International Travel

Posted on July 16, 2011

Mike Graham, looking pensive in front of MVP video panels

Written by Mike Graham, product manager for CHAUVET Professional

Working at CHAUVET requires I spend some serious time hanging out in the friendly skies. I have had to take my shoes off at some of the worlds finest airports, and have been stuck in the middle seat on more than one occasion on international long haul flights.

The more and more I do this, the more and more I can identify with Edward Norton’s character from Fight Club. In fact, I think that I passed myself on a moving walkway just last week. So, I am at the tail end of a work trip overseas today and am getting ready to fly out. I am just about acclimated to the time changes, and now get to go back and try to get back to normal.

There are a few schools of thought on how to deal with jet lag. I think for me, I just try not to sleep on the trans-ocean leg. It seems to work for me typically, but on this one….not so much.

So, tomorrow, I get back on the big aluminum tube and breath in the same air that everyone else is breathing in for 13 hours or so. Don’t worry, I have my Airborne ready to go. I just hope they changed the movies.

Next month’s tech talk is going to by my first on video. I am doing a ton of research now and am looking forward to bringing all of you some great information on how to make video part of your show!