND BANANAS!!!I was able to stock up on nanners since there were extras. And some people already know how I occasionally side-step the "only take one piece of fruit out of the dining center" rule at UNI…
This morning, we woke up at 5:45 to film a motocross event. (This morning thing is totally encouraging my coffee addiction...)
My knowledge of Motocross pretty much consisted of the 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie "Motocrossed", where that tomboy girl chops off all her hair so she looks like her brother. That really used to upset me. It wasn't like that today…there were racers of all ages and sizes, from cute little boys to a stud-ette girl racer (named Gina!), to a man over 70! It was HOT OUTSIDE!!
Aaron, the boy intern, did a great job directing this shoot. Our job was to feature Andy, the son of a Key Grip at Entertainment Tonight. (Starting to see the connection?) We shot two races. Again, it was a fun challenge to capture the fast, athletic sights and sounds…revving of engines, sweat pouring off of their brows, the clouds of dust after the bikes raced out of sight. OH and the GIANT DISGUSTING SCAB Andy got after he was run over by another biker during the first race. He won first place in his class the second time around. I guzzled so much water that I felt like a rolly-polly waterballoon about to burst.
One of the best parts of the day? I finally figured out to make the perfect cup of coffee with our apartment's coffee maker! And I've almost used up this stupid can of pinto beans, too. I am really not a cook. I miss the UNI dining centers.