If you grew up LDS in the 70's or 80's, you should recognize that little phrase as a song from Saturday's Warrior. But, if you've blocked it out of your mind, I will forgive you.
My brother-in-law is currently directing a revival and sequel to the beloved show. A touring revival and sequel, no less. He asked me to do some photos for a flashback scene which will be included in the sequel part. I didn't really realize what a huge load of work this would be when I said yes, but I just finished and can now breathe a sigh of relief.
First, my sister-in-law and I had to go up to Provo area with my nephew (my kids came too, and played at Mamah and Grandpa's house) who was going to be part of the flashback photos. We met up with Matt (my brother-in-law) and the actor who would be in the pictures, and went to a park. Then I took something like 350 photos total. After I arrived home, I weeded out the truly bad ones and ended up with 225 or so good ones. I then had to resize these and send them all to Matt to look at. He then narrowed it down to 42 pictures that he would use in the show and then I had to edit each of those to look all vintagy. It was a long process. I'd say it took me about 15 minutes to do each picture. Not because I did anything super hard, but because my computer is painfully slow. Someday I will get a new one, and until then, I will not be accepting any more crazy jobs like this!
In all seriousness, I'm glad I was able to help. If you want to see the play (and my pictures), the show will be touring what I like to call the "Mormon Corridor" this summer. So if you live close to Logan, Salt Lake City, Roy, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Las Vegas, St. George or Phoenix, plan on it! You can find more information at this website.
And, here are a few of my favorite pictures from the shoot:
PS: My girls were watching the basketball playoffs in the picture of my last post. Yeah, we were shocked, too. :)