Thursday, September 12, 2013
A VISIT FROM THE MOVIE MAKERS
SOMETHING THEY SAW ON THE WEB ATTRACTED THEM ----SO THEY HOPPED A PLANE IN CALGARY, ALBERTA---FLEW TO FLAGSTAFF--RENTED A CAR---AND SHOWED UP AT OUR CAMPGROUND OUT IN THE NATIONAL FOREST NEAR GRAND CANYON.
Ran into this nearly naked lady at the Laundromat--yes it's Laurie-- so determined to wash everything she has--that she borrowed a towel for modesty's sake then threw her total wardrobe into the washers.
And then they arrived--- there they are---a high powered director of many movies and documentaries and his equally famous cameraman---Can't tell you who they are(confidentiality agreement) but you would know their movies.
Super nice folks---who took the time to answer our questions about movie making and the famous stars they have worked with.
And then they began to film----EVERYTHING.
Laurie's solar panel array
Bob's amazing trailer.
And me. It's really a treat to be directed and filmed by experts---they know how to extract the gold from their subjects---everyone enjoyed their on camera experience.
They came inside my rig and recorded 3 of my best poems and extracted a condensed version of my philosophy.
They really know how to deal with people. Judy told her story and let them film the inside of her van.
Meet Curtis----he drove 1,500 miles to be here---has engineered his mini-van for great comfort---and mileage.
Meet Dan---a terrific photographer who has wandered the West for 27 years recording its spectacular beauty.
That's famous Bob Wells on the right---webmaster of www.cheaprvliving.com and http://cheaprvlivingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Photo-me-wiring.jpg . Bob's adventures make him a candidate for a lead role. The other guy is Connolly?--a professional who embraced simplicity and moved into his car.
See what I mean? He's comfortable and mobile.
And the cameras sought out Laurie---for 2 sessions.
And again at the campfire. Cameras were rolling as she sang the song she wrote for my birthday---"BETWEEN THE HIGHWAY AND THE WIND"
And I performed my signature poem "THE DANCE OF TESTOSTERONE" .
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: I still don't know why those nice people flew down here and filmed us---doesn't matter---was an enjoyable and enriching experience. I'm training myself to accept what life offers and to dance to whatever music is playing.