Brian Reed (or just “Reed” to most folks), accidentally got started in the crew side of entertainment by accident in 1989- and he’s still here! Like rush hour on the 101, he’s had a ton of unexpected stops and weird routing in his Journey: theatre, rock n roll, a little bit of film work, sort of being a roadie, LA, Vegas, South Korea and a whole lot of putting people in the air at a few different theme parks and hundreds of theaters in the US.
When he’s not working he’s usually the oldest dude skating at the skatepark.
Highlights from this episode:
- Reed talks about his early days of learning the craft while surrounded by talented and hardworking people
- Thoughts about ghosts while working both as a host and technician aboard The Queen Mary
- The necessity of leadership in the arts, pulling from Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s “Extreme Ownership”
- An encouraging word to artists about what working life will be like after COVID-19
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