So I thought what a great thing if we could build a studio for the photographers that still are in business that don’t have the wherewithal to have a studio but they could share it so this is kind of a co-op community studio that I’ve created. This equipment you see here was brought here by Flair Media Group. He is a professional videographer. He’s done commercials for Toyota and other companies in the area and so he’s collaborating now. So we want to make it a collaborative community effort to have a studio that is affordable for photographers, videographers, small businesses to do headshots, maybe some company videos, etc.
Get the good news out there. It’s so insidious you know how much bad news is promoted on a daily basis through the papers the magazines the TV etc. It was 1995 or so a friend of mine suggested that I stop watching the news and reading the newspaper. He said I would feel better. I said, “oh that’s a bunch of bunk”. He said, “no no come on try it”. So all right I’ll try it and lo and behold after a few weeks I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. That was my first kind of wake-up call to wow there really are merchants of chaos you know that make a fortune creating trouble out there and you know anybody watching this can take a look. They probably understand what I’m saying.
When you and Pat and Orianna came to me with this idea, the Community Good News Warehouse, I thought what a marvelous creation to be part of. So to have something that offsets the balance to promote you know the kid who won the spelling bee, you know what I mean, where’s that go. It’s never on the news or the people that helped the girl scouts win the you know the price for the most cookie sales or the team that won the little league regional championships. So there is a lot of good things that happen in our community, it’s just normally not promoted for whatever reason.