If there is one aspect to success in media that I am utterly pathetic in, it is schmoozing. I mean, I'm this guy:
Me: the Dork
Oh, sure, I have improved quite a bit since these days:
Me: the Dweeb
But, come on, you know I'm not the life of the party.
Add to that my inability to keep people interested in what I say unless it is one-on-one, and... well... you've got a recipe for the guy at a party that no one really hangs around. In fact, one assignment for a film class was to get six business cards at an event with a bunch of Hollywood bigwigs. One of my other professors, who knew my predicament, walked by my seat and dropped six of his cards on my plate.
I believe I got an A in that class.
You get the picture.
I know--I was there.
Suffice it to say, I really enjoy getting to know people when the opportunity affords itself. And this evening I had the opportunity to meet with James N. Weber. He's a cool guy who has been involved with some pretty impressive--and important--projects. He's also putting together a website full of Final Cut Pro Tutorials from around the web. So if you're looking for some helpful videos, go check it out.
And if you'd like to chat with me and do a little--and I mean: minuscule, since I'm not very important--hobnobbing, feel free to drop me a line and/or add me on Facebook.
On the other hand, if you hope to meet attractive girls and powerful studio executives... I suggest you spend your time elsewhere. I'm just a guy with a green screen I painted on a wall in my basement.
Oh yeah, you know all the girls want to hang out at my place.
Your Media Production Mentor