Drew here, Joe’s first assistant/tech guy/personal darkroom, etc. I’m the guy who helps Joe keep up with all this stuff when he’s on the road, as I tend to be back in the studio a bit more than he is. I started working for the studio back in October, when my good pal, Brad Moore moved down to FL to assist Scott Kelby. Previous to this job, I was a PA-based freelancer (website), doing a lot of work in the music industry…
So, first off welcome to the new blog, and thank all of you for the amazing feedback on both the blog and website. Hopefully, all of the little glitches will be ironed out very shortly, and YES, that includes the RSS feed issue (most of which “should” be fixed right now). The amount of feedback we’ve gotten, and the speed at which we’ve gotten it has been extremely helpful, so keep it coming.
Also, wanted to give you a few tidbits about the redesigns, and say a few thank you’s. We worked on the website with our friends at Livebooks, and would like to give a big thanks to Jon Lucich, Pochih Chang, and everyone else we worked with over there! The blog was designed and coded by the great Lauren and Eric Murrell at Volacious Media, who patiently worked with us to bring our ideas to life. They all did an amazing job, and without them, we’d still be tinkering with a sketch pad.
A few things have changed around here…we think, for the better 🙂 There’s now links to Joe’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.. This handful of online sites can hopefully help you keep up with Joe, no matter where he is (and no matter where you are, for that matter). Twitter is the place to see all his spur-of-the-moment thoughts, cool links, and other quick updates, especially while we’re on the road or on-location. Facebook will be continually updated with all kinds of behind-the-scenes photos/videos. The blog..well, you’ve all come to know what to expect here! We’ll also be adding much more video content on both YouTube and the website in the coming months.
You’ve probably also noticed that the workshops calender is no longer on the blog- but you can check that out if you click the “workshops” link up top. That’ll bring you right to the workshops page on the new site.
The “What’s in the Bag?” page has always been one of our most requested items, so we moved it up in the right bar…just about any equipment inquiries you may have can be answered there.
We have a bunch of great ideas rolling around in the studio, but being that we have this incredible community here, we’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to comment anything at all you want to see, and it very well may come to life. Any questions you have, just drop us a line.
Lastly, for an update on the One-Day Lighting Summer Workshops (click here for PDF), there are only FOUR spots left! If you’re interested in getting in, email Lynn, our studio manager/producer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to bringing you a ton of very cool content in the coming months.