posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 04:55 PM
Hi everyone, I am glad to be here on this site. I have been reading posts and lurking for quite some time now, and decided I finally should join and
become involved in some way. Maybe even help out and add to the ongoing knowledge being passed on here at this site all the time.
My background is actually quite varied and I am not sure if could be of any helpfulness to the community.
First half of my background: I studied and received a degree in media/film production. I work on a contract basis on a number of types of media
projects and consulting gigs. I am hoping to be able to answer any photo or video questions, or at least throw some good info into the mix since I
know there are many other members with similar backgrounds. Editing is my main source of work, but I also do a lot of camera work (video/film/photo)
and lighting/rigging. So if I can help with questions on a video and if it is legit I hope to be able to use my background and experiences to help
out in anyway possible.
The second half is very different then the first: I work in the firearms industry. I have been to many different manufacture's training programs and
armorer schools. I primarily work with small arms, such as pistols/rifles. Mostly repairs and minor upgrades. I do find myself doing a good bit of
custom work and modifications for specific customer requests and operating environments. I won't be listing who I work for directly but its nothing
special/fancy so please don't take it that way haha. I just put this part in here because I have seen a couple posts regarding weapons either
identifying them or just comments based on the main story having some sort of part with guns in it. I am obviously pro-gun and support peoples right
to arms. But I am not one those super pro-gun in your face type of people. I respect people if they are for or against guns, as that is their choice
and I respect both sides of it. I have made the choice to not only own and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, but to actually make a bit
of money and help people with it. It is very rewarding for me because I find myself on the end-user side of things and the manufacture/retail side.
I also shoot competitively in a number of national level series and disciplines.
(I also am pretty darn handy at IDing weapons from video or photos, so if anyone has any doubt or questions on a specfic weapon in media I would like
to help if at all possible.)
Once again, I am very appreciative of such a community and being able to be a part of it, and I hope to be able to not only read and respond to posts,
but also hopefully start my own threads eventually to pass on any of my experiences that might be of help or interest to my fellow ATS members.
Why I joined is hard to say specifically…but the other night I had a very odd sighting that likely was some sort of UFO or comet? I know very
little about these things and obviously won't be posting about that right now until my 20 post count..but that event the other night made me consider
joining the site for real instead of just lurking.
I hope to be useful to the collective group here, and glad to have a place to discuss these matters as not always something that friends/family would
ever understand. I'm not always a believer of everything I read..but its nice to have a place to give me access to lots of events that I can then
decide for myself.