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January 2017 - Special Guest - Bill Swan

Trying to figure out Bill Swan's rather circuitous career is a study in futility. It's probablyasier to simply consider the possibility that if you were to look up the phrase "Jack of All Trades" in Funk & Wagnalls New World Dictionary, you would probably find Swan's picture.

Swan's is a career journey that includes:

TD, Audio, Camera and Slomo for over 500 live sporting events including the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul for NBC and the 1992 Goodwill Games in Seattle for Turner Sports.

Sound man for dozens of documentaries that have taken Swan from the mountaintops of Oregon to the subterranean tunnels of the Nuclear Test Site in Nevada, as well as slightly more exotic locations like Lusaka, Zambia and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Live directing assignments that include cooking shows for Scripps Networks, Game Shows, Live variety shows, Sports broadcasts, Comedy specials, and Kings pre and post-game shows.

Numerous editing assignments including Emmy Award winning long form documentaries for PBS and award winning promos for KCRA.

Freelance credits for rock concerts, presidential conventions and debates, parades, and corporate events for Apple, Hewlett Packard, Chevron, PG&E, SAP, and many other clients.

Executive producer credits for over 800 nationally broadcast programs through his company Big Table Media.

On this upcoming evening Swan's ambition is not to lecture on what he's done and where he's been, but rather to engage the audience to find out what they want to create for themselves and their careers. The intention of the evening will be to create and motivate.

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Join us and help welcome, Bill Swan on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7pm.

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