Placer County again gets a Gold Award for the display presented at this years California State Fair. They have been winners for many years in a row. Also they received an award for best mechanical presentation. I was there and worked in the booth for two hours on opening day, and also did video News coverage of the entire fair. Was really a kick, and we will show that on AUBURN NEWS 20 next week.

The State fair is a wonderful tradition, and gives all counties an opportunity to brag about their values, and attractions. I was surprised at how many movies have been shot in Placer County. Several dozen in fact over the past few years. When I thought about it, made sense since we have such incredible scenery including North Lake Tahoe. Also the Forest Hill bridge at 700 feet above the beautiful rapids of the American River is a major film maker attraction for action movies. The change in movie making from major Hollywood studios to remote locations has been a direct affect of technology. Movie camera’s and all equipment to support shooting a movie have been compressed to a shoebox size digital camera with a battery and chip technology that weighs about 2 pounds. The “Chip” is then taken into an editor which is a MAC PC, and the rest is up to the magic talent of an editor.

If you haven’t made it to the fair, hope you can. There is a lot of air conditioning available, lots of tree shade and several large tents with misters and fans to help you tolerate the heat.

Enjoy your weekend.

Have a great day, and be kind to yourself today!

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