As we speak, April 29, 2016 is our pal, co-worker, and
partner-in-crime Gary Junken’s final day right here on the Taunton
Press. Over the previous 16 years, Gary has been the center and soul
of the video division, taking pictures and enhancing numerous movies
for Tremendous Woodworking, Tremendous Homebuilding, Threads, Tremendous
Cooking, and Tremendous Gardening.
Once I began right here in January, it grew to become shortly obvious that
Gary was by far essentially the most beloved and cherished particular person within the
Taunton universe. Watching Gary stroll down the corridor is like
watching the Fonz within the opening of Glad Days, everybody making
positive to say whats up and get a wave from Gary. My first actual
interplay with Gary was on a visit he, Matt Kenney, and I made
to Petaluma, Calif., to shoot a video workshop. Each Matt and I
began to really feel foolish when on the finish of the day we had been beat
and 73-year-old Gary was prepared for extra. I’ve by no means met anybody
with as a lot endurance and power, not to mention somebody who had
virtually 40 years on me.
When Gary began working professionally it was behind a
black-and-white digicam, however you wouldn’t know that to observe him
shoot and edit video with immediately’s cutting-edge know-how. In
this business, ensuring you retain up with know-how is
vital however Gary by no means overpassed what was most vital,
ensuring the data was clear and simple to grasp.
There’s an artwork to creating tutorial movies not solely, effectively,
tutorial however entertaining. If there’s a guide on the
topic, Gary ought to have written it. If there isn’t, Gary, get
on it. I’ll be the primary in line for a replica.
My fellow net producers right here at Taunton despatched me the images
you see above. We thought of making an attempt to get quotes about Gary
from everybody right here at Taunton however shortly realized it might get
overwhelming too shortly. So briefly: Gary, we love you and
thanks. We’ll preserve making an attempt to make you proud and I do know I’ll
continually be asking myself, “What would Gary do?”