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Old 09-14-2016, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:53 PM
 
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:35 PM
 
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I wish I could remember the name of the bowling alley I used to frequent in the mid-to-late 80's. I used to go with my friend's Baptist Church group that had some league there. My friend and I never bowled, just played video games and ate snacks all night lol. We used to go on Saturday nights and play Paperboy, Temple of Doom, Yie Er Kung Fu, Shanghai Kid, Rastan, Marble Madness and Rygar. There was a chubby old Black guy that worked security at the front, and used to always tell us to go back inside when we tried to go to the parking lot, so we would try to sneak out, go around the entire complex, and make it back inside without being seen. Good times...
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:05 PM
 
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I couldn't say, I attended Highland Hills Baptist kindergarten all right , corner of Southcross and Goliad but never lurked around behind a bowling alley that I can recall the name of.
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I wish I could remember the name of the bowling alley I used to frequent in the mid-to-late 80's. I used to go with my friend's Baptist Church group that had some league there. My friend and I never bowled, just played video games and ate snacks all night lol. We used to go on Saturday nights and play Paperboy, Temple of Doom, Yie Er Kung Fu, Shanghai Kid, Rastan, Marble Madness and Rygar. There was a chubby old Black guy that worked security at the front, and used to always tell us to go back inside when we tried to go to the parking lot, so we would try to sneak out, go around the entire complex, and make it back inside without being seen. Good times...
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:23 PM
 
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A beautiful picture Rancho Grande. I think you should post pictures more often.I am sure you must have thousands of them plus video too.
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:57 PM
 
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I think you should post pictures more often.I am sure you must have thousands of them plus video too.
They’re mostly old 35mm prints.
This is the inside grounds.
Truck with the color logo was our “live” remote truck.



Inside studio where we did the 5 & 10 news.

The green wall is where the weatherman would stand in front to do the weather.
There was never any maps on the wall at all.

The director would key in the maps in the control room in another location
so that the folks at home viewing could see the details and maps.
He never saw the maps.
All he saw was a green wall.
He relied on two monitors (TVs) on each side away from the camera to
let him know what was on the air.

If you ever watch the weather forecast, note that when the weatherman is
pointing at the maps, they are actually looking to the side. Some are good
at disguising it and you are not aware of this.


Closer view of the studio cameras.
These cameras were built with a "tele-prompter.”
These tele-prompters or square boxes on front of the camera enables
the news announcer to read the script by looking directly at the camera lens
where there’s a clear glass window with the script that only they can see.

And ya’ll thought they had memorized the entire script!

This is a caricature I made on a tennis ball of the weatherman
& my friend Andres Ricardo Morin.

I play tennis & for unknown reason, I decided
to make this as a joke.
He loves it.
I made a copy for myself.

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Old 09-23-2016, 08:34 PM
 
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Default Interesting Rancho,

That was certainly an interesting insider explanation of how a t.v. news studio , functions.
The amusing part is that if the newscast is indeed, read off a teleprompter that is in front of the camera why do the newscasters always seem to be shuffling some paper work before the commercial break ?
Who is Rapido Rodriguez?
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:54 AM
 
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That was certainly an interesting insider explanation of how a t.v. news studio , functions.
The amusing part is that if the newscast is indeed, read off a teleprompter that is in front of the camera why do the newscasters always seem to be shuffling some paper work before the commercial break ?
Who is Rapido Rodriguez?
On occasions, the teleprompter was manually operated by “yours truly”.
Which meant that I would be looking at the same teleprompter screen
as the newscaster.

Off camera, I had a hand held device that would roll the pages forward.
Making sure that the line the newscaster was reading was in the center of
the window of the camera lens plate screen.
This clear glass plate in front of the studio cameras with the script is only
visible to the newscaster.

Some are good at not showing that they are reading from the teleprompter.
They usually go over the script to have an idea of the stories that are being
presented, not only the ones they wrote but the other stories as well.

But the slightest “pause” on “live air" is magnified tremendously.
And they are good at ad lib or they will call for a break.

On one occasion, the main anchor fell off the chair completely and the rest
were not able to stop laughing that the director immediately went to a break.

Another time, the weather man was pointing at the weather wall which comprised
of a huge wooden screen.
The screen fell backwards, revealing the set for a musical show that was to be
aired later in the evening.

He quickly ad libbed....

"Well folks, this is a preview of the set for this evening's talent show...ha-ha-ha-...
we’ll be right back after this word from our sponsors”.


One reason they shuffle papers:

There were times the newscaster would ad lib or skip lines.
Then I would loose track of where they were reading.
Therefore you would see the shuffling of the papers which meant that
they now had to actually look at the paper script to locate the line that
pertain to the story.

When I worked for KWEX, I recall Rapido Rodriquez working for
Telemundo over on San Pedro.
He did the sports and was also with radio. I would see him on media
press conferences but never spoke with him enough to know him
very well.

Btw: Although both Spanish stations were “competition”. As far as the camera
crew is concerned, we were very friendly and helped one another when ever
possible.

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Old 10-04-2016, 10:14 PM
 
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it was called doc's arena. The son[bob] of the man who owns the lubys in san antonio lived in a big old rock house on the property. They had stables and a riding arena for shows or competitions. A girl by the name of sandra james used to keep her horses there.[names were sunny & whiskey] sunny was a paint horse. She used to barrel race on him. Whiskey was a quarter horse. Kids loved to ride him. I only knew the other folks who had horses there by first name. One was leon. He was a black man. Nicest guy you ever met. Anoather man used to come out all the time. He worked for beldon roofing. Another girls name was karen. She was pretty young. 16 or 17 years old. But she could ride darn good. She had a paint too. I have a few pics i found from the early 80's of sandra and some of the others.
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