I've just come back from OUTDOOR CHANNEL WORLD COMMAND in Southern California, where I've been plastered to video monitors reviewing the first five shows of Season 3 of SHOOTING GALLERY and Season 1 of COWBOYS.
I am a very happy puppy! It is amazing the difference high definition makes. I watched half a dozen shows in HD, then changed monitors to watch a couple of our remaining standard definition shows. I kept looking at the screen going, "What's wrong wih the picture?" Nothing was wrong with the picture, but when you get used to the HD images, regular television looks pale and washed out.
For SG, Producer Robin Berg and I have sped the show up, pushing the envelope a little more on editing. With both shows, we've also gone through a major upgrade on sound, using a sound tech--the illustrious Adam--to mix in the field. There's some spectacular helicopter footage from Dave Lauck's International Tactical Rifle Championships in Wyoming, and the episode of COWBOYS on wild mustangs will, I swear, make you cry.
Plus, in an episode on the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation anniversary match, I get to call Congress "Jurassic Park!"