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Lord Geoffrey

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Re: Lord Geoff Interview 2nd/8th Aug
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2010, 12:49:53 PM »
Thanks Martin for your Questions. Glad someone is looking.

- What was it like working for Disney? Would you do so again?

First off. Yes I would do it again if the opportunity came my way.
It was a fantastic experience. Not only being in Florida with all the good weather but working for an organisation that appreciated talent. I mainly worked in EPCOT at Honey I Shrunk the Audience entertaining the guest in line. I even had my own Disney poster.
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I would start my first set at 9.30 in the morning and finish my last set at 2.20pm. When I was with Disney, it was red hot on set times. You just didn’t go over your time. My sets were twenty minutes on 40 off. As soon as I finished my 20 a magician or caricature artist would take over. The one thing that has stuck with me from my time at Disney World is the end of the speech given to every cast member by the then CEO of Disney Corp. It was this. “Just remember your not here to work your here to have fun. Now go and have fun and out guest will have even more fun.” That is still how I think every time I go on a gig. I made a lot of friends when I was at Disney and still keep in touch with most of them on Facebook.

- Who is the most famous person/ event you have twisted for?

This question comes up later on but I didn’t really answerer it.
So I shell do so here.  Well in my time at Disney I have made balloon creations for a lot of well known people. From the then President of the USA Bill Clinton to Michael Jackson and most of his family. A long the way was Kevin Bacon, Robin Williams (one of my ideals) to one of the nicest people I have ever met and who sadly is no longer with us and that’s Jill Dandow. She was making here last holiday program and I just happened to be working where they were filming and got invited to be a part of the show doing balloons. Afterwards she came and had a long chat with me asking who a Brit ended up working for a real Mickey Mouse outfit. I have also made things for Gordon Brown and his Wife.
I’ll stop now as I am sounding big headed. But in all honesty I don’t know who half the people are. I don’t look at OK or Hello Mag’s.

- You have the last 2 balloons in the world, what will you make?

Got to be the Teddy Bear with a Heart.

- I have read you do some stuff with Video editing. Do you have/ plan to do your own balloon DVDs?

I have just bought an HD Camcorder and have started to make a few very basic youtube videos. Whether I will make my own DVD to sell I can’t say. I do like the Editing and putting it all together for other people though.  

- What do you carry your balloons in when you are working?

I use the Easy load busking belt form http://www.twistemup.com/busking.htm
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Re: Lord Geoff Interview 2nd/8th Aug
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2010, 04:41:00 PM »
More questions!

Have you been to any balloon conventions?
What were they like?

Are you coming to TMJ this year? Go on you know you want to!

How do you end your queues?
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Re: Lord Geoff Interview 2nd/8th Aug
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2010, 07:34:40 PM »
I don't have a specific questions, just wanted to comment that I really like your story. And one most important thing from what you had written is the comment about the Disney: "You didn't came to work, you came to have fun". It's brilliant, and a very good tip for any balloon twister....
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Re: Lord Geoff Interview 2nd/8th Aug
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2010, 12:14:05 PM »
Well here we go with the last lot of std Q&A

22, If you could start all over again, would you change anything?
No I think not. I have had a blessed time since that day I meet Lyle in 1994. He changed my carrier and my life and I thank him for it. No I wouldn’t change a thing.

23, How would you like the future of balloon modelling to develop?
It’s doing just fine without me tell it which way to go. Just all you balloon modellers keep on pushing the bounds.

24, Who's the most famous person you have made a balloon creation for?
Do you really want me to name drop?
I will if you want.

25, How do you keep the enthusiasm going & what still excites you about our great world of latex
This is show business and there’s no business like it. I just get a high when I start working even if I have the man flu (Which ladies, is almost as bad as child birth. You don’t know how lucky you girls are that you can’t get it) It’s the best thing I have ever done.

26, What inspires or is your thought process in coming up with a new design
Panic!

27, Who would you like to work with dead or alive?
Any one of you reading this. I’m sure you have something to offer or show.

28, What makes you laugh?
Funny things Dah!
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Re: Lord Geoff Interview 2nd/8th Aug
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2010, 04:28:16 PM »
Geoff thanks for taking the time to do the interview for everyone, I've had a few people comment to me about they found it to be very interesting.
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