AARP Magazine’s cover story this month, you probably already read it, is about Ron Howard, or as I like to call him Opie Cunningham.
The question I have been paid $15 to ask is:
Would Ron Howard go to work for a company that does Corporate Video?
Ron Howard went to film school, but never graduated because he had this job playing Richie Cunningham on Happy Days. He never graduated, once again proving that having a college education is vastly overrated.
Ron Howard instead learned his craft getting on-the-job training watching and listening at six years old as the one of the actors on The Andy Griffith Show.
BTW: do you remember Mayberry R.F.D? That was what they changed the name of the show to when Andy Griffith left!
So yeah, if Ron Howard was alive today – which he his – and was just starting to work in the business, he probably would find himself buried immersed in video. He would be doing 2D graphics, 3D animations, text treatments, logo animations, stylized effects and animation wizardry.
And in the evening, he would make screwy videos and upload them to YouTube.com and make pennies for himself and dollars for Google.
And I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to make $15 telling you about it.