As most geeks are, I am a fan of podcasts. I listen to them, I have done a few of my own, and I have co-hosted a few. Podcasting, especially video podcasting, is quickly becoming the next “TV”. [ Revision 3 ] has gone along way in making that a reality, and they go beyond the “newsy” type of podcast that you would find normally, and are actually creating some quality shows.
One of these is [ Scam School ], of which I am a HUGE fan. Scam School star [ Brian Brushwood ] who was recently interviewed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Scam School teaches its viewers how they can do really cool bar tricks in an effort to get free beer, or break the ice with people you want to meet. Brian really makes the show, he is very lively, fun and just an all around kick ass guy.
A couple of weeks ago, March 28, 2009, we met up with [ Tom Merritt ] from another of our favorite podcasts [ "Buzz Out Loud" ]. Tom’s wife Eileen does the video editing for Scam School, and is probably the coolest lady you will ever meet online. While we were talking she asked us to come up and do a shoot with Brian. Well, as you can imagine, I about freaked out right then and there, but was able to keep my composure and say “Uh.. sure, that would be awesome”.
So the next Friday, we road tripped our way up to San Francisco and found ourselves at the [ SF Brewery ]. Aside from having one of the best micro brewed Porter’s I have had in awhile, the atmosphere was awesome. Eileen stopped by and told us to just chill out for awhile while they set up, and we got to meet to Brian which was WAY cool, and of course it was instantly on twitter, and much to my surprise about 5 minutes later this tweet came back from @shwood :
Well, of course, we’re geeks. We don’t put socks on in the morning without putting it on twitter. About an hour later, and 3 beers (to calm me down) we were sitting at a table with bright lights and cameras, and Brian with a deck of cards. I specifically requested no fire, but kind of regret that now, although they said that was never in the plan. It was a fantastic experience though and I can not stress enough, not only how cool Brian was, but all the Revision 3 people were so awesome. They knew we were fans, so they did more then just the normal shoot and we got to see a few super cool card tricks that Brian does.
Of course after wards I had to have my picture taken with Brian and Eileen :
I can’t thank Revision 3, Eileen and Brian enough, for giving this geek an experience that I will remember forever.
Our show will be released tomorrow… so make sure you download it www.revision3.com/scamschool/ , and let us know what you think in the comments.
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