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A Day in the Life of A Television Photographer

By: Mike Moore

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Monday, 5-Jul-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
50th Anniversary of Rock and Roll

Sun Studio with flash
Sun Studio without
People walking by at 4:30am
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This should have been called the 50th anniversary of "That's All Right", Elvis's first song. It has been said that the first rock and roll record was Rocket 88 recorded at Sun a year or 2 early. There were a few stars at this. Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz, Isaac Hayes, and a few others. I never saw Justin or Cameron. I was to busy scrambling setting up two live shots. One was for the multbox feed of the ceremony and the other was for Joe Birch to toss to he ceremony. I needed two because the station thought there was going to be a satellite feed of the song being started by Scotty Moore(Elvis's guitarist)...there was but it was an audio feed for radio. There is nothing like scrambling to get something done hoping that it works. It did and it looked fine on the air but it is to much pressure for one person. As long as I save the shot, I don't get help from the station so this will never change.
I was planning on taking a few more pictures, but I was to busy from 4am to 1pm to actually stop and shoot any pictures. Scotty Moore happened to stop in front of our live shot location so I snapped off a few. The sun studio shots were at 4:30am.

Wednesday, 9-Jun-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
County Commission Meeting

At the meeting early
County Commission
Finance people
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What a boring long day. It was budget for the commission. I was told to be there at 9:00 but it didn't start until 9:30 and they really didn't start until 9:45. The worst part about the day was that we were going on early at 4:00 because of Reagan funeral coverage. The story we wanted didn't start until 2:40.That meant that I had to scramble to get 2 vo/sots cut and the live truck set up. I also had to stand at the meeting for most of the day. I can say that it does beat being out in the heat.

Thursday, 3-Jun-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
School Board Committee Meeting

On the elevator
Walking down the hall
Carrying everything including lunch
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I covered a school board meeting today.

Wednesday, 2-Jun-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Uneventful Day

View from federal court
Leaving federal court
Almost to the trolley line
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Monday, 31-May-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Memorial Day

Empty Parking lot on Memorial Day
Matt and Tim waiting for work
Brent grooming himself
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I hate working holidays. It makes me realize how important it is to spend time with family. It also makes me realize that I am a grunt. I have an important job yet I am not paid as much as people on the 3rd floor(sales). This day was tough because I had to cover a burn victim who came home to spend time with his family before he is to have more major surgery. John Quinn is only 5 years old but he was burned over 95% of his body last year. My heart aches just thinking about what life will be like for him. I don't think I want to cover another story about him. Here is the story.

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