JDtR or Just Down the Road, is the TV show on which I crew. By crew I mean I run camera, sound, carry things and occasionally boss people around. I enjoyed the bossing around this last experience, but I found out that my muscles are sad.
Really, really sad.
But let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
I’ve worked on JDtR since the fall of 2012. For those of you who know your stuff, that means I’ve been with the show for about a year. Through the show I’ve been able to film shark fishing, stand-up paddling, people jumping on trampolines, airboats going 50+ miles per hour, manatees, dolphins, beaches, the Kennedy Space Center and a famous barbecue competition. I’ve met Guy Fieri, a NASA astronaut, tons of awesome entrepreneurs, PR people galore, and really the nicest people around.
I have a fun job, eh?
Last week we set out to Arkansas to bring the gorgeous Southern state to TV stations nationwide. We have a 5-person team and we piled into a 15-passenger van with all the equipment.
Our first destination was Hot Springs. We made it without much incident, except some possibly disturbing dancing in the van and an annoying betrayal from Darth Vader (our GPS). After a good night’s rest we geared up for some zip lining at Ouachita Bend Adventures.
Yep, I even had my camera. But before you wig out, just know that the big camera didn’t actually come on the zips with us, we had smaller ones for those.
Zip lining took my breath and words and balance away.
The closest word I can think of for the experience is this: EPIC.
Stay tuned for more JDtR missions and links to the show!