Thursday, February 02, 2006

Hollywood here I come!

Maybe not just yet, but it was pretty cool being a part of a TV show. Ok, so it was just a regional show, which I have never heard of, that airs on the WB network, at weird times, but hey how many TV shows have you been on?

First off I want to thank Jose and the rest of the guys at Thunder Valley for inviting me to come out and shoot with them. Jose and I got there about 8:30and everybody else started showing up around 9. Everybody else being Vaquero Hayes, Graver, Abu, Graver’s Rose, Coog, Randy Atcher, Lizzy of the Valley, Fighting Eagle, and of Course Redneck Rebel, and Ellie Mae. We got everything set up and then did a little plinking to warm up. I shoot some .22 with Randy Atcher and then the crew showed up.

The crew being the hosts and film crew for the show “Firepower TV” It is sponsored by Keilser’s Gun Shop in Jeffersonville Indiana and airs on the WB network on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. I have never seen the show, but the people involved obviously knew what they were doing and seemed to do a good job getting shots, and making the whole thing work. This was the first CAS event these guys had covered so it was new to them. They loved out costumes and the range and started taking film of everything right away.

We started filming the long range side match events and then moved into shooting stages. Every one of us was filmed shooting a stage and even though I wasn’t nervous about being on film, I was very rusty and shot badly all day. It seemed like everyone shot poorly but had fun. They interviewed several of the shooters, and while I didn’t get interviewed they took a lot of close-ups of me in my gear. Actually I’m guaranteed to get my leather and hat on the show since I loaned it to the shows host to shoot a stage and wear around for a while.

All in all I think it was a great day and I think they should be able to put together a great show from the footage they took. It should air in a couple of months and I’m really looking forward to it. The guys at “Firepower TV” are also going to put together a pilot episode for the Outdoor Channel so who knows, we may become National stars!

Yeah, and maybe I'm a Chinese jet pilot. -jose

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