|Dear Minneapolis Magic Hotel & Assistant Store......
||[Apr. 18th, 2012|10:33 pm]
|||||Melissa Dunphy playing Beat It on a mandolin||]|
My Kickstarter's fully funded! I'm leaving on Wednesday the 23rd (that's next week) for Minneapolis and I'm looking for two things:
1) a sofa to crash on Wednesday night
2) a voice activated light stand and driver (this is a compensated gig if you find yourself wondering "should I take off work??") - someone who can pick me up at the airport -- and be able to find various places in the twin cities, schlep lights, wrangle model releases, take some background photos & video -- must love rollergirls. Photographer preferred, but no reasonable mad-person refused (ideal candidate would be a photographer who's also on one of the derby teams and knows everybody). This is Wednesday afternoon - evening and Thursday afternoon - evening.
I could rent a car and get a hotel but what's the fun in that?
*** NOTE: couch owner & assistant do not need to be the same person ***
I'm photographing the North Star Rollergirls on Wednesday and the Minnesota Rollergirls on Thursday from there I leave into the wild lands with Moxie McCmurder and the Fabulous Lorraine and possibly Birdchick and things get hazy and wonderful from there. But it will be fun, I can promise.
In other news in case you were wondering what things are like around here....
My life: Sit outside on the porch and read a novel.
Roswell's life: Eat bugs that fly inside the lamp shade.
Either way, we both live like gods.
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I have Friday-Sunday of that weekend off so you if need help schlepping over the weekend, you know you can count on me! Will definitely be at the bout on the 28th--cannot wait to see you again and be near the Nexus of Coolness.
i'm sure that i can use plenty of help saturday & sunday.
Floating Dragon is a great book, too.
I just finished (like this afternoon) a re-read of the same book. I sometimes get jealous that you get to have drinks with Peter Freaking Straub - he's been a favorite since I was a teenager and Dad gave me a copy of Shadowland when it came out.
he's @PeterStraubNYC on twitter, I'm sure he'd love to hear that you liked his books.
I thought too late after I started it that I should be doing a Floating Dragon Companion that lists all the 900 characters in it and comes up with a time-line sequence of events. Such a thing is needed.
I already do the twitter thing. And it does have a lot of characters in it, but so do most of his other books. Sometimes I get them mixed up, especially the ones with Tim Underhill.
2012-04-19 02:40 pm (UTC)
I'm on an end-of-month deadline for some software I'm not doing all that well on, so I really shouldn't be taking time off now, unfortunately. Damn, would be a blast, though. (I'll still be out at the gig on Saturday, though, there are severe limits to my dedication to work.)
Let me check on the guest room, though, in case you don't get a more convenient offer (like with your driver).
the couch and the assistant need not be the same person, in fact, probably best if they're not so nobody gets too tired of me.
Many thanks -- I have the couch locked down, Emma Bull offered.
2012-04-19 05:51 pm (UTC)
Well-informed assistant, coffee wench, GPS guru and photographer
Hi Kyle, found out a out your amazing project through a friend and would love to help! I am a photographer and have a Canon 7D and 5D mark II (plus my operating skills) at your disposal. I can also drive, navigate, know exactly where to pick you up at the airport and where to get the best 6am coffee. My sites are www.momentsshared.com and www.studiobetties.com if you want to see examples of those said skills. Contact me at jenn(at)studiobetties(dot)com if you think I can be of service to you!
2012-04-19 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Well-informed assistant, coffee wench, GPS guru and photographer
This is my friend I emailed you about. :)
If you need any more help with this project I would love to be involved! It looks like you already have it covered but I thought I'd throw it out there. I'm in Minneapolis, a photographer with all my own pro equipment. I take direction well and am familiar with derby. If nothing else I have opposable thumbs and can hold a reflector! :)
howdy! I think I have it covered, but jet me your contact info, we may be getting together wednesday night if you'd like to hang out.