The week started on Sunday with a flight to New York City for a press Conference with Cisco & The New York Yankees. Working for Audio Visual Techniques (Santa Clara) I directed a simple two camera shoot. (Those simple ones often turn out to be a hi-profile/hi-pressure shows and this was no exception). Cisco is putting into place 1,100 Hi-Def displays throughout the stadium - in hallways, bars, suites and even bathrooms. (The new Yankees' stadium opens in April, '09). After the event on Tuesday, it was back to SFO (20 hour day, door to door!).
The next day I directed the The Tech Awards program in San Jose for Davinci Fusion. The Tech Awards recognize the best of those who are utilizing innovative technology solutions to address the most urgent critical issues facing our planet. One award winner had saved an estimated 3 million lives by developing a non-reusable hypodermic needle system! Check out The Tech Awards website: http://www.techawards.org/about/
Hey, my job the next day was in Santa Clara so why not spend another night at the S.J. Crown Plaza. Thursday's show (for AVT again) was the Cisco Shareholder's meeting.
I ended the week on Saturday directing the Safeway Foundation fundraiser, Produced by DaVinci Fusion. Very creative show - rotating circular stage in the middle. Musical performance by Kenny Loggins. Previous Safeway Foundation shows I directed had Melissa Etheridge and Barry Manilow as performers.