So, most of you should have heard one way or another now that I’ll be in New York next week for the NFL Draft for work. Frankly, I’m honored that I get to attend. Not everyone from the office goes to these events, and this is the first one I’ll be a part of. I’m also extremely excited, as I’ve a) never been on a “business trip” before, and b) never been to New York City! How crazy is that? My first business trip and trip to NYC all wrapped up into one thanks to the NFL. Have I mentioned how much I love this job?
As for the trip itself, I leave bright and early tomorrow morning and will return to Los Angeles the Sunday after the draft. All week long I’ll be covering various events leading up to the draft, like the Madden cover release party where they announce whether Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders will be on the cover of the 2014 Madden game, as well as the draft itself. I won’t be writing, but shooting and editing short videos, which has grown to become a substantial part of my job these days.
It’s been fun mixing it up with video again. I definitely had to knock the rust off, as I hadn’t been behind or operated a high-quality camera in well over a year before I started working at NFL.com, but thanks to the endless videos I shot and produced during my days at Marquette, slowly but surely I’ve been getting all of those old skills back.