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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

SUSAN SAID THEY LOOKED GOOD

SILLY SUNGLASSES NOT MINE, NOT MY IDEA

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The sun was about this bright when I was coaxed into wearing these ridiculous looking sunglasses for a promotional shoot at Summerfest.

Susan and I were happy again to head down to the Summerfest grounds and shoot a commercial for our sponsorship of Childrensfest Day. Incidentally, it's coming up on Monday. Bring the kids.

So it was a very bright day, and in addition to the natural sunlight into which we were asked to stare directly, we had our lighting specialist reflecting additional light upon us. 

Credit where credit is due: the crew put together a terrific shot. It looked great and was done by the book. The only problem was, I couldn't stop squinting. On top of it, my eyes were watering every time I tried to look into the camera.

So Jimmy Collins says I can wear his sunglasses. They kind of looked like those to the left... only like a way cheaper version. Jimmy is the promotions guy in charge of the shoot.

I don't really wear sunglasses anyway, much less somebody else's, so I knew there was a good chance I'd look like a dork. I was careful to ask the ladies what they thought. Nali, a nice young lady on the technical crew approved... and of course my partner Susan Kim would have to sign off.

She not only didn't she say they looked bad, but she said they looked good. I asked multiple times if she was sure they looked okay, and she was.

I came back from vacation and saw the promotion on the air and almost spit out my coffee. I looked like I was about to shed my shirt and take off of my super-charged bike doing wheelies down I-94.

So for the silly sunglasses in the Childrensfest promotion I blame Jimmy Collins for providing them. I blame Nali Yang and Susan Kim for not telling me I looked like an idiot. I blame Mother Nature for making it so sunny that day that I couldn't look straight ahead.

Anyway, if you see the spots on the air... I know I look bad. Now you know it clearly wasn't my fault.

emails: vvitrano@todaystmj4.com

 

 

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