Val Gameiro as Poster boy for SXSW Volunteer website

Ok, this is more funny than anything else, and I’m certainly not claiming these folks consciously picked me for the website, but you just gotta love it! I know it sounds a little self-serving, but to me it’s just funny…

If you’re not attending the South by South West festival you’re missing out. It’s one of the biggest and most fun festivals in Austin, Texas.

This will be the second year I’ve shot video for SXSW, and I can’t recommend it enough.

You get to meet lots of cool people, see some great panels, and, in my case, shoot some really awesome bands 🙂

So, if you don’t have the money to attend, or you hate just being part of the furniture (like me) then, you can volunteer for them in exchange for all kinds of stuff.

That’s where my photo comes in… with a twist!

If you go to the SXSW Volunteer website, you’ll see a picture with some folks in the background and ME in the foreground, kneeling and shooting with my trusty HVX200… covering my face!

No one said your 15 minutes of fame would be all roses… LOL

If you know me personally, you can’t miss the “postman pants” I get so much grief about, and the  Firestore FS-100 on my belt.

Here’s a shot of the website:

Val Gameiro writer director filmmaker SXSW Volunteer poster boy

SXSW Volunteer poster boy Val Gameiro, Writer/Director/Filmmaker