January 12, 2014

California Video Shoot


California Video Shoot
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for January 12, 2014


On Wednesday, I hopped on a jet plane for a quick trip to City of Industry, California to help shoot a video for work.  I always forget there's mountains until I get there.  They sure are pretty.


I was there to spend a couple of day's in my company's California Office.  I had the chance to spend some time with my co-workers and spent all day Thursday shooting promotional videos for our webstore, www.serversdirect.com.  I also had a few minutes outside enjoying the seventy degree weather and sunshine and wondering why the heck it is again that I live in Minnesota?


The videos consisted of footage of our production center and work processes as well as hour long interviews of my co-workers and I which will be edited into a bunch of short videos covering many different topics.  My boss, Dave, went first to set the tone which made me glad.  I didn't want to set the tone.  I'm too hyper for that.

My co-worker, Tim, also made the trip with us and did the interviews as well.  He's a really smart guy who is our Director of Field engineering and has designed mega-servers for companies like Netflix.  I kept telling people the only reason I was there was because the camera loves me and they needed me to pretty up the video.  Not sure if anyone believed that or not.

We had some unique eating experiences again while we were there including going out with our good friend, Wayne from Microsoft, to an All You Can Eat Korean BBQ.  It was interesting because the waitress kept bringing us different kinds of meat to grill in the middle of our table.  At least I think it was meat.


When I came home I was sad to see that we still had snow on the ground and the lakes were still frozen.  How long does this winter thing last again?