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A Van Morrison Moment

A Van Morrison moment is a fleeting glimpse of perfection in the world around you.

In 1984, I worked on a low-budget independent film in New Zealand called Shaker Run. As a production assistant, I traveled with the second unit crew to shoot b-roll footage not requiring the primary actors. One day we were filming drive-by shots on the snowy roads of Mount Cargill. After a few hours in the frigid weather, it began to snow. We hustled to get the final shot and return to town before the roads became impassible. As the driver backed up…

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