USC's Trojan Vision was invited to the 2013 LA Times Travel Show at the LA Convention Center. As a senior producer on the show The Toast, my crew and I were assigned to walk the floor to cover the show in a highlights video that would air the next week. The highlight for me was interviewing Phil Keoghan, the host of the CBS show, The Amazing Race. We had no scheduled interview with him, but we knew he would be doing a talk. We found the giant room he'd be giving this talk in, borrowed some nice chairs to make it look professional, and planned on grabbing Phil as he walked in to do a quick interview before he went on stage. Before he arrived, his assistant said no to the interview. But thanks to the persistence of our reporter, Paige, Phil himself said yes and sat down with us. We were literally holding up his talk as a room of 300 anxious fans waited, watching us interview him. He gave us some great stuff, and I got really excited when Phil said he liked that I turned the gain up on the camera because it was "good for old people." He's a really inspirational guy, especially for people like me who are aspiring in his line of work. You can check out the full highlights video below.
LA Times Travel Show