Andy Newman, Startup Bus and SXSW

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Events

Posted By: Eric Leslie

So I’m in San Diego, finishing up a shoot with Astute Solutions when I see a call from Nate Riggs on my cell. I decided to ignore it and pack up my equipment instead when a twitter DM quickly follows from the persistent Mr. Riggs that read:

call me ASAP. Have a potential gig for SXSW with @mitchneff that has a budget attached. Startup bus. Shooter.

Enter Andy Newman

We recently brought Andy on to help serve even more clients with great, quality work. Looking through our production schedule and resource list it was really clear who should make the trip. Andy got the assignment and we wanted to share his experience with you:

And a few quick notes from Andy’s blog:

“In the end, there’s one thing I’ll remember from the trip more than anything else. One of the budding entrepreneurs was talking to me about my video work and what it was like to come up with a video, shooting and editing on a bus over the course of three days. Not unlike their companies, my project required a lot of fast thinking and long days. He made a comment to me that as great as the trip was, he didn’t get to take any of it in. The people, the places. His head was always down in a computer, hard at work. While the experience was rewarding, he missed a lot of the small moments, the memories.

And it hit me. That’s where my job lives. I live in that singular moment. I have to capture and produce it to share with others. So the ones on the bus, for the ones that weren’t there, or couldn’t be there, or may want to be there one day can experience it. A single moment in time like a sunrise or a good conversation will pass quickly, and it’s my job to make sure it lives on forever.”

4 Comments

  1. Tim West
    March 15, 2012

    Great job Andy! Was fun riding with you…

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  2. Tim West
    March 15, 2012

    Great job Andy! Was fun riding with you…

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    • Andy Newman
      March 15, 2012

      Thanks Tim! Enjoyed meeting all of you as well. The ride was a lot of fun. I’m sure I’ll be in touch in the future.

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  3. Adam Morton
    October 29, 2012

    Favorite part: “Somewhere in Texas” followed by the Alamo facade along the highway. Haha

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