Did a quick job last week editing together some clips for a client in Las Vegas. He was putting together a demo DVD of public speaking appearances for submission to a speakers’ bureau. His producer is from Northampton, so it was convenient for her to drop in for approvals at various stages of editing.
On Tuesday, I videotaped an audition for a violin camp. Apparently, certain camps are getting very competitive, with students expected to submit a professional-looking demo. The 13-year-old violinist sounded great, playing two very complex pieces (a little daunting for me, since I just got a violin for Christmas and I’m having trouble with “Twinkle, Twinkle”).
I had done another one of these a couple of years ago for someone doing a singing demo for another camp. I love doing these just to see the talent that’s hiding out here in the valley.
So, what was I doing in a room of 120 women last Friday night? Rudy Wilson Galdonik, a very funny woman, was entertaining a lively crowd at the Girls’ Night Out at Trinity Covenant Church in Machester, CT. I was videotaping Rudy so she could use the footage as a demo. Her humor covers a wide range of topics, including mammograms, ugly cars, cancer, raising children, religion, hiking, and dogs!