Just got back from NAB, and boy are my arms tired. Actually, the NAB (The National Association of Broadcasters) show was really light this year. But the truth is, light or heavy on the traffic, I really do enjoy seeing my friends – especially the ones that live across the country, like Ko Maruyama, or across the world like John Dickinson, Eran Stern or Maltaannon.
And of course hanging out with the people that actually design the software I use is the thing that really stokes me. Guys like Peder Norrby (The creator of Trapcode, and a phenominaly nice and modest guy), Zax Dow (Zaxwerks – who was kind enough to give me a ride back from the Media Motion Cafe), the hard working team at Red Giant Software, Wes Plate (Automatic Duck), Jim and Debbie from Digital Anarchy, Robert Sharp (DigiEffects), the gang at GridIron Software… all of them. The work done by these people have profoundly impacted my life, and it’s a dream to hang around with them and get to know them.
I actually had Eran and Trish and Chris Meyer Bail me out during a presentation when I had a brain freeze – yeah it wasn’t my best presentation ever – not enough sleep… But it was nice to know that they were there for me.
All of that said… I’m not too big a fan of Vegas. I’m glad we do this one only once a year. Well… except for Macworld. And Sigraph. And IBC… oh crap.