Celebration Productions, Schaumburg, IL.
Midwest liaison to the production personnel associated with major rock talent. Coordinate with the promoters, artists, technicians, and local crews to ensure that requested production needs are promptly managed.
Working with great rock promoters like these guys was pure joy.
Vicki Krone. Bruce Kapp, Jane Heriot, Ray Cassatta, Floyd Dillman, Mike Krone, Jolly Roger, Tim Smith, Sal Dimicelli, David Asher, Marty Butler, Carl and Larry from Flipside Records, and production managing Sam Kinison up in Heaven, Mr. Bobby Sysinski. Peace to the old crew.
Bands: Neil Diamond, Van Halen, Yes, The Who, Ted Nugent, Outlaws, UFO, Deep Purple, REO Speedwagon, Rush, Nazareth, Judas Priest, Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath (with and w/o ozzie), Foghat, Pat Travers, KISS, Molly Hatchet, Loverboy, CheapTrick.
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Maintain and repair industrial video cameras, recorders, players, and miscellaneous support equipment. Assist video personnel in all phases of television production, including camera operator, lighting director, audio engineer, and technical director.
Met two of my video career mentors here, David Gorski and Sidney Fryer.
David instilled in me the idea that industrial t.v. is professional t.v. and not semi-pro. A valuable lesson for a kid who thought rock and roll production was the "real" production.
My first writing mentor, other than my father, is Betsy Sodergren. An amazingly organized individual. And she's just good people anyway.